Otis Receives Preliminary Environmental Scoping Study on Kilgore Gold Project
January 6, 2011
Vancouver, B.C. - Otis Gold Corp. (“Otis” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received a final copy of the Preliminary Environmental Scoping Study (“ESS”) on the Company’s Kilgore Gold Project from Golder Associates Inc. (“Golder”) of Denver, Colorado. Golder conducted a site visit of the project in October 2010, which resulted in a 94-page report that provides an overview of the ecological, environmental and cultural issues involved in developing a gold mine at the deposit’s location in Clark County, Idaho. The Golder study concluded: “No local organizations that would oppose the facility have been identified,” and “At this time, no issues have been identified that are considered fatal flaws” in connection with future mine permitting activities.
Golder’s ESS outlines 11 areas where permits or approvals may involve standard baseline studies. Some of the data have already been collected, but there are other areas where data is required, most notably, hydrologic characterization and baseline monitoring, a 1-year monitoring of air quality and meteorological data, a local soil survey at a scale of 1:12,000, and a Class III Cultural Resource Inventory, all of which were recommended.
The Company plans on initiating many of these baseline studies during the upcoming 2011 field season along with necessary drilling planned to step-out and infill the newly identified 250-metre long mineralized zone described in Otis’ most recent December 16, 2010 news release.
John R. Carden, Ph.D., Lic. Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument Policy 43-101, is responsible for the technical information contained in this News Release.