Otis Releases Complete Kilgore 2011 Drill Results; Mine Ridge Deposit Continues To Expand

January 12, 2012

VANCOUVER, BC – Otis Gold Corp. (“Otis” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received the final results from the Company’s 2011 drill program. The 2011 drill program comprised 41 core holes totaling approximately 9,200 metres. In total, 28 of the 41 holes were mineralized (Table 1). The remaining holes were condemnation holes and serve to delimit the outer boundary of the deposit. An additional 2 holes were drilled as metallurgical test holes. Highlights of the 2011 drill program include:

  • The core of the Mine Ridge deposit has increased by 74%, from 460 metres to approximately 800 metres in a northwest-southeast direction;
  • The Mine Ridge deposit remains totally open to the north, northwest and southeast, resulting in significant potential for deposit expansion;
  • 28 of 41 holes intercepted significant mineralization; and
  • A discovery hole was drilled in the Prospect Ridge target, located immediately to the southeast of the Mine Ridge deposit area.

Of the final 10 holes reported, the most significant intercepts are from the Central Block and include hole 11 OKC-288 with 41.1 metres (m) of 0.68 grams per tonne gold (g/t Au), and hole 11 OKC-289 containing two significant intercepts of 22.9 m @ 0.74 g/t Au and 32.0 m @ 0.62 g/t Au.Additional interesting intercepts from the South Block, outside the area of the known resource, were received for holes 11 OKC-270 and 11 OKC-276, along with previously reported intercepts, suggesting that the deposit remains open in a southerly direction. Hole 11 OKC-283, located at the north edge of the drill pattern, contains an almost 100-metre-thick intercept of anomalous gold mineralization and validates the Company’s premise that the deposit is completely open toward the northwest along the trace of the Northwest Fault. Nineteen (19) holes were reported in previous news releases (Sept. 7th, Oct. 6th, and Dec. 8th 2011).

Table 1: Otis Gold 2011 Kilgore Gold Project Drill Results – Final Grouping of 10 Holes Indicated by Asterisk

Hole
Number
From
(metres)
To
(metres)
Thickness
(metres)
Grade
(g/t Au)
News Release
11 OKC-247
72.2
104.2
32.0
1.15
09/07/11
11 OKC-248
50.3
51.8
1.5
2.76
09/07/11
70.1
73.1
3.0
0.52
108.0
114.3
6.3
0.43
11 OKC-249
106.1
109.1
3.0
0.93
09/07/11
182.3
192.9
10.6
1.20
11 OKC-250
48.2
80.2
32.0
0.60
09/07/11
124.4
142.6
18.2
1.29
192.9
194.4
1.5
2.05
11 OKC-251
39.0
40.5
1.5
0.78
09/07/11
104.6
107.6
3.0
0.72
11 OKC-252
128.9
192.9
64.0
0.40
09/07/11
Includes:
133.5
156.4
22.9
0.78
11 OKC-253
69.5
131.4
61.9
0.59
09/07/11
Includes:
101.5
117.7
16.2
0.90
Includes:
125.3
131.4
6.1
1.14
206.0
239.1
33.1
1.27
11 OKC-256
22.9
57.9
35.0
0.88
10/06/11
Includes:
22.9
39.6
16.7
1.03
85.3
88.4
3.1
3.49
11 OKC-257
29.3
79.6
50.3
0.70
10/06/11
Includes:
61.3
79.6
18.3
1.13
11 OKC-258
6.1
120.4
114.3
0.89
10/06/11
Includes:
6.1
86.9
80.8
1.10
11 OKC-259
35.1
153.9
118.8
0.89
10/06/11
Includes:
35.1
132.6
97.5
1.01
Includes:
93.0
129.5
36.5
1.65
11 OKC-260
155.4
185.9
30.5
0.81
10/06/11
11 OKC-261
177.8
187.9
9.1
0.80
12/08/11
* 11 OKC-262
36.6
73.2
36.6
0.22
01/12/12
126.2
129.2
3.0
1.00
11 OKC-263
35.1
36.6
1.5
1.39
12/08/11
80.5
85.3
4.8
0.55
110.9
139.9
29.0
0.63
Includes:
119.2
132.3
13.1
0.87
11 OKC-265
121.9
170.7
48.8
1.05
12/08/11
196.6
211.8
15.2
1.39
* 11 OKC-266
29.0
112.8
83.8
0.14
01/12/12
11 OKC-269
7.6
18.3
10.7
1.17
12/08/11
39.6
48.8
9.2
0.81
202.7
224.0
21.3
0.77
* 11 OKC-270
164.3
175.6
11.3
0.64
01/12/12
* 11 OKC-272
141.9
207.3
65.4
0.16
01/12/12
* 11 OKC-273
183.5
200.3
16.8
0.34
01/12/12
* 11 OKC-275
29.0
35.1
6.1
0.76
01/12/12
* 11 OKC-276
167.6
196.6
29.0
0.27
01/12/12
11 OKC-280
45.7
48.7
3.0
0.71
12/08/11
62.5
93.0
30.5
0.68
Includes:
71.6
88.4
16.8
0.88
11 OKC-281
24.1
63.7
39.6
0.70
12/08/11
Includes:
24.1
39.3
15.2
0.98
* 11 OKC-283
21.3
120.4
99.1
0.23
01/12/12
* 11 OKC-288
123.4
164.6
41.2
0.68
01/12/12
* 11 OKC-289
38.1
61.0
22.9
0.74
01/12/12
100.6
132.6
32.0
0.62
 
Includes:
7.7
1.27
152.4
158.5
6.1
1.08

Note: The gold grade calculation is a weighted mean with a 0.33 g/t top and bottom cutoff. The grade calculation includes internal waste and low-grade sections.
Anomalous values are composed of an intercept using a 0.10 g/t cutoff. Partial assays of Hole 11 OKC-283 were issued on December 8, 2011.

Otis’ President and CEO Craig Lindsay states, “The Company’s 2011 drill program has been a huge success in that Otis has clearly grown the Kilgore resource with the results obtained from this years’ drill program. The Mine Ridge deposit is not closed off; the gold mineralization is still open toward the north along the controlling Northwest Fault and throughout much of its southern margin. I am excited about the prospect of adding additional ounces via expansion drilling, and am confident that our 2012 drill program will be successful in further growing the resource.”

A map showing the location of the fourth and final set of nine holes reported in this news release, as well as their corresponding assay intercepts, is displayed on the Otis Gold Corp. website at
http://www.otisgold.com/_resources/kilgore/2011_Mine_Prospect_Drill_Results.pdf.

Analysis and Otis QA/QC Program

All assay work was performed by ALS Chemex Labs, Reno, Nevada, which has ISO 9001:2008 quality management system certification and ISO 17025:2005 technical capability accreditation. A 50-gram pulp of all samples was assayed for gold by Fire Assay/AA finish methods. Certified reference materials, duplicates and blanks were inserted into the sample stream for quality control and approximately 10% of the drill samples are sent out to a second lab for check assays.

True bulk-tonnage thicknesses are estimated to be between 80% and 100% of the drilled interval, based on their estimated dip, association with diking, and continuity of mineralization between drill holes. The project’s 2011 HQ3-size core drilling, completed October 15, was performed by Timberline Drilling, Inc., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, employing two Sandvik DE-140 core drills outfitted with a triple-tube core recovery system and face-discharge bits

The Qualified Person under National Instrument (NI 43‐101) Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects for this News Release is John R. Carden, PhD, Lic. Geo. and Consulting Geologist for Otis Gold Corp., who has reviewed and approved its technical contents.  

About The Company

Otis Gold Corp. is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of quality precious metal deposits in Idaho, USA. Otis is currently developing its flagship property, the Kilgore Gold Project, located in Clark County, Idaho (approx. 60 miles north of Idaho Falls).

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

“Craig T. Lindsay”

President & CEO

For additional information, please contact:

Craig Lindsay 
Tel: (604) 683-2507 
craig@otisgold.com

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