April 30, 2013
SAVARY GOLD CORP. ("Savary" or the "Company") (TSX V: SCA) is pleased to report it has intersected significant gold mineralization in a previously untested area on its Houndé South property, located in southwestern Burkina Faso. These initial results are based on a total of 1,264 samples collected from 12 reverse circulation (RC) holes drilled in the Kien area of the property. In all, a total of 3,630 samples (including QA/QC samples) were collected for assay during this recently completed RC drilling program, with the results from the remaining 2,366 samples pending.
Highlights from this most recent set of results include:
| G x W
(grade x width)
“We are extremely pleased with the results from this initial batch of assays,” stated Charles Mostert, Savary Gold’s President and CEO. “The significant mineralization identified from a previously unexplored section of the property clearly illustrates that our confidence in the Houndé South property is well placed and we are very much looking forward to receiving the rest of the assays.”
A complete list of assay results received to date, as well as a drill hole location map, are posted on the Savary Gold website at: http://savarygold.com/projects/hounde-south
This most recently completed RC drilling program, totaling 3,470 metres, is part of a total $1.5 million program aimed at investigating six high priority targets along the north-northeast trending Ouango-Fitini Shear zone. The first phase of this drilling program, which totaled 2,709 metres, was completed in December 2012 (see news release dated January 23, 2013 for details).
True widths are unknown for the intervals shown in the preceding table as there is currently insufficient information. However, the position of the mineralized intervals in holes HS-RC-13-30 and HS-RC-13-31 and observations made in outcrop suggest an east dipping orientation of the mineralized zone. All drill holes in the area were drilled toward the west. Mineralization is open down dip and along strike.
The Houndé South property consists of two exploration licenses, Diosso and Mandiasso, totaling 375 square kilometres, and is located in the Birimian age Houndé Greenstone Belt of West Africa, currently the fastest growing gold producing area in the world.
Drilling was carried out by Major Drilling Burkina Faso SA. using a track-mounted RC drill rig. Sampling of the RC chips was conducted on one metre intervals from surface. Each sample was dried, crushed to 85% passing 2mm and then split to 1.5 kg by riffle splitter. The 1.5 kg, 2 mm split was pulverized to 95% passing 106m. Fifty grams of the pulverized material was analysed for gold via fire assay with an atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) finish. Although not accredited, SGS Burkina Faso SA operates according to ISO 17025 standards and institutes a full Quality Assurance Quality Control (QAQC) program consisting of insertion of blanks, standard reference material, repeats and reject splits which in total account for up to 25% of all determinations conducted. In addition to SGS QAQC procedures, Savary Gold instituted its own QAQC program consisting of blind and random insertion of standard reference material (1 in 20 samples), field duplicates (3 in 100 samples) and blank samples (2 in 100 samples). Both Major Drilling Burkina Faso SA. and SGS Burkina Faso SA. are independent of Savary Gold.
Robin Black, M.Sc., P. Geo., a consulting geologist of the Company and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release and has verified the sampling, analytical and test data underlying the assay results disclosed herein. Mr. Black has verified that the results were accurate based on the official assay certificate provided to Savary.
About Savary Gold
Savary Gold is a Canadian company with a tightly held capital structure and is focused on exploring the Houndé South Gold Property in Burkina Faso. The property is in the Birimian age Houndé Greenstone Belt, which hosts Semafo’s Mana mine and additional gold deposits that are presently subject to extensive exploration efforts (including Endeavour Mining’s Houndé Project and Sarama’s South Houndé Project, which is adjacent to Savary Gold’s property).
SAVARY GOLD CORP.
On behalf of the Board
Chief Executive Officer
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Konstantine Tsakumis, Investor Relations
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