Atlanta Gold Inc. (ATG) announces the commencement of diamond drilling at its Atlanta Gold property (“Atlanta”) in Elmore County, Idaho. The Company has planned at least 3 drilling programs and expects to drill throughout the remainder of 2007.
Phase I of the 2007 drilling program will include 39 holes of N-sized core (1 7/8 inches in diameter) and will total 12,800 feet of drilling from surface to an average depth of approximately 300 feet. Phase I of the program which is based on a review of all geological data and a recent detailed mapping program will test for mineralization along strike and vertically below the zone, and is expected to be completed by the end of July. Historic underground mine workings and drill results suggest, and Phase I of the drilling program is designed to confirm, continuity of mineralization along strike and at depth. Phase II drilling and preliminary metallurgical test work will be designed when drill results from Phase I are received. Assay results from Phase I of the drill program are expected by late August.
The Company completed access trails to drill platform areas, constructed drill platforms and purchased a Hagby 1000-3 drill rig in May 2007. The first drill platform and the drill rig can be viewed at http://www.atgoldinc.com/newreleases/20070611-drill.jpg. This drill rig was specifically selected to minimize disturbance due to its small ground footprint and low operating noise level. It is being operated by an experienced drill crew hired from the local area. The drill will have minimal environmental impact and this is consistent with the Company’s policy of careful environmental stewardship.
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