Vancouver, Canada – May 3, 2010 – Dr. Greg Myers, President and CEO of Caza Gold Corp., provides the following review of Caza's accomplishments in 2009 and the outlook for 2010.
2009 Highlights and Review
In 2009, Caza Gold Corp. acquired two gold exploration projects in Chihuahua, Mexico. The first acquisition was the Moris Exploration properties that are located in a well-mineralized region of western Chihuahua where several companies including Hochschild, Gammon Gold, Agnico Eagle, and Minefinders all have mining operations.
The 47,433 hectare Moris land package encompasses several prospective gold areas including three principal sub-districts, Moris, Tecolote, and La Cienega-Balleza. The Moris properties are adjacent to the Hochschild open-pit heap leach gold mining operation that produces 25,000 oz gold per year.
The second acquisition was the 791 hectare Santiago Fraction property located in the Batopilas silver-gold district of south-western Chihuahua. The Santiago Fraction surrounds Caza's Santiago Property which is a high grade gold project (962 hectares).
The Santiago properties cover two prominent iron oxide-silica-clay alteration zones, one of which surrounds multiple parallel, gold-bearing, quartz-sulfide veins. These properties have been owned by the same family for over 100 years and have never been explored by modern methods. In March 2006, the SGM (Mexican Geological Survey) carried out a rock sampling program of the Cliff Zone at Santiago and reported a 200 m long by 100 m wide by 70 m deep mineralized zone with potential to host both bulk tonnage and high grade gold vein deposits.
Finally, the company arranged and closed a CA$200,000 private placement financing, consisting of 800,000 units priced at CDN$0.25 per unit, that was used for exploration and working capital.
2010 Q1 Review and Q2 Outlook
In January, Bradford Cooke, Chairman of Caza Gold, announced two key new appointments to its senior management team. Dr. Greg Myers, Ph.D. was appointed as the new President and CEO, and Jim Robinson, B.Sc. became the new Vice President, Exploration.
Dr. Myers, brings Caza a wealth of experience in the mining business, ranging from regional prospecting to project exploration to mine-site operations. He has been responsible for exploration programs that resulted in new mineral discoveries and mine reserve expansions, and mine feasibility studies that resulted in the construction of new gold mines.
Jim Robinson, has 34 years of experience in mineral exploration, the last 15 years as Vice President, Exploration for Northair Mines Ltd. in Mexico. He has worked as a geologist in underground and open pit
gold mines and his strengths include prospect generation, evaluation, acquisition and exploration for precious metals.
Santiago Sampling Results and NI 43-101 Technical Report
The 2009 Santiago exploration program consisted of additional mapping and sampling of the two altered and mineralized zones. Two hundred and fifty two samples were collected in the Cliff Zone and 326 samples were collected along the Road Zone to the west. Cliff Zone samples returned assays up to 144 grams per tonne (gpt) over 1.5 meters from the three main gold bearing quartz veins. Road Zone samples returned highly anomalous bismuth analyses ranging from 3 to 392 ppm. Since anomalous gold has a strong correlation with anomalous bismuth at Santiago, the Road Zone may be a 625 meter SW extension of the Cliff Zone.
The main showings on the property are auriferous quartz veins up to two meters in width within 20 to 50 meter wide shear zones hosted in andesite pyroclastic rocks of the Tertiary Lower Volcanic Sequence. The shear zones and quartz veins trend N70°E and dip steeply north. There are three main mineralized zones known on the property; Veta Blanca, Los Tajos, and Mata Hambre/Veta Verde that outcrop on the northeast side of a steep sided, northwest trending ridge (the Cliff Zone). Multiple chip and channel samples exceeding 10 g/t gold have been taken over mineable widths from all three of these zones, including assays up to 144 gpt gold over 1.5 meters. A granodiorite intrusion with sparse quartz veinlets outcrops on the southwest side of the ridge and may be the source of the mineralization.
An initial drill program of 2,000 meters is recommended to test the mineralized zones on the Santiago property. This drilling can be carried out from the existing road and an older road below it on the southwest side of the ridge, but a new road or helicopter supported set-ups will be needed on the northeast side of the ridge. This program is estimated to cost $500,000 and take about 10 weeks to complete.
Non-Brokered Private Placement Raises $700,000 CDN
Caza is pleased to announce the closing of a private placement on April 30, 2010. The placement will issue 2,830,501 units @ $0.25 CDN with each unit including a half warrant @ $0.35 CDN for 18 months. The funds will be used to further the exploration program at the Santiago Property and the Balleza Project near La Cienega, and provide general working capital.
Caza intends to file a Prospectus for Caza's application to the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange (TSX-V) for a public listing. The Company is planning an aggressive exploration program for 2010 pending the successful completion of the IPO. Caza currently has the funds to continue the mapping and sampling programs on the Santiago and Balleza projects in preparation for fall drilling programs. Caza has also initiated an acquisition program and is currently reviewing gold projects in Mexico and Central America.
Greg Myers, Ph.D. P. Geo is the Qualified Person who reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.
Caza Gold Corp. is an unlisted gold exploration company that was spun out of Canarc Resource Corp. to Canarc shareholders in order to facilitate the financing, acquisition and exploration of strategic gold properties in Mexico. Our goal is to create shareholder value by discovering gold deposits that have the potential to become large tonnage or high grade, profitable gold mines.
CAZA GOLD CORP.
/s/ Greg Myers
President and CEO
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