News-Release

Harvest Gold Provides Exploration Update on Garcia Flats Property in Nevada

06/29/2006


Harvest Gold Corporation (HVG – TSX.V) June 29, 2006 (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received detailed soil geochemistry results from the first round of soil sampling on its Garcia Flats property. The company has also acquired detailed gravity data to assist in its planning for an anticipated fall, 2006 drill program.

 

Garcia Flats is located at the southern extension of the Carlin Trend in Elko County, Nevada and comprises 198 unpatented mining claims covering 16 square kilometers (3960 acres) in two claim blocks within a covered pediment setting.

 

Detailed gravity data has been acquired for the project area and these are currently being interpreted by one of our Nevada-based geophysical consultants.  In addition to revealing major structures, these data will allow us to more accurately determine the depth to bedrock and understand the morphology of the bedrock surface.

 

Nearly half of the 126 new soil samples contain gold responses and these, combined with pathfinder elements and initial gravity data interpretation, have defined a significant gold anomaly in one of the shallowest part of the property. The anomaly covers an area approximately 500-700 meters long and several hundred meters wide and features a northwest-trending zone of gold above the interpreted southwest flank of a buried horst block.  North and northwest-trending buried faults are interpreted from the geophysics and geochemistry and are thought to place controls on the anomaly.  These structural orientations are important controls on gold mineralization at many Carlin-type deposits, including those in the Rain district.

 

The 126 soil samples represent approximately ten percent of the total planned for the current soil geochemistry program.  The level of gold responses in this set of samples compares favorably to those obtained in orientation soil surveys carried out at Carlin-type mines over the past ten years.

 

A second set of 325 samples extending the grid to the south and west is currently in the lab and results are expected soon.  Upon the completion of all sampling, the soil survey will cover both claim blocks at spacing of 100 meter by 100 meter in an area previously covered by a 500 meter by 500 meter soil grid that revealed several gold and pathfinder element anomalies.  The samples are being analyzed by enzyme leach, a geochemical method capable of detecting vertical leakage through post-mineral alluvial cover.

 

Greg Hill, M.Sc., Vice President Harvest Gold Corp. (U.S.) states “We are encouraged by the geochemical and geophysical data received at Garcia Flats.  They indicate important compositional and structural similarities to many Carlin-type deposits in an area with favorable geology for Carlin systems.”      

 

Harvest Gold Corporation is a mineral exploration company working in the mining friendly jurisdictions of Nevada, USA and Manitoba, Canada. In Nevada, Harvest is exploring a large generative gold property at Garcia Flats in the South Carlin Trend and has an advanced property with a gold-silver resource at the Longstreet Mine, in Northern Nye County. In Manitoba, Harvest is exploring three groups of claims in the Rice Lake Gold Belt in SE Manitoba and is the JV partner of Canadian Gold Hunter (CGH.T) at Assean Lake, near Split Lake, Manitoba.

 

The contents of this press release have been reviewed by the company’s VP Exploration, Dr. George Gale, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors,
 

Rick Mark, BA(Ed), M.Ed (Admin).
Chairman and CEO,
Harvest Gold Corporation


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