Carlin-type gold indicators at Harvest Gold’s Garcia Flats, Nevada property


Harvest Gold Corporation (HVG – TSX.V) Sept.20, 2006 (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received the 61 element enzyme leach ICPMS soil geochemistry results from further rounds of soil sampling on its Garcia Flats property in Nevada, USA. The company has also acquired detailed aeromagnetic data to assist in its planning for an anticipated 2006 drill program. The drill permitting process has been initiated and is expected to be completed by late October.


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 (approximately 3960 acres) in two claim blocks within a covered pediment setting.


Mr. Greg Hill, President of Harvest Gold Corp (US), states “The geological, geophysical, and geochemical data we have received from our work on Garcia Flats since April of this year suggest the potential for the property to host buried Carlin-type gold mineralization. There are three potentially significant conclusions that we have reached based on the information now available to us. They are: 1) the apparent presence of six gold target areas, 2) the apparent presence of an inferred buried intrusion, and 3) the apparent presence of a major structural corridor and zone of structural intersection.  All these features occur in an area that contains prospective carbonate rocks that act as hosts at some Carlin type deposits”.


The Gold Target Areas

The company has completed sampling of alluvium at 940 sample sites, or two thirds of the planned program. Detailed aeromagnetic data have been recently acquired and these complement the previously acquired detailed gravity data. Collectively, the data provide for the identification of six gold target areas, individually having dimensions ranging from 600 by 600 metres to 400 by 1,500 metres.  Four of these gold target areas occur along north-trending magnetic highs and gravity gradients with coincident strong gold and pathfinder element soil geochemistry. The other two gold target areas feature strong geochemical responses adjacent to north-trending geophysical anomalies.


Gold has been detected in 295 soil samples which represent over 30% of the total.  This compares to 10% of the samples from the first round announced June 29, 2006.  The level of gold response at Garcia Flats continues to compare favorably to that obtained in orientation soil surveys carried out over buried portions of Carlin-type mines over the past ten years. The samples are being analyzed by enzyme leach, a geochemical method capable of detecting vertical leakage through post-mineral alluvial cover.


The Inferred Buried Intrusion

The gold target areas occur around the periphery of an inferred large, low-density intrusion.  The inferred intrusion is indicated by coincident high-resolution magnetic and gravity anomalies that measure 4-6 km across in the project area.  The northern and western margins of the corresponding geophysical anomalies are overlain by Eocene rhyolite flow domes that are completely surrounded by Quaternary alluvium.  The source of these volcanic rocks may be the inferred intrusion.  High-contrast enzyme leach gold, copper, and molybdenum alluvial soil responses over the northern margin of the large coincident magnetic and gravity anomalies also suggest the presence of a felsic, possibly porphyritic intrusion at depth.  The gold target areas are primarily concentrated over two narrower (100 to 600 metres wide) north-trending magnetic highs interpreted as dikes or apophyses emanating from the inferred deeper intrusion.  Eocene dikes are spatially and temporally associated with most Carlin-type deposits and are considered to be a critical part of the emerging geologic picture at Garcia Flats. 


The Complex Structural Geology

The Garcia Flats property overlies an area of complex structural geology as evidenced by the gravity, magnetic, and geochemical data, as well as topography.  Major intersecting north, northwest, and north-northeast trending fault zones are interpreted primarily from the geophysical data. The geochemical responses tend to be strongest in areas of interpreted structural intersection.  The structural orientations interpreted at Garcia Flats are similar to those that provide important controls on gold mineralization at many Carlin-type deposits.  At Garcia Flats, four of the six gold target areas occur along the western margin of a buried northwest-trending ridge in an area of strong north-trending structure and inferred intrusive activity.  This ridge is interpreted as a horst and is parallel to the Rain horst, an important structural feature at the Rain mine to the north.  The other two targets occur to the west of this ridge and are closely associated with the inferred buried intrusion.


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,
Chairman and CEO,
Harvest Gold Corporation

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