Harvest Gold Corp. - Announces Results from Wyatt Claims


Harvest Gold Corporation (HVG – TSX.V), January 10, 2006 (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the results of its fall exploration program on its Wyatt Claims gold property in the Rice Lake Gold Belt in Manitoba, Canada. The property is located in the Garner Lake region in the SE part of the Rice Lake Gold Belt, approximately 40 km SE by road from the mining community of Bissett, Manitoba.

Harvest Gold has discovered that splays of the regional Manigotagan fault cross its Wyatt property. One of these structures is a 100m wide shear zone that hosts gold-bearing arsenopyrite mineralization. This newly discovered mineralization on the Wyatt property represents a new type of gold mineralization in a part of the belt that is relatively unexplored.

A one week program of outcrop stripping and sampling of a part of the shear zone on the Wyatt claims has confirmed the presence of anomalous gold (Au), silver (Ag) and Arsenic (As) on the property. A 5m wide section of the shear zone contained 100 to 5100 ppb Au and 800 to 7000 ppm As in one meter wide chip samples. Continuous 1m chip samples across a 21m wide zone approximately 10 m north of the above section, yielded anomalous Au (<500 ppb) and As (<5000 ppm). A grab sample of silicified gabbro from a five meter exposed section yielded > 1% As and 1.4 g/t Au. Grab samples from a quartz vein at the margin of a gabbro, located 1 km north and 400m west of the two sampled sections, contained 12 g/t and 20 g/t Au and 1 g/t Ag.

Between October 16 and 28, 2005, soil samples were collected for Enzyme Leach analyses, moss was stripped from outcrops and chip and grab samples were collected within the Wyatt property. The purpose of this work was to establish a baseline for sample control for follow up property scale sampling and determine if the arsenopyrite discovered on a neighboring claim, not held by the Company, continues onto the Wyatt Claims.

Samples were collected from all quartz veins exposed during the stripping, their adjacent wall rocks and schistose zones within the shear zone. Samples were submitted to TSL Laboratories in Saskatoon for analyses by the ICP/OES method. This analytical method provides a number of trace elements that can be useful pathfinder elements in the search for gold mineralization in shear zones. Three samples with high Au values were subjected to fire assay.


There is a correlation between anomalous gold and arsenic. Other elements occur sporadically and do not show any strong positive correlation within this data set. The samples demonstrate that there is an extensive (approx. 20 m) zone of arsenopyrite mineralization within the shear zone and this is accompanied by trace to minor amounts of gold. High gold values are present in the shear zone at the eastern end of the claims, as well as in the quartz vein approximately 1km to the northwest. Only a 100 m length of the eastern portion of the shear zone has been explored to date.

Highlights of the surface rock chip samples include:


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Dr. George Gale reports “The results of this survey are encouraging in that they indicate extensive widths of the gold-bearing arsenopyrite mineralization are present throughout the shear zone on the Company’s property and it extends westward along strike into the overburden covered areas. The orientation program initiated in the fall of 2005 has made a valuable contribution to our exploration strategy for the property. Establishing arsenic as a pathfinder element to detecting hidden bodies of gold mineralization will also aid in our selection of priority targets”.

Harvest Gold’s Wyatt claims encompass rocks similar in age and composition to those that host the San Antonio Gold mine, which has had over 1.4 million ounces of historical production. The San Antonio Mine is currently being rehabilitated. A number of other discoveries such as the Central Manitoba, Hope, Oakland-Rockland and Beresford Lake deposits have produced high-grade ore. They are situated to the north and northwest of the Wyatt Claims, occur in the same geological setting, and are currently undergoing renewed exploration for additional reserves. A number of these deposits are associated with extensive shear zones and zones of silicification.

The Wyatt claims are contiguous with the western border of Wildcat Exploration Ltd’s (WEL: TSX.V) Garner Lake Claim block. In August 2005, Wildcat announced the discovery of two gold occurrences during its first mapping program of the Garner Lake block. Highlights include grab samples with 153.2 g/t Au, 40.16 g/t Au, 29.56 g/t Au and 28.4 g/t Au. Wildcat discovered a second gold showing in an area that straddles our mutual claim boundary and represents the southward extension of the gold-bearing arsenopyrite mineralization in the shear zone on the Wyatt Claim block. Gold assays of up to 3.8 g/t Au have been announced by Wildcat following three days of exploration in the area adjacent to the Wyatt Claims.

The technical information in this release has been reviewed by Dr. George Gale, P Eng. Qualified Person.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,
John Roozendaal, B.Sc.

Harvest Gold Corporation

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