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Scorpio Gold (TSXV:SGN) announced that its drilling program for 2015 at the Mineral Ridge Project in Nevada has begun. With a budget of US$4 million, drilling of 528 holes totalling approximately 175,000 feet (53,000 meters) is planned, building on the success of the 2014 program.

Scorpio Gold (TSXV:SGN) announced that its drilling program for 2015 at the Mineral Ridge Project in Nevada has begun. With a budget of US$4 million, drilling of 528 holes totalling approximately 175,000 feet (53,000 meters) is planned, building on the success of the 2014 program.

Scorpio Gold released results from its 2014 program on the NW Brodie trend in January, which included intersections of 9.12 g/t gold over 4.57 meters and 13.10 g/t gold over 3.05 meters. In March, the Company announced a financing with Coral Reef Capital LLC, whereby Coral Reef will hold 49.8% of Scorpio Gold’s outstanding shares.

As quoted in the press release:

Three reverse circulation (“RC”) drill rigs are currently operating on the planned 528 hole program totalling approximately 175,000 feet (53,000 meters). The 2015 program builds on the success of the 2014 program that included a combination of RC and oriented core drilling. Final results of the 2014 program are pending and will be released in the weeks ahead.

2015 Drilling Program:

Budget: US$4 M
Infill drilling: 108 holes; average depth 260 feet (80 meters)
Development drilling: 243 holes; average depth 340 feet (100 meters)
Exploration drilling: 177 holes; average depth 360 feet (110 meters)

Infill and development drilling will focus on delineating and expanding areas of known mineralization proximal to existing production pits and satellite deposits. The exploration drilling has been designed to quickly identify and delineate new open pit targets for potential development within the existing Plan of Operation permit boundary. The exploration targets have been derived from a combination of geophysical signatures, geological interpretation from oriented drill core, field mapping and soil and rock chip anomalies. A portion of the US4 M budget for the 2015 drilling is intended to come from the recently announced financing with Coral Reef Capital.

Scorpio Gold CEO, Peter J. Hawley, said:

The 2015 drill program is our largest to date at Mineral Ridge and includes a substantial component of exploration drilling. This campaign represents a shift in our prior strategy from drilling deeper holes to explore for mineralization both within and below conventional open pit designs, to focusing only on shallow mineralization that is amenable to open pit mining. This change in strategy will enable the Company to drill a greater number of holes in a shorter period of time and is better aligned with our current production plans at Mineral Ridge. Our goal in 2015 is to quickly add open pit accessible mineralized material to the resource and reserve base in the most cost effective way possible.

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