VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - December 10th, 2012 - StoneShield Capital Corp. (STS - TSX Venture Exchange; 5XS - Frankfurt Stock Exchange) ("StoneShield" or the "Company") is please to announce the Company has added new claims at its Goldtooth project in Inyo County, CA. The Goldtooth project consists of two separate claim blocks, located 11 kilometers apart, bookending Atna Resources' Briggs Gold Mine ("Briggs").
Fourteen lode mining claims were staked during October, 2012 as an addition along the western boundary of the Jackpot claim group in the northern portion of the Briggs district. This area is covered by thin gravel and is located 1000 meters to the west and down dip of alteration and gold mineralization present in outcrop and historic drill holes.
StoneShield worked throughout the summer with consulting groups to complete required surveys at Goldtooth to modify and expand the existing drill permit prior to its planned fall drill program. Both wildlife/botanical and archaeological surveys are complete and have been filed with the Bureau of Land Management ("BLM"). Approval of the drill permit is pending and expected shortly.
StoneShield is now focused on drilling targets in the South Goldtooth claim block. StoneShield plans to drill 25 holes to test for continued gold mineralization on trend with Briggs mineralization. The modified drill permit, planned for this fall, will consist of 12 reverse circulation drill holes for a minimum of 3,000 meters, all located immediately to the south of the active, producing Goldtooth Pit at Atna's Briggs Mine. The northernmost hole is planned as close as 150 meters to the final perimeter of the producing Briggs Goldtooth Pit, currently under expansion.
The remaining 13 drill holes will test the Goler Canyon target area located in the southern portion of the Goldtooth property where four rock samples returned previously announced assay results of 18 grams per tonne ("g/t") gold, 30 g/t gold, 37 g/t gold, and
61 g/t gold. The South Goldtooth claim block has significant structural preparation, alteration, favorable host rocks and gold mineralization intermittently exposed near the range front along its entire length.
StoneShield previously announced its exploration plans over the next year for the Goldtooth project (see StoneShield news release of February 27th, 2012). In the Jackpot claim block, located to the north of the Briggs Mine, Company geologists have recommended a 30 kilometer Ground Magnetic Survey over the northern block to be
performed in conjunction with a 30 kilometer Gradient Array Induced Polarization program to outline new drill targets. A minimum 4,500 meters of reverse circulation drilling is planned to test for gold mineralization at depth in the northern block. Prior drilling in the southern portion of the Jackpot claim block saw half of the historic drill
holes intercept significant gold mineralization, including 20 meters of 2.33 g/t gold, 15 meters of 1.6 g/t gold and 24 meters of 1.16 g/t gold and 1.5 meters of 18.4 g/t gold.
This news release has been prepared on behalf of the Company's board of directors, who accept responsibility for its contents. Technical information has been reviewed and approved by Peter J. Butterfield, P. Geo, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
StoneShield is a publicly traded exploration company focused on the discovery of high- value precious metals deposits in North America. The Company's experienced management team boasts multiple discoveries, and brings over 145 years of combined experience in the mining and exploration sector. Please visit the Company's web site address at www.stoneshieldcapital.com .
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