2010

Manitou Gold Samples 495 g/t Gold at Canamerica; Drilling at Sherridon to Resume


September 30, 2010

Sudbury, ON – Manitou Gold Inc. (TSX-V: MTU) today reports the receipt of grab sample results from historical gold occurrences located on the Canamerica Property, within the Upper Manitou Lake Area. The samples were collected during a recently completed first pass prospecting program on Canamerica claims situated along the northeastern projection of the Manitou Straits Deformation Zone.   The claims cover a number of historical pits, shafts and occurrences which have received minimal prior exploration attention. 

The Peak Lake occurrences are located 7 km northeast of the Big Master Mine, proximal to the northeast trending Manitou Straits Fault.  This summer’s prospecting program located and sampled a number of poorly documented shafts and pits.  One vein that was sampled returned a number of high grade assay results ranging from trace to 495 g/t Au, with other samples returning 125 g/t Au and 88 g/t Au.  Previous exploration reported in this area was limited to prospecting and widely spaced drilling.   The showing is amenable to backhoe trenching and will be further evaluated during the fall exploration program.

A summary of grab samples from the Peak Lake are detailed in the following Table 1:

Table 1: Peak Lake Grab Samples
Sample # Au g/t
H180454 495.0
H180432 125.5
H180430 88.1
H180431 47.1
H180444 22.7
H180443 17.2
H180456 14.5
H180455 1.6
Note: Grab samples are, by nature, selective and are unlikely to represent average grades on the property.
 

The Little Master Shaft is located 3.2 km northeast of the Big Master Mine  and is also within the Manitou Straits Deformation Zone.  The history and details of the Little Master operation is unknown as records were not preserved by prior operators.  This summer’s field work located the shaft and estimated the depth of it to be greater than 20 metres.  The shaft was sunk on a quartz vein system.  Manitou Gold traced this vein system on surface for 50 metres until it continued under overburden.  Assay samples returned values ranging from 2.6 g/t to 169 g/t Au with a number of highly anomalous samples (see Table 2 below).  The Little Master gold bearing vein is located along the flanks of a 600 metre long Induced Polarization (“IP”) chargeability anomaly.  This prospective target will be evaluated during the upcoming fall exploration program.

A summary of grab sample assay results from the Little Master areas is included in the following table: 

Table 2: Little Master Grab Samples
Sample # Au g/t
H180386 168.5
H180385 33.1
H180381 28.0
H180379 21.8
H180389 10.5
H180382 9.3
H180384 7.5
H180388 7.0
H180380 6.9
H180387 6.5
H180383 4.7
H180390 4.0
H180392 3.4
H180391 2.6
Note: Grab samples are, by nature, selective and are unlikely to represent average grades on the property.
 

A map showing the location of both the Peak Lake and Little Master occurrences can be found at the Company’s web site at the following link: 

www.manitougold.com/

The Company will be commencing the next phase of diamond drilling on the Sherridon and Kenwest Projects within approximately 10 days.  Drilling will begin at the Sherridon Project, where the recently completed first phase 10 hole drill program (1,308 m) tested a number of IP anomalies and surface gold showings.   Visible gold was identified in a number of narrow shear zones intersected in the drilling.  Assay results ranged between trace and 25.3 g/t Au over narrow intervals.   Drilling will then proceed to the Kenwest project to follow up on the a significant drill intersection of 15.4 g/t Au over 6.5 metres in hole KW-10-13.

Manitou Gold also announces that it has retained Doug Kerr of CACS International Inc. to provide corporate communications services to the Company.  The contract is for an initial 3 month term at the rate of $2,000 per month, which may be extended on a month to month basis, and also includes the grant of incentive stock options to purchase up to 50,000 shares in the capital of the Company at the price of $0.42 per share. The grant of stock options is for a term of three years and is subject to the terms and conditions of the Company's stock option plan and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.   The Company has also granted a further 50,000 stock options to purchase shares of the Company, at a price of $0.42 per share for a period of 3 years, to an employee of the Company.

About Manitou Gold

Manitou Gold Inc. is a well-funded gold exploration company focused with a dominant land position in the Gold Rock Mining Camp, located in the Kenora Mining District, in Northwestern Ontario.  The Company’s largest individual shareholder is Goldcorp Inc, who holds a 15% interest in the Company.

For further information please contact:

Richard Murphy
President and CEO
Manitou Gold Inc.
Telephone: 705-222-8800
Facsimile: 705-222-8801
Email: info@manitougold.com 
Web site: www.manitougold.com

Doug Kerr
CACS International Inc.
Telephone: (604) 315-4400
Email: dougkerr@shaw.ca


The Qualified Person responsible for the technical content of this news release is Todd Keast, P. Geo., Vice President, Exploration of Manitou Gold Inc. Mr. Keast has verified all of the technical data contained in this release.

The Company has implemented a quality control program to ensure best practice in sampling and analysis. Assayed samples are transported in security sealed bags for preparation and analysis at ALS Chemex facilities. ALS Chemex is an ISO 9001-2000 and ISO 17025 registered laboratory. A prepared sample is digested with aqua regia. The resulting solution is analyzed by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry.

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