2011

Manitou Reports 1,055 g/t Au Over 0.75 m on Visible Gold Intersection in Drill Hole KW-11-69


November 25, 2011

Sudbury, ON – Manitou Gold Inc. (TSX-V: MTU) (“Manitou”) reports on assay results received from the visible gold intersection in diamond drill hole KW-11-69 (see press release Sept 8, 2011), as well as channel sample results along the #2 shear from the Kenwest Project located in Northwestern Ontario. The discoveries occurred during the course of the ongoing exploration programs while conducting diamond drilling and surface trenching on the Kenwest Property.

Visible Gold in Drill Core

Coarse visible gold was intersected in diamond drill hole KW-11-69. The hole was designed to test the down dip continuity of the #1 and #2 shear structures, below the vertical limit of historical shafts. Considerable visible gold was identified within a section of shearing and quartz veining developed along the contact of two volcanic rock units. Assay results from this section of core averaged 1,055 g/t Au over a core length of 0.75 m. The discovery is positioned approximately 40 m east of the #2 shear zone at a vertical depth of approximately 225 m. The concentration of gold along the volcanic contact represents a new exploration target, which has only been intersected by KW-11-69. The coarse nature and high gold content is a second instance of an extreme high grade gold intersection (KW-11-26 intersected 53.7 kg/t Au over 0.55m - see press release dated February 28, 2011) from the Kenwest Property. Additional drilling will be required to evaluate this area (see photos on Company website at www.manitougold.com).

Diamond drill holes KW-11-65 to KW-11-70 were part of a diamond drill program designed to test the down dip continuity of the #1 and #2 shear structures below the vertical limit of the historical shafts, as well as the previously untested #5 Zone, which trends southwest to northeast and is located approximately 80 metres southeast of the #2 Shear Zone. Diamond Drill hole KW-11-67 intersected 6.95 g/t Au over 4.2 m and KW-11-68 intersected 1.56 g/t Au over 4.5 m on the #2 shear zone. KW-11-68 also intersected 4.33 g/t Au over 3.5 m in an altered felsic dyke believed to be the historical #5 Shear Zone. These drill holes are illustrated in a plan map that can be found on the Company's website at www.manitougold.com. Highlights from this diamond drill program are summarized in Table 1 below.

Table 1: Summary of Kenwest drill hole assay results

Hole From To Length 
(m)
Au 
(g/t)
KW-11-66 96.3 100.0 3.7 1.5
KW-11-67 119 123.2 4.2 7.0
KW-11-68 104.5 108.0 3.5 4.3
KW-11-68 199 203.5 4.5 1.6
KW-11-69 293 293.8 0.8 1055.0
KW-11-69 346.1 348.2 2.1 3.2
KW-11-70 225.0 228.0 3.0 3.1

Notes: 

Intervals reported are core lengths; true widths of mineralization are not known.
Hole KW-11-65 returned no significant assays.

Channel Samples from Sulphide Zone #2 Shear

Gold mineralization was identified while completing a series of channel sample saw cuts along a surface trench near the historical Big Master #2 shaft. The trenching exposed an area containing 15-20% sulphides with minimal quartz veins. The exposure is along strike and similar to the sulphide zone identified 200 m northeast along the # 2 shear, near the surface projection of the high grade intersection in drill hole KW-11-26 (see press release Sept 8, 2011). A series of continuous channel sample saw cuts across the width of the shear near the #2 shaft returned gold assay averages of 8.9 g/t Au over 3.1 m, 4.7 g/t Au over 5.3 m, 5.7 g/t Au over 4.3 m, and 1.1 g/t Au over 5.9 m. The channels are spaced approximately 5 m apart, along a 40 metre long exposure. The extent of the mineralization is not fully defined, as the trench exposure runs into a low swampy area (refer to plan map that can be found on the Company's website at www.manitougold.com). The high sulphide, relatively low quartz vein content is a new style of gold mineralization on the Kenwest Property.

Channel sample results compare favorably to prior channel sample results (previously reported Sept 8, 2011) located approximately 250 m to the northeast, which included 7.0 g/t Au over 3.5 m1.4 g/t Au over 6.0 m5.0 g/t Au over 5.5 m4.0 g/t Au over 5.0 m2.7 g/t Au over3.5 m and 11.2 g/t over 2.0 m.

The two sulphide zones may be part of a single continuous 250 metre long sulphide zone. The Company intends to undertake winter drilling to test the continuity between these two zones.

A summary of assay averages from the channel sampling program can be found in Table 2 below.

Table 2: Summary of channel sampling assays

Channel # East North Au (g/t) Length (m) Location
Channel A 521901 5476407 1.5 2.6 #2 Shaft Trench
(Sulphide zone)
Channel B 521907 5476408 5.7 4.3 #2 Shaft Trench
(Sulphide zone)
Channel C 521914 5476410 1.1 5.9 #2 Shaft Trench
(Sulphide zone)
Channel D 521918 5476412 1.3 4.8 #2 Shaft Trench
(Sulphide zone)
Channel E 521924 5476419 4.7 5.3 #2 Shaft Trench
(Sulphide zone)
Channel F 521923 5476420 8.9 3.1 #2 Shaft Trench
(Sulphide zone)
Channel 1 (previously released) 522080 5476620 7.0 3.5 Sulphide Zone
Channel 2 (previously released) 522086 5476616 1.4 6.0 Sulphide Zone
Channel 10 (previously released) 522072 5476599 5.0 5.5 Sulphide Zone
Channel 11 (previously released) 522073 5476600 4.0 5.0 Sulphide Zone
Channel 12 (previously released) 522081 5476609 2.7 3.5 Sulphide Zone
Channel 13 (previously released) 522081 5476610 11.2 2.0 Sulphide Zone

Todd Keast, President of Manitou Gold Inc. added "The drilling and channel sampling results compliment the positive exploration results from the Kenwest Property. The different styles of gold mineralization, including lode veins at Kenwest, disseminated sulphides at Kenwest and the Gaffney Extension, sheared porphyry at Mosher Bay, and felsic dikes at Canamerica, clearly indicate a number of exciting exploration targets and suggests the high exploration potential of the region."

For further information on Manitou Gold Inc. contact:

Todd Keast
President
Manitou Gold Inc. 
Telephone: 705-222-8800
Facsimile: 705-222-8801
Email: info@manitougold.com 

Michael Murphy
Director, Corporate Communications
Manitou Gold Inc.
Telephone: 705-222-8800
Facsimile: 705-222-8801
Email: mmurphy@manitougold.com

The Qualified Person responsible for the technical content of this news release is Todd Keast, P. Geo., President 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. Ccre samples were analyzed for gold by 30-gm fire assay with AA finish and by gravimetric methods. Samples with visible gold are assayed by screened total metallics Statements in this release that are forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of the Company including, but not limited to, the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, volatility of commodity prices, risks associated with the uncertainty of exploration results and estimates and that the resource potential will be achieved on exploration projects, currency fluctuations, dependence upon regulatory approvals, the uncertainty of obtaining additional financing and exploration risk. Readers should also refer to the specific factors disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's filings with Canadian securities regulators. Such information contained herein represents management's best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. The Company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, save and except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

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