Sunridge Gold Begins Drilling Gold Cap at Kodadu, Asmara Projec

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Sunridge Gold Begins Drilling Gold Cap at Kodadu, Asmara Project, Eritrea 
Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA, January 23, 2013 /FSC/ - Sunridge Gold Corp.
(SGC:TSX.V/SGCNF:OTCQX)(the "Company" or "Sunridge")is pleased to announce that
a reverse-circulation drill program has commenced on the Kodadu
volcanogenic-massive sulphide (VMS) target located on the Company's Asmara
Project in Eritrea, East Africa. 
The program consisting of approximately 20 drill holes is specifically targeting
the oxide gold cap within the upper oxidized zones (known as gossans) of the
Kodadu VMS mineral occurrence. The goal of the program is to rapidly define a
resource that could be mined as feed to a central gold plant near the large Emba
Derho deposit. 
"Although Sunridge's main focus has recently been completing the Asmara Project
feasibility study and moving the four established deposits on the Asmara Project
toward production, it is important to realize that the area remains highly
prospective for new gold and base metal deposits" states Michael Hopley,
Sunridge's President and CEO. 
The Kodadu VMS target is located approximately 25 kilometres south of the Emba
Derho copper-zinc-gold-silver deposit. Several gossans trend north-northeast for
over a 1.2 kilometre strike length with an average width of 10 metres and about
35 metres deep. A recent (2009) Sunridge trenching program in which 87 samples
were taken, returned 28 gold values of over 0.2g/t and the best values were
10.67g/t over 14.7m, 2.3g/t over 8m and 1.79 g/t over 13.3m. 
Gold mineralization that has been identified in a one kilometre shear zone
running parallel and about 100 metres west of the Kodadu gossans will also be
drill tested.  Geological mapping has shown the zone to be approximately 30
metres wide and historic gold values from trenches sampled by a previous
operator are reported as 3.85g/t over 50m; 2.05g/t over 50m; and 11.87g/t over
Qualified Person 
Mr. Michael J. Hopley is the Qualified Person who approved the technical
information contained in this news release. 
About Sunridge: 
Sunridge is a mineral exploration and development company focused on the
acquisition, exploration, discovery and development of base and precious metal
deposits on the Asmara Project in Eritrea and exploration properties in
Madagascar.  Sunridge currently has approximately 175 million shares outstanding
and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SGC.  For additional
information on the Company and its projects please view the slide show on our
website at or call Greg Davis at the numbers listed below. 
"Michael Hopley"
 Michael Hopley, President and Chief Executive Officer 
For further information contact: 
Greg Davis, VP Business Development 
Tel:  604-688-1263 (direct) 
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