Abzu Gold Announces Drilling Mobilization for 2013, Targets Additional Satellite Gold Mineralization at Zupeliga

Abzu Gold Announces Drilling Mobilization for 2013, Targets Additional 
Satellite Gold Mineralization at Zupeliga 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/25/13 -- Abzu Gold
Ltd. ("Abzu" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ABS)(OTCQX:ABZUF) is
pleased to announce the start of mobilization for the 2013 drilling
season at Nangodi. The Company has contracted Geodrill Limited to
drill approximately 5,000m of combined reverse circulation (RC) and
diamond drill core to extend known mineralization along the mapped
1.2km strike (Abzu press release February 9, 2012) and fill-in
between existing holes. The data collected from this program will
enable the Company to proceed with a maiden gold resource estimate
and to begin planning a feasibility study. 
While Abzu's focus is on fast-tracking development of Nangodi, there
are numerous areas of mineralization in the vicinity and one known as
the Zupeliga target is a good example of near-surface mineralization
which has the potential to provide additional gold resources for
future mining activity (Figures 1 and 2). This mineralized zone lies
approximately 10 km southwest of Nangodi in comparable host rocks.
Soil sampling by AfricWest in 1997 and Etruscan Resources in 2007
identified attractive levels of gold over an area 500m x 400m with
apparent continuity to the northeast and southwest (Figure 3).
Trenching and Rotary Air Blast (RAB) drilling of this area revealed a
northeast-dipping gold-bearing zone 450m long and tens of meters wide
with best intercepts of 21.0m @ 2.31 g/t Au and 18.0m @ 3.35 g/t Au
(Figure 4). Splits from several of these samples have been sent for
assaying to verify historic results. Geologic mapping by Abzu staff
shows that the mineralized zone follows a broad zone of silicified
and altered volcanic and sedimentary rocks with associated chemical
sediments which are traceable through folds for another 2,000m along
strike to the south and at least another 600m to the north. 

Highlight gold intercepts in Etruscan drill results at Zupeliga             
Hole                      From (m)      To (m)  Interval (m)  Grade (g/t) Au
NRB-08-399                    24.0        31.5           7.5            1.00
                              33.0        40.5           7.5            1.82
NRB-08-400                     6.0        25.5          19.5            1.24
NRB-08-404                     6.0        27.0          21.0            2.31
  including                   15.0        24.0           9.0            3.46
                              28.5        30.0           1.5            0.36
                              33.0        34.5           1.5            0.51
NRB-08-408                    19.5        30.0          10.5            1.00
NRB-08-409                     0.0        18.0          18.0            3.35
(i) All data above is historic and was collected by Etruscan Resources Ghana
Limited, now a part of Endeavour Mining Corporation.                        

Figure 1. Regional geologic map showing the Nangodi and Yameriga
concessions: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/abs-0125-fig1.pdf 
Figure 2. Zupeliga geochemical map showing gold in surface samples
and the mineralized zone intersected in historic (2008) Etruscan RAB
drill holes: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/abs-0125-fig2.pdf 
Figure 3. Geologic map of the Zupeliga area showing the location of
Etruscan drilling:
Figure 4. Etruscan drilling with key cross sections showing results:
Tim McCutcheon commented: "Nangodi as a project has been explored by
several operators over the past 20 years. Additionally, it was an
operating mine in the first half of the last century. Although
to-date there has not been a gold resource published for the
property, it is more de-risked than it seems given the volume of past
drilling and trenching. Our intent in 2013 is to link together the
work done by past operators and compile all the data into one
resource number to give investors a better idea of where Nangodi
stands today and what potential it has for resource expansion in the
future. In addition, Nangodi is in a very prospective neighborhood
with several adjacent targets that could further increase the
resource, Zupeliga being the best studied of them. Much like Kinross'
Chirano success story in Ghana, Nangodi seems to have a network of
several satellite zones that are all close enough to potentially be
one mining operation in the future." 
Qualified Person and Quality Control/Quality Assurance 
Professional geologist (AIPG cert. # 10821) Dr. Paul Klipfel,
President and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument
43-101, has reviewed the data and prepared the material in this
disclosure. Dr. Klipfel has a PhD in economic geology and more than
35 years of relevant experience as a mineral exploration geologist.
He is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG 10821) by the American
Institute of Professional Geologists. Dr. Klipfel is not independent
of the Company as he is an officer and shareholder. 
Dr. Klipfel did not supervise the Etruscan drill program at Zupeliga
nor the subsequent laboratory tests. However, there is no reason to
believe that the results are not accurate. Dr. Klipfel has approved
the content of this release. 
On behalf of the board of directors of Abzu Gold Ltd. 
Tim McCutcheon, Chief Executive Officer 
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Abzu Gold Ltd.
Tim McCutcheon
Chief Executive Officer
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