Manitou Gold Inc. Commences Drilling on the Elora Project

Manitou Gold Inc. Commences Drilling on the Elora Project 
SUDBURY, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- Manitou Gold Inc.
(TSX VENTURE:MTU) ("Manitou" or the "Company") announces that a 5,000
metre diamond drilling program has commenced on the Elora Project
located in northwestern Ontario. The project was optioned from
Seafield Resources Ltd. in 2012, with the Company completing a
detailed re-interpretation of previous exploration work and a
mechanical trenching and mapping program in the fall of 2012. (See
news release November 29, 2012) 
The Elora Property, which lies adjacent to Manitou's Kenwest and
Canamerica properties, hosts two past producing gold mines, the
Laurentian and the Elora (Jubilee). The Laurentian Mine was the
largest producer in the historical Goldrock Camp and operated between
1903 and 1909. Gold production was reported at a grade of 0.4 oz/t Au
(14.0 g/t Au). (Blackburn, C.E. 1981 Ontario Geological Survey Report
Todd Keast, President and CEO of Manitou, commented "The
re-interpretation of the previous drilling on the Elora property has
identified six closely spaced parallel shear structures within the
Elora (Jubilee) mine area. Based on our experience drilling the
adjacent Kenwest property, the presence of a large number of parallel
trending shear structures could be indicative of substantial
mineralization in the Elora (Jubilee) mine area. A structural
geologist is currently on site to assist us with the interpretation
of the structural components of the project. The combined holdings of
the Kenwest and the Elora properties encompass an 800 metre wide zone
with a number of highly prospective gold bearing structures. A 4.5
kilometre long section of favorable structures hosts three past
producing mines and nine other shafts with unreported production. The
high density of shafts in this area is a very positive indicator of
the exploration potential." 
Manitou is a Canadian exploration company with a 189 square kilometre
land package of highly prospective gold properties located in the
historical Gold Rock District, in northwestern Ontario. This
under-explored area has a very attractive geological setting hosting
61 known gold occurrences including three past producing mines, Big
Master, Laurentian and Elora (Jubilee). Until recen
tly, the area has
remained relatively untouched by modern-day exploration, pointing to
excellent discovery potential over this large land package. 
Todd Keast, P. Geo., is the Qualified Person as defined under NI
43-101 who has reviewed and is responsible for the technical
information presented in this news release.   
For further details about the Company's projects please visit the
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beyond the control of the Company including, but not limited to, the
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Manitou Gold Inc.
Todd Keast, P. Geo.
President and CEO
705-222-8801 (FAX)
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