La Ronge Gold Captures Up to 93% Gold Recovery in a Flotation-Concentrate and Up to 72% Gold in a Gravity-Concentrate

La Ronge Gold Captures Up to 93% Gold Recovery in a Flotation-Concentrate and 
Up to 72% Gold in a Gravity-Concentrate 
HIGHLIGHTS 
- Two samples of mineralized drill core from the Preview SW deposit
indicate total gold recovery in concentrate ranging from 90 to 93%  
- Significant portion of the gold in the Preview SW Deposit occurs as
free gold and is available for recovery using gravity processes  
- Gravity concentrates capture 52 to 72% of the free gold  
- Sufficiently high-grade flotation-concentrates can be produced to
allow for the evaluation of shipping the concentrate to a third-party
treatment facility 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/03/13 -- La Ronge
Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:LAR) 
La Ronge Gold Corp. is pleased to report on recently completed
metallurgical testing of sample materials from the Preview SW
deposit, located in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. 
Metallurgical testing was commissioned by ALS Metallurgy of Kamloops,
B.C., to provide a preliminary assessment of the gold recovery
potential of two samples of gold-bearing materials from the Preview
deposit. Test work included ore characterization, gravity recovery,
and flotation test work. A final report of this test work has been
completed, dated May 27, 2013, and is filed on SEDAR. The highlights
of the test work results are as follows: 
Ore Characterization 
Two distinct samples of gold-bearing material were collected from two
of the five zones of gold mineralization defined at the Preview SW
Deposit. Each sample consisted of between 43 and 57 kg of split core
that was selected to be representative of the average grade of the
deposit. These samples were tested and assay results are summarized
in the following table.  


 
                                                                            
                         Summary of Metallurgical Sample Analysis           
                                                                            
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                   Au         Ag         As         Fe          S           
Sample          (g/t)      (g/t)        (%)        (%)        (%)    SO4 (%)
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Zone 102         3.43          1       0.63        3.6       0.47       0.02
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Zone 104         2.53          1       0.17        3.1       0.33       0.01
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Ore characterization work also included Automated Digital Imaging
System (ADIS) for the examination of gold occurrences within the
materials. This provides confirmation of the presence of free gold
and gold associations, which is key to understanding the gold
deportment within a metallurgical process. ADIS results show a
significant portion of the gold in the Preview Deposit occurs as free
gold and available for recovery using gravity processes.
Approximately 45 percent of the gold in the Zone 102 sample was
observed as "liberated or free gold," while approximately 30 percent
of the gold occurrences in Zone 104 were observed to be the same. A
majority of the unliberated gold had strong associations with
arsenopyrite, pyrite, and bismuth minerals, which will benefit gold
recovery in a flotation process. Two photomicrographs are shown below
of gold occurrences in the Preview SW Deposit materials.  
Detailed Metallurgical Test Results 
Detailed gold recovery test work culminated in the completion of
locked cycle testing of a proposed gravity and flotation process for
the recovery of gold into a gravity concentrate and a flotation
concentrate. Gold recovery results are summarized in the following
table.  


 
                                                                            
                    Summary of Locked Cycle Test Results                    
                                                                            
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                   Gravity Concentrate       Flotation Concentrate          
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                                                                     Overall
Sample         Mass       Au   Au Rec.     Mass       Au   Au Rec.      Rec.
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                  %      g/t         %        %      g/t         %         %
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Zone 102       1.10      235        72     0.70      119        21        93
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Zone 104       0.70      181        52     0.60      165        38        90
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These test results confirm that flotation concentrates of
sufficiently high grade can be produced to allow for the evaluation
of shipping the concentrate to a third-party treatment facility and
facilitate taking advantage of reduced capital requirement at the
Preview SW Deposit site. It is contemplated that leaching or smelting
of the flotation concentrate could be undertaken at nearby gold
leaching facilities, or the concentrate could be shipped to a smelter
for blending into copper or lead smelter feed.  
Mr. Rasool Mohammad stated, "These test results provide a basis for
ongoing confidence in the Preview project. With simplified process
options available, we believe the project will benefit from lower
capital requirements, reduced operating costs, and a simplified
operational plan relative to other gold projects. The Preview project
remains an exciting opportunity for La Ronge Gold Corp."  
About the Preview SW Gold Deposit: 
As reported in a News Release dated December 3, 2012, the Preview SW
gold deposit hosts gold resources as summarized in the table below,
using the base case estimate at a gold cut-off grade of 0.5 grams per
tonne gold (g/t Au): 


 
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                         Preview SW Gold Resources                         
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       Category               Tonnes         Au g/t  Contained oz Au       
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       INDICATED           1,958,400           2.12          138,100       
       INFERRED            3,714,600           2.09          257,300       
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The deposit remains open in all directions.  
These mineral resources are in the process of being updated to
reflect the results of the recently completed winter drilling
program. 
There are six known gold prospects on the Property: from north to
south they are P
review North, C, B, Preview SW, Clearwater A, and
Clearwater B. In all prospects, structurally controlled mesothermal
lode gold is found in quartz veins within or on the margins of
sheared dioritic-gabbroic sills and is associated with sulphides. The
area of diorite-gabbro sills extends for 5200 m in a
northeast-southwest direction across the property and reaches
approximately 200 m in width. 
The main Preview SW deposit is comprised of several sub-parallel
northeast-trending gold-bearing structural (shear) zones. The shears
trend north-easterly (020 degrees to 045 degrees ) and are steeply
dipping. The en-echelon 1 to 10 m-wide structures are persistent at
depth, and the zones bifurcate and merge at depth and along their
length. The shears comprise major and minor shears that splay out and
merge to form "horses" of un-deformed rock within the shear zone.  
This metallurgical work was supervised by Jeffrey B. Austin, P. Eng.,
a Qualified Person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101,
who has reviewed the technical information in this News Release. The
remaining technical data in this Release has been reviewed by Gordon
Davidson, P. Geol., the Company's Vice President of Exploration and a
Qualified Person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101. 
About La Ronge Gold Corp. 
La Ronge Gold is a Vancouver-based rapidly advancing gold-resource
growth and development company, focused on the expansion of
high-grade gold deposits in one of Canada's emerging gold producing
regions, the La Ronge Gold Belt, northern Saskatchewan. The Company
has significant land positions (52,932 Ha. or 131,000 acres) in the
region. The Company also holds other gold projects located in
Ontario, including Old Cabin Project near Wawa. This property is
adjacent to the Island Gold Mine where Richmont Mines recently added
a new high grade Inferred Mineral Resources of 508,000 ounces Au at a
grade of 10.73 g/t Au. 
For more information about La Ronge Gold Corp., please go to
www.larongegold.com. 
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events or results, or otherwise. 
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Contacts:
La Ronge Gold Corp.
Rasool Mohammad, B.Sc. (Mining)
President & CEO
(604) 639-4533
info@larongegold.com
www.larongegold.com
 
 
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