Sandstorm Gold Announces 13.4 g/t Over 9.5 Metres at Bachelor Lake

      Sandstorm Gold Announces 13.4 g/t Over 9.5 Metres at Bachelor Lake  PR Newswire  VANCOUVER, Jan. 16, 2014  VANCOUVER, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Sandstorm Gold Ltd. ("Sandstorm") (NYSE MKT: SAND, TSX: SSL) is pleased to announce drilling results from the ongoing underground drilling program at the Bachelor Lake Mine ("Bachelor"), owned and operated by Metanor Resources Inc. ("Metanor") (TSX-V: MTO). Metanor is completing underground exploration drilling to extend the known mineralized zones and increase the mineral resources at Bachelor. Significant intersections from the drilling program are summarized in the table below:  Hole   From (m) To (m) Width (m) Au Grade (g/t) Zone 10-07  24.0     27.9   3.9       10.0           H 10-09  17.2     19.1   1.9       14.5           H 10-10  26.0     30.5   4.5       15.0           H 10-11  22.6     26.5   3.9       4.3            H 10-12  38.2     47.7   9.5       13.4           H 12-205 77.4     81.9   4.5       9.4            06 13-104 12.2     17.8   5.6       18.7           E 13-105 19.9     26.2   6.3       6.0            E 13-106 5.1      13.2   8.1       5.8            E 13-108 7.1      18.3   11.3      6.0            06 13-109 13.3     22.7   9.4       5.2            06 13-110 19.9     22.0   2.1       4.1            06 13-118 16.0     18.0   2.0       8.5            06 13-119 8.2      16.1   7.9       5.4            06 13-120 9.9      18.7   8.8       7.2            06 13-121 14.4     21.4   7.0       6.8            06 14-39  130.0    136.5  6.5       10.0           E 14-40  135.0    138.9  3.9       13.0           E 14-41  141.8    143.6  1.8       5.1            E 14-45  151.2    162.2  10.9      6.7            E 14-47  180.6    181.8  1.3       4.1            E 14-52  188.5    190.9  2.4       6.1            E 14-53  193.0    195.9  2.8       4.9            E  Recent drilling has focused on the Main vein in the Hewfran sector, identified as H in the table  above, which is the  lateral extension immediately west  of  the Main vein at  Bachelor. The 06  zone corresponds to a  new sector of  the  mine, west of the  known sector on  levels 13 and 14.  Other drill holes  from  level 13 targeted the upper extension of the E zone where a drift on level  13  exposed a gold structure (see Metanor  press release dated August 22,  2013).  The  drilling   activity   has  confirmed   the   continuity  of   this   gold  mineralization, both downward and upward.  Sandstorm's President  &  CEO, Nolan  Watson  commented, "The  positive  drill  results and  continued  ramp  up  of  gold  production  at  Bachelor  Lake  is  encouraging for Sandstorm shareholders."  Sandstorm has a gold stream agreement to purchase 20% of the life of mine gold produced at Bachelor, at a per ounce price of US$500 per ounce.  Pascal Hamelin,  P.Eng,  Vice-president  of  Operations  at  Metanor,  is  the  Qualified Person under NI 43-101  responsible for reviewing and approving  the  technical information contained in this news release.  ABOUT SANDSTORM GOLD  Sandstorm Gold Ltd. is  a gold streaming  company. Sandstorm provides  upfront  financing to gold mining companies that are looking for capital and in return, receives a gold streaming agreement. This agreement gives Sandstorm the  right  to purchase a percentage of the gold produced from a mine, for the life of the mine, at a fixed price per ounce. Sandstorm has acquired a portfolio of  eight  gold streams  and  twenty-seven  gold  royalties, of  which  thirteen  of  the  underlying mines are producing gold. Sandstorm plans to grow and diversify its low cost  production  profile  through  the  acquisition  of  additional  gold  streams.  Sandstorm is  focused  on  low  cost  operations  with  excellent  exploration  potential and strong  management teams.  Sandstorm has  completed gold  stream  agreements with Brigus Gold Corp., Entrée Gold Inc., Luna Gold Corp.,  Metanor  Resources Inc., Mutiny  Gold Ltd., Rambler  Metals and Mining  plc., Santa  Fe  Gold Corp., and SilverCrest Mines Inc.  For more information visit:  CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION  This press release contains  "forward-looking statements", within the  meaning  of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of  1934,  the Private Securities Litigation Reform  Act of 1995 and applicable  Canadian  securities legislation,  concerning  the business,  operations  and  financial  performance   and   condition   of   Sandstorm   Gold   Ltd.    ("Sandstorm").  Forward-looking statements include,  but are not  limited to, statements  with  respect to the future  price of gold, the  estimation of mineral reserves  and  resources, realization of mineral reserve estimates, and the timing and amount of estimated future production.  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