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  • Bravo Gold Reports Status of Engineering, Scoping, and Exploration at Homestake Ridge ilc.v, tnr.v, czx.v, rm.v, lmr.v, abn.v, asm.v, btt.v, bva.v, bvg.v, epz.v, fst.v, gbn.v, hao.v, jnn.v, ks.v, ktn.v, kxm.v, mgn, mxr.v, rvm.to, svb, ura.v, nup.ax, srz.a 0 comments
    Sep 8, 2011 3:51 PM | about stocks: NEM, GDX, ABX, GG, RGLD, TCK, BVN


      When will this company be finally out of total market ignorance - we do not know, but we are following this former high flyer in our Gold juniors deck.
     
    "We are searching for the value among the bitten into the dust by the recent market panic juniors. Strong portfolios, solid management and special situations are the name of this game today as usual.


    "Bravo Gold Corp
    Bravo Gold Corp. is a Canadian-based exploration company, committed to increasing shareholder value with an experienced management team that has successfully demonstrated the ability to identify, explore and develop gold/silver properties within North America.

    The Company’s major asset is the 100% owned 2,585ha Homestake Ridge Project in B.C., a gold-rich epithermal/VMS-related vein system hosted within Eskay Creek equivalent stratigraphy, which is rapidly advancing with excellent drill results. Since 2003, Bravo has completed 58,736 meters in exploration and delineation drilling on the property. In 2011, Bravo reported an updated mineral resource estimate, (NI43-101 compliant) of 191,000oz gold and 1,350,000oz silver indicated plus 530,000oz gold and 13,470,000oz silver inferred at a 3.0 g/t AuEq. cut-off in two separate deposits (1).

    Recently, the Company substantially added to its land position in the area by acquiring the Kinscuch Project, which is a 59,600ha package of land contiguous to the Homestake Ridge Project. This project contains several highly prospective exploration and drill ready targets within similar stratigraphy to the Homestake Ridge Project. Bravo plans to target some of these with an aggressive geophysical, surface exploration and drilling program in 2011.

    Bravo also has a 100% option on the Silver Basin project which is located 14km southeast of the Homestake Ridge project. The Silver Basin project consists of a single amalgamated claim of 760 hectares, Hazelton volcanic and sedimentary rocks underlie the project, which is the same package of rocks that host the bonanza-grade Eskay Creek mine farther north, which is also in the same prospective stratigraphic package as the two above Projects.

    The Company’s Nevada holdings, strategically located within the Battle Mountain/Eureka, Walker Lane, Northern Nevada Rift, Austin and Kings River Rift gold trends, have been spun-out to Bravada Gold Corp. Bravo holds a 13 percent shareholding interest in Bravada Gold Corp.

    Bravo Gold Corp. is affiliated with Manex Resource Group, a private company comprised of an exceptional multi-disciplinary team of professionals, with specific expertise in all the areas of exploration, development and public company administration."

     
    September 8, 2011

     
    Bravo Gold Corp. (TSX.V:BVG) (“Bravo”) reported today on the status of engineering, scoping work and exploration on the Homestake Ridge project located in north-western British Columbia.
     
    Bravo is currently advancing the Homestake Ridge deposits as a potential high-grade underground mining operation and, since 2003, has expended $30 million on the project, resulting in the discovery and delineation of two significant mineral deposits. The basis for the engineering work is Bravo’s NI 43-101 compliant Indicated Resource, using a 3.0 g/t AuEq. cut-off, of 888,000 tonnes grading 6.69g/t Au and 47.2g/t Ag for 191,000oz gold and 1,350,000 oz silver, plus an Inferred Resource of 4,060,000 tonnes averaging 4.3g/t Au, 158g/t Ag for an additional 530,000 oz gold and 13,470,000 oz silver (1). The engineering work utilizes the total resource tonnage in its considerations.
     
    Fred Sveinson, P. Eng, is directing in-house scoping work to provide guidance to the company with respect to economic and engineering parameters, environmental studies, and permitting requirements necessary to advance the project to feasibility as quickly as possible. Mr. Sveinson has commissioned independent consultants with expertise in mining, power generation, and tailings design/management to complement his own experience as part of this effort.
     
    Micon International Limited is evaluating various mining methods, preparing a mine plan, determining operating costs, and developing a financial model. Their preliminary mine design is based on 3-dimensional models of the mineralized lenses that were used to constrain the resource model and invokes Sub Level Retreat mining (“SLR”) as a potential mining method for both of the Homestake deposits. SLR is a low cost method that can be completely mechanized. The initial design envisages a mine plan for both of the deposits and includes three access adits and two ramps, with multiple development headings for mining with sub level intervals of 20m.
     
    Mr. Sveinson stated: “The Company’s initial goal is annual production of 100,000 ounces of gold-equivalent per year from a processing plant with a capacity of 2,000 tonnes per day over a 10-year mine life. The engineering studies are being directed to such an annual production and the current drilling program is designed to increase the existing resource in order to attain this goal.”
     
    Knight Piesold Ltd. has developed preliminary alternatives for providing power to the site including connecting to the main power grid at two possible locations, developing run-of-river power and rejuvenating historic hydro power in the area.
     
    Knight Piesold Ltd. is also determining the best location for plant and tailings facilities and associated costs, and has located two suitable sites and provided preliminary drawings. Definitive locations and costs will be developed as the project proceeds.
     
    Metallurgical Results
    Metallurgical work on the Homestake Silver deposit is being carried out by SGS Mineral Services (NYSEMKT:SGS) in Vancouver, B.C. under the supervision of Kevin Scott, P. Eng., Principal Metallurgist with Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. (RPA). Testing on the Homestake Main deposit was previously conducted in 2009 and 2010 at SGS Lakefield under the supervision of Melis Engineering.
     
    Mineralized intersections comprised of quartered core from eight diamond drill holes from the 2010 drill program were selected to provide material which is representative of the Homestake Silver mineralized zone. A total of 77 kg of individual samples were sent to SGS in June 2011 and combined to form a representative composite sample grading 3.43 g/t Au and 119 g/t Ag.
     
    Preliminary batch testing of the composite sample using conventional gravity and flotation processes indicated that an overall gold recovery of 85% to 90% to a saleable concentrate can be consistently obtained. Silver recovery to the concentrate was 83% to 87%. Locked cycle testing is expected to get underway shortly to provide further confirmation of the results and to provide input for future studies. Cyanide leaching tests and a mineralogical study using QEMSCAN analysis of the composite sample are also planned to be completed over the next few weeks at SGS.
     
    These current results from the Homestake Silver deposit compare very favorably to 2010 test results from the Main Homestake Deposit (see NR-03-10) which RPA evaluated and concluded would produce recoveries of 85-90% for gold, 75%-80% for silver and 85%-90% for copper.
     
    Baseline Studies
    Baseline environmental studies necessary to permit road access to the project and to permit an eventual bulk sample of the Main Homestake zone are underway utilizing several consultants and will continue during the 2011 exploration season. The access road from Alice Arm includes 29.2 kilometres of road to be upgraded and extended to the Homestake site. Engineering for the upgraded road has been done in considerable detail and the road is anticipated to service multiple users.
     
    A series of baseline environmental studies are being advanced by Bravo in 2011. Consultants have been retained to conduct Metal Leaching-Acid Rock Drainage (ML-ARD) geochemical analyses of the proposed ore material and along access points. As well, several surveys involving water, flora-fauna, avalanche hazards, and archaeology are anticipated during Q2/Q3.
     
    Exploration Update
     
    IP Survey
    Approximately 15 line-kilometres of surface IP geophysics have been completed on the property. Two orientation lines were completed over the known Main Homestake and Homestake Silver deposits. Five additional lines were completed in other parts of the property where known mineralization may extend beneath cover or where surface geology and geochemistry indicate additional deposits may be discovered. Results from this work have been incorporated into targeting for the current drill program, and are particularly encouraging in the area to the southeast of the Homestake Silver deposit.
     
    Diamond Drilling
    11 core holes totaling 2,765m of a planned 5,000 metre program have been completed, with assays pending. Four holes have tested several shallow targets in the connector zone between the Homestake Silver and the Main Homestake deposits, five holes have tested hangingwall structures of the Homestake Silver deposit, including the 215 zone. A single hole has tested the Rambler zone, located 4 kilometres to the southwest of the Homestake Silver deposit.
     
    Drilling is currently testing offsets of previously reported holes from the 2010 program, HR10-156 (15.6m of 1.3g/t Au and 335g/t Ag) and HR10-153 (2.9m of 175g/t Ag), both located along the southeast margin of the Homestake Silver deposit where an IP anomaly has been identified. One hole has been completed and four additional holes are planned for this area.
     
    Logging and sampling of the core is ongoing. To date 845 core samples have been submitted for analyses. Assay results are pending. Drilling will continue through the month of September, when drilling efforts will shift to the adjacent Kinskuch project.
     
    Airborne geophysics, surface mapping and sampling continue on the Kinskuch project in order to refine identified drill targets and discover new ones. Drilling is scheduled to begin mid-September.
     
    About Bravo
    Bravo Gold Corp owns a 100 percent interest in the Homestake Ridge project, located in a prolific mineral belt in northwestern British Columbia, where it has developed a significant precious metals resource to date and which it continues to explore while proceeding with mine development plans. Bravo also holds an option to acquire a 100 per cent interest in the 596-square-kilometre Kinskuch project located adjacent to, and to the southeast of, Bravo’s Homestake Ridge project, which is currently the subject of an exploration program designed to add incremental resources to the Homestake deposits. Bravo also holds a 13 percent equity interest in Bravada Gold Corporation (TSX.V-BVA), which is exploring 22 projects in Nevada and developing its 100% owned Wind Mountain mine.
     
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    Rob Macdonald (P.Geo.) is the Qualified Person responsible for reviewing the technical results in this release.
     
    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
    Joseph A. Kizis Jr., President"
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