Sep 27, 2010
Vancouver, BC - September 27, 2010: Kiska Metals Corporation ("Kiska" or the "Company") reports that the first drillhole completed at the Whistler Deposit, on the wholly-owned Whistler Property, has extended mineralization 80 metres to the south and a further 125 metres to depth from previous drilling. Hole WH10-019 intersected 203 metres averaging 0.44 g/t gold, 0.22% copper and 1.15 g/t silver (0.86 g/t gold equivalent) from 296 metres depth. A second intersection at depth returned a further 244 metres of 0.45 g/t gold, 0.17% copper and 1.32 g/t silver (0.79 g/t gold equivalent) from 604 metres.
"We are extremely pleased to be building upon the resource with Kiska's first hole into the Whistler Deposit," stated Jason Weber, President and CEO of Kiska. "This hole shows that the strike and depth extent of the deposit has not yet been determined and significant potential for expansion exists."
Hole WH10-019 was drilled to the east at a -51 degree inclination and is located on the southwest side of the Whistler Resource, 80 metres south of previous drilling. It was designed to target the strike-extent of open-ended mineralization on the south edge of the deposit, and open-ended mineralization at depth. A plan map and cross-section are available at Kiska's website at (http://www.kiskametals.com/s/Whistler.asp?ReportID=370037).
WH10-019 (Azimuth: 086, Dip: -51, Hole Length: 893 metres)
* Gold equivalent grade calculated using US$550 per ounce gold, US$8 per ounce silver and US$1.50 per pound of copper
Of the two gold-copper intersections in the hole, the upper zone is located west of the Divide Fault, a north-south structure which transects the deposit, while the deeper mineralization is located east of the fault. Mineralization in both intervals is hosted by diorite porphyry and occurs in association with quartz-magnetite-chalcopyrite veining and disseminated chalcopyrite in altered wallrock. Hole WH10-019 is one of five drill holes completed during a recent drilling campaign that was focused on testing the depth and strike extent of mineralization at the Whistler Deposit, particularly on the west side of the Divide Fault where there are significant gaps in previous drilling. These holes plus 8 holes drilled in 2008 will be incorporated into a new resource estimate expected to be released in November.
Mineral Resource Statement for the Whistler Gold Deposit, Alaska. Prepared by SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc December 2007
1. Reported within a conceptual pit shell and based at a cut-off grade of 0.3 g/t gold equivalent adjusted for metallurgical recovery.
2. Reported based on an underground bulk mining method using a cut-off grade of 1.1 g/t gold equivalent adjusted for metallurgical recovery;
3. Gold equivalent grade estimated based on 75 percent recovery for gold and silver; 85 percent recovery for copper; US$550 per ounce gold, US$8 per ounce silver and US$1.50 per pound of copper;
4. Totals may vary due to rounding.
Qualified Person Statement
The content of this release has been reviewed and approved by Mark Baknes, M.Sc., P. Geo., Vice President Exploration of Kiska Metals Corporation. Mr. Baknes is a Qualified Person as defined under the terms of National Instrument 43-101.
About Kiska Metals Corporation
Kiska Metals Corporation is a mineral exploration company focused on advancing the Whistler Project, Alaska, which includes a multi-million ounce gold-copper resource and excellent exploration potential. Kiska has renowned technical expertise and a quality exploration portfolio with numerous early stage exploration opportunities around the world, some held in partnership with a selection of the world's largest and most successful gold and base metal producers.
On behalf of Kiska Metals Corporation
Jason Weber, P.Geo., President & CEO
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