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Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA, September 30, 2013 /FSC/ - Miranda Gold Corp. (MAD - TSX Venture), ("Miranda")is pleased to announce that Ramelius Resources Ltd. ("Ramelius") (ASX:RMS), Miranda's funding partner at Angel Wing, completed its 2013 drill program. Ramelius drilled five reverse circulation (RC) holes totaling 4,050 ft (1,234.4 m) that further tested geophysical targets beneath volcanic cover. The strongest gold intercept was in hole AW13-05 with 45 ft of 0.076 oz Au/ton containing 5 ft of 0.210 oz Au/ton (13.7 m of 2.608 g Au/t containing 1.5 m of 7.2 g Au/t). Angel Wing is an epithermal vein and sediment-hosted gold project in northeast Elko County, Nevada.
During 2013, Ramelius drilled three holes in the vicinity of a doughnut-shaped aeromagnetic
anomaly approximately 1,200 ft (400 m) in diameter at the Grass Hollow target, one hole into another magnetic low approximately 2,500 ft (760 m) to the east-northeast of Grass Hollow, and one hole into a north-trending resistivity high about 1,200 ft (365 m) northeast of Grass Hollow. All holes intersected gold at grades above 0.1 g Au/t and the two holes on the west side of the Grass Hollow magnetic anomaly intersected gold grades above 0.1 oz Au/ton (above 3.43 g Au/t). The gold is hosted primarily in decalcified or silicified silty limestone near its contact with overlying conglomerate.
The following table summarizes the six Grass Hollow holes with the longest or strongest gold intercepts and includes the 2013 holes with gold grades above 0.01 oz Au/ton (above 0.343 g Au/t).
Hole ID Interval Length Grade Interval Length Grade
(ft) (ft) (oz/ton) (m) (m) (g/t)
AW12-05 640-685 45 0.010 195.1-208.8 13.7 0.356
730-795 65 0.030 222.5-242.3 19.8 1.016
contains 745-755 10 0.100 227.1-230.2 3.0 3.44
AW12-06 740-940 200 0.018 225.6-286.5 61.0 0.610
contains 775-780 5 0.413 236.2 237.7 14.15
AW12-08 815-905 90 0.019 248.4-275.8 27.4 0.652
contains 815-835 20 0.061 248.4-254.5 6.1 2.093
AW12-12 855-875 20 0.112 260.6-266.7 6.1 3.828
contains 865-870 5 0.309 263.7-265.2 1.5 10.6
AW13-01 805-815 10 0.139 245.4-248.4 3 4.765
contains 805-810 5 0.193 245.4-246.9 1.5 6.63
AW13-05 810-855 45 0.076 246.9-260.6 13.7 2.608
contains 825-830 5 0.210 251.5-253.0 1.5 7.2
and contains 845-855 10 0.139 257.6-260.6 3 4.76
Original data are in feet and ppm (g Au/t). True thicknesses of the gold intercepts are estimated to be 90 per cent of the down hole intersections.
Grass Hollow and vicinity are underlain by a downward succession of Tertiary rhyolitic tuffs, Tertiary conglomerate, and Triassic limestone. Principal gold mineralization is in the upper 200 ft (61.0 m) of the limestone, where it is associated with decalcification and pervasive silicification. Anomalous arsenic, antimony, and mercury extend upward into the conglomerate and tuffs.
To date, Ramelius has drill-tested nine target areas with a total of 37 holes aggregating 22,046 ft (6,719.6 m).
The Angel Wing project consists of 87 unpatented lode claims covering 2.8 sq mi (7.3 sq km.) in northeast Elko County, Nevada. Project area stratigraphy from youngest to oldest is a) Tertiary felsic volcanic units, b) Tertiary conglomerate, and c) Triassic limestone. Work previous to that of Ramelius' consisted of geologic mapping, soil and rock sampling, a gravity survey, and RC drilling. Gold values from 0.1 to 94 g Au/t in rock chips occur in an area about 6,700 ft (2,042 m) long and up to 3,000 ft (914 m) wide. Rock samples of altered and quartz-calcite-veinlet stockworked limestone and conglomerate contain up to 0.045 oz Au/ton (1.530 g Au/t). High gold value rock-chip samples with 0.29 to 2.7 oz Au/ton (10 to 94 g Au/t) occur in steeply dipping quartz-calcite-adularia veins with distinctive "angel wing" textures within the limestone. Historic shallow vertical drilling targeted disseminated mineralization and returned up to 0.048 oz Au/ton over 50 ft (1.643 g Au/t over 15.2 m) in drill hole DC-7. Since 2010, Ramelius completed IP/Resistivity, ground magnetic, and soil geochemical surveys, three core holes, and 34 RC holes.
On September 17, 2010, Miranda signed an agreement with Ramelius whereby Ramelius could earn a 70% interest in Agnel Wing by expending US$4,000,000 over five years (the "Initial Earn-in Ramelius has met the US$2,000,000 expenditure requirement to September 17, 2013. Ramelius has given notice that they will withdraw from the agreement affective October 5, 2013. Miranda intends to seek a new partner to conduct additional drilling at the Grass Hollow target
All data disclosed in this press release, including sampling, analytical and test data, have been reviewed and verified by Vice President of Exploration Joseph Hebert, C.P.G., B.Sc. Geology and Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
Miranda Gold Corp. is a gold exploration company active in Nevada, Alaska and Colombia and whose emphasis is on generating gold exploration projects with world-class discovery potential. Miranda performs its own grass roots exploration and then employs a joint venture business model on its projects in order to maximize exposure to discovery while minimizing exploration risk. Miranda has ongoing partnerships with Agnico Eagle Mining Limited, Montezuma Mines Inc., Prism Resources Inc., Ramelius Resources Ltd. and Red Eagle Mining Corporation.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
President and CEO
For more information visit the Company's web site at www.mirandagold.com or contact Joe Hebert, Vice President, Exploration at 775-738-1877.
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U.S. investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC.
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