Reno, Nevada, Jan. 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dakota Territory Resource Corp (OTCQB: DTRC) ("Dakota Territory" or the "Company") is pleased to announce results from the Company's first metallurgical test work from samples taken from its Homestake Paleoplacer Project in the northern Black Hills of South Dakota.
The objective of the test work is to determine gold recovery for Homestake Paleoplacer gold mineralization using conventional cyanidation processes. Gold mineralization is hosted in a quartz-pebble conglomerate that was derived from the erosion of the famous Homestake Gold Mine located 1 mile to the south which produced 40 million ounces of gold.
Initial metallurgical tests have been carried out by McClelland Laboratories, Inc. of Sparks, Nevada on five surface outcrop samples (composited into one sample) collected from the Gustin Mine Portal Area on the Homestake Paleoplacer Property. The composite sample had an average grade of 2.05 grams per tonne gold. Gold recovery of 94.7 % was obtained from a Bottle Roll Test P80 6.3mm Feed with reagent consumption of 0.141 kg/tonne NaCN and 1.678 kg/tonne Lime.
The rate at which gold recovery occurred was excellent with 59.9% gold recovery in the first 2 hours of leaching, 68.1% in 6 hours, 72.8% in 12 hours, 85.2% in 24 hours, 93.5% in 48 hours, 94.4% in 72 hours, and 94.7% in 96 hours.
Total silver recovery for the sample was 72.7%.
Richard Bachman, President and CEO of the Company commented: "These metallurgical test results are very encouraging and further testing is planned on higher grade components of the deposit".
About Dakota Territory Resource Corp
Dakota Territory Resource Corp. is a Nevada Corporation with offices located at Reno, Nevada. Dakota Territory is committed to creating shareholder value through the acquisition and responsible exploration and development of high caliber gold properties in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
In terms of total historic US gold production, the Black Hills ranks second only to the Carlin District of northeast Nevada. The gold production of the Black Hills is concentrated in a 100 square mile area known as the Homestake District. Dakota Territory maintains 100% ownership of three mineral properties including the Blind Gold, City Creek and Homestake Paleoplacer Properties, all of which are located in the heart of the Homestake District and cover a total of approximately 3,057 acres. The Blind Gold Property is located approximately 4 miles northwest and on structural trend with the historic Homestake Gold Mine. Through its 125 year production history, the Homestake Gold Mine produced approximately 40 million ounces of gold and is the largest iron-formation-hosted gold deposit in the world
In the 1980's and 1990's Homestake Mining Company undertook a $70 million dollar exploration program managed by Richard Bachman, President and CEO of Dakota Territory. The program focused primarily on the search for a repeat of the Homestake Mine production. This program successfully discovered significant new gold mineralization beyond the confines of the producing mine, demonstrating repeatability and the potential for additional gold deposits in the Homestake iron-formation host. This program also proved the continuous extension of the Homestake iron-formation to a distance of approximately 4 miles from the producing mine and under the Blind Gold Property.
Dakota Territory Resource Corp is uniquely positioned to leverage Management's extensive exploration and mining experience in the Black Hills of South Dakota with Homestake Mining Company. For more information on Dakota Territory, please visit the Company's website at http://DakotaTRC.com/.
Investor Relations Contact: For more information, please contact Dakota Territory Resource Corp (775) 747-0667
Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") limits disclosure for U.S. reporting purposes to mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. Our property currently does not contain any known proven or probable ore reserves under SEC reporting standards. Our reference above to the various formations and mineralization believed to exist in our property as compared to historical results and estimates from other property in the district is illustrative only for comparative purposes and is no indication that similar results will be obtained with respect to our property. U.S. investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our latest reports filed with the SEC. You can review and obtain copies of these filings at http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml.
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