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Dec 06, 2011
PROMONTORIO - Kootenay Reports Multiple Intercepts of High Grade Silver Over Widespread Zones of Silver Mineralization


Kootenay Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KTN.V) is pleased to announce assay results from an additional five drill holes from its 25,000 meter, ongoing, multi-phase, in-fill drill and resource definition program on its Promontorio Silver Project in Sonora, Mexico.

Drill holes DH 79 and 77 are from the Southwest and Pit NE extension areas respectively and DH 75, 85 and 86 are from the Northeast Zone.

All five drill holes encountered consistent, widespread silver mineralization and multiple high-grade silver intercepts in Promontorio's Southwest Extension Zone, and Northeast Zone, which sits 700 meters outside of the current 43-101 Pit Resource.

(To view map please visit:http://www.kootenaysilver.com/i/projects/Promontorio/drillresultsmap.pdf)

States Kootenay CEO James McDonald "We are very pleased and excited with results from the current five holes of our 25,000 meter drill program. We are consistently hitting excellent grades of silver mineralization in both the Southwest Zone, extending from the Pit Resource, and in the emerging Northeast Zone, which sits 700 meters outside of the 43-101 Pit Resource".

"Hole DH 79 underlines the high-grade silver potential that exists within the system. The high-grade results that we continue to achieve across Promontorio's 1.0 kilometer long mineralized corridor will play a major factor in building and adding to the overall volume of contained silver ounces in the resource as we move toward a future updated 43-101 Resource Estimate" Adds McDonald.
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The current 25,000 meter in-fill drilling and resource definition program represents the single largest and most expansive drilling campaigns conducted by Kootenay on the Promontorio Silver project to date.

Upcoming drilling will continue to focus on step out and in-fill drilling off setting the numerous silver intercepts concentrated along a 1.0 kilometer long mineralized corridor that includes the Pit Resource, Pit NE Zone, Northeast Zone and Southwest Zone.

Table of the full results follows:

Hole ID

Target

From

To

Interval

*AgEq. (Ag,Pb,Zn)

Ag

Pb

Zn

Pb+Zn

(m)

(m)

(m)

(gpt)

(gpt)

(%)

(%)

(%)

DH-075-11

NE Zone

184.00

194.00

10

55

45

0.10

0.13

0.23

DH-075-11

NE Zone

241.00

250.00

9

233

109

1.33

1.57

2.90

DH-075-11

NE Zone

286.00

328.00

42

50

25

0.30

0.29

0.59

including

NE Zone

310.00

314.00

4

140

67

0.91

0.78

1.69

DH-077-11

NE of Pit

218.00

315.00

97

76

31

0.51

0.53

1.04

including

NE of Pit

253.00

269.00

16

118

47

0.74

0.91

1.65

including

NE of Pit

296.00

309.00

13

155

64

1.06

1.06

2.11

DH-077-11

NE of Pit

326.00

373.00

47

81

33

0.57

0.54

1.11

including

NE of Pit

331.00

338.00

7

161

60

1.17

1.18

2.35

DH-079-11

Pit SW Extension

154.00

170.00

16

49

19

0.29

0.41

0.70

DH-079-11

Pit SW Extension

178.00

182.00

4

44

19

0.33

0.25

0.58

DH-079-11

Pit SW Extension

199.00

238.00

39

66

28

0.40

0.48

0.88

including

Pit SW Extension

220.00

228.00

8

147

63

0.97

0.99

1.96

DH-079-11

Pit SW Extension

271.00

391.00

120

164

68

1.09

1.14

2.24

including

Pit SW Extension

289.00

320.00

31

292

118

1.97

2.09

4.06

including

Pit SW Extension

306.00

319.00

13

362

149

2.49

2.47

4.96

including

Pit SW Extension

327.00

357.00

30

212

93

1.38

1.39

2.76

DH-085-11

NE Zone

135.00

159.00

24

107

46

0.51

0.94

1.45

including

NE Zone

138.00

145.00

7

149

64

0.76

1.23

1.99

including

NE Zone

153.00

158.00

5

221

86

1.11

2.06

3.17

DH-085-11

NE Zone

168.00

171.00

3

117

49

0.84

0.74

1.58

DH-086-11

NE Zone

146.00

147.00

1

62

47

0.14

0.22

0.36

DH-086-11

NE Zone

153.00

155.00

2

79

69

0.08

0.15

0.23

DH-086-11

NE Zone

188.00

189.00

1

1520

699

9.46

9.64

19.10

*Assuming 100% Metallurgical Recovery
*Prices used in Silver Equivalent (AgEq.) Calculations:
Ag  dollars/oz               15.00
Zn  dollars/lb                0.91
Pb  dollars/lb                0.97

DH 79 returned 120 meters grading 164 gpt Silver Equivalent (68 gpt Ag and 2.24% Pb+Zn) with three high grade intervals of 31 meters of 292 gpt Silver Equivalent (118 gpt Ag and 4.06 Pb+Zn) including 13 meters of 362 gpt Silver Equivalent (149 gpt Ag and 4.96% Pb+Zn) and 30 meters of 212 gpt Silver Equivialent (93 gpt Ag and 2.76% Pb+Zn).

  • Drilled in Southwest Zone
  • DH 79 is about a 50 meter down dip step out of DH 68 with 149 meters of 146 gpt Silver Equivalent  including 50 meters of 227 gpt Silver Equivalent (60 Ag and 2.0 % Pb+Zn including 94 gpt Ag and 3.10% Pb+Zn)
  • Also a 50 meter up dip step up of DH 80 with 95 meters of 146 gpt Silver Equivalent (51 gpt Ag and 2.21% Pb+Zn)
  • Continues to show excellent high grade potential over significant widths within the larger mineralized system

DH 77 returned two intervals, first 97 meters of 76 gpt Silver Equivalent (31 gpt Ag and 1.04% Pb+Zn) including 13 meters of 155 gpt Silver Equivalent (64 gpt Ag and 2.11% Pb+Zn) and second 47 meters of 81 gpt Silver Equivalent (33 gpt Ag and 1.11% Pb+Zn) including 7 meters of 161 gpt Silver Equivalent (60 gpt Ag and 2.35% Pb+Zn)

  • A partial in-fill and step out hole in the Pit NE Zone designed to define mineralized contacts and expand mineralization
  • Successfully expands mineralization 30 meters on hang wall side

Drill holes DH 75, 85 and 86 are from the Northeast Zone

DH 75 returned three intervals including 233 gpt silver Equivalent over 9 meters (109 gpt Ag and 2.9% Pb+Zn); 55 gpt Silver Equivalent over 10 meters (45 gpt Ag and 0.23% Pb+Zn) and 50 gpt Silver Equivalent over 42 meters (25 gpt Ag and 0.59% Pb+Zn) that includes 140 gpt Silver Equivalent over 4 meters (67 gpt Ag and 1.69% Pb+Zn)

  • DH 75 extends mineralization down dip of DH 74 by 50 to 100 meters
  • On same section with DH 74 which returned 263 Silver Equivalent over 12 meters (112 Ag and 3.54% Pb+Zn)

DH 85 returned 107 gpt Silver Equivalent over 24 meters (46 gpt Ag and 1.45% Pb+Zn) including 5 meters of 221 gpt Silver Equivalent (86gpt Ag and 3.17 % Pb+Zn) and 7 meters of 149 Silver Equivalent (64 gpt Ag and 1.99% Pb+Zn)

  • Drilled on section with DH 65, 66 and 78

DH 86 returned 2 meters of 79 gpt Silver Equivalent (69 gpt Ag and 0.23% Pb+Zn) and 1 meter of 1,520 gpt Silver Equivalent (699 gpt Ag and 19.10% Pb+Zn)

  • Drilled up dip of DH 85 

QA/QC
All holes reported here were drilled with HQ sized diamond drill core with some sections reduced down to NQ sized core. Core samples were cut using a core saw with 1 to 2 meter long sample intervals. All mineralized intercepts are drill core length drilled across a vertically inclined breccia system at angles of 45 to 70 degrees. Dimensions of the breccia system are being determined. The current resource sits approximately along 140 meters of strike by 60 meters of horizontal width in a range of 20 to 90 meters and to a 400 meter depth. Further Quality Assurance and Control procedures are disclosed on the Kootenay Gold Inc. website.

The foregoing geological disclosure has also been reviewed and verified by Kootenay's CEO, James McDonald, P.Geo (a qualified person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects). Mr. McDonald is a director of Kootenay.

ABOUT KOOTENAY
Kootenay Gold is actively developing mineral projects in the Sierra Madre Region of Mexico and in British Columbia, Canada. The Company's flagship property is the former producing Promontorio Silver mine in Sonora State, Mexico. The Company's objective is to develop near term discoveries and long term sustainable growth. Kootenay's management and technical team are proven professionals with extensive international experience in all aspects of mineral exploration, operations and venture capital markets. Multiple, ongoing J/V partnerships in Mexico and Canada maximize potential for additional, new discoveries while maintaining minimal share dilution.

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For additional information, please contact:
James McDonald, CEO and President at 403-238-6986
Ken Berry, Chairman at 604-601-5652; 1-888-601-5650
or visit: www.kootenaysilver.com

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of this release. Cautionary Note to US Investors: This news release may contain information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties. This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.
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