Toronto, Ontario– Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSXV:ATG; OTCQX:ATLDF) announcesthat the Trinity Forest Fire burning in the Featherville area of Idaho since August 3, 2012 has interrupted access to the Atlanta Gold site and is severely limiting work that can be carried out on the site. The U.S. Forest Service currently estimates that restricted or non-access to the area may continue through to mid-October.
Company personnel are continuing to conduct limited work in the 900 Adit and make limited improvements to the current water treatment system but the restricted access is negatively impacting the Company’s ability to make longer term upgrades to the water treatment system required by the Court order previously announced in the Company’s news release of July 20, 2012 and to implement the Supplemental Plan of Operations.
“While we are disappointed that our progress has been interrupted by the fire, we are fortunate that there has been no harm to the people or damage to the equipment associated with the project. We are continuing to make the limited environmental improvements and look forward to resuming our full activities on site as soon as possible”, said Wm. Ernest Simmons, President and CEO of the Company.
About the Company
Atlanta Gold Inc. holds through its 100% owned subsidiary, Atlanta Gold Corporation, leases, options or ownership interests in its Atlanta properties which comprise approximately 2,159 acres (8.74 square kilometers) located 90 air kilometers east of Boise, in Elmore County, Idaho. A long history of mining makes Atlanta very suitable for development of new mining projects. The Company is focused on advancing its core asset, Atlanta, towards mine development and production.
For further information contact:
|Atlanta Gold Inc.:
Wm. Ernest Simmons
President and CEO
|Atlanta Gold Inc.
President and CFO
Telephone: (416) 777-0013
Fax: (416) 777-0014
|CHF Investor Relations
Senior Account Manager
Telephone: (416) 868-1079 ext 239
Fax: (416) 868-6198
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