Increases Exploration at Lordsburg,
Vancouver, B.C., September 17, 2008 - Entr�e Gold Inc. (TSX:ETG;
AMEX:EGI; Frankfurt:EKA - "Entr�e" or the "Company") has
increased its U.S.
exploration budget by US$1.2 million. These funds will be used to advance
exploration at the Company's Lordsburg project in southwestern New
Mexico. Lordsburg is located within a SE-trending belt
which hosts several large current and past copper producers, including Freeport
McMoran's Morenci, Tyrone and Safford operations.
claims cover 3,885 ha (9,600 acres) adjacent to the historic Lordsburg
copper-gold-silver district. From 1880 through to 1975, the district
produced approximately 3.96 million tonnes averaging 2.25% Cu, 52 g/t Ag (1.51
oz/ton), and 1.90 g/t Au (0.055 oz/ton) with minor lead and zinc.
Production was from high grade easterly and northeasterly trending veins.
Entr�e is evaluating the potential for larger tonnage porphyry targets.
Entr�e has signed a
contract for a minimum 2,500 metre diamond drill program. Drilling is
anticipated to commence early in the fourth quarter, subject to permit approval
from the Bureau of Land Management and the State of New
geological and geochemical work to date, including detailed induced
polarization ("IP"), has outlined several chargeability anomalies
under younger cover rocks. An additional 45 line-kilometres of IP/Resistivity
and Natural Source AMT surveys have recently been completed to further
delineate the two of the three strongest chargeability anomalies. All
three of the targets occur at depths of 200 to 400 metres below the surface and
lie within an east-west corridor that extends for 8.5 kilometres (5
and geochemical sampling were conducted in conjunction with the geophysical
surveys. A total of 163 rock samples and 1,361 soil and soil pH samples
were collected as part of the target evaluation.
The western target,
which represents the largest of the chargeability anomalies, coincides in part
with an area of tourmaline and secondary biotite alteration, moderate to strong
epidote alteration and peripheral quartz-calcite veining. Anomalous
copper values in grab samples collected in this area range in value from 0.12 -
2.78% Cu (average 0.72% Cu in 41samples).
geophysical targets are shown on a map posted on www.entreegold.com.
P.Geo., Entr�e's Vice-President, Exploration, a qualified person as defined by
NI 43-101, supervised the preparation of the technical information in this news
ABOUT ENTR�E GOLD
Entr�e Gold Inc. is
a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the worldwide exploration and
development of gold and copper prospects. Most notably, the Company is a large
landholder in Mongolia,
where it holds three exploration licenses that comprise the 179,590-hectare
Lookout Hill property. Lookout Hill completely surrounds the
8,500-hectare Oyu Tolgoi project of Ivanhoe Mines, and hosts the Hugo North
Extension of the Hugo Dummett deposit and the newly discovered Heruga deposit.
continues to explore its large landholdings in Mongolia
as well, including the coal discovery Nomkhon Bohr. Entr�e is also
evaluating new opportunities throughout the region and elsewhere in Asia.
Entr�e plans to explore the Huaixi copper project in Zhejiang
Province in China,
under the terms of an agreement with the No. 11 Geological Brigade. In
North America, the Company is exploring for copper-molybdenum porphyry systems
in the southwest USA.
The Company is also
seeking additional opportunities to utilize its expertise in exploring for deep
and/or concealed ore deposits. With a treasury in excess of $60 million,
the Company is well funded for future activities.
Ivanhoe Mines and
Rio Tinto are major shareholders of Entr�e, holding approximately 15% and 16%
of issued and outstanding shares respectively.
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