- Wide spaced soil sampling identifies ten new Tier 1 Carlin-type pathfinder±gold anomalies within the Nadaleen Trend;
- Follow-up exploration of two 2011 Nadaleen Trend anomalies late in the 2012 field season resulted in the drill discovery of the Anubis and Sunrise Zones (Anubis discovery hole AN-12-001 intersected 8.51 m of 19.85 g/t gold and Sunrise discovery hole OS-12-114 intersected 14.86 m of 10.54 g/t gold);
- Detailed follow-up work at the Pharaoh target 13 km northeast of the Osiris area identified Carlin-type mineralization and quartz veins with visible gold. Grab samples from the quartz vein material returned grades up to 79.40 g/t gold;
- Prospecting of a 5.6 km long intermittent gold geochemical anomaly 3 km south of the Tiger Deposit in the Rau Trend resulted in the discovery of the Bengal Showing where outcrop channel samples returned grades greater than 3 g/t gold;
- Property-wide stream sediment geochemical surveys have identified 21 anomalous drainages on the property outside the Nadaleen and Rau Trends for follow-up in 2013; and,
- Reconnaissance stream silt sampling and geological interpretation beyond the property boundary led to the staking of 84 sq/km of unexplored anomalous drainage basins with favourable Carlin-style geology.
"The ability to consistently make significant new discoveries like Anubis, Pharaoh, Sunrise and Bengal is testimony to the district-scale potential of both trends," states Graham Downs, ATAC's CEO. "With virtually no historical gold exploration along the Rackla Gold Belt and only approximately 16% of the belt having now been geochemically surveyed, we are very optimistic that our ongoing systematic exploration will continue to produce additional discoveries."