Reunion Gold Provides Further Drilling Results on its Matthews Ridge Manganese Project

Marketwire - Canada

LONGUEUIL, CANADA--(Marketwire - June 13, 2012) - Reunion Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:RGD) ("Reunion or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on its exploration activities at the Matthews Ridge manganese project in Guyana, South America.

The Company has completed a total of 43,444 meters of diamond drilling in 669 holes and 17,361 meters of reverse circulation drilling in 283 shallow holes. There are currently four diamond drill rigs working at the project.

Reunion has to date received complete assay results from 556 drill holes, of which 243 were previously released. Results from 98 diamond drill holes and 215 reverse circulation drill holes completed in 2011 and 2012 are reported in this press release. Manganese mineralisation was intersected in 88% of all drill holes, with most intersections starting from surface outcrops in trenches. Highlights of the most significant assay results are presented in Table 1. Refer to Appendix 1 for complete new results.

Table 1 (1)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------                                          Manganese Intersection---------------------------------------------------------------------------                Target       Total     From        To     Lenght      Grade  Hole ID         hill  length (m)       (m)       (m)        (m)     (Mn%)---------------------------------------------------------------------------                               Diamond Drill Holes---------------------------------------------------------------------------  11MR0035A        H9N       51.50      0.00     17.46      17.46     21.84---------------------------------------------------------------------------  11MR0124A         H6       87.00      4.50     39.00      34.50     13.33---------------------------------------------------------------------------  11MR0167          H6       36.00      0.00     15.00      15.00     14.10---------------------------------------------------------------------------  11MR1001          H7       90.00      0.00     15.50      15.50     14.81---------------------------------------------------------------------------  11MR1041          H7      105.40     35.50     72.20      36.70     14.36---------------------------------------------------------------------------  11MR1071         H9N       51.50     10.50     30.30      19.80     15.67---------------------------------------------------------------------------  11MR1083         H9C       74.80      0.00     37.10      37.10     21.69---------------------------------------------------------------------------  11MR1083         H9C       74.80     41.00     70.50      29.50     19.56---------------------------------------------------------------------------  11MR1086         H9C       70.10     11.20     40.80      29.60     17.34---------------------------------------------------------------------------  11MR1101         H9C       41.30      0.00     34.10      34.10     23.13---------------------------------------------------------------------------  11MR1102         H9C       56.30      0.00     33.50      33.50     21.36---------------------------------------------------------------------------  11MR1103         H9C       63.20      0.00     28.00      28.00     18.22---------------------------------------------------------------------------  11MR1105         H9C       81.80     23.60     64.00      40.40     15.13---------------------------------------------------------------------------  11MR1113         H9C       73.70     21.80     38.80      17.00     20.92---------------------------------------------------------------------------  11MR1119         H9E       91.90     67.90     91.90      24.00     13.61---------------------------------------------------------------------------                         Reverse Circulation Drill Holes---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3085          H7       72.00     34.00     63.00      29.00     22.49---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3093          H7       54.00      0.00     48.00      48.00     18.65---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3141          H2       52.00      0.00     22.00      22.00     12.51---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3143          H2       40.00      6.00     25.00      19.00     14.30---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3159          H1       60.00     19.00     35.00      16.00     13.33---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3160          H1       80.00      0.00     46.00      46.00     16.00---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3161          H1       80.00      0.00     24.00      24.00     15.70---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3162          H1      100.00      0.00     17.00      17.00     15.97---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3199         H5E       80.00     59.00     74.00      15.00     17.42---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3200     H5E-EXT       55.00     26.00     41.00      15.00     15.69---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3216         H5W       63.00     15.00     63.00      48.00     13.31---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3229         H9W       60.00      0.00     46.00      46.00     13.87---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3230         H9W       60.00      0.00     15.00      15.00     12.76---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3235         H9W       92.00     55.00     88.00      33.00     13.63---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3238          H7       72.00     12.00     49.00      37.00     12.25---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3239          H7      111.00     64.00     87.00      23.00     25.01---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3240          H6       48.00      0.00     22.00      22.00     14.68---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3242          H6       27.00      0.00     15.00      15.00     13.13---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3243          H6       48.00      0.00     42.00      42.00     12.21---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3244          H6       67.00      5.00     37.00      32.00     17.65---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3245          H6       54.00      0.00     27.00      27.00     18.23---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3246          H6       40.00      0.00     21.00      21.00     12.96---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3247          H6       51.00      0.00     42.00      42.00     12.89---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3259         H5C       51.00      7.00     50.00      43.00     17.22---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3260          H4       67.00     42.00     63.00      21.00     20.20---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3261          H4       66.00      0.00     20.00      20.00     20.09---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3262          H4       72.00      0.00     29.00      29.00     14.41---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3262          H4       72.00     46.00     69.00      23.00     16.82---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3263          H4       64.00     10.00     27.00      17.00     12.30---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3266          H4       51.00      0.00     28.00      28.00     14.83---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3269          H4       54.00      0.00     25.00      25.00     12.06---------------------------------------------------------------------------  12MR3274          H4       57.00     27.00     44.00      17.00     19.13---------------------------------------------------------------------------(1) Note: Minimum intersection length: 14 meters; minimum average grade:12% Mn; maximum interval dilution: 2 meters

The drilling program on all targets between Hills 1 and 9 is expected to be completed at the end of June 2012. The Company will have closed the drill hole-spacing between Hill 5 to Hill 9 to nearly 50 m by 25 m centers, while drill hole spacing for Hills 1 to 4 will be about 50 m by 50 m, thus providing sufficient information on the mineralized bodies for the completion of geological modelling and resource estimation in the second half of 2012. Maps showing the various target hills and location of the drill holes are provided in Appendix 2.

Drilling results to date continue to indicate an excellent correlation with trench intersections, confirming that the mantle mineralization persists regularly in the saprolite zone and continues as proto-ore in the fresh rock.

The trenching and drilling programs are designed both to evaluate the previously mined areas and to define the extent and characteristics of known but unexplored mineralized zones. While trenches allow surface sampling and provide good structural information, the drilling program aims at demonstrating the continuity of manganiferrous bodies at depth and their geometry. Drilling is being done to the saprolite-fresh rock interface. The Company intends to define mineable resources only in the saprolitic and residual materials, which is amenable to simple earth-moving extraction.

Project description

The Matthews Ridge Project consists of four Prospecting Licenses covering an area of 185 km2 located in northwest Guyana, in and around the former Matthews Ridge mine. The Company also holds two Permissions for geological and geophysical surveys for manganese over an area of 19,770 km2 surrounding the four Prospecting Licences. Manganese ore was mined from 1960 to 1968 by Union Carbide and exported via railroad and a fluvial port. Mining was done on five of a series of nine hills extending for 15 km and striking northeastern-southwestern (see Appendix 2).

The Company has also launched an exploration program at the Pipiani Hills target, some 50 km to the southeast of Matthews Ridge, where Union Carbide Corporation conducted extensive exploration work in the 1960s, including pitting, trenching, two adits and 32 diamond drill holes to define a sequence with manganese mineralization over four kilometers long. Reunion is mapping all previous work and will launch a comprehensive trenching and drilling program to define the geometry and grade of manganese mineralization.

At both Matthews Ridge and Pipiani, manganese mineralization is hosted by the Barama sedimentary sequence of Proterozoic age and consists of typical mantle and residual deposits formed as a result of oxidation and supergene enrichment under an equatorial climate. The mantle deposits are formed by manganese oxide and hydroxide minerals occurring along the crest of hills and are related to the weathered profile, reaching 120 m below surface.

Quality assurance and quality control

Diamond drilling was done using HQ-diameter casing and triple-tube technology to maximize recovery. Half of the core was used for sampling at regular 1.5 m intervals. Reverse circulation drilling was done with 6-inch casing, sampling at every meter and splitting the rock chips once in the field and processing an entire half sample. Standard reference materials, blanks and duplicate samples have been used to control laboratory accuracy and precision. Core sample preparation was done by Activation Laboratories Ltd. (Actlabs) and ACME Laboratories (ACME) at their facilities in Georgetown, comprised of crushing to minus 2 mm and pulverization passing 200 mesh, followed by XRF assays for manganese and other relevant oxides at their laboratories in Canada. Sample preparation and XRF assay of RC samples were done by FILAB Laboratories on site using the same methodology described above.