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Black Rock Canyon Mine Successful Geotube Testing
TORONTO, November 1, 2010 - Pacific Gold Corp. (Pink Sheets: PCFG) announced today that it has completed a successful test using Geotubes to clean process water at the Black Rock Canyon Mine.
The Company processed gravels through its modified screening plant with sufficient efficiency and was able to use Geotubes to successfully reduce the fine sand particles from reaching the water recycling ponds, which in turn provide clean process water for the screening plant.
The cleaner process water allows the screening plant to operate its pumps and equipment with greater efficiency by providing a better washing of gold bearing gravels for increased recovery of gold, as well as limiting wear on pump and centrifugal bowl equipment.
With the addition of polymers, the Geotubes retained a large portion of the sand fed to them while separating the clean water from the sand. The tubes produced an initial flow of discolored water that contained almost no slime or sand particles, and after a small retention time in the tubes the water effluent was transparent with no noticeable sand particles.
The Geotubes were successful in providing the mine with a desanding solution and allowing the Company to begin production planning.
The Company's next steps will include determining the exact polymer mix and retention time for the slurry feed to the Geotubes in order to maximize the cleanliness of the process water at the minimal cost for the mine.
The mine will begin preparing the site for production with the new screen plant assembly and the permanent use of the Geotubes.
The Company is still conducting its search for a hauling and excavating contractor.
To find out more about Pacific Gold Corp. (Pink Sheets: PCFG), visit the Company's website at www.pacificgoldcorp.com. Or contact the Company directly at 416-214-1483.
About the Company
Pacific Gold Corp.'s business plan provides for the acquisition and development of production-ready and in-production mining operations. The company is focused on alluvial gold and base metals operations located in western North America. Pacific Gold Corp. owns four operating subsidiaries: Nevada Rae Gold, Inc. ("Nevada Rae") owns and operates the Black Rock Canyon gold mine, located in north-central Nevada; Pilot Mountain Resources Inc. ("Pilot Mountain") owns Project W, a large tungsten based deposit in Nevada; Fernley Gold, Inc. ("Fernley Gold") acquired exclusive lease rights to mine the Lower Olinghouse Placers in north-western Nevada; and Pacific Metals Corp. (“Pacific Metals”) owns claims in San Juan and Delores Counties, Colorado, encompassing the historic Graysill Mine.
This news release includes forward-looking statements that reflect Pacific Gold Corp.'s current expectations about its future results, performance, prospects and opportunities. Pacific Gold Corp. has tried to identify these forward-looking statements by using words and phrases such as "may", "will", "expects", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "should", "typical", "we are confident" or similar expressions. These forward- looking statements are based on information currently available to Pacific Gold Corp. and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the Company's actual results, performance, prospects of opportunities in the remainder of 2010 and beyond, to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements.
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