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Press release from CNW Group

Treasury Metals Identifies New Mineralised Shoot at Goliath Gold Project

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Treasury Metals Identifies New Mineralised Shoot at Goliath Gold Project15:22 EDT Wednesday, August 22, 2012TSX:TMLTORONTO, Aug. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Treasury Metals Inc. ("Treasury Metals" or the "Company") (TSX:TML) is pleased to report the results of 20 drill holes of diamond drilling from its 2012 exploration program at its 100% owned Goliath Gold Project. Located near the unincorporated community of Wabigoon and approximately 20 kilometres east of the City of Dryden, Ontario, the Goliath is Treasury's flagship project. The Company's 2012 exploration program, which is a core drilling program of 20,000 meters in total, is designed to test a number of high-quality exploration targets outside of the already identified mineral resource (see Press Release November 9, 2011) on areas within the greater than 49 km2 property block.The most significant results in this recent phase of drilling correspond to a new mineralised shoot that early interpretation suggests could be an extension of the C Zone deposit. These results include 7.35m @ 1.39 g/t Au in drill hole TL12-267, and 7.00m @ 3.44 g/t Au in drill hole TL12-268. This new easterly trending mineralised shoot, see accompanying C Zone Long Section, is tentatively interpreted with a 45 - 55 degree rake. "The interpreted mineralised shoot is significant because of its close proximity to the proposed open pit outlined in the Company's recent Preliminary Economic Assessment as it adds the potential for new open pit mineable gold ounces," commented Martin Walter, Treasury Metals President and Chief Executive Officer.In the Fold Zone, an area approximately 2.5km to the east and along strike of the current mineral resource boundary, results from 7 drill holes have extended the pattern of mineralization reported previously (see Press Release July 19, 2012). Geological lithologies identified in this area are a mixed sequence of pelitic metasediments, amphibolite, and mafic meta-volcanics. Significant sections of near massive pyrrhotite mineralization are frequently encountered in drilling as well as narrow high-grade auriferous horizons or shear zones. These auriferous shear zones are frequently accompanied by sphalerite, galena, and copper sulfides. The best Fold Zone intercept in this drilling phase corresponds to 1.5m @ 17.52 g/t Au in TL12-247 that includes a halo of lower grade mineralization over a total intercept width of 6m located within a highly fractured zone with fractures infilled with pyrite, sphalerite and chalcopyrite.These results reported and tabled below correspond to two main exploration target areas within the Goliath property. To view further details of these and previous drilling results including diamond drilling plan maps and drill hole locations, please visit the Company's website, Drilling Highlights:Eastern Resource Extension. Fourteen drill holes were drilled along 350 meters of strike length on the eastern end of the current resource area to test its vertical extent from 25 - 200 meters below the surface. The primary target for this program has been the C Zone, which sits approximately 40 meters into the footwall from the Main Zone. Results received to date indicate modest grade over substantial widths as exemplified by drill hole TL12-258 intersecting 23.66 m @ 0.56 g/t Au. Other noteworthy results include 2m @ 11.62 g/t Au in drill hole TL12-240; this intercept is interpreted to be in a zone footwall to the C Zone where follow-up drilling to the east is now warranted. Further follow-up drilling in the C Zone has potential to increase the resource size and upgrade Inferred resources into the Indicated resource category.Fold Zone. Six holes were drilled in a NNW fence, 3.1 km to the Northeast of the eastern end of the present resource, to test a prospective 1.2 km lithologic section down to a depth of approximately 300 meters, across the strike projection of the auriferous horizon in a structurally complex area described as the Fold Zone. Results of particular interest from this drilling in this area are intercepts of 2m @ 6.00 g/t Au in TL12-247 and 1.5 meters at 17.52 g/t as well as 3.0 meters @ 2.27 Au in TL12-245.The first hole at the western end of the second of three fences across the Fold Zone, TL12-248 is also significant in that 2 separate 8.0 meter intercepts returning 0.39 and 0.33 g/t Au respectively occur in the 28m down hole interval between 172 - 200 meters that also includes a separate intercept of 1.5m @ 12.44 g/t Au.Technical information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. John J. Chulick, a consulting geologist registered in the State of California, who is the Qualified Person for the Goliath Gold Project under the definitions established by National Instrument 43-101.Eastern ExtensionDrill HoleLocal SectionFromToIntercept (m)g/tTL12260L3+00W196.55206.59.950.73TL12260L3+00W212.5225.513.000.65TL12261L2+75W146.34150.754.415.40TL12261L2+75W211.522614.500.63TL12263L2+00W15816810.000.32TL12264L1+50W159.9162.62.700.76TL12265L2+50W115123.58.500.72TL12265L2+50W142.551452.450.50TL12267L2+75W39.3943.44.010.99TL12267L2+75W106.5111.254.751.94TL12267L2+75W219226.357.351.39TL12268L3+00W1131207.003.44TL12269L3+50W2022.252.251.56TL12269L3+50W92.08110.518.420.55TL12270L3+25W245.75254.759.000.62TL12270L3+25W267272.15.100.71TL12272L0+00BL2402411.002.76TL12273L1+00W88.7590.752.001.70TL12273L1+00W196.35201.56.520.52TL12274L1+00W72731.003.10TL12274L1+00W238.5240.52.001.26TL12275L1+75W178181.53.500.59TL12275L1+75W278.32867.700.52TL12276L2+25W101.51042.502.78TL12276L2+25W184.5192.127.620.33*Intervals do not necessarily indicate true widths. All depths and assays reported at two decimal places.Fold ZoneDrill HoleLocal SectionFromTo Intercept (m)g/tTL12247NE 77A21276.004.69*includesNE 77A22.5241.5017.52TL12249Az 330 603637.51.503.32TL12250Az 330 3385.4586.451.005.86TL12251NE PR F21941962.001.21TL12252NE PR F252.558.56.000.34TL12253NE PR F270.9371.931.000.32TL12254NE 93118.51201.503.04TL12254NE 93267268.51.501.73*Intervals do not necessarily indicate true widths. All depths and assays reported at two decimal places.For additional information on Treasury Metals and a complete map of drill holes and their locations, please visit the Company's website at Assurance and Quality ControlThe Company has a quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) program to ensure sampling and analysis of all exploration work is conducted in accordance with the CIM Exploration Best Practices Guidelines. The drill core is sawn in half with one-half of the core sample shipped to Accurassay Laboratories in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The other half of the core is retained for future assay verification, and/or metallurgical testing. Other QA/QC procedures include the insertion of blind blanks and standards for every tenth sample in the sample stream. Selected quarter core duplicates were assayed for 5% of the samples. The laboratory re-assays 10% of all samples (pulps and rejects) and additional checks are routinely run on anomalous values including gravimetric analysis and pulp metallics. Gold analysis is conducted by lead collection, fire assay with atomic absorption and/or gravimetric finish on a 30 gram sample. Check assays by a secondary lab are completed as necessary.Forward-looking StatementsThis release includes certain statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements".  All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that management of the Company expect, are forward-looking statements. Actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.  Treasury Metals disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, save and except as may be required by applicable securities laws.  SOURCE: Treasury Metals Inc.For further information: Greg Ferron Vice President, Corporate Development T: 1.416.214.4654 Martin Walter President and CEO T: 1.416.214.4654