Chalice Gold Mines: Activity and Cash Flow Report for Quarter Ended June 30 2011

Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:00am EDT

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Chalice Gold Mines ("The Company") (TSX:CXN)(ASX:CHN) advises that its
Activity and Cash Flow Reports for the quarter ended June 30 2011 have
been issued today. The full texts of these reports are available at the
Company's website and under the Company's profile at

    Quarterly Highlights:

--  ENAMCO agrees to pay US$32M to acquire a 30% paid participating interest
    in the Zara Gold Project and to reimburse an estimated US$2M in prior
    exploration expenditures 

--  New drilling program of up to 10,000m of diamond drilling underway at
    Zara Project, targeting additions to the current 840,000oz Indicated
    Mineral Resource 

--  Drilling will test Induced Polarisation (IP) targets as well as possible
    depth extensions to the Koka Gold Deposit 

--  Several high-priority conductor targets, suggestive of potential massive
    sulphide occurrences, revealed by airborne EM, magnetic and radiometric
    survey over the Mogoraib Exploration Licence 

--  Further soil sampling on Zara licence identifies exciting new gold
    anomalies at the Debre Tsaeda prospect over more than 2km of strike 

    About Chalice Gold Mines Limited:

    Chalice Gold Mines Limited is focused on gold mine development and
exploration in Eritrea. Chalice proposes to develop, together with its
40% partner ENAMCO (the Eritrean National Mining Corporation), the high
grade, open pit Koka Gold Deposit. The Koka Gold Deposit hosts a JORC and
NI 43-101 compliant Probable Mineral Reserve of 4.6 million tonnes with a
grade of 5.1 g/t gold, containing 760,000 ounces.

    According to the feasibility study announced on July 13, 2010, the
proposed mine's low cash operating cost of US $338/oz gold is expected to
be in the lowest quartile of global gold mine production costs. Planned
mine production will average 104,000 gold ounces per year over a 7 year
mine life.

    The Koka Gold Deposit lies within the 547 km2 Zara block of Exploration
Licences where Chalice currently has an active drilling program underway
to test IP resistivity targets along strike from the Koka deposit.

    Chalice also holds 100% of a further 825 km2 of exploration ground
consisting of the Hurum license along strike from the Zara licences, and
the Mogoraib North licence proximal to Nevsun's Bisha Mine. This
extensive exploration package hosts numerous, high potential, early and
advanced stage gold and base metal exploration targets. Chalice is
undertaking a systematic exploration effort on these licences with the
aim of discovering significant new deposits.

    Chalice has a Board of Directors and management with a wealth of
expertise in the mining and exploration sectors both in Africa and
Australia. The robust gold resource at the Koka Deposit and the potential
for further gold and base metals discoveries within the Company's tenure
places Chalice in an excellent position for rapid future growth.

    All material information on Chalice can be found on the Company's website
at or at SEDAR at

    DR DOUG JONES, Managing Director

    Competent Persons and Qualified Person Statement

    The information in this report that relates to Exploration Results is
based on information compiled by Dr Doug Jones, a full-time employee and
Director of Chalice Gold Mines Limited, who is a Member of the
Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and is a Chartered
Professional Geologist. Dr Jones has sufficient experience in the field
of activity being reported to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in
the 2004 edition of the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration
Results, Minerals Resources and Ore Reserves, and is a Qualified Person
under National Instrument 43-101 - 'Standards of Disclosure for Mineral
Projects'. The Qualified Person has verified the data disclosed in this
release, including sampling, analytical and test data underlying the
information contained in this release. Dr Jones consents to the release
of information in the form and context in which it appears here.

    The Mineral Resource estimate was prepared by Mr. John Tyrrell who is a
Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr.
Tyrrell is a full time employee of AMC and has sufficient experience in
gold resource estimation to act as Competent Person as defined in the
2004 Edition of the 'Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration
Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (the JORC Code)' and was a
Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 - 'Standards of
Disclosure for Mineral Projects' at the date the National Instrument
43-101 was filed with the Toronto Stock Exchange. Mr Tyrrell consents to
the inclusion of this information in the form and context in which it

    The information in this statement of Mineral Reserves is based on
information compiled by Mr David Lee who is a Member of the Australasian
Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a full time employee of AMC. Mr
Lee has sufficient relevant experience to be a Competent Person as
defined in the JORC Code and was a Qualified Person under National
Instrument 43-101 - 'Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects' at the
date the National Instrument 43-101 was filed with the Toronto Stock
Exchange. Mr Lee consents to the inclusion of this information in the
form and context in which it appears.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This document may contain forward-looking information within the meaning
of Canadian securities legislation and forward-looking statements within
the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995 (collectively, forward-looking statements). These forward-looking
statements are made as of the date of this document and Chalice Gold
Mines Limited (the Company) does not intend, and does not assume any
obligation, to update these forward-looking statements.

    Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance
and reflect Company management's expectations or beliefs regarding future
events and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to
the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources, the realization
of mineral reserve estimates, the likelihood of exploration success, the
timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production,
capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks,
unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and
limitations on insurance coverage. In certain cases, forward-looking
statements can be identified by the use of words such as plans, expects
or does not expect, is expected, budget, scheduled, estimates, forecasts,
intends, anticipates or does not anticipate, or believes, or variations
of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or
results may, could, would, might or will be taken, occur or be achieved
or the negative of these terms or comparable terminology. By their very
nature forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results,
performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different
from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied
by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others,
risks related to actual results of current exploration activities;
changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future
prices of mineral resources; possible variations in ore reserves, grade
or recovery rates; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the
mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing
or in the completion of development or construction activities; as well
as those factors detailed from time to time in the Company's interim and
annual financial statements and management's discussion and analysis of
those statements, all of which are filed and available for review on
SEDAR at Although the Company has attempted to identify
important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to
differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements,
there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to
be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that
forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results
and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such

    Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking

    Cautionary Note

    For readers to fully understand the information in this news release,
they should read the Technical Report for the Koka Gold Deposit dated
July 27, 2010 (available at in its entirety,
including all qualifications, assumptions and exclusions that relate to
the information set out in this news release which qualifies the
Technical Information. Readers are advised that mineral resources that
are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The
Technical Reports are each intended to be read as a whole, and sections
should not be read or relied upon out of context. The technical
information in those reports is subject to the assumptions and
qualifications contained in the Technical Reports.

Shares outstanding:      250 million                                        
Fully diluted:           257 million                                        

Chalice Gold Mines Limited
Tim Goyder
Executive Chairman
+61 9322 3960

Chalice Gold Mines Limited
Dr Doug Jones
Managing Director
+61 9322 3960

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