TriStar Completes Third Phase Drilling Campaign at Castelo de Sonhos Intercepts of 29.30 m at 1.92 g/t gold and 12.85 m at 3.45 g/t gold Updates Metallurgical Testwork - WLTZ 38 | Columbus Georgia Regional News & Community

TriStar Completes Third Phase Drilling Campaign at Castelo de Sonhos Intercepts of 29.30 m at 1.92 g/t gold and 12.85 m at 3.45 g/t gold Updates Metallurgical Testwork

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Houston, TX / ACCESSWIRE / July 9 2014 / TriStar Gold Inc. (the Company) is pleased to announce the remaining and final results from the third phase diamond drilling program at the Company’s Castelo de Sonhos Gold Project (“CDS”) in the Tapajos region of Para state, Brazil. Results have been received for the last twenty nine (29) holes drilled at the Esperanca South target. In addition, two holes drilled by Barrick Gold in 1996 were added to the data-bank after they had been precisely re-located and were re-logged, re-sampled and re-assayed.

The third phase drilling program at CDS comprised 51 holes for a total of 4,110 meters. To date, 144 holes totalling 16,213 meters have been drilled at Castelo de Sonhos by TriStar. All drilling campaigns were conducted by Layne do Brasil Ltda.

Some holes (DH-95, 98,104,110 and 112), were re-entered and deepened when initial drilling bottomed in mineralization or when expected mineralized zones were missed. This deepening of the drill holes extended some of the mineralized zones with depth and located some of the missed mineralized zones.

Mark E Jones III, President and CEO of TriStar stated: The current drilling at Esperanca South only focused on 2.75 km of the 16 km strike length of outcropping conglomerates associated with strong gold-in-soil anomaly and extensive old surface garimpeiro workings. We will continue our efforts to expand the mineralization along this trend as well as down-dip, to test for the presence of a larger mineralized basin. The positive metallurgy and good infrastructure in a free gold environment should provide a low cost setting.”

The table below summarizes the most significant drilling intercepts from twenty nine new holes, two resampled Barrick holes and the new intervals from five deepened holes.

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 |Hole     |Intercept (Au)     |From (m)|To (m)      |Final |
 |         |                   |        |            |Depth |
 |         |                   |        |            |(m)   |
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-95*  |1.50 m at 1.50 g/t |77.70   |79.20 (open)|79.20 |
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-104  |29.30 m at 1.92 g/t|54.70   |84.00       |91.25 |
 |Including|5.75 m @ 4.31 g/t  |64.50   |70.25       |      |
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-110  |1.65 m @ 4.49 g/t  |19.80   |21.45       |120.05|
 |         |1.50 m at 1.24 g/t |41.00   |42.50       |      |
 |         |2.00 m at 1.03 g/t |94.00   |96.00       |      |
 |         |3.30 m at 2.05 g/t |108.50  |111.80      |      |
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-115  |1.95 m at 1.27 g/t |17.45   |19.40       |120.65|
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-116  |2.00 m at 2.51 g/t |26.00   |28.00       |70.00 |
 |         |2.00 m at 1.57 g/t |34.00   |36.00       |      |
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-118  |11.00 m at 2.22 g/t|15.00   |26.00       |50.20 |
 |Including|2.00 m at 9.25 g/t |24.00   |26.00       |      |
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-119* |9.00 m at 1.31 g/t |4.50    |13.50       |91.95 |
 |         |1.15 m at 2.05 g/t |20.00   |21.15       |      |
 |         |3.90 m at 1.45 g/t |30.00   |33.90       |      |
 |         |2.95 m at 1.83 g/t |89.00   |91.95 (open)|      |
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-121  |4.00 m at 1.08 g/t |4.20    |8.20        |70.90 |
 |         |2.58 m at 1.76 g/t |20.65   |23.23       |      |
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-122  |1.50 m at 1.64 g/t |36.20   |37.70       |100.70|
 |         |1.95 m at 2.31 g/t |92.05   |94.00       |      |
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-127  |7.20 m at 4.30 g/t |93.20   |100.40      |109.70|
 |Including|2.10 m at 11.12 g/t|98.30   |100.40      |      |
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-128  |1.75 m at 1.31 g/t |29.20   |30.95       |104.85|
 |         |4.00 m at 1.18 g/t |91.85   |95.85       |      |
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-130  |1.50 m at 3.29 g/t |37.25   |38.75       |100.35|
 |         |4.00 m at 3.34 g/t |76.00   |80.00       |      |
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-131  |1.80 m at 4.78 g/t |84.60   |86.40       |110.30|
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-132  |2.15 m at 1.19 g/t |20.30   |22.45       |90.75 |
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-133  |5.05 m at 1.74 g/t |51.50   |56.55       |70.40 |
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-135  |3.70 m at 1.07 g/t |37.30   |41.00       |80.65 |
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-137  |2.00 m at 3.68 g/t |80.00   |82.00       |110.15|
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-138  |6.26 m at 1.08 g/t |56.74   |63.00       |70.80 |
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-139  |2.05 m at 2.54 g/t |88.20   |90.25       |100.25|
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-141  |12.85 m at 3.45 g/t|32.40   |45.25       |60.40 |
 |Including|4.80 m at 7.53 g/t |33.80   |38.60       |      |
 |Including|0.80 m at 38.12 g/t|37.80   |38.60       |      |
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSH-142  |2.00 m at 1.18 g/t |99.20   |101.20      |110.20|
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |CSBG-2A  |2.55 m at 1.57 g/t |67.50   |70.05       |299.20|
 |(Barrick)|4.00 m at 3.47 g/t |106.00  |110.00      |      |
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* Holes CSH-95 and CSH-119 bottomed in mineralization.

“These latest drilling results demonstrate that mineralized intercepts at CDS are as wide as 29 meters with some holes still bottoming in mineralization. In a number of holes, higher grade intervals have been intercepted as well as several multi-mineralized intervals. The more we drill, the more confident we are that Castelo de Sonhos may contain a significant mineralized system. Seventy seven (77) of the102 holes that were drilled at Esperanca South were positive and this attests to a good level of continuity of the mineralization at this target”, Vice President of Exploration Elton Pereira said.

A 2,750 meter long zone of mineralization has been the subject of this drilling campaign at Esperanca South and along most of its length the final drilling sections are spaced 50 meters apart with drill holes spaced at 50 meters or less in each section.

The current drill program was designed to allow the Company to provide the necessary information to the Brazilian mining authorities for conversion of an exploration license to an exploitation license.

Preliminary metallurgical testing indicates promising high recovery rates. The test shows gravity recoveries of 73% and 88.6% for size fractions of respectively 80% passing 150 microns (100 mesh) and 80% passing 53 microns (270 mesh). Through cyanidation of the gravity rejects, the recovery was increased to 95.9% and 99.6% respectively for the two size fractions. Another test was performed on column cyanide leaching on 2 mm crushed samples with an average recovery of 78.7% which could indicate the possibility of recovery by heap leaching or vat leaching.

Castelo de Sonhos is a property where gold mineralization is hosted in proterozoic conglomerates and quartzites similar to those encountered at comparable gold deposits such as Jacobina in Northeastern Brazil and Tarkwa in Ghana (West Africa).

Sampling Procedures

The recovered HQ and NQ size cores were split in half by a standard rock saw. One-half was sent to the laboratory in intervals not greater than 2 meters length and cut depending on geologic parameters. The remaining half-core was stored on site. The samples were bagged and sent from the project site to the city of Parauapebas (Carajas), where SGS-Geosol Labs has a sample preparation facility.

All samples were dried at 60?C, 100% crushed to 95% minus 3mm and homogenized. A split of 1 Kg aliquot was taken and pulverized to 95% minus 150 mesh, from where a new split of 50g aliquot was taken to be analyzed by fire assay/atomic absorption.

The pulps were airfreighted to be assayed at SGS-Geosol lab in Vespasiano, Minas Gerais state. In addition to the laboratory quality control, TriStar has added its own certified standard check samples each 12 samples. The results of this checking demonstrated an acceptable quality on sampling preparation and analysis, without any contamination episode and with adequate precision and accuracy.

Mr. Rodrigo Mello, FAusIMM, a qualified person as defined in NI 43-101, has read and approved the technical portions of this release.

About TriStar:

TriStar Gold is a gold exploration company focused on high-potential properties in Brazil. In addition to Castelo de Sonhos, TriStar holds another exploration project in the Tapajos district known as the Bom Jardim Property. The Company’s shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol TSG-V. Further information is available at www.tristarau.com

For further information, please contact:

TriStar Gold Inc.

Mark Jones III

Chairman and CEO

281-579-3400

info@tristarau.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements under Canadian securities legislation which are not historical facts and are made pursuant to the “safe harbour” provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the Company’s reasonable expectations and business plan at the date hereof, which are subject to change depending on economic, political and competitive circumstances and contingencies. Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause a change in such assumptions and the actual outcomes and estimates to be materially different from those estimated or anticipated future results, achievements or position expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the Company’s plans to change include changes in demand for and price of gold and other commodities (such as fuel and electricity) and currencies; changes or disruptions in the securities markets; legislative, political or economic developments in Brazil; the need to obtain permits and comply with laws and regulations and other regulatory requirements; the possibility that actual results of work may differ from projections/expectations or may not realize the perceived potential of the company’s projects; risks of accidents, equipment breakdowns and labour disputes or other unanticipated difficulties or interruptions; the possibility of cost overruns or unanticipated expenses in development programs; operating or technical difficulties in connection with exploration, mining or development activities; the speculative nature of gold exploration and development, including the risks of diminishing quantities of grades of reserves and resources; and the risks involved in the exploration, development and mining business. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

TriStar Gold, Inc.

16360 Park Ten Place, Suite 125, Houston, Texas 77084 | Tel: 281.579.3400 Fax: 281.579.9799 

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