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Nov 13, 2013

Scorpio Gold Updates Expansion Drilling at the Brodie Satellite Deposit, Mineral Ridge Project, Nevada

Vancouver, November 13, 2013 - Scorpio Gold Corporation ("Scorpio Gold" or the "Company") (TSX-V: SGN) reports additional results from its 2013 satellite deposit drilling program at the 70% owned Mineral Ridge project, located in Nevada. The Brodie deposit lies southwest of the currently producing Drinkwater and Mary pits and is immediately adjacent to the leach pad.

The 2013 satellite drilling program is designed to upgrade and potentially increase the mineral resource estimate completed by Telesto Nevada Inc. ("Telesto") for a number of satellite deposits including Brodie and was reported in the Company's August 16, 2013 news release. As of June 1, 2013, the Inferred mineral resource estimate for the satellite deposits totalled 513,000 tons grading 0.078 ounces per ton (opt) gold totalling 40,200 contained ounces gold. The Brodie deposit was estimated to contain 158,000 tons grading 0.083 opt gold for 13,100 contained ounces gold, or approximately 32.5% of the total Inferred mineral resource for the four satellite deposits.

The drilling program continues to meet with success, returning significant intercepts both within and extending outside of the floating cone pit shells modelled by Telesto, and continuing to extend the mineralized trend northwest toward the Bluelite deposit. Results of the first phase of expansion drilling on the Brodie deposit were reported in the Company's August 7, 2013 news release. Highlights from the second phase of expansion drilling at Brodie include:
  • MR13651: 4.05 grams per tonne ("g/t") gold over 3.05 meters
  • MR13653: 3.32 g/t over 7.62 meters
  • MR13656: 2.48 g/t over 12.19 meters
  • MR13660: 1.65 g/t over 7.62 meters

A drill hole location map is available at: View Drill Plan.

Table 1. Brodie Area - Significant Drill Results
Hole No. Azm (deg) Dip (deg) From (ft) To (ft) Width (ft) From (m) To (m) Width (m) Gold (OPT) Gold (g/t)
MR13650 0 -90 25 30 5 7.62 9.14 1.52 0.059 2.02
110 120 10 33.53 36.58 3.05 0.038 1.30
MR13651 0 -90 90 100 10 27.43 30.48 3.05 0.118 4.05
MR13652 0 -90 65 70 5 19.81 21.34 1.52 0.028 0.96
145 150 5 44.20 45.72 1.52 0.017 0.58
MR13653 0 -90 70 95 25 21.34 28.96 7.62 0.097 3.32
MR13654 0 -90 15 20 5 4.57 6.10 1.52 0.033 1.13
MR13655 0 -90 No Significant Results
MR13656 0 -90 175 190 15 53.34 57.91 4.57 0.019 0.65
275 280 5 83.82 85.34 1.52 0.013 0.45
300 305 5 91.44 92.96 1.52 0.021 0.72
320 325 5 97.54 99.06 1.52 0.027 0.93
345 350 5 105.16 106.68 1.52 0.021 0.72
360 400 40 109.73 121.92 12.19 0.072 2.48
420 425 5 128.02 129.54 1.52 0.014 0.48
430 475 45 131.06 144.78 13.72 0.020 0.68
495 500 5 150.88 152.40 1.52 0.011 0.38
MR13657 0 -90 335 345 10 102.11 105.16 3.05 0.066 2.26
375 430 55 114.30 131.06 16.76 0.015 0.52
105 110 5 32.00 33.53 1.52 0.014 0.48
MR13658 0 -90 260 280 20 79.25 85.34 6.10 0.030 1.04
290 295 5 88.39 89.92 1.52 0.022 0.75
315 320 5 96.01 97.54 1.52 0.016 0.55
400 405 5 121.92 123.44 1.52 0.042 1.44
440 445 5 134.11 135.64 1.52 0.013 0.45
455 470 15 138.68 143.26 4.57 0.021 0.73
MR13659 0 -90 330 350 20 100.58 106.68 6.10 0.036 1.23
480 490 10 146.30 149.35 3.05 0.016 0.53
MR13660 0 -90 245 255 10 74.68 77.72 3.05 0.051 1.73
305 315 10 92.96 96.01 3.05 0.039 1.32
330 335 5 100.58 102.11 1.52 0.014 0.48
355 380 25 108.20 115.82 7.62 0.048 1.65
395 400 5 120.40 121.92 1.52 0.037 1.27
430 435 5 131.06 132.59 1.52 0.015 0.51
      445 465 20 135.64 141.73 6.10 0.153 5.23


All holes presented in Table 1 were completed by reverse circulation ("RC") drilling. True width is estimated at 90-100% of downhole width. Analytical results were performed by American Assay Laboratory Inc. in Sparks, Nevada, an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited facility. External check assays to verify lab accuracy are routinely completed by ALS Chemex, an ISO 9001:2000 certified and ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited facility. Further details are presented in the Company's quality assurance and quality control program for the Mineral Ridge project at: View PDF.

About Scorpio Gold

Scorpio Gold holds a 70% interest in the Mineral Ridge gold mining operation located in Esmeralda County, Nevada with joint venture partner Waterton Global Value L.P. (30%), and is currently entitled to receive 80% of cash flow generated. Mineral Ridge is currently in production as a conventional open pit mining and heap leach operation. The Mineral Ridge property is host to multiple gold-bearing structures, veins and lenses at exploration, development and production stages. Scorpio Gold also holds a 100% interest in the advanced exploration-stage Goldwedge property and processing facility in Manhattan, Nevada, and the advanced exploration-stage Pinon gold property near Carlin, Nevada. The Company is assessing its exploration plans for these properties as well as the potential for toll milling at the Goldwedge plant, which is currently permitted for 400 tons per day.

Scorpio Gold's CEO, Peter J. Hawley, PGeo, is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the content of this release.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
SCORPIO GOLD CORPORATION


Peter J. Hawley,
CEO

For further information contact:
Steve Roebuck Tel: (819) 825-7618
Email:

Investor Relations:
Jim Macdonald, Torrey Hills Capital
Tel: (858) 456-7300
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Website: www.scorpiogold.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.

The Company relies on litigation protection for forward-looking statements. This news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on the Company's current expectations and estimates. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "suggest", "indicate" and other similar words or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur, and include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company's plans with respect to the exploration, development and exploitation of its Mineral Ridge project, including future drilling, future resource estimates and other exploration activities on the satellite deposits. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from estimated or anticipated events or results implied or expressed in such forward-looking statements, including risks involved in exploration programs and those risk factors outlined in the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis as filed on SEDAR. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty thereof.