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Investment surpasses jewelry as source of most demand for gold

Section: Daily Dispatches

By Catherine Boyle
CNBC, New York
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Investors' rabid appetite for gold is showing no signs of abating, as figures from the World Gold Council show record investment in the first half of 2016.

The trend for exchange-traded funds to pile in to the precious metal, a classic safe haven amid uncertainty in the global economy and the search for yield, sent the price of gold soaring by 25 percent in the first half of the year, the biggest price rise since 1980.

For the first time ever, investment, rather than jewelry, was the largest component of gold demand for two consecutive quarters.

Demand by investors set a record of 1,064 tons during the first six months of 2016. For comparison, this was 16 percent higher than in the first half of 2009, when the financial crisis raged. ...

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Gold Standard Intersects 126.2 Meters of 3.95gpt Gold
At North Dark Star Oxide Deposit in Nevada's Carlin Trend

Company Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada -- Gold Standard Ventures Corp. (TSXV: GSV; NYSE MKT:GSV) today announced assay results from the first three step-out core holes at the recently discovered North Dark Star oxide gold deposit on its fully owned and controlled Railroad-Pinion Project in Nevada's Carlin Trend. The results significantly increase the size of the North Dark Star deposit while also enhancing its prospective grade and establishing the orientation of a favorable trend supporting the potential for further expansion of the higher-grade zone.

The primary objective of this year's drill program at North Dark Star was to find a continuation of the high-grade zone discovered in core hole DS15-13 (15.4 meters of 1.85 grams of gold per tonne and 97 meters of 1.61 grams per tonne) at the end of last year's drill program. Hole DS16-08 located 100 meters south of DS15-13 returned multiple, significant, oxidized intercepts containing gold values above the cutoff grade established in the Dark Star NI43-101 resource estimate announced on March 3, 2015. Hole DS16-08 returned a 126.2-meter section grading 3.95 grams per tonne including higher-grade intervals of 44 meters of 4.70 grames per tonne, 17.9 meters of 5.6 grams per tonne, and 7.9 meters of 10.7 grames per tonne.

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