Canadian Exploration Company Focused on Developing Exploration Assets in British Columbia and Alberta

with additional assets in goldproperties and diamondiferouskimberlites

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire -01/17/12)- Grizzly Discoveries Inc. (TSX-V: GZD.V - News)(OTCQX: GZDIF.PK - News)(Frankfurt: G6H.F - News) ("Grizzly" or the "Company") is pleased to announce assay results from its late-2011 exploration drill program at its Greenwood Gold Project in British Columbia, including the discovery of a new gold-silver zone in the Motherlode area.

Motherlode Gold-Silver-Zinc Discovery - Greenwood Gold Project

Results have been received for 6 holes drilled in the Motherlode area. North of the historic Motherlode mine, drilling of a coincident magnetic and electromagnetic anomaly has yielded a new gold discovery with the intersection of 1.56 grams per tonne (g/t) gold (Au) and 11.12 g/t silver (Ag) across 19.0 m core length with a high grade zone of 17.15 g/t Au and 41.7 g/t Ag, 0.56% lead (Pb) and 1.51% zinc (Zn) across 1.5 m core length in hole 11ML03 (see Table 1). Drillhole 11ML05, collared 40 m northeast of 11ML03, yielded similar results, with 1.64 g/t Au and 3.15 g/t Ag across 14.85 m core length with a higher grade zone of 6.79 g/t Au and 11.1 g/t Ag and 1.04% Zn across 1.5 m. Hole 11ML04, drilled beneath 11ML03, yielded 0.51 g/t Au and 1.02 g/t Ag over 13.5 m core length with a higher grade zone of 3.43 g/t Au, 2.90 g/t Ag and 0.8% Zn over 1.5 m core length (see Table 1).

The Au-Ag+Cu+Zn intersections in drillholes 11ML03, 11ML04 and 11ML05 are associated with fine grained pyrite, sphalerite and galena in chlorite-biotite altered hornfelsed late Paleozoic to Triassic sedimentary rocks adjacent to a small alkalic intrusion. Breccia zones and silicification are common in the hornfels zone. Small sections of marble and skarn with elevated precious and base metals were intersected in all three holes. Further drilling is being planned for the Motherlode North discovery.

Wide low grade bulk tonnage style gold-silver-polymetallic mineralization has been intersected in the vicinity of the historic Greyhound open pit mine, including 0.15 grams per tonne (g/t) gold (Au) and 0.81 g/t silver (Ag) along with 0.02% copper (Cu) and 0.03% zinc (Zn) over 84.0 m core length, with a higher grade zone of 0.46 g/t Au and 2.09 g/t Ag across 11.44 m (see Table 1). The precious metal zone with elevated copper (Cu), Pb and Zn in 11ML01, drilled near the Greyhound open pit, is associated with a strongly silicified, brecciated zone of hornfelsed sediments and calc-silicate skarn with pyrite, pyrrhotite and trace chalcopyrite.

The historic Motherlode underground and open pit mine produced close to 175,000 ounces of Au, 700,000 ounces of Ag and 77 million pounds of Cu at an average grade of 1.27 g/t Au, 5.04 g/t Ag and 0.82% Cu from a skarn between 1900 and 1962 (British Columbia Minfile 082ESE034). The new Au-Ag zone has been discovered approximately 900 m north of the historic Motherlode open pit.

 

TABLE 1. Summary assay results for drill holes 11ML01 to 11ML06.
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                          From     To Interval    Au    Ag
Drillhole          Zone    (m)    (m)      (m) (g/t) (g/t)  Cu %  Pb %  Zn %
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  11ML01      Greyhound   42.5  126.5     84.0  0.15  0.81  0.02     -  0.03
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               includes  50.56   62.0    11.44  0.46  2.09  0.06  0.04  0.06
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               includes  61.03   62.0     0.97  2.97  4.50  0.05  0.06  0.12
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               Includes  116.0  125.0      9.0  0.33  0.86  0.01  0.01  0.01
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                    and  149.0  150.5      1.5  2.54  3.10  0.05     -  0.23
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  11ML02      Greyhound   94.0  237.0    143.0  0.07  0.75  0.01  0.01  0.03
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               includes   94.0  104.5     10.5  0.20  0.86  0.01  0.01  0.02
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               includes  179.0  186.5      7.5  0.32  4.80  0.02  0.05  0.33
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                    and  326.0  327.5      1.5  2.72   0.9     -     -     -
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  11ML03   Motherlode N    7.0   26.0     19.0  1.56 11.12  0.04  0.07  0.30
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               includes   11.0   15.5      4.5  6.07 15.13  0.03  0.20  0.70
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               includes   14.0   15.5      1.5 17.15 41.70  0.06  0.56  1.51
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  11ML04   Motherlode N   8.95   30.0    21.05  0.34  1.10  0.02  0.01  0.11
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               includes   10.5   24.0     13.5  0.51  1.02  0.02     -  0.16
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               includes   13.5   15.0      1.5  3.43  2.90  0.08  0.01  0.80
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  11ML05   Motherlode N   24.5   53.0     28.5  0.88  1.90  0.01  0.02  0.25
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               includes   27.5  42.35    14.85  1.64  3.15  0.01  0.04  0.47
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               includes   39.5  42.35     2.85  4.11  6.88  0.04  0.03  1.04
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               includes   39.5   41.0      1.5  6.79  11.1  0.05  0.05  1.79
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  11ML06   Motherlode N                  No Significant Assays
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Dayton Gold-Copper Discovery - Greenwood Gold Project

Results have been received for the last four holes drilled (11DA011 to 11DA14) at the Dayton area in 2011, and similar to the first two holes (11DA09 and 11DA10), they have yielded a wide, bulk tonnage style, low grade Au-Cu zone of mineralization (see Table 2). Drillhole 11DA13 was drilled into the main Dayton induced polarization ("IP") chargeability anomaly (IP1) and yielded 0.10 g/t Au and 0.04% Cu over 315.71 m of core length with a higher grade zone of 0.24 g/t Au and 0.1% Cu over 37.0 m core length (see Table 2). Similar to drill hole 11DA09, the low grade bulk tonnage style mineralization starts at surface immediately below the casing and continues over most of the length of the drill hole. Drill hole 11DA09 was drilled into IP2 and yielded an intersection grading 0.25 g/t Au and 0.07% Cu over 117 m core length with a higher grade zone of 0.43 g/t Au and 0.15% Cu over 51.0 m core length at the top of the hole (see Table 2). The Au-Cu mineralization is hosted in mixed basalt and hornfelsed sediments with significant zones of breccia with feldspar porphyry clasts, discreet felsic intrusions, silicification and up to 5% pyrite and minor chalcopyrite. The mineralization was discovered by drill testing coincident anomalous Au in soils and induced polarization ("IP") chargeability anomalies. Other than anomalous silver, barium and phosphorous, few other anomalous trace elements are present. The style of mineralization and alteration is in line with intrusion related porphyry style Au-Cu deposits.

Current Drilling Plans - Greenwood Gold Project

Grizzly is planning to follow-up the results at the Motherlode area with further drilling and is planning to complete drilling at the Overlander and P5 targets in the Golden Crown - Phoenix area, where gold in soil anomalies have been identified in association with EM anomalies identified by ground HLEM surveys. Grizzly expects to commence drilling towards the end of January or early February.

 

TABLE 2. Summary assay results for drill holes 11DA09 to 11DA14.
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                        From         Interval      Au      Ag         Pb  Zn
Drillhole        Zone    (m)  To (m)      (m)   (g/t)   (g/t)  Cu %    %   %
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  11DA14   Dayton IP3                  No Significant Assays
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  11DA13   Dayton IP1    5.0  320.71   315.71    0.10       -  0.04    -   -
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             includes    7.0   142.0    135.0    0.15       -  0.05
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             includes    7.0    44.0     37.0    0.24       -  0.10    -   -
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  11DA12   Dayton IP1    7.0  115.67   108.67    0.14       -  0.05    -   -
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             includes    8.5    23.5     15.0    0.21       -  0.07    -   -
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                  and  101.5  115.67    14.67    0.33       -  0.08    -   -
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  11DA11   Dayton IP1    6.0   103.0     97.0    0.10       -  0.02    -   -
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             includes    9.0    49.5     40.5    0.14       -  0.02    -   -
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 11DA10(i) Dayton IP1    9.0   343.0    334.0    0.07       -  0.03    -   -
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             includes    9.0   130.5    121.5    0.14       -  0.03    -   -
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             includes   15.0   114.0     99.0    0.15       -  0.03    -   -
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             includes  318.0   334.5     16.5    0.01       -  0.07    -   -
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 11DA09(i) Dayton IP2    3.0   120.0    117.0    0.25       -  0.01    -   -
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             includes    3.0    54.0     51.0    0.43    0.81  0.15    -   -
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             includes    6.5   37.53    31.03    0.46    0.72  0.16    -   -
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(i)Previously released results in the Company's news release dated November
23, 2011.

All 2011 field and office exploration programs are conducted under the supervision of Mr. Michael Dufresne, M.Sc., P.Geol., a principal of APEX Geoscience Ltd. and a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

About Grizzly Discoveries Inc.

Grizzly is a diversified Canadian mineral exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange with 48.7 million shares issued, focused on developing significant Potash assets in Alberta. The Company holds, or has an interest in: metallic and industrial mineral permits for potash totaling more than 900,000 acres along the Alberta-Saskatchewan border; over 235,000 acres of precious-base metal properties in British Columbia; and more than 600,000 acres in properties which host diamondiferous kimberlites in the Buffalo Head Hills and Birch Mountains of Alberta.

On behalf of the Board

Grizzly Discoveries Inc.

Brian Testo, President

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