Fire River Gold has reported the first results obtained from the 28,000m drilling program at the Nixon Fork Gold Mine situated in Alaska's Tintina Gold Belt.

A total of 6,700m have been drilled to date of which 2,400m were on surface and the company has received assay results from 16 of the 19 surface drill holes.

New significant intercepts include N10-007 returning grades of 37.0g/t (1.08 opt) gold over 3.6m
(11.7ft) including 77.9g/t (2.27opt) gold over 1.1m (3.6 ft) and drill hole N10-015 reported a grade of 27.56g/t (0.80opt) gold over 1.4m (4.6ft).

The Phase I surface drilling program was completed on 23 October and focused on drill targets with lateral or down plunge extensions of known mineralized zones delineated by historical drilling with a particular focus on targets that exhibited the potential to provide additional resources to the mill.

A Phase II surface drilling is anticipated to commence within the early spring of 2011 and will continue the with the Phase I objective of following up on additional targets at the Southern Cross, J5A and Mystery zones not tested within the 2010 program.

A diamond drilling program of up to 28,000m has commenced at its Nixon Fork Gold Mine.

The surface program is testing to expand six known zones of mineralization, which have the potential to provide additional resources to the mill.

The underground portion of the drilling program is focusing on expanding resources, particularly in the 3300 Zone, 3500, 3100, as well as other prospective zones.