TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) - HARTE GOLD CORP. ("Harte Gold") (TSX:HRT)(FRANKFURT:H40) is pleased to announce assay results from its recently completed 1,500 metre seven (7) diamond drill hole program in the bulk sample area of the Sugar Zone Deposit located in White River, Ontario. The drill program was designed to increase the confidence and confirm grade in the bulk sample area.

Sugar Zone Bulk Sample Drilling
Hole Zone From (m) To (m) Width (m) Grade (g/t) VG
SZ-13-40 Upper Zone 79.00 80.32 1.32 0.84 N
SZ-13-41 Upper Zone 190.09 191.0 0.91 3.06 N
Lower Zone 213.65 216.60 2.95 8.21 Y
Incl. 213.65 214.94 1.29 16.57 Y
Incl. 213.65 214.14 0.49 29.40 Y
SZ-13-42 Upper Zone 112.65 113.80 1.15 8.94 Y
Incl. 112.65 113.19 0.54 17.00 Y
Lower Zone 141.10 143.06 1.96 16.03 Y
Incl. 142.16 143.06 0.90 34.10 Y
SZ-13-43 Upper Zone 133.85 134.32 0.47 3.77 N
Lower Zone 167.80 168.86 1.06 5.30 Y
Incl. 168.37 168.86 0.49 9.12 Y
SZ-13-44 Lower Zone 184.82 185.47 0.65 14.70 Y
SZ-13-45 Upper Zone 116.95 117.80 0.85 1.33 N
Lower Zone 145.85 146.80 0.95 23.70 Y
SZ-13-46 Upper Zone 139.60 140.65 1.05 4.91 Y
Lower Zone 174.55 176.55 2.00 13.10 Y
Incl. 175.80 176.55 0.75 29.40 Y

Stephen G. Roman, President and CEO reported, "Assay results from our recent drill program confirmed the presence of high grade gold that we have come to expect at the Sugar Zone Deposit. The Sugar Zone deposit is well suited to today's market conditions as it features high grade, strong continuity and significant growth potential along strike and at depth. We are in the final stages of permitting and expect to announce further significant progress in optimizing bulk sample project economics."

QA / QC Statement

Diamond drill holes were drilled with NQ sized core in order to obtain larger sample volumes of the mineralized zones. The core was sealed and delivered by the drilling contractor to Harte's facilities located in White River, Ontario. The mineralized sections of the cores were photographed for reference, logged and mineralized sections were sawn in half. Sample lengths were 0.5 meters. Half core samples were bagged, sealed and delivered to Activation Laboratories in Thunder Bay, Ontario, an accredited laboratory. The remaining core is stored on site for reference. Samples were assayed by the fire assay method using an atomic absorption finish on a 50 gram pulp split. A quality assurance and quality control program (QA/QC) was implemented by Harte and the laboratory to ensure the precision and reproducibility of the analytical method and results. The QA/QC program includes the insertion of standards, blanks and field duplicates in the sample batches sent to the laboratory and a systematic re-assaying of samples returning values above 3 g/t Au by the fire assay method using a gravimetric finish.

The drill program is being conducted under the supervision of George A. Flach, P. Geo, Vice President of Exploration for Harte. Mr. Flach is the Qualified Person (QP) as defined in National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed the technical information contained herein.

About Harte Gold Corp.

Harte Gold Corp. is focused on the development of its 100% owned Sugar Zone property and is currently permitting an advanced exploration program for the Sugar Zone Deposit. The Sugar Zone property is located 60 kilometres east of the Hemlo Gold Camp. and contains an NI 43-101 compliant Indicated Resource of 980,900 tonnes, grading 10.13 g/t for 319,280 ounces of contained gold (uncapped) and an Inferred Resource of 580,500 tonnes, grading 8.36 g/t Au for 155,960 ounces of contained gold (uncapped). Harte also holds the Stoughton-Abitibi property located on and adjacent to the Destor-Porcupine Fault Zone in close proximity to the 2.5 million ounce Holt-Holloway Gold Mine in the Timmins, Ontario Porcupine gold camp.

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Contact Information:

Harte Gold Corp.
Stephen G. Roman
President and CEO

Harte Gold Corp.
David Ellis
Investor Relations Consultant