Corvus Gold Inc. (TSX: KOR) (NASDAQ: KOR) announces it has received results from the second hole into the new Northern High-Grade Feeder Zone target of the Central Intrusive Zone Hole ML20-165CT drilled into the CIZ returning 130.5m @ 2.33 g/t gold including 27.7m @ 4.46 g/t gold & 9.26 g/t silver. This new high-grade feeder zone is showing good continuity and Corvus believes it could expand the grade and size of the Mother Lode gold system in the northern end of the deposit. Like earlier results from this area (hole ML20-159CT with 83.9m @ 2.7 g/t gold including 12.7m @ 8.5 g/t gold and 30.4 g/t silver, see NR20-18, November 12. 2020), the mineralization appears to be associated with the lower intrusives dike/breccia system of the CIZ target and extends up into the Main Zone of the Mother Lode deposit. This unique geologic setting has been very productive throughout the deposit for high-grade gold and silver mineralization and its occurrence at the north end of the deposit is encouraging for further expansion of the greater Mother Lode gold deposit.
The highly productive Northern Feeder Zone is open to expansion to the north and northeast along the Fluorspar Canyon Fault that trends toward the eastern end of the new Lynnda Strip discovery. Corvus will be following up on this new target with initial drill testing of this new large untested area on the Mother Lode property. Regionally, Coeur Mining Inc. has announced a large exploration program along the eastern and northern boundary of Corvus’ Mother Lode property as a follow-up to their recent C-Horst discovery (southern extension of Corvus’ Lynnda Strip discovery). It is possible that all of the newly discovered mineralization in the eastern part of the Bullfrog District is related to one large, evolving gold system, localized along the southwestern edge of the Timber Mountain caldera (Mother Lode, Lynnda Strip/C-Horst, SNA, Daisy, Secret Pass & Silicon).
Jeffrey Pontius, President and CEO of Corvus, said, “The continued expansion of the Mother Lode system continues to support the idea of a large-scale new eastern Bullfrog District gold system. This system appears to be large with various deposits representing the full spectrum of gold depositional environments. Corvus’ integrated land position with three adjacent gold producers (AngloGold Ashanti, Coeur Mining Inc. and Kinross Gold Corporation) and multiple discoveries gives it a unique and insightful position in the development of this large-scale deposit complex. Corvus will continue to advance its understanding of this new, large Nevada gold system and communicate that knowledge to its shareholders. It is a very busy and exciting time in the Bullfrog District as we and our shareholders watch exploration unfold.”
Table 1: Mother Lode– Mineral Resource Expansion Phase-4 Results
(Reported intercepts are not true widths as there is currently insufficient data to calculate true orientation in space. Mineralized intervals are calculated using a 0.3 g/t cut-off unless otherwise indicated below)
|Drill Hole #||from (m)||to (m)||Interval (m)||Gold (g/t)||Silver (g/t)||Comment|
AZ 085 dip-75
|308.46||438.91||130.45||2.33||3.91||Main – CIZ|
|inc||309.98||314.85||4.87||1.91||2.80||1 g/t cut|
|inc||317.60||424.28||106.68||2.59||4.34||1 g/t cut|
|inc||396.60||424.3||27.7||4.46||9.26||2 g/t cut|
Figure 1 Location Map: Mother Lode drill hole ML20-165CT & ML20-159CT:
Qualified Person and Quality Control/Quality Assurance
Jeffrey A. Pontius (CPG 11044), a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”), has supervised the preparation of the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for this news release and has reviewed and approved the disclosure herein. Mr. Pontius is not independent of Corvus, as he is the CEO & President and holds common shares and incentive stock options.
Carl E. Brechtel, (Nevada PE 008744 and Registered Member 353000 of SME), a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101, has coordinated execution of the work outlined in this news release and has also reviewed and approved the disclosure herein. Mr. Brechtel is not independent of Corvus, as he is the COO and holds common shares and incentive stock options.
The work program at North Bullfrog was designed and supervised by Mark Reischman, Corvus Gold’s Nevada Exploration Manager, who is responsible for all aspects of the work, including the quality control/quality assurance program. On-site personnel at the project log and track all samples prior to sealing and shipping. Quality control is monitored by the insertion of blind certified standard reference materials and blanks into each sample shipment. All mineral resource sample shipments are sealed and shipped to American Assay Laboratories (“AAL”) in Reno, Nevada, for preparation and assaying. AAL is independent of the Company. AAL’s quality system complies with the requirements for the International Standards ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 17025:1999. Analytical accuracy and precision are monitored by the analysis of reagent blanks, reference material and replicate samples. Finally, representative blind duplicate samples are forwarded to AAL and an ISO compliant third-party laboratory for additional quality control. Mr. Pontius, a qualified person, has verified the data underlying the information disclosed herein, including sampling, analytical and test data underlying the information by reviewing the reports of AAL, methodologies, results and all procedures undertaken for quality assurance and quality control in a manner consistent with industry practice, and all matters were consistent and accurate according to his professional judgement. There were no limitations on the verification process.
Metallurgical testing on North Bullfrog and Mother Lode samples has been performed by McClelland Analytical Services Laboratories Inc. of Sparks Nevada (“McClelland”), Resource Development Inc. of Wheatridge, CO (RDi) and Hazen Research Inc. of Golden, CO (HRi). McClelland is an ISO 17025 accredited facility that supplies quantitative chemical analysis in support of metallurgical, exploration and environmental testing using classic methods and modern analytical instrumentation. McClelland has met the requirements of the IAS Accreditations Criteria for Testing Laboratories (AC89), has demonstrated compliance with ANS/ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, and has been accredited, since November 12, 2012. Hazen Research Inc. (“Hazen”), an independent laboratory, has performed flotation, AAO testing and cyanide leach testing on samples of sulphide mineralization from the YellowJacket zone and Swale area of Sierra Blanca, and roasting tests on Mother Lode flotation concentrate. Hazen holds analytical certificates from state regulatory agencies and the US Environmental Protection Agency (the “EPA”). Hazen participates in performance evaluation studies to demonstrate competence and maintains a large stock of standard reference materials from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Canadian Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology (CANMET), the EPA and other sources. Hazen’s QA program has been developed for conformance to the applicable requirements and standards referenced in 10 CFR 830.120 subpart A quality assurance requirements, January 1, 2002. Resource Development Inc. is a state-of-the-art laboratory for metallic and industrial minerals filling a need for high quality, cost-effective, and timely technical services for the international mining industry.
For additional information see the technical report on the Mother Lode project entitled “Technical Report and Preliminary Economic Assessment for BIOX Mill and Heap Leach Processing at the Mother Lode Project, Bullfrog Mining District, Nye County, Nevada” dated November 21, 2020 with an effective date of October 7, 2020, which is available under Corvus’ profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
About the North Bullfrog & Mother Lode Projects, Nevada
Corvus controls 100% of its North Bullfrog Project, which covers approximately 90.5 km2 in southern Nevada. The property package is made up of a number of private mineral leases of patented federal mining claims and 1,134 federal unpatented mining claims. The project has excellent infrastructure, being adjacent to a major highway and power corridor as well as a large water right. The Company also controls 445 federal unpatented mining claims on the Mother Lode project which totals approximately 36.5 km2 which it owns 100%. The total Corvus 100% land ownership now covers over 127 km2, hosting two major new Nevada gold discoveries.
About Corvus Gold Inc.
Corvus Gold Inc. is a North American gold exploration and development company, focused on its near-term gold-silver mining project at the North Bullfrog and Mother Lode Districts in Nevada. In addition, the Company controls a number of royalties on other North American exploration properties representing a spectrum of gold, silver and copper projects. Corvus is committed to building shareholder value through new discoveries and the expansion of its projects to maximize share price leverage in an advancing gold and silver market.
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