Corvus Gold Inc. (TSX: KOR) (OTCQX: CORVF) announces it has received positive results from the final eight western stepout holes from the Phase II drill program at Mother Lode Project, Nevada. All drill results to date, including 172 historical holes for a total of 250 drill holes, will be included in the maiden mineral resource estimate scheduled for release later this month (Figure 1 & Table 1). The expansion potential of the Western Zone, and notably the Western Feeder Zone at depth (Figure 2), is highlighted by drill holes ML18-074 (25.9m @ 2.34 g/t Au) and ML18-077 (50.3m @ 2.67 g/t Au). Mother Lode’s Phase III drill program is already underway and is expected to continue to further expand the project to the West, North and at depth as outlined over the past year.
The Western Feeder Zone is a potential high-grade shoot feature within the broader Fluorspar Canyon Fault structural zone and has been intersected by a number of recent holes with encouraging results: ML18-060, 21.3m @ 3.47 g/t Au; ML18-067, 18.3m @ 4.02 g/t Au; ML18-068, 54.9m @ 1.86 g/t Au; ML18-074, 25.9m @ 2.34 g/t Au; ML18-077, 50.3m @ 2.67 g/t Au. The Western Feeder Zone is the structural target at depth where the favorable Mother Lode sequence of host rocks occur adjacent to the feeder structure.
Corvus Gold has now defined a broad western extension of the Mother Lode deposit, which remains open and will be addressed in the Phase III program. In addition, the Phase III program will also address expansion potential on the northern and eastern extension of the deposit as well as new internal “deep feeder” targets that have emerged from the resource modeling process.
Jeff Pontius, President and CEO of Corvus states “Our new western drill hole results have provided our exploration team with a clear target for expanding the deposit to the west. In addition, the broad high-grade Western Feeder Zone is now defined and a target developed for additional exploration at depth, which will be drilled with core holes. Furthermore, deep feeder type potential is also emerging to the east from our modeling work and is scheduled to be addressed during the Phase III drill program. Our ongoing drilling continues to unlock potential for this new Nevada gold deposit which we believe will be a catalyst to Corvus Gold and its shareholders.”
Figure 1. Plan map showing recent drill holes on Mother Lode Project with exploration target area:
|Drill Hole #||from (m)||to (m)||Interval (m)||Gold (g/t)||Silver (g/t)||Comment|
|ML18-071||240.79||243.84||3.05||0.52||0.69||SW of ML18-070|
|AZ 085 dip-50||South extension|
|ML18-072||362.71||368.81||6.1||0.36||0.63||West of ML18-060|
|AZ 080 dip-70||402.34||416.05||13.71||1.8||4.33||Lower OX Zone|
|ML18-073||321.56||370.33||48.77||1.19||1.22||West of ML18-069|
|AZ 080 dip-60|
|inc||338.33||361.19||22.86||1.74||1.62||1 g/t cut|
|ML18-074||298.7||320.04||21.34||1.44||0.87||West of ML17-067|
|AZ 080 dip-87|
|inc||300.23||315.47||15.24||1.74||0.95||1 g/t cut|
|inc||364.24||390.14||25.9||2.34||9.37||1 g/t cut|
|ML18-075||463.3||469.39||6.09||1||0.57||West of ML18-072|
|AZ 080 dip-85|
|inc||463.3||466.34||3.05||1.4||0.86||1 g/t cut|
|ML18-076||423.67||432.82||9.15||1.39||1.32||West of ML17-073|
|AZ 075 dip-80|
|ML18-077||342.9||402.34||59.44||2.36||2.36||West of ML18-068|
|AZ 075 dip-85|
|inc||344.42||394.72||50.3||2.67||2.59||1 g/t cut|
|ML18-078||371.86||390.14||18.28||1.49||1.82||West of ML18-073|
|AZ 075 dip-85|
|inc||373.38||385.57||12.19||1.97||2.34||1 g/t cut|
Figure 2. Core Mother Lode property map with exploration plan.:
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 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 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 Mother Lode 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 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. Reischman, 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
About the North Bullfrog & Mother Lode Projects, Nevada
Corvus controls 100% of its North Bullfrog Project, which covers approximately 72 km² in southern Nevada. The property package is made up of a number of private mineral leases of patented federal mining claims and 865 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 433 federal unpatented mining claims on the Mother Lode project which totals approximately 35 km2 which it owns 100%. The total Corvus Gold 100% land ownership now covers over 100 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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