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Corvus Gold’s New Oxide Discovery at the Lynnda Strip Drills 106.7 Metres @ 0.71 g/t Gold and 48.8 Metres @ 0.9 g/t Gold and Identifies a Potential Connected System 700 Metres West

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Corvus Gold Inc. (TSX: KOR) (NASDAQ: KOR) announces it has received additional results from its current drill programs in the greater Mother Lode project area with continued expansion of the new Central Intrusive Zone “CIZ”, “Upper Oxide” and “Main Zone” targets (Figure 1). In addition, initial results from Corvus’first follow-up hole at its new “Lynnda Strip” discovery were returned; a new deposit that will ultimately be integrated into the overall Mother Lode Mine plan (Table 1). The initial follow-up RC drill hole from the Lynnda Strip discovery is encouraging with two separate thick oxide intercepts. Hole ML20-168 has an upper intercept of 48.8m @ 0.90 g/t gold including 16.8m @ 1.86 g/t gold and a lower intercept of 106.7m @ 0.71 g/t gold including 16.8m @ 0.99 g/t gold & 15.2m @ 1.31 g/t gold ending in mineralization. Further follow-up drilling is ongoing with several diamond core holes identifying multiple intercepts with strong quartz stockwork veining and a deeper extent of the gold system (Figure 2).

 

Lynnda Strip Discovery

 

The new drill results and initial core holes from the Lynnda Strip discovery has highlighted the key controls on the mineralization encountered to date. They key findings from this work are listed below:

 

  • The Lynnda Strip discovery appears to be part of a large new discovery that is controlled by a major north-south trending structural zones that has delivered encouraging results to the south by Coeur Mining Inc.’s C-Horst discovery and is the focus of currently constructed drill pad to the northwest on AngloGold Ashanti Limited’s land package.
  • The upper higher-grade zone is related to steeply west dipping veins and vein-stockwork zones. These vein zones are similar to the vein/stockwork zone in the YellowJacket and Bullfrog deposits located a few kilometres to the west.
  • Oxidation is very deep in this area (over 400 metres) similar to the deep oxidation of the CIZ zone about 1.5 kilometres to the south.
  • Like the historic Bullfrog mine and the developing YellowJacket deposit the higher-grade vein/stockwork system of the Lynnda Strip discovery may benefit from milling and gravity recovery and provide a significant addition to the Mother Lode mine plan.

 

In addition, Corvus has drilled an RC hole at a new target (Merlin South) approximately 700 metres to the west of Lynnda Strip that has returned a broad zone (+100 metres thick) of strong alteration and oxidation that is similar to the mineralized zones at Lynnda Strip. This new target is the focus of multiple drill sites built by AngloGold Ashanti Limited immediately to the north and recent drill holes completed by Coeur Mining, Inc. to the south.

 

Mother Lode Results

 

Continued results from Mother Lode are defining additional high-grade core areas within the CIZ target area with holes ML20-153CT retuning 9.2m @ 3.43 g/t gold and ML20-155CT with 13.6m @ 2.73 g/t gold. These new high-grade intercepts are within the larger lower grade zones of oxide CIZ mineralization. In addition, we have seen an expansion of the Upper Oxide zone to the south that was intersected by hole ML20-155CT with 68.6 m @ 0.35 g/t gold and ML20-153CT with 12.8m @ 0.56 g/t.   It appears that the current results also continue to reflect higher-grades in the Main Zone with our large diameter core drilling which include ML20-155 with 11.9m @ 4.21 g/t gold with the zone thickening in these areas, which the Company believes bodes well for future mineral resource updates.

 

With the new results, we continue to see expansion of all three target zones at the Mother Lode deposit (Upper Oxide, Main & CIZ). The ongoing comparison work of large diameter core with RC continues to show broader intercepts with higher grades as compared to earlier mineral resource RC drilling results. The CIZ target continues to show good continuity along strike and at depth in the southern sector with mineralization extending past 550 metres in depth with consistent grades (both holes ML20-153 & ML20-155 ending in good grade mineralization).    

 

Our drilling at CIZ over the next few months will be essential in developing an expanded mineral resource for the Mother Lode deposit. We expect to be modeling this new mineral resource expansion early in 2021 and posting a new Mother Lode mineral resource update in the first half of next year. The current drilling reported in this press release will not form part of the updated Preliminary Economic Assessment and updated Technical Report to be filed for the Mother Lode project as detailed in the Company’s press release on October 7, 2020.

 

Jeffrey Pontius, President and CEO of Corvus, said, “These new results continue to support the expansion of the Mother Lode deposit and the new CIZ target. The impressive new results from the Lynnda Strip discovery are outlining what we believe could be a major new discovery in the eastern District, with the Corvus portion augmenting the overall Mother Lode mine plan. As we continue with our District-wide exploration in the Mother Lode belt, we will potentially see more encouraging results as well as exploration across the greater Bullfrog District in general. This District is emerging as a key focus of Nevada exploration and is likely to have many more headlines in the near future.”

 

 

Table 1: Mother Lode & Lynnda Strip – 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
ML20-153CT
AZ 085 dip-70
159.74 172.52 12.78 0.56 0.79 Upper Oxide Zone
0.1 g/t cut
  176.81 201.78 24.97 0.80 0.72 Main Zone
  220.43 257.71 37.28 1.33 2.13 Main Zone
inc 224.57 248.41 23.84 1.53 2.25 1 g/t cut
  369.17 381.68 12.51 0.45 0.96 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
  415.14 418.19 3.05 2.23 1.54 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
  426.55 430.07 3.52 0.64 0.69 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
  482.19 486.77 4.58 0.52 0.22 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
  535.23 543.15 7.92 0.39 0.18 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
  555.80 584.46 28.66 1.37 0.88 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
inc 566.26 575.46 9.20 3.43 2.20 1g/t cut

 

 

 

ML20-155CT
AZ 085 dip-70
206.65 275.23 68.58 0.35 0.36 Upper Oxide Zone
  285.90 290.47 4.57 0.31 0.54 Upper Oxide Zone
  303.00 317.91 14.91 3.45 3.72 Main Zone
inc 303.00 314.86 11.86 4.21 4.15 1 g/t cut
  322.33 326.36 4.03 1.11 3.49 Main Zone
  339.24 341.80 2.56 0.18 0.27 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
  345.34 357.44 12.10 0.24 1.21 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
  362.62 371.55 8.93 0.46 0.91 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
  464.21 477.93 13.72 0.79 0.18 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
  484.02 501.67 17.65 0.86 0.12 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
inc 484.02 490.12 6.10 1.63 0.13 1 g/t cut
inc 497.22 499.26 2.04 1.42 0.25 1 g/t cut
  514.59 525.29 10.70 0.41 0.07 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
  535.50 538.89 3.39 1.90 0.30 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
  544.00 578.21 34.21 1.66 1.50 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
inc 544.00 557.58 13.58 2.73 1.95 1 g/t cut
inc 570.71 577.50 6.79 2.30 2.94 1 g/t cut
  592.23 617.98 25.75 0.62 0.80 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
inc 604.42 613.74 9.32 1.38 0.59 1 g/t cut

 

 

 

ML20-157CT
AZ 080 dip-75
463.48 510.64 47.16 1.42 0.98 Main Zone
inc 464.60 479.15 14.55 2.10 1.59 1 g/t cut
  540.11 548.94 8.83 0.12 0.32 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
  615.79 619.81 4.02 0.88 0.59 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
  631.02 649.53 18.51 0.17 0.11 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut
  660.59 675.74 15.15 0.56 0.32 CIZ
0.1 g/t cut

 

 

 

ML20-164
AZ 080 dip-72
224.03 227.08 3.05 1.92 n/a Main Zone
East edge of ML deposit
Defining eastern boundary of ML 271.27 274.32 3.05 0.42 n/a Main Zone
  307.85 320.04 12.19 0.23 n/a CIZ
Top of zone – EOH

 

 

Lynnda Strip Results

 

ML19-168
AZ 090 dip-60
213.36 262.13 48.77 0.90 n/a Upper HG Zone
0.1 g/t cut
inc 228.60 245.36 16.76 1.86 n/a 1 g/t cut
  294.13 400.81 106.68 0.71 n/a Lower Zone (EOH)
0.1 g/t cut
inc 358.14 374.90 16.76 0.99 n/a 1 g/t cut
imc 384.05 399.29 15.24 1.31 n/a 1 g/t cut

 

Figure 1.  Location map for new CIZ and Lynnda Strip drill holes, Mother Lode Project, East Bullfrog Mining District, Nevada is available at 

https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/822d9992-942a-40bc-8e3f-40d7713850ba

 

Figure 2.  Lynnda Strip new vein system discovery photos (ML20-167CT) is available at 

https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/3bcd8bc5-b062-4d1b-bfea-620c4d21ebc4

 

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.

 

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 kmwhich 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.

 

Posted October 29, 2020

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