Nevada Sunrise Metals Corp. (TSX-V: NEV) (OTC: NVSGF) is pleased to announce that its joint venture partner, CopAur Minerals Inc., has reported final results from the 2023 drilling program at the Kinsley Mountain Gold Project in Elko County, Nevada.
Diamond drill hole KMD23-02, targeting resource infill at the high-grade Western Flank Zone, returned 15.28 grams per tonne gold over 32.3 metres; including 24.07 g/t gold over 10.7 metres (Table 1 and Figures 1 and 2). This result, in conjunction with prior drilling in 2020 by the Kinsley Mountain joint venture that yielded high-grade sulphide gold intercepts at depth, reinforces the continuity and exceptionally high-grade nature of Secret Canyon shale-hosted sulphide gold mineralization. The Western Flank Zone is interpreted by CopAur to remain open along corridors to the north, west and east, which CopAur, as operator of exploration at Kinsley Mountain, plans to continue to test with additional drilling.
Table 1. Kinsley Mountain Final 2023 Diamond Drilling Results
|* True widths of the mineralized intervals are interpreted to be between 60-90% of the reported lengths.|
Diamond drill hole KMD23-03, targeting an untested geophysical anomaly, intersected a greater than 80 metre core length fault-bounded interval of the Secret Canyon Shale. This interval contained anomalous arsenic pathfinder values but did not return significant gold values.
Summary of the 2023 Exploration Program at Kinsley Mountain
A total of seven reverse circulation drill holes and three diamond drill holes comprising 2,285 metres (7,495 feet) were completed in 2023 at the high-grade Western Flank Zone (see Figure 1 below), the Main Pit North, and the Kinsley Ridge target. All samples, including QA/QC samples, were shipped to ALS Global in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for multi-element analysis and fire assay for gold.
Figure 1. Kinsley Mountain 2023 RC and Diamond Drilling Locations
Figure 2. Western Flank Zone: Holes KMD23-01 and KMD23-02 Cross Section (looking east)
Methodology and QA/QC
Assaying was performed by ALS Global, of Vancouver, Canada. ALS is an ISO-IEC 17025:2017 and ISO 9001:2015 accredited analytical laboratory that is independent of CopAur, Nevada Sunrise, and their respective Qualified Persons. Drill core and RC drill samples were subject to crushing to a minimum of 70% passing 2 mm, followed by pulverizing of a 250-gram split to 85% passing 75 microns. Gold determination was via standard 30-gram fire-assay analysis with atomic absorption spectroscopy (“AAS”) finish, in addition to 51 element ICP-MS. Samples returning greater than 10 g/t gold are subject to gravimetric finish. Gold values returning greater than 0.1 g/t gold are also subject to leach analysis where the sample is treated with a 0.25% NaCN solution and rolled for an hour. An aliquot of the final leach solution is then centrifuged and analyzed by AAS.
CopAur reports that it follows industry standard procedures for the work carried out on the Project, with a quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program. Blank, duplicate, and standard samples were inserted into the sample sequence sent to the laboratory for analysis. CopAur states it detected no significant QA/QC issues during its review of the 2023 data, and reports that it is not aware of any drilling, sampling, recovery, or other factors that could materially affect the accuracy or reliability of the data referred to herein.
The scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Robert M. Allender, Jr., CPG, RG, SME, who is a Qualified Person for Nevada Sunrise as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
About Kinsley Mountain
Kinsley Mountain hosts a historic past-producing mine that yielded 138,000 ounces of near-surface, open-pit oxide gold mined by Alta Gold Company between 1995-1999.
The Project hosts current indicated mineral resources comprising a National Instrument 43-101 compliant gold resource consisting of 418,000 indicated ounces of gold grading 2.63 g/t gold (4.95 million tonnes), and 117,000 inferred ounces of gold averaging 1.51 g/t gold (2.44 million tonnes), at cut-off grades ranging from 0.2 to 2.0 g/t gold1.
Indicated resources are inclusive of 302,000 ounces averaging 6.11 g/t gold hosted within the Secret Canyon Shale at the Western Flank Zone1.
|1 Technical Report on the Kinsley Project, Elko County, Nevada, U.S.A., dated June 21, 2021, with an effective date of May 5, 2021, and prepared by Michael M. Gustin and Gary L. Simmons, and filed under New Placer Dome Gold Corp.’s issuer profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).|
About Nevada Sunrise
Nevada Sunrise is a junior mineral exploration company with a strong technical team based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, that holds interests in lithium, gold, and copper exploration projects located in the State of Nevada, USA.
Nevada Sunrise owns 100% interests in the Gemini, Jackson Wash and Badlands lithium projects, all of which are located in the Lida Valley in Esmeralda County, NV. The Company owns Nevada water right Permit 86863, also located in the Lida Valley basin, near Lida, NV.
The Company’s key gold asset is at the Kinsley Mountain Gold Project near Wendover, NV, in a joint venture with CopAur Minerals Inc. Due to its current focus on lithium exploration and development in Nevada, the Company elected not to contribute to the 2023 exploration program at Kinsley Mountain and will incur dilution of its participating interest in the joint venture to an approximate 19.0% interest.
Nevada Sunrise has the right to earn a 100% interest in the Coronado VMS Project, located approximately 48 kilometers (30 miles) southeast of Winnemucca, NV.
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