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P2 Gold Increases Inferred Resources at Gabbs by 69%

 

 

 

 

 

P2 Gold Inc.  (TSX-V: PGLD) (OTCQB: PGLDF) reports the completion of the April 2024 Updated Mineral Resource Estimate for its wholly-owned Gabbs Project located on the Walker-Lane Trend in Nevada. The 2024 MRE was prepared by P&E Mining Consultants Inc. in accordance with National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

 

“As part of the 2024 Preliminary Economic Assessment underway for the Gabbs Project, we have updated the operating costs for both heap leach and mill processing,” commented Joe Ovsenek, President and CEO of P2. “These operating costs have been used to update the pit-constrained Mineral Resource for the Gabbs Project. We now have substantially more mineralized material above the cut-off grades for the heap leach and mill. The known zones of mineralization at Gabbs all outcrop and remain open along strike and at depth, with excellent potential for non-outcropping zones of mineralization.”

 

Gabbs Project 2024 Mineral Resource Estimate

 

The 2024 MRE was prepared by P&E based on four diamond drill holes and 27 reverse circulation drill holes completed by the Company in 2021 and 2022 and 494 drill holes completed by prior Gabbs Project operators between 1970 and 2011.

 

The main difference between the 2024 MRE and the June 2023 Mineral Resource Estimate (see news release dated September 11, 2023) is the decrease in the oxide cut-off grade to 0.27 g/t gold equivalent from 0.28 g/t gold equivalent and a decrease in the sulphide cut-off grade to 0.36 g/t gold equivalent from 0.44 g/t gold equivalent. As a result, both oxide and sulphide Mineral Resources have increased.

 

Table 1:  2024 Gabbs Project Pit Constrained Mineral Resource Estimate(1)(2)(3)(4)

 

Mineral
Resource
Classification

Tonnes
(M)
Gold Grade
(g/t)
Silver Grade
(g/t)(5)
Copper
Grade
(%)

Gold
(M oz)

Silver(5)
(M oz)

Copper
(M lbs)
Gold Eq. Grade
(g/t)

Gold Eq.
(M oz)
Indicated 49.8 0.45 1.36 0.27 0.72 2.17 297.0 0.73 1.16
Inferred 112.2 0.35 0.84 0.23 1.28 3.04 567.1 0.63 2.29

 

(1) Mineral Resources which are not Mineral Reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The estimate of Mineral Resources may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, sociopolitical, marketing, or other relevant issues.
(2) The Inferred Mineral Resource in this estimate has a lower level of confidence than that applied to an Indicated Mineral Resource and must not be converted to a Mineral Reserve. It is reasonably expected that the majority of the Inferred Mineral Resource could be upgraded to an Indicated Mineral Resource with continued exploration.
(3) The Mineral Resources in this press release were estimated using the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves, Definitions (2014) and Best Practices (2019) prepared by the CIM Standing Committee on Reserve Definitions and adopted by CIM Council.
(4) The Mineral Resource Estimate was prepared for a potential open pit scenario using a constraining pit shell (with 50 degree slopes) at respective 0.27 g/t and 0.36 g/t oxide and sulphide gold equivalent cut-off grades.  The gold equivalent cut-off grades were derived from US$1,838/oz gold, US$3.96/lb copper, US$1.60/tonne mining cost, and US$11.40 and $19.60/tonne respective oxide and sulphide processing costs; US$1.00/tonne G&A cost, 78.3% and 95.2% respective Au oxide and sulphide process recoveries; and 48% and 78% respective Cu oxide and sulphide process recoveries.
(5) Silver not included in gold equivalent calculation.

 

Oxide Mineral Resources at Gabbs consist of Indicated Mineral Resources of 760,000 ounces of gold equivalent (33.7 million tonnes grading 0.46 g/t gold, 1.43 g/t silver and 0.26% copper) and Inferred Mineral Resources of 1,040,000 ounces of gold equivalent (52.0 million tonnes grading 0.39 g/t gold, 0.81 g/t silver and 0.21% copper).  See Table 2 below for a breakdown of the oxide and sulphide Mineral Resources.

 

Table 2:  2024 Gabbs Project Pit Constrained Mineral Resource Estimate by Rock Group(1)(2)

 

Rock
Group

Tonnes
(M)
Gold Grade
(g/t)
Silver Grade
(g/t)
Copper Grade
(%)

Gold
(M oz)

Silver
(M oz)

Copper
(M lbs)
Gold Eq. Grade
(g/t)
Gold Eq.
(M oz)
Oxide
Indicated
33.7 0.46 1.43 0.26 0.50 1.55 196.6 0.70 0.76
Oxide
Inferred
52.0 0.39 0.81 0.21 0.66 1.36 243.8 0.62 1.04
Sulphide
Indicated
16.1 0.43 1.21 0.28 0.22 0.62 100.4 0.77 0.40
Sulphide
Inferred
60.2 0.32 0.87 0.24 0.62 1.68 323.3 0.65 1.25

 

(1) See Notes 1 to 4 to Table 1 above.
(2) Tables may differ and not sum due to rounding.

 

Qualified persons

 

The 2024 MRE was prepared under the supervision of Eugene Puritch, P.Eng., FEC, CET of P&E Mining Consultants Inc., who is an Independent Qualified Person, as defined by NI 43-101.  Mr. Puritch has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this news release relating to the 2024 MRE.

 

Ken McNaughton, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., Chief Exploration Officer, P2 Gold, is the Qualified Person, as defined by NI 43-101, responsible for the Gabbs Project.  Mr. McNaughton has reviewed, verified, and approved the scientific and technical information in this news release.

 

About P2 Gold Inc.

 

P2 Gold is a mineral exploration and development company focused on advancing precious metals and copper discoveries and acquisitions in the western United States and British Columbia.

 

Posted April 29, 2024

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