VANCOUVER, BC, July 7, 2022 /CNW/ - Nevada King Gold Corp. (TSXV: NKG) (OTCQX: NKGFF) ("Nevada King" or the "Company") is pleased to announce an update on resource expansion and definition drilling at its 5,166 hectare, 100% owned Atlanta Gold Mine Project, located in the prolific Battle Mountain Trend 264km northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nevada King has completed 14 reverse circulation drill holes totaling 1,140 metres. An initial batch of drill samples has been delivered to American Assay Labs in Reno, Nevada, with assay results anticipated in the coming weeks.
Three drills are now on site, including a recently arrived Foremost dual rotary and a MaxiDrill diamond core rig. Pre-collar work has begun, targeting high-grade gold mineralization along the Atlanta Mine Fault Zone ("AMFZ"), identified in 2021 drilling with results that included 41.2m averaging 3.94 g/t Au, 64m averaging 3.35 g/t Au, and 54.9m averaging 5.34 g/t Au, starting at or near surface.
Nevada King has initiated its Phase II Metallurgical Testing Program with the collection of a bulk sample from the northern end of the historical pit. This is the first of three bulk samples that will be collected from zones of low, medium, and high grade gold mineralization exposed in and around the pit. Test work on these bulk samples will evaluate gold recoverability utilizing cyanide extraction.
Exploration Manager Cal Herron stated: "Drilling is advancing smoothly. The first 14 RC holes drilled this season were collared south of the historic Atlanta Pit and were planned to evaluate and test the structural controls over gold mineralization across the southern extension of the AMFZ. A newly arrived Foremost DR (dual rotary) rig is currently drilling pre-collar holes through the unmineralized volcanic overburden in preparation for PQ and HQ core tails. Working in concert on the deeper holes, the DR rotary and Maxi core drills can now efficiently and cost-effectively follow up on high-grade intersections identified at the bottom of the pit to test extensions to the north, south, and down-dip to the west as well as northwestward along the AMFZ.
In view of the recently announced positive cyanide solubility test results, this year's program will be expanded to include drill testing of mineralization outside of the 2020 Gustavson resource zone, particularly north, east, and south of the existing pit. Both low and high-grade gold mineralization remain open in all directions and much of this season's drilling will occur well outside of the historical pit perimeter into areas that have seen little or no drilling. Bolstered by the success of last year's program in significantly expanding the footprint of gold mineralization at Atlanta well outside the Gustavson resource area and in intercepting significant intervals of high-grade gold mineralization in new areas, Nevada King enters the 2022 exploration season at Atlanta 'loaded for bear', with an expanded geological and support team, three drills, additional excavating equipment, and most importantly, ever confident in our ability to grow Atlanta into a major gold deposit."
The scientific and technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Calvin R. Herron, P.Geo., who is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101").
About Nevada King Gold Corp.
Nevada King is the third largest mineral claim holder in the State of Nevada, behind Nevada Gold Mines (Barrick/Newmont) and Kinross Gold. Starting in 2016 through to the present day the Company has staked large project areas hosting significant historical exploration work along the Battle Mountain trend located close to current or former producing gold mines. These project areas were initially targeted based on their potential for hosting multi-million ounce gold deposits and were subsequently staked following a detailed geological evaluation. District-scale projects in Nevada King's portfolio include (1) the 100% owned Atlanta Mine, located 100km southeast of Ely, (2) the Lewis and Horse Mountain-Mill Creek projects, both located between Nevada Gold Mines' large Phoenix and Pipeline mines, and (3) the Iron Point project, located 35km east of Winnemucca, Nevada.
The Atlanta Mine is a historical gold-silver producer with a NI 43-101 compliant pit-constrained resource of 460,000 oz Au in the measured and indicated category (11.0M tonnes at 1.3 g/t) plus an inferred resource of 142,000 oz Au (5.3M tonnes at 0.83 g/t). See the NI 43-101 Technical Report on Resources titled "Atlanta Property, Lincoln County, NV" with an effective date of October 6, 2020, and a report date of December 22, 2020, as prepared by Gustavson Associates and filed under the Company's profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).
NI 43-101 Mineral Resources at the Atlanta Mine
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Please see the Company's website at www.nevadaking.ca.
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Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward Looking Information
This news release contains certain "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" (collectively "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, without limitation, statements relating the future operations and activities of Nevada King, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are frequently, but not always, identified by words such as "expects", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "potential", "possible", and similar expressions, or statements that events, conditions, or results "will", "may", "could", or" should" occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements in this news release relate to, among other things, exploration plans and the Company's ability to potentially expand mineral resources and the impact thereon. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Forward-looking statements reflect the beliefs, opinions and projections on the date the statements are made and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by Nevada King, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and the parties have made assumptions and estimates based on or related to many of these factors. Such factors include, without limitation, the ability to complete proposed exploration work given the global COVID-19 pandemic, the results of exploration, continued availability of capital, and changes in general economic, market and business conditions. Readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release concerning these items. Nevada King does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements of beliefs, opinions, projections, or other factors, should they change, except as required by applicable securities laws.
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