Corvus Gold Intersects 15 metres of 2.4 g/t Gold at the North Bullfrog Project, Nevada
March 30, 2011
Vancouver, B.C……..Corvus Gold Inc. (“Corvus” or the “Company”) - (TSX: KOR) announces the latest results from its ongoing drill program at the North Bullfrog Project near Beatty, Nevada. Highlights from drilling include 15.2 metres of 2.4 g/t gold at the new Connection target; 62.5 metres of 0.5 g/t gold at the Yellow Jacket target; 64.0 metres of 0.5 g/t gold at the Savage Valley target; and 19.8 metres of 0.6 g/t gold at the Jolly Jane target (see Figure 1). The continued success of drilling in all target areas has led to a further expansion of the initial 2011 drilling program to 15,000 metres, and the program will therefore now continue through to the end of May.
Three of four initial holes drilled at the new Connection target have returned results, including 21 metres of 1.1 g/t gold in hole NB-11-78 at a depth of 11 metres and 41 metres of 1.3 g/t gold in hole NB-11-79 at a depth of 6 metres (Table 1). These results have begun to outline an area of near-surface, higher grade mineralization which may have a significant impact on potential mining plans. Drill hole NB-11-77, a 400 metre step out hole to the west, encountered only weak mineralization in the targeted structure.
Yellow Jacket Target
Drill hole NB-11-68 was drilled to the west and below the previously reported (see NR11-03) intersections at Yellow Jacket and returned a broad zone of mineralization (105 metres at 0.4 g/t gold) within the favourable stratigraphic host unit with higher grade internal intervals. An additional five holes are pending or in progress at the target area.
Savage Valley Target
Assays have been received from the first four holes, with three holes returning broad, moderate grade intercepts. These include hole NB-11-65 which returned 64 metres of 0.5 g/t gold, connecting intervals previously announced in NR11-03, and forming a new large, open zone of gold mineralization. An additional five holes have pending assays from this zone. Hole NB-11-66, which represented a 500 metre step out the south, did not return significant values.
Jolly Jane Target
Results from eight additional holes have expanded the previously defined mineralization (Figure 1). These holes continue to delineate broad intervals of shallow oxide mineralization, such as that found in hole NB-11-72 which intercepted 56 metres of 0.4 g/t gold starting at 8 metres below the surface.
Jeff Pontius, Chief Executive Officer of Corvus, stated: “The Savage Valley target represents a completely blind discovery which appears to have a strike length in excess of 400 metres. This confirms our belief that with continued systematic, district-wide exploration, the North Bullfrog Project has the potential to grow into a major multi-million-ounce, bulk-tonnage gold deposit.”
A video of the North Bullfrog project showing location, infrastructure access and 2010 winter drilling is available on the Company’s website at http://www.corvusgold.com/investors/video/.
Figure 1: Locations of holes drilled in the current 2010-2011 program.
Table 1: Significant intercepts* from recent drilling at North Bullfrog
* Intercepts calculated using 0.1 g/t gold cutoff with maximum of 3 metres of internal dilution. These intercepts are not true widths. At this time, there is insufficient data with respect to the shape of the mineralization to calculate its true orientation in space.
|NB-11-66||No Significant Intercepts||Savage Valley|
|NB-11-77||No Significant Intercepts||Connection|
About the North Bullfrog Project, Nevada
The North Bullfrog Project covers over 24 square kilometres in southern Nevada just north of the historic Bullfrog gold mine formerly operated by Barrick. The project has excellent infrastructure, being adjacent to a major highway and power corridor, and is 100% controlled by the Company.
The project currently includes eight prospective gold targets with one prospect – the Mayflower target – containing an NI 43-101 compliant initial Indicated Resource of 2.6 million tonnes at an average grade of 0.67 g/t gold (at a 0.3 g/t cutoff) for 76,300 ounces of gold and an Inferred Resource of 2.2 million tonnes at 0.56 g/t gold for 39,000 ounces of gold with appreciable silver credits. Mineralization occurs in two primary forms: (1) broad stratabound bulk-tonnage gold zones such as the Sierra Blanca and Jolly Jane systems; and (2) moderately thick zones of high-grade gold and silver mineralization hosted by structural zones with breccias and quartz-sulfide vein stockworks such as the Mayflower and Yellowjacket targets. The Company is pursuing both types of mineralization with an expanded 15,000 metre Phase 1 drill program.
Qualified Person and Quality Control/Quality Assurance
Jeffrey A. Pontius (CPG 11044), a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has supervised the preparation of the scientific and technical information that form the basis for this news release and has approved the disclosure herein. Mr. Pontius is not independent of the Company, as he is the CEO and holds common shares and incentive stock options.
The work program at North Bullfrog was designed and supervised by Russell Myers, President of the Company, and Mark Reischman, Nevada Exploration Manager, who are responsible for all aspects of the work, including the quality control/quality assurance program. On-site personnel at the project photograph the core from each individual borehole prior to preparing the split core and log and track all samples prior to sealing and shipping. All sample shipments are sealed and shipped to ALS Chemex in Reno, Nevada, or Vancouver, B.C., for assay. ALS Chemex’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. Quality control is further assured by the use of international and in-house standards. Finally, representative blind duplicate samples are forwarded to ALS Chemex and an ISO compliant third party laboratory for additional quality control.
About Corvus Gold Inc.
Corvus Gold Inc. is a resource exploration company, focused in Alaska and Nevada, which controls a number of exploration projects representing a spectrum from early-stage to advanced gold projects. Corvus is committed to building shareholder value through new discoveries and leveraging those discoveries via partner funded exploration work into carried and/or royalty interests that provide shareholders with exposure to gold production to maximize the value for their investment.
On behalf of
Corvus Gold Inc.
(signed) Jeffrey A. Pontius
Jeffrey A. Pontius,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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