Nevada King Further Expands Mineralized Footprint of Oxide Gold “North Extension Target” to 600m North of Atlanta Pit

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

VANCOUVER, BC, December 20, 2022 – Nevada King Gold Corp. (TSX-V: NKG; OTCQX: NKGFF) (“Nevada King” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce assay results from eleven reverse circulation (“RC”) holes recently completed at its Atlanta Gold Mine Project located 264km northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the prolific Battle Mountain Trend. This drilling was designed to test the extent of the gold footprint within the North Extension Target (the “NET”), a newly identified mineralized zone located north of the historical Atlanta Pit outside of the 2020 Gustavson resource zone (Figure 1).

North Extension Target Highlights:

Table 1: Highlight holes released today.
*Denotes hole that bottomed in mineralization.
  • The eleven vertical RC holes released today are located north and south from an initial fence of holes into the NET along Section E-E’ (Figures 1 and 4) reported November 23, 2022. These holes were drilled proximal to the northerly-trending Atlanta Mine Fault Zone (“AMFZ”), both north and south of the NET discovery hole AT21-003 released November 22, 2021, which returned 9.1m of 8.26 g/t Au within a broader intercept of 18.3m of 4.64 g/t Au.  
  • Today’s holes are focused along sections G-G’ and H-H’ (Figures 2 and 3), which cut across the AMFZ showing vertical displacement (west side down), with the highest grade intervals continuing to be found proximal to the fault. This higher-grade “core” mineralization along the fault zone is approximately 50m wide
  • Mineralization within the NET target is now drill defined over a strike length of 175m north-south, spanning 300m east-west, with today’s Section H-H’ (Figure 3) located approximately 600m north of the historical pit. Should the NET mineralization ultimately tie into the existing Gustavson resource, it would roughly double the footprint of the overall mineralized gold zone at Atlanta.  
  • Prior to these latest results the NET target area comprised an approximately 150m wide corridor. With these current results the NET target area footprint is now interpreted to be up to 400m wide (Figure 1). This is an important development as it significantly increases the potential for inclusion of the NET within the main pit zone, particularly if future drilling finds gold mineralization in the untested East Ridge Target area (“ERT”).
  • Many of today’s holes bottomed in gold mineralization and the NET also remains open to further expansion to the east and west where further step-out drilling is planned. Of note is that three historical holes were drilled on the east side of the NET, but based on the current interpretation all of them were too shallow to reach gold mineralization.   

Cal Herron, Exploration Manager of Nevada King, stated: “The NET target represents a significant expansion area with a growing mineralized footprint. Drilling is set to resume shortly within the NET and will continue to target: 1) the high-grade portion of this zone along the AMFZ, 2) the depth of mineralization, and 3) the lateral extent, particularly eastward into a large area of the untested potential where gold mineralization occurs in outcrop at the northern edge of the ERT. We look forward to receiving the pending assays for holes completed between Section G-G’ and the pit, which will indicate if the NET could potentially be joined together with the existing resource.”

Figure 1. Location map for holes reported in this news release along sections G-G’ and H-H’ relative to the perimeter of the historical Atlanta Pit and footprint of the Gustavson 2020 NI 43-101 resource. 
Figure 2. Cross section G-G’ looking north across the northern extension of the Atlanta Mine Fault Zone. Approximately 70m of vertical displacement is evident across the fault, with higher grades and mineralized thicknesses occurring  proximal to the fault. 
Figure 3. Cross section H-H’ looking north across the northern extension of the Atlanta Mine Fault Zone. As with the section above, mineralization remains open east and west of the section.
Figure 4.  Previously reported cross section E-E’ looking north across the northern extension of the AMFZ about 500m north of the historical Atlanta pit. Mineralization hit in historical hole 170m west of section and remains open to the west, while mineralization remains open east of DHRI-11-04RC. Westward normal fault displacement on the mineralized horizon across the steeply-dipping Atlanta Mine Fault is evident.
Table 2: Full list of RC drill results reported today from the North Extension Target. 
*Denotes holes that bottomed in mineralization.
Table 3: Previously reported and historic holes used in Sections G-G’ and H-H’. AT21 series holes were drilled by Nevada King in 2021. DHRI series holes were drilled by Meadow Bay in 2011. 
*Denotes hole that bottomed in mineralization.

Further Discussion

Holes AT22NS-18 and AT22NS-19, drilled across the projection of the AMFZ south of Section G-G’, indicate the AMFZ has either jogged eastward or has been fault-displaced to the east. Follow-up drilling east of AT22NS-19 is planned to pick up the fault zone again. Meanwhile, holes AT22NS-3, AT22NS-4, AT22NS-5, AT22NS-6, and AT22NS-7, drilled north of Section H-H’, show a drop-off in gold mineralization between AT22NS-9 and AT22NS-7 and suggest a significant lateral fault offset of the AMFZ. Planned step-out drilling along Section H-H’ will eventually define the type of offset or lithologic discontinuity indicated by this sudden loss of mineralization northward along trend.    

Qualified Person

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 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 Company is well funded with cash of approximately $12 million as of December 2022.  

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 ( 

NI 43-101 Mineral Resources at the Atlanta Mine

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For more information, contact Collin Kettell at or (845) 535-1486.

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