Nevada King Intercepts 2.74 g/t Au Over 89m Including 7.65 g/t Au Over 13.4m at New “West Atlanta Graben” Target at Atlanta

Monday, April 3, 2023

VANCOUVER, BC, April 3, 2023 – Nevada King Gold Corp. (TSX-V: NKG; OTCQX: NKGFF) (“Nevada King” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce high-grade gold assay results from one core hole and three 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. 

Drilling Highlights:

Table 1: Highlight hole released today. True width estimated at 90-95%. ^Denotes core hole.
  • Section 22-5N (W) crosses the southern end of the newly defined West Atlanta Graben (“WAG”) target, which hosts a thick section of mineralized volcanic and volcaniclastic sediments down-dropped along the western flank of the West Atlanta Fault (see March 20, 2023, release). Core hole AT22HG-8T extends known mineralization to depth and, together with nearby RC holes AT22SE-14 and 16, defines the location of a post-mineral fault (the “South Fault”) that displaced mineralization southwest of the Atlanta pit (Figure 1).  
  • WAG mineralization along Section 22-5N (W) is 150m wide and ranges from 50 to 125m thick (Figure 2). Historical holes drilled by Gold Fields in 1990 on both sides of AT22HG-8T compare closely in grade and thickness to today’s hole, for example returning 2.79 g/t Au over 94.5m in ARC-5 and 2.11 g/t Au over 113.4m in ARC-1 (Table 3). 
  • The southern end of the WAG is geologically complicated by the intersecting E-W and N-S fault patterns, which in itself may be responsible for the higher grades and thicker mineralization seen along section lines 22-5N through 22-7N. Both Kinross and Meadow Bay considered the South Fault to be a through-going structure terminating the southern end of the Atlanta resource zone. However, Nevada King’s 2021 and 2022 drilling south of the Atlanta pit clearly shows the Atlanta Mine Fault Zone cutting the South Fault and extending mineralization further south into the South Extension Target. 
  • The Company’s current interpretation of the fault pattern immediately south of Section 5N/5N(W) opens the door for additional targets within the massive quartzite ridge that abuts the southern rim of the pit. If mineralized, this ridge, which is currently categorized as strip material in the Gustavson resource model, could provide the Company with another game-changing event with respect to decreasing strip ratios and allowing for a deeper pit in potential mining scenarios.
  • Given the lack of depth penetration in AT22HG-9 and severe core loss within the mineralized zone in ARC-1 a 140m zone exists between AT22HG-13 (82.3m @ 3.60 g/t Au, released January 12, 2023) and AT22HG-8T (89.3m @ 2.74 g/t Au). The Company is drill testing this sizeable gap.  
  • PQ and HQ size core from AT22HG-8T is currently being utilized for metallurgical testwork aimed at determining amenability of the volcanic-hosted mineralization for heap-leach recovery. Gold cyanide solubility assays within these volcanics are amongst the highest at the property to date, opening up the prospect of simple heap leach extraction, which could positively impact mining and processing costs.

Cal Herron, Exploration Manager of Nevada King, stated, “With winter conditions now behind us, drilling progress within the West Atlanta Graben will accelerate. We will soon gain a much better understanding of the resource potential west of the West Atlanta Fault by testing a rectangular area measuring 300m wide and 500m long. In the process, additional narrow, fault-bounded grabens hosting anomalously high Au/Ag grades and thicknesses like that seen in AT22HG-13 will likely be found. Nevada King will continue to focus on defining these high-grade zones that can have significant economic impact on a bulk-tonnage gold system. The Atlanta Au/Ag system is turning out to be much larger than previously envisioned, and with improving weather conditions we are eager to ramp up drilling to continue unlocking the property’s potential.”

Figure 1.  Location map for holes reported in this news release along section 22-05N(W) relative to the perimeter of the historical Atlanta Pit and 2020 Gustavson resource zone.  Fault pattern has been updated with addition of recent drill data.  E-W trending structural pattern offsetting mineralized N-S structural pattern is now becoming evident.
Figure 2.  Cross section 22-05N (W) looking north across the southern end of the West Atlanta Graben extension of the AMFZ about 200m soutwest of the historical Atlanta pit.  Gold mineralization within the graben block is largely confined to the volcanic section  Mineralization is truncated 50m south of the section by the steeply-dipping South Fault, with pre-dates the West Atlanta Fault.  The Pogonip Limestone is conformable with the overlying Eureka Quartzite.
Table 3: Other holes used in Section22-5N (W). AT22 series holes were drilled by Nevada King in 2022 and have been previously reported. AR and ARC series holes were drilled by Goldfields in 1990. KR98 series angle RC holes were drilled by Kinross in 1998. *Denotes holes that bottomed in mineralization. ^Denotes core hole.

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 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 Company is well funded with cash of approximately $7.25-million as of April 2023.

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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