Nevada King Intercepts 3.18 g/t Au Over 70.1m Including 6.63 g/t Au Over 15.2m in Oxide With 25m Step-Out From High-Grade “Feeder” Zone

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

VANCOUVER, BC, May 23, 2023 – Nevada King Gold Corp. (TSX-V: NKG; OTCQX: NKGFF) (“Nevada King” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce assay results from one vertical, reverse circulation (“RC”) hole recently completed at its at its 5,166 hectare (51.6km2), 100% owned Atlanta Gold Mine Project, located in the prolific Battle Mountain Trend 264km northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada.


Table 1: Interval released today. True width estimated at 90-95%.
  • AT23HG-21 plotted on section 22-5N(2) intercepted 70.1m of 3.18 g/t Au, including 15.2m of 6.63 g/t Au, and was collared 25m west of previously released AT22HG-13 which averaged 82.3m of 3.60 g/t Au, including 12.2m of 17.59 g/t Au, (see January 12, 2023, release). These two holes add to the rapidly growing, high-grade, sub-horizontal silica replacement zone that developed within strongly decalcified dolomite and overlying volcanics along and adjacent to the northerly trending West Atlanta Fault (“WAF”). This “core” zone of higher grade mineralization ranges from 30m to 70m wide and 50m to 100m true vertical thickness and is currently identified in widely-spaced drill holes over a 400m north-south strike length. The Company is actively tracking it northward along the WAF with a series of drill fences designed to fill a 200m gap in drill coverage between Section 22-8N (released February 1, 2023) and Section 22-15N (released April 27, 2023, see Figure 1).
  • Section 22-5N(2) is the longest drill section released to date by the Company. Running 400m east-west, this section starts at the bottom of the East Ridge Target, completely crosses the Atlanta Mine Fault Zone (“AMFZ”) and then transits most of the West Atlanta Graben. The same structural and mineralization patterns are repeated along drill fences for at least 400m northward. Mineralization remains open at both ends of Section 22-5N(2) and the Company will soon initiate drilling to track the mineralization hit in AT22-RC12 and RC13 eastward up into the East Ridge Target and westward from AT22HG-8T later this summer to test mineralization beyond the West Atlanta Graben’s western margin.
  • Looking immediately south of Section 22-5N(2) is the east-west trending South Fault, which previous explorers perceived to cut off mineralization at Atlanta. However, holes drilled by Nevada King indicate gold mineralization is in fact present south of the South Fault, which implies that the AMFZcould well extend further south into the South Extension Target. If this area proves to host gold mineralization, a significant area currently categorized as strip material could instead contribute to a future resource, while opening up mineralization further south along the WAF in an area with no historical drilling.Given the strong mineralization seen along Section 22-5N(2) the Company will now target the extension of this high-grade gold southward from this section.  

Cal Herron, Exploration Manager of Nevada King, commented, “We continue to intersect higher-grade results as our drills step westward across the WAF from the AMFZ into the West Atlanta Graben. The WAF is a major control over gold/silver mineralization and proximity to this structure is the key to finding higher-grades within the adjacent AMFZ and West Atlanta Graben. The Company will continue drilling more fences east-west across the WAF in order to  expand the northerly-trending high-grade core zone and test the thick, volcanic-hosted mineralization occurring within the adjacent West Atlanta Graben. The Company will also test for mineralization southward along the AMFZ, moving into an area with no historical drilling that is looking more like a major blue sky target at Atlanta.”

Figure 1.  Location map for the hole reported in this news release along drill Section22-5N(2) relative to the perimeter of the historical Atlanta Pit. Shallow drillholes on the mine dumps have been removed from the plot for clarity. 
Figure 2.  Section 22-5N(2) looking north across the southern portion of the Atlanta Mine Fault Zone and West Atlanta Graben. The South Fault dips steeply north and cuts the section at a low angle.
Table 2. Other holes used in Section22-5N(2). The AT21/22 series holes were drilled by Nevada King. ARC series of holes were drilled by Goldfields in 1990. KR series of holes drilled by Kinross in 1998. *Denotes hole that bottomed in mineralization.

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 $10 million as of May 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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