Vancouver, BC, April 4, 2023 – Nevada King Gold Corp. (TSX-V: NKG; OTCQX: NKGFF) (“Nevada King”or the “Company”) is pleased to announce drill results from its 2022 Phase II drilling program at its 74.9km2 Iron Point Project, located 35km east of Winnemucca, Nevada, on the prolific Battle Mountain Trend (Figure 1).
Cal Herron, Exploration Manager of Nevada King, commented: “Every explorer looking for gold in northeastern Nevada over the past 50 years has been striving for the same goal – i.e. to find Carlin-type gold in receptive, Lower Plate stratigraphy. There are numerous deposits and mines across this region that host gold in upper plate and Tertiary-age lithotypes, but the real prize has always been to hit gold in Lower Plate sequences where the elephants are most likely to be found. As enumerated above, previous explorers at Iron Point identified most of the geological components that go into making a Carlin-type deposit, but the most important characteristic of all – the existence of Lower Plate rocks hosting gold mineralization – remained elusive. In this respect, Nevada King’s discovery hole VM-008C in 2019 represented a giant leap forward toward finding a Carlin-type deposit at Iron Point. The Company’s subsequent drilling program in 2022 corroborated this Lower Plate mineralization with hits in IP22-004 and 005 and also expanded the footprint of Carlin-type mineralization to the north, south, and east of VM-008C, covering an area measuring 1000m N-S by 500m wide and open in all directions. The gold intercepts in these three widely-spaced holes now place the Company in the enviable position of exploring for a potential elephant within an identified geological environment conducive for producing elephants, as opposed to questioning whether or not we are in the right environment to start with, which is the more common position most explorers in NE Nevada find themselves.
“With our advanced knowledge gained from the work completed to date, next possible steps at Iron Point could involve:
“The Company is currently examining several development strategies to best move the Iron Point Project forward.”
Phase II 2022 Drilling Program Summary:
Sampling Methodology, Chain of Custody, Quality Control and Quality Assurance
All sampling was conducted under the supervision of the Company’s project geologist and the chain of custody from the project to the sample preparation facility was continuously monitored. A blank or certified reference material was inserted approximately every twentieth sample.
The reverse circulation, mud rotary and core samples were delivered to either ALS Minerals or American Assay Laboratories certified laboratories in Sparks, NV, where they were crushed and pulverized. Resulting sample pulps were digested and analyzed for gold using fire assay with an atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) finish (ALS Minerals Au-AA23), or fire assay fusion with an ICP-OES finish (American Assay FA-PB30-ICP) on a 30 gram split. All other elements were determined by ICP analysis (ALS Minerals ME-ICP61 or American Assay ICP-2AO24) in either Sparks, NV, or Vancouver, BC. Data verification of the analytical results included a statistical analysis of the standards and blanks that must pass certain parameters for acceptance to insure accurate and verifiable results.
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 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 (www.sedar.com).
NI 43-101 Mineral Resources at the Atlanta Mine
Please see the Company’s website at www.nevadaking.ca.
For more information, contact Collin Kettell at [email protected] or (845) 535-1486.
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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, the Company’s 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.