Corvus Drills 25.9 m of 1.13 g/t Au at North Bullfrog

Vancouver, B.C., Corvus Gold Inc. (“Corvus” or the “Company”) – (TSX: KOR, OTCQX: CORVF) announces initial results from the first 16 holes (Figure 1) of the phase II, 23 hole resource expansion and conversion program at Mayflower Deposit, North Bullfrog Project, Nevada.  This program is part of the ongoing Mayflower mine development study that is intended to be the cornerstone of a two stage mine development plan that might potentially see gold production commence in late 2014.

These most recent Mayflower results include high-grade vein related mineralization (NB-12-147 with 3.24 g/t gold over 6.1 metres) indicating the deposit may have additional higher-grade potential at depth (Table 1).  Results from drill intersections through historic mine waste rock deposits, such as hole NB-12-150 with 4.6 metres of 4.17 g/t gold, further demonstrate the width potential of the vein related systems in the Mayflower deposit.

The results from the Phase II Mayflower program will be incorporated in an updated resource estimate scheduled for Q4 2012 and will also be used in the planned Mayflower feasibility study proposed to be completed in Q1 2013.


Figure 1  Drill hole map for Mayflower resource expansion and conversion drill program.

 

Table 1:  Significant Intercepts* from Phase II 2012 Mayflower Drilling
(*Intercepts are approximate true width and calculated with 0.1 g/t cutoff and up to 2.0 metres of internal waste)

Hole ID
From (metres)
To (metres)
Interval (metres)
Gold (g/t)
Silver (g/t)
Comments
NB-12-144
0.0
42.7
42.7
0.31
0.30
including
18.3
25.9
7.6
0.95
0.62
NB-12-145
no significant intercepts
NB-12-146
no significant intercepts
NB-12-147
134.1
160.0
25.9
1.13
0.59
including
135.6
141.7
6.1
3.25
1.07
NB-12-148
no significant intercepts
NB-12-149
102.1
128.0
25.9
0.34
0.35
including
112.8
128.0
15.2
0.48
0.42
NB-12-150
0.0
4.6
4.6
4.17
1.47
Mine dump
NB-12-151
no significant intercepts
NB-12-152
no significant intercepts
NB-12-155
22.9
39.6
16.8
0.31
Ag Pending
NB-12-156
73.2
94.5
21.3
0.53
Ag Pending
including
74.7
88.4
13.7
0.76
Ag Pending
NB-12-157
67.1
77.7
10.7
0.56
Ag Pending
NB-12-158
no significant intercepts
NB-12-159
no significant intercepts
NB-12-160
10.7
56.4
45.7
0.63
0.70
including
19.8
44.2
24.4
0.94
0.90
including
30.5
44.2
13.7
1.28
1.00

Jeff Pontius, Corvus CEO stated: “Corvus has made significant advancements on the development of the Mayflower deposit and, with the continued excellent results from the ongoing drilling, metallurgical and mine design work, Mayflower is emerging as an exceptional potential mining project.  In addition, Corvus has continued with its targeting work on the Yellow Jacket high-grade gold system and will start follow up drilling on this exciting new, Nevada high-grade vein system within the month.”

About the North Bullfrog Project, Nevada

Corvus controls 100% of its North Bullfrog Project, which covers approximately 43 km² in southern Nevada just north of the historic Bullfrog gold mine formerly operated by Barrick Gold.  The property package is made up of a number of leased patented federal mining claims and 461 federal unpatented mining claims.  The project has excellent infrastructure, being adjacent to a major highway and power corridor.  The Company and its independent consultants completed a robust positive Preliminary Economic Assessment on the current resource in February 2012.

The project currently includes numerous prospective gold targets with four (Mayflower, Sierra Blanca, Jolly Jane and Connection) collectively containing an estimated Indicated Resource of 15 Mt at an average grade of 0.37 g/t gold for 182,577 ounces of gold and an Inferred Resource of 156 Mt at 0.28 g/t gold for 1,410,096 ounces of gold (both at a 0.2 g/t cutoff), 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 in structural feeder zones with breccias and quartz-sulphide vein stockworks such as the Mayflower and Yellowjacket targets.  The Company is actively pursuing both types of mineralization.

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/.

Qualified Person and Quality Control/Quality Assurance

Jeffrey A. Pontius (CPG 11044), a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101, has supervised the preparation of the scientific and technical information (other than the resource estimate) that form the basis for this news release and has approved the disclosure herein.  Mr. Pontius is not independent of Corvus, as he is the CEO and holds common shares and incentive stock options.

Mr. Gary Giroux, M.Sc., P. Eng (B.C.), a consulting geological engineer employed by Giroux Consultants Ltd., has acted as the Qualified Person, as defined in NI 43-101, for the Giroux Consultants Ltd. mineral resource estimate.  He has over 30 years of experience in all stages of mineral exploration, development and production.  Mr. Giroux specializes in computer applications in ore reserve estimation, and has consulted both nationally and internationally in this field.  He has authored many papers on geostatistics and ore reserve estimation and has practiced as a Geological Engineer since 1970 and provided geostatistical services to the industry since 1976.  Both Mr. Giroux and Giroux Consultants Ltd. are independent of the Company under NI 43-101.

The work program at North Bullfrog was designed and supervised by Russell Myers (CPG 11433), President of Corvus, and Mark Reischman, Corvus 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 log and track all samples prior to sealing and shipping.  Quality control is monitored by the insertion of blind certified standard reference materials and blanks into each sample shipment.  All resource sample shipments are sealed and shipped to ALS Chemex in Reno, Nevada, for preparation and then on to ALS Chemex in Reno, Nevada, or Vancouver, B.C., for assaying.  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.  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 Nevada, Alaska and Quebec, which controls a number of exploration projects representing a spectrum of early-stage to advanced gold projects.  Corvus is focused on advancing its 100% owned Nevada, North Bullfrog project towards a potential development decision and continuing to explore for new major gold discoveries.  Corvus is committed to building shareholder value through new discoveries and leveraging noncore assets via partner funded exploration work into carried and or royalty interests that provide shareholders with exposure to gold production.

On behalf of
Corvus Gold Inc.

(signed) Jeffrey A. Pontius
Jeffrey A. Pontius,
Chief Executive Officer

Contact Information:   Ryan Ko
Investor Relations
Email: info@corvusgold.com
Phone: 1-888-770-7488 (toll free) or (604) 638-3246 / Fax: (604) 408-7499

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