Corvus Gold Drills 33 metres @ 4.14 g/t Gold at Yellowjacket High-Grade Deposit, North Bullfrog Project, Nevada

Vancouver, B.C… Corvus Gold Inc. (“Corvus” or the “Company”) – (TSX: KOR, OTCQX: CORVF) announces initial assay results from three core holes along the northern extension of the Yellowjacket deposit, and two core holes from the western extension of the Sierra Blanca deposit, at the North Bullfrog Project, Nevada.  Drill hole NB-13-368 at the Yellowjacket deposit returned 33.3 metres @ 4.14 g/t gold and is 140 metres along strike from the previously reported intersection (NB-13-360, 9.6 metres @ 6.34 g/t gold – NR13-32, December 5, 2013).  Corvus has now reported results from within the high-grade Yellowjacket deposit at approximately 50 metre spaced drill fences over a current strike length of approximately 600 metres, within a structural zone ranging from 100-150 metres in width and to a nominal depth of about 150 metres.  The system remains open in all directions and indications from RC grid drilling to the west and northeast suggest additional vein zones may be present in those areas.

Corvus is awaiting assays from another 26 drill holes which are a mix of core and RC drilling testing the strike extension of the Yellowjacket deposit and two newly discovered vein systems between Yellowjacket and Air Track Hill (Figure 1).  Significantly, gold-tellurium mineralization, typically associated with bonanza grade gold systems, has now been discovered at Air Track Hill, located over a kilometre to the southwest of the Yellowjacket deposit and at the southwestern edge of the limit of the existing Sierra Blanca drilling.  This newly-discovered mineralization will be one of the focuses of the pending 2014 drilling program scheduled to begin at the end of January, 2014.

Yellowjacket Drilling

In drill hole NB-13-361, located 50 metres up dip from NB-13-360, the main vein thinned as it approached the surface.  However, the stockwork around the vein returned 22.3 metres @ 0.82 g/t gold (Table 1, Figure 1).  The vein interval in drill hole NB-13-367, located 70 metres along strike from NB-13-361, is hosted by dacite which is generally a poor vein host and has limited vein width development.  However, the vein and stockwork combined returned an intercept of 17.2 metres @ 1.15 g/t gold at relatively shallow depths (Table 1, Figure 1).  NB-13-368 encountered a 2 metre wide vein with 27 g/t gold and good stockwork (Table 1).  The intercept in NB-13-368 is 600 metres along strike from the original discovery hole NB-12-138 (Figure 1).

A number of holes which have cut the veins still have assays pending, including NB-13-369, 370 and 372.  Gold and silver continue to occur in these intersections as very fine grains of electrum, native gold and acanthite, a leachable silver sulfide.

Jeff Pontius, Chief Executive Officer, stated: “The remarkable consistency and expansion potential of the mineralization in the Yellowjacket deposit is encouraging for outlining a major new high-grade gold discovery here in Nevada.  In addition, the discovery of a new broad higher grade oxide gold-tellurium zone at Air Track Hill represents a completely new style of gold mineralization that bodes well for developing other new Yellowjacket type high-grade zones.  With the results of each new hole returned from North Bullfrog, our assessment of the potential of this new Nevada Gold District grows.”

Table 1: Significant intercepts* from recent core holes at Yellowjacket.
(Reported drill intercepts are not true widths.  At this time, there is insufficient data with respect to the shape of the mineralization to calculate its true orientation in space.)

Hole ID  and Orientation From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Gold (g/t) Silver (g/t) Comments
NB-13-361
Az 25
Incl -45
25.3 30.5 5.2 0.15 0.65 Disseminated
30.5 47.8 17.4 0.92 3.65 HW Stockwork
47.8 49.2 1.4 0.78 Pending Main Vein
49.2 52.8 3.5 0.34 0.96 FW Stockwork
22.3 0.82 Pending Vein + Main Stockwork
52.8 90.8 38.1 0.16 0.70 FW Peripheral Stockwork
NB-13-367
Az 90
Incl -42
97.3 105.4 8.1 1.28 3.16 HW Stockwork in dacite
105.4 107.9 2.5 1.06 13.19 Main Vein
107.9 114.5 6.6 1.02 2.48 FW Stockwork in dacite
17.2 1.15 4.37 Vein + Main Stockwork
114.5 144.4 29.9 0.15 1.2 Disseminated
144.4 185.9 41.5 0.40 1.53 Illite-pyrite Stockwork
NB-13-368
Az 60
Incl -45
109.3 122.1 12.7 5.99 Pending HW Stockwork
122.1 124.1 2.0 26.97 Pending Main Vein
124.1 142.6 18.5 0.35 Pending FW Stockwork
33.3 4.14 Pending Vein + Main Stockwork
142.6 194.1 51.5 0.30 1.45 FW Peripheral Stockwork
194.1 245.4 51.3 0.15 0.6 Disseminated

*Intercepts calculated using a 0.1g/t gold cutoff and up to 1 metre of internal waste.

New Mineralization Style Found at Air Track Hill and New Structure Found at Sierra Blanca West

At Air Track Hill, located on the southwestern edge of the Sierra Blanca deposit, a new type of higher grade gold-tellurium mineralization has been discovered in hole NB-13-364 (Figure 1, Table 1).  This type of mineralization is frequently associated with high-grade gold systems around the world, with the most famous being the Cripple Creek District in Colorado.  Hole NB-13-364 revealed a shallow mineralized zone with 23 metres @ 1 g/t gold from 17 metres depth, including 4 metres of 2.2 g/t gold (Table 2).  The silver to gold ratio of the mineralization is 1:10, which is exactly the opposite of the 10:1 ratio in the Yellowjacket quartz veins and much lower than the normal 1:1 ratio in the disseminated mineralization (Tables 1 and 2).  The mineralization is hosted in a strongly altered pyroclastic unit with associated iron-oxide breccia veinlets.  The average tellurium content of the zone is 5 ppm, with a high value of 36 ppm.  Initial structural data suggests that the mineralization has a north-easterly strike similar to the newly discovered vein type mineralization within the main Sierra Blanca deposit.  Hole NB-13-365 was drilled to confirm the orientation of the mineralized zone (assays pending).

Core drilling on the northwestern edge of the Sierra Blanca deposit has also revealed a potentially new high-grade structural zone, thereby opening up potential mineralization to the west under an extensive area of shallow pediment cover.  This new zone is hosted in a dacite unit, which typically has been barren but this intersection and the one in hole NB-13-361 in the Yellowjacket deposit 700 metres to the east are changing that assumption.  Core hole NB-13-366 returned an intercept of 47 metres @ 0.9 g/t gold and 1 g/t silver from 41 metres depth (Table 2).

Table 2: Significant intercepts* from recent core holes at Air Track Hill and West Sierra Blanca.
(Reported drill intercepts are not true widths.  At this time, there is insufficient data with respect to the shape of the mineralization to calculate its true orientation in space.)

Hole ID From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Gold (g/t) Silver (g/t) Comments
NB-13-364 17.1 40.0 22.9 1.04 0.1 Az 90 Incl -45
Including 28.3 32.6 4.3 2.21 0.2 Tellurium and mercury related
Including 35.9 37.7 1.8 2.64 0.2
NB-13-366 10.4 13.9 3.5 0.94 0.4 Az 15 Incl -46
41.5 88.8 47.4 0.93 1.3 Disseminated in altered dacite
Including 46.7 66.9 20.2 1.03 1.4
Including 71.4 88.8 17.5 1.26 1.8

*Intercepts calculated using a 0.1g/t gold cutoff and up to 1 metre of internal waste.

Figure 1: Location of drill holes discussed in this news release.  Red collars and traces indicate holes reported in this news release.  Blue indicates holes for which assays are pending.  Black indicates previously released results.
Significant mineralized faults are shown in dark red.  Hachured lines show outlines of present proposed pit designs.  Topographic contour interval is 2 metres.

About the North Bullfrog Project, Nevada

Corvus controls 100% of its North Bullfrog Project, which covers approximately 68 km² in southern Nevada just north of the historic Bullfrog gold mine formerly operated by Barrick Gold Corporation.  The property package is made up of a number of leased patented federal mining claims and 758 federal unpatented mining claims.  The project has excellent infrastructure, being adjacent to a major highway and power corridor.

Qualified Person and Quality Control/Quality Assurance

Jeffrey A. Pontius (CPG 11044), a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has supervised the preparation of the scientific and technical information 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.

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 and Alaska, which controls a number of exploration projects representing a spectrum of early-stage to advanced gold projects.  Corvus is focused on advancing its 100% controlled 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

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Investor Relations
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