Vancouver, B.C……..Corvus Gold Inc. (“Corvus” or the “Company”) – (TSX: KOR, OTCQX: CORVF) announces the latest assays from the ZuZu zone resource expansion drilling program within the Nevada, North Bullfrog Project. The ZuZu program is directed at defining an expanded resource base for the Mayflower mine project for inclusion into the ongoing Mayflower feasibility study scheduled for release in Q1 of 2013. The final 19 holes of the program have confirmed the presence of thick zones of well mineralized highly oxidized material outcropping on the hill at ZuZu, including 90 metres of 0.3 g/t gold starting at the surface in NB-12-200.
Jeff Pontius, Corvus’ CEO, stated: “We anticipate that this additional zone of at-surface oxide mineralization on private land at ZuZu will expand the scope of the Mayflower project and should increase the resource base for the Mayflower project, thus enhancing the project economics. We look forward to the completion of the Mayflower feasibility and the continued development of the project as well as the start of our 2013 high-grade and North Area exploration program planned for Q2 2013.”
Significant New Intercepts* from Infill Drilling and Chip Channel Sampling at ZuZu
|NB-12-204||No significant Intercepts|
|NB-12-205||No significant Intercepts|
|NB-13-210||No significant Intercepts|
|NB-13-213||No significant Intercepts|
|JJRX-8||No significant Intercepts|
*Intercepts are approximate true widths and were calculated with 0.1 g/t gold cut-off and
up to 3.0 metres of internal waste.
ZuZu Zone Drilling
During the Preliminary Economic Assessment of the North Bullfrog Project (NR12-37, December 6, 2012), an additional area was outlined for the expansion of the original Mayflower pad design and the mineralized zone on the ZuZu patented claim was identified as a potential resource expansion zone. A 30 hole (3,639 metre) drilling program conducted in late 2012 and Q1 of 2013 has confirmed the potential of this zone, which could potentially add substantial tonnage to the Mayflower mine plan and extend the proposed mine life.
The ZuZu drilling program has outlined a strong gold system in the central portion of the target. The mineralization begins at surface and is hosted primarily by the upper Crater Flat Tuff as it is elsewhere on the property. The mineralization at ZuZu has a low strip ratio and a favorable mining configuration.
Figure 1: Location of the ZuZu Claim and drill holes reported in this release. Topographic contour interval is 5 metres. All reported holes are vertical. Chip channel sample traces are shown in red.
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. The Company’s independent consultants completed a robust positive Preliminary Economic Assessment on the existing resource in December 2012.
The project currently includes numerous prospective gold targets with four (Mayflower, Sierra Blanca, Jolly Jane and Connection) 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/. For details with respect to the assumptions underlying the current resource estimate and preliminary economic analysis, see the technical report entitled “Technical Report and Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Mayflower and North Mine Areas at the North Bullfrog Project, Bullfrog Mining District, Nye County, Nevada” dated December 6, 2012 and available under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com.
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 (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 programs at North Bullfrog are 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 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
Phone: 1-888-770-7488 (toll free) or (604) 638-3246 / Fax: (604) 408-7499
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian and US securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein including, without limitation, statements regarding the anticipated content, commencement and cost of exploration programs, anticipated exploration program results, the discovery and delineation of mineral deposits/resources/reserves, the potential for any mining or production at North Bullfrog, the potential for the identification of multiple deposits at North Bullfrog, the potential for the mineralization on the ZuZu claim to be converted to a resource and/or to enhance the economics of the Mayflower project or to extend the anticipated mine life, the potential for the Company to secure or receive any royalties in the future, business and financing plans and business trends, are forward-looking statements. Information concerning mineral resource estimates and the preliminary economic assessment thereof also may be deemed to be forward-looking statements in that it reflects a prediction of the mineralization that would be encountered, and the results of mining it, if a mineral deposit were developed and mined. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements by the Company are not guarantees of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, variations in the nature, quality and quantity of any mineral deposits that may be located, variations in the market price of any mineral products the Company may produce or plan to produce, the Company’s inability to obtain any necessary permits, consents or authorizations required for its activities, the Company’s inability to produce minerals from its properties successfully or profitably, to continue its projected growth, to raise the necessary capital or to be fully able to implement its business strategies, and other risks and uncertainties disclosed in the Company’s latest Annual Information Form and interim Management Discussion and Analysis and filed with certain securities commissions in Canada. All of the Company’s Canadian public disclosure filings may be accessed via www.sedar.com and readers are urged to review these materials, including the technical reports filed with respect to the Company’s mineral properties.