Corvus Gold Inc. JV Partner Encounters High-Grade Gold Mineralization at the LMS Gold Project, Alaska
Highlights Include: 12 metres of 3 g/t gold, and 3.5 metres of 12.5 g/t gold
Vancouver, B.C........Corvus Gold Inc. ("Corvus" or the "Company") - (TSX: KOR) is pleased to announce that it has been advised by First Star Resources Inc. ("First Star") (TSX-V: FS), the optionee of the Company's LMS Gold Project in Alaska, that it has released the results of its 2010 drilling program at LMS and that all holes encountered significant gold mineralization in the target structures, including 11.6 metres of 3.0 g/t gold, and 3.5 metres of 12.5 g/t gold in drill hole LM-10-39.
First Star 2010 Drilling Program Results
In September, First Star USA Inc. (the Alaska subsidiary of First Star) drilled three NC core holes totalling 1,103 metres within the Camp Zone area of LMS. As indicated by First Star, the goals of the 2010 drilling program were to: 1) expand the stratiform gold-bearing graphitic quartzite breccias horizon; and 2) confirm the extent of high-grade gold vein feeder zones in the lower gneiss zone. All three holes were designed to test both targets.
Intersections in the stratiform breccia zone include 11.6 metres of 3.0 g/t gold and 13.9 g/t silver, including 4.4 metres of 4.9 g/t gold and 19.0 g/t silver, in drill hole LM-10-39; and 2.8 metres of 8.2 g/t gold and 4.6 g/t silver, and 9.1 metres of 1.6 g/t gold and 15.4 g/t silver, including 2.1 metres of 4.8 g/t gold and 6.0 g/t silver in drill hole LM-10-38.
Intersections within the feeder vein zone include 3.5 metres of 12.5 g/t gold, including 0.8 metres of 43.9 g/t gold, in drill hole LM-10-39; and 2.9 metres of 12.5 g/t gold and 6.0 g/t silver and 1.5 metres of 4.4 g/t gold and 2.3 g/t silver in drill hole LM-10-38. These results have highlighted the presence of both gold-silver and silver dominated styles of mineralization at LMS.
Significant results of drill holes LM-10-37, LM-10-38 and LM-10-39 are presented in the tables below.
Table 1: Significant drilling results of drill hole LM-10-37, Camp Zone, LMS Gold Project, Alaska*
Hole ID From (metres) To (metres) Interval (metres) Gold (g/t) Silver (g/t) LM-10-37 158.5 160.7 2.2 0.7 1.5 LM-10-37 162.0 162.6 0.6 1.9 12.5 LM-10-37 164.4 167.1 2.7 1.8 3.9 including 166.5 167.1 0.6 6.1 6.0 LM-10-37 171.2 173.2 2.0 1.4 5.6 including 171.9 173.2 1.3 1.8 6.8 LM-10-37 175.6 178.3 2.8 1.5 5.5 including 176.6 178.3 1.7 2.2 6.3 LM-10-37 188.5 190.5 2.0 0.8 6.3 LM-10-37 195.1 197.5 2.4 0.7 25.3
Table 2: Significant drilling results of drill hole LM-10-38, Camp Zone, LMS Gold Project, Alaska*
Hole ID From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Gold (g/t Silver (g/t) LM-10-38 161.5 164.3 2.8 8.2 4.6 LM-10-38 172.5 181.7 9.1 1.6 15.4 including 176.8 181.7 4.9 2.5 7.4 including 179.5 181.7 2.1 4.8 6.0 LM-10-38 186.5 187.9 1.4 1.4 3.1 LM-10-38 198.9 201.8 2.9 12.5 6.0 LM-10-38 217.6 219.6 1.9 1.9 0.6 LM-10-38 290.5 291.4 0.9 1.2 1.6 LM-10-38 324.3 325.8 1.5 4.4 2.3 LM-10-38 388.8 391.5 2.7 0.9 5.6 including 390.8 391.5 0.7 2.1 0.9 LM-10-38 401.3 402.0 0.8 1.1 1.1 LM-10-38 425.7 426.4 0.8 1.8 8.1
Table 3: Significant drilling results of drill hole LM-10-39, Camp Zone, LMS Gold Project, Alaska*
Hole ID From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Gold (g/t Silver (g/t) LM-10-39 221.6 224.8 3.2 3.8 6.0 LM-10-39 227.8 239.4 11.6 3.0 13.9 including 227.8 229.2 1.4 6.0 24.4 including 233.6 238.1 4.4 4.9 19.0 LM-10-39 267.2 268.7 1.5 1.7 65.1 LM-10-39 271.3 274.8 3.5 12.5 2.0 including 271.3 272.0 0.8 43.9 5.3 * Note: All intercepts are calculated using a 0.5 g/t gold cutoff and a maximum of 2 metres of internal waste.
"We are very pleased with the First Star exploration program this year," said Russell Myers, President of Corvus. "The field program was well designed and executed and the results have helped delineate the lower vein zone at LMS. Due to the lack of proven continuity, the high grade feeder intersections delineated by past exploration would not be included in any resource estimation on the project. The results of the 2010 drilling program will help to support the inclusion of this data in any future resource estimation that may be done."
About the LMS Project
The LMS claim block is located in the Goodpaster Mining District of Alaska and consists of 92 State of Alaska mining claims covering 61 square kilometres. Gold mineralization is believed to be intrusive related, similar to the Pogo Gold Mine operated by Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC and located 40 kilometres to the northeast.
Pursuant to an earn-in agreement made August 16, 2010 between Raven Gold Alaska Inc. (an Alaskan subsidiary of the Company) ("Raven") and First Star USA Inc. (an Alaskan subsidiary of First Star) ("First Star US"), First Star US has the right to earn an initial 55% interest in the LMS property by incurring USD 3.5 million in exploration expenditures by December 31, 2013 (USD 500,000 prior to December 31, 2010) and paying International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. an aggregate of USD 280,000. After having earned the initial 55% interest, First Star US has the right to earn a further 45% (for a total 100% interest) in the project by either incurring a further USD 3 million in exploration expenditures, or by producing, filing and having accepted by the TSX Venture Exchange a NI 43-101 compliant technical report demonstrating a minimum inferred resource of two million troy ounces of recoverable gold (using a 0.3 g/t gold cutoff), in each case prior to December 31, 2015. Raven retains an NSR royalty on all gold and silver produced of either 3% (if the gold price is USD 1,000 or below) or 4% (if the gold price is above USD 1,000), plus a 1% NSR royalty on all other minerals produced. First Star US can purchase 1% of this royalty for USD 3 million at any time after having earned its initial 55% interest. In addition, should First Star US elect to acquire a 100% interest in the project, Raven will be entitled to receive an additional 2% NSR royalty on all products produced.
Qualified Person and Quality Control/Quality Assurance
Jeffrey A. Pontius (CPG 11044), a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed the scientific and technical information that forms 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 Company has been advised that the work program at LMS was designed and supervised by Dr. Karsten Eden, the Vice President - Exploration, of First Star and that all exploration work was conducted by First Star's exploration contractor, Pacific Rim Geological Consulting of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Company understands that Pacific Rim personnel at the project photographed the core from each individual drill hole prior to preparing the split core, and logged and tracked all samples prior to sealing and shipping. All sample shipments were sealed and shipped to ALS Chemex in Fairbanks, Alaska, for preparation and then on to ALS Chemex in Reno, Nevada, or Vancouver, B.C., for assay. ALS Chemex's quality system complies with the requirements for the International Standards ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 17025:1999. First Star has also advised the Company that it also had its own quality control/quality assurance programs in place.
About Corvus Gold Inc.
Corvus Gold Inc. is a resource exploration company, focused in Alaska and Nevada, which controls a number of exploration projects representing a spectrum from early stage to the advanced gold projects. Corvus is committed to building shareholder value through new discoveries and leveraging those discoveries via partner funded exploration into carried and or royalty interests that provide its shareholders significant exposure to produced gold to maximize the value for their investment.
On behalf of
Corvus Gold Inc.
(signed) Jeffrey A. Pontius
Jeffrey A. Pontius,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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