Vancouver, British Columbia – NV Gold Corporation (TSX-V: NVX) (“the Company”) announced today that the 14-hole drill program recently completed on its newly-acquired Rattlesnake Hills Project in Natrona County, Wyoming has intercepted significant gold mineralization at Blackjack, a previously undrilled target on the property.
Hole NVJ 001 intercepted 33.5 m grading 1.33 grams per tonne (or 1.33 ppm or 110 feet @ 0.039 ounces per ton (opt)). Hole NVJ 001 was mineralized throughout its entire length of 152 meters (500 feet), with an average grade for the entire hole of 0.556 g/t. The hole is the western-most hole in the program and therefore this new zone is open in that direction. The Company has not received the silver assays for Hole NVJ 001 and will report them separately when received. Hole NVJ 001 was transected by Hole NVJ 008 (-45 degrees), which passed Hole NVJ 001 at approximately 85 meters from its collar (60m south of Hole NVJ 001). Several intercepts were present in Hole NVJ 008, confirming the results in Hole NVJ 001. (See table below)
Two additional holes were completed to the east of Hole NVJ 001 to test lateral continuity. Holes NVJ 005 and NVJ 007 were drilled 50 meters and 90 meters east of Hole NVJ 001, respectively. Both holes were angle holes drilled to test the structure at 60-80 meters depth. Both holes encountered multiple intercepts of gold and silver mineralization. Importantly, mineralization is increasing in intensity and grade from east to west. Significant results from the Blackjack program are as follows:
|Area or Zone|
* Sample results not yet received
Notes: True widths of these intercepts cannot be determined with the information currently available. Au Equivalent is calculated using gold:silver of 1:65.
Key observations are as follows:
Seven of eight holes at Blackjack returned gold values of significance. Six of eight holes, so far, report silver values of interest, with Hole 1 remaining to report.
Hole NVJ 001 was collared in strong mineralization and was mineralized throughout its entire length.
Gold mineralization encountered in this drill program represents the first discovery of gold outside the two previously drilled deposits at North Stock and Antelope basin, located nearly 8 kilometers to the east, supporting the concept that Rattlesnake Hills could be a district-scale gold play.
Results indicate that the Blackjack Zone is increasing in grade and intensity in an east to west direction. The strongest hole was on the western edge of the drilling and is open to the west and north and at depth.
Additionally, 6 holes were drilled at the Baldy Prospect, located on the northwestern portion of the property. Although there was no significant mineralization encountered in these holes, the alteration and structure was of interest and additional follow-up work will be undertaken.
John E. Watson, the Company’s President, said “This was the Company’s first exploration drilling program at Rattlesnake Hills and it has succeeded in its primary objective of discovering a new gold zone outside the two known, previously drilled deposits. The mineralization remains open to the west along strike and to the north. Both directions have geochemical sampling supportive of a successful follow-up program. We are very excited by these results and will be planning additional drilling at Blackjack and other targets in 2015.”
Exploration activities at the Rattlesnake Hills Gold project were conducted under the supervision of Michael B. Ward, P.Geo., a contract geologist of NV Gold who is not independent but is a Qualified Person under NI 43-101. Mr. Ward has approved this news release. Assays reported were conducted by ALS Chemex (Reno, Nevada and Vancouver, BC, Canada) using fire assay with an AA finish and ICP. The data verification procedures and QA/QC procedures followed for the recent drilling program involved inserting certified standards and blanks into the sample stream. Rig duplicates have been collected.
NVX is a Vancouver-based company, whose objective is to create shareholder value by the acquisition, exploration, and development of gold projects located within the major gold producing areas of the western United States and in Switzerland.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
(sgd.) “John E. Watson”
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