Revival Gold Intersects Near-Surface Oxide Gold in an Additional Eleven Drill Holes at Beartrack-Arnett
TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Revival Gold Inc. (TSXV: RVG, OTCQB: RVLGF) (“Revival Gold” or the “Company”), a growth‐focused gold exploration and development company, announces results from an additional eleven drill holes from the Company’s 2020 drilling program on the past-producing Beartrack-Arnett Gold Project (“Beartrack-Arnett”) located in Idaho, USA.
The eleven holes released today are core holes drilled in the Haidee target area to upgrade resources from the Inferred category to the Indicated category (see Technical Report on the Beartrack-Arnett Gold Project, Lemhi County, Idaho, USA dated February 21st, 2020) and to expand the resource along strike and up-dip.Highlights1.01 g/t gold over 11.0 meters1 and 0.39 g/t gold over 10.4 meters1 in AC20-49D0.40 g/t gold over 13.2 meters1 AC20-052D0.86 g/t gold over 48.5 meters1 in AC20-059D0.45 g/t gold over 36.1 meters1 in AC20-062D0.83 g/t gold over 13.4 meters1 in hole AC20-065
1 Drilled width; true width estimated to be approximately equivalent to drilled width.Drillholes AC20-062D and AC20-059D were drilled along the northeast margin of the existing mineral resource at Haidee. Both holes intersected long intervals of gold mineralization indicating that mineralization extends up-dip into the gold soil anomaly northeast of the current Haidee resource. The anomaly is largely untested and represents an attractive target for further exploration.“We are very pleased to see additional broad intercepts of near-surface oxide gold mineralization in the Haidee area. The results offer potential to expand the open pit heap leach mine plan outlined in the results of Revival Gold’s first phase Preliminary Economic Assessment released in November,” said President and CEO Hugh Agro.Drill ResultsDetailed results for the Haidee target drill holes released today are presented in the table below:
1 True width estimated to be approximately equivalent to drilled width although some variation may occur. Numbers may not add up due to rounding.
2 Where applicable, grades at Arnett are capped at 8.0 g/t Au using the methodology described in the Technical Report on the Beartrack-Arnett Gold Project, Lemhi County, Idaho, USA dated February 21st, 2020. No capping was applicable in the results presented above.
3 Average core recovery for the interval 4.0 meters to 14.9 meters was 74%. Recovery for individual intervals was as follows: 7.0 meters to 7.9 meters – 38%; 8.8 meters to 10.1 meters – 50%; 11.3 meters to 12.6 meters – 43%; 13.1 meters to 13.7 meters – 25%; 14.0 meters to 14.3 meters – 50%.
4 Core recovery for intervals with recovery below 50% was as follows: 22.9 meters to 23.2 meters – 50%; 23.5 meters to 23.8 meters – 50%; 143.6 meters to 145.1 meters – 36%.
5 Core recovery for intervals for the intervals 6.1 meters to 7.6 meters and 8.2 meters to 8.5 meters was 40% and 0%; respectively. The interval from 8.3 meters to 8.5 meters was included at 0 g/t Au.
6 Core recovery for the intervals with recovery below 50% was as follows: 10.8 meters to 11.9 meters – 43%; 113.4 meters to 114.9 meters was 0%; 114.9 meters to 116.4 meters – 50%; 130.1 meters to 130.8 meters – 40%. The interval from 113.4 meters to 114.9 meters was included at 0 g/t Au.
7 Core recovery for the interval 45.1 meters to 46.6 meters was 50%.
8 Core recovery for the interval 110.2 meters to 111.1 meters was 40%.
9 Hole AC20-064D represents the re-drilled upper 32.0 meters of hole AC20-046D, which had very poor core recovery.
10 Core recovery from 20.3 meters to 20.7 meters was 13%.Figure 1 below is a plan view of the Arnett Haidee target area describing the collar locations for all thirty drill holes completed in this year’s drilling program (including those for which results have been released to-date).A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/dd60bbf5-b2bb-4c10-a494-9f65ed484fcdDrill Program UpdateThe thirty exploration and infill drill holes completed this season on the Haidee target totaled approximately 4,900 meters of drilling.A further five holes have been completed between the North and South Pit areas totaling approximately 1,660 meters. The holes in this area cover a strike length varying from 400 to 600 meters along the Panther Creek Shear Zone (“PCSZ”). Each of the holes intersected the PCSZ with varying amounts of oxidized and unoxidized sulfides in each hole.An initial three exploration holes have been drilled in the Rabbit target area for a total of approximately 900 meters. Difficult drilling conditions limited the depth of drilling at Rabbit, however, the operating and geological information obtained in drilling these holes will be of use in planning next year’s follow-up program.This year’s drill program will conclude shortly with the completion of two exploration drill holes in the Joss target area for a total of approximately 960 meters. Remaining assay results for the seven outstanding drill holes at Haidee and the nine outstanding drill holes at Beartrack are expected to be available in January and February 2021.Claim StakingRevival Gold staked an additional 47 claims on the northwestern boundary of the Beartrack-Arnett property this fall. The claims were staked around the periphery of the existing claim block to cover areas of alteration or conceptual targets developed during the Company’s 2020 mapping program. The new claims cover approximately 380 hectares, bringing the area covered by Revival Gold’s total land position at Beartrack-Arnett to approximately 5,800 hectares.Upcoming ActivitiesWith 2020 field work coming to an end, Revival Gold has initiated a review of the data collected during this year’s exploration program and the integration of this data into the Beartrack-Arnett geological model. In connection with these activities, the Company has contracted Mira Geoscience Ltd. (“Mira”), a geological consulting firm with expertise in three-dimensional computer modeling and artificial intelligence. Mira will take a holistic approach to data analysis, integrating all drilling data, including historical blast hole drilling from the Beartrack mine, geological, geochemical, and geophysical data to generate a three-dimensional model of the mineral systems at Beartrack-Arnett. The aim is to build on the Company’s understanding of mineralization controls at the deposit scale, the controls on higher grades within the deposits and to identify additional exploration targets beyond the known resource.The Company has also retained consulting structural geologist, Mr. Brett Davis, to investigate incidents of high-grade mineralization within the current mineral resource at Beartrack-Arnett, at depth and along strike within the PCSZ. Drilling in the PCSZ to-date has intersected several instances of bonanza-style grades including 71 g/t gold over 9.8 meters (BT12-175D), 23.1 g/t gold over 3.3 meters (BT17-201D), and 20.1 g/t gold over 2.1 meters (BT18-221D). These results have received little follow-up to-date.Qualified PersonSteven T. Priesmeyer, C.P.G., Vice President Exploration, Revival Gold Inc., is the Company’s designated Qualified Person for this news release within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects and has reviewed and approved its scientific and technical content.About Revival Gold Inc.Revival Gold Inc. is a growth-focused gold exploration and development company. The Company has the right to acquire a 100% interest in Meridian Beartrack Co., owner of the former producing Beartrack Gold Project located in Idaho, USA. Revival Gold also owns rights to a 100% interest in the neighboring Arnett Gold Project.Beartrack-Arnett is the largest past-producing gold mine in Idaho. A Preliminary Economic Assessment has been completed for a first phase restart of heap leach operations to produce 72,000 ounces of gold per year over an initial seven-year mine life at an AISC of $1,057 per ounce of gold. Meanwhile, exploration continues focused on expanding the current Indicated Mineral Resource of 36.6 million tonnes at 1.15 g/t gold containing 1.36 million ounces of gold and Inferred Mineral Resource of 47.1 million tonnes at 1.08 g/t gold containing 1.64 million ounces of gold. The mineralized trend at Beartrack extends for over 5 km and is open on strike and at depth. Mineralization at Arnett is open in all directions.For further details, including key assumptions, parameters and methods used to estimate the Mineral Resources, and data verification, please see the Company’s press release dated November 17th, 2020 and NI 43-101 compliant technical report titled “Technical Report on the Beartrack-Arnett Gold Project, Lemhi County, Idaho, USA” dated February 21st, 2020.Revival Gold has approximately 71.2 million shares outstanding and had a cash balance of approximately C$12.7 million on September 30th, 2020. Additional disclosure including the Company’s financial statements, technical reports, news releases and other information can be obtained at www.revival-gold.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.For further information, please contact:Hugh Agro, President & CEO or Adam Rochacewich, CFO
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