VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / March 21, 2023 / NV Gold Corporation (TSXV:NVX)(OTCQB:NVGLF)(FSE:8NV) ("NV Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to provide a technical update for the Company's 100%-owned Slumber Gold Project ("Slumber") located 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of Winnemucca, and 37 kilometers (23 miles) west of the Sleeper gold deposit, in Humboldt County, Nevada (see Figure 1). The technical update has identified an estimated exploration target (the "Exploration Target") of 150,000 - 450,000 ounces of gold (see Table 1).
Table 1: Exploration Target potential grades and tonnages, with the potential tonnage and grade using a maximum and minimum of 20% increase/decrease to allow for uncertainty.
Slumber Exploration Target(1)
Metric million Tonnage Range
Au ppm Range
Au Ounces Range
150k - 450k
(1) The potential quantity and grade are conceptual in nature. There has not been sufficient exploration drilling to estimate a Mineral Resource, and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the estimation of a Mineral Resource.
Exploration Target Summary:
Like nearby epithermal volcanic hosted gold deposits, such as the Sleeper mine (37 kilometers east-northeast) and the Sandman resource (45 kilometers southeast), gold occurs in rhyolitic to rhyodacitic tuffs, breccias, and other volcanic rocks. Alteration consists of silicification, veining, and argillization. Nearly all the mineralization is oxidized. Drilling to-date suggests zones of mineralization can occur in both sub-horizontal stratigraphically hosted deposition, as well as sub-vertical, structurally controlled deposition.
There have been 29 reverse circulation drill holes by NV Gold from 2019 to 2022 and 6 reverse circulation drill holes by Amax Gold Inc. ("Amax Gold") in 1988, both of which were combined for this analysis. Based on the data from both drilling periods, there is not presently sufficient drilling density to calculate an Inferred Resource (as defined in National Instrument 43-101 - Standard for Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101")). An Exploration Target is an identified zone or zones of mineralized rock that potentially could be subsequently converted to a NI 43-101 compliant Inferred Resource with at least one additional drill program. The data currently available does provide an Exploration Target that contains between 35 million tons and 50 million tons, with grades ranging from 0.15 gram per ton to 0.31 gram per ton. The target has been developed and modeled in 3-dimensional and in 2-dimensional sections using the average grade for mineralized intercepts from all holes on or on near-by 50-meter spaced sections. A range of density values from 2.3 g/cm3 to 2.5 g/cm3 was used in the tonnage calculation based on a 2020 geophysical report on the local and regional gravity written by Thomas V Weis and Associates, Inc. This exploration target is based on 29 intervals (25 from the Company and 4 from Amax Gold) of at least 3.1 meters downhole thickness, considered mineralized, covering a surface area of approximately 400 meters east to west, and 700 meters north to south, with the largest distance between the Company's drill holes of approximately 200 meters (see Figure 2).
Thomas Klein, VP Exploration stated, "I am excited by the outcome of this technical update ("Exploration Target") and the potential ounces modeled by Mr. Jesse D. Wellman. NV Gold has successfully delineated a substantial near-surface, oxide gold system at its Slumber property in Humboldt County, Nevada. The gold zone is very homogenous and comprehensive, and preliminary AuCN tests returned potentially high gold recoveries. The gold system remains open in multiple directions and at depth, and last year's mercury vapor survey has identified numerous additional targets to be drill-tested (see Figure 3). I am confident that the Slumber gold system will grow significantly and has potential for higher gold grade (Sleeper-like) structures; and that more drilling could lead to the next oxide gold discovery in Nevada."
Figure 1: Slumber Gold Project General Location Map
Figure 2: Overview Map of the Slumber South-block Drilling
Figure 3. Mercury Vapor Survey
Jesse D. Wellman, CPG stated, "The Slumber project checks most of the boxes of a textbook volcanic hosted epithermal style gold setting. This should be an exciting project exploring and developing the full picture of what appears to be a primarily covered, potentially intact, well mineralized gold system."
Data provided by the Company to Jesse D. Wellman, CPG, for this Exploration Target calculation has not been verified. There is no reason to believe that the information provided and used in this exploration target calculation contains any misrepresentation. It is believed that all work performed, data collected, and reported on, was conducted at or above industry-standard professional-conduct at the time the work was performed.
Qualified Person: The technical information in this news release was complied, reviewed, and approved by Jesse D. Wellman, CPG, an American Institute of Professional Geologists certified Professional Geologist, and a Qualified Person as defined in the NI 43-101. Jesse D. Wellman, CPG, is a consulting Economic Geologist and Qualified Person with over 20-years' experience in precious metals exploration, discovery, and development.
About NV Gold Corporation
NV Gold Corporation is a well-organized exploration company with ~80 million shares issued and no debt. NV Gold has 21 exploration projects in Nevada comprising 639 100%-Company-owned lode mining claims totaling 53.4 square kilometers (20.6 square miles) The Company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Reno, Nevada and is focused on delivering value through mineral discoveries in Nevada, USA. Leveraging its expansive property portfolio, its highly experienced in-house technical team, and its extensive geological data library, 2023 promises to be highly productive for NV Gold.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
John Seaberg, Director, and CEO
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