Vancouver, B.C., May 31st, 2022: Elevation Gold Mining Corp. (TSX.V: ELVT) (OTCQX: EVGDF) (the “Company” or “Elevation Gold”) is pleased to announce that it has secured a diamond core drill rig and expects to commence drilling at its Florence Hill exploration target in mid-June 2022 The Florence Hill target is located approximately 4.5 kilometers to the southeast of the Moss Mine, (see Figure 1: Florence Hill Location).
The exploration drilling program will include approximately 3,800 meters of oriented diamond core drilling focused primarily on the Florence Hill exploration target (see Figure 2: Drillhole Location Map). Additional drill testing of the nearby fault-hosted Silver Creek Springs and West Oatman epithermal vein exploration targets may be conducted as part of this program, depending on information and results obtained from the main Florence Hill exploration target drilling.
Michael G. Allen, President of Elevation Gold, stated “We are excited to be the first company to drill test the Florence Hill exploration target, especially considering its location between the historic Oatman District, from which over two million ounces of high-grade gold were produced, and the currently producing Moss vein system. Our evaluation of the target has led us to believe that there is the potential for a significant new gold discovery.”
Warwick S. Board, Vice President, Exploration of Elevation Gold, commented, “There are multiple different geological, geochemical, structural, geophysical, geographical, and alteration features coincident in the Florence Hill exploration target area. Our thesis is that the Florence Hill exploration target represents the upper steam-heated parts of a structurally controlled low- to intermediate sulphidation epithermal system that was superimposed on intermediate to felsic composition lava dome host rocks at the junction between the Silver Creek caldera margin and Walker Lane structures. Given the size of the alteration anomaly in the Florence Hill-Grapevine area and its coincidence with a major structural intersection, the possibility exists that the Moss and Oatman District low sulphidation epithermal vein systems were driven by a heat source located beneath Florence Hill. Geological similarities to the El Peñon Mine operated by Yamana Gold in Chile and the recently discovered AngloGold Ashanti Silicon deposit in Nevada are being used to guide our exploration efforts at Florence Hill. Three other target areas along the caldera margin exhibiting similar size and geological features to Florence Hill are currently being evaluated.”
Florence Hill Exploration Target
The Florence Hill exploration target is located approximately 4.5 kilometers to the southeast of the Moss Mine (see Figure 1: Florence Hill Location). The target consists of an approximately 1.75 kilometer long by one-kilometer-wide zone of intensely advanced argillic altered lava dome dacite and rhyolite intrusive and volcaniclastic rocks along the margin of the Silver Creek caldera. WNW- and NW-trending structures, including those hosting the West Oatman and Silver Creek Springs exploration targets (within a kilometer to the west), and the Gold Road Mine (approximately 2.5 kilometers to the southeast) appear to intersect the caldera margin structure in the Florence Hill area. These structures are steeply (>80 degrees) southwest dipping in the Florence Hill exploration target area. The intense advanced argillic alteration includes kaolinite and alunite with minor dickite and pyrophyllite and is associated with geophysical magnetic lows and anomalous mercury along the WNW and NW-trending structures. Intense and locally vuggy silica alteration occurs in gently northeast-dipping ignimbrite horizons in the uppermost part of Florence Hill, with localized development of gold-absent incipient quartz stockwork veining. The various geological features noted in the Florence Hill exploration target are interpreted as being indicative of the uppermost parts of a fully preserved large-scale structurally controlled hydrothermal, possibly low- to intermediate sulphidation epithermal system.
Stock Option Grant
The Company reports that stock options have been granted to directors, officers, and employees of the Company to purchase up to an aggregate of 4,025,000 common shares at a price of C$0.30 per share for a period of five years.
Dr. Warwick Board, P.Geo., Vice President Exploration of Elevation Gold, is the Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 responsible for the Moss Regional Exploration Project and has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this news release related thereto.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF ELEVATION GOLD MINING CORPORATION
“Michael G. Allen”
Michael G. Allen, President
Elevation Gold Mining Corporation
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About Elevation Gold Mining
Elevation Gold is a publicly listed gold and silver producer, engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of mineral properties located in the United States. Elevation Gold’s common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) in Canada under the ticker symbol ELVT and on the NASDAQ OTC in the United States under the ticker symbol EVGDF. The Company’s principal operation is the 100% owned Moss Mine in Mohave County, Arizona. Elevation also holds the title to the Hercules exploration property, located in Lyon County, Nevada.
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