Vancouver, B.C., Thursday March 31st, 2022: Elevation Gold Mining Corp. (TSX.V: ELVT) (OTCQX: EVGDF) (the “Company” or “Elevation Gold”) is pleased to provide an update on the Company’s multi-phase infill and resource expansion drilling program at the Moss Mine in northwestern Arizona (see Figure 1: Moss Project Drilling Location ). Results discussed include those from infill drilling below and to the east of the active East Pit (see Figure 2: Drillhole Location Map).
Michael G. Allen, President of Elevation Gold, stated “The East Pit continues to show excellent grades over good thicknesses, below and along strike of the existing operation, as well as in areas between pits that had previously been modelled as waste. The deposit remains open along strike and down dip, highlighting the potential to expand resources at the Moss Mine.”
Recent Moss Mine Drilling Highlights
Drilling beneath the eastern edge of the East Pit intersected stockwork and vein-hosted epithermal gold-silver mineralization down to depths of between 55 meters and 205 meters below the current mining surface and up to 130 meters along strike to the east of the active East Pit.
- Drillhole AR-544R intersected 3.05 meters grading 5.04 g/t gold and 15.80 g/t silver in the Ruth Vein approximately 145 meters below the current surface and approximately 130 meters east of the East Pit.
- Drillhole AR21-457C intersected 31.06 meters grading 0.51 g/t gold and 3.46 g/t silver, including 9.36 meters grading 1.01 g/t gold and 7.03 g/t silver in the Moss Vein approximately 140 meters below the base of the East Pit.
- Drillhole AR21-546R intersected 80.77 meters grading 0.87 g/t gold and 9.56 g/t silver, including 4.57 meters grading 9.65 g/t gold and 64.53 g/t silver in stockwork mineralization from a depth of 100 meters below the eastern edge of the East Pit.
- Drillhole AR21-475C intersected 29.29 meters grading 1.90 g/t gold and 17.05 g/t silver, including 14.11 meters grading 3.69 g/t gold and 33.37 g.t silver and 1.62 meters grading 27.30 g/t gold and 202.00 g/t silver in the Ruth Vein; and 1.58 meters grading 6.38 g/t gold and 70.40 g/t silver in the Moss Vein at depths of between 125 meters and 200 meters beneath the East Pit. Note that the drillhole was oriented almost parallel to the Ruth Vein while targeting the Moss Vein at depth. The Ruth Vein intercept in hole AR21-475C should not be considered indicative of the true thickness of mineralization. However, it does show that elevated gold and silver mineralization is present in the Ruth Vein in this part of the deposit.
Elevated gold and silver grades were intersected in the Ruth and Moss Veins and associated hanging wall stockwork down to depths of between 80 meters and 345 meters below the current highwall crest between the Center and East Pits:
- Drillhole AR21-378C intersected 22.28 meters grading 1.18 g/t gold and 11.81 g/t silver, including 4.21 meters grading 4.98 g/t gold and 49.40 g/t silver in the Ruth Vein, and 16.76 meters grading 1.01 g/t gold and 15.24 g/t silver, including 4.57 meters grading 3.20 g/t gold and 47.62 g/t silver in the Moss Vein.
A complete list of the latest results from Elevation Gold’s infill and near-mine exploration drilling at the Moss Mine is provided in Table 1.
Warwick S. Board, Vice President, Exploration of Elevation Gold, commented, “The ongoing infill and resource expansion drilling beneath and to the east of the active Moss Mine continues to indicate that the broader epithermal vein and stockwork mineralization system is open at depth and along strike to the east. We look forward to reporting the results of additional systematic drill testing of the Ruth, Moss, and associated stockwork veining in this part of the deposit during the 2022 exploration program.”
Ongoing Drilling Program
Infill and near-mine drilling continues at the Moss Mine with two Reverse Circulation (RC) drill rigs currently active. The drilling is aimed at amalgamating and extending the active pits to the east and west by targeting the Moss and Ruth Veins and associated hanging wall stockwork within and adjacent to the mine. Assay results are pending for numerous additional holes drilled as part of the infill and near-mine drilling program and will be released upon receipt and compilation.
East Pit and Eastern Extension Drilling
This tranche of drilling has successfully intersected the Moss and Ruth Veins and associated stockwork to depths of between approximately 50 meters to almost 205 meters beneath the current East Pit mining surface, as well as along a strike length of almost 130 meters extending from the current eastern crest of the East Pit in the Eastern Extension area (see Figure 3: Cross Section: East Extension, Site S). Assay results for fourteen RC drillholes and three diamond core drillholes from three different drilling locations in the East Pit area are included in this news release (see Table 1). Results from this drilling are being used to inform additional drilling beneath the East Pit and in the East Extension area.
Ruth Vein Metallurgical Drilling
Results from the final diamond core drillhole (AR21-378C) drilled as part of the 2020/2021 Ruth vein metallurgical program are presented in Table 1. The drillhole, which was collared approximately 50 meters to the south of the highwall crest between the Center and East Pits, intersected Ruth Vein-, stockwork-, and Moss Vein-hosted mineralization between depths of approximately 80 m and 345 meters below the current mining surface.
Table 1: Latest Results from Elevation Gold’s Infill and Near-Mine Exploration Drilling at the Moss Mine
No significant results
Ruth and Moss Veins
Ruth and Moss Veins
Ruth and Moss Veins
No significant results
No significant results
No significant results
No significant results
Ruth and Moss Veins
Note: True thickness ranges between approximately 30% of the reported interval thickness for subvertical drilling and 87% for drilling inclined at -45 degrees to the Moss Vein, and between approximately 35% for subvertical drilling and 91% for drilling oriented at -45 degrees to the Ruth Vein. *Drillhole AR21-475C was oriented parallel to the Ruth Vein precluding mineralization true thickness estimation for this vein (157.89-187.18 m interval). Although true thickness of the variably oriented stockwork system between the Moss and Ruth Veins is more difficult to assess due to the variably oriented multiple veins and veinlets that make up this zone, stockwork mineralization intersections reported for this area in the table above are considered reflective of the broader bulk tonnage mineralization target zone thickness. True thickness of larger discrete veins within this zone range between 25% to 75% for drillholes oriented between -75 degrees to -45 degrees to the stockwork vein system down to less than 5% for subvertical drillholes. Drillhole AR21-476C was terminated short of the target. Holes are reported as received and batched geographically for clarity. Assay data are uncapped. AuEq = Au + Ag/75. RC drilling was conducted by Boart Longyear. RC samples, collected every 1.52 m, were transported in sealed bags to Skyline Assayers and Laboratories (Skyline) in Tucson, AZ. Field control QAQC samples, including standards, blanks, and field duplicates, were inserted into the sample stream at a rate of three field control samples every 20 regular samples. Gold was determined by fire-assay fusion of a 30 g sub-samples with atomic absorption spectroscopy (method FA-01). Overlimit samples of gold were assayed by gravimetric means (FA-02). Skyline Laboratories is accredited in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ISO 9001:2015.
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
T: +1 (604) 601-3656
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 OTCQX 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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