Mr. Hugh Agro reports
NEW HIGH GRADE GOLD POTENTIAL AT BEARTRACK-ARNETT
Revival Gold Inc. has released the results of a new appraisal of drill results and recognized a high-grade core of gold mineralization that is being evaluated for its underground potential at the past-producing Beartrack-Arnett gold project located in Idaho, United States.
The appraisal was initiated earlier this year in response to Revival Gold's 2020 drilling results, the relogging of previously drilled core and fresh geological insights developed by the company's exploration team led by vice-president, exploration, Steve Priesmeyer, with input from consulting geoscientist Mira Geosciences Ltd. and technical advisers Phil Walford (2021 Bill Dennis Award winner) and Laurie Curtis (noted international explorationist). Key findings are as follows:
Based on wide-spaced drilling, there appears to be a core of consistent high-grade sulphide gold mineralization that extends over one kilometre from the south end of the South pit area through to the south end of the Joss area.
- The high-grade mineralization is situated within the near-vertical Panther Creek shear zone (PCSZ). Intersections run from four grams per tonne gold to nine grams per tonne gold and are estimated to range between one metre and five metres in true width.
Mineralization at Joss has been tested over 300 metres vertically and extends to approximately 500 metres below the surface where it remains open at depth.
- The core is enveloped within a larger, lower-grade halo of gold mineralization, some of which has been previously analyzed and included in the bulk underground minable component of the 2020 mineral resource at Beartrack-Arnett (see news release dated Nov. 17, 2020).
Cross-structures are thought to be important controls on mineralization at Beartrack (for example, in the Ward's Gulch area, where BT12-175D intersected 71 grams per tonne gold over 9.8 metres) and such structures are evident at Joss. Intersection points with the PCSZ represent important drill targets.
- The zone is open to the south. To the north, the mineralization continues into the South pit area, which hosts additional open-pit and bulk underground minable mineral resources.
"Efforts by Revival Gold's exploration team have resulted in a game-changing development at Beartrack-Arnett. Our previous focus on bulk-tonnage mineralization has been transformed with an increased understanding of high-grade gold mineralization on the project. This development opens the possibility for the project hosting a potentially large, high-grade orebody with additional bulk underground mining potential at Joss and elsewhere as the entire five-kilometre strike length of mineralization along the Panther Creek shear zone is open at depth. Revival Gold recently received approval for an additional plan of operations to drill in the Joss-Rabbit target area, and we will resume drilling there as a priority this spring," commented Hugh Agro, president and chief executive officer.
High-grade drill intersections
Details for select high-grade drill intersections for the 14 core holes drilled to date over approximately one kilometre of strike from the south end of the South pit area through to the south end of the Joss area are presented in an attached table.
Permitting and drilling plans
Revival Gold recently received approval from the U.S. Forest Service for a new plan of operations which will expand the company's drilling opportunities in the Joss-Rabbit corridor. The new plan will provide for an additional 21 drill pad locations and greater flexibility for resource definition.
Future drilling between the south end of the South pit through Joss will focus on improving confidence in the scale and continuity of mineralization in this area (both horizontally and vertically). Details with respect to the 2021 drilling program will be available in March, with drilling expected to resume this spring.
Steven T. Priesmeyer, CPG, vice-president exploration, Revival Gold, 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 is a growth-focused gold exploration and development company. The company is advancing the Beartrack-Arnett gold project located in Idaho, United States.
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 (all-in sustaining cost) 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 grams per tonne gold containing 1.36 million ounces of gold and inferred mineral resource of 47.1 million tonnes at 1.08 grams per tonne gold containing 1.64 million ounces of gold. The mineralized trend at Beartrack extends for over five kilometres 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 NI 43-101-compliant technical report, titled "Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Heap Leach Operation on the Beartrack Arnett Gold Project, Lemhi County, Idaho, USA -- NI 43-101 Technical Report," dated Dec. 17, 2020.
Revival Gold has approximately 71.2 million shares outstanding and had a cash balance of approximately $9.1-million on Dec. 31, 2020.
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