Corvus Gold Inc. Joint Venture Partner Expands High-Grade Feeder Zone at the LMS Project, Alaska
June 7, 2011
Vancouver, B.Câ€¦â€¦..Corvus Gold Inc. (â€œCorvusâ€¯ or the â€œCompanyâ€¯) - (TSX: KOR; OTCQX: CORVF) announces further assay results from the LMS project near Delta Junction, Alaska. The Companyâ€™s joint venture partner on the project, First Star Resources Inc. (TSX-V: FS) (â€œFirst Starâ€¯), released today additional results from its 2011 winter exploration program which have further defined the graphitic quartzite breccia and the feeder zone targets at the project. First Star is continuing its LMS exploration program and has announced the commencement of a 5,000-metre Phase II diamond drilling program.
Two samples collected from previously un-sampled core in the feeder zone area in the lower gneiss unit of drill hole LM-10-39 returned grades of 1.1 metres at 21.9 g/t gold and 1.5 metres at 7.45 g/t gold. With these recent sample results, the feeder zone in this hole has been expanded to 6.9 metres (see table).
|Drill Hole #||From (m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||Gold (g/t)||Silver (g/t)|
A 0.2 g/t cut off for gold used for composite calculations.
First Star has reported the key outcomes of their winter program as follows:
The thickness of the gold-bearing graphitic quartzite breccia has been demonstrated to be greater than previously understood as significant gold and silver grades were encountered within the graphitic quartzite breccia as well as directly above and below the graphitic quartzite breccia in schist; and
- The delineation of the orientation of the high-grade gold vein feeder systems in the lower gneiss.
First Star also announced that it has completed 640 metres of drilling during its winter drilling program in April this year. Assays are still pending and the Company understands that they will be announced shortly.
During the next few months, First Star has advised it intends to drill 5,000 metres of oriented diamond core at the LMS project to assess the existing Camp Zone in an effort to expand the gold-bearing graphitic quartzite breccias and to drill a northeast-striking structural corridor within the lower gneiss zone that is known to contain high-grade gold mineralization. It is their stated intension to extend the existing mineralization of roughly 500 metres down dip to 1,000 metres down dip. Further, First Star intends to have a new resource estimate completed by the end of 2011 which will also include silver.
First Star has advised that the exploration work on the LMS property is conducted by exploration contractor Pacific Rim Geological Consulting Inc. of Fairbanks, Alaska, under the supervision of Dr. Karsten Eden, Vice President - Exploration of First Star. All sample shipments are sent to ALS Chemex in Fairbanks, Alaska, for preparation and then on to ALS Chemex in Reno, Nevada, or Vancouver, B.C., for assay. ALS Chemexâ€™s quality system complies with requirements for the International Standards ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 17025:1999. First Star has its own quality assurance/quality control programs in place. First Star has advised that the technical information provided by First Star and contained in this news release was reviewed by Dr. Karsten Eden, a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101.
All of the foregoing information has been provided by First Star, which is the operator of the joint venture on LMS. Jeffrey A. Pontius (CPG 11044), a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed, but not independently verified, the First Star information that forms the basis for this news release and has approved the disclosure herein. Mr. Pontius is not independent of the Company, as he is the CEO and holds common shares and incentive stock options in Corvus.
About Corvus Gold Inc.
Corvus Gold Inc. is a resource exploration company, focused in Alaska and Nevada, which controls a number of exploration projects representing a spectrum of early-stage to advanced gold projects. Corvus is committed to building shareholder value through new discoveries and leveraging those discoveries via partner funded exploration work into carried and or royalty interests that provide shareholders with exposure to gold production.
On behalf of
Corvus Gold Inc.
(signed) Jeffrey A. Pontius
Jeffrey A. Pontius,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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