Mother Lode

Introduction

The Mother Lode Project is situated 150 km northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, 10 km east of Beatty, Nevada, and approximately 20 road km’s from the Company’s North Bullfrog project in the Walker Land gold belt.   The project consists of 65 federal unpatented mining claims covering an area of approximately 5.2 km²

Bullfrog & North Bullfrog DistrictBullfrog & North Bullfrog District

Ownership

The historic Mother Lode open-pit project land package consists of 250 acres (~1.0 km²) and was purchased 100% by Corvus Gold in mid-2017.  The terms of the deal included the following (see news release, June 6, 2017):

  • Issuance of 1,000,000 Corvus Gold common shares
  • Granting of a 1% Net Smelter Royalty (NSR) on production from the 250 acres land package as well as an additional 1% NSR when gold price is over $1,400 USD per ounce

In conjunction with the acquisition of the Mother Lode project, the Company staked two additional claim blocks totalling 1,040 acres (~4.2 km²) near the original land package.

Corvus Gold's Mother Lode project property boundariesCorvus Gold’s Mother Lode project property boundaries

Project Background

The Mother Lode open-pit project was previously mined in the late 1980’s producing 34,000 ounces at an average grade of 1.8 g/t gold via heap leach recovery but was closed due to fluctuating gold prices. The project saw small scale exploration activity in the mid 1990’s as the deposit was held within what was known as the Daisy Mine land package - a combination of other nearby deposits (Secret Pass & West Zone) and exploration targets.

Bullfrog & North Bullfrog DistrictHistoric Daisy Mine land package

A total of 172 exploration holes have been drilled at Mother Lode between the 1980’s and into the late 1990’s. The majority of the holes were drilled vertically and no more than 200 metres deep. A prior historical resource estimate (non NI 43-101 estimates) showed 8.5Mt at an average grade of 1.6 g/t gold totalling 433,000 ounces. Corvus Gold’s main goal for the remainder of 2017 and into 2018 is to drill and incorporate the information into a NI 43-101 resource estimate.

Bullfrog & North Bullfrog District
View of Mother Lode open pit

3D Flyover of the Mother Lode project:

Bullfrog & North Bullfrog District
View of Mother Lode looking Northwest towards North Bullfrog project, Highway 95 in background

More information to follow!