VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Calibre Mining Corp. (TSX: CXB; OTCQX: CXBMF) (the "Company" or "Calibre") is pleased to announce assay results from the 2022 discovery and resource expansion drill program at its 100% owned Pan Mine (“Pan”), located in the prolific Battle Mountain – Eureka gold trend, Nevada. Initial results at the new Coyote target (“Coyote”), which had never been drill tested, located approximately 3 km south southwest of the Pan open pit demonstrate the exploration and discovery potential on the property. Coyote was initially identified through surface geochemistry and rock chip sampling combined with an evolving structural geological interpretation. In addition, several results, as outlined below, also indicate the potential for resource expansion while focusing on the conversion of known zones of mineralization. During 2023, Calibre will advance a 38,400 metre drill program in Nevada including 28,000 metres at Pan focusing on new targets and the expansion of known resources.
Highlights from the New Coyote Pan South discovery include:
- 1.36 g/t Au over 13.7 metres including 2.78 g/t Au over 4.6 metres in Hole PR22-238;
- 0.61 g/t Au over 18.3 metres in Hole PR22-237;
- Initial results located approximately 3 km south of the Pan South open pit;
- Open for expansion
Highlights from the Pan resource expansion and conversion program within the open pit operation include:
- 0.54 g/t Au over 74.7 metres in Hole PR22-211; 0.56 g/t Au over 21.3 metres in Hole PR22-209;
- 0.47 g/t Au over 18.3 metres in Hole PR22-210; 1.67 g/t Au over 12.2 metres including 2.12 g/t Au over 9.1 metres in Hole PR22-224;
- 0.41 g/t Au over 10.7 metres in Hole PR22-228;
- 0.67 g/t Au over 22.9 metres including 1.14 g/t Au over 9.1 metres in Hole PR22-190;
- Intercepts extend mineralization down-dip and along strike, and are open for further expansion
- 1.05 g/t Au over 15.2 metres including 2.12 g/t over 3.0 metres and 1.21 g/t over 6.1 metres in Hole PR22-218;
- 0.67 g/t Au over 7.6 metres in Hole PR22-219;
- Deeper mineralization north of Syncline will be evaluated considering newly interpreted stratigraphy
Orpiment Alley Target
- 0.53 g/t Au over 15.2 metres in Hole PR22-182;
- With favorable mineralogy and trace element geochemistry at depth, Orpiment Alley remains the primary target of a deep, sulfide feeder system at Pan
- 0.45 g/t Au over 18.3 metres in Hole PR22-203; 0.84 g/t Au over 22.1 metres in Hole PC22-017
Note: All holes were drilled at angles of -45 to -90 degrees at azimuths designed to intersect targeted structures as nearly as possible to perpendicular when possible. Some drill holes and intercepts reported here did not cross mineralization perpendicularly, and do not represent exact ‘true widths.
Darren Hall, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Calibre stated : “The initial drill results located outside the Pan operating area are encouraging given this target has never been drilled. Additional gold targets have been identified along a 5 km trend south of the resource area and centered on the new Coyote discovery. Calibre’s priority in 2023 will shift to these new targets with a focus on discovery drilling within the mineral concessions at Pan and Gold Rock.”
Link 1 – Figures
Link 2 – Drilling Table
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Calibre Mining maintains a Quality Assurance/Quality Control (“QA/QC”) program for all its exploration projects using industry best practices. Key elements of the QA/QC program include the insertion of assay standards, blanks, and duplicates in the sample stream to ensure the assay lab results are within specified performance levels. Down hole deviation surveys are provided by International Directional Services, utilizing a surface recording gyroscope, and by trained drill crews operating a north seeking gyroscope supplied by REFLEX. RC drilling was performed by Boart Longyear of Salt Lake City, Utah and Alford Drilling from Elko, Nevada. Assays were performed by ALS, Reno where fire assays were determined on a 30-gram charge with an AAS finish. An additional cyanide leach assay was also completed. ALS carries ISO/IEC 17025:2017 certification.
The scientific and technical information contained in this news release was approved by David Schonfeldt P.Geo, Calibre Mining’s Corporate Chief Geologist and a "Qualified Person" under National Instrument 43-101.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Darren Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer
For further information, please contact:
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & IR
T: (604) 628-1012
About Calibre Mining Corp.
Calibre Mining is a Canadian-listed, Americas focused, growing mid-tier gold producer with a strong pipeline of development and exploration opportunities across Nevada and Washington in the USA, and Nicaragua. Calibre is focused on delivering sustainable value for shareholders, local communities and all stakeholders through responsible operations and a disciplined approach to growth. With a strong balance sheet, a proven management team, strong operating cash flow, accretive development projects and district-scale exploration opportunities Calibre will unlock significant value.
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