March 25, 2015
Highway 50 Gold Announces Drilling Completed at Porter Canyon
Vancouver, British Columbia -- Highway 50 Gold Corp. (TSX.V -- HWY)
Highway 50 Gold Corp. ("Highway 50" or the "Company") announces an update on its recently completed Reverse Circulation ("RC")/core drill program on its wholly owned Porter Canyon project located in Lander County, Nevada. The Company completed six drill holes totaling 8,590 feet of which 770 feet was core and 7,820 feet was drilled by RC.
A sum total of 1,340 feet was drilled in bedrock in four holes. The geologic units intersected were members of the Lower-plate assemblage including siltstones of the Nine Mile Formation and thin bedded silty limestones of the Roberts Mountains Formation. Sporadic Carlin type mineralization was encountered in bedrock with values up to 952 ppm arsenic and 168 ppb gold. Of more potential economic interest was a 65 foot thick zone that was drilled in colluvium in drill hole PC-6. This zone averaged 100 ppb gold, 144 ppm arsenic and 35 ppm antimony with maximum values for five foot intervals assaying 160 ppb gold, 188 ppm arsenic and 60 ppm antimony. The zone is coincident with a strong resisitivity low at the overburden-bedrock interface. As such, this resistivity feature is likely a buried channel which hosts a concentration of mineralized boulders and constitutes a lag deposit which is similar but higher grade then the original lag deposit drilled at Porter Canyon in 2011.
Although bedrock depths were deeper then expected, assay data from bedrock west of the Toiyabe Mountain rangefront indicates background gold levels are less then 5 ppb. Background gold levels in the colluvium above bedrock were commonly five times this level with maximum values 40 times background, over a five foot interval. This data would indicate that the high gold levels in colluvium have been sourced from bedrock other than the proximal bedrock. Management now believes that both the district's gold enriched channels as well as the broad colluvian cover, are part of a lag gold deposit related to a bedrock hosted Carlin style deposit located to the north of the recent drill campaign. Further widely spaced drill holes are planned to establish a vector direction of the postulated bedrock host deposit.
The Company has completed five lines of CSAMT north of the recent drill sites with the objective of delineating the mineralized lag deposit and determining the likely source area of the mineralized boulders for follow-up drilling.
This news release has been reviewed by Gordon P. Leask, P.Eng., President and CEO of the Company, and a Qualified Person ("QP") as defined by National Instrument 43-101 (Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects).
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About Highway 50 Gold Corp.
Highway 50 Gold Corp. is a mineral exploration stage company led by a team of experienced explorers and deal-makers. The Company is executing an exploration plan refined over 25 years of experience in Nevada. The exploration focus on its projects are a result of what management believes to be proprietary breakthroughs in the understanding of north-central Nevada's crustal architecture.
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Cautionary Note This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the business and anticipated financial performance of the Company. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from results contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ martially from those in forward-looking statements include changes in metal prices, changes in the availability of funding, unanticipated changes in key management personnel and general economic conditions. Mining is an inherently risky business. Accordingly the actual events may differ martially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. When relying on forward-looking statements to make decisions, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward looking statements, oral or written, made by itself or on its behalf.