Nevada Sunrise Gold Corporation

February 10, 2012 09:37 ET

Nevada Sunrise Receives Kinsley Mountain Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 10, 2012) - Nevada Sunrise Gold Corporation ("Nevada Sunrise" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NEV) is pleased to announce that Pilot Gold Inc. ("Pilot Gold") reports initial drilling at Kinsley Mountain has returned impressive intervals of gold mineralization and believes the mineralized system is strongly analogous to nearby Long Canyon in northeastern Nevada. In September 2011, Pilot Gold purchased an option agreement to earn a 51% interest on the Kinsley Mountain project with Nevada Sunrise by incurring US$1.18 million in exploration expenditures by March 30, 2013, with the option for Pilot Gold to earn an additional 14% interest by electing to incur a further US$3.0 million in exploration expenditures within five years of meeting the initial earn-in.

Pilot Gold's first work program included 1,250 metres (six holes) of diamond drilling designed to confirm mineralization in historical reverse circulation holes near the margins of open pits at the past-producing Kinsley Mountain Mine. Many of the historical drill holes, averaging 65 metres in depth, stopped short of potentially mineralized zones. Approximately 138,000 oxide ounces were mined from seven pits by Alta Gold, which ceased operations in the late 1990s due to financial difficulties and low gold prices.

Drill highlights from the 2011 program include (full table at bottom of release):

  • 5.91 g/t gold over 18.4 metres, including 11.93 g/t gold over 7.8 metres in hole PK-04;
  • 6.75 g/t gold over 7.5 metres, including 13.52 g/t gold over 3.2 metres in PK-03;
  • 6.23 g/t gold over 8.7 metres, including 12.05 g/t gold over 3.0 metres in hole PK-02.

NOTE: Primary drill composites were calculated using a cut-off of 0.30 g/t, with variably higher cut-offs for the sub-intervals. Drill intersections are reported as drilled thicknesses. True widths of the mineralized intervals are interpreted to be between 60-100% of the reported lengths.

The six holes drilled in 2011 are near-twins of existing holes in two locations, one to the north of the main pit and one located between two satellite pits to the southeast. These initial drill results provide confidence that historical drilling accurately quantified the gold endowment at Kinsley Mountain.

Pilot Gold further reports that Kinsley Mountain shares the same unique combination of rocks, stratigraphy, structure and mineralization as Long Canyon, a high-quality deposit their technical team defined and advanced to a multi-million-ounce gold resource prior to Fronteer Gold's acquisition by Newmont Mining Corporation in April, 2011. Kinsley Mountain is located approximately 60 miles (90 kilometres) to the southeast of Long Canyon. In October, 2011, Pilot Gold staked an additional 128 new claims to almost double the project area to 5,426 acres (2,196 hectares).

Bill Henderson, President and CEO of Nevada Sunrise commented, "The quality of Pilot Gold's exploration team and their prior success at Long Canyon made them a natural choice as our earn-in joint venture partner at Kinsley Mountain. Since Kinsley Mountain and Long Canyon share so many attributes in common, we are very pleased that the first round of drilling by Pilot Gold at Kinsley Mountain resulted in such a successful program."


As with Long Canyon, Pilot Gold plans on advancing Kinsley Mountain through detailed geological analysis, aggressive drilling and deposit modeling. They anticipate earning their initial 51% interest in the project by Q2 2012. Their planned 2012 work-program includes:

  • Deposit modelling: Creation of a three-dimensional model of geology and mineralization to aid in the selection of new drill targets, and further compilation of extensive historic databases.
  • Drilling: 12,000 metres of drilling is planned. The first priority will be infill and step-out drilling on mineralized zones identified in historic drill programs. In addition to near-mine drilling and resource definition, a comprehensive effort to identify new targets will be undertaken, encompassing both the original 141 claims as well as the 128 claims staked by Pilot Gold to the north, a largely unexplored area.
  • Resource estimation: Pilot Gold anticipates completing a project first resource by year-end.
  • Development activities: Preliminary metallurgical work, hydrological, environmental and baseline studies; and, submission of a Plan of Operation to the U.S. federal government to allow for property-wide drilling.

FOR DOWNLOAD (Courtesy of Pilot Gold)

- Drill results map:

- Long Canyon comparison / Mineralization:

- Project overview:

Hole ID From
PK-001C 88.5 105.3 16.8 1.64 3.3
PK-002C 111.7 120.4 8.7 6.23 2.1
Including 117.3 120.4 3.0 12.05 3.5
and 131.7 135.0 3.4 0.33 1.9
PK-003C 102.7 110.2 7.5 6.75 1.4
Including 107.0 110.2 3.2 13.52 2.3
PK-004C 42.7 61.1 18.4 5.91 2.5
Including 45.7 53.5 7.8 11.93 4.2
and 148.0 152.1 4.1 0.54 2.1
PK-005C 36.9 39.6 2.7 0.65 0.2
and 159.6 165.0 5.5 0.58 1.6
166.7 167.6 0.9 0.06 2790.0
PK-006C 53.0 63.4 10.4 0.95 2.8

About Nevada Sunrise

Nevada Sunrise (TSX VENTURE:NEV) is a publicly-traded gold exploration company that holds a portfolio of three projects in Nevada, namely Kinsley Mountain, Golden Arrow, and Pinnacle, totaling approximately 15,735 acres (6,368 hectares) of prospective land. The Company applies the exploration experience and technical skills of its founders to search for and acquire new gold exploration projects that are developed internally and then offered for joint venture.

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This news release was prepared by Company management, who take full responsibility for its content. The technical disclosure in this news release has been reviewed by Richard Kehmeier, C.P.G., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43‐101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators.

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