Nevado Resources Corporation

Nevado Resources Corporation

April 20, 2011 08:44 ET

Nevado Drills Widest Massive Oxides Interval to Date Yielding 89.7 Metres Grading 59% Fe2O3, 18% TiO2 and 0.08% V2O5 at the Farrell-Taylor Occurrence

- FT-10-09 contains 4 massive oxides lenses within a 220.5 metres zone of disseminated, vein and semi-massive oxides mineralization

- Massive and semi-massive to vein-type oxide mineralization now identified over a 800 m surface strike length, 300 m surface width by an average 100 m down hole length

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 20, 2011) -NEVADO RESOURCES CORPORATION(TSX VENTURE:VDO)(FRANKFURT:NSV) (the "Corporation" or "NEVADO") is pleased to report on the fourth batch of drill assay results from the 2011 helicopter-supported diamond drilling campaign on the Corporation's wholly-owned La Blache Iron-Titanium-Vanadium Project (the "Project"). NEVADO has now completed 23 drill holes for approximately 7,000 m of the planned 10,000 m drilling campaign on the Project, and has already reported assay results for FT-10-01 to FT-10-07.

The new assay intervals reported here are from FT-10-08 and FT-10-09:

DIP (°) /
SECTION A-A' (1.27 km west of showing)
FT-10-01(2)180 / -70 / 2233364.545.117.70.07
FT-10-02(3)180 / -70 / 1922358.941.117.50.12
FT-10-03(3)180 / -70 / 289n/a(6)
FT-10-06000 / -55 / 20519.959.741.717.50.11
FT-10-08(3)000 / -55 / 31689.758.941.217.90.08
SECTION B-B' (1.15 km west of showing)
FT-10-04(3)180 / -70 / 2918159.241.418.10.09
FT-10-05180 / -70 / 23362.659.841.817.90.08
FT-10-07000 / -55 / 30748.162.043.319.10.09
FT-10-10(3)180 / -75 / 296n/a(6)
SECTION C-C' (0.97 km west of showing
FT-10-09000 / -55 / 35910.263.444.318.90.09
(1)Core lengths in metres of massive oxides.
(2)Previously announced on February 3, 2011.
(3)Previously announced on March 21, 2011.
(4)Previously announced on April 7, 2011.
(5)Wider intervals include disseminated (>10%), vein and semi-massive oxides mineralization surrounding the massive oxides.
(6)n/a – not applicable, since drilled outside the limits of the oxides mineralization.

While FT-10-08 intersected the widest interval of massive oxides mineralization pegged at nearly 90 metres, FT-10-09 intersected the widest interval disseminated, vein and semi-massive mineralization to date. To date, the massive oxides mineralization has been visually and assay confirmed in 14 of 23 holes, whereas 18 of 23 holes were essentially drilled in the disseminated (>10%), vein and semi-massive oxides mineralization which generally surrounds the massive oxides. Five holes were outside the limits of the oxides mineralization. To date, assay results have been received for 10 drill holes with assays pending for the other 13 holes.

To date, the combined massive, semi-massive, vein and disseminated oxides mineralization has been identified over a 800 metres long by 300 metres surface width and an average down hole length of 100 metres representing a significant volume of mineralized material which is visually distinct from the surrounding hard, less dense and mauve coloured host anothosites, since they consist of softer, dense mixed magnetite-ilmenite having metallic brown and dark grey to black colours.

The massive oxides mineralization is believed to be part of a series of sub-vertical, inclined and sub-horizontal dykes, sills, veins, stockworks and disseminations emplaced along multi-kilometric circular and elliptical configurations within the 35 km by 12 km La Blache Anorthositic Complex, such as the La Blache Ring of Iron-Titanium-Vanadium.

All released 2011 drill holes and 2010 field sample assays show similar grades in Iron, Titanium and Vanadium over the entire 45 km long La Blache Ring of Iron-Titanium-Vanadium, an elliptical structure located inside the La Blache Anothositic Complex. Grades in the massive oxides range in the 59% to 65% Fe2O3, 17% to 20% TiO2 and 0.05 to 0.15% V2O5. The higher grades are situated in the more massive oxides surrounded by anorthosites containing 5% to 25% disseminated and vein-type oxides ranging from a few metres to more than 100 m in core length which gave lower grades.

NEVADO's 10,000 m diamond drilling program is progressing as planned and will test three of the higher priority massive oxide occurrences (Farrell-Taylor, Hervieux East Extension and Lac La Blache West) due to their size potential, and is expected to be completed in Q2-2011.

Quality assurance / Quality Control ("QA/QC")

The core from diamond drill holes is transported by helicopter from the drill sites to the NEVADO core logging facility located some 25 km to the west of the Farrell-Taylor Showing. There, geologists and technicians from PJLEXPL Inc., a full-service exploration contractor from Laval (Quebec) under the supervision of Jean Lafleur, M.Sc., P. Geo., the La Blache Property Project Manager, log, sample tag and half-split the core in 0.25 m to 1.0 m lengths using a hydraulic splitter. The individual sampled intervals of half-split core are then inserted in tagged plastic bag, sealed and inserted in large nylon bags readied for shipment to the ALS Laboratory Group facility in Val-d'Or (Quebec). Blanks and duplicates are inserted in the sample stream on-site at every 20 core samples.

Once at the assay laboratory, samples are inventoried using the bar code tracking system, dried, finely crushed to 70% at <2 mm, pulverized split of to 85% at <75 μm, and riffle split a 250 gram fraction for the various assays using the Whole Rock Package (ICP-AES) for Al2O3, BaO, CaO, Cr2O3, Fe2O3, K2O, MgO, MnO, Na2O, P2O5, SiO2, SrO and TiO2; 38 Element Fusion ICP-MS for Ag, Ba, Ce, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, Dy, Er, Eu, Ga, Gd, Hf, Ho, La, Lu, Mo, Nb, Nd, Ni, Pb, Pr, Rb, Sm, Sn, Sr, Ta, Tb, Th, Tl, Tm, U, V, W, Y, Yb, Zn and Zr; Loss on Ignition ("LOI") at 1000°C; and Total Calculation for ICP-06.

The technical information in this press release was prepared, reviewed and approved by Mr. Nabil Tarbouche, P. Geo., and Mr. Jean Lafleur, M.Sc., P. Geo., Project Geologist and Project Manager, respectively, of NEVADO's La Blache Property. Both individuals are Qualified Persons under NI 43-101 regulations.

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