SOURCE: North Bay Resources Inc.

September 04, 2012 08:00 ET

North Bay Resources Inc. (NBRI) Reports Assays of 25.9 g/t Gold and 2,590 g/t Silver at Coronation Gold Property

SKIPPACK, PA--(Marketwire - Sep 4, 2012) -  North Bay Resources Inc. (OTCBB: NBRI) (OTCQB: NBRI) ("North Bay" or the "Company") is pleased to report that samples from our 100% owned Coronation Gold Property in the Slocan Silver Camp of British Columbia have returned assay values as high as 25.9 grams (0.83 ounces) and 17.45 grams (0.56 ounces) per tonne gold, and 2,590 grams (83.27 ounces) and 479 grams (15.4 ounces) per tonne silver. 

Coronation Gold is located near Memphis Creek, 6 kilometres northeast of Slocan in southeastern British Columbia. The property covers 604 hectares (1,493 acres) over several reverted crown grants and includes five other past-producing mines; the Colorado (MINFILE 082FNW161), the V&M (MINFILE 082FNW191), the Senator (MINFILE 082FNW164), the Sapphire (082FNW190), and the Homestake (MINFILE 082FNW213), in addition to the Coronation (MINFILE 082FNW162). Primary mineralization is gold, silver, lead, and zinc. The highest combined historical assays for ore shipped to the mill are 27.7 grams (0.89 ounces) per tonne gold, 13,000 grams (418 ounces) per tonne silver, and 20% lead.

According to MINFILE 082FNW162, the Coronation was reported to have produced ore grading as much as 13,000 grams (418 ounces) per tonne silver and 20% lead. The BC Assessment Report 18603 report notes that a sample of tetrahedrite-bearing ore from the portal assayed 2.1 grams per tonne gold and 6,000 grams (192 ounces) per tonne silver, and a sample from the Coronation dump assayed 0.4 gram per tonne gold, 2,414 grams (77.6 ounces) per tonne silver, 1.2% lead and 10.9% zinc. The same report documents samples from the Senator adit that assayed 6.1 grams per tonne gold and 1,080 grams (34.7 ounces) per tonne silver over 0.3 metres on a quartz-pyrite vein. MINFILE 082FNW164 documents that ore shipped from the Senator mine assayed 14.38 grams per tonne gold (0.46 ounces) and 1,390 grams per tonne silver (44.38 ounces). It was also reported (MINFILE 082FNW191) that one of the V&M mine adits shipped ore that assayed an average of 11.27 grams per tonne gold and 1,959 grams per tonne silver (63 ounces). Past-production at the Homestake mine (MINFILE 082FNW213) averaged 22.3 grams (0.72 ounces) per tonne gold, 2,610 grams (83.93 ounces) per tonne silver, 0.13% lead and 0.15% zinc. Recorded production at the Sapphire mine averaged 27.73 grams per tonne gold (0.89 ounces) and 1,413 grams per tonne silver (45.4 ounces).

As previously announced in a Company press release dated August 22, 2012, a recent work program at the Coronation Gold property was conducted under the supervision of Mr. Dan Oancea, P.Geo. Prospecting, sampling and a short geophysical survey were undertaken over two prospective parts of the property. Samples were collected from mineralized host rocks and vein materials. Seven of these samples were sent to ALS Chemex Labs in Vancouver for analysis, and the most significant assays have now been reported as follows:

  • C05: 1.53 grams per tonne gold, and 265 grams per tonne silver;
  • C07: 25.9 grams per tonne gold, and 2,590 grams per tonne silver;
  • C08: 17.45 grams per tonne gold, and 479 grams per tonne silver.

The Company considers these results to be entirely consistent with previous assessments as well as the historical ore grades from the 6 past-producing mines on the property, all of which are in close proximity. Accordingly, we believe Coronation Gold to be a property of merit that justifies further follow up work during the upcoming season.

Mr. Dan Oancea, P. Geo. is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 who has reviewed this news release for technical accuracy.

About North Bay Resources Inc.

North Bay Resources Inc. (OTCBB: NBRI) is a fully-reporting junior mining company with over 150 mineral and placer claims encompassing approximately 60,000 acres throughout British Columbia, Canada.

In the US, the Company owns the Ruby Gold Mine in Sierra County, California, and is presently planning to acquire additional operating mines in the western US. 

The Company's mission is to build a portfolio of viable mining prospects throughout the world and developing them through subsidiaries and JV partners to their full economic potential. North Bay's business plan is based on the Generative Business Model, which is designed to leverage its properties into near-term revenue streams even during the earliest stages of exploration and development. This provides shareholders with multiple opportunities to profit from discoveries while preserving capital and minimizing the risk involved in exploration and development.

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