Evergold Awaits Initial Assay Results from Golden Lion 'Main' Target Prior to Executing Previously Announced Second Tranche of Private Placement Financing
Toronto, Ontario – October 9, 2020 - Evergold Corp. (TSX-V: EVER, OTC: EVGUF, FRA: 5EG) (“Evergold” or the “Company”). On September 22 the Company announced the closing of the first (hard dollar-focused) tranche of its previously announced (news, August 28) non-brokered private placement along with its intention to complete a second tranche targeted primarily at flow-through funds. At the same time the Company also announced its desire to await initial assays from drilling this summer at the Company’s promising GL 1 ‘Main’ target, located on the Golden Lion property in northern British Columbia, Canada, prior to completing the second tranche of the financing.
Geochemistry labs in B.C. are seriously backed up at present and assay results are taking much longer than originally promised due to robust financing markets for juniors and government restrictions for COVID-19. In common with its industry peers, the Company has been impacted by these delays and continues to await assays from Golden Lion, which the Company’s analytical services provider has indicated will start to flow in the very near term.
“We are frustrated by these lab delays as the IP geophysical survey we completed over the target area in late August and early September provided us with a very good combined chargeability-resistivity target that we really like. It has strike extent, goes to depth, and has a clear association with the best historical drill results by Newmont,” said Kevin Keough, President and CEO. “These historical results included, for example, 1.01 g/t Au over 87 metres from 10 to 97 metres in hole GL-84-20, including 3 metres of 7.61 g/t Au from 72 to 75 metres. Our intent is to get at least some of our initial GL1 ‘Main’ assays out, then to continue with the financing, with closing of the second tranche anticipated to occur on or before November 7, 2020, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.”
Evergold Corp. has been assembled by a team with a record of recent success in British Columbia, combining four 100%-owned properties in prime geological real estate from one of BC’s best-known geologists, C.J. (Charlie) Greig, with seasoned management and a qualified board. The Company’s flagship assets consist of the 3,545 hectare Snoball property, located in the heart of BC’s famed Golden Triangle only 12 kilometres off highway 37, where in drilling this summer the Company achieved the discovery of a new high-grade gold-silver system on Pyramid Peak, and the 5,099 hectare Golden Lion property, located well to the east of Snoball in similar Stikine terrane rocks, at the north end of the Toodoggone region, where drilling this season returned broad, encouraging intercepts of epithermal-style alteration at the GL1 ‘Main’ target, for which assays are pending.
Andrew J. Mitchell, P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration for Evergold Corp. and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information in this news release.
For additional information, please contact:
|Kevin M. Keough||Andrew J. Mitchell|
|President and CEO||Vice President, Exploration|
|Tel: (613) 622-1916||Tel: (604) 202-0508|
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