Saskatoon, May 3, 2021 – MAS Gold Corp (“MAS Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to report the commencement of a Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) for its proposed integrated Greywacke and North Lake gold project operation in the La Ronge Gold Belt of Saskatchewan.
The PEA, planned for release in the third quarter of calendar 2021, will include updated Mineral Resource estimates, to NI 43-101 standards, for the Greywacke North and North Lake deposits. The updates will incorporate the recently completed 2021 definition drilling results, which will be reported in due course.
“Subject to a positive PEA report, MAS Gold will begin working towards its main goals, the first being to commence underground development at Greywacke North and increasing the Mineral Resource definition in preparation for underground mining and processing by gravity separation,” explains MAS Gold CEO Jim Engdahl.
“Future potential production from the Greywacke North deposit, and any surplus positive cashflow it may generate, could then help achieve the second goal of developing a hub and spoke model mining operation centred on the North Lake deposit, while maintaining a minimum share dilution to the company and its shareholders. In the meantime, MAS Gold continues to advance towards an aggregate Mineral Resource base of 1,000,000 ounces gold.”
The Company has engaged Stephen Godden, C.Eng., FIMMM, an independent mining consultant, to both direct and manage a team of independent corporate consultants and to complete the PEA Technical Report. He has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry, covering medium- to large-scale open pit operations and many different underground mining methods at small, conventional/hand-got operations to large, multi-shaft mechanized mines.
About MAS Gold Corp.
MAS Gold is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on exploration projects in the prospective La Ronge Gold Belt of Saskatchewan. MAS Gold operates four properties in the gold belt, totaling 33,843 hectares (83,628 acres): Greywacke Lake; Preview North; Elizabeth Lake; and Henry Lake, which extend along a total of approximately 60 kilometres of the geologically prospective La Ronge, Kisseynew and Glennie Domains that comprise the La Ronge Gold Belt.
MAS Gold’s holdings include the Greywacke North, North Lake and Point gold deposits and the historically drill defined Elizabeth Lake copper-silver volcanic-hosted massive sulphide deposit.
The Greywacke North deposit, which hosts multiple stratabound, high-grade gold-bearing zones, has an estimated Indicated Mineral Resource of 255,500 t at 9.92 g/t Au for 81,500 ounces of gold, plus an Inferred Mineral Resource of 59,000 t at 7.42 g/t Au for 14,100 ounces of gold, at a gold grade cut-off 5.0 g/t Au (see the Technical Report dated June 01, 2016).
The North Lake deposit located at Preview-North Property is estimated to contain an Inferred Mineral Resource of 14,110,000 t grading 0.92 g/t Au for 417,000 ounces of gold (see the Technical Report dated April 10, 2020).
Qualified Person (QP)
David Tupper, P. Geo. and Stephen Godden, C.Eng. FIMMM, are qualified persons within the context of National Instrument 43-101. They are both responsible for the preparation of this news release; they have both read and approved its technical aspects.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of MAS Gold Corp.,
Jim Engdahl, President & CEO
MAS Gold Corp.
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Information set forth in this news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions as of the date of this news release. These statements reflect management’s current estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations. They are not guarantees of future performance. MAS Gold cautions that all forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and that actual performance may be affected by a number of material factors, many of which are beyond their respective control. Such factors include, among other things: risks and uncertainties relating to MAS Gold’s limited operating history, the need to comply with environmental and governmental regulations, results of exploration programs on their projects and those risks and uncertainties identified in each of their annual and interim financial statements and management discussion and analysis. Accordingly, actual and future events, conditions and results may differ materially from the estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, MAS Gold undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information.
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