VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Feb. 10, 2016) – Columbus Gold Corporation (TSX:CGT) (OTCQX:CBGDF) is pleased to report that it plans to commence a follow-up drilling program at its Eastside gold project in Nevada on February 25th, 2016. Two drill rigs, a rotary rig and a core rig will be used and the preparation of access roads and drill sites is underway.
The planned program includes 16,000 feet (4,850 m) of core drilling in 16 to 18 core holes, and 32,000 feet (9,700 meters) of reverse circulation, rotary drilling. Core holes will be pre-drilled by rotary drilling to 600 feet and then entered with the core rig to complete the holes. Some exploration holes and several infill holes will be completed by rotary drilling alone.
The goals of the 2016 drilling program are as follows:
In addition, permitting is in progress to drill test Target 5, which is located 4.5 miles (7 km) south of the Original Target area. Target 5 is about 1 km in diameter, and its geology is identical to the Original Target, consisting of a rhyolite flow dome complex displaying strong hydrothermal alteration. Surface sampling at Target 5 identified a gold-bearing outcrop about 200 meters long and 10 meters wide, where four surface samples ranged from 0.4 g/t to 1.08 g/t gold. Please refer to Columbus’ news release dated October 23, 2014 for more details on Target 5.
Click on the following link for the location of the various targets on the large district scale Eastside property:
Andy Wallace is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) with the American Institute of Professional Geologists and is the Qualified Person under NI 43-101 who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this press release. Mr. Wallace is the principal of Cordilleran Exploration Company (Cordex), which is conducting exploration and project generation activities for Columbus Gold on an exclusive basis.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD,
Robert F. Giustra, Chairman & CEO
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This release contains forward-looking information and statements, as defined by law including without limitation Canadian securities laws and the “safe harbor” provisions of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (“forward-looking statements”), respecting the expected start date and extent of company’s planned 2016 drilling program, mapping, sampling, metallurgical studies, potential mining methods, Columbus Gold’s general exploration plans and management expectations. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including without limitation the ability to acquire necessary permits and other authorizations; delays and other unforeseen circumstances that may cause actual results of any drilling program to differ from expected results expressed in this news release; environmental compliance; cost increases; availability of qualified workers and drill equipment; competition for mining properties; risks associated with exploration projects, mineral reserve and resource estimates (including the risk of assumption and methodology errors); dependence on third parties for services; non-performance by contractual counterparties; title risks; and general business and economic conditions. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions that may prove to be incorrect, including without limitation assumptions about: general business and economic conditions; the timing and receipt of required approvals; availability of financing; power prices; management expectations about the timing, extent and expected results of the drilling program; ability to procure labourers, equipment and supplies including without limitation drill rigs; and ongoing relations with employees, partners and joint venturers. The foregoing list is not exhaustive Columbus Gold undertakes no obligation to update any of the foregoing except as required by law.