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Provenance Gold Updates Progress and Provides Further Data on Its Eldorado Gold Project in Eastern Oregon

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 14, 2022) – Provenance Gold Corp. (CSE: PAU) (OTCQB: PVGDF) (the “Company” or “Provenance“) is pleased to announce that it has acquired a large volume of historic data on the Eldorado property that it is digitizing. As a result, the Company has a full historic drill hole data base which it has used to generate cross sections, long sections and horizontal plan sections using the property’s historic 242 drill holes. The Company is very pleased by the information gained from these studies.

Based on the current evaluation work, Provenance has determined that the gold mineralization is locally high-grade within a large volume of lower grade values and is open in all directions and vertically. Additionally, within the larger expanse of the project, numerous undrilled areas could expand the mineralization considerably. Provenance’s review of the cross sections shows that much of the historic drilling was shallow, and stopped above, and even within the mineralization. The following figure shows the distribution of the Eldorado drill holes and the location of the following cross section.

Figure 1. Eldorado Project drill holes and cross section location
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The following drill hole cross section is a northwest trending, 60-meter wideband, which shows all drill holes along this cross section. Note that gold mineralization is at least 200 meters deep along this cross section. A number of high-grade gold samples are found in many of the holes displayed.

Figure 2. Drill hole cross section showing assays and depths of holes
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The following assay summary table is a 7-hole selection of some of the holes along the cross section. Data is presented in both meters / grams and feet / ounces. The cutoff grade selected was 0.1 g/t and 0.1 ppm. Some selected highlights include R-136 with 134.1 meters of 2.09 g Au, R-001 with 71.6 meters of 0.86 g Au, R96-C1 with sequential intervals of 91.44 meters of 1.4 g Au and 151 meters of 1.2 g Au. Some of the highest grades found in the data include 40.4 g Au in R-90 and 44.19 g Au in R-136 (see table). Note the thicknesses and the longer intervals are centered by much higher grades than the average.

Hole #MetersMetersMetersGOLDFeetFeetFeetGOLD
DepthFrom/ToThicknessgm/tDepthFrom/ToThicknessopt
R-00171.60-71.671.60.862350-2352350.025
(N, -90)
R-021103.60-27.427.41.323400-90900.038
(N, -90)9.1–21.312.22.45including30-70400.072
39.2-65.525.91.49130-215850.043
53.3-59.46.15.02including175-195200.147
68.6-103.6350.179225-3401150.005
R-3185.30-85.385.31.132800-2802800.033
(S37W, -60)35-85.350.31.65including115-2751600.048
R-9067.10-67673.232200-2202200.094
(S37W, -60)32-67355.56including105-220950.16
48.8-65.516.79.63including160-215550.28
50.3-51.81.040.04including165-17051.17
R-1361570-12.212.20.185150-40400.005
(W, -55)22.9-157134.12.0975-5154400.061
62.5-91.428.91.67including205-300950.049
100.6-15756.43.8including330-5151850.111
118.9-150.9325.95including390-4951050.174
120.4-129.59.113.25including395-425300.386
128-129.51.544.19including420-42551.29
R-153120.43-111.2108.21.039510-3653550.029
(N51E, -45)42.7-97.554.81.61including140-3201800.047
R-96-C-1369.47.31-91.4491.441.408121224-3243000.041
(N45W, -60)26.2-34.17.92.3including86-112260.067
Core37.8-45.17.33.06including124-128240.089
51.8-83.531.71.68including170-2741040.049
91.4-250.5151.81.206324-8224980.035
100.6-11817.43.09including330-387570.09
112.5-114.31.814.61including369-37560.426
136.2-145.49.21.702including447-477300.05
158.2-176.518.32.08including519-579600.061

Figure 3. Selected drill hole assays of some holes in the cross section
Full resolution: https://www.provenancegold.com/images/gallery/PAU_News_131.jpg

The Eldorado gold mineralization is on BLM land that Provenance controls, but unlike Nevada, Oregon exploration drilling must be permitted by both the BLM and DOGAMI, Oregon’s department of geology. The Company expects to obtain both permits to begin confirmation drilling within the next several months.

The staged work program includes completing compilations from the various historic studies, drilling 20 confirmation holes over a wide area of the property, and planning and permitting a second larger round of drilling into obvious targets and new areas.

As Steven Craig, project manager said, “Holes like R-90 with 67 meters of plus three grams starting at surface are rare. I look forward to starting the confirmation drilling.”

Steven Craig, P. Geo., a qualified person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this News Release.

About Provenance Gold Corp.

Provenance Gold Corp. is a precious metals exploration company with a focus on gold and silver mineralization within North America. The Company currently holds interests in four properties, three in Nevada, and one in eastern Oregon, USA. For further information please visit the Company’s website at https://provenancegold.com or contact Rob Clark at rclark@provenancegold.com.

On behalf of the Board,

Provenance Gold Corp.

Rauno Perttu, Chief Executive Officer

Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange, nor its regulation services provider, accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release. This news release may contain certain “Forward-Looking Statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When or if used in this news release, the words “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “target, “plan”, “forecast”, “may”, “schedule” and similar words or expressions identify forward-looking statements or information. Such statements represent the Company’s current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social risks, contingencies and uncertainties. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affecting such statements and information other than as required by applicable laws, rules and regulations.

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Provenance Gold Adds Historic Ounces at $.50 an Ounce

Bob Moriarty
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Dec 15, 2021

Tax Loss Silly Season will end shortly. And Saturday December 18th is a full moon. December 15th is when the Fed makes an important announcement. Gold may just wake up soon.

I wrote about Provenance Gold (PAU-C) back in July. It is one of the few stocks that have actually bucked the tide and is 40% higher today. The stock has been pretty much range bound and I think will break loose soon. Hopefully to the upside.

Everyone has an opinion about National Instrument 43-101. After Bre-X blew up in 1997 after massive fraud in salting the samples, the Canadian government realized they needed strict regulation of how mineral resources were reported.

As a result, resources reported prior to 43-101 and non-current resources are termed “historical.” But that doesn’t mean they are utterly worthless. They can give an investor some sort of feel for what might be possible on a deposit.

On December 14th Provenance Gold announced an option agreement for them to purchase the Eldorado Property from Nevada Select Royalty, itself a subsidiary of Gold Royalty Corp (NYSE-GROY). Provenance is paying a total of $2 million USD for 100% of the project subject to a 3% NSR.

Prior results were exceptional with one hole from surface of 69 meters showing 3.05 g/t Au, 185 meters of 1.57 g/t Au another 101 meters of 2.02 g/t Au and 55 meters of 2.33 g/t Au.

The Eldorado project is located in Eastern Oregon. The fruits and nuts are all located in Western Oregon. I’m told some of the people in Eastern Oregon work for a living and are actually sane. I don’t have any information as to how large the project is or the exact location.

Work began on the project in 1980 and the property went through a series of different owners and operators. There has been a total of 21,866 meters of drilling in 236 RC holes and six core holes. Billiton Minerals showed a historical resource of 776,000 ounces at an average grade of 0.75 g/t Au in 1989. The property was then operated by Ican Minerals who did an additional 49 holes over the 150 already completed by Billiton. Ican first showed a resource of 1,860,000 ounces at 0.76 g/t Gold and then revised the resource to show a total of 4 million ounces. There has been no work completed on the deposit since 1998.

Of course Provenance will sample and drill in an attempt to verify that resource. Should it prove accurate it means today’s investors can scoop up ounces of gold for $.50 an ounce. Using a term popular in Eastern Oregon, that would be an, “El Goodo, Dealo.”

Rauno Perttu, the CEO of Provenance is an Oregon registered engineering geologist familiar with that area of the state and with Oregon geology. The terms of the deal are back end loaded so Provenance has only paid $75,000 so far and has a $125,000 payment due a year from now with four more years to complete the purchase. I would expect them to aggressively work on the project.

Of course Provenance continues their work in Nevada on three major projects there. I have spoken at length with management and this is a real mining exploration company that wants these projects in production.

I have bought Provenance shares in the open market and participated in their last private placement so I have to be biased. I do expect a placement in the company soon to get cashed up. Do your own due diligence.

Provenance Gold Corp
PAU-C $.15 (Dec 14, 2021) 
PVGDF-OTCQB 74.5 million shares
Provenance Gold website

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Bob Moriarty
President: 321gold
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Provenance Gold Signs Option Agreement for a Historical near Surface Gold Resource and Provides Assays from the Project Which Include 69 Meters of 3.05 g/t Gold

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – December 13, 2021) – Provenance Gold Corp. (CSE: PAU) (OTCQB: PVGDF) (the “Company” or “Provenance”) is pleased to report that it has signed a binding option to purchase the Eldorado Property in eastern Oregon from Nevada Select Royalty, Inc. (“Nevada Select”). Nevada Select is an arms-length subsidiary of Gold Royalty Corp. (NYSE: GROY), a leading growth and Americas-focused precious metals royalty company. Provenance has completed the first year’s payment of the option to purchase. The Eldorado Property hosts a significant historical gold resource in eastern Oregon. The project area is located on top of a large gold placer area and is located in the mining friendly part of the state.

The Eldorado property was first explored in 1980 by Westley Mines. Exploration continued intermittently up until 1998 by Degerstrom, Ican Minerals, Billiton Minerals and lastly North Limited. There has been no work done on the property since 1998. Previous work on the property included 236 reverse circulation holes and 6 core holes for a total of 21,866.9 meters of drilling, including trenching, soil sampling, metallurgy, geophysics, and resource modeling.

Assay intervals from selected core holes show the overall tenor of the deposit, for example:

HoleWidthg/t AuFromTo
R96-C1185m (607 ft)1.57 g/t (.046 oz/t)21m206m
RA-136101m (331 ft)2.02 g/t (.063 oz/t)55m156m
RA-9069m (226 ft)3.05 g/t (.095 oz/t)0m69m
RA-15255m (180 ft)2.33 g/t (.072 oz/t)41m96m

Mineralization remains open to depth and peripheral extensions of the deposit.

The project hosts three different historical resource estimates done by reputable engineering firms based in Denver. The first was done by Billiton Minerals USA after 150 holes had been drilled. Billiton estimated an open-ended resource of 776,000 ounces contained in 36,000,000 tons at 0.75 grams per ton (0.0219 ounces per ton) gold. The second resource estimate was calculated by Ican Minerals after they completed an additional 49 drill holes. Their resource estimate was 1,860,000 ounces contained in 90,000,000 tons at 0.76 grams per ton (0.022 ounces per ton) gold. Ican then subsequently projected the resource to contain 4,000,000 ounces of gold at an average grade of 0.76 grams per ton gold (0.022 ounces per ton) gold.

Provenance believes the shallow gold resource would be amenable to open-pit mining and anticipates this acquisition will place the Company on a substantially more advanced footing.



Figure 1: Historic Placer Gold Trenches Expose Impressive Bedrock Mineralization

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The Company plans to move the project forward as quickly as possible with confirmation drilling beginning within the first quarter of 2022.

Rauno Perttu, Provenance’s CEO stated, “We have three exceptional Nevada projects that we will continue to advance, but this acquisition is significant for our Company. My site inspection made it clear the property is very open-ended. I am an Oregon registered engineering geologist familiar with both the improving positive regulatory climate in that part of Oregon and with Oregon geology. I was reassured by a veteran Oregon regulator that this project is very feasible.

I personally am excited about this project because, while I believe that with continued drilling, our Nevada projects will advance significantly and become large deposits of their own, this is already a major deposit, with average grades higher than many current open-pit gold operations. I am pleased that Nevada Select Royalties allowed us to undertake this opportunity, which they said was awarded to us because of our excellent track record in advancing the White Rock project that we acquired from them earlier. An exciting bonus of the Eldorado acquisition is that the historic drilling intersected several high-grade zones and our inspection found untested diatreme-like brecciation in the mineralized core area. The boiling zones of diatremes are excellent places to explore for high-grade gold, and we already have a major deposit drilled prior to our continued work.”



Figure 2: Steve Craig, Project Manager Studies Mineralized Granodiorite and
Metasedimentary Host Rocks

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The Company has been granted an option to acquire the project for total consideration of US$2,000,000, which is payable as follows:

  • $75,000 upon entering into of the option agreement (Paid)
  • $125,000 upon the first anniversary
  • $400,000 upon the second anniversary
  • $400,000 upon the third anniversary
  • $500,000 upon the fourth anniversary
  • $500,000 upon the fifth anniversary

Upon exercise of the option, the Company will grant to Nevada Select a 3% royalty on net smelter returns from the project.

The above referenced resource estimates are considered historical in nature and as such are based on prior data and reports prepared by previous property owners. A qualified person has not done sufficient work yet to classify the historical estimates as current resources in accordance with current CIM categories and the Company is not treating the historical estimates as current resources. Significant data compilation, re-drilling, re-sampling and data verification may be required by a qualified person before the historical estimates on the project can be classified as a current resource. There can be no assurance that any of the historical mineral resources, in whole or in part, will ever become economically viable. In addition, mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. Even if classified as a current resource, there is no certainty as to whether further exploration will result in any inferred mineral resources being upgraded to an indicated or measured resource category.

Rauno Perttu, P. Geo., a Qualified Person (as defined by National Instrument 43-101), and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this News Release.

About Provenance Gold Corp.

Provenance Gold Corp. is a precious metals exploration company with a focus on gold and silver resources within North America. The Company currently holds interests in three properties in Nevada, USA. For further information please visit the Company’s website at https://provenancegold.com or contact Rob Clark at rclark@provenancegold.com.

On behalf of the Board,

Provenance Gold Corp.

Rauno Perttu, Chief Executive Officer

Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange, nor its regulation services provider, accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release. This news release may contain certain “Forward-Looking Statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When or if used in this news release, the words “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “target, “plan”, “forecast”, “may”, “schedule” and similar words or expressions identify forward-looking statements or information. Such statements represent the Company’s current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social risks, contingencies and uncertainties. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affecting such statements and information other than as required by applicable laws, rules and regulations.

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Provenance Gold Concludes its 35 Hole Exploration Program at White Rock which Returned Numerous Strong Gold Intercepts

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – December 2, 2021) – Provenance Gold Corp. (CSE: PAU) (OTCQB: PVGDF) (the “Company” or “Provenance”) announces that it has completed drilling of 35 RC holes and has received all assays for its White Rock Gold Project. The Company is pleased to report that every hole intercepted gold mineralization.

The White Rock gold project consists of 258 lode mining claims (5,160 acres) with gold hosted in silicified limestones and shales over an area 3.2 km in length and 1.3 km wide. The White Rock property was originally optioned from Ely Gold Royalties Inc., which was recently acquired by Gold Royalty Corp., combining to create a leading growth and Americas-focused precious metals royalty company. The project has a total of 101 drill holes completed, of which 67 historic holes were drilled by four previous operators. Data from these older holes has now been verified for use in a future technical report. The Company believes White Rock likely hosts an extensive open-pit grade gold deposit, with grades similar to currently operating Nevada open pit mines.

The following table lists the more significant holes obtained during Provenance’s drilling program.

White Rock Assay Summaries / Selected Drill Holes – 2021 Drill Program

0.1 g Au cutoff
HoleDepthInclineBearingInterval-FtThickness-FtAu g/tAu optComments
WR-15500-900120-215950.6360.0185Hole completed
“Including”160-185251.4520.042
235-4101750.1970.0058
240-265250.4270.012
420-435150.130.004
WR-16300-509095-2751800.6180.018Hole terminated
**“Including”95-135400.830.024Broken ground
“Including”95-10053.550.104
235-255202.310.067
WR-19300-50090-125350.7920.023Hole lost in Au
**“Including”95-10053.2270.094
150-175250.3210.009
290-300100.4040.012
WR-23480-452600-75750.2560.007Hole completed
95-3602650.3880.011
“Including”100-125250.7780.023
“Including”160-180200.3970.012
“Including”200-220200.5260.015
“Including”260-310500.650.019
WR-24300-602600-40400.4540.013Hole terminated
**90-3002100.2930.009Broken ground
“Including”95-130350.7130.021
“Including”230-240100.4070.012
WR-28530-90075-3402650.3760.011Hole completed
“Including”205-260550.7290.021
355-405500.2420.007
450-470200.1260.004
485-510250.1070.003
WR-32380-60120165-3802150.3050.009Hole lost in Au
**“Including”175-240650.4110.012
“Including”350-365150.4920.014
WR-45340-8018055-2752200.5170.015Hole lost in Au
**“Including”70-1701000.880.026
“Including”120-160401.10.032
WR-47310-652700-3103100.3590.01Hole lost in Au
**“Including”35-1351000.5350.016
“Including”170-195250.7170.21

The assay results received this year confirm similar results achieved by past operators and therefore will be used in a planned NI 43-101 resource report that will be completed in the coming months. This new report, which will report tonnage and grade at different cutoffs, will be the first gold mineral resource ever calculated for the property.

The Company currently has a permit revision being reviewed by the BLM for additional drill sites for a proposed 2022 drilling program. Once bonded, drilling could be initiated as early as next May after the snow has melted.

Steve Craig, project manager, stated: “Over the decades, I have managed many successful exploration programs in Nevada, and this is exactly what exploration companies in Nevada hope to find. I believe we have found an exceptional one.”

Rauno Perttu, Provenance’s CEO states, “It has been an extremely successful initial drilling program. Our work this season gave us a much clearer picture of the gold mineralization controls. We discovered our first feeder structure and started to outline extensive areas of strong gold mineralization. We also recognize several step-out and infill areas that we will follow up on with new exploration next season. Provenance has a large gold system that we believe will be advanced into a new mine and are looking forward to next year’s program.”

Along with the initial gold mineral resource calculation and 43-101 the Company will be further updating investors in the coming weeks with maps and diagrams of the drill program which should help as a visualization to show the size and scope of the mineralized zones.



Figure 1 – Project manager Steve Craig sitting on ore-grade outcrop near newly found feeder structure.

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Quality Assurance and Quality Control: The reverse-circulation drilling program utilized by Provenance completed a quality assurance / quality control program (QA/QC) with control samples consisting of standards, blanks and duplicates inserted approximately every 100 feet. Control samples were randomly inserted into the sample stream prior to being sent to the laboratory. The RC drill sampling was in five-foot sample intervals. Drill samples were taken to Paragon Geochemical, an ISO 9001 compliant company in Sparks, Nevada for fire assaying for gold and silver. The rejects and pulps remain with Paragon in Sparks, Nevada. The QA/QC program was implemented as part of the sampling procedures for the exploration program.

Rauno Perttu, P. Geo., a Qualified Person (as defined by National Instrument 43-101), and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this News Release.

About Provenance Gold Corp.

Provenance Gold Corp. is a precious metals exploration company with a focus on gold and silver resources within North America. The Company currently holds interests in three properties in Nevada, USA. For further information please visit the Company’s website at https://provenancegold.com or contact rclark@provenancegold.com.

On behalf of the Board,

Provenance Gold Corp.

Rauno Perttu, Chief Executive Officer

Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange, nor its regulation services provider, accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release. This news release may contain certain “Forward-Looking Statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When or if used in this news release, the words “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “target, “plan”, “forecast”, “may”, “schedule” and similar words or expressions identify forward-looking statements or information. Such statements represent the Company’s current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social risks, contingencies and uncertainties. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affecting such statements and information other than as required by applicable laws, rules and regulations.

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PROVENANCE GOLD INTERSECTS 67 METERS (320 FEET) OF OPEN-ENDED GOLD MINERALIZATION IN NEW ZONE AT WHITE ROCK

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November 4, 2021 – Provenance Gold Corp. (CSE: PAU) (OTCQB: PVGDF) (the “Company” or “Provenance”) is pleased to report that the latest drill holes have confirmed the location of a newly recognized open-ended gold mineralization feeder structure that extends across the core mineralized area of 3.2 km in length and 1.3 km in width. Drill hole 45 intersected the feeder structure at 17 meters (55 feet) and was still in it at 104 meters (340 feet), where the hole had to be terminated because of ground conditions.  Between 17 and 84 meters (55 and 275 feet), the hole averaged 0.015 oz/t gold (0.52 g/t) within which 21 to 52 meters (70 to 170 feet) averaged 0.026 oz/t gold (0.88 g/t) and between 37 and 49 meters (120 and 160 feet) the hole averaged 0.032 oz/t (1.11 g/t). The hole bottomed in mineralization at 340 feet, with indications it was entering another zone of stronger mineralization. 

The deposit is unusual in that it extends along the crest of a broad, high ridge (White Rock Mountain) in an area that is being geologically stretched like the surface of an inflating balloon. These events have created near-surface cracks that formed in the weakest rocks.  While this ridge setting is positive for future open pit mining, the cracks have created difficulties for drilling. The drill steel has often become stuck and even been lost in these cracks. The weakest most easily cracked rocks are in the gold zone because it has been structurally broken and subsequently altered by the ore emplacement of the gold system, so the cracks have become an indicator for the gold zone. Provenance’s geologists have worked around this problem with cross-sections and confirmation holes.

The White Rock gold project consists of 258 lode mining claims (5,160 acres) with gold being hosted in silicified limestone, conglomerate, and shale. Provenance has completed 35 holes in the first year of a continuing exploration program, with further assays pending. With these holes, along with the historic drilling of 67 holes, the company is building a firm understanding of the gold system and believes that this is an extensive open-pit grade gold deposit, with grades similar to current Nevada open pit mines.

In addition to the newly identified plumbing structure, recent step-out drilling continued to expand the gold mineralization in several directions from our previously reported drill hole WR-23, which returned an interval of 117 meters (384 feet) of gold mineralization. Large step-out drilling tested new areas including the rhyolite graben to the northwest, the Nose area to the south and the newly identified plumbing structure.

The Rhyolite Graben, located to the northwest and west of WR-23 was tested with two holes. Both intercepted gold mineralization with hole WR-32 assaying 65.5 meters (215 feet) of 0.305 g/t gold which included 20 meters (65 feet) of 0.411 g/t gold. The hole bottomed in mineralization and was lost. The importance of this intercept proves that the host rocks in the graben will host gold mineralization and now become a substantial new target.   

The Nose is at the south end of Central Ridge and is located 350 meters south of WR-23. Six angle holes were drilled from this one site in all directions. Even though five of the holes were lost before reaching their target depths, all holes entered the main gold horizon but were lost within the mineralization. A key hole was WR-40, which was drilled to the west, and intercepted 20 meters (65 feet) of 0.449 g/t gold (0.013 oz/t) before being lost due to broken ground before it was able to penetrate the bulk of the projected gold zone. These results confirm that higher grades follow the main north-south fault on the west side of Central Ridge. This discovery will guide future drilling into key “feeder” plumbing structures in addition to the one intersected in hole 45.

Rauno Perttu, Provenance’s CEO states “It has been an extremely encouraging first round of exploration at White Rock to date, in which we have been able to establish the large size and characteristics of the gold mineralization system. We now have two very encouraging undrilled step-out areas as well as this new feeder structure to follow across the property which should further expand the size and increase the grade of this promising discovery.”

Figure 1 – Drilling hole 45 into the feeder structure. White Rock Mountain in the background. Next year’s drilling plans to extend the gold zone into White Rock Mountain.

Figure 2 – Drilling newly discovered feeder zone on central ridge at White Rock. The zone projects open-endedly across the core mineralized area. 

Quality Assurance and Quality Control: The reverse-circulation drilling program utilized by Provenance completed a quality assurance / quality control program (QA/QC) with control samples consisting of standards, blanks and duplicates inserted approximately every 100 feet. Control samples were randomly inserted into the sample stream prior to being sent to the laboratory. The RC drill sampling was in five-foot sample intervals. Drill samples were taken to Paragon Geochemical, an ISO 9001 compliant company in Sparks, Nevada for fire assaying for gold and silver. The rejects and pulps remain with Paragon in Sparks, Nevada. The QA/QC program was implemented as part of the sampling procedures for the exploration program.

Private Placement Closing

The Company also announces that it has closed a second tranche of its non-brokered private placement through the issuance of 1,596,077 units (each, a “Unit”) at a price of $0.13 per Unit for gross proceeds of $207,490.01. Each Unit consists of one common share of the Issuer (each, a “Share”) and one common share purchase warrant (each, a “Warrant”) with each Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one additional common share (each, a “Warrant Share”) of the Issuer at a price of $0.20 per Warrant Share until November 4, 2024. The Company paid a cash finder’s fees of $9,773.40 in connection with the closing. All securities issued in connection with the private placement are subject to a statutory hold period until March 5, 2022.

Rauno Perttu, P. Geo., a Qualified Person (as defined by National Instrument 43-101), and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this News Release.

About Provenance Gold Corp.

Provenance Gold Corp. is a precious metals exploration company with a focus on gold and silver resources within North America. The Company currently holds interests in three properties in Nevada, USA. For further information please visit the Company’s website at https://provenancegold.com or contact rclark@provenancegold.com

On behalf of the Board,
Provenance Gold Corp.
Rauno Perttu, Chief Executive Officer 

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