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Novo/GBM JV Commences Inaugural Malmsbury Gold Project Diamond Drilling Program

Figure 1

Track mounted diamond drill rig on site at the Malmsbury Project – 14/12/2021.
Track mounted diamond drill rig on site at the Malmsbury Project – 14/12/2021.
Track mounted diamond drill rig on site at the Malmsbury Project – 14/12/2021.

Figure 2

Malmsbury Project location and major targets in the north of the project area, with geology and historic workings.
Malmsbury Project location and major targets in the north of the project area, with geology and historic workings.
Malmsbury Project location and major targets in the north of the project area, with geology and historic workings.

Figure 3a

Unidirectional solidification textures (USTs) in the Missing Link Monzogranite on the Malmsbury project
Unidirectional solidification textures (USTs) in the Missing Link Monzogranite on the Malmsbury project
Unidirectional solidification textures (USTs) in the Missing Link Monzogranite on the Malmsbury project

Figure 3b

Unidirectional solidification textures (USTs) in the Missing Link Monzogranite overprinted by gold bearing stockwork quartz veins on the Malmsbury project
Unidirectional solidification textures (USTs) in the Missing Link Monzogranite overprinted by gold bearing stockwork quartz veins on the Malmsbury project
Unidirectional solidification textures (USTs) in the Missing Link Monzogranite overprinted by gold bearing stockwork quartz veins on the Malmsbury project

Figure 4

soil geochemistry overlying geology.
soil geochemistry overlying geology.
soil geochemistry overlying geology.

Figure 5

FALCON® vertical gravity gradient image highlighting the gravity low associated with outcrop of gold mineralized granite. The Leven Star deposit is parallel to and lies on the edge of a major gravity gradient.
FALCON® vertical gravity gradient image highlighting the gravity low associated with outcrop of gold mineralized granite. The Leven Star deposit is parallel to and lies on the edge of a major gravity gradient.
FALCON® vertical gravity gradient image highlighting the gravity low associated with outcrop of gold mineralized granite. The Leven Star deposit is parallel to and lies on the edge of a major gravity gradient.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Commencement of >2,000 m diamond drilling program, testing multiple high-order gold targets at the 50%-owned Malmsbury Gold Project (“Malmsbury Project”), 50 km SSW of the high-grade Fosterville gold mine in Victoria, Australia
  • Drill targets defined through systematic exploration in 2021 including mapping with alteration vectoring, grid soil and rock chip sampling, historic drill core review/re-sampling and historic data compilation with 3D modelling
  • The Malmsbury Project is under-explored and highly structurally complex, with multiple orientations of high-grade gold mineralization and in excess of 1,500 historic workings and old trenching
  • Several target styles are present, including “Fosterville-type” anticline-fault related targets, large scale planar faults and fault breccias, “Woods Point-A1 style” intrusion-hosted orogenic gold targets and an intrusion-related gold (“IRG”) system
  • Drilling will target a shoot on the Leven Star trend where historic reverse circulation (RC) drilling intersected 7 m @ 4.84 g/t Au (LSCR014) including 3m @ 9.38 g/t Au from 54 m and 4.1 m @ 13.1 g/t Au from 66.3 m (LSDDH08)1. These historical results are not necessarily representative of mineralization throughout the Malmsbury Project
  • Within the most complex part of the system, drilling will also target a highly altered gold-mineralized Devonian monzogranite which is rare in Victoria and outcrops over 340 m strike and 40 m width
  • Forward work program includes a further second phase of drilling in 2022, 2D/3D induced polarization (“IP”) to define disseminated sulphide haloes around various gold targets, further expansion of systematic soil geochemistry, mapping, and rock chip sampling

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novo Resources Corp. (“Novo” or the “Company”) (TSX: NVO, NVO.WT & NVO.WT.A) (OTCQX: NSRPF) is pleased to advise that drilling has recently commenced (Figure 1) on a number of high-priority gold targets (Figure 2) at the Malmsbury Project (RL6587), approximately 50 km SSW of the high-grade Fosterville gold mine. Targeting has relied on significant exploration work conducted by the Novo/GBM team throughout 2021, including detailed 1:500 scale mapping, rock chip and grid soil sampling, 3D modelling and an airborne FALCON® gravity survey.

Novo acquired a 50% interest in the Malmsbury Project from ASX-listed GBM Resources Limited (ASX: GBZ) (“GBM”) in May 2021 and has the initial right to earn up to an additional 10% interest by incurring A$5 million in exploration expenditure over a four-year period2. GBM are currently managing the project.

The historical results and technical information referred to in this news release, published by AuStar Gold Limited (ASX: AUL) (“AuStar”) and included in geologic reports filed on the GeoVIC Earth Resources website, are not necessarily representative of mineralization throughout the Malmsbury Project. This historical data was disclosed in ASX announcements, other public disclosure documents, and exploration reports filed on the GeoVIC Earth Resources website (collectively, “Disclosure”) issued by AuStar and others, as identified in the GeoVIC Earth Resources filings. Certain of the technical information contained in this news release has been extracted from this Disclosure. Reference should be made to the relevant Disclosure which is available online at the links provided in various footnotes throughout this news release.

A qualified person has not verified the technical information contained in the Disclosure for Novo, and Novo is unaware of the existence of any current technical report prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects or the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves in connection with the technical information contained in the Disclosure. Novo is unable to comment on the reliability of the technical information contained in the Disclosure and therefore, reliance should not be placed on such technical information.

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(Figure 1 – Track mounted diamond drill rig on site at the Malmsbury Project – 14/12/2021.)

Exploration Results and Summary from 2021

Mapping and Petrology – Detailed 1:500 scale mapping was conducted by Novo staff in the first half of 2021, aiding in defining the deep-seated regional Taradale Fault in the west of the Malmsbury Project, four main anticlinal structures trending the length of the project, zones of intense silicification, sulphidation and stockwork quartz veining, and the broad structural framework of the project area. Mapping (Figure 2) has highlighted significant anticlines and mineralized west dipping fault zones similar to the setting of the high-grade Fosterville deposit and extended the Leven Star mineralized trend to the SW of its previous known extent.

Coupled with mapping, historic workings (>1,000) and historic exploration costeans (>500) were field verified (GPS located) and accurately mapped with the aid of high-resolution LIDAR imagery acquired in 2020. Rock chip sampling also relied on mapping and historic workings location for selection criteria.

Importantly, mapping also defined a porphyritic monzogranite intrusion in the Belltopper Hill area with an outcrop expression over 340 m strike and up to 40 m width. The central portion of the granite, known as the Missing Link Granite, has incredible unidirectional solidification textures (“UST”) (Figure 3) typical in the carapace of IRG systems3 and these are overprinted by gold mineralized sheeted to stockwork quartz veins (Figure 3) and intense greisen style alteration defined by petrological studies. The intrusion will be targeted as an IRG system but also as a brittle host to orogenic vein style mineralization, similar to historic deposits including the Morning Star-Woods Point diorite-hosted ladder vein deposit owned by AuStar which produced over 800,000 oz of gold at 26.5 g/t Au tonne4.

One historic diamond drill hole (DDHMA3)5 intersected the Missing Link Granite, which was not recognized. Assaying of the hole by Novo/GBM, which was collared near the contact of the granite (top 18 m of hole missing as roller bit was used) yielded 23 m @ 0.46 g/t Au (at 0.1 g/t Au cut-off) from 18 m. Surface sampling yielded assay results up to 9.74 g/t Au from quartz veins within the granite.

Rock Chip Sampling – Results for 413 rock chip samples were received throughout the year, providing critical information on gold endowment and multielement associations and providing a useful targeting parameter. Over 17% of the samples assayed >1g/t Au with peak assay results of 27.1 g/t Au and 14.2 g/t Au on the Leven Star trend (Table 1).

Soil Sampling – Results for 474 grid soil samples taken in 2021 were recently received, with a further 150 results pending. Sampling was aimed at infilling older soils grids and expanding coverage across the RL. Approximately 11% of the samples assayed >100 ppb Au with a peak assay of 1.47 g/t Au and 89 ppm Sb. Soil sampling has provided an excellent vector for drill targeting with strong Au, As and Sb anomalies defining key targets (Figure 4). Soil sampling has also defined zoned multielement patterns around the Missing Link Granite with intrusion-related geochemical signatures, including a strong Mo core (Figure 4) zoning outward to Sn, Bi and W and potentially Sb and Au,

The aforementioned results are not necessarily representative of mineralization throughout the Malmsbury Project.

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(Figure 2 – Malmsbury Project location and major targets in the north of the project area, with geology and historic workings.)

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(Figure 3 – Unidirectional solidification textures (USTs) in the Missing Link Monzogranite overprinted by gold bearing stockwork quartz veins on the Malmsbury Project.)

FALCON® Gravity – A FALCON® airborne gravity gradiometer and aeromagnetic survey was flown in May 2021, totalling 537.6 line kilometres. The gravity survey identified a large gravity low (1.5 x 0.8 km) potentially related to the monzogranite intrusion which crops out in the western edge of the gravity low feature. The Leven Star Lode lies on the edge of and is parallel to the gravity low (Figure 5).

Drilling Program 2021 – 2022

A minimum of 2,000 m of diamond drilling is planned during late 2021 and the first quarter of 2022 to test multiple high-ranking targets (Figure 2).

  • Drilling will target a shoot on the Leven Star Lode where historic reverse circulation (“RC”) drilling intersected 7 m @ 4.84 g/t Au (LSCR014) including 3 m @ 9.38 g/t Au from 54 m1. Drilling will also test up and down dip positions adjacent to high-grade intersections on the main Leven Star Lode for deposit extension and metallurgical test work purposes.
  • As a preliminary test, one 350 m drill hole will extend west along the Leven Star Lode to intersect the junction of a number of mineralized trends including Leven Star, Panama South and Missing Link (Figure 2). Surface mapping and soil and rock chip sampling have highlighted strong gold and multielement geochemistry and intense sheeted quartz veining and silica alteration are present at surface.
  • The newly discovered Missing Link Granite, including Missing Link and Hanover West historic reefs (Figure 2) will be drill tested with one 400 m drill hole as an initial scout to identify the geometry and gold endowment of the monzogranite at depth. As stated above, the intrusion will be targeted as an IRG system but also as a brittle host to orogenic vein style mineralization.
  • The Never Despair historic workings are centred on a convergence of four separate reefs. Rock chip sampling from waste rock spoils yielded consistent grades averaging 1.96 g/t Au and 260ppm Sb and peak results of 5.66 g/t Au. Drilling will aim to intersect the target down plunge at depth
  • Drilling of two holes initially will test beneath the Queens-Egyptian and O’Connor’s Historic reefs to test down dip continuity of high-grade historic reefs.

The aforementioned results are not necessarily representative of mineralization throughout the Malmsbury Project.

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(Figure 4– soil geochemistry overlying geology.)

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(Figure 5 – FALCON® vertical gravity gradient image highlighting the gravity low associated with outcrop of gold mineralized granite. The Leven Star deposit is parallel to and lies on the edge of a major gravity gradient.)

Forward Work Program 2022

Subsequent to the 2,000 m drilling program, future work programs include a further second phase of drilling in late 2022, IP to define disseminated sulphide haloes around various gold targets including potential IRG mineralization, further expansion of systematic soil geochemistry, mapping and rock chip sampling.

Analytic Methodology

Soil sampling is 20 to 60 cm depth B horizon sampling sieved to -80 mesh at the lab and analysed at ALS Brisbane for Au using four acid digest 30g charge fire assay with ICPAES finish (method Au-ICP21) and multielements using four acid digest Super Trace Lowest detection limit ICPMS (method ME-MS61L).

Rock chip samples and drill core is assayed at ALS Brisbane using the using four acid digest ore grade 30g charge fire assay with AA finish (method Au-AA25) and multielements using four acid digest ICPMS (method ME-MS61) after pulverization.

QAQC for soil samples is completed at the rate of 4 field duplicates, 2 standards and 2 blanks per 100 samples. QAQC for rock chip samples and drill core was completed at the rate of 3 standards and 3 blanks per hundred samples.

To date, there have been no limitations to the verification process and all relevant data has been verified by a qualified person as defined in NI 43-101 by reviewing analytical procedures undertaken by the various laboratories.

QP STATEMENT

Dr. Quinton Hennigh (P.Geo.) is the qualified person, as defined under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, responsible for, and having reviewed and approved, the technical information contained in this news release other than the technical information extracted from the Disclosure. Dr. Hennigh is the non-executive co-chairman and a director of Novo.

ABOUT NOVO

Novo operates its flagship Beatons Creek gold project while exploring and developing its prospective land package covering approximately 13,250 square kilometres in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. In addition to the Company’s primary focus, Novo seeks to leverage its internal geological expertise to deliver value-accretive opportunities to its shareholders. For more information, please contact Leo Karabelas at (416) 543-3120 or e-mail leo@novoresources.com.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

Novo Resources Corp.

Michael Spreadborough

Michael Spreadborough

Executive Co-Chairman

Forward-looking information

Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information (within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation) including, without limitation, that the drilling and future work programs described in the news release will be undertaken at the Malmsbury Project. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, without limitation, customary risks of the resource industry and the risk factors identified in Novo’s management’s discussion and analysis for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021, which is available under Novo’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date those statements are made. Except as required by applicable law, Novo assumes no obligation to update or to publicly announce the results of any change to any forward-looking statement contained or incorporated by reference herein to reflect actual results, future events or developments, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting the forward-looking statements. If Novo updates any forward-looking statement(s), no inference should be drawn that the Company will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.

Table 1 – 2021 exploration program rock chip assay results >1 g/t Au

SampleNorth GDA94 Z55East GDA94 Z55Au ppmAg ppmAs ppmBi ppmMo ppmSb ppmW ppm
MR0483588045826416627.11.691435023.5756101
MR0784588080426384016.70.63563553143543
MR0435587996526340114.651.0326301.5611431
MR0762588028326392014.550.2520000.5185103
MR0814588007526375714.20.2438019.7380111
MR045058806262636659.740.04166078.211222069
MR080458803592637189.530.49931212413016
MR081158801842633608.351.76384052.6364932
MR072558804892633746.890.225104.71112157
MR076158802962639326.060.07125515.3112222
MR050558809752635445.490.121004.8712212
MR079358807242638875.410.04184070.619206169
MR069558807512634915.010.1514155.3815233
MR052158800532636044.835.7148.1110045873
MR073758805702640264.820.3324570438379450
MR042858808422634714.550.1628908.972815
MR043358800672633744.430.22167512.71649
MR051158802482635234.113.54153032.61618218
MR076458802872639043.440.012150.931246
MR072458804312633772.960.28129024512327
MR072358803562633662.940.0914402.3615729
MR043758798892634292.90.3220801.88120397
MR060658822312640152.780.0431400.2704213
MR051458802632635352.761.8565202.59311629
MR043058808492635062.690.4995193820156
MR083558801482637082.570.11161016.812158225
MR048958809452639892.411.4564202.76258
MR069758806842633992.370.114060150310114
MR079158807262640432.360.258497239917309
MR069258807782635672.340.0425401.1226670
MR044658807802634772.270.2252302.1441412
MR070758805632635192.250.0130505.91851885366
MR064958812922637962.240.63208011.856932
MR050758810002635382.230.1622801.7601625
MR052458800142636562.230.522060211568195
MR042058808232634732.040.138202.41121316
MR047658803462643792.041.055475742014805
MR061358817342636342.020.0313800.270226
MR071258804772634671.970.0310202.4462619
MR085058803492635621.882.7176084418605291
MR076758803562639491.840.29121055.3194075
MR044258798312634751.830.443502.160716
MR048558804862641601.820.1816507.9407103
MR071158804742635011.780.3738501.2142631
MR047558803642643761.771.221891.11510335
MR084858803582635591.760.249932.443720
MR067258809002636031.650.122101.8301510
MR084758804172635151.60.17133516.6419388
MR079658807962639651.590.182060437152685
MR044558807812634791.580.2718802369177
MR061658817992637251.541.81150057.51478
MR071658804512634511.480.0220608.431625
MR081358800832637631.460.631120180336278
MR062758815882638171.450.2124302.1408417
MR053858804872636921.420.02129010.61177614
MR078758808302639041.40.131620102341546
MR055958813142638091.390.12137054.2115938
MR073258806002639911.390.1714802673127100
MR050658809922635421.370.0910400.81177
MR046058805432636911.360.03193020.6762932
MR045158806362636671.33099928.1513976
MR075458807002638251.30.0549001.141045142
MR080558803412637321.260.08160530.73926548
MR055058813162639991.250.2714801.0511015
MR071458804622634521.220.05214064.5115025
MR047458803922643701.20.5154489.1101865
MR043858798882634361.180.39139018.3940200
MR068558809982633481.180.276290.74191763
MR059058815712639971.090.042330.03175
MR046558805222636761.07028414185910
MR051258802582635231.070.324005.9631429407
MR053058798362634751.050.1133802.210610
MR079958805352637261.010.845081281114175
MR0520588005426360816.88120.53811223113

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1 Refer to relevant reports filed on the Geological Survey of Victoria’s website.

2 Refer to the Company’s news release dated May 13, 2021.

3 Kirwin D.J., 2005. Unidirectional solidification textures associated with intrusion-related Mongolian mineral deposits, IAGOD Guidebook Series pp 63-84.

4 Refer to AuStar’s public disclosure record which is available here.

5 Refer to relevant reports filed on the Geological Survey of Victoria’s website.

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Novo Identifies Ni-Cu Targets at Southcourt, Andover Intrusion, Adjacent to Azure’s Andover VC-07 Ni-Cu-Co Discovery

HIGHLIGHTS
 

  • Novo’s extensive greenfields exploration program has recently identified and advanced a series Ni-Cu-Co targets adjacent to Azure Minerals Limited’s (“ Azure ”) (ASX: AZS) Andover VC-07 Ni-Cu-Co massive sulphide discovery (“ Andover ”) and Artemis Resources Limited’s (“ Artemis ”) (ASX: ARV) Carlow Castle Au-Cu-Co discovery (“ Carlow Castle ”)
  • Novo’s 100%-owned exploration licence 47/1745 contains several airborne electromagnetic (“ VTEM ”) anomalies (previously defined in 2007 by Legend Mining Limited (“ Legend ”) (ASX: LEG)) which have not been drill tested, along with large high order soil geochemical anomalies (including Cu, Ni and Co) associated with the VTEM conductors, including the Southcourt and Milburn prospects
  • Novo is now progressing ground electromagnetic (“ EM ”) geophysical surveys in the near-term to advance these discoveries
  • This work is consistent with Novo’s accelerated exploration strategy targeted at growing the Company’s portfolio of gold and battery metals prospects in the Pilbara region of Western Australia

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novo Resources Corp. “Novo” or the “Company” ) (TSX: NVO, NVO.WT & NVO.WT.A) (OTCQX: NSRPF) is pleased to advise that it has recently identified and advanced a series of Au-Cu and Ni-Cu-Co targets on EL47/1745, adjacent to Andover and Carlow Castle in the West Pilbara region of Western Australia, although there is no certainty that EL47/1745 contains the same levels of mineralization as either of these discoveries.

The general area has benefited from a renewed exploration interest since Azure announced its drilling success on Andover in November 2020 with 3.9m @ 2.85% Ni and 0.47% Cu from 94.5m in their maiden drill hole ANDD001, subsequent to success by the Creasy Group, in 2018, who intersected 7m @ 2.62% Ni and 0.65% Cu in ADRC002 .

Recent geochemical sampling by Novo over previously defined VTEM conductors on EL47/1745 (weak conductors within airborne electro-magnetic surveys by Legend ) has defined several large high-order Cu, Ni and Co anomalies relating to the VTEM targets.

Results and technical information referred to in this news release from Azure, Legend, Artemis, Westfield Minerals Ltd (“ Westfield ”) and AMAX Exploration (“ AMAX ”) are not necessarily representative of mineralization throughout the district. This historical data was disclosed in ASX announcements, other public disclosure documents, and annual exploration reports filed on the Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s (“ DMIRS ”) website (collectively, “ Disclosure ”) issued by Azure, Legend, Artemis, Westfield, and AMAX. The technical information contained herein has been extracted from this Disclosure. Reference should be made to the relevant Disclosure which is available online at the links provided in various footnotes throughout this news release.

A qualified person has not verified the technical information contained in the Disclosure, and Novo is unaware of the existence of any technical report prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects or the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves in connection with the technical information contained in the Disclosure. Novo is unable to comment on the reliability of the technical information contained in the Disclosure and therefore, reliance should not be placed on such technical information.

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Figure 1 – EL47/1745 location and priority targets, in relation to Andover and Carlow Castle.)

Southcourt Anomalies

Three weak VTEM conductors 3km WNW of Andover are present in a zone of complex geology within the Andover intrusion at Novo’s Southcourt prospect ( Figure 1 ), including layered gabbro and ultramafic intrusive rocks.

Detailed 20 x 20 m to 20 x 40 m spaced soil sampling undertaken by Novo utilizing a Niton XL5 pXRF has defined a high-order 500 m long Cu anomaly flanking the western two VTEM conductors ( Figure 2 ). Co and Ni partially overlap the broad copper anomaly ( Figure 3 ). Peak pXRF soil values include 1,456 ppm Cu, 1,521 ppm Ni, and 1,938 ppm Co. Peak rock chip results utilizing the pXRF for spot assaying on sulphide minerals or Cu-Ni oxide minerals yielded up to 19.6% Cu, 0.13% Co and 2.07% Ni. These results are not necessarily representative of mineralization throughout the entire district. Novo interprets the broad anomaly to be a zone of disseminated sulphide ( Figure 5a ) on the margin of potentially more substantial sulphide bodies at depth (VTEM target). Additional assay results are pending.

Milburn Anomaly

One high intensity VTEM anomaly is present at Milburn, 1.4km ESE from the east end of Carlow Castle. Previous work by Legend included eight lines of ground EM which identified a single conductor modelled to a dip of 45 west at a depth of 35 m. The EM anomaly was followed up by Legend with 17 -2 mm soil samples which returned peak values of 36 and 33 ppb Au and previous rock chip sampling yielded values of 4.83% Cu, 0.15 g/t Au and 0.21% Ni. The anomaly was not drilled by Legend.

In 1967, Westfields Minerals defined a 1 km long induced polarization (“ IP ”) anomaly (Fig. 3) to the south of the EM conductor and completed shallow vertical percussion holes with a best result of 6m @ 0.22% Ni and 0.15% Cu (BH31) (Fig. 3). Subsequent drilling in 1971 by AMAX 10 intersected a sequence of mafic and ultramafic rocks with 1 to 10% disseminated sulfides (pyrite, pyrrhotite and rare chalcopyrite) with best results from PDH20A (Fig. 3) of 3.66 m @ 0.23% Ni and 0.17% Cu. These results are not necessarily representative of mineralization throughout the entire district. Importantly, Au, Co and PGE minerals were not analyzed.

Detailed 20 x 20m spaced soil sampling undertaken by Novo utilizing a Niton XL5 pXRF has defined a high-order 450 m long Cu anomaly flanking the eastern side of the VTEM conductor ( Figure 4 ). Peak pXRF soil values include 1,677 ppm Cu, 1,131 ppm Ni, and 238 ppm Co. Peak rock chip results utilizing the pXRF for spot assaying on sulphide minerals or Cu-NI oxide minerals yielded up to 15.2% Cu, 92 ppm Co and 0.33% Ni. These results are not necessarily representative of mineralization throughout the entire district. Figure 5b highlights a copper rich siliceous altered mafic rock from the trend. Additional assay results are pending.

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Figure 2 – Southcourt Cu soil geochemistry (pXRF) with overlapping Co anomaly and VTEM conductors (white dashed circles).)

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Figure 3 – Southcourt Ni soil geochemistry (pXRF) with overlapping Cu anomaly Co anomaly (white shapes) and VTEM conductors (white dashed circles.))

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Figure 4 – Milburn Cu soil geochemistry (pXRF) and VTEM conductors (white dashed circles) and the location of Westfields IP anomaly and drillholes in the general area.)

Other significant targets ( Figure 1 ) on EL47/1745 include:

Anna Valley which is in the SW corner of EL47/1745. This VTEM anomaly defined by Legend was followed up with a ground fixed loop transient EM (“ FLTEM ”) survey defining a strong conductor dipping between 35 – 55°to the northwest with a modelled depths of 30 to 35 m. The target was thought to relate to a chert body which outcrops to the west, but the target is under thick alluvial and colluvial cover.

Fortune South #1 and #2 , which are part of a 2 km long shear zone with several historic workings and a number of metal detector pits where sheared gabbro and anastomosing quartz veins are present. Previous sampling has assayed up to 8.51 g/t Au and 0.134% Cu on EL47/1745 . pXRF rock chip samples at Fortune South #2 into banded and sheared Cu-rich gossan ( Figure 5d ) yielded peak values of 60% Cu and 802 ppm Ni. These target types (shear-related Au-Cu) are not highlighted by VTEM.

Thorpe East , which is part of a 2 km long shear corridor with several historic workings and peak assay results of 3.11 ppm Au . Novo has identified significant gossanous zones ( Figure 5c ) associated with quartz veining, yielding up to 676 ppm As, 3.5% Cu, 0.15% Ni, and 48.6 ppm Mo. These target types (shear-related Au-Cu) are not highlighted by VTEM.

Carlow Castle Extension , on which Artemis have reported a soil geochemical anomaly and favourable stratigraphy along strike and to the east of Carlow Castle, on EL47/1745, directly north of Milburn. Novo has not yet conducted any work on this 1.7 km long zone of potential. This orogenic Au-Cu-Co target type is not highlighted by VTEM.

The foregoing results at Anna Valley, Fortune South #1 and #2, and Thorpe East are not necessarily representative of mineralization throughout the entire district.

Exploration planned for EL47/1745 by Novo in early 2022 includes ground FLTEM surveys to better define the EM conductors, possible induced polarization lines across the identified target zones pending results of EM, and drilling into the main target areas, including the Milburn, Southcourt and Anna Valley prospects. Drill holes will be surveyed using downhole EM techniques to locate off-hole conductors. Extensive first pass reconnaissance soil sampling, regional to detailed mapping, and rock chip sampling will be conducted across highly prospective EL47/1745.

https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/bdab9da9-60a8-46a9-b9fa-cc9b7af6d6e3

Figure 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d – Milburn Cu soil geochemistry (pXRF) and VTEM conductors (white dashed circles).)

Analytic Methodology

The pXRF assay technique utilized a Niton XL5 handheld XRF machine. The Niton is calibrated daily, with 4 QAQC standards (fit for purpose including certified Ni, Cu and Co values) run concurrently, with an additional 2 standards checked per 100 readings and 4 QAQC standard assayed before the machine is shut down. pXRF is utilized as a preliminary exploration technique for base metals. Soil samples are unprepared and analysed for 30 seconds using two machine filters and rock chip samples are point analysed for 90 seconds using 4 machine filters. The pXRF is a spot reading device and has diminished precision due to grainsize effect, especially on rock samples where peak results represent a window of < 10mm field of view.

QP STATEMENT

Dr. Quinton Hennigh (P.Geo.) is the qualified person, as defined under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects , responsible for, and having reviewed and approved, the technical information contained in this news release other than the technical information extracted from the Disclosure. Dr. Hennigh is the non-executive co-chairman and a director of Novo.

ABOUT NOVO

Novo operates its flagship Beatons Creek gold project while exploring and developing its prospective land package covering approximately 13,250 square kilometres in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. In addition to the Company’s primary focus, Novo seeks to leverage its internal geological expertise to deliver value-accretive opportunities to its shareholders. For more information, please contact Leo Karabelas at (416) 543-3120 or e-mail leo@novoresources.com .

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

Novo Resources Corp.

“ Michael Spreadborough 

Michael Spreadborough

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Forward-looking information

Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information (within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation) including, without limitation, planned exploration activities. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, without limitation, customary risks of the resource industry and the risk factors identified in Novo’s management’s discussion and analysis for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021, which is available under Novo’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date those statements are made. Except as required by applicable law, Novo assumes no obligation to update or to publicly announce the results of any change to any forward-looking statement contained or incorporated by reference herein to reflect actual results, future events or developments, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting the forward-looking statements. If Novo updates any forward-looking statement(s), no inference should be drawn that the Company will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.

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Refer to Legend’s Annual Report 2009 – WAMEX Open File Data Rept. A82043

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Lion One Reports Additional High-Grade Intercepts from Infill Drilling at Tuvatu Gold Project, Fiji

North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 30, 2021) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce results from the infill drill and re-sampling program undertaken in the near-surface portion of the Tuvatu deposit. This program was designed to further strengthen the database in the portion of the deposit earmarked for earliest production, from the Company’s 100% owned Tuvatu gold project in Fiji.

  • 5,615m of infill drilling completed in 30 holes (~70% of the proposed program)
  • 600 additional data points generated from infill resampling of 12 historic holes

Highlights from near-surface infill drilling and re-sampling include:

20.61 g/t Au over 7.50m inc. 89.03 g/t Au over 1.50m, and 227.3 g/t Au over 0.30m from TUDDH545
21.34 g/t Au over 2.50m inc. 38.25 g/t Au over 1.30m, and 52.27 g/t Au over 0.30m from TUDDH548
33.52 g/t Au over 2.40m inc. 185.60 g/t Au over 0.40m from TUDDH553
9.13 g/t Au over 2.59m inc. 74.58 g/t Au over 0.30m from resampling of historic hole TUDDH362

TUDDH541

  • 4.61 g/t Au over 4.23m from 112.6-116.83m, including
    • 14.35 g/t Au over 1.20m from 115.63-116.83, which includes
    • 33.85 g/t Au over 0.30m from 116.23-116.53m
  • 7.09 g/t Au over 0.60m from 124.63-125.23m, including
    • 12.82 g/t Au over 0.30m from 124.93-125.23m

TUDDH544

  • 8.27 g/t Au over 0.30m from 24.65-24.95m
  • 5.46 g/t Au over 2.90m from 34.6-37.5m, including
    • 16.75 g/t Au over 0.50m from 34.9-35.4m, and
    • 7.83 g/t Au over 0.60m from 36.6-37.2m
  • 9.21 g/t Au over 0.30m from 50.85-51.15m
  • 18.62 g/t Au over 0.30m from 65.93-66.23m
  • 9.44 g/t Au over 0.60m from 68.32-68.92m, including
    • 13.45 g/t Au over 0.30m from 68.32-68.62
  • 11.21 g/t Au over 0.30m from 147.23-147.53

TUDDH545

  • 20.61 g/t Au over 7.50m from 123.6-131.1m, including
    • 7.97 g/t Au over 1.00m from 123.6-124.6m, and
    • 8.97 g/t Au over 0.90m from 125.6-126.5m, and
    • 89.03 g/t Au over 1.50m from 128.3-129.8m, which includes
    • 227.30 g/t Au over 0.30m from 128.3-128.6m, and
    • 10.48 g/t Au over 0.30m from 128.6-128.9, and
    • 39.01 g/t Au over 0.30m from 128.9-129.2m, and
    • 99.42 g/t Au over 0.30m from 129.2-129.5m, and
    • 68.95 g/t Au over 0.30m from 129.5-129.8m
  • 9.88 g/t Au over 0.30m from 130.8-131.1m
  • 9.38 g/t Au over 1.00m from 137.6-138.6m

TUDDH546

  • 10.16 g/t Au over 1.20 from 104.2-105.4m, including
    • 39.33 g/t Au over 0.30m from 104.2-104.5m

TUDDH547

  • 13.47 g/t Au over 0.30 from 104.5-104.8m

TUDDH548

  • 9.82 g/t Au over 0.30 from 82.6-82.9m
  • 18.74 g/t Au over 0.30m from 101.6-101.9m
  • 6.41 g/t Au over 1.50m from 106.2-107.7m, including
    • 26.34 g/t Au over 0.30m from 106.2-106.5m
  • 15.37 g/t Au over 0.30m from 110.4-110.7m
  • 21.34 g/t Au over 2.50m from 120.85-123.35m, including
    • 38.25 g/t Au over 1.30m from 121.75-123.05m, which includes
    • 52.27 g/t Au over 0.30m from 121.75-122.05m, and
    • 21.13 g/t Au over 0.30m from 122.05-122.35m, and
    • 53.82 g/t Au over 0.30m from 122.35-122.75m, and
    • 20.58 g/t Au over 0.30m from 122.75-123.05m

TUDDH553

  • 7.84 g/t Au over 0.90m from 26.0-26.9m
  • 33.52 g/t Au over 2.40m from 173.4-175.8m, including
    • 185.60 g/t Au over 0.40m from 174.5-174.9m

Highlights from infill resampling of historic drilling include:

  • 6.78 g/t Au over 3.50m from 91.1-94.6m, including
    • 8.43 g/t Au over 2.70m from 91.1-93.8m, including
    • 10.98 g/t Au over 0.90m from 91.1-92.0m in TUDDH225
  • 9.13 g/t Au over 2.59m from 84.81-87.4m, including
    • 74.58 g/t Au over 0.30m from 86.31-86.61m in TUDDH362
  • 1.81 g/t Au over 0.60m from 118.2-118.8m in TUDDH410
  • 6.88 g/t Au over 0.60m from 131.1-131.7m in TUDDH539

Infill Drilling and Resampling Program
In addition to the recently reported expansion of the high-grade 500 Zone underlying the Tuvatu resource, several bonanza-grade intercepts have also been returned from the ongoing near-surface infill/definition drill program. The ~8000m infill drill program was initiated in June of 2021 with the aim of infilling areas of low data density within parts of the resource currently categorized as Inferred. To date, a total of 5,615m of diamond drilling over 30 holes have been completed, with ~30% of the proposed program remaining. Concurrently, a program of resampling of unsampled intervals from historic drill holes in has been initiated with the resampling of 12 holes completed to date (23 holes planned), representing ~50% of the planned resampling program, and thus far generating ~600 additional samples in areas where data was considered sparse. The additional data generated was generated in Lion One’s own assay laboratory in Nadi and will add significant new high-grade intercepts to the resource earmarked for early production.

Final results received to date from holes drilled as part of the infill program are for 7 holes only (TUDDH541-553). All results for holes TUDDH554-562 remain pending. Figure 3 shows some of the coarse visible gold intersected as part of the infill drilling program. Photographs shown are from drill holes for which analytical results are still pending. A complete set of results for all previously unreported drill holes which form part of the infill drill program is included as Table 1.

The Company is currently undertaking two tiers of drilling: 1) the completion of shallow resource infill drilling from surface and underground, 2) deep exploration drilling from surface and underground targeting lode extensions and additional feeders under the Tuvatu resource. With the wet season starting in Fiji, the regional drill program requiring access to remote parts of the Navilawa caldera has seen a planned interruption, and is scheduled to resume in early 2022.

Deep Feeder Zone 500 – additional update
An update of results obtained from the ongoing deep drilling of the high-grade 500 Zone feeder zone is also provided at this time. Additional results, as yet unreported, from ongoing drilling of the 500 Zone include: 17.43 g/t Au over 1.5m from downhole depth of 643.1-644.6m from hole TUDDH544-W1.

There are currently 3 drill holes targeting the 500 Zone. Results of these will be reported as they become available.

Sergio Cattalani, Lion One’s Senior Vice President Exploration, commented, “High grade mineralization continues to be defined both in the near-surface portion of the deposit, as well as in the expanding deep feeder Zone 500. The additional data generated by the infill drilling and resampling programs will greatly enhance our understanding of the geometry of the veins, and raise the level of confidence needed, ahead of Lion One’s near-term underground development at Tuvatu. Our objective remains to work toward a near-term modest production start, concomitant with an aggressive exploration program aimed at the continued expansion of deep bonanza-grade resources for the eventual scaled-up development of a larger and richer resource base.”



Figure 1: Left) schematic cross-section across the northern part of Tuvatu showing the location of some infill drill holes, with selected results. Right) Plan view of Tuvatu orebody as a block model, showing the trace of the Tuvatu decline and the location of the vertical section on the left. The different colors represent ore blocks of different grade forming the various lodes.

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Figure 2: Left) schematic cross-section across the northern part of Tuvatu showing the location of some of the drill holes that have been resampled, with selected results. Right) Plan view of Tuvatu orebody as a block model, showing the trace of the Tuvatu decline and the location of the vertical section on the left. The different colors represent ore blocks of different grade forming the various lodes.

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Table 1: Drilling Intervals Reported (intervals greater than 3.0 g/t Au cutoff are bolded)

Drill HoleFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Au (g/t)
TUDDH54152.5454.552.011.12
59.0059.400.402.24
63.4063.700.301.32
69.0070.781.781.06
109.95110.250.302.50
112.60116.834.234.61
including115.63116.831.2014.35
including116.23116.530.3033.85
118.30118.600.301.02
120.00123.503.803.27
including122.30123.501.205.71
124.63125.230.607.09
including124.93125.230.3012.82
127.20130.203.000.87
including129.90130.200.306.69
TUDDH-54273.0073.600.600.75
78.1078.400.300.73
79.8081.501.701.65
83.6083.900.300.87
91.9094.702.801.36
TUDDH-54574.6075.601.003.38
79.6080.200.603.23
81.6083.602.001.4
108.10108.400.305.36
123.60131.107.5020.61
including123.60124.601.007.97
and125.60126.500.908.97
and128.30129.801.5089.03
including128.30128.600.30227.3
and128.60128.900.3010.48
and128.90129.200.3039.01
and129.20129.500.3099.42
and129.50129.800.3068.95
and130.80131.110.309.88
137.60138.601.009.38
TUDDH-54680.5081.701.202.53
97.8099.601.801.64
104.20105.401.2010.16
including104.20104.500.3039.33
109.20109.500.303.76
113.20113.500.300.92
115.90117.401.501.04
120.50123.302.800.85
including123.00123.300.303.93
60.2060.500.301.61
66.6067.200.601.3
68.4069.000.601.35
TUDDH-54770.4071.000.602.67
76.3077.200.901
87.1088.901.801.13
91.6092.500.901.59
94.3099.705.401.96
including94.3095.200.905.19
97.0099.702.701.08
104.50104.800.3013.47
107.00107.900.903.96
110.30111.200.900.52
115.70118.102.400.72
TUDDH-54882.6082.900.309.82
99.20100.401.201.15
101.60101.900.3018.74
106.20107.701.506.41
including106.20106.500.3026.34
110.40110.700.3015.37
113.90115.301.401.16
118.45118.750.304.31
120.85123.352.5021.34
including121.75123.051.3038.25
including121.75122.050.3052.27
and122.05122.350.3021.13
and122.35122.750.4053.82
and122.75123.050.3020.58
74.1074.400.304.69
TUDDH-55326.0026.900.907.84
108.50109.501.000.79
115.80120.104.301.42
173.40175.802.4033.5
including174.50174.900.40185.6
179.90180.500.601.91
TUDDH544W1 (500 Zone)643.10644.601.5017.43
including643.10643.400.305.10
and643.40643.700.3075.55
and643.70644.000.304.05

Table 2: Survey details of diamond drill holes referenced in this release not previously reported

Hole NoCoordinates (Fiji map grid)RLfinal depthdipazimuth
NEm(TN)
TUDDH544, 544W13920795.61876350.7209.7758.5-65.0°132°
TUDDH5413920733.61876296.8225.1165.6-49.0°002°
TUDDH5423920845.31876170.4166.6150.5-7.0°139°
TUDDH5453920732.51876296.8225.1191.6-80°10°
TUDDH5463920734.11876298.1225.1170.5-49°13°
TUDDH5473920733.81876298.0225.1173.5-61°17°
TUDDH5483920733.41876297.9225.2200.7-73°15°
TUDDH5533920724.81876385.5237.0206.4-74°274°
TUDDH5623920723.31876385.5237.0244.2-70°248°
TUDDH5633920796.31876351.1209.7in progress-63°121°



Figure 3: A) Photo of a portion of uncut drill core from TUDDH563, one of the infill drill holes, showing coarse visible goldat 13.60m depth. Analytical results pending. B) Photo of a portion of uncut drill core from TUDDH562, one of the infill drill holes, showing coarse visible goldat 165.0m depth. C) Same interval as B after cutting. Analytical results pending.

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Drilling and Assay Processes and Procedures
The Company is utilizing its own diamond drill rig, using PQ, HQ and ultimately NQ sized drill core rods. Drill core is logged by Company geologists and then is sawn in half and sampled by Lion One staff.

Samples are analyzed at the Company’s own geochemical laboratory in Fiji, whilst pulp duplicates of all samples with results >0.5g/t Au are re-assayed, as well as sent to ALS Global Laboratories in Australia for check assay determinations. All samples for all high-grade intercepts reported here are will be sent to ALS Global Laboratories for check assays shortly. All samples are pulverized to 80% passing through 75 microns. Gold analysis is carried out using fire assay with an AA finish. Samples that have returned grades greater than 10g/t Au are then re-analyzed by gravimetric method. For certain high-grade samples for which results for duplicate assay are within 10% of the initial results, the average of duplicate runs is presented. Lion One’s laboratory can also assay for a range of 71 other elements through Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES), but currently focuses on a suite of 9 important pathfinder elements. All duplicate anomalous samples sent to ALS Townsville, Queensland, Australia are analyzed by the same methods (Au-AA26, and also Au-GRA22 where applicable). ALS also analyze for 33 pathfinder elements by HF-HNO3-HClO4 acid digestion, HCl leach and ICP-AES. (method ME-ICP61).

Qualified Person
The scientific and technical content of this news release has been reviewed, prepared, and approved by Mr. Sergio Cattalani, P. Geo, who is a qualified person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI-43-101).

About Tuvatu
The Tuvatu gold deposit is located on the island of Viti Levu in the South Pacific island nation of Fiji. The mineral resource for Tuvatu as disclosed in the technical report “Tuvatu Gold Project PEA”, dated June 1, 2015, and prepared by Mining Associates Pty Ltd of Brisbane Qld, comprises 1,120,000 tonnes indicated at 8.17 g/t Au (294,000 oz. Au) and 1,300,000 tonnes inferred at 10.60 g/t Au (445,000 oz. Au) at a cut-off grade of 3 g/t Au. The technical report is available on the Lion One website at www.liononemetals.com and on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.

About Lion One Metals Limited
Lion One’s flagship asset is 100% owned, fully permitted high grade Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project, located on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. Lion One envisions a low-cost high-grade underground gold mining operation at Tuvatu coupled with exciting exploration upside inside its tenements covering the entire Navilawa Caldera, an underexplored yet highly prospective 7km diameter alkaline gold system. Lion One’s CEO Walter Berukoff leads an experienced team of explorers and mine builders and has owned or operated over 20 mines in 7 countries. As the founder and former CEO of Miramar Mines, Northern Orion, and La Mancha Resources, Walter is credited with building over $3 billion of value for shareholders.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of
Lion One Metals Limited
Walter Berukoff
Chairman and CEO

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New Basement Gold Targets Identified at Novo’s Egina Project

igure 1

Locality map for Novo’s Egina project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Locality map for Novo’s Egina project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Locality map for Novo’s Egina project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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Novo tenure (green) in the northern Egina project showing interpreted intrusive targets (red polygons) generated from aeromagnetic data (greyscale 1VD northern Pilbara mosaic). De Grey tenure in yellow.
Novo tenure (green) in the northern Egina project showing interpreted intrusive targets (red polygons) generated from aeromagnetic data (greyscale 1VD northern Pilbara mosaic). De Grey tenure in yellow.
Novo tenure (green) in the northern Egina project showing interpreted intrusive targets (red polygons) generated from aeromagnetic data (greyscale 1VD northern Pilbara mosaic). De Grey tenure in yellow.

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Significant and coherent As-in-soils anomaly (>2km total strike length) in the northern part of E47/3673 with historical RAB drilling.
Significant and coherent As-in-soils anomaly (>2km total strike length) in the northern part of E47/3673 with historical RAB drilling.
Significant and coherent As-in-soils anomaly (>2km total strike length) in the northern part of E47/3673 with historical RAB drilling.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Novo has identified multiple discrete untested aeromagnetic anomalies with magnetic characteristics comparable to the “Hemi-style” gold-bearing sanukitoid intrusions being developed by De Grey Mining Ltd. (“De Grey”) (ASX: DEG).
  • Novo’s extensive Pilbara land package includes 216 km2 of highly prospective yet under-explored Mallina Basin geology across a significant NE trending mineralized corridor potentially extending to De Grey’s Hemi gold discovery (Figure 1).
  • Review of historical exploration has defined two large (> 1 km strike) coincident high-order Au-As-Sb soil anomalies along the structural corridor in the vicinity of the Becher epithermal system.
  • Reconnaissance drilling undertaken by another issuer in 1997 (20 x 200 m) within the Au-As-Sb anomalous zones intersected up to 4.38 g/t Au. This information has not been verified by Novo and is not necessarily representative of mineralization throughout the Egina project.
  • Exploration planned for early 2022 includes high-resolution aeromagnetics, regolith and basement mapping, grid soil sampling and drilling to test these priority targets.

Figure 1 is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/54d57cee-80e2-4930-b584-df87b4dd99e8

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novo Resources Corp. (“Novo” or the “Company”) (TSX: NVO, NVO.WT & NVO.WT.A) (OTCQX: NSRPF) is pleased to announce that it has identified a series of new targets in the northern sector of the Egina project centred on exploration licence 47/3673 (Figure 2). These newly identified targets are located within a broad NE-trending structural corridor which forms part of a network of shear zones and sanukitoid intrusive centres that host De Grey’s recent Hemi discovery1. Hemi is one of Australia’s recent major gold discoveries, hidden under 20 to 30 m of transported cover.

The new targets include multiple discrete magnetic targets identified from detailed aeromagnetic interpretation, interpreted to represent potential intrusive bodies under cover, and extensive Au-As-Sb soil anomalies in the vicinity of the epithermal vein system at Becher.

Figure 2 is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/af5d3d06-2ab9-4d90-9b95-68ca257c4026

Exploration licence 47/3673 has few outcrops (approximately 10% of the tenement contains outcrop and subcrop) and is essentially covered by colluvial and alluvial material, calcrete and several ridges of aeolian sand dunes. The large (> 1 km long) coincident Au-As-Sb soil geochemical anomalies are restricted to areas of weathered outcrop and subcrop only, and thus the bedrock targets remain open under transported cover for several kilometres to the WSW and ENE.

Previous reconnaissance inclined rotary air blast (“RAB”) drilling by Resolute Mining Limited (“Resolute”) (ASX: RSG) in 1997 across the northern Becher Au-As-Sb anomaly yielded encouraging results including multiple gold assays of greater than 1 g/t Au (Figure 3) including:

  • 3m @ 3.68 g/t Au from 25m (LGRB306) including 1m @ 4.38 g/t Au from 25m
  • 1m @ 1.04 g/t Au from 30m (LGRB294)
  • 1m @ 1.63 g/t Au from 26m (LGRB299)
  • 2m @ 1.09 g/t Au from 32m (LGRB300)

Table 1 below provides a list of location information plus significant intersections from RAB drilling.

This historical data was disclosed in annual exploration reports (“Reports”) filed by Resolute on the Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s (“DMIRS”) website in 1997. The technical information contained in Table 1 has been extracted from the Reports. Reference should be made to the Reports which are available on DMIRS’ website (https://geodocs.dmirs.wa.gov.au/Web/documentlist/10/Report_Ref/A55647).

A qualified person has not verified the technical information contained in the Reports, and Novo is unaware of the existence of any technical report prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects or the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves in connection with the technical information contained in the Reports. Novo is unable to comment on the reliability of the technical information contained in the Reports and therefore, reliance should not be placed on such technical information.

Figure 3 is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/834c16b4-769b-4a65-9ca4-8a8b14d4be26

“Novo’s exploration team has been diligently reviewing the northern portion of its Egina land holdings for prospectivity for Hemi-type discoveries,” commented Dr. Quinton Hennigh, Non-Executive Co-Chairman and a director of Novo. “Numerous potential intrusive centers resembling sanukitoids like those at Hemi exist along a NE trending corridor extending from Novo’s tenure to Hemi. At Becher, a coincident Au-As-Sb soil anomaly is associated with an interpreted cluster of such intrusions. Novo plans to undertake high-resolution aeromagnetics, regolith and basement mapping and grid soil sampling in preparation for drilling in 2022.”

1 Refer to De Grey’s public disclosure materials which are available at https://degreymining.com.au/

2022 Egina Basement Gold Program

Historical data analysis is ongoing at Egina, with further geophysical and structural interpretation to aid in drill targeting to be completed early in 2022. Drilling is planned to test intrusive targets defined by high-resolution aeromagnetics, the extensive, coincident Au-As-Sb soil anomalies at Becher and targets defined by historic RAB drilling.

Gold analyses from drilling programs will be completed by PhotonAssay through the Intertek Laboratory in Perth, where Novo are currently receiving 7 – 9 day turnaround times for gold assay.

QP STATEMENT

Dr. Quinton Hennigh (P.Geo.) is the qualified person, as defined under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, responsible for, and having reviewed and approved, the technical information contained in this news release other than the technical information extracted from the Reports. Dr. Hennigh is the non-executive co-chairman and a director of Novo.

About Novo

Novo operates its flagship Beatons Creek gold project while exploring and developing its prospective land package covering approximately 13,250 square kilometres in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. In addition to the Company’s primary focus, Novo seeks to leverage its internal geological expertise to deliver value-accretive opportunities to its shareholders. For more information, please contact Leo Karabelas at (416) 543-3120 or e-mail leo@novoresources.com.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

Novo Resources Corp.

Michael Spreadborough

Michael Spreadborough

Executive Co-Chairman

Forward-looking information

Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information (within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation) including, without limitation, planned exploration activities and the expected timing of receipt of assay results. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, without limitation, customary risks of the resource industry and the risk factors identified in Novo’s management’s discussion and analysis for the six months ended June 30, 2021, which is available under Novo’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date those statements are made. Except as required by applicable law, Novo assumes no obligation to update or to publicly announce the results of any change to any forward-looking statement contained or incorporated by reference herein to reflect actual results, future events or developments, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting the forward-looking statements. If Novo updates any forward-looking statement(s), no inference should be drawn that the Company will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.

Analytic Methodology (as set out in the Reports)
Soil samples were taken as 2kg samples sieved to -2mm fraction and submitted to Genalysis Laboratory Services, Perth, for the following analysis:

  • Au (B/ETA 1 ppb)
  • Cu (B/AAS 1 ppm)
  • As (B/AAS 5 ppm)
  • Sb (B/ AAS 1 ppm)

Original 4m RAB composites were sampled using a PVC spear and sent to Genalysis Laboratory Services, Perth for the following analysis:

  • Au (B/AAS 0.01 ppm)
  • As (B/AAS 5 ppm)
  • Sb (B/AAS 1 ppm)
  • Cu (B/AAS 1 ppm)

Follow-up RAB intervals were taken as single metre splits from the 4m composites and submitted to Analabs, Welshpool for gold (fire assay 0.01 ppm).

Table 1: Significant intercept table for historical single metre split RAB results.

HOLE IDCOORDSYSEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTAZIDIPDEPTH
FROM
DEPTH
TO
Au
(ppm)
Width
(m)
LGRB306MGA94_50620341768424860360-6025283.683
LGRB294MGA94_50620554
768413360360-6030311.041
LGRB299MGA94_50620556768403360360-6026271.661
LGRB300MGA94_50620556768401360360-6032341.092
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Junior Mining Novo Resources Precious Metals

Accelerated Near-Mine Exploration Program Underway at Novo’s Nullagine Gold Project

HIGHLIGHTS
 

  • Novo’s board of directors has approved an additional A$2.5M exploration budget to accelerate drilling of high-priority near-mine targets in the Mosquito Creek Basin which hosts the Nullagine gold project (the “ NGP ”) and the Golden Eagle processing facility.
  • A program of over 25,000 metres of reverse circulation (“ RC ”) drilling is in progress across several priority basement targets.
  • Novo’s exploration team has recently identified high priority drill targets including the Parnell-Vulture prospect. Significant results have been returned from mapping, rock chip and soil sampling programs, including a very large 1.5 km long, up to 500 m wide zone dominated by soil samples grading 100 ppb Au or better. These results are not necessarily representative of mineralization at the site.
  • The near-mine geology team has been expanded to accelerate near-mine exploration.
  • In addition, historical data from previous targets and mined open pits across the Mosquito Creek Basin is being re-analysed to determine further targets for potential feed for the Golden Eagle processing facility.
     

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novo Resources Corp. “Novo” or the “Company” ) (TSX: NVO, NVO.WT & NVO.WT.A) (OTCQX: NSRPF) is pleased to provide an update on near-mine exploration programs focussing on exploration opportunities at its highly prospective 100% controlled NGP.

Near-Mine Exploration

Novo’s aggressive 2021 exploration continues with Novo’s board of directors approving additional funding of up to A$2.5M to support near-mine exploration. This is in addition to the A$12 million approved in June 2021 for exploration across Novo’s tenements in 2021 ( refer to the Company’s news release dated June 3, 2021 ). The goal of this program is to accelerate the delineation of targets in the Mosquito Creek Basin that have the potential to provide additional oxide mill feed to the NGP’s Golden Eagle processing facility .

Planned RC drilling of at least 25,000 m across multiple priority basement targets has commenced and is scheduled to be completed prior to year-end. Over 20 high priority orogenic gold drill targets ( Figure 1 ) have been identified within trucking distance of the Golden Eagle processing facility. Priority targets include Genne and Parnell-Vulture, both located on granted mining leases.

At the Parnell prospect (M46/527), a series of robust, coherent gold anomalies were recently returned from soil sampling, confirming targets highlighted during the June mapping program ( Figure 2 ). Of particular note is a very large 1.5 km long, up to 500 m wide zone dominated by soil samples grading 100 ppb Au or better and peaking at 7.8 g/t Au. Significant rock chip samples up to 14.6 g/t Au were also returned from Parnell-Vulture, again highlighting the presence of high-grade gold targets in this region. Although these results are not necessarily representative of mineralization at the site, they further confirm prospectivity of this area and drill planning for both prospects is currently underway as part of the current near-mine exploration program.

Figure 1 is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/2e3d54f5-bdfe-44c2-b9c0-7e0685a12a8a

Figure 2 is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/99127b4e-3d90-4272-93ac-eca62785fb38

As part of the current near-mine exploration program, historical data from previous targets and mined open pits across the Mosquito Creek Basin is being re-analysed. With Novo’s extensive knowledge of the Mosquito Creek Basin, further targets for potential mill feed for the Golden Eagle processing facility are being assessed. This work may result in further areas for priority drill testing.

Talga Talga Drilling and Bulk Sampling

Novo recently completed a maiden 1,830 m, 34-hole RC drill program at its 100%-controlled Talga Talga gold project ( Figure 3 ) approximately 110 km north of the NGP and adjacent to the road that extends southward to the Golden Eagle processing facility. This property hosts a series of orogenic lode deposits hosted by greenstone that is part of the plus 3.0-billion-year-old basement rock of the Pilbara. Dips of the lodes are reasonably shallow and follow topography, making them well suited for open cast excavation. Assays results from the drilling program are expected in October 2021.

Figure 3 is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/fe415d91-d9f2-49ca-9af8-bd4aba7f758d

Talga Talga has the potential to be brought into the NGP as a satellite deposit. Part of the Company’s strategy is to trial bulk samples of mineralized material from Talga Talga through its mechanical sorter. In preparation for these trials, five, approximately 5-tonne bulk samples have been excavated from various lodes across the project and have been delivered to Golden Eagle to be included in the mechanical test work program to commence in October 2021.

Mechanical Sorting Trial Samples

In preparation for mechanical sorting trials that begin in October 2021, bulk samples stored at Karratha and Egina from previous sampling programs have been delivered to Golden Eagle. Karratha test material includes unprocessed bulk samples collected in 2018. Egina bulk sample material includes some 60 tonnes of gold-bearing gravels collected from large scale bulk sampling pits along the test swale on M46/560, the focus of exploration work in 2019. Novo expects to have results from testing on these samples and others including those from Talga Talga by the end of 2021.

Analytic Protocols

All soils and rock chips from Parnell and Vulture were submitted to Intertek Laboratories in Perth, Australia. Rock chips were assayed for FA gold (FA50/OE04) and 4-Acid Digest ME (4A/MS48). Soils will be assayed for Aqua Regia gold and ME (AR25/MS33).

There were no limitations to the verification process and all relevant data was verified by a qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“ NI 43-101 ”) by reviewing analytical procedures undertaken by the laboratory. Dr. Quinton Hennigh (P.Geo.) is the qualified person responsible for, and having reviewed and approved, the technical information contained in this news release. Dr. Hennigh is a director of Novo and its Non-Executive Co-Chairman.

2021 Precious Metals Summit Beaver Creek

Novo’s Non-Executive Co-Chairman, Dr. Quinton Hennigh, will present at the Precious Metals Summit on Thursday September 9 th , 2021 from 8:30 am-8:45 am Mountain Time.

Webcast Link: https://wsw.com/webcast/preciousmetals3/nvo.v/

About Novo

Novo is commissioning its flagship Beatons Creek gold project while exploring and developing its prospective land package covering approximately 14,000 square kilometres in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. In addition to the Company’s primary focus, Novo seeks to leverage its internal geological expertise to deliver value-accretive opportunities to its shareholders. For more information, please contact Leo Karabelas at (416) 543-3120 or e-mail leo@novoresources.com .

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

Novo Resources Corp.

“ Quinton Hennigh 

Quinton Hennigh

Non-Executive Co-Chairman

Forward-looking information

Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information (within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation) including, without limitation, planned exploration activities, determination of further targets for potential mill feed for the Golden Eagle processing facility, and the expected timing of receipt of assay and mechanical testing results. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, without limitation, customary risks of the resource industry and the risk factors identified in Novo’s annual information form for the 11-month fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which is available under Novo’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date those statements are made. Except as required by applicable law, Novo assumes no obligation to update or to publicly announce the results of any change to any forward-looking statement contained or incorporated by reference herein to reflect actual results, future events or developments, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting the forward-looking statements. If Novo updates any forward-looking statement(s), no inference should be drawn that the Company will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.

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Irving Resources

Irving Resources Reports Voting Results of Annual General Meeting

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Irving Resources Inc. (CSE:IRV; OTCQX: IRVRF) (“Irving” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its Annual General Meeting of shareholders was held in Vancouver, British Columbia on August 25, 2021 at which:

  • the incumbent directors of the Company standing for re-election, being Akiko Levinson, Quinton Hennigh, Kevin Box, Douglas Buchanan and Haruo Harada, were all re-elected as directors of Irving for the coming year; and
  • Davidson & Company, the incumbent auditors of the Company, were re-appointed auditors of Irving for the coming year.

About Irving Resources Inc.:

Irving is a junior exploration company with a focus on gold in Japan. Irving also holds, through a subsidiary, a Joint Exploration Agreement with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC). JOGMEC is a government organization established under the law of Japan, administrated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and is responsible for stable supply of various resources to Japan through the discovery of sizable economic deposits of base, precious and rare metals.

Additional information can be found on the Company’s website: www.IRVresources.com.

Akiko Levinson,
President, CEO & Director

THE CSE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THIS RELEASE.

CONTACT: For further information, please contact: Tel: (604) 682-3234 Toll free: 1 (888) 242-3234 Fax: (604) 971-0209 info@IRVresources.com
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Breaking Exclusive Interviews Junior Mining Labrador Gold Uncategorized

Labrador Gold – Kingsway Gold Project, String of Golden Pearls

Maurice Jackson:

Joining us for a conversation is Roger Moss, the CEO of Labrador Gold (TSX.V: LAB | OTCQX: INOKF). It’s a pleasure to be speaking with you sir, as you have some very encouraging news coming from the Kingsway Gold Project, this time in the form of pristine gold grains. Before we begin, Dr. Moss, who is Labrador Gold, and what is the opportunity the company presents to shareholders?

Dr. Roger Moss:

Labrador Gold is a junior mining company based in Canada, and we’re currently exploring in Newfoundland on our flagship Kingsway Gold Project. We’ve done quite a bit of work on there over the last year, and this Spring we embarked on a 50,000-meter drill program.  We made a discovery late last year of visible gold in quartz grain boulders. And we’ve been drilling for a few months with some nice high-grade hits. We are quite excited about the potential before us, and our recent press releases seem to indicate that we may be onto something.  And today’s news adds even more to the story.

Maurice Jackson:

Dr. Moss take us to the Kingsway Gold Project, which is along a structure highway known for gold-bearing fluids, please acquaint us with the primary structures.

Dr. Roger Moss:

One of the things that interested me about Kingsway when I first heard about it and we moved to acquire it, was the fact that we had these major crustal structures running through it. And we know that the kinds of gold deposits that we’re looking at here, orogenic and epigenetic gold deposits, they are associated with these major crustal structures. If you have them, it’s great, you can find gold along them. And we are fortunate enough to have two, the Appleton Fault Zone and Dog Bay Line. Most of our work to date has been along the Appleton Fault Zone, and it’s almost a no brainer because down to the south of us where New Found Gold are exploring, they’ve been having incredible success exploring along the Appleton Fault Zone with their great intersections at Keats and Lotto, and most recently at the Golden Joint, so they have three occurrences down there along the Appleton Fault Zone, and ours is just starting, and our Big Vein target is also located along the Appleton Fault Zone. It seems to be a pretty prospective structure that’s running through the property.

Maurice Jackson:

Speaking of the Big Vein in the Appleton Fault Zone, at the conclusion of our last interview, you stated that, “the Big Vein may be the first of many occurrences and that the ideal situation is finding a string of pearls along the Appleton Fault Zone.” Let’s see if the ideal has the potential to come to fruition. Let’s visit the Appleton Fault Zone as earlier today, Labrador Gold announced till results of pristine gold grains. Dr. Moss, what can you share with us?

Dr. Roger Moss:

Labrador recently conducted a pretty big till sampling survey over the lowermost, southernmost two licenses of the Kingsway Project. And I think there was 57 till samples in total, and we got some nice results and the key here, and I think you said it twice, I’m going to say it again, is pristine. Pristine gold grains and that means that these grains haven’t traveled very far from their source, and that’s what we see here in these results.

Dr. Roger Moss:

If I may just digress a little bit so that I can explain why these pristine grains are so important. We’re looking at rocks and grains that have been dumped out of glaciers as they melt and recede, so when the glaciers move across the rock, they scrape and scour the bedrock and they entrain all the material that they’re scouring and they carry it with them, and when they recede and melt, they start dropping that material all the way back to the source, so the more pristine the gold grains are, the closer to the source they would have been because you can’t transport these very flaky gold grains very far without completely modifying their shape.

Dr. Roger Moss:

And so, in terms of gold grain morphology for till sampling, we talk about pristine, closest to the source. Modified, further away, maybe around half a kilometer or more, and then reshaped where the gold grains are totally bent onto themselves and more rounded, and that’s furthest away from the source and probably up to over a kilometer away from the source. So, the pristine grains that we have, they indicate that those grains are very close to the source of mineralization that they came from.

Maurice Jackson:

Identifying the source, mode of transportation, along with pristine gold is a huge success. Does today’s release bode well on the ideal of having a string of pearls along the Appleton Fault Zone?

Dr. Roger Moss:

Oh, absolutely! To give you an example, and this is where it gets really exciting because we had a till sample that was taken right next to Big Vein, and it had something like 165 grains of gold in total and something like 80% of them were pristine. That’s great. So, it hadn’t come very far from the source, but we know that Big Vein has visible gold in there. We found a big boulder last year of quartz vein with visible gold in it, so it’s not a big jump to say that, “Well yeah, sure. That till sample came from Big Vein.” It seems to be a reasonable idea, but the results that we announced today, there are two samples, another one with 165 grains of gold, somewhere just over 90% of them pristine, very close to the source and the other one, 311 grains of gold, just over 80% pristine.

Dr. Roger Moss:

311 grains of gold is almost double the number of grains of gold that we found in the sample next to Big Vein and that occurs 700 to 800 meters northeast of Big Vein, so that means that the gold grains in those samples did not come from Big Vein. They came from somewhere much closer to the sample locations, so this goes back to my pearls on a string story, and we’re just adding pearls to the string with these till samples. It’s very exciting. It means that Big Vein is likely not the only occurrence that we’re going to be drilling, and there’s definitely more to be found along this Appleton Fault Zone.

Maurice Jackson:

Speaking of extending the string, Labrador Gold has embarked on a 50,000-meter drill program this spring. What work is currently being conducted on-site, and do you have any updates on when we may expect more assays?

Dr. Roger Moss:

Oh, that’s what everybody asks, of course. You got to ask it at some point and the answer is always the same. The labs are backed up, we’re getting results, but they’re much slower, and it seems like as every week goes by the turnaround time gets longer. One of our guys was at the lab yesterday and he came back, and he said, “Roger, you won’t believe the number of samples that are in that lab waiting to be assayed.” He said, “There are bags and bags and bags, just waiting to be assayed.”

Dr. Roger Moss:

I said, “Man, you should have taken a photograph, and that could be my answer when I get asked that question. ‘Look, folks this is what it’s like, the labs are jampacked”. We are getting results in, we will be putting out more results from the drilling. It’s going well, and yeah, I know patience is not the biggest trait of some investors, but you know what? I think that we’re going to be there. When these results come in, it’s going to be good, and I think we’ve got a long way to go yet, so yeah, I think patience is definitely required here.

Maurice Jackson:

Leaving the Kingsway Gold Project, let’s get into some numbers. Sir, please provide the capital structure for Labrador Gold.

Dr. Roger Moss:

Right now, we have around 150 million shares outstanding, and probably another 50 million warrants and options, so just over 200 million are fully diluted. We have 35 million in the bank. We don’t have any debt. So yeah, I think we’re in a pretty good position to keep on with this exploration that we’re doing and to keep going.

Maurice Jackson:

In closing, Dr. Moss, what would you like to convey to shareholders?

Dr. Roger Moss:

Well, earlier in the season when we were drilling, and it can be frustrating sometimes when we’re not hitting as often as we would like or we don’t see the results that we would like, but of course not every hole is going to hit, but I just tell myself, “Don’t stop believing,” and that’s the name of the game here. You have to believe as a geologist in this industry, you got to believe that you’re going to find the deposit that you’re looking for. And I think all indications right now are that we’re on the right track, and it’s a matter of time before we see something significant.

Maurice Jackson:

Dr. Moss for readers that wants to get more information about Labrador Gold, please share the contact details.

Dr. Roger Moss:

Yeah, you can email info@labradorgold.com, www.labradorgold.com is our web address. And I would recommend people look at our Twitter feed @LabGoldCorp. We post a lot of information on Twitter. YouTube is another channel, our YouTube channel, lots of videos there, so there’s a lot of information out there besides what’s on the website, but yeah, Twitter and YouTube both are channels that we use fairly extensively.

Maurice Jackson:

Dr. Moss, it’s been a pleasure speaking with you. Wishing you and Labrador Gold the absolute best, sir.

And as a reminder, I am a licensed representative to buy and sell precious metals through Miles Franklin Precious Metals Investments, where we have several options to expand your precious metals portfolio, from physical delivery of gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and rhodium, to offshore depositories, and precious metals IRA’s. Give me a call at 855.505.1900 or you may email: Maurice@MilesFranklin.com.  Finally, please subscribe to www.provenandprobable.com, where we provide: Mining Insights and Bullion Sales, subscription is free.

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Junior Mining Novo Resources

Novo Appoints Michael Spreadborough, Highly Credentialled Executive, as Executive Co-Chairman

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novo Resources Corp. “Novo” or the “Company” ) (TSX: NVO, NVO.WT & NVO.WT.A) (OTCQX: NSRPF) is pleased to announce that Mr. Michael Spreadborough, currently one of the Company’s independent directors ( refer to the Company’s news release dated January 13, 2021 ), has been appointed by Novo’s board of directors to the role of executive co-chairman.
 

Dr. Quinton Hennigh, the Company’s long-serving chairman and president, is transitioning to non-executive co-chairman of the Company and will remain actively involved with Novo’s exploration teams as efforts continue across the Pilbara and with Novo’s Victorian joint venture partners. Dr. Hennigh will also continue to engage with Novo’s shareholders and stakeholders.

Mr. Rob Humphryson continues in his longstanding role as Chief Executive Officer and director, reporting to the executive co-chairman. Mr Humphryson has successfully transitioned Novo from a pure-play explorer to its exciting new phase as a producer and explorer, and he will continue in his role to drive progress across operations and including a heightened focus on Novo’s mechanical sorting programs.

The change to the executive team structure will drive the next phase of Novo’s growth as the premier producer and explorer in the Pilbara region, along with the full exploitation of Novo’s interests in Victoria, Australia.

Novo remains focused on sustaining long-life production using its Golden Eagle processing facility, developing mechanical sorting technology to transform the exploitation of Novo’s nuggety conglomerate deposits, and to continue its focused exploration programs on the highly prospective 14,000 km Pilbara exploration tenements.

“Mr. Spreadborough joined the Company in January 2021 and immediately became an integral part of the team,” commented Dr. Hennigh. “Michael brings a wealth of Australian resource industry operational experience and international executive public company experience with both TSX and ASX-listed issuers to Novo. As the Company transitions to steady state operations, Michael’s operational expertise and guidance will be invaluable. The other directors and I look forward to advancing Novo’s operational efforts and future growth.”

“Dr. Hennigh has guided the Company from exploration to production in just over a decade, which is a rare feat in the industry,” commented Mr. Michael Spreadborough. “I would like to thank Quinton, the Board, and Novo’s management team for their support and I look forward to guiding the Company to operational excellence.”

About Novo

Novo is commissioning its flagship Beatons Creek gold project while exploring and developing its prospective land package covering approximately 14,000 square kilometres in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. In addition to the Company’s primary focus, Novo seeks to leverage its internal geological expertise to deliver value-accretive opportunities to its shareholders. For more information, please contact Leo Karabelas at (416) 543-3120 or e-mail leo@novoresources.com .

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

Novo Resources Corp.

“ Quinton Hennigh 

Quinton Hennigh

Non-Executive Co-Chairman

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Junior Mining Novo Resources Uncategorized

Record Monthly Production From Nullagine Gold Project

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Continuing excellent safety record with no LTIs recorded at the Company’s Beatons Creek conglomerate gold project (the “ Nullagine Gold Project ”)
  • Record monthly gold production of 8,589 oz Au in July , a 46% increase over June
  • 7,899 ounces of gold sold in July, generating revenue of C$17.8 million (A$19.2 million) , a 50% increase over June
  • Record number of grade control assays processed in July (> 68,000 PhotonAssays) , expecting to clear the assay backlog by October 2021
  • Exploration drilling ongoing at near-mine and East Pilbara conglomerate and orogenic basement targets
  • July month-end cash balance of C$49 million , representing 6% growth since June
  • Fair value of Novo’s investments of approximately C$170 million 2
     

“I’m delighted with the continuing positive trajectory of the Nullagine Gold Project as the team adjusts to mining and processing this completely new style of conglomerate gold mineralization,” commented Rob Humphryson, CEO and a director of the Company. “The site team is functioning cohesively as they perfect the geological and mining methods required to underpin a sustained and successful operation.”

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novo Resources Corp. “Novo” or the “Company” ) (TSX: NVO, NVO.WT & NVO.WT.A) (OTCQX: NSRPF) is pleased to provide an operations update from the Nullagine Gold Project after another record month of growth. Subsequent updates will be provided on a quarterly basis.

NULLAGINE GOLD PROJECT

Gold Production

Gold production at the Nullagine Gold Project for July 2021 was a record month of 8,589 ounces produced during July 2021 ( Figure 1 ).

Figure 1 available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/2ca66d77-f304-4d7a-ad47-c07238b102d8

Processing

Mill throughput continued to increase month-on-month. As anticipated in the Company’s news release dated June 8, 2021 , the processing plant’s annualized rate is increasing towards 1.8 mtpa ( Figure 2 ). A total of 148 kt of gold-bearing conglomerate material was processed in July. Recovery rates are also stabilizing around 95%. July’s processing head grade was 1.94 g/t Au.

Mining

Mined mineralized and waste material was lower in July with some of the Company’s contract mining fleet allocated to assist with initial preparatory works for an upcoming tailings storage facility expansion.

Figure 2 is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/9b2532ea-2d9e-405f-8d1e-6f1db0f81245

Operational Improvements

Intertek Testing Services (Australia) Pty Ltd (“ Intertek ”) has now fully commissioned two Chrysos PhotonAssay machines at its Maddington (Perth) facility ( Figure 3 ) ( refer to the Company’s news release dated May 18, 2021 ) and processed a total of 68,235 PhotonAssays (including QA/QC samples) in July. This compares favourably against average sample returns per month over the past six months. Assuming that July’s processing rates continue, the Company expects that its backlog of grade control samples will be cleared by the end of October 2021 which will significantly improve the Company’s ability to optimize recovery of mineralized material at the Nullagine Gold Project.

Figure 3 is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/ecab7496-1b94-4a0a-b84b-8549698fbcd2

Intertek have also been selected to design and manage a site-based sample preparation laboratory at the Nullagine Gold Project. The lab setup is proceeding rapidly, with commissioning expected to be completed by mid-August. To date the crusher/dryer facility, ducting refurbishment, and pad extensions have all been completed, with lab personnel expected to arrive on site early next week.

Exploration

Exploration works at the Nullagine Gold Project accelerated during June as reverse circulation (“ RC ”) drilling was completed at several conglomerate (Beatons Extended and Skyfall) and orogenic basement (Margies, Cutlass and AU81 north) targets, all located within a 50 km radius of the Company’s Golden Eagle processing facility. A series of additional high priority targets more recently delineated within the Nullagine Gold Project area by detailed geological mapping, rock chip sampling and soil sampling are also scheduled for drill testing in the latter half of 2021 (Daisy Central, Red Ensign, GENNE, Parnell, Vulture).

Further afield, RC drilling commenced in July at one of Novo’s high priority orogenic vein targets at the Talga Project ( Figure 4 ), testing strike and depth potential, and grade continuity of the mineralised lode systems at McPhees and NW Australian. Rock samples collected by Novo combined with detailed mapping define a mineralized corridor approximately three kilometres long and include assay results with best grades of 81.4 g/t Au, 46.9 g/t Au, 35.1 g/t Au and 30.0 g/t Au (refer to the Company’s news release dated June 3, 2021 ). These results are not necessarily representative of mineralization at Talga Talga. This prospect is located some 30 km to the north of the town of Marble Bar (150km north of Nullagine) and is suitable for haulage to the Company’s Golden Eagle processing facility at the Nullagine Gold Project.

Figure 4 is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/98935ffd-3258-41e4-b5ba-22f594d488d1

Novo Financial Position

Novo’s cash position and working capital remains robust, with cash reserves of C$49 million as at July 31, 2021 as compared to cash reserves of C$46.3 million as at June 30, 2021. Operational cash inflows accounted for most of this increase, with only approximately C$0.6 million attributable to stock option exercises and asset dispositions.

In addition to its cash reserves, the Company’s portfolio of investments held a fair value of approximately C$170 million as at July 31, 2021. Volatility in the value of the Company’s portfolio is mostly attributable to the Company’s 9.83% holdings in New Found Gold Corp. (TSXV: NFG).

Dr. Quinton Hennigh (P.Geo.) is the qualified person, as defined under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, responsible for, and having reviewed and approved, the technical information contained in this news release. Dr. Hennigh is a director of Novo and its president and chairman.

Cautionary Statement

The decision by the Company to produce at the Nullagine Gold Project was not based on a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical viability and, as a result, there is an increased uncertainty of achieving any particular level of recovery of minerals or the cost of such recovery, including increased risks associated with developing a commercially mineable deposit. Historically, such projects have a much higher risk of economic and technical failure. There is no guarantee that that anticipated production costs will be achieved. Failure to achieve the anticipated production costs would have a material adverse impact on the Company’s cash flow and future profitability.

About Novo

Novo is commissioning its flagship Beatons Creek gold project while exploring and developing its prospective land package covering approximately 14,000 square kilometres in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. In addition to the Company’s primary focus, Novo seeks to leverage its internal geological expertise to deliver value-accretive opportunities to its shareholders. For more information, please contact Leo Karabelas at (416) 543-3120 or e-mail leo@novoresources.com .

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

Novo Resources Corp.

“ Quinton Hennigh 

Quinton Hennigh

Chairman and President

Forward-looking information

Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information (within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation) including, without limitation, planned mining and processing activities; that the backlog of PhotonAssays is expected to be cleared by October 2021; and that the processing plant’s annualized rate is expected to reach 1.8 mtpa. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, without limitation, customary risks of the resource industry and the risk factors identified in Novo’s annual information form for the 11-month fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which is available under Novo’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date those statements are made. Except as required by applicable law, Novo assumes no obligation to update or to publicly announce the results of any change to any forward-looking statement contained or incorporated by reference herein to reflect actual results, future events or developments, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting the forward-looking statements. If Novo updates any forward-looking statement(s), no inference should be drawn that the Company will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.

Converted to Canadian dollars using the July 1 – 31, 2021 average foreign exchange rate of 0.9294.

This value excludes the fair value of warrants held in GBM Resources Ltd. and Kalamazoo Resources Limited. Novo’s ability to dispose of its investments is subject to certain thresholds pursuant to its senior secured credit facility with Sprott Private Resource Lending II (Collector), LP. Please refer to the Company’s management’s discussion and analysis for the 11-month fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which is available under Novo’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Novo’s investment in New Found Gold Corp. is subject to escrow requirements pursuant to National Instrument 46-201 Escrow for Initial Public Offerings . The value of Novo’s holdings in Elementum 3D, Inc. (“ E3D ”) is based on E3D’s most recent financing price of US$2.50 per share. Except for its investment in E3D, the fair value of Novo’s investments is based on closing prices of its investments and relevant foreign exchanges rates as at July 31, 2021.

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Irving Resources Junior Mining Precious Metals

Irving Resources Announces Plans to Drill Omui Mine Site and Hokuryu in Q3-Q4, 2021 – Provides Update on Q1-Q2, 2021 Omu Sinter Drilling

Irving Resources Inc.Tue, August 3, 2021, 9:00 AM

Figure 1

Plan map of drill hole locations in the southern part of Omu Sinter and a cross section illustrating mineralization encountered in the southern part of the Omu Sinter project area. Note that low-grade mineralization extends from surface to a vertical depth of approximately 180 m. Short intervals of higher grade mineralization are present. Irving suspects a higher grade feeder structure is nearby
Plan map of drill hole locations in the southern part of Omu Sinter and a cross section illustrating mineralization encountered in the southern part of the Omu Sinter project area. Note that low-grade mineralization extends from surface to a vertical depth of approximately 180 m. Short intervals of higher grade mineralization are present. Irving suspects a higher grade feeder structure is nearby
Plan map of drill hole locations in the southern part of Omu Sinter and a cross section illustrating mineralization encountered in the southern part of the Omu Sinter project area. Note that low-grade mineralization extends from surface to a vertical depth of approximately 180 m. Short intervals of higher grade mineralization are present. Irving suspects a higher grade feeder structure is nearby

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Irving Resources Inc. (CSE:IRV; OTCQX: IRVRF) (“Irving” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce plans for drilling at Omui Mine Site and Hokuryu in Q3-Q4, 2021 and provide a summary of results from its Q1-Q2, 2021 diamond drill program at Omu Sinter. All three of these targets are part of Irving’s 100% controlled Omu Au-Ag Vein Project, Hokkaido, Japan. An initial drill permit allowing Irving to drill at Hokuryu (officially registered as Shin-Hokuryu, known as New-Hokuryu) has recently been received from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Hokkaido Bureau.
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Q3-Q4 Omui Mine Site and Hokuryu Diamond Drill Campaign

Irving plans to undertake diamond drilling at Omui Mine Site and Hokuryu during Q3-Q4, 2021. At Omui Mine Site, Rodren Drilling of Canada will drill a series of holes to follow up previous high-grade vein intercepts at the Honpi and Nanko targets. At Hokuryu, the maiden drill program will be undertaken using a Japanese-based drill contracted from Sumiko Resources Exploration & Development Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. Drilling will focus on the following priorities:

Honpi

  • Three holes will target extensions of veins encountered in some of the deeper holes completed over the past two years, particularly hole 19OMI-010 which encountered such notable intercepts including 3.00 m grading 27.0 gpt Au and 40.5 gpt Ag, 1.10 m grading 29.6 gpt Au and 36.5 gpt Ag, 3.77 m grading 12.3 gpt Au and 84.5 gpt Ag, and 1.20 m grading 7.8 gpt Au and 887.5 gpt Ag. The three planned holes will be positioned to test areas both east and west of hole 19OMI-010. (Please refer to the Company’s news releases dated December 17, 2019 and February 7, 2020)
  • One hole will test areas north of the historic Honpi vein where shallow holes completed in 2019 encountered high-grade veins. Intercepts include 1.00 m grading 19.25 gpt Au and 27.50 gpt Ag in hole 19OMI-001 and 1.80 m grading 6.05 gpt Au and 808.18 gpt Ag in hole 19OMI-002. The planned hole is expected to hit extensions of these veins. (Please refer to the Company’s news release dated December 17, 2019)

Nanko

  • One hole with test for deeper extensions of veins encountered in holes 20OMI-003, 20OMI-004 and 20OMI-005 last year. Most notably, hole 20OMI-003 encountered two veins, one grading 8.15 gpt Au and 147.29 gpt Ag over 1.76 m within a broader intercept of 3.55 gpt Au and 69.24 gpt Ag over 14.24 m and a second vein grading 21.65 gpt Au and 538.75 gpt Ag over 1.72 m including 56.10 gpt Au and 1,435.00 gpt Ag over 0.60 m. The planned hole will be drilled generally from north to south. (Please refer to the Company’s news release dated November 13, 2020)
  • A second hole will test an area northeast of holes 20OMI-006, 20OMI-007 and 20OMI-008 with vein intercepts of 2.39 m grading 5.22 gpt Au and 103.6 gpt Ag, 2.99 m grading 4.34 gpt Au and 26.8 gpt Ag and 2.00 m grading 3.98 gpt Au and 26.1 gpt Ag, respectively. The planned hole is designed to hit extensions of these veins. (Please refer to the Company’s news release dated February 9, 2021)

Hokuryu

  • Up to four holes are designed as a maiden drill test of the Hokuryu vein system. Mining was undertaken at Hokuryu for a few short years until it abruptly ceased in 1943. Irving’s recent controlled source audio-magnetotellurics (“CSAMT”) geophysical program has identified a large corridor of resistive, presumably silicified, rock extending well beyond the historic mine area. These initial holes will test select areas along this corridor for vein extensions and new veins.
  • Given the higher altitude at Hokuryu, completion of this program is dependant on weather. If holes remain uncompleted in 2021, Irving plans to complete this program as soon as possible in the spring of 2022.

Summary of Omu Sinter Drill Results

Earlier this year, Irving completed a series of four diamond drill holes at the Omu Sinter target. Holes 21OMS-002 and 21OMS-004 tested an area underlain by a broad expanse of silica sinter terrace in the southern part of this project area. Both holes encountered multiple long intervals of low grade gold and silver mineralization in bedded silica sinter and highly silicified, often hydrothermally brecciated, rocks beneath (see table below). Short intervals of higher grade mineralization were intersected. Remarkably, mineralized rock extends from surface to a vertical depth of approximtely 180 m (Figure 1). Although a high-grade feeder was not encountered, Irving believes potential for such a structure is good given the remarkable strength of this system and the presence of short, higher grade intervals in these holes. Irving plans to review this data and acquire additional structural data in an effort to identify a potential feeder structure prior to future drilling.

Summary of Results from Holes 21OMS-002 and 21OMS-004 at Omu Sinter

HoleFrom (m)To (m)Length (m)Gold (gpt)Silver (gpt)Gold eq (gpt)Silver eq (gpt)
21OMS-00215.1123.808.690.236.330.3222.9
31.5037.806.300.468.490.5841.6
48.5053.134.630.255.430.3323.4
61.47165.60104.130.2315.130.4431.7
including61.4761.790.323.1360.003.96285.4
and90.0092.502.501.4528.221.84132.6
and110.00113.403.400.2662.931.1381.7
181.50224.0042.500.1811.330.3424.3
21OMS-0044.9070.6065.700.750.480.7654.5
including13.9048.9035.000.5828.140.9769.9
including28.2331.112.881.0072.292.00144.3
102.35133.7831.430.245.980.3223.3
141.44145.614.170.278.370.3927.8
246.05249.903.850.998.851.1180.1
including246.27247.301.032.2718.192.52181.6
321.00322.001.000.2466.701.1784.0
Au eq (gpt) = Au (gpt) + Ag (gpt)/72

Holes 21OMS-001 and 21OMS-003 tested CSAMT anomalies to the west and east of the main Omu Sinter trend, respectively. Although each hole encountered hydrothermally altered volcanic rocks, only anomalous Au and Ag values were encoutered. Therefore, Irving believes all mineralization at Omu Sinter occurs within the 1.2 km long north-south corridor now tested by multiple holes.

“Irving has an aggressive drill program planned beginning approximately September 1, 2021″ commented Dr. Quinton Hennigh, director and technical advisor to Irving. “Two drills will be operating, one conducting follow up drilling of high-grade veins at Omui and a second undertaking maiden drilling at Hokuryu, a very large untested high-grade vein target. We are very eager to get back to work. At Omu Sinter, we have identified a remarkably large volume of mineralized bedded sinter and underlying intensely silicified and brecciated rock in the southern part of this project area. Although low grade, the strength and volume of rock that has been affected suggests a feeder structure is nearby. It may be in an orientation we simply have not explored. We plan to review this data and collect new field data to see if we can better define such a feeder structure prior to future drilling.”

All samples discussed in this news release are ½ split sawn diamond core samples. Irving submitted rock samples to ALS Global, Vancouver, Canada, for analysis. Au and Ag were analyzed by fire assay with AA finish. Overlimit samples were assayed by fire assay with gravimetric finish. Multielements were analyzed by mass spectrometry following four acid digestion. Irving staff are responsible for geologic logging and sampling of core. Au equivalent is calculated by adding Au (gpt) to Ag (gpt)/72.

Quinton Hennigh (Ph.D., P.Geo.) is the qualified person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101 responsible for, and having reviewed and approved, the technical information contained in this news release. Dr. Hennigh is a technical advisor and director of Irving Resources Inc.

About Irving Resources Inc.:

Irving is a junior exploration company with a focus on gold in Japan. Irving also holds, through a subsidiary, a Joint Exploration Agreement with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC). JOGMEC is a government organization established under the law of Japan, administrated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and is responsible for stable supply of various resources to Japan through the discovery of sizable economic deposits of base, precious and rare metals.

Additional information can be found on the Company’s website: www.IRVresources.com.

Akiko Levinson,
President, CEO & Director

Forward-looking information
Some statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation including, without limitation, statements as to the timing of receipt of the results of drill samples and planned exploration activities. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, without limitation, customary risks of the mineral resource exploration industry, the availability to Irving of sufficient cash to fund any planned drilling and other exploration activities, as well as the performance of services by third parties.

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