Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. (TSX: YNG) (Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6) has announced additional assay results from its ongoing 2010 and 2011 Smith Mine underground drilling program at its wholly-owned gold production Jerritt Canyon property in Nevada, USA.
Jerritt Canyon is operated by Queenstake Resources USA Ltd., ("Queenstake") a wholly owned subsidiary of Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. ("YNG" or the "Company").
Significant assay results from multiple separate zones for drill hole numbers SMI-LX-758 and SMI-LX-759 have been received as of February 23, 2011. These are resource conversion drill holes that were drilled from the same underground drill station in Zone 2 of the mine. This drill program is testing favorable ore controlling structures proximal to the existing underground workings and is also intended to expand and convert existing resources outlined in the most recent NI 43-101 report published in 2008.
Drill hole SMI-LX-758 is located slightly east and above drill hole SMI-LX-757; whereas SMI-LX-759 was drilled below SMI-LX-757 to further test the vertical extent of the mineralization encountered in drill hole SMI-LX-757. Drill hole SMI-LX-757 contains significant gold intercepts that were reported in an earlier press release dated February 14, 2011. All of these results confirm the continuity of the gold mineralization in the area north of the existing Zone 2 mine workings and west-southwest of the Zone 5 workings.
Drill holes SMI-LX-758 and SMI-LX-759 were drilled in the hanging wall subparallel to the strike of the northeast-trending Coulee fault zone. The geology of the mineralized intercepts from both drill holes are consistent with that seen and previously reported in drill hole SMI-LX-757.
Drill hole SMI-LX-759 was drilled in January 2011 below SMI-LX-757 to further test the vertical extent of the mineralization encountered in drill hole SMI-LX-757. Additional drilling is being considered in 2011 from the same Zone 2 drill station to test the lateral extent of the mineralization.
Assays from the underground diamond drill hole reported in this news release were performed by ALS Laboratory Group in Reno, Nevada, using standard fire assay techniques. Intercepts are reported as drilled. True widths have not yet been calculated; given the geometry of mineralization at Jerritt Canyon, the concept of true width is not always meaningful before delineation drilling has been completed.
The information in this news release was compiled by William Hofer, Chief Geologist, and Laura Symmes, Geologist, at the Jerritt Canyon Mine. This news release was reviewed and approved by the Company's Vice President of Exploration, Todd Johnson, M.Sc., the Qualified Person for purposes of this release.
Source: Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp.