Sabina Gold & Silver Announces More Significant Assays From Llama Deposit at Back River Project
May 23, 2013 — Vancouver, British Columbia (Source: Marketwired) — Sabina Gold & Silver Corp (TSX:SBB) (“Sabina” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce more positive results from the 2013 work campaign on its 100% owned Back River project in Nunavut.
“Drilling at Llama continues to return stellar results,” said Rob Pease, President & CEO. “The in pit conversion drilling demonstrates more confidence in the deposit with each set of results. Work is aggressively advancing at Back River project with nine drill rigs working at George and Goose. Work on camp and infrastructure upgrades has also been successful to date in 2013. At Goose, a new all weather airstrip has been completed, providing greater access for larger aircraft improving logistics and cost efficiency for the project.”
The 2013 Back River program is focussed on work to complete the on-going pre-feasibility study (PFS) and to support a potential subsequent feasibility study (FS); the PFS is expected to be completed in the third quarter. Environmental and baseline work also continues with the objective of filing of a draft environmental impact statement (“EIS”) by year end.
Back River – Llama
In the Goose project area, drilling at Llama is currently focussed on converting resources to the measured and indicated category in the proposed pit. Drilling is progressing well and continues to demonstrate confidence in supporting strong zones of shallow high grade gold mineralization amenable to open pit extraction.
All planned 33 holes at Llama are now complete with assays for 4 holes still pending.
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The objective at Llama has been to convert a significant portion of the mineralization to the measured category. Highlights supporting this process include holes 13GSE300 returning 15.20 g/t Au over 20.90m, 13GSE292 returning 19.86 g/t Au over 16.65m, 13GSE285B returning 11.56 g/t Au over 32.40m including 49.12 g/t Au over 5.55m, 13GSE305 returning 11.85 g/t Au over 14.35m including 18.33 g/t Au over 7.40m and 13GSE304 returning 8.27 g/t Au over 29.40m including 23.98 g/t Au over 5.00m.
Drilling at the Goose project also continues on brownfields exploration targets. Exploration holes have recently been drilled at the Camp, Wing, and Resurgence Zones, either following up on known mineralization or testing reinterpretation of models. Drilling is currently underway at the Echo, a 2010 discovery that has been reinterpreted and found to have new prospectivity and at Boomerang, a conceptual target west of the Goose Main deposit.
At Goose, a quarry and a mobile crushing plant was commissioned in close proximity to the camp to provide crushed rock/gravel for the construction of an all-weather airstrip at Goose Camp. The airstrip is now complete and operational, allowing for larger aircraft to transport personnel, supplies and equipment more cost effectively.
The Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 as pertains to the Back River Project, is Kaesy Gladwin, P. Geo and Senior District Geologist for the Company.
True widths for the intercepts reported in this news release have not yet been determined.
Diamond drill core was sent to TSL Laboratories in Saskatoon, Sask. Quality control is monitored on a continual basis and utilizes a system of standards, blanks and duplicates to ensure analytical accuracy. The protocols and procedures used in 2013 are the same as those used in earlier campaigns by Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. and have been deemed appropriate in the Company’s 43-101 compliant resource reports.
SABINA GOLD & SILVER CORP.
Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. is an emerging gold developer with district scale, world class assets in one of the world’s newest, most politically stable mining jurisdictions: Nunavut, Canada.
Sabina’s primary assets, all located in Nunavut, consist of: the Back River Gold Project, currently in the pre-feasibility and permitting phase; the Wishbone Claims, a vastly prospective grass roots project; and the Hackett River Silver Royalty, a silver production royalty on Xstrata Zinc’s Hackett River project comprising 22.5% of the first 190 million ounces produced and 12.5% of all the silver produced thereafter. The company ended December 31, 2012 with approximately $116 million in cash.
All news releases and further information can be found on the Company’s website at www.sabinagoldsilver.com or on SEDAR atwww.sedar.com.
Forward Looking Statements
Statements relating to future operations at the Back River Project and the expected results of this work are forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities legislation of certain Provinces in Canada. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” ‘projects,” “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will,” “would,” “may,” “could” or “should” occur. Information inferred from the interpretation of drilling results may also be deemed to be forward looking statements, as it constitutes a prediction of what might be found to be present when and if a project is actually developed. These forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to fluctuations in metal prices; uncertainties related to raising sufficient financing to fund the planned work in a timely manner and on acceptable terms; changes in planned work resulting from weather, logistical, technical or other factors; the possibility that results of work will not fulfill expectations and realize the perceived potential of the Company’s properties; risk of accidents, equipment breakdowns and labour disputes or other unanticipated difficulties or interruptions; the possibility of cost overruns or unanticipated expenses in the work program; the risk of environmental contamination or damage resulting from Sabina’s operations and other risks and uncertainties, including those described in Sabina’s Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2012.
Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of Sabina’s management on the date the statements are made. Sabina undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements should management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.
This news release has been authorized by the undersigned on behalf of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp
Rob Pease, President & CEO 930 West 1st Street, Suite 202 North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4
|Significant Assay Results – Llama Deposit|
|Hole Id||Area||Section||Easting||Northing||Depth||From (m)||To (m)||Length (m)||Au (g/t)||Zone Name|
|13GSE296||LL||5100||428708||7272250||185.0||Additional Assays Pending|
|Additional Assays Pending|
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