Provenance Gold Receives BLM Approval for Drilling Its Eldorado Gold Property

2022-07-20 03:20:30

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – July 20, 2022) – Provenance Gold Corp. (CSE: PAU) (OTCQB: PVGDF) (the “Company” or “Provenance“) is pleased to announce that it has received its drilling permit from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the Company’s Eldorado gold project in Malheur County in Eastern Oregon. The Company is now waiting for final approval from the Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) in Oregon which it expects very soon. Pending approval, the Company has an agreement with a drilling company to initiate its first drilling program on the property which Provenance views as one of its two premier projects. The program is currently expected to begin in September of this year.

Historic work on the property includes 242 drill holes for 22,000 meters of drilling. Billiton was the first company that contracted a professional resource study on the Eldorado drilling. Pincock, Allen and Holt (1998) estimated the Eldorado property contained 38,416,000 tons averaging 0.68 g/t for 764,000 ounces of gold (at a 0.292 g/t cutoff grade) and encompassed a limited portion of the known mineralization. This estimate is considered to be historical in nature, should not be relied upon, and is provided only for historical context on development of the property. A Qualified Person has not completed sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as a current mineral resource, and it predates current CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum) categories. Provenance is not treating the historical estimate as a current mineral resource or reserve. Significant data compilation, redrilling, resampling and data verification will be required by a qualified person before the historical estimate can be classified as a current resource.

As an example of the gold mineralization that has been found at Eldorado the following two holes are summarized in the following table. Note that the mineralizing system is strong and is capable of very long intercepts of potential low grade economic material and long intercepts of much higher-grade material. The grades of two holes are considered to be historical in nature, should not be relied upon, and is provided only for historical context on development of the property. A Qualified Person has not completed sufficient work to validate the information provided by these holes.

Hole # Meters Meters Meters GOLD Feet Feet Feet GOLD
Depth From/To Thickness gm/t Depth From/To Thickness opt
R-136 157 0-12.2 12.2 0.18 515 0-40 40 0.005
(W, -55)   22.9-157 134.1 2.09   75-515 440 0.061
    62.5-91.4 28.9 1.67 including 205-300 95 0.049
    100.6-157 56.4 3.8 including 330-515 185 0.111
    118.9-150.9 32 5.95 including 390-495 105 0.174
    120.4-129.5 9.1 13.25 including 395-425 30 0.386
    128-129.5 1.5 44.19 including 420-425 5 1.29
R-96-C-1 369.4 7.31-91.44 91.44 1.408 1212 24-324 300 0.041
(N45W, -60)   26.2-34.1 7.9 2.3 including 86-112 26 0.067
Core   37.8-45.1 7.3 3.06 including 124-128 24 0.089
    51.8-83.5 31.7 1.68 including 170-274 104 0.049
    91.4-250.5 151.8 1.206   324-822 498 0.035
  100.6-118 17.4 3.09 including 330-387 57 0.09
  112.5-114.3 1.8 14.61 including 369-375 6 0.426
  136.2-145.4 9.2 1.702 including 447-477 30 0.05
  158.2-176.5 18.3 2.08 including 519-579 60 0.061

Provenance plans to conduct confirmation drilling to begin to establish a potential qualified mineral inventory, and metallurgical studies to confirm historic reports of excellent gold recoveries in both oxidized and unoxidized rock.

Rauno Perttu, Provenance’s Chairman, said “We have all been waiting impatiently for final approvals, and working extremely diligently this year to this point, so we can begin validating and expanding Eldorado. This is an exciting time for Provenance. I am confident we have two ‘company-makers’ in Eldorado and White Rock. We are anxious to demonstrate how truly special both these projects are with the upcoming drilling at Eldorado.”

Provenance looks forward to a very productive second half of the year and will look to inform shareholders once the DOGAMI permit is finalized.

Qualified Person

Steven Craig, CPG, an independent consultant and qualified person as defined under National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this news release.

About Provenance Gold Corp.

Provenance Gold Corp. is a precious metals exploration company with a focus on gold and silver mineralization within North America. The Company currently holds interests in three properties, two in Nevada, and one in eastern Oregon, USA. For further information please visit the Company’s website at or contact Rob Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

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