Welcome!

News Feed Item

Met Tests Confirm Potential to Leach Gold Standard's Bald Mountain Gold-Copper Oxide Discovery on Railroad Project With Preliminary Agitation-Leach Recoveries Averaging 82.2%

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/23/14 -- Gold Standard Ventures Corp. (TSX VENTURE: GSV)(NYSE MKT: GSV)(NYSE Amex: GSV) ("Gold Standard" or the "Company") (www.goldstandardv.com) today released results from metallurgical tests on the Bald Mountain gold-copper oxide discovery made by Gold Standard last fall on its 100%-owned Railroad Project in the Carlin Trend of Nevada. The tests, performed by Inspectorate Labs of Reno, Nevada, reported an average 82.2% recovery of gold after one hour of cyanide agitation leach.

As reported on October 2, 2013, the first hole drilled into the Bald Mountain target, vertical core hole RRB13-1, intersected 56.1 meters of 1.47 g Au/T, including an internal interval of 7.3 meters of 5.66 g Au/T. Importantly, the gold intercept was hosted entirely in oxidized hornfels breccia, representing the most significant oxidized gold mineralization found to date in the northern Railroad project area. Gold in oxidized mineralization can typically be recovered using methods such as cyanide leaching which are less expensive and less capital-intensive than those required to recover gold from non-oxidized (sulphide) material.

Immediately below the gold intercept, RRB13-1 also intersected a separate copper zone returning 23.3 meters of 0.4% copper as well as narrower but high-grade intercepts of other base metals and silver.

Recognizing the potential economic significance of the Bald Mountain discovery, Gold Standard commissioned metallurgical tests of the core. Inspectorate used the following procedure: 30 gram samples were agitation-leached for one hour at room temperature in 60mls of 0.3% sodium cyanide solution. The solution also had a 0.3% concentration of sodium hydroxide in order to stabilize the pH at greater than 10. Pregnant solutions were analyzed by a matrix-matched-calibrated AAS. Internal blanks, standards and duplicates were also analyzed at a frequency of approximately one of each for every 35 samples.

Fourteen of fifteen samples provided an unweighted average recovery of 82.2%. The better recoveries were skewed toward the higher grade samples (see table below):

      Gold Standard Ventures RRB13-01: 15 pulp samples for Au - 30 - CN

                      AuAA 23 ppm    Au ppm 30 CN
Sample #                   Chemex    Inspectorate    Au Recovery %    Cu ppm

RRB13-01 680                1.355            1.33               98       464
RRB13-01 684                0.883            0.75               85       316
RRB13-01 702                  2.4            2.02               84       549
RRB13-01 712                 6.75            5.61               83       402
RRB13-01 716.5              12.85           10.61               83       218
RRB13-01 721.5               4.04             3.8               94       323
RRB13-01 730                0.952             0.8               84       380
RRB13-01 743                0.433            0.37               85       494
RRB13-01 772                0.381            0.24               63       787
RRB13-01 792                1.705            1.42               83       601
RRB13-01 802                  2.5            1.74               70       756
RRB13-01 812                1.415            1.08               76       137
RRB13-01 827                 1.22            0.99               81       404
RRB13-01 834                0.623            0.51               82       855
RRB13-01 861                0.569             0.1               18      1110

Dave Mathewson, Gold Standard's Vice President of Exploration, stated: "We are very pleased with the excellent preliminary metallurgical results from the Bald Mountain target. Visually, we have been seeing very deep and strong oxidation in the holes we have been drilling in the Central Bullion area. Now that we have confirmed that these oxide opportunities are likely to be leachable, especially as indicated in RRB13-01, we will focus on expanding the Bald Mountain target and identifying other oxide opportunities in the area."

Gold Standard also herewith reports the most significant assay from two holes, RRB13-02 & RRB13-03, completed in late 2013 within the Central Bullion area, from the Sylvania and Steve's Camp targets, respectively. While the mineralization in these targets remains of interest, work in the Central Bullion area will focus on the high gold values found at Bald Mountain.

Please see table below for detailed Intercepts for RRB 13-2 and RRB 13-3.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Drill Hole   Intercept (m) Thickness (m) Au Grade (g/t)                Other
                                                        Ag, Cu, Pb, Zn, ETC.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
RRB13-02         91.8-98.5           6.7                       0.54 oz Ag/st
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   0.30 % Cu
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    0.05% Mo
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    0.25% Zn
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
               123.3-127.7           4.4                       1.73 oz Ag/st
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    0.29% Cu
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    0.22% Pb
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    0.64% Zn
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
               138.4-146.8           8.4           0.06        0.92 oz Ag/st
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   0.24 % Cu
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   0.11 % Pb
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   0.18 % Zn
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
               189.6-196.3           6.7                       6.71 oz Ag/st
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   0.75 % Cu
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   0.13 % Mo
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   0.24 % Pb
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    0.23% Zn
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
               247.5-254.7           7.2                       0.25 oz Ag/st
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   0.27 % Cu
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   0.06 % Zn
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
RRB13-03           4.1-8.8           4.7                            0.17% Cu
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 22.6-43.0          20.4                            0.42% Cu
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    0.08% Zn
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 60.1-62.8           2.7                            0.13% Cu
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 91.2-99.1           7.9           0.28        0.29 oz Ag/st
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    0.19% Cu
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    0.21% Zn
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
(i)Note: the gold intervals reported in the above table are based on a 0.200
 g Au/t cutoff. Weighted averaging has been used to calculate all reported
 intervals. The reported gold intervals may, or may not represent true
 thicknesses and, or widths. In general, the gold distribution within these
 large, complex breccia bodies tends to be irregular and will require
 additional drilling to establish true widths.

Sampling Methodology, Chain of Custody, Quality Control and Quality Assurance: All sampling was conducted under the supervision of the Company's project geologists and the chain of custody from the drill to the sample preparation facility was continuously monitored. Core was cut at the company's facility in Elko and one half was sent to the lab for analysis and the other half retained in the original core box. A blank, quarter core duplicate or certified reference material was inserted approximately every tenth sample. The samples are delivered to ALS Minerals preparation facility in Elko. The samples are crushed and pulverized and sample pulps are shipped to ALS Minerals certified laboratory in Vancouver. Pulps are digested and analyzed for gold using fire assay fusion and an atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) finish on a 30 gram split. All other elements are determined by ICP analysis. Data verification of the analytical results includes a statistical analysis of the duplicates, standards and blanks that must pass certain parameters for acceptance to insure accurate and verifiable results.

The scientific and technical content and interpretations contained in this news release have been reviewed, verified and approved by Steven R. Koehler, Gold Standard's Manager of Projects, BSc. Geology and CPG-10216, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

ABOUT GOLD STANDARD VENTURES - Gold Standard Ventures is focused on the acquisition and exploration of gold projects in North Central Nevada. Gold Standard currently holds a portfolio of projects totaling approximately 40,000 acres of prospective ground within North Central Nevada and the Walker Lane of which 18,130 acres comprise the flagship Railroad Gold Project on the productive Carlin Gold Trend.

Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the NYSE MKT accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Gold Standard,

Jonathan Awde, President and Director

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management's current expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein including, without limitation, statements about our current drill plans are forward looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or other future events, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the following risks: operational risks associated with mineral exploration; unanticipated geological formations, fluctuations in commodity prices; title matters; and the additional risks identified in our filings with Canadian securities regulators on SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com) and with the SEC on EDGAR (available at www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml). Furthermore, the existence of gold deposits on nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of the mineralization on our properties. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

Contacts:
Gold Standard Ventures Corp.
Jonathan Awde
President
604-669-5702
[email protected]
www.goldstandardv.com

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
DevOps is under attack because developers don’t want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That’s changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (CloudNative) and process redefinition (SRE). Rob Hirschfeld’s recent work in Kubernetes operations has led to the conclusion that containers and related platforms have changed the way we should be thinking about DevOps and...
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable? Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, will answer these questions and demonstrate techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Taica will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Taica manufacturers Alpha-GEL brand silicone components and materials, which maintain outstanding performance over a wide temperature range -40C to +200C. For more information, visit http://www.taica.co.jp/english/.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busine...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SourceForge has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SourceForge is the largest, most trusted destination for Open Source Software development, collaboration, discovery and download on the web serving over 32 million viewers, 150 million downloads and over 460,000 active development projects each and every month.
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities – ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups. As a result, many firms employ new business models that place enormous impor...
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale is the leading provider of Software-Defined Servers that bring flexibility to modern data centers by right-sizing servers on the fly to fit any data set or workload. TidalScale’s award-winning inverse hypervisor technology combines multiple commodity servers (including their ass...
As popularity of the smart home is growing and continues to go mainstream, technological factors play a greater role. The IoT protocol houses the interoperability battery consumption, security, and configuration of a smart home device, and it can be difficult for companies to choose the right kind for their product. For both DIY and professionally installed smart homes, developers need to consider each of these elements for their product to be successful in the market and current smart homes.
SYS-CON Events announced today that MIRAI Inc. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MIRAI Inc. are IT consultants from the public sector whose mission is to solve social issues by technology and innovation and to create a meaningful future for people.
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, will go over the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, applicatio...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, will lead you through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He'll look at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering ...
As hybrid cloud becomes the de-facto standard mode of operation for most enterprises, new challenges arise on how to efficiently and economically share data across environments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Dr. Allon Cohen, VP of Product at Elastifile, will explore new techniques and best practices that help enterprise IT benefit from the advantages of hybrid cloud environments by enabling data availability for both legacy enterprise and cloud-native mission critical applications. By rev...
SYS-CON Events announced today that NetApp has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. NetApp provides a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with their partners, NetApp emp...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dasher Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dasher Technologies, Inc. ® is a premier IT solution provider that delivers expert technical resources along with trusted account executives to architect and deliver complete IT solutions and services to help our clients execute their goals, plans and objectives. Since 1999, we'v...