Allegiant to Start 15,000 Metre Drill Program at Eastside

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RENO, Nev., Sept. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allegiant Gold Ltd. (“Allegiant” or the “Firm”) (AUAU: TSX-V) (AUXXF: OTCQX)is happy to announce {that a} 15,000 metre, 80 gap drill program is scheduled to begin on the 100% owned Eastside gold mission in Nevada on or about September 15th, 2020.

Eastside has important enlargement potential.  The drilling at Eastside is designed to check further targets, affirm and develop the assets on the Fort Zone, and improve ounces on the Unique Zone which at the moment hosts a present Inferred Mineral Useful resource of 1,094,000 gold-equivalent (“AuEq”) ounces using a US$1,550/ounce gold worth and a US$19.67/ounce silver worth*.  Eastside additionally hosts a close to floor historic* oxide gold useful resource totalling a further 273,173 ounces (see press launch of January 27, 2020)*.

Peter Gianulis, CEO of Allegiant Gold, commented: “This extremely anticipated drilling program has the potential to place Eastside as a number one gold exploration and growth mission in Nevada.  An up to date 43-101 useful resource estimate might be carried-out instantly following completion of drilling.” 

MAP OF EASTSIDE

www.allegiantgold.com/nr/2020-01-27-map.pdf

Allegiant has contracted Boart Longyear to carry-out the drill program. Drilling will begin first on the Boss Pit inside the Fort Zone on the south finish of the Eastside Venture. Boss produced roughly 30,000 ounces gold for a privately-owned firm from an open pit and heap leach within the 1980’s. No historic data can be found for the 1980’s Boss mining and leaching.

The 273,173 ounce gold historic useful resource at Fort doesn’t embody any ounces from the mineralization on the Boss pit. Throughout detailed geologic mapping Allegiant acknowledged that gold mineralization presumably continues into the partitions of the pit. Allegiant geologists sampled the pit partitions in mid-2020, with a collection of 10 ft (3m.) steady samples taken alongside the partitions and chopping throughout the extra apparent constructions as close to perpendicular as attainable. The upcoming drill program is designed to increase this mineralization each laterally and beneath the prevailing pit.

Latest 2020 mapping and sampling by Allegiant geologists of the Boss pit partitions signifies that extra gold mineralization stays at Boss. Steady chip sampling throughout a number of broad constructions uncovered within the pit partitions produced quite a few notable outcomes, together with:

110 ft (33.three m.) of width yielded 0.98 g/t gold on a deeper bench within the south/southwest pit wall.

80 ft (24.2 m.) width of 1.93 g/t gold from an higher bench on the south facet of the pit.

Two zones of 10 ft (three m.) of 1.71 g/t gold and a further 50 ft (15.1 m.) of 1.65 g/t gold on the uppermost bench of the east/southeast facet of the pit.

40 ft (12.1 m.) of 0.52 g/t gold on the higher bench of the north/northwest facet of the pit

50 ft (15.1 m.) of 0.76 g/t on the bench just under the above on the north/northwest facet of the pit.

As well as, Allegiant mapping and floor sampling (0.1 to three.9 g/t gold) has indicated a northerly-trending structural zone operating alongside the japanese pit margin and  extending a minimum of 300 meters north of the pit to the sting of alluvial cowl, and presumably 200 m. or extra south of the pit, additionally below alluvial cowl. This zone might be examined by a collection of angled drill holes.

Allegiant plans to finish a minimal of thirty drill holes within the upcoming drilling program close to the Boss pit, totaling 5,450 m. Extra drilling could also be added with favorable outcomes. Allegiant’s objective is to supply a 43-101 contemplating the entire Fort space, together with Boss, in late 2020.

On completion of drilling at Boss, drilling will proceed on the Unique Zone and several other new targets might be examined. 

Historic Estimate*: Fort Declare Block

The Fort claims cowl an space of 9.6 sq. km and are situated 13 km south of the Unique Zone however nonetheless inside the Eastside property.  The Fort claims are lined by shallow alluvium of 10-30 metres with potential for elevated assets and include a close to floor historic** oxidized useful resource estimate of 273,173 gold ounces as outlined within the desk beneath:

https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/1058ddcf-fa84-40eb-8010-974b4edd2b9d.

*The up to date useful resource estimate (“Up to date Useful resource Estimate and NI 43-101 Technical Report, Eastside and Fort Gold-Silver Venture Technical Report, Esmeralda County, Nevada”) was performed by Mine Improvement Associates (“MDA”) of Reno, Nevada with an efficient date of December 30, 2019. Contained pit-constrained Inferred Assets of 1,094,000 AuEq ounces at 57,050,000 tonnes at 0.60 g/t AuEq (gold-equivalent ounces had been calculated by ALLEGIANT utilizing a silver/gold ratio of 80:1) In accordance with NI 43-101 the MDA Technical Report dated January 24, 2020 might be filed on SEDAR. This report builds on and supersedes the NI 43-101 stories of Ristorcelli (December 2016) and Ristorcelli (July 2017) titled “Useful resource Estimate and Technical Report, Eastside Gold-Silver Venture, Esmeralda County, Nevada” ready for Allegiant with an Efficient Date of July 25, 2017. A replica of the Eastside Technical Report will be discovered on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

** The historic useful resource estimate for the Fort claims was accomplished by James D. Greybeck, Senior Geologist for Cordex Exploration Co. in April 1999, below the course of Andy B. Wallace, then Supervisor of Cordex Exploration Co. and Vice President of Rayrock Mines, Inc. This report and information utilized in its preparation has been not too long ago reviewed by Andy B. Wallace for the aim of this press launch below his obligations a Certified Individual for ALLEGIANT. Drill information used for Greybeck’s report was from Cordex Exploration Co., Kennecott Exploration, Houston Oil and Minerals, Falcon Exploration, and Mintek Assets which information is on file within the places of work of Cordex Exploration Co. The info is judged related and dependable by Andy B. Wallace. The useful resource was termed a “Geologic Useful resource” on the time of Greybeck’s report, which was in step with present observe for the time. Greybeck ready geological cross sections and calculated the useful resource by hand, utilizing a polygonal methodology with a decrease cut-off of .005 decide Au (0.17 g/t Au). The place drilling was intently spaced gold values had been interpolated between cross sections utilizing weighted averages projected 50 ft on both facet of the cross part. ALLEGIANT plans further drilling to verify Greybeck’s interpretations and to fill in gaps within the drilling. A professional particular person has not completed ample work to categorise the historic estimate as present mineral assets or mineral reserves. ALLEGIANT isn’t treating the historic estimate as present mineral assets or mineral reserves.

ABOUT ALLEGIANT

Allegiant owns 100% of 10 highly-prospective gold initiatives in the US, 6 of that are situated within the mining-friendly jurisdiction of Nevada. 4 of Allegiant’s initiatives are farmed-out, offering for price reductions and cash-flow. Allegiant’s flagship, district-scale Eastside mission hosts a big and increasing gold useful resource and is situated in an space of fantastic infrastructure. Preliminary metallurgical testing signifies that each oxide and sulphide gold mineralization at Eastside is amenable to heap leaching.

QUALIFIED PERSON

Andy Wallace is a Licensed Skilled Geologist (CPG) with the American Institute of Skilled Geologists and is the Certified Individual below NI 43-101, Requirements of Disclosure for Mineral Tasks, who has reviewed and authorised the scientific and technical content material of this press launch. 

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Peter Gianulis CEO

For extra info contact:

Investor Relations
(604) 634-0970 or
1-888-818-1364
ir@allegiantgold.com

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