VANCOUVER, Canada (November 30, 2021) –- Viscount Mining Corp. (TSX-V: VML) (OTCQX: VLMGF) (“Viscount” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce our first results from the 2021 work program on the 100% controlled Cherry Creek Project in eastern White Pine County, Nevada. Our partner Centerra Gold Inc. (Centerra) has been diligently doing geological mapping and geochemical sampling on the property this year.
The Target Area Location Map below shows the eleven target areas that have been the subject of focused prospecting, geochemical sampling and geophysics work this year. It also shows the outline of our enlarged claim position. All the targets will be discussed in upcoming news releases. This release highlights the Star Target Area.
Star Target Area Location
The Star Vein system is comprised of the subparallel South Star Vein and the North Star Vein emplaced about 9 m (30 ft) apart. Both veins have a production history, with the South Star Vein having the greatest production. The larger South Star Vein ranged in width from 0.3 to 2.1 m, with an average gold grade of 7.8 g/t gold and average silver grade of 622 g/t silver; with 8% lead and 8% zinc. Some very rich ore shoots averaged 24,880 g/t silver. The mine produced over $6,000,000 of silver and gold up to the time of F.C. Schrader’s report in 1931. The vein system has been traced over 670m and extends over 260m at depth. The best ore shoot is 1m thick and 300m long. With the above average grades, for the rest of the 370m, Schrader estimated the Star mine has the potential to host an additional 4 million ounces of silver and 500, 000 oz of gold. Schrader also stated a reported grade of 8% Pb and 8% Zn in the lower levels with an estimated base metal reserves of 35,000,000lbs (15,000t) of both lead and zinc. (Source: University of Nevada Bulletin 14a, Nevada State Bureau of Mines and Mackay School of Mines. Author: F. C. Schrader geologist of the U.S. Geological Survey 1931.) All of Schrader ‘s estimates are deemed to be historical and not 43-101 compliant.
Mineralization in the Star veins is hosted in a black phyllite and grey/tan quartzite of the Precambrian Prospect Mountain Formation.
The Star area is 372.96 acres or 150.94 hectares. One hundred sixty-six rock samples and two hundred thirty-six soil samples were collected in the Star target area and analyzed for gold, silver, and pathfinder elements. The maximum rock sample for gold was 61.4 g/t. Fourteen rock samples ran greater than or equal to 2.0 g/t gold. The high soil sample for gold 2,190 ppb, while eight samples ran greater than or equal to 200 ppb gold.
The maximum rock sample silver for silver was 8,710 g/t, while the maximum silver value in soils was 221 ppm. Seventeen rock samples ran greater than or equal 100 g/t silver, while eight soil samples ran greater than or equal to 20 ppm silver.
This information is presented on the Star Target soil and rock sample maps below:
Gold Values – Star Target Area
Silver Values – Star Target Area
Geological mapping and geochemical sampling is continuing now on the property through the rest of the field season. Since our previous release 136 rock samples and 105 soil samples have been collected bringing our total number of rock samples to 561 and the soil sample count to 730. The first pass mapping and sampling have been completed over large portions of the property, but some field work remains.
Centerra undertook the staking 278 new lode claims this year bringing the total number of unpatented lode claims to 578. The property also includes 17 patented lode claims. These new claims strengthen our position in the district and cover permissive lithologies, known mineralization as well as mineralized projections.
After a short hiatus, we recently we resumed our IP geophysics work; on the Western Anomaly before returning to the Ti-Cup area. This work is still in progress.
Road building and pad construction commenced with twelve pads completed.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control (“QA/QC”) Measures, Chain of Custody
The Company has implemented a rigorous QA/QC program using best industry practices at the Cherry Creek Property. Rock and soil samples are placed in securely sealed bags for transportation to the Bureau Veritas Mineral Laboratory in Elko, Nevada, for sample preparation and subsequent analysis at Bureau Veritas Mineral Laboratories Canada, in Vancouver. The insertion of standards, blanks and duplicates was conducted by Centerra personnel at the property site.
Analysis for rock samples is completed at Bureau Veritas using the following prep and analysis packages:
PRP 70-250 Crush, split and pulverize 250g rock to 200 mesh
FA450 50g Lead Collection Fire Assay Fusion – AAS Finish
AQ 201 1:1:1 Aqua Regia digestion ICP-MS analysis
Analysis for soil and sediment samples are completed at Bureau Veritas using the following soil and sediment prep and analysis packages:
DY060 Dry at 60C
SS80 Dry at 60C sieve 100g to -80 mesh
FA450 50g Lead Collection Fire Assay Fusion – AAS Finish
AQ 201 1:1:1 Aqua Regia digestion ICP-MS analysis
DISP2 Heat treatment of Soils and Sediments
This News Release was prepared by M.J. Abrams; BS and MS Geology, CPG #11451; Idaho PG #570; California PG#4138; Oregon RG#938. M.J. Abrams is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. The scientific and technical disclosure included in this news release was reviewed and approved by Harald Hoegberg PG, an independent consulting geologist who is a “Qualified Person” (QP) as such term is defined under National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”).
About Viscount Mining (TSX VENTURE: VML) (OTCQX: VLMGF)
Viscount Mining is a project generator and an exploration company with a portfolio of silver and gold properties in the Western United States, including Silver Cliff in Colorado and Cherry Creek in Nevada.
The Silver Cliff property in Colorado lies within the historic Hardscrabble Silver District in the Wet Mountain Valley, Custer County, south-central Colorado. It is located 44 miles WSW of Pueblo, Colorado, and has year-around access by paved road. The property consists of 96 lode claims where high grade silver, gold and base metal production came from numerous mines during the period 1878 to the early 1900’s. The property underwent substantial exploration between 1967 and 1984. The property is interpreted to encompass a portion of a large caldera and highly altered sequence of tertiary rhyolitic flows and fragmental units which offers potential to host deposits with both precious and base metals. This has been demonstrated in the mineralization historically extracted from the numerous underground and surface mining operations. Based on the accumulated data and feasibility study, Tenneco Minerals made the decision with silver at $5.00 USD an ounce to construct at that time a $35,000,000 USD milling operation for the extraction of the silver reserves at Silver Cliff. Shortly thereafter Tenneco’s Mining Unit was sold, and the planned milling operation was abandoned.
The Cherry Creek exploration property is in an area commonly known as the Cherry Creek Mining District, located approximately 50 miles north of the town of Ely, White Pine County, Nevada. Cherry Creek consists of 578 unpatented and 17 patented claims as well as mill rights. Cherry Creek includes more than 20 past producing mines. In January 2021, Viscount entered into an exploration earn – in agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Centerra Gold Inc. Centerra is a Canadian-based gold mining company focused on operating, developing, exploring and acquiring gold properties in North America, Asia and other markets worldwide.
For additional information regarding the above noted property and other corporate information, please visit the Company’s website at www.viscountmining.com
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