Vancouver, British Columbia – (January 13, 2021) – Viscount Mining Corp. (TSX-V: VML) (OTCQB: VLMGF) (“Viscount Mining”) is pleased to announce the results from our first of 10 holes of the 2020 drill campaign at our Silver Cliff project in Colorado. Hole DDH-20-01 had the purpose of seeing if ore grade mineralization (above 35 g/t silver according to Viscounts 2018 NI 43-101) was continuous from hole K16-05 (390.9 g/t silver over 13.7 meters) in the south, to hole K16-01 (837.4 g/t silver over 15.2 meters), about 81 meters to the north-east.
The new hole, DDH-20-01 assayed 99.6 g/t silver over 21.6 meters from 19.5 meters to 41.1 meters. Strong showings were encountered of 137.9 g/t silver from 19.5 meters to 25.3 meters and 202.7g/t silver, from 35.3 meters to 41.4 meters. This seems to indicate that there may be continuity of the “Kate East Zone”. An additional three holes were drilled in this zone, and we are awaiting those results.
The core from the 10 holes has been submitted to the lab for assays and will be news released when received.
The next phase of the exploration program is planned to commence in early this year. Plans include conducting additional drilling, geophysics, field mapping and sampling in areas that have not received the full attention they deserved during the historic exploration.
Viscount’s 2020/2021 drill campaign has three objectives. They are to expand the previously defined Kate resource (the “KSR”) with the objective of adding to the ACS resource estimate of the KSR/Kate deposit. Also, to further outline the Kate East high grade zone as well as moving forward on the evaluation of the resource potential of several other promising targets.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control (“QA/QC”) Measures, Chain of Custody:
All the drilling to date has been core. The company has implemented a rigorous quality assurance/quality control program at the Silver Cliff project. Core is retrieved from then drill site to a locked storage facility, where it is logged and then cut by independent geologists. Half of the core is bagged, and standards, blanks and duplicates are frequently inserted in to the sample stream. These are then boxed and then shipped via UPS to Skyline Labs in Tucson, Arizona. Pulps and rejects will then be retrieved, and stored with the split core at our locked facility.
The scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been 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) (OTCQB: 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 2,319.48 hectares 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. Drilling in the 1980s by Tenneco resulted in a historical pre-feasibility study on which basis it was planned to bring the property to production. The plan was abandoned following a takeover by another company.
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 320 unpatented and patented claims as well as mill rights and is comprised of more than 2,658 hectares. Cherry Creek includes more than 20 past producing mines.
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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