Viva Gold Continues to Intersect Significant Shallow Gold Values at Tonopah Gold Project in Nevada

Viva Gold

Viva Gold Corp. (TSX-V: VAU) (OTCQB: VAUCF) provided additional assay results from recently completed Reverse Circulation (RC) drill program at its Tonopah gold projected, located on the prolific Walker Lane Mineral trend, western Nevada. A total of 16 drillholes have been completed in this program and submitted for assay.


• Drillhole TG2219 intercepted 18.3 meters (“m”) grading 4.1 grams per tonne gold (“g/t Au”) starting at a depth of 73 m. TG2219 was drilled from the same collar location as TG2209 (86.9 m at 1.3 g/t Au). TG2219 was drilled to the south into a previously undrilled area. These two holes have extended mineralization to the south by approximately 100 m and the mineralized zone remains open in that direction.

• TG2217 intercepted a zone averaging 5.0 g/t Au over 18.2 m, including 4.6 m at 14.7 g/t Au starting at 76 m depth. This hole was drilled in the center of the south pits modeled as inferred material. TG2217 extended mineralization to depth.

• TG2218, which intercepted 1.5 m at 9.2 g/t Au at 30 m depth and was drilled from the same collar as TG2217. These two holes are likely to upgrade this zone to an indicated level, while also increasing grade.

• TG2214 was drilled as a step-out hole approximately 90 m south of the center of the main resource pit in a previously undrilled area. This hole hit a structurally controlled zone of 4.6 m averaging 21.4 g/t Au at a depth of 111 m and intercepted shallow zones of lower-grade mineralization. This hole is likely to add inferred mineralization to the model. Additional follow up drilling is needed in this area.

• TG2212 was drilled from the north side of the main resource pit and intercepted 21.3 m at 0.5 g/t Au, including 7.6m at 1.3 g/t Au. This hole is likely to extend resource blocks to the north.

James Hesketh, President & CEO, has some comments about their developments:

“This has been our most successful drill program in the last four years. These drill results, in conjunction with those previously reported, are clearly demonstrating the near-surface, high-grade nature of this deposit, as well as the potential to increase the contained gold resource to both the north and south along the main east-west trend of the deposit. These strong assay results, combined with the very positive conclusions from our metallurgical test work program, announced October 2022, supports both the need for additional drilling and for moving this project rapidly through an updated PEA study and into feasibility work.”

Additional Drilling Notes

• TG2216 was drilled as a step-out to the east of the main resource pit to test the potential eastern extent of the main mineral trend. Results from both TG2216 and TG2208 indicate increased structural complexity in this direction. Additional work will be required to determine if mineralization has been offset or locally terminated in this area. One historic drill hole with gold intercepts exists further to the east on trend from these drillholes.

• TG2220 tested a previously undrilled area on the north side of the main resource pit at the eastern end without any exceptional intercepts.

• TG2215 was drilled from the north side at the western end of the main resource pit into an area of known structural complexity without any exceptional intercepts.



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