Evergold – CSAMT Survey Over DEM1 Prospect, B.C., Reveals Large Target Extending Across All Lines and to Depth Below Reconnaissance Drill Holes

TORONTO, May 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evergold Corp. (TSX-V: EVER, WKN: A2PTHZ) (“Evergold” or the “Company”) is pleased to report, further to highly encouraging reconnaissance drill results released earlier this year (news January 15, 2024, recapped below), the completion of a 5 line-km CSAMT (Controlled Source Audio-frequency Magneto-tellurics) deeper-looking geophysical survey directly over the DEM1 target (Figure 1). The survey has revealed (Figures 2 to 6) a large-scale resistivity-low anomaly coincident with high Induced Polarization (IP) chargeability, suggestive of the presence of abundant sulphides, extending across all lines, a north-south distance of 500 metres, and to beyond the 400-metre depth limit of the survey. The anomaly approximates 400 metres in width, presenting a highly attractive target for follow-up drilling this season, details of which will be forthcoming.

“The DEM1 target below and lateral to where we first hit it in last fall’s short program, really looks terrific”, said Kevin Keough, President & Chief Executive Officer. “It is a large, deep-seated target within a considerably larger general target area and we already know, from the reconnaissance drill results, that the system is richly mineralized, having already delivered broad intercepts of low-grade gold and silver from surface and, within that broad envelope, local high grades of an impressive spectrum of high-value elements, including precious and strategic metals and a high-level porphyrytic intrusion hosting molybdenum and gold. Recall that our team’s massive Saddle discovery some years ago for GT Gold took more holes and considerably more metres to really get on to than just the 3 reconnaissance holes and 947 metres we have managed to put into the DEM prospect so far. We believe the DEM1 system is capable of delivering much better results than we’ve seen to date.”

January 15, 2024 News Recap: Highlight Intercepts, DEM1 Target, Fall 2023 Reconnaissance Drill Program. (Note: For cost-saving purposes the three holes were only partially sampled. Priority intervals were determined by visual and XRF analysis of mineralization intensity. Pads and casing were left in place with a view toward possible re-use for follow-up drilling):

Drill Pad 1: DEM23-01: Partially delineated system envelope – from surface

  • 135 metres of 0.12 g/t Au and 2 g/t Ag from 6 to 141 metres
    • Including: high-grade tungsten and silver, with tellurium: 0.32% W, 155 g/t Ag, 5 ppm Te, from 131 to 132 metres

Drill Pad 1: DEM23-02: First intercept of high-grade veining within porphyritic intrusive

  • High-grade molybdenum (0.82%) with gold (1.2 g/t), silver (8 g/t), rhenium (3.7 g/t) from 299 to 300 metres

Drill Pad 2 located 450 metres from Pad 1: DEM23-03, deeper test, partially delineated system envelope:

  • 48.2 metres of 0.58 g/t Au and 11 g/t Ag from 303 to 351.2 metres
    • Including: high-grade gold: 11.98 g/t Au and 24 g/t Ag from 339 to 340.5 metres
    • Including: high-grade cobalt, high-grade gold, high-grade tellurium: 0.11% Co, 29.5 g/t Au, 22 g/t Ag, 0.19% Cu, 42 ppm Te from 340 to 340.5 metres

About the DEM Project

The 12,728-hectare DEM property is ideally located in moderate terrain only 40 kms northwest of Fort St. James in central B.C.. The project area lies toward the south end of the Nation Lakes porphyry camp and within the Quesnel terrane, the latter of which hosts large deposits and long-life mines including the Mount Milligan mine (50 kms to the northeast of DEM) and Lorraine deposit and, farther south, the Mt. Polley, Afton, Copper Mountain, and Brenda mines, in addition to the Highland Valley mines and deposits. Located central to the DEM property is the DEM1 prospect, a roughly 4km2 target area defined by alteration and mineralogy suggestive of the presence of a porphyry system, by a multi-element soil geochemical signature, by compelling high-relief magnetic, IP-chargeability and CSAMT resistivity anomalies, and by the presence of nearby regional scale structures. Extensive logging in the area and associated forest service roads provide drive-on access directly to the DEM1 prospect. All of these factors, combined with the results of a reconnaissance drilling program carried out in October and November, 2023, indicate excellent discovery potential for a precious and strategic metals-enriched epithermal vein system, or systems, associated with porphyry intrusions. Further details on the DEM prospect may be found on the Company’s website at www.evergoldcorp.ca/projects/dem-property/ and in a NI 43-101 technical report dated August 30, 2023, posted thereon and on the Company’s issuer profile at SEDAR+.

Qualified Person

Charles J. Greig, M.Sc., P.Geo., the Company’s Chief Exploration Officer and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information in this news release.

Figure 1: DEM1 Target – Controlled-Source Audio-frequency Magneto-tellurics (CSAMT) Survey Lines on Total Magnetic Intensity (TMI)

Figure 1 - CSAMT Survey Lines on TMI

Figure 2: DEM1 Target, Responses Compared: CSAMT vs. IP, Line 68000

Figure 2 - CSMAT vs IP - line 68000

Figure 3: DEM1 Target - CSAMT Resistivity Section, Line 67800

Figure 3 - CSAMT Section Line 67800

Figure 4: DEM1 Target - CSAMT Resistivity Section, Line 67900 with Reconnaissance Drill Hole DEM23-03. Note: hole partially sampled only. Unsampled intervals are highlighted in blue on the hole trace.

Figure 4 - Recon Drill Hole DEM23-03 on CSAMT Section Line 67900

Figure 5: DEM1 Target - Line 68000 CSAMT Resistivity Section

Figure 5 - CSAMT Section Line 68000

Figure 6: DEM1 Target - Line 68100 CSAMT Section with Reconnaissance Drill Holes DEM23-01 and DEM23-02. Note: holes partially sampled only. Unsampled intervals are highlighted in blue on the hole trace.

Figure 6 - Recon Drill Holes DEM23-01 & DEM23-02 on CSAMT Section Line 68100

About Evergold

Evergold Corp. is a TSX-V listed mineral exploration company with projects in B.C. and Nevada. The Evergold team has a track record of success in the junior exploration space, most recently the establishment of GT Gold Corp. in 2016 and the discovery of the Saddle epithermal vein and porphyry copper-gold deposits near Iskut B.C., sold to Newmont in 2021 for a fully diluted value of $456 million, representing a 1,136% (12.4 X) return on exploration outlays of $36.9 million.

For additional information, please contact:

Kevin M. Keough
President and CEO
Tel: (613) 622-1916

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