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Black Pine Idaho Map for website Dec 2017

Black Pine is a Carlin-style, sediment-hosted gold property located in Cassia County, southern Idaho.  It is host to a past-producing heap leach gold mine that operated from 1991 through 1998.  During this time, it produced approximately 435,000 ounces of gold at a historical grade of 0.7 grams per tonne from seven shallow pits. 

In June 2016, Liberty Gold acquired the Black Pine Property from Western Pacific Resource Corporation for US$800,000 cash, 300,000 shares of Liberty Gold and a 0.5% NSR reserved to Western Pacific.  At present, the project consists of 400 federal lode claims (31.7 km2). 

Liberty Gold is in possession of data for 1,874 shallow (average depth of 93 metres) drill holes totalling 191,500 metres, on the property and a large number have unmined oxide gold intercepts including:

  • 1.98 g/t Au over 50.3 metres
  • 2.96 g/t Au over 24.4 metres
  • 2.10 g/t Au over 42.7 metres

Oxide gold is present in historic drill holes, pit walls and outcrop samples and extensive grid soil surveys.  The large mineralized footprint covers a 12 square kilometre area. In late 2017, twelve reverse circulation (RC) holes were drilled from five locations within the large, 12 square kilometre target area. The drilling has thus far succeeded in validating historical results adjacent to a historical pit and more importantly, demonstrated exceptional upside beneath the limit of shallow historical drilling. 

Mineralization consists of finely disseminated gold hosted in decalcified and jasperoidized calcareous siltstone correlative with the Pennsylvanian Oquirrh Formation. These rocks are present within a system of interleaved, low-angle thrust faults that is well-exposed in many parts of the property. In other areas, the prospective host horizon is believed to be present under the shallow cover of an overlying thrust plate; these areas are significantly underexplored.

A new Plan of Operations, received February 2019, opens up access to the entire 14 square kilometre area of anomalous surface geochemistry and historic gold in drill holes for comprehensive drill testing.

Black Pine is an early-stage exploration project and does not contain any mineral resource estimates as defined by NI 43-101. The potential quantities and grades disclosed herein are conceptual in nature and, there has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource for any of the targets disclosed herein. 

Moira Smith, Ph.D., P.Geo., VP Exploration and Geoscience, Liberty Gold, is the Company's designated Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") and has reviewed and validated that the information contained herein is accurate.

Cautionary Note regarding mineral properties on which a resource has not yet been determined:
Black Pine (formerly Mineral Gulch) and portfolio projects disclosed on this website or in press released prepared by Liberty Gold are early stage exploration projects and do not contain any mineral resource estimates as defined by NI 43-101. The potential quantities and grades disclosed on such projects are conceptual in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource for the targets disclosed herein. It is uncertain if further exploration will result in these targets being delineated as a mineral resource.
Further information on Black Pine is available in the technical report entitled “Technical Report of the Black Pine Gold Project, Cassia County, Idaho, USA” effective July 23, 2018 and signed September 7, 2018, prepared by prepared by Michael M. Gustin, CPG, of Mine Development Associates of Reno, Nevada, Moira T. Smith, Ph.D., P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration and Geoscience, Liberty Gold and William A. Lepore, M.Sc., P.Geo., Senior Project Geologist, Liberty Gold. Mr. Gustin is independent of Liberty Gold Corp and all its subsidiaries.