Vancouver, British Columbia – Integra Resources Corp. (TSXV:ITR ; OTCQB:IRRZF) (the “Company” or “Integra”) has filed on SEDAR the Independent National Instrument 43-101 technical report for the Florida Mountain Gold-Silver Deposit resource estimate located in southwest Idaho, as described in the company’s news release dated February 8th, 2018. The report was posted as an update to the DeLamar Project NI 43-101 published in 2017 and is available on SEDAR and the Company’s website. The resource estimations for Florida Mountain and DeLamar were completed by Mine Development Associates (“MDA”) of Reno, Nevada.
Press Release Highlights:
- Florida Mountain Deposit inferred mineral resource at 0.3 grams per tonne (“g/t”) gold equivalent (“AuEq”) cut-off: 36,605,000 tonnes grading 0.57 g/t gold (“Au”) and 14.12 g/t silver (“Ag”), for a total of 675,000 ozs of Au and 16.6 million (“M”) ozs Ag, or 871,000 oz AuEq at a grade of 0.74 g/t AuEq
- Integra’s DeLamar Project inferred mineral resource estimate now 3.54 M AuEq oz at a grade of 0.71 g/t AuEq using a 0.3 g/t AuEq cut-off
- The inferred resource estimate at DeLamar is delineated solely from shallow drill-holes with an average depth of 130m
- Integra has drilled 1400 meters (“m”) in 4 drill holes to date of the 6,000m Phase 1 drill program at DeLamar, designed to upgrade the existing low-grade resource, provide material for metallurgical test-work and explore for high-grade mineralization at depth.
Florida Mountain Inferred Resource – substantial ounces with high-grade exploration targets
The NI 43-101 technical report filed today incorporates approximately 133,000 m of historic drilling in 1,075 drill holes. This historic drilling was carried out from the 1970s to 1990s by previous operators of the site, including NERCO and Kinross Gold. The average depth of drill holes used to compile the Florida Mountain resource estimate is 130m; however, limited historic drilling below 130m vertical has intersected significant gold and silver intercepts, demonstrating the need for additional exploration at depth and along strike.
Table 1. Highlighted Drill Intercepts Below Current Mining Surface at the Florida Mountain Deposit
*Drill intercept lengths only are reported in the tabulations; it is estimated that true widths will be less than 75% of the reported widths
To view an idealized cross section of Florida Mountain with historical intercepts, please click on the following link:
Florida Mountain has a rich mining history that began in the late nineteenth century. During this period, the late 1800s to early 1900s, mining was conducted underground, predominantly on the Trade Dollar-Black Jack vein system. Historical records available from this period indicate that these veins were mined over a strike length of 1,800 m and vertical extents up to 450 m. Similar vein systems are located west of the Trade Dollar-Black Jack veins. These systems, the Ontario, Arcuate, Tip Top and Stone Cabin vein structures, were not mined historically and represent high-quality targets for high-grade mineralization.
Since the start of the 2018 campaign, the Company has drilled 1,400m in 4 drill holes. This drilling is part of an initial 6,000m drill program at the DeLamar deposit that will test both the low-grade inferred resource at DeLamar and the high-grade vein system historically intercepted by NERCO/Kinross. Initial drill results from this program are expected in the coming weeks.
Drilling will commence on the Florida Mountain deposit in summer 2018, with initial drilling to be focused on the depth extensions of veins that were mined at surface by Kinross in the 1990’s.
The scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Gary Edmondo of Reno, Nevada, who serves as Integra’s Chief Geologist, and is a “qualified person” within the meaning of National Instrument 43- 101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
About Integra Resources
Integra Resources Corp. is a development-stage company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties in the Americas. The primary focus of the Company is advancement of it’s DeLamar Project, consisting of the neighbouring DeLamar and Florida Mountain Gold and Silver Deposits in the heart of the historic Owyhee County mining district in south western Idaho. The first exploration program in over 25 years is currently underway on the DeLamar Project with more than 20,000 meters planned for 2018. The management team comprises the former executive team from Integra Gold Corp.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President, CEO, and Director
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