i-80 Gold Provides Update on Underground Development Program at McCoy-Cove
Reno, Nevada, July 21, 2022 – i-80 GOLD CORP. (TSX:IAU) (NYSE:IAUX) (“i-80”, or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on the underground, advanced-exploration, program at the Company’s 100%‑owned McCoy-Cove Property (“McCoy-Cove” or “the Property”).
The Cove Mine portal has been collared (see Figure 1 and 2) and more than 300 metres (1,000 feet) of the decline has now been constructed. The Phase 1 program, which is progressing according to plan, will include the construction of an initial level with multiple drill bays to provide access for upgrading resources. Approximately 40,000 metres of underground definition and expansion drilling is anticipated to commence in Q4-2022 followed by a Feasibility Study anticipated to be completed in 2023. The Cove Mine is one of four projects currently being advanced by i-80 and is expected to be a key component in the Company’s plans to restart the Lone Tree autoclave.
“The Cove deposit represents one of North America’s highest-grade, development-stage, gold deposits with grades in excess of 10 g/t Au”, stated Matt Gili, President & COO of i-80. “We are in the process of advancing three high-grade underground mining projects that will ultimately be processed at the Lone Tree Complex. Cove is expected to complement our Granite Creek project, that is expected to enter commercial production later this year and contribute to our plan to be the fastest growing gold producer in Nevada.”
Figure 1 & 2 – Cove Mine Portal
Table 1 – McCoy Cove Resource
The McCoy-Cove Property is strategically located approximately eighty-four kilometres south (by road) of the Company’s Lone Tree Complex and immediately south of Nevada Gold Mines’ Phoenix Mine within the Battle Mountain-Eureka Trend (see Figure 3). The Property is accessed via all-season road from Highway 55 in Nevada.
Figure 3 – McCoy-Cove Property Location
Tim George, PE, Mine Operations Manager, reviewed the technical and scientific information contained in this press release and is a Qualified Person within the meaning of NI 43-101.
About i-80 Gold Corp.
i-80 Gold Corp. is a well-financed, Nevada-focused, mining company with a goal of achieving mid-tier gold producer status through the development of multiple deposits within the Company’s advanced-stage property portfolio with processing at i-80’s centralized milling facility that includes an autoclave.
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