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NIGHTHAWK INTERSECTS 154.95 METRES of 1.36 GPT AU (UNCUT), INCLUDING 8.00 METRES OF 5.51 GPT AU AT COLOMAC

Toronto, Ontario, December 21, 2020 – Nighthawk Gold Corp. (“Nighthawk” or the “Company”) (TSX: NHK; OTCQX: MIMZF) is pleased to report assay results for four (4) drill holes (1,993metres) completed at Zones 2.0 and 2.5 of the Colomac Main Sill, part of the Colomac Gold Project (“Colomac”) centrally located within its Indin Lake Gold Property, Northwest Territories, Canada (Figure 1; Table 1).

Drilling was designed to continue testing the Colomac Main Sill below the current resource within the two zones (Figure 2), and to follow up on previous drilling which has resulted in the extension of broad uniform zones of mineralization to new depths.

Dr. Michael Byron, President and CEO commented, “Drilling at Zone 2.0 has continued to demonstrate its well-mineralized nature and consistent widening of the deposit to depth, with drilling at Zone 2.5 extending continuous mineralization to depth. Both areas remain largely untested.

Drilling success to-date has further strengthened resource expansion opportunities by confirming the presence of broad and extensive zones of mineralization that increase in true width to depth where it remains open in most dimensions.”

COLOMAC DRILLING HIGHLIGHTS:

Zone 2.0

  • Hole C20-10 returned 154.95 metres (60.00 metres true width) of 1.36 grams per tonne gold (“gpt” “Au”) with several internal higher-grade intercepts (Figure 3):
    • Upper intersection – 12.75 metres of 3.80 gpt Au, including 8.00 metres of 5.51 gpt Au, and including 3.70 metres of 9.35 gpt Au
    • Lower intersection – 52.80 metres of 1.54 gpt Au, including 12.50 metres of 3.02 gpt Au, and including 5.40 metres of 4.96 gpt Au
  • Hole C20-10B returned 135.00 metres (45.00 metres true width) of 1.50 gpt Au with several internal higher-grade intercepts:
    • Drilling intersected 210 metres of relatively continuous downhole mineralization, which corresponds to an 80-metre true width of the mineralized sill at 520 metres vertical depth.
    • Upper intersection – 34.00 metres of 2.30 gpt Au, including 5.50 metres of 4.50 gpt Au
    • Lower intersection – 17.50 metres of 2.25 gpt Au, including 10.30 metres of 2.46 gpt Au
  • Holes C20-10 and C20-10B have helped delineate uninterrupted mineralization from near surface to over 500 metres vertical depth where it remains open, effectively extending resource growth opportunities to depth beneath the historic main open pit at Zone 2.0 (Figure 2)

Zone 2.5

  • Hole C20-12 intersected 34.50 metres (11.00 metres true width) of 1.85 gpt Au, including 18.00 metres of 2.83 gpt Au, and including 6.00 metres of 4.88 gpt Au; tracking mineralization to 320 metres vertical depth where it remains open.

Note: All assays are uncut (see Table 1)

Of the twenty-nine (29) drillholes (16,421 metres) completed at Colomac in 2020, seventeen (17) drillholes for 9,703 metres have now been released.  Drilling results are also pending for fifteen holes (15) for 5,511 metres completed at the Treasure Island Gold Project, one of the Company’s high-grade, high-priority regional targets located 11km north northwest of Colomac.

 

Table 1. Colomac Drill Results – Summary Table (uncut)

Hole ID

Zone

Collar Orientations (degrees)

Intersection

(Metres)

Core Length

True Width

Gold Grade

Azimuth

Dip

From

To

(Metres)*

(Metres)

gpt

C20-10

2.0

280

-70

284.30

439.25

154.95

60.00

1.36

including

284.30

297.75

13.45

 

1.49

including

284.30

287.40

3.10

 

2.31

including

291.25

297.75

6.50

 

1.58

including

301.50

303.75

2.25

 

1.44

including

307.50

309.25

1.75

 

2.48

including

314.75

327.50

12.75

 

3.80

including

319.00

327.00

8.00

 

5.51

including

319.00

322.70

3.70

 

9.35

including

319.00

320.70

1.70

 

17.75

including

326.00

327.00

1.00

 

6.98

including

338.75

341.75

3.00

 

1.54

including

343.75

344.75

1.00

 

2.40

including

351.75

353.20

1.45

 

1.45

including

358.20

358.95

0.75

 

2.19

including

364.20

374.15

9.95

18.00

2.42

including

368.95

374.15

5.20

 

3.72

including

383.15

435.95

52.80

10.00

1.54

including

395.50

397.10

1.60

 

2.68

including

400.55

405.30

4.75

 

1.71

including

412.00

434.20

22.20

 

2.17

including

412.00

424.50

12.50

 

3.02

including

413.10

418.50

5.40

 

4.96

C20-10B

2.0

280

-75

325.45

326.20

0.75

 

0.69

 

331.80

333.80

2.00

 

0.42

 

340.20

475.20

135.00

45.00

1.50

including

340.20

429.85

89.65

 

1.74

including

341.40

375.40

34.00

11.00

2.30

including

341.40

349.60

8.20

 

2.48

including

347.60

349.60

2.00

 

5.91

including

358.35

375.40

17.05

 

2.85

including

358.35

363.85

5.50

 

4.50

including

371.50

375.40

3.90

 

3.23

including

386.80

404.10

17.30

5.00

2.25

including

386.80

390.80

4.00

 

3.04

including

393.80

404.10

10.30

 

2.46

including

407.00

416.15

9.15

 

1.91

including

410.65

416.15

5.50

 

2.46

including

434.70

436.70

2.00

 

2.05

including

447.70

463.30

15.60

 

1.72

including

451.75

459.00

7.25

 

2.17

including

451.75

454.50

2.75

 

3.38

 

479.40

484.60

5.20

 

1.56

including

482.85

483.85

1.00

 

6.52

C20-12

2.5

290

-75

271.00

272.00

1.00

 

0.37

 

278.00

312.50

34.50

11.00

1.85

including

278.00

304.00

26.00

 

2.21

including

278.00

296.00

18.00

5.00

2.83

including

278.00

284.00

6.00

 

4.88

including

278.00

281.75

3.75

 

6.93

including

292.25

296.00

3.75

 

4.13

including

310.50

312.50

2.00

 

2.87

including

310.50

311.50

1.00

 

5.18

 

317.25

322.50

5.25

 

0.93

including

321.00

322.50

1.50

 

1.73

 

330.00

334.00

4.00

 

2.57

 

370.00

370.50

0.50

 

4.99

C20-13

2.5

285

-75

275.00

286.00

11.00

 

1.28

including

278.75

285.25

6.50

 

1.89

including

280.75

284.00

3.25

 

3.18

including

280.75

281.75

1.00

 

6.95

 

288.25

289.75

1.50

 

0.34

 

292.00

292.75

0.75

 

2.68

 

297.25

299.50

2.25

 

0.33

 

301.00

321.50

20.50

9.00

0.47

including

301.50

305.50

4.00

 

0.80

* Lengths are reported as core lengths. True widths vary depending on drill hole dip.

Zone 2.0

Holes C20-10 and C20-10B were collared within the northern portion of Zone 2.0, to explore beneath the former producing pit, 40 metres south of a well-mineralized section drilled by holes C20-06 and C20-06B (see press release dated January 20, 2020), and below previously drilled hole C19-40 which traced extensive mineralization to 400 metres vertical depth (see press releases dated October 21, 2020 and November 26, 2020). Hole C20-10 tracked 40 metres below C19-40 and up plunge of the mineralization reported in the C20-06 series holes, intersecting strongly mineralized quartz diorite that returned 154.95 metres (60.00 metres true width) of 1.36 g/t gold, including an upper intercept of 12.75 metres of 3.80 gpt Au, including 8.00 metres of 5.51 gpt Au, and including 3.70 metres of 9.35 gpt Au; and a lower intercept of 52.80 metres of 1.54 gpt Au, including 12.50 metres of 3.02 gpt Au, and including 5.40 metres of 4.96 gpt Au (Figure 3).  Hole C20-10B tracked 70 metres below C20-10 and intersected 135.00 metres (45.00 metres true width) of 1.50 gpt Au with an upper intersection of 34.00 metres of 2.30 gpt Au, including 5.50 metres of 4.50 gpt Au; and a lower intersection of 17.50 metres of 2.25 gpt Au, including 10.30 metres of 2.46 gpt Au. Drilling on this section has extended continuous mineralization by an additional 70 metres to 470 metres vertical depth.

 

Zone 2.5

Holes C20-012 and C20-13 explored new areas to depth below the current resource at Zone 2.5 (Figures 1, 2).  Hole C20-12 was drilled in the southern part of the zone to explore a section to depth that was previously drilled by holes C19-28, 28B and 28C (see press release dated March 23, 2020), and to test the northern down plunge extension of mineralization intersected by the C19-28 series holes located 50 metres to the south (see press release dated July 31, 2019). Hole C20-12 successfully intersected the continuation of a broad mineralized domain and returned 34.50 metres of 1.85 gpt Au, including 18.00 metres of 2.83 gpt Au, and including 6.00 metres of 4.88 gpt Au (Figure 4). The hole effectively extended well-mineralized quartz diorite in this area of the sill well below the current resource to 320 metres vertical depth where it remains open.

 

Hole C20-13 was collared 300 metres north-northeast of hole C20-12 to trace shallow well-mineralization to depth previously intersected by holes C18-25, 25B, 25C (see press release dated November 19, 2018), and C19-45 (see press release dated March 23, 2020). Hole C19-13 intersected mineralization but not of the same scale as was encountered by the shallower holes drilled on the section.

Technical Information

Nighthawk has implemented a quality-control program to comply with best practices in the sampling and analysis of drill core.  Drill core samples were transported in security-sealed bags for analyses at ALS Global Assay Laboratory in Vancouver, BC ("ALS Global"). ALS Global is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory. Pulp and metallics assaying for gold was conducted on the entire pulverized sample.

As part of its QA/QC program, Nighthawk inserts external gold standards (low to high-grade) and blanks every 20 samples in addition to the standards, blanks, and pulp duplicates inserted by ALS Global.

 

About Nighthawk

Nighthawk is a Canadian-based gold exploration company with 100% ownership of a district-scale land position within the Indin Lake Greenstone Belt, located approximately 200 km north of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Nighthawk has advanced its flagship asset Colomac, outlining a robust project with current Indicated Resources of 25.89 Mt with an average grade of 2.01 gpt Au for 1.67 Moz of gold and Inferred Resources of 5.71 Mt with an average grade of 2.03 gpt Au for 0.37 Moz of gold, with the majority of ounces contained within an underground resource. Near-term resource expansion opportunities exist proximal to the current resources, and additional upside exists throughout the +7km strike length of the host quartz diorite with a substantial opportunity at depth where the true width is known to expand significantly across a 3.5km-long section. Within this largely underexplored Archean gold camp, the Company has identified a number of high-priority targets within large regional deformation zones that are pregnant with gold mineralization and are known to host significant deposits which warrant additional exploration and follow-up.

The Company has an experienced and dedicated team with a track record of successfully advancing projects and is well funded and supported to complete its goals and objectives.

Qualified Person

Technical information related to the 2020 Mineral Resource Estimate on the 100% owned Indin Lake Gold Property (the “2020 MRE”) was reviewed and approved by Marina Iund, M.Sc., P.Geo., Project Geologist and Carl Pelletier, P.Geo., Co-President Founder of InnovExplo, who are independent Qualified Persons as defined by NI 43-101, with the ability and authority to verify the authenticity and validity of this data. Please refer to the NI 43-101 technical report "NI 43-101 Technical Report and Mineral Resource Estimate for the Indin lake Gold Property, Northwest Territories, Canada", dated September 11, 2020, as filed under the company's profile on www.sedar.com.

Dr. Michael J. Byron, Ph.D., P.Geo., President & Chief Executive Officer of Nighthawk, who is the "Qualified Person" as defined by NI 43-101 for this project, has reviewed and approved of the technical disclosure contained in this news release.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

NIGHTHAWK GOLD CORP.
Tel: 1-647-794-4313; Email: info@nighthawkgold.com
Website: www.nighthawkgold.com

 

 

Dr. Michael Byron

President & CEO

Tel: 1-647-794-4359

Michael Leskovec

CFO

Tel: 1-647-794-4360

Suzette N Ramcharan

VP, Corporate Development

Tel: 1-647-794-4362

 

 

 

Neither the Toronto Stock Exchange has neither reviewed nor accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

 

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, information with respect to the Company’s continued exploration programs (including size and budget) and the ability to advance targets and the timing and results thereof; the 2020 MRE; and access to available capital to complete all work necessary to achieve the Company’s stated goals and objectives. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects", or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "does not anticipate", or "believes" or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might", or "will be taken", "occur", or "be achieved".

 

Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the information is made, and is based on a number of assumptions and is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Nighthawk to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including risks associated with the exploration, development and mining such as economic factors as they effect exploration, future commodity prices, changes in foreign exchange and interest rates, actual results of current exploration activities, government regulation, political or economic developments, environmental risks, permitting timelines, capital expenditures, operating or technical difficulties in connection with development activities, employee relations, the speculative nature of gold exploration and development, including the risks of diminishing quantities of grades of reserves, contests over title to properties, and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined as well as those risk factors discussed in Nighthawk’s annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2018, available on www.sedar.com.  Although Nighthawk has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Nighthawk does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.


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