KORE Mining Takes Dominant Position in Cariboo Gold District
PR Newswire•July 30, 2020
Increasing Claims by 330% to 1,000 Square Kilometres
VANCOUVER, BC, July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - KORE Mining Ltd. (TSXV: KORE) (OTCQB: KOREF) ("KORE" or the "Company") announces that the Company has increased its land holding in the Cariboo Gold District ("District") of British Columbia by 330%. KORE is now the dominant land holder of the southern half of the District with Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd's (TSX:OR) Barkerville / Cariboo Gold Project controlling the north.
Consolidated 1,000 square kilometer land position in southern Cariboo Gold District
KORE's claims host 110 km of the Eureka thrust structural trend ("Trend")
Trend highly prospective for orogenic gold deposits
Prolific mining region with multiple current and past operating mines
100% KORE owned
KORE CEO Scott Trebilcock commented, "It is a rare occurrence when a company controls a dominant position in a gold District, particularly in a safe and stable jurisdiction. KORE now has two, 100% owned, District scale projects: Imperial in California and the southern Cariboo Gold District. With the great results we are seeing in our FG Gold Project drilling, and the success of Osisko to the north, the Cariboo is once again on the radar for gold exploration."
Figure 1 shows KORE's land position in the District. KORE staked 36 claims for 71,034 hectares and acquired an additional 21 claims for a total of 5,571 hectares of new claims. KORE previously controlled claims in the District at the FG Gold Project and Gold Creek Project. In total, KORE now controls 99,990 hectares or 1,000 square kilometers.
The Cariboo Gold District is a prolific gold region. The District was host to the Cariboo gold rush in the late 1800's, followed by a long history of modern gold mining. The Cariboo region is accessible with local power, well developed road network and skilled local labour.
KORE already has already identified multiple projects in the District with much of the area under-explored and wide open for additional discoveries. District projects include KORE's FG Gold, Gold Creek, Hen, Tep, Forks, Jamboree, and McKee which are also located on Figure 2.
KORE is currently drilling the FG Gold Project, with 1,577m completed in March and April 2020 and over 1,700m completed since the end of June 2020. Of the current 5,000m drill program, four holes have been completed to date, averaging over 400m each and all drilled up to 200m downdip from previous drilling and covering a strike length of over 500m.
KORE is 100% owner of a portfolio of advanced gold exploration and development assets in California and British Columbia. KORE is supported by strategic investors Eric Sprott and Macquarie Bank; and insiders, together with the management and Board, own approximately 64% of the basic shares outstanding.
On behalf of KORE Mining Ltd
Chief Executive Officer
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