Vancouver, British Columbia – (February 16, 2021) – Rover Metals Corp. (TSXV: ROVR) (OTCQB: ROVMF) (FSE: 4XO) (“Rover” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has obtained an amendment to its exploration land use permit at its Cabin Lake Gold Property to allow for winter road access (the “Cabin Lake Access Road”). The amendment allows for winter road access off of Highway NT3, at the town of Behchoko, NT, directly to site. The First Nations Tlicho Government, in additional to the territorial government and regulatory water board, were all approving parties to the permit amendment and access agreement. Use of the Cabin Lake Access Road will extend to July 19, 2023 (extendable for an additional two years thereafter) and will materially decrease the Company’s winter exploration costs (see below). Upon receipt of the good news, the Company has now made plans to immediately mobilize its winter exploration equipment to Cabin Lake, and it anticipates commencing exploration drilling in early March (see below).
Judson Culter, CEO at Rover, states “the Cabin Lake Access Road is a huge win and a stepping-stone for the Company and its stakeholders. The access road will reduce the Company’s all-in diamond drilling costs by approximately 35% moving forward, and allows it to maximize stakeholder value. The access road also opens the door to other future opportunities such as potential access to mills and mining operations in the area. Cabin Lake is situated 120km from the city of Yellowknife.”
Winter Exploration Plans for Cabin Lake Gold Property
On September 8, 2020, Rover kicked-off its first exploration drilling program the Cabin Lake Gold Property. The exploration program included both confirmation and expansion drilling of historical high grade gold drill intercepts in the Bugow “Cabin Lake Gold Zone.” Rover’s expansion drilling included the discovery of what it believes to be a primary gold bearing ore shoot at the Cabin Lake Gold Zone (see Figure 1 below). As released on November 24, 2020, drill hole CL-20-08 intersected 32 meters of continuous gold averaging 13.6 grams per ton Au. The significance of hole CL-20-08 is that economic gold grades start at just 17.5 meters from surface, and the hole has identified a northwest trend and a plunge at depth, of the gold mineralization in the ore shoot zone. Hole CL-20-08 also intersected and confirmed historic holes DDH86-12 (15.77 g/t Au over 8.02m) and DDH86-28 (11.74 g/t Au over 16.0m). Rover believes the ore shoot is open at depth and along strike.
Figure 1 – Drill Plan View Featuring Ore Shoot
Rover’s September 2020 drill program was the initial step towards confirming and expanding the historic 100,000 tons at 0.30 Oz/ton Au* Bugow historic resource estimate towards a NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate. Historic drill intersects reported in the Bugow Cabin Lake Gold Zone also include reported holes DDH 86-13 of 14.23 g/t Au over 6.1m; and DDH 86-10 with 10.84 g/t Au over 10.0m.
Starting in March 2021, the Company plans to drill the Cabin Lake Gold Zone ore shoot at depth, as well as several other brownfields targets that exist along the Bugow Iron Formation (for example, the Andrew North Zone, the Andrew South Zone, and the Beaver Zone – all part of the Cabin Lake Property). The Company currently has identified at least 12 targets as potential new ore shoot discoveries on the property. This is an initial release. More details in terms of exact start date, planned meterage and drilling budget will be released in the coming weeks.
(*) As per Section 2.4 of NI 43-101, Aber Resources Ltd. reported a mineral inventory (that does not compare to the current CIM Definitions Standards mineral resource categories) of 100,000 tons at 0.30 ounces per ton gold at the Cabin Lake Gold zone on the north limb of the folded Bugow Iron Formation in their 1986 and 1987 annual reports. The parameters used for the resource calculation are unknown. These results are relevant as to delineate a larger zone of gold mineralization at the Cabin Lake Gold Zone, but further drilling is needed to bring that up to CIM Definition Standards. The reader is cautioned that a Qualified Person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimates as current mineral resources and Rover Metals is not treating the historical estimates as current mineral resources. Technical information in this news release has been approved by Raul Sanabria, M.Sc., P.Geo., Technical Advisor and shareholder of Rover Metals Corp. and a Qualified Person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101.
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