Contact Gold Hits 2.18 g/t Oxide Au over 28 Metres at the Green Springs Gold Project, Nevada

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - November 16, 2020) - Contact Gold Corp. (TSXV: C) (OTCQB: CGOL) (the "Company" or "Contact Gold") is pleased to report the results from the first 3 drill holes of the ongoing 2020 drill program at the Green Springs gold property ("Green Springs"). To date, 4,941 metres have been completed in 7 core holes and 27 RC drill holes. Results are pending for an additional 31 holes as of the date of this release. A further 2,400 metres of drilling are currently planned for the remainder of 2020 at Green Springs.

Echo Zone Drill Highlights:

  • 2.18 g/t oxide Au over 28.9m in hole GS20-02, 91% Cyanide recovery

    • Including 3.7 g/t Au over 15.2m

    • GS20-02 extends gold mineralization intercepted in GS19-09 eastward by 20m

  • 0.44 g/t oxide Au over 28.9m in hole GS20-03, 90% Cyanide recovery

    • GS20-03 extends the footprint of oxide gold mineralization at Echo Zone by 75m to the south

"We are excited to start this year's Green Springs program with continued drilling success intercepting oxide gold at the Echo Zone," stated Matt Lennox-King, CEO of Contact Gold. "The high grades and thick intervals from the first holes in this year's program present a compelling case for making new discoveries at Green Springs as we continue to expand this year's program to additional target areas. After an initial slow assay turn around, we anticipate having a steady flow of assay results from Green Springs through the end of Q4 and into Q1 2021."

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Echo Zone:

Echo is the highest-grade zone of gold mineralization encountered in drilling at Green Springs. This gold mineralization is hosted at the Chainman Shale - Joana Limestone contact, within highly altered shale and jasperoid. Mineralization at Echo remains open to the east and south, with individual assays from well oxidized material up to 21 g/t Au. Routine cyanide solubility assays along with initial bottle roll tests show excellent gold recoveries from cyanide assays (see April 21, 2020).

Echo Zone - 2020 Drill holes results:

Drill HoleZoneFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Grade Au g/tOxidation
GS20-01Echo35.0576.241.150.35Oxide (89% CN Recovery)

GS20-02Echo77.72106.6828.962.18Oxide (91% CN Recovery)
GS20-03Echo108.21137.1628.960.44Oxide (90 % CN Recovery)

137.16150.88No Sample Recovery

150.88155.454.570.31Hole terminated due to poor recoveries


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Echo Zone Simplified Cross Section Looking West

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Summary of 2020 Drill holes to date:

ZoneDrill HoleTotal
EchoGS20-01131.011/16/2020Testing the north extension of gold mineralization within Chainman (Mc) Limestone and Joana Limestone (Mj) collapse breccia
EchoGS20-02156.911/16/2020Successfully tested the eastern extension of gold mineralization intersected in 2019 at the Mc/Mj contact
EchoGS20-03155.411/16/2020Tested and successfully extended gold mineralization south 75m from 2019 holes
ZuluGS20-04158.5PendingTesting CSAMT anomaly south of the gold mineralization at the Echo Zone
ZuluGS20-05172.2PendingTesting CSAMT anomaly south of the gold mineralization at the Echo Zone
ZuluGS20-06170.7PendingTesting CSAMT anomaly south of the gold mineralization at the Echo Zone
CharlieGS20-07182.9PendingTesting the extension of a NW fault that controls mineralization exposed in the Charlie Pit, and offsetting a 2015 hole that intersected gold mineralization at the Pilot Shale/Guilmette limestone (Mp/Dg) contact
CharlieGS20-08207.3PendingTesting the extension of a NW fault that controls mineralization exposed in the Charlie Pit, and offsetting a 2015 hole that intersected gold mineralization at the Pilot Shale/Guilmette limestone (Mp/Dg) contact
EchoGSC20-01 210.8PendingFirst core hole ever completed on the project testing for mineralization at the Mp/Dg target beneath Mc/Mj hosted gold mineralization
BravoGSC20-02 125.7PendingCore hole into previously identified gold mineralization
EchoGSC20-03213.2PendingTesting for a gold mineralization at the Mp/Dg target beneath Mc/Mj hosted gold mineralization
GolfGS20-09166.1PendingTesting for a gold mineralization at the Mp/Dg target beneath Mc/Mj hosted gold mineralization
GolfGS20-10192.0PendingTesting for a gold mineralization at the Mp/Dg target beneath Mc/Mj hosted gold mineralization
AlphaGSC20-04146.3PendingCore hole through Alpha Zone gold mineralization
GolfGS20-11172.2PendingOffsetting previously drilled mineralization
GolfGS20-12236.2PendingStep out east of 2018 discovery holes, continued to depth to test Mp/Dg target horizon
GolfGS20-1347.2PendingStep out east of 2018 discovery holes
EchoGS20-14138.7PendingNorth offset of GS20-01, testing Pilot Shale at depth
CharlieGSC20-05118.2PendingCore confirmation hole, testing Pilot Shale at depth
DeltaGS20-15190.5PendingStep out north of the pit, testing Pilot Shale at depth
DeltaGS20-16121.9PendingStep out from GS20-15
DeltaGS20-17121.9PendingAngled hole from same pad as GS20-16, testing Chainman Shale for gold mineralization outside of past producing pit
BravoGS20-1860.9PendingStep out 250m north of Bravo Zone
BravoGS20-1960.9PendingSame pad as GS20-18
BravoGS20-2060.9PendingSame pad as GS20-18
CharlieGSC20-06121.9PendingConfirmation core hole
AlphaGS20-21138.7PendingOffsetting 2019 mineralization
AlphaGS20-22121.9PendingOffsetting 2019 mineralization
AlphaGS20-2391.46PendingOffsetting 2019 mineralization
AlphaGS20-24121.9PendingOffsetting 2019 mineralization
BravoGS20-25121.9PendingOffset of historical gold mineralization
BravoGS20-26166.1PendingDeep test
BravoGS20-27n/aDrillingOffset of historical gold mineralization
AlphaGSC20-07n/aDrillingConfirmation core hole


About the Green Springs Project:

Green Springs is located near the southern end of the Cortez Trend of Carlin-type gold deposits in White Pine County, Nevada, adjacent to Fiore Gold's Pan Mine and Gold Rock Project and Waterton's Mount Hamilton deposit. The Green Springs property is 18.5 km2 encompassing 3 shallow past producing open pits and numerous targets that were not mined. Contact Gold's 2020 drill program stared at the Echo Zone and has progressed through the Zulu, Charlie, Alpha, Bravo and Golf Zones.

Contact Gold signed a purchase option agreement with Ely Gold Royalties ("Ely Gold") to acquire an undivided 100% interest in Green Springs in July 2019. Green Springs is an early stage exploration property and does not contain any mineral resource estimates as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101"). There has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource estimate at Green Springs. Additional information about Green Springs is summarized in the NI 43-101 Technical Report entitled "NI 43-101 Technical Report for the Green Springs Project, White Pine County, Nevada, USA" prepared for Contact Gold, with an effective date of June 12, 2020, and dated August 5, 2020, as prepared by John J. Read, C.P.G; an independent consultant and qualified person under NI 43-101, and can be viewed under Contact Gold's issuer profile on SEDAR at

The scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Vance Spalding, CPG, VP Exploration, Contact Gold, who is a "qualified person" within the meaning of NI 43-101. Drill intercepts were calculated using a minimum thickness of 3.05 metres averaging 0.14 ppm gold and allowing inclusion of up to 4.57 metres of material averaging less than 0.14 ppm gold for low grade intervals and higher grade intervals were calculated using a minimum thickness of 3.05 metres averaging 1.00 ppm gold and allowing inclusion of up to 4.57 metres of assays averaging less than 1.00 ppm gold. Gravimetric assays are used for all Fire Assays above 4.00 ppm gold. Cyanide solubility assays are completed on all Fire Assays greater than 0.1 g/t.True width of drilled mineralization is unknown, but owing to the apparent flat lying nature of mineralization, is estimated to generally be at least 70% of drilled thickness. The composited grades for comparison to the Bottle Roll assays are weighted averages of the amount of pulp used from individual 5 foot assays. Quality Assurance / Quality Control consists of regular insertion of certified reference standards, blanks, and duplicates. All failures are followed up and resolved whenever possible with additional investigation whenever such an event occurs. All assays are completed at Paragon; an ISO 17025:2005 accredited lab. Check assays are completed at a second, reputable assay lab after the program is complete.

About Contact Gold Corp.

Contact Gold is an exploration company focused on making district scale gold discoveries in Nevada. Contact Gold's extensive land holdings are on the prolific Carlin and Cortez gold trends which host numerous gold deposits and mines. Contact Gold's land position comprises approximately 140 km2 of target rich mineral tenure hosting numerous known gold occurrences, ranging from early- to advanced-exploration and resource definition stage.

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