KELOWNA, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kiboko Gold Inc. (TSXV: KIB) (“Kiboko” or the “Company”) reports that resource evaluation from its Phase 1 exploration program for its Harricana Gold Project, located 55 kilometres (“km”) north of Val-d’Or, Québec, is nearing completion. The Company is actively working with the independent Qualified Person (“QP”) to complete the process required for reporting a mineral resource, which is expected to be completed in the first half of October.
Kiboko’s President and CEO, Jeremy Link, commented, "The anticipated maiden mineral resource will be a significant milestone for Kiboko. While we had previously anticipated reporting the results this month, delays have extended the time to complete the review process. As we work closely with the independent QP, Kiboko has embarked on the detailed planning for our next drill program. We look forward to sharing the results of the maiden mineral resource in just a few weeks."
The evaluation process is based upon a comprehensive dataset totaling more than 85,000 m, including 70 holes (totaling 11,269 m) drilled by Kiboko between September 2022 and April 2023. The resource evaluation process has been integral to the updating of our geological models, improving our understanding of the geological framework, and replacing our exploration model with a grade-tonnage model.
About the Harricana Gold Project
Kiboko’s Harricana Gold Project is a consolidated 100+ km2 prospective mineral claim package that is located 55 km north of Val-d’Or, Québec, in the world-renowned Abitibi greenstone belt. Historical records compiled and digitized by Kiboko into a new geospatial dataset include data from 937 historical diamond drillholes totalling 139,397 m and 70 drillholes totalling 11,269 m drilled by Kiboko between September 2022 and April 2023, for a grand total of more than 1,000 holes totalling more than 150,000 m of drilling.
The Harricana Project benefits from an exceptional location, close to operating mines, with excellent access and proximity to existing infrastructure, including a major highway, rail, and clean, low-cost, renewable hydroelectric grid power. The Harricana Project also benefits from low royalty coverage with the most significant royalty being a 2% NSR production royalty held by Globex Mining Enterprises Inc. on 195 claims covering an area of 85 km2, which includes the areas drilled in the Company’s Phase 1 drill program.
Mr. Ivor W.O. Jones, B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc., FAusIMM, P. Geo., (OGQ Special Authorization Permit 74658), Kiboko’s Vice-President, Technical Services & Project Evaluation, has reviewed and approved the pertinent technical or scientific information contained in this news release. Mr. Jones is the Company’s designated “Qualified Person” as defined by Canadian Securities Administrators within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”).
About Kiboko Gold Inc.
Kiboko is a Canadian-based exploration company focussed on advancing its 100+ km2 Harricana Gold Project, located 55 km north of Val-d’Or, Québec, within the world-renowned southern Abitibi gold belt. Kiboko’s shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “KIB”.
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Forward Looking Statements
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Forward looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, the Company’s objectives, goals or future plans, statements, exploration results, assay results, re-assay results, potential mineralization, the interpretation of drilling and assay results, the results of the drilling program and other analytical test work, mineralization and the discovery of zones of high-grade or moderate-grade mineralization, verification of historical drilling results; the Company’s cost estimates and plans to execute and complete its Phase 1 exploration program including the completion of a maiden mineral resource; future exploration and mine development plans; future news releases by the Company, and the funding of the exploration program, and the timing of the commencement of operations and estimates of market conditions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to failure to identify mineral resources, the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results, delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals, political risks, inability to fulfill the duty to accommodate First Nations and other Indigenous peoples, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, changes in equity markets, inflation, scarcity and cost of skilled and unskilled labour, changes in exchange rates, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects, capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates and the other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry, an inability to predict and counteract the effects of COVID-19 on the business of the Company, including but not limited to the effects of COVID-19 on the price of commodities, capital market conditions, restriction on labour and travel and supply chains, and those risks set out in the Company’s public documents filed on SEDAR. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law.