Vancouver B.C., May 30, 2013: TNR Gold Corp. (the “Company” or “TNR”) has filed on SEDAR a Technical Report (effective date May 27, 2013) supporting the recently completed resource estimate on the Shotgun Gold project in Alaska. Nicholas Van Wyck, Ph.D. CPG of Sisyphus Consulting, an independent qualified person as defined by NI 43-101, is the primary author of the report with Allan Armitage, Ph.D., P.Geol of Geovector Management, also an independent qualified person, responsible for the resource calculation at Shotgun Ridge, an area of gold mineralization located within the Shotgun Gold project.
TNR reported via a news release dated April 22, 2013 an inferred mineral resource at Shotgun Ridge containing 20,734,313 tonnes with 1.06 grams per tonne (“g/t”) gold (“Au”) for a total of 705,960 ounces gold using a 0.5 g/t Au cut-off. The mineralization is clearly open at depth with some potential to extend laterally. The inferred mineral resource disclosed in the Technical Report is consistent with the disclosure of the inferred mineral resource announced in TNR’s April 22, 2013 news release.
The Company has identified unique geophysical anomalies in magnetics, resistivity and chargeability responses that coincide with the known mineralization and also occurs in areas adjacent to the known mineralization providing several targets for follow-up testing. The report recommends a budget for 8000 metres of drilling, upgraded logistics and camp facilities and additional airborne and ground geophysical surveys. Drilling would focus on testing the newly identified targets and the extents of the known mineralization laterally and at depth.
ABOUT THE SHOTGUN GOLD PROJECT
TNR holds a 100% interest in the Shotgun property located 190 kilometres south of the Donlin Gold Project deposits within the Kuskokwim Gold Belt in southwestern Alaska. This area is emerging as a world-class, multimillion ounce gold district. The Shotgun property includes a number of prospects, including Shotgun Ridge and nearby Winchester. Donlin Gold is an intrusion-associated system and represents one of the largest undeveloped gold deposits in the world. The Company believes that there are several key similarities between prospects on the Shotgun property and that of the Donlin Gold Project deposits as well as other important intrusion-associated deposits width wide.
TNR acquired 100% of the Shotgun Ridge prospect in 2010 following a 50/50 joint venture with Novagold Resources Inc. (“Novagold”). A total of 66 mining claims, each 160 acres, are located over and surrounding the Shotgun Ridge prospect for a total of 10,560 acres (4273.48 hectares).
Ground geophysical surveys conducted in 2011 and 2012 by TNR helped to identify structural controls on mineralization at Shotgun Ridge. Drill testing in 2012 confirmed the structural model of mineralization with two drill holes returning mineralized intervals in excess of 200 metres, SR12-56 returned 242 metres averaging 1.25 g/t gold and SR12-57 returned 209 metres averaging 1.02 g/t gold (news release dated 10 October 2012).
The Company is targeting a large tonnage low-grade porphyry system at Shotgun Ridge. Structural repeats, as interpreted from airborne magnetic data and ground geophysical surveys, provide TNR with encouraging targets for future drill testing.
ABOUT TNR GOLD CORP.
Over the past twenty-one years TNR, through its lead generator business model, has been successful in generating high quality exploration projects around the globe. With the Company’s expertise, resources and industry network, it is well positioned to aggressively identify, source, explore, partner and continue to expand its project portfolio.
TNR is also a major shareholder of International Lithium Corp. (TSX:ILC.V) (“ILC”), a company created by TNR to advance its internationally acquired lithium prospects. TNR currently holds about 25.5% of the outstanding shares of ILC.
At its core, TNR provides significant exposure to gold and copper through its holdings in Alaska and Argentina and is committed to continued generation of in-demand projects, while diversifying its markets and building shareholder value.
John Harrop, PGeo, FGS, and Vice President, Exploration of the Company is a “Qualified Person” as defined under NI 43-101 has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.
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