Arizona Gold drills 11.8 metres of 8.8 g/t gold at Copperstone, Arizona

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Arizona Gold Corp. [AZG-TSX] reported additional underground drilling results at its 100%-owned Copperstone gold project in Arizona.

Michael R. Smith, technical adviser, stated: “We are pleased to announce drill results from our current infill delineation core drilling program. The holes were drilled from underground to support and guide follow-up reverse circulation drilling on close-spaced centres, which will lead to final stope mine planning. The drill hole intervals realized with the core drilling encountered mineralization where modelled, while continuing to add further confidence in the current resource model.”

Drill hole AZG-21-P3B-04C returned 11.8 metres at 8.8 g/t gold, including 1.1 metres at 53.5 g/t gold. Hole AZG-21-P2B-02C returned 3.3 metres at 11.4 g/t gold, including 1.1 metres at 17.9 g/t gold. Hole AZG-21-P2G-07C returned 3.2 metres at 11.3 g/t gold, including 1.7 metres at 20.3 g/t gold.

The underground core hole infill delineation drilling of previously planned stopes has advanced with three holes in stope 3 (north end of C zone) and six in stope 2 (north end of D zone). It is planned to do limited infill core drilling in planned stopes, to support and guide follow-up reverse circulation drilling on close-spaced centers. Mineralization was intersected in the holes about where modelled, increasing confidence in the resource model.

Arizona Gold is an emerging American gold producer advancing the restart of production at its fully permitted, formerly producing Copperstone mine project. The Copperstone mine project demonstrates significant upside exploration potential that has yet to be drilled within a 50 km2 land package that includes past production of over 500,000 ounces of gold by way of an open-pit operation.

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