Harvest Gold Announces A 1.4 Km X 0.9 Km Open-ended Quartz-sericite-pyrite Alteration Zone; Rab Drilling Program Complete


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Vancouver, British Columbia – August 12, 2021 – Harvest Gold Corporation (“Harvest”, “Harvest Gold” or the “Company”) (TSXV: HVG) is pleased to provide an exploration update on its 100% owned Au-Cu Emerson Property (the “Emerson Property”) located in central BC The 56 km2 Emerson Property comprises 14 contiguous mineral claims located 15 km west of Houston, BC with a nearby railroad, high voltage powerline and gas pipeline.

Rick Mark, Harvest Gold President and CEO, states: “We have just received the second update on our Rotary Air Bast (“RAB”) drilling program at our Emerson Property from Equity Exploration Consultants Ltd. This second set of visual results has expanded our “zone of interest” significantly. My compliments to our entire Technical Team.”

Mr. Henry Awmack, Emerson Property co-vendor and member of Harvest Gold’s Geoscience Advisory Board, states: “I am most excited by the intensity of alteration and the presence of sulphide-bearing quartz chips within the increased, now 1.4 km x 0.9 km, open-ended quartz-sericite-pyrite alteration zone defined by the RAB drilling. These early RAB results have been extremely helpful.”


  • 17 of 17 planned RAB holes (273 m) completed, four days ahead of schedule.
  • Average hole depth of 15.1 m with average overburden thickness of 9.2 m.
  • All chip samples have been sent to ALS Geochemistry in Terrace, BC for assay. Sixty-seven bedrock chip samples will be described in detail after examination under a binocular microscope and analysis by short-wave infrared spectroscopy and portable XRF.
  • Twelve of the seventeen holes encountered quartz-sericite-pyrite (“QSP”) alteration in bedrock under shallow glacial till cover.
  • The strong QSP alteration obliterated the original rock texture. Field observations suggest the presence of altered feldspar porphyry (granodiorite), intermediate volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks.
  • RAB holes EMR21-001 to EMR21-007 define a NW-SE transect across the up to 1.4 km – long QSP-altered feldspar porphyry that likely intruded the pyrite bearing mud/sandstone (Figures 1 and 2 and Table 1).
  • All drill pads for Diamond Drilling and all access roads are completed. The drill pad locations are designed to provide maximum flexibility to effectively transect the Emerson target to the north and south. 
  • Ongoing brushing and clearing for the upcoming Induced Polarization (“IP”) geophysical survey continues with 75% (15.75 km) brushed to date. The 3D IP survey is scheduled to begin in mid-August.
  • Potential target areas identified by the January 2021 airborne magnetic survey and the new outcrops encountered in line brushing and road building will be subject to outcrop mapping and sampling program over the next 10 days.

Table 1: Hole locations and descriptions for RAB drill holes.
Note: All assay results are pending.

Figure 1: RAB Drill Hole Locations

Figure 2: Quartz-Sericite-Pyrite Alteration Zone

Qualified Person Statement

The disclosure of technical or scientific information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Warren Bates, P.Geo. Director of Property Investigations for Harvest Gold. Mr. Bates serves as a Qualified Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101.

About Harvest Gold Corporation

Harvest Gold is focused on the Interior Plateau of British Columbia exploring for near surface Gold deposits and Copper Gold Porphyry deposits. Harvest Gold’s board of directors, management team and technical advisors have collective geological and financing experience exceeding 400 years. 

Harvest Gold acknowledges that the Emerson and Goathorn Projects are situated in the traditional territory of the Wet’suet’en Nation while the Jacobite Project is situated in the traditional territory of the Lake Babine Nation. Harvest Gold is committed to developing positive and mutually beneficial relationships based on respect and transparency with local Indigenous communities.


Rick Mark,
President and CEO
Harvest Gold Corporation

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Rick Mark or Jan Urata

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A number of mineral resources or significant occurrences disclosed herein relate to nearby properties owned by other companies, and the data presented have been extracted from these companies’ press releases and websites. A Qualified Person has been unable to verify this information from the adjacent properties, and such results are not necessarily indicative of potential quantities or grades of mineralization on the Company’s properties. 

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