May. 28, 2024

Vancouver, B.C. May 28, 2024 – Walker River Resources Corp. (“Walker” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: WRR) is pleased to announce that reverse circulation (“RC”) drilling is scheduled to re-start in early June at the Lapon Gold Project, located in Mineral County, Nevada, 60 km SE of Yerington, NV.

Initial drilling will begin at the Lapon Canyon portion of the Lapon Gold Project. Walker River has completed considerable exploration work to date, with numerous drill hole intercepts that have indicated significant gold mineralization. The drill programs at Lapon Canyon will consist of definition and systematic drilling on section for geological modelling purposes, exploration drilling to discover new gold mineralization, extension of known gold mineralization, in several directions, including at depth.

Drilling at Lapon Canyon’s Hotspot Zone will be carried out if different directions (azimuth) from the same drill pad. Allowing Walker to carry out systematic drilling on section with pads placed at every 30 meters or so, with up to five holes per pad. Additional drill access road and pad construction has been completed for this current and future drill programs. The mineralization is not visible at surface, as it is overlain by approximately 3 meters of loose colluvium, making drill road access and pad construction quicker at less cost.

The results from the 2024 drill programs and subsequent data compilation will enable the completion of an initial NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource on the Project.

Finally, Walker also announces it has signed through its wholly owned subsidiary, Walker River Resources, LLC, a binding Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Nevada Canyon, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nevada Canyon Gold Corp. (“Nevada Canyon”), to sell a 2.0 per-cent net smelter returns royalty (NSR) on the Lapon Canyon Project, located in Mineral County, Nevada.

Nevada Canyon will acquire the 2.0 per-cent NSR on the Lapon Canyon Project for total consideration of USD $300,000 cash. Walker River owns a 100% undivided interest in the Lapon Canyon Project, consisting of ninety-six (96) unpatented lode mining claims identified as the Sleeper and Lapon Rose claim groups situated in Mineral County, Nevada, within the northern portion of the Walker Lane gold trend.

About the Lapon Gold Project

The Lapon Gold Project consists of 147 claims (2940 acres) situated in the Wassuk Range, within the Walker Lane shear zone, a 100 km wide structural corridor extending in a southeast direction from Reno, Nevada. The Project is easily accessible by secondary state roads from the main highway (25 kilometres), and is located approximately 60 kilometres southeast of Yerington, Nevada. A state power grid transmission line passes within three kilometres of the Project.

The Lapon Gold Project includes Lapon Canyon, the Pikes Peak claims located 4 kilometres to the north, and the Rattlesnake and Range Front claims 3 kilometres to the west and over 600 meters lower than the present drilling at Lapon Canyon. The Rattlesnake, Range Front, and Pikers Peak claims cover over 8 km of possible extensions of the range front zones to the west, north, and south of Lapon Canyon, adding several additional drill target areas to the project. Rattlesnake and Pikes Peak contain numerous historical mining and milling areas that consist of adits at different levels, shafts and underground workings, and a network of existing roads providing access throughout.  Little or no exploration work has been carried out on these claims prior to Walkers arrival. It is notable that the Rattlesnake area and adits are on strike with the Lapon Canyon discoveries located 3 km on strike and 600 meters above.

Lapon Canyon hosts historical high grade gold mining with approximately 2000 feet of undergoing workings in three adits. Historical underground work returned numerous assay values in the one ounce per ton range, with a sample at the end of the A adit returning 20.6 ounces per ton Au. (NI 43-101, Montgomery and Barr, 2004).


Michel David, CEO & Director
Tel: 819 874-0030

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