North Bay Resources Inc. (OTCQB: NBRI) ("North Bay" or the "Company") reports that our 2014 underground drilling program at the Ruby Mine in Sierra County, California, has concluded, and the discovery of the new South Terrace has been confirmed.
Over the course of the month-long program, twenty two vertical rotary-percussion drill holes were completed, for a total footage of 2,430 feet. The shortest hole was 68 feet and the longest 140 feet. The majority of holes terminated in volcanic tuff that was deposited directly on basement rocks. Three holes successfully penetrated Eocene-age, white gravel river deposits that are associated with placer gold elsewhere on the property.
The three successful drill holes penetrated gravels located immediately south and within a hundred feet of the White Channel gravels presently being mined through the White Channel crosscut. The elevation of the basement upon which the gravels rest is approximately 25 feet higher than the White Channel gravels, indicating they are located on a previously unknown terrace that appears to wrap around the south and east rim of the White Channel. Examination of the map of the mine workings from the 1880's shows that terrace deposits at the same elevation were mined on the north side of the channel, about 500 feet distant from the current drill holes. The terrace deposits gravels were deposited at the same time early in the geological history of the Deep Rock Creek Channel, before the river level dropped and a deeper channel was developed. The fact that the terrace gravels on the north side of the channel were productive strongly suggests that the gravels on the newly discovered South Terrace will be gold-bearing.
The South Terrace is confirmed to be a new discovery, and as such was never previously explored. Thus it is inaccessible until a new raise is driven directly above the Ruby Adit at the drill hole location that penetrated the gravels at the lowest point. Construction of the South Terrace raise is scheduled to begin tomorrow, July 18, 2014. The raise will be approximately 61 feet high above track level and is designed to test the terrace deposits on the floor of the terrace where gravels can be expected to be coarsest.
Mr. C. Gary Clifton, P.Geo., is the Company's independent consulting geologist for the Ruby Gold Project. Mr. Clifton is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, and has reviewed this press release for technical accuracy.
About The Ruby Gold Project
The Ruby Mine, a/k/a the Ruby Gold Project, is a fully-permitted underground placer and lode mine located near Downieville in Sierra County, California that is known to have produced over 350,000 ounces of gold since the 1850's, and which is considered to be part of the northern extension of the historic Mother Lode system. The Ruby Property covers approximately 2,312 contiguous acres, only a small portion of which has been explored to date. The property consists of the subsurface mineral rights of two patented claims totaling approximately 435 acres and 59 unpatented claims containing approximately 1,877 acres. The equipment, fixed assets, and infrastructure in place include a 1,000 yard per day placer wash plant, 50-ton per day quartz mill, 6,000 feet of tracked haulage, and related support equipment needed for underground mining operations. The property also features an excellent system of roads, is accessible via paved highway from Reno or Sacramento, has abundant water and timber available for mining purposes, and has PG&E power available on-site. For further information on the Ruby Mine, please visit the Ruby page on the North Bay website at http://www.northbayresources.com/ruby/.
About North Bay Resources Inc.
North Bay Resources Inc. (OTCQB: NBRI) is a fully-reporting junior mining company with current operations in the US and Canada.
In the US, the Company's subsidiary, Ruby Gold, Inc., owns and operates the Ruby Mine in Sierra County, California. The Ruby Mine is a fully-permitted underground placer and lode mine located in the northern extension of the historic Mother Lode system. The Ruby is known to have produced over 350,000 ounces of gold since the 1850's, including some of the most spectacular gold nuggets on record. The Ruby Property covers approximately 2,312 acres, only a small portion of which has been explored to date.
In British Columbia, the Company holds 100% ownership of a multitude of significant mining properties. These include two gold-platinum placers, the Fraser River Project and the Monte Cristo, and lode projects such as the advanced-stage Mount Washington Project on Vancouver Island, the Brett West/Bouleau Creek Gold project near Vernon BC, the Coronation Gold project in the historic Slocan Mining district, and the Tulameen Platinum Project near Princeton, BC. In addition to its many precious metal projects, the Company also owns additional prospective projects that host strategic mineral resources such as Vanadium, Crystalline Flake Graphite, Olivine, and Rare Earth Elements (REE).
The Company's mission is to build a portfolio of viable mining prospects throughout the world and developing them through subsidiaries and JV partners to their full economic potential. North Bay's business plan is based on the Generative Business Model, which is designed to leverage its properties into near-term revenue streams even during the earliest stages of exploration and development. This provides shareholders with multiple opportunities to profit from discoveries while preserving capital and minimizing the risk involved in exploration and development.
Additional information on the Company's many properties and ongoing projects is available at the Company website at http://www.northbayresources.com.
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