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Comstock Announces Dayton Mineral Resource Report Significantly Expands Gold and Silver Resources

Comstock Mining Inc.
Comstock Mining Inc.

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev., Dec. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comstock Inc. (NYSE: LODE) (“Comstock” or the “Company”) today announced the publication of the initial technical report for the Company’s Dayton Consolidated Project. Behre Dolbear authored the independent, initial assessment of the Dayton Consolidated Project mineral resources, as of November 1, 2022, compliant with current SEC S-K 1300 guidelines. The full report is available on the Company’s website, at www.comstock.inc/investors.

The estimated mineral resource is constrained within an open pit economic shell based on a gold price of $1,800 per ounce and reported at a cutoff grade of 0.007 ounce gold per ton. The estimate includes Measured and Indicated resources containing 293,000 ounces of gold and 2,120,000 ounces of silver, plus an additional Inferred resource containing 90,000 ounces of gold and 480,000 ounces of silver.

Dayton Estimated In-Situ Mineral Resources as of November 1, 2022(0.007 opt Au cut-off)

 

Tons

Au

(opt)

Ag

(opt)

Contained1

Au

(oz)

Ag

(oz)

Measured

2,650,000

0.030

0.252

80,000

670,000

Indicated

7,620,000

0.028

0.190

213,000

1,450,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Measured and Indicated

10,270,000

0.029

0.206

293,000

2,120,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inferred

3,740,000

0.024

0.129

90,000

480,000

1Slight differences may occur due to rounding

The Dayton resource is located approximately one mile south of the Company’s Lucerne mining area, along State Route 342 and State Route 341. It includes the historic Dayton, Alhambra, Metropolitan, and Kossuth mines. Additional Comstock exploration areas located northwest, southwest, and south of the Dayton Project include Oest, Amazon Extension of Oest, and Spring Valley, respectively.

The Dayton project has long been known for high grade assays, with gold assays as high as 2.95 ounces per ton, and silver assays as high as 6.68 ounces per ton. Drilling by Comstock has also encountered significant thicknesses of mineralization, including 135 feet averaging 0.218 ounces per ton Au and 0.685 ounces per ton Ag (hole D11-21), 145 feet averaging 0.056 ounces per ton Au and 0.352 ounces per ton Ag (hole D11-33), 50 feet averaging 0.030 ounces per ton Au and 1.072 ounces per ton Ag (hole D94-17), 295 feet averaging 0.027 ounces per ton Au and 0.087 ounces per ton Ag (hole D10-01), and 235 feet averaging 0.031 ounces per ton Au and 0.102 ounces per ton Ag (hole SV12-05).

The report reflects a newly developed geologic model based on highly detailed and methodical identification and correlation of structural and lithological controls for mineralization.

Behre Dolbear’s conclusions include,

  • The Dayton Project represents an early stage but well-explored, epithermal, precious metal deposit within an historic world-class mining district.

  • The geology of the project area, particularly in the Dayton resource area, is well described and understood through vigorous surface and underground mapping and drill hole logging.

  • Based upon drilling, continuity of the mineralized zone appears to be good.

  • The QP opines that potentially higher-grade mineralization may exist in previously un-drilled areas in the Dayton resource where northeast striking faults intersect.

  • The deposit is hosted in structurally prepared rocks within the southerly striking east dipping Silver City fault zone extension. Grades and extent of mineralization are enhanced where this fault zone is intersected by north-south, northwest, and northeast striking faults and in particular where N50°E faults intersect N75°E faults.

  • At Spring Valley, high-grade or bonanza-style mineralization may be present as much of the area is covered by post-mineral gravel and historic mining is minimal.

“These results confirm the quality and growth potential of our Dayton resource,” stated Corrado De Gasperis, Comstock’s Executive Chairman and CEO. “When combined with the results of the recent technical report published on our Lucerne resource, Comstock controls significant, district-wide mineral resources with outstanding potential for further gold and silver mineral resource growth.”

Comstock plans to develop the Dayton resource systemically, through the deployment of more advanced mineral discovery technologies and a series of phased drilling programs and engineering studies. A first phase of drilling, recommended by Behre Dolbear, includes 70 RC holes totaling 31,500 feet that will, among other objectives, test for high grade mineralization and step out exploration into Spring Valley.

About Behre Dolbear
Behre Dolbear is a one of the oldest mineral industry advisory firms in the world, continuously operating since 1911. Behre Dolbear authored the Technical Report Summary, Dayton Consolidated Project, Lyon County, Nevada as an independent third-party, following the United States Security and Exchange Commission’s mining rules under subpart 1300 of Regulation S-K.

About Comstock
Comstock (NYSE: LODE) innovates technologies that contribute to global decarbonization and circularity by efficiently converting under-utilized natural resources into renewable fuels and electrification products that contribute to balancing global uses and emissions of carbon. The Company intends to achieve exponential growth and extraordinary financial, natural, and social gains by building, owning, and operating a fleet of advanced carbon neutral extraction and refining facilities, by selling an array of complementary process solutions and related services, and by licensing selected technologies to qualified strategic partners. To learn more, please visit www.comstock.inc.

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Contact information:

Comstock Inc.
P.O. Box 1118
Virginia City, NV 89440
www.comstock.inc

Corrado De Gasperis
Executive Chairman & CEO
Tel (775) 847-4755
degasperis@comstockinc.com

Zach Spencer
Director of External Relations
Tel (775) 847-5272 Ext.151
questions@comstockinc.com