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P2 Gold Gabbs Column Leach Tests Achieve up to 89% Recovery of Gold

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- P2 Gold Inc. (“P2” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:PGLD) reports positive test results from the Phase Two metallurgical program for its gold-copper Gabbs Project located on the Walker-Lane Trend in west-central Nevada approximately 145 miles by paved road from Reno, Nevada.

The Company retained Kappes, Cassiday & Associates (“KCA”) in Reno, Nevada to carry out the Phase Two metallurgical program to determine the preferred extraction process for the Gabbs mineralization. Based on the results of the program, KCA is proposing that the oxide material be heap leached and gold recovered as a salable doré and cyanide soluble copper produced as a salable copper sulphide concentrate. Column test leach results ranged up to 89% for gold and 62% for copper. The average extraction for the three column tests was 82% for gold and 50% for copper. See detailed results in Table 1 below.

Table 1: Oxide samples, Column Test Leach Results









Gold Head

















High Grade Composite HPGR 6.4 1.32 0.43 150 89 % 62 %
Medium Grade Composite HPGR 5.7 0.62 0.28 141 74 % 56 %
Low Grade Composite HPGR 5.7 0.24 0.26 126 84 % 33 %
Average Recoveries 82 % 50 %

For the Gabbs Phase Two metallurgical program, the Company submitted high-grade, medium-grade and low-grade composites to KCA selected from ½ split core from the September 2021 Gabbs diamond drill program. In addition to the column test work, these samples were also used for HPGR crush tests, cement agglomeration, compaction tests and a series of bottle roll optimizations tests.

Quality Assurance

Ken McNaughton, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., Chief Exploration Officer, P2 Gold, is the Company Qualified Person, as defined by NI 43-101, responsible for the Gabbs Project. Mr. McNaughton has reviewed, verified and approved the technical information in this news release.

About P2 Gold Inc.

P2 is a mineral exploration and development company focused on advancing precious metals and copper discoveries and acquisitions in the western United States and British Columbia.

For further information, please contact:

Joseph Ovsenek

President & CEO

(778) 731-1055

P2 Gold Inc.

Suite 1100, 355 Burrard Street

Vancouver, BC

V6C 2G8

[email protected]

(SEDAR filings: P2 Gold Inc.)
Michelle Romero

Executive Vice President

(778) 731-1060

Neither the Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward Looking Information

This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws that is intended to be covered by the safe harbours created by those laws. “Forward-looking information” includes statements that use forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “potential” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology. Such forward-looking information includes, without limitation, information with respect to the Company’s expectations, strategies and plans for the Gabbs Project including the Company’s planned expenditures and exploration activities and the estimation of gold and copper recoveries.

Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and is based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management at the date the statements are made, including without limitation, that the Exchange will accept the Offering, the issuance of securities under the Offering will be approved, required fundraising will be completed, as well as the other assumptions disclosed in this news release. Furthermore, such forward-looking information involves a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including without limitation, failure to obtain Exchange acceptance of the Offering and/or the issuance of securities pursuant to the Offering, failure to raise sufficient funds on the proposed terms or at all, and risks associated with mineral exploration, including the risk that actual results and timing of exploration and development will be different from those expected by management. See “Risk Factors” in the Company’s annual information form dated March 31, 2022 filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com for a discussion of these risks.

The Company cautions that there can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.

Except as required by law, the Company does not assume any obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking information contained in this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

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