Kenadyr Mining Drilling Update: Completion of Drilling for 2017

New Section Completed at East Zone; Drilling to Recommence in January, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kenadyr Mining (Holdings) Corp. (TSX-V:KEN) (OTC-MKTS:KNDYF) (FRA:KM0) (the “Corporation” or “Kenadyr”) is pleased to announce that the company has completed the highly successful 2017 drill program at Borubai. A second section (Section EZ-2) has been completed at the East Zone which is approximately 25 meters west of Section EZ-1. These sections demonstrate good continuity of gold mineralization in this area and will provide clear guidance for the step out drilling to the east, in 2018.

Highlights of the 2017 drill program include:

SZ-1-17 (40 meters at 6.17 g/t Au)

EZ-1-17 (50 meters at 8.15 g/t Au)

EZ-10-17 (29 meters at 5.35 g/t Au)

Significant intersections from the 2017 drill program at the East and South Zones are listed below:

Hole Number From To Interval g/t Au
EZ-1 151 201 50 meters 8.15
including 161 179 18 meters 12.8
EZ-2 110 116 6 meters 1.13
EZ-2 132 136 4 meters 1.17
EZ-2 141 151 10 meters 1.03
EZ-2 194 200 6 meters 1.18
EZ-2 208 231 23 meters 2.19
including 213 229 16 meters 2.93
including 215 224 9 meters 3.55
EZ-3 190 250 60 meters 1.01
including 199 222 23 meters 1.23
including 199 202 3 meters 2.59
EZ-3 315 316 1 meter 2.27
EZ-4 180 209 29 meters 1.44
including 188 194 6 meters 2.01
EZ-4 237 239 2 meters 1.45
EZ-5 152 162 10 meters 1.02
including 156 160 4 meters 1.53
EZ-5 174 212 38 meters 1
EZ-6 178 197 21 meters 1.67
including 182 191 9 meters 2.52
EZ-6 208 234 26 meters 1.2
including 214 215 1 meter 2.04
including 226 227 1 meter 2.64
  229 233 4 meters 2.2
EZ-6 256 260 4 meters 1.56
EZ-7 190 202 12 meters 2.4
EZ-7 207 208 1 meter 2.48
EZ-7 216 227 11 meters 1.21
including 217 219 2 meters 3.4
EZ-8 146 208 62 meters 2.2
including 160 174 14 meters 3.15
including 166 168 2 meters 5.67
including 172 173 1 meter 5.42
including 186 204 18 meters 3.79
including 193 198 5 meters 10.41
EZ-8 212 222 10 meters 1.66
EZ-9 187 198 11 meters 2.56
including 187 195 8 meters 3.19
including 190 193 3 meters 6.2
EZ-10 162 191 29 meters 5.35
including 162 184 22 meters 6.62
including 177 184 7 meters 7.26
including 178 182 4 meters 10.54
EZ-11 171 176 5 meters 6.3
including 171 174 3 meters 8.7
EZ-11 178 193 15 meters 1.53
EZ-12 182 194 12 meters 1.05


Hole Number From To Interval g/t Au
SZ-1 638 678 40 meters 6.17
including 638 644 6 meters 12.58
including 650 654 4 meters 12.34
including 666 674 8 meters 9.27

Drill Hole Data for 2017 Program

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at

The Corporation is confident that these intersections are approximate “true widths”.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at

Kenadyr’s 2017 drilling program, designed to intersect the various areas surrounding the TBL Mining Lease which were previously drilled by the Soviet’s between 1970 and 1990, has been successful in demonstrating that significant mineralization continues both to the east and south of the Zijin-KyrgyzAltyn Mining Lease in close proximity to the TBL Mine. This drill program has intersected gold mineralization reported historically by the Soviets.

Dr. Alexander Becker, Kenadyr Chief Executive Officer, states, “Kenadyr’s 2017 drill program has demonstrated that the mineralization comprising the orebody found at the TBL Mine, operated by Zijin, continues strongly in two directions along strike onto Kenadyr’s Borubai License. This new section (EZ-2), in combination with section EZ-1, clearly demonstrates that the mineralization found at the East Zone is an en echelon body of mineralization separate from the TBL Deposit, and that this recently drilled zone can be considered a new discovery.”

Kenadyr's Borubai project comprises a 100-per-cent-owned exploration license covering a contiguous 164-square-kilometre land package that encircles the Zijin/KygysAltyn newly constructed and operational TBL mine, in northern Kyrgyz Republic.

Zijin, the majority owner of the TBL mine, is one of China's largest gold producers, second-largest copper and zinc producer, as well as a major producer of tungsten and iron ore (source: Zijin website). According to a news release published by Zijin on August 15, 2011, the table of Kyrgyz Republic stated that the TBL field contains (C1 plus C2) 8,906,100 tonnes of gold ore (the average grade is 7.23 grams per tonne). The TBL mine is designed to produce 125,000 ounces of gold per annum. The TBL mine deposit is directly adjacent to Kenadyr's initial drill targets, the South Zone and East Zone, which were previously drilled by the Soviets, with drilling on the Bourubai License exceeding 98,000 meters.

Readers are cautioned that the resource and reserve estimates relating to the TBL mine do not extend to the Borubai project. Kenadyr has not independently verified the information with respect to the TBL mine provided in this news release and it is not necessarily indicative of the mineralization on the Borubai project. Kenadyr is not aware of the resource and reserve categories, or the key assumptions, parameters and methods used to prepare the estimates on Zijin’s TBL mine. The estimates on the TBL mine are not current mineral resources or mineral reserves as defined in National Instrument 43-101. Kenadyr considers the estimates on the TBL mine disclosed in this news release to be relevant to investors for the purpose of understanding Kenadyr’s current drill program and exploration strategy.

Kenadyr's Borubai project, which surrounds the TBL mine, has been the subject of extensive historic exploration including drilling (98,200 metres in 184 diamond drill holes), trenching (13,800 cumulative metres), bulldozer cuts (33,400 cumulative metres), geologic mapping at 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 scales, ridge, spur and grid soil geochemistry for multi-elements (14,200 samples), rock geochemical sampling (2,320 samples), pan concentrate sampling (790 samples), 100 metres of adits, and 184 metres of underground raises. Additionally, the entire area has been subject to airborne magnetic, radiometric and gravity surveys, as well as ground-based resistivity and induced polarization surveys. Additional high grade gold targets exist throughout the Borubai license. The entire license has been subject to extensive geochemical and geophysical surveys, with follow up trenching and drilling on only a few of the identified anomalies.

Additional information in respect of the Corporation's business and the Borubai project is available in the Corporation's Annual Information Form dated April 28, 2017, available under the Corporation's profile on SEDAR.

Kenadyr has an expert team of mine developers with considerable local and regulatory knowledge, led by Chief Executive Officer Dr. Alex Becker, who has operated successfully in the country for much of the past 20 years. The board and management team includes; R. Stuart (Tookie) Angus (Chairman), Alexander Becker (Chief Executive Officer), Bryan Slusarchuk (President), Douglas J. Kirwin (Director), Brian Lueck (Director), Michael Velletta (Director) and Kevin Ma (Chief Financial Officer).

Brian Lueck, P. Geo, a director of Kenadyr and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information in this news release.

On behalf of Kenadyr Mining (Holdings) Corp.

“Alexander Becker”

Dr. Alexander Becker
Chief Executive Officer and Director

For more information, visit or contact Kevin Ma, CFO at or (604) 687-7130.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to the future operations of the Corporation and other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are often identified by terms such as "will", "may", "should", "anticipate", "expects" and similar expressions. All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding the future plans and objectives of the Corporation are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Corporation's expectations include the success for failure of the Corporation's proposed exploration activities on the Bourabi Project or its resource potential relative to the TBL Mine and other risks detailed from time to time in the filings made by the Corporation with securities regulations.

The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of any forward-looking information may prove to be incorrect. Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, as a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Corporation. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Corporation will update or revise publicly any of the included forward-looking statements as expressly required by Canadian securities law.

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