Gold Standard Takes Steps to Increase Drill Productivity at Carlin Railroad Project and Expands Land Holdings

Gold Standard Ventures Corp. (TSX-V: GV and OTCQX: GDVXF)  reported today that the first two months of drilling at its 25 square mile flagship Railroad Project on the prolific Nevada Carlin Trend has progressed far more slowly than originally planned but remedial action by management is gradually increasing productivity to acceptable levels.

Gold Standard Exploration Vice President Dave Mathewson noted that “difficult drilling conditions have reduced our footage to less than half of what we had budgeted for June and July. Essentially, we are offsetting this shortfall by: (1) increasing the number of rigs; (2) upgrading to larger, more powerful drills; (3) adding more drill crews to reduce downtime for breaks; and (4) evaluating improved technology to overcome loss of water pressure due to the intense fracturing of the rock being drilled.

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