Vancouver BC based Canadian gold miner HighGold Mining has announce the first drill results of the 2022 field season from the Difficult Creek Prospect, located four kilometers northeast of the Company’s 1.05 Moz indicated at 9.4 g/t gold equivalent JT Deposit (3.0 g/t AuEq cut-off grade). Difficult Creek is one of several district-scale prospects being explored by HighGold on the Johnson Tract project in Southcentral Alaska in USA. Initial diamond drilling in 2022 has focused on the Difficult Creek prospect and the long-awaited follow-up to the exceptional grade intersection returned in hole DC21-010 drilled late last season which included 577.9 g/t Au and 2,023 g/t Ag over 6.40 meters. New drilling in 2022 has been completed along strike to the east, west and down-dip from hole DC22-010 in fans of short, shallow step-out holes. Results to date are very encouraging and highlights from the first eight holes for which assays have been received are detailed below (true thicknesses 70-90% of reported intersection length).Johnson Tract is a polymetallic (gold, copper, zinc, silver, lead) project located near tidewater, 125 miles southwest of Anchorage in Alaska in US. The 21,000-acre property includes the high-grade Johnson Tract Deposit and at least nine other mineral prospects over a 12-kilometer strike length. HighGold acquired the Project through a lease agreement with Cook Inlet Region, one of 12 land-based Alaska Native regional corporations created by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. CIRI is owned by more than 9,100 shareholders who are primarily of Alaska Native descent.