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Feb 26, 2014

Levon Completes Phase 4 Exploration Drilling at Cordero, Intersecting Strong Mineralization from Surface within the Aida Claim

Levon Resources Ltd. ("Levon" or "the Company") (TSX Symbol: LVN) is pleased to report that Phase 4 drilling was completed on February 13, 2014 at the Company's wholly owned Cordero project near Hidalgo Del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico. Twenty four (24) core holes (13,072 metres [m]) were drilled on a 100 m drill grid, testing the recently acquired Aida claim, (see news release dated July 10, 2013) which is located in the center of the Cordero project. Assays for 14 of the 24 holes have been received and are described in this release. The pending assays of the remaining 10 holes will be reported when available, then all project drill data will be forwarded to Independent Mining Consultants ("IMC") to prepare an updated Cordero resource estimate.

The current exploration drill assay results reveal that strong bulk tonnage silver (Ag), gold (Au), zinc (Zn), and lead (Pb) mineralization extends from surface, over broad intervals within and near the Aida claim. Three (3) of the newly reported exploration holes also intersected wide, higher grade mineralization across mineralized volcanic feeder zones at depth within the volcanic Cordero Felsic Dome Complex (the "Dome"). The mineralization is revealed in the highlighted drill hole composite assays, and summary tables described in this release.

Highlights include:

Dome Contact Zone Mineralization
Hole C13-253 (drill section (Sn) 443,200 m E) is a vertical hole on the north flank of the Dome that cuts through the mineralized contact zone and its limestone host rocks. C13-253 intersected 216 m (from 0 to 216m) of 34.7 g/t Ag Eq., then 174 m (from 232 m to 406 m) of 33.6 g/t Ag Eq., then 98 m (from 422 to 520 m) of 95.1 g/t Ag Eq., then 60 m (634 m to 694 m) of 22.4 g/t Ag Eq., then 106 m (980 m to 1086 m) of 39.8 g/t Ag Eq. as summarized in Table 1.

Table 1. Hole C13-253 drill hole assay composites.

Hole ID From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Ag Eq.
g/t
Ag
g/t
Au
(g/t)
Zn
(%)
Pb
(%)
C13-253 0 216 216 34.7 23.333 0.059 0.167 0.212
Including C13-253 118 142 24 106.9 83.943 0.194 0.16 0.504
C13-253 232 406 174 33.6 15.114 0.02 0.35 0.352
Including C13-253 252 272 20 59.5 30.75 0.043 0.468 0.599
Including C13-253 308 342 34 51.7 21.871 0.018 0.634 0.524
Including C13-253 364 376 12 38.9 19.267 0.022 0.327 0.41
C13-253 422 520 98 95.1 37.643 0.032 1.48 0.804
Including C13-253 462 478 16 43.4 9.3 0.029 1.245 0.171
Including C13-253 484 512 28 275.1 109.136 0.062 4.083 2.505
C13-253 634 694 60 22.4 7.71 0.013 0.277 0.284
C13-253 980 1086 106 39.8 16.049 0.019 0.619 0.322
*(USD $6/t NSR cutoff grade, calculated at $25/oz Ag, $1.00/lb Zn and Pb. Gold was calculated based on areas which have higher gold grades and have been included in the tabulations).

The cross section of hole C13-253 incorporates the current geologic 3D modeling shapes showing the Dome is mushroom shaped with its cap exposed at the surface, and inter-layered limestone with varieties of dacite at depth. The low angle inter-layered dacite sills, and the limestone in the contact zone are generally mineralized, particularly along their mutual contacts.

Hole C13-261 (Sn 442,950 m E) is an angle hole drilled south across the Aida claim. The hole also intersects mineralization from surface within the Dome cap, and cuts into the southern mineralized Dome contact zone at depth. Hole C13-261 intersected 68 m (from 2 m to 70 m) of 30.4 g/t Ag Eq., then 84 m (from 96 m to 180 m) of 52.5 g/t Ag Eq., then 146 m (from 192 m to 338 m) of 26.1 g/t Ag Eq. with other lessor intercepts down hole to 502 m summarized in Table 2.

Table 2. Hole C13-261 drill hole assay composites.

Hole ID From
(m)
To
(m)
Interval
(m)
Ag Eq.
g/t
Ag
g/t
Au
(g/t)
Zn
(%)
Pb
(%)
C13-261 2 70 68 30.4 22.311 0.046 0.108 0.156
Including C13-261 14 32 18 83 62.751 0.104 0.23 0.436
C13-261 96 180 84 52.5 31.251 0.069 0.309 0.439
Including C13-261 96 106 10 62.3 38.94 0.061 0.289 0.536
Including C13-261 124 172 48 72 42.311 0.093 0.434 0.614
C13-261 192 338 146 26.1 9.941 0.071 0.348 0.226
Including C13-261 194 208 14 36.8 18.257 0.027 0.443 0.273
Including C13-261 256 280 24 49.3 17.083 0.052 0.656 0.559
C13-261 356 380 24 41.3 19.262 0.048 0.478 0.348
C13-261 400 416 16 18.5 9.325 0.032 0.208 0.128
C13-261 474 502 28 22.3 7.779 0.017 0.438 0.142
*(USD $6/t NSR cutoff grade, calculated at $25/oz Ag, $1.00/lb Zn and Pb. Gold was calculated based on areas which have higher gold grades and have been included in the tabulations).

Mineralized Dome Cap and Feeder Zones
Hole C13-258 (Sn 443, 200E) was drilled north across the Aida claim. Hole C13-258 intersects 438 m (from 2 m to 440 m) of 19.5 g/t Ag Eq., then higher grade mineralization at depth in Dome feeders through 94 m (from 456m to 550 m) of 99.3 g/t Ag Eq, then 18 m (from 666 m to 6 84 m) of 36.7 g/t Ag Eq. as summarized in Table 3.

Table 3. Hole C13-258 drill hole assay composites.

Hole ID From
(m)
To
(m)
Interval
(m)
Ag Eq.
g/t
Ag
g/t
Au
(g/t)
Zn
(%)
Pb
(%)
C13-258 2 440 438 19.5 11.481 0.034 0.175 0.112
Including C13-258 46 56 10 36.8 27.06 0.034 0.093 0.239
C13-258 456 550 94 99.2 34.257 0.038 1.801 0.803
C13-258 666 684 18 36.7 13.633 0.018 0.463 0.423
*(USD $6/t NSR cutoff grade, calculated at $25/oz Ag, $1.00/lb Zn and Pb. Gold was calculated based on areas which have higher gold grades and have been included in the tabulations).

Hole C14-258 is collared in the mineralized Dome and cut through its mushroom shaped cap and across recently discovered mineralized volcanic feeders beneath the Dome in its stem. The volcanic feeders are significant since they are often higher grade than the surrounding mineralization. The feeders appear to be northeast trending mineralized dacite, and rhyolite dike zones beneath the Dome. Early cross sections and 3D geologic modeling carries the dike feeders of a northern lobe on the Dome covered by the Aida claim, across 400 m of strike length so far. Drill hole geology illustrates the feeders are gradational features with surrounding mineralized dacite, with mineralized Dome cap rocks above.

Hole C13-257 (Sn 443,100 m E) is an angle hole drilled south across the Aida claim. Hole C13-257 also cuts the Dome cap from surface and mineralized Dome feeders at depth (direct link to figures 5, 6). Hole C13-257 intersected 36 m (0 m to 36 m) of 12.3 g/t Ag Eq., then 276 m (from 46 m to 322 m) of 49.0 g/t Ag Eq., then within the feeder, 72 m (from 334 m to 406 m) of 85.4 Ag Eq., then 66 m (from 432 m to 498 m) of 48.3 g/t Ag Eq., then 42 m (from 506 m to 548 m) of 39.8 g/t Ag Eq. as summarized in Table 4.

Table 4. Hole C13-257 drill hole assay composites.

Hole ID From
(m)
To
(m)
Interval
(m)
Ag Eq.
g/t
Ag
g/t
Au
(g/t)
Zn
(%)
Pb
(%)
C13-257 0 36 36 12.3 7.333 0.067 0.061 0.067
C13-257 46 322 276 49 20.183 0.106 0.636 0.407
Including C13-257 96 112 16 40.9 9.175 0.086 1.114 0.142
Including C13-257 166 186 20 49.7 9.78 0.106 1.555 0.055
Including C13-257 250 260 10 44.3 20.54 0.035 0.408 0.476
Including C13-257 270 320 50 143.5 63.876 0.3 1.024 1.711
C13-257 334 406 72 85.4 32.209 0.092 1.203 0.821
C13-257  432 498 66 48.3 18.765 0.021 0.804 0.374
Including C13-257 454 486 32 76 31.752 0.029 1.148 0.609
C13-257 506 548 42 39.8 16.038 0.018 0.567 0.363
Including C 530 13 530 542 12 72.3 27.2 0.028 1.04 0.728
*(USD $6/t NSR cutoff grade, calculated at $25/oz Ag, $1.00/lb Zn and Pb. Gold was calculated based on areas which have higher gold grades and have been included in the tabulations).

Tables 1 through 4 summarize wide drill composites in 4 of the 14 reported holes. Table 5 is a summary of greater than 70 m drill composites in the reported holes.

Table 5. Summary compilation of wide drill intercepts in the 14 reported holes (greater than 70 m widths).

Hole ID From
(m)
To
(m)
Interval
(m)
Ag Eq.
(g/t)
Ag
(g/t)
Au
(g/t)
Zn
(%)
Pb
(%)
C13-253 0 216 216 34.681 23.333 0.059 0.167 0.212
C13-253 232 406 174 33.614 15.114 0.02 0.35 0.352
C13-253 422 520 98 95.114 37.643 0.032 1.48 0.804
C13-253 980 1086 106 39.831 16.049 0.019 0.619 0.3
C13-254 0 332 332 32.431 15.794 0.075 0.4 0.196
C13-255 262 402 140 34.003 13.001 0.052 0.621 0.192
C13-256 0 200 200 33.527 15.503 0.107 0.458 0.169
C13-257 46 322 276 49.007 20.183 0.106 0.636 0.407
C13-257 334 406 72 85.376 32.209 0.092 1.203 0.821
C13-258 2 440 438 19.533 11.481 0.034 0.175 0.112
C13-258 456 550 94 99.211 34.257 0.038 1.801 0.803
C13-259 148 220 72 41.346 18.641 0.085 0.667 0.185
C13-260 0 84 84 18.35 6.098 0.047 0.407 0.061
C13-260 238 310 72 38.634 14.784 0.029 0.684 0.263
C13-261 96 180 84 52.527 31.251 0.069 0.309 0.439
C13-261 192 338 146 26.141 9.941 0.071 0.348 0.226
C13-262 10 148 138 26.126 13.804 0.053 0.33 0.12
C13-264 0 124 124 28.088 16.308 0.066 0.252 0.152
C13-265 0 84 84 15.725 10.021 0.036 0.128 0.065
*(USD $6/t NSR cutoff grade, calculated at $25/oz Ag, $1.00/lb Zn and Pb. Gold was calculated based on areas which have higher gold grades and have been included in the tabulations).

Assay Reporting
  • The Ag, Au, Zn, Pb polymetallic assays include the final lab assays for Ag, Au, Zn Pb from the core samples. All drill core was sawed and sampled through 2 m continuous intervals and assayed.
  • Drill hole assay composites were calculated using the IMC and M3 metal prices, criteria, projected recoveries, and cut offs used in their calculation of the Cordero resource (see July 31, 2012 technical report, as amended and restated May 10, 2013) and modeling in the PEA (see March 12, 2012 PEA, as amended and restated May 8, 2013). The PEA provides the details of the NSR modeling. Management believes the metal prices used in the PEA continue to be good long term estimates, and the prices used are: USD$25/oz Ag, $1,000/oz Au, $1.00/ Pb Zn and Pb to calculate and NSR/t value for each 2 m core sample interval. A USD$6 NSR/t cutoff over 10 m of assay continuity are the conventions used to pick the limits and extent of drill composite intervals reported.
  • Calculated silver equivalents (g/t Ag Eq.) reported, are the simple conversion of the NSR/t values to Ag Eq. g/t.
Mineralization Geology
Mineralization associated with the drill intercepts is similar to earlier drill holes of the resource. The Ag, Au, Zn, Pb values are associated with argentiferous galena, sphalerite, and pyrite, with sparse tetrahedrite. Mineralization includes:
  • Porphyry style disseminated and stock work veined, argentiferous galena, sphalerite, and pyrite, within dacite porphyry, dacite, rhyolite, and associated intrusive contact breccias, hydrothermal breccias, and diatreme breccias of the Dome.
  • Mineralized limestone in contact breccias, hornfels zones (contact metamorphosed limestone) traces of higher grade metamorphosed garnet skarn.
  • High grade manto replacement zones within limestone host rocks.
  • Early and late mineralized diatreme breccias, that cut the Dome and limestone host rocks.
  • Through going late veins of calcite, barite, sphalerite, and argentiferous galena
  • Later stage sphalerite rich stockwork veins.
At least seven episodes of mineralization have been identified within the Dome through geologic cross cutting relationships exposed in the drill core, and this complex mineralization is a key attribute of the system.

Drilling Objectives
The goal of the Phase 4 drilling program was to extend the mineralization across the newly acquired Aida claim in order to expand the Cordero resource in a future independent resource estimate update. The Aida claim covers 16 hectares (measuring about 600 m by 300 m) and is surrounded by holes and drill intercepts within the latest resource model.

The latest 24 exploration core holes (13,071 m) were drilled from October to February 13, 2014, bringing total project drilling to 126, 917 m through 274 core holes since Levon's initial discovery in September, 2009.

The current mineral resource estimate at Cordero is summarized in Table 6.

Table 6. 2012 Cordero resource*.

  Combined Areas (above cutoff) Contained Metal
Resource
Date
Resource
Class
Million
Tonnes
Ag
(g/t)
Au
(g/t)
Pb
(%)
ZN
(%)
Silver oz.
(millions)
Gold oz.
(millions)
Lead Lbs.
(billions)
Zinc Lbs.
(Billions)
June
2012
Indicated 547.70 20.67 0.054 0.27 0.51 363.9 0.945 3.3 6.1
Inferred 134.33 21.12 0.035 0.23 0.41 91.2 0.152 0.7 1.2
*(USD $6/t NSR cutoff grade, calculated at $25/oz Ag, $1.00/lb Zn and Pb. Gold was calculated based on areas within the resource which have higher gold grades and have been included in the tabulations).

Levon's most recent resource estimate (Table 6) is contained in a technical report dated July 31, 2012, as amended and restated May 10, 2013, prepared by IMC in collaboration with M3 is available for viewing on Levon's website and on SEDAR. The Levon website (www.levon.com) and its links provide complete background on the Cordero project.

Qualified Person
Vic Chevillon, AIPG QPG # 11054, the Company's VP, Exploration and a qualified person as such term is defined in NI 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators has reviewed and approved this news release.

About Levon Resources
Levon is a well-funded gold and precious metals exploration Company, exploring the company's 100% owned flagship Cordero bulk tonnage silver, gold, zinc, and lead project near Hidalgo Del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico.

For further information, contact the Company IR Direct at 604-682-2991, or main office number 604-682-3701.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

"Ron Tremblay"
______________________________
Ron Tremblay
President and Chief Executive Officer

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