Kelowna, British Columbia – November 22,2017 - Golden Ridge Resources Ltd. (“Golden Ridge” or the “Company”) (TSXV: GLDN). Golden Ridge is pleased to report analytical results from a newly discovered alkalic porphyry Cu-Au prospect (the “Williams Zone”) at its Hank Property (“Hank” or the “Property”) in Northwest British Columbia, Canada. The Williams Zone was discovered by geologists following up on a Cu-Au soil anomaly in a forested, valley bottom area of the Property. Hand trenching uncovered mineralized and potassic altered intrusive centred on a hydrothermal breccia pipe. Magnetic data indicate the breccia pipe to be approximately 400 meters in diameter. Hand stripping exposed a 100 sq ft area of bedrock containing chalcopyrite, bornite and covellite mineralization with only trace pyrite, and potassic alteration indicative of a porphyry center.
Williams Zone Highlights:
Table 1 – Williams Zone Selected grab sample Results*
|SAMPLE ID||SAMPLE TYPE||Au (g/t)||Ag (g/t)||Cu (%)||AuEq**(g/t)|
*Care was taken to collect representative samples, typical of the disseminated style of mineralization.
**Gold equivalent (AuEq) grades are calculated using 200 day moving average metal prices of: gold US$1268/oz, silver US$17.10/oz, copper US $3.11/lb. Gold equivalent grade is calculated as AuEq (g/t) = Au (g/t) + Ag (g/t) * 0.013 + Cu (%) * 1.682. The factors for silver (0.013) and copper (1.682) will change depending on the metal price. The metal price numbers listed above were used to determine the conversion factors presented herein. Metal recoveries have not been applied in the gold equivalent calculation.
Michael Blady, CEO of Golden Ridge stated: “This discovery was a team effort that started as just a single line Cu-Au soil anomaly in 2014. Fast forward three years and systematic exploration has now uncovered a very significant Cu-Au system. Being involved with this project for two seasons now, it’s exciting to see additional targets develop as the project progresses. The Williams Zone represents a new type of mineralization and is a bonus for the Hank property. With the first pad already built and a drill rig on site, we are looking forward to an early start on the Williams Zone in 2018.”
Chris Paul, VP of Exploration for Golden Ridge, stated: “The Williams porphyry is an exciting new discovery. Even after extensive exploration throughout the 1980’s, lack of exposure prevented it from being discovered until this year. The new 2017 results and the size of the ground magnetic anomaly are significant. It is exciting to have a new large-scale copper-gold target to drill in 2018, in addition to the possibly related epithermal gold mineralization in the UAZ and LAZ areas.”
Two plan view maps are included in this news release. Additional material including rock and site photos can be downloaded from Golden Ridge Resources Ltd. website at: www.goldenridgeresources.com
All samples were logged, photographed and sampled by Golden Ridge personnel. Samples were prepared in Terrace by crushing the entire sample to 70% passing -2mm, riffle splitting off 1 kilogram and pulverizing the split to better than 85% passing 75 microns. After preparation in Terrace, the prepared pulps were shipped to ALS Global’s analytical laboratory in North Vancouver, BC. The gold assays are determined by Au-AA26 fire assay method which reports results in parts per million (ppm) (equivalent to grams per tonne (g/t)). Any samples with a fire assay that report gold concentrations equal to or higher than 1.0 g/t Au are analysed by screen metallic method (Au-SCR24).
Base metal assays are first determined using the ME-MS41 method, which reports results as parts per million (ppm). All analyses that reach the overlimits of ME-MS41 are reanalyzed with an Ore Grade method. The analytical results are verified with the application of industry standard Quality Control and Quality Assurance (QA-QC) procedures.
Mark Rebagliati, P.Eng., a consultant to the Company, is a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.
About Golden Ridge Resources:
Golden Ridge is a TSX-V listed exploration company focused on acquiring and advancing mineral properties within the Golden Triangle area of British Columbia. Golden Ridge currently has an option to acquire a 100% interest in the 1,700-hectare Hank gold-silver-lead-zinc property located approximately 140 kilometres north of Stewart, British Columbia. Golden Ridge may earn the 100% interest by performing $1.7M of exploration work by the end of 2018.
For more information please contact:
Golden Ridge Resources Ltd.
Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (250) 768-1168
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