Kelowna, British Columbia – Golden Ridge Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: GLDN) ("Golden Ridge" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the 2019 drill plans for its 100% owned Hank Project (“Hank” or the “Property”), located in BC’s prolific Golden Triangle. The Company had a very successful 2018 campaign which included new drilling discoveries at the Williams Zone porphyry target (HNK-18-013 intersected 318.73m* of 0.42g/t Au, 0.34% Cu, and 2.20g/t Ag), and the Boiling Zone epithermal target (HNK-18-010 intersected 20.00m* of 11.63g/t Au and 13.8g/t Ag). Both zones remain open at depth and laterally, and the 2019 campaign will utilize a Zinex A5 heli-portable drill rig with drilling capabilities down to 1325m (NQ), which will allow the Company to test these zones at far greater depths then possible during the 2018 campaign. A 4,000m phase I program is planned to start the 2019 drilling campaign. Immediately following, the Company will initiate a Phase II program contingent on Phase I results. Due to light snowpack conditions in the Golden Triangle the Company will begin mobilization to the property in early June.
A summary of the 2019 drill targets, is as follows:
Williams Zone Target
The Williams Zone porphyry target was originally discovered in 2017 by Company geologists following up on a coincident Cu-Au soil and airborne magnetic anomaly in a low-lying overburden covered area of the Property. HNK-18-001, the inaugural hole, intersected 327m* grading 0.31% Cu, 0.35g/t Au, and 1.94g/t Ag with follow up hole HNK-18-013 intersecting 318.73m* of 0.42g/t Au, 0.34% Cu and 2.20g/t Ag. Both holes ended in mineralization and were limited by the depth capabilities of the lightweight, heli-portable Hydracore 2000 drill rigs used during the 2018 drilling campaign. The 2019 drill program is aimed at testing the Williams Zone discovery at depth and to the northeast where it currently remains open.
Boiling Zone Target
The Boiling Zone epithermal target represents a new drilling discovery made by the Company in 2018 with a highlight intercept of 20.00m* of 11.63g/t Au and 13.8g/t Ag in hole HNK-18-010. Prior to receiving analytical results in 2018, two other holes were drilled nearby to the BZ discovery, which did not intersect the stockwork style Au-Ag mineralization encountered in HNK-18-010. Post-season analysis revealed the zone trends northeast-southwest, which is opposite to the other two holes drilled in the zone in 2018. Indications are that the Boiling Zone is open to the northeast and southwest, which will be tested during the 2019 drill program.
The Creek Zone represents a new 2019 target in an under-explored area of the Property, as indicated by a very strong gold-arsenic soil anomaly revealed in late 2018. The zone is highlighted by a roughly 600m x 300m soil anomaly with values up to 6.8g/t Au-in-soil (6800ppb Au) situated near the valley bottom of the Property. Similar to the Williams Zone, the Creek Zone does not have outcrop exposure and therefore was not investigated by previous operators.
A 2019 drill plan map, illustrating the various target zones is included in this news release and can be downloaded from Golden Ridge Resources Ltd. website at: www.goldenridgeresources.com
*The intervals reported represent drill intercepts and insufficient data are available at this time to state the true thickness of the mineralized intervals. All gold values are uncut.
Further to the Company’s release of May 10, 2019 the Company wishes to re-state the aggregate finders fees paid in connection with the recent Offering were $71,725 cash and 734,836 Finders Warrants and included Haywood Securities Inc.
William Yeomans, P.Geo., technical advisor to the Company, is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 who has reviewed and approved the technical data in this news release.
About Golden Ridge
Golden Ridge is a TSX-V listed exploration company engaged in acquiring and advancing mineral properties located in British Columbia. Golden Ridge owns a 100% interest in the 1,700-hectare Hank copper-gold-silver-lead-zinc property located in the Golden Triangle district, approximately 140 kilometres north of Stewart, British Columbia.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
GOLDEN RIDGE RESOURCES LTD.
President and Chief Executive Officer
For more information regarding this news release, please contact:
Mike Blady, CEO and Director
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