Point May, Newfoundland and Labrador – December 2, 2020 - Golden Ridge Resources Ltd. (“Golden Ridge” or the “Company”) (TSXV: GLDN) is pleased to announce initial results from the first two holes completed at the Eagle Zone, drilled as part of the Company’s ongoing 5,000 metre diamond-drill program at the Heritage epithermal Au/Ag project, located along Highway 220, near Point May, Newfoundland. Holes HE-EZ-20-01 and HE-EZ-20-02 intersected abundant epithermal quartz +/- calcite veining, hydrothermal breccias, ginguro textures and strong epithermal alteration. Core photographs of hole HE-EZ-20-02 have been posted to the Company’s website. A drilling plan view map (Figure 1) and cross-section (Figure 2) are presented below and have also been posted to the website.
Table 1 – Significant Intercepts
|Au (g/t)||Ag (g/t)||AuEQ (g/t)1||AgEQ (g/t)1|
1 Gold (AuEq) and silver (AgEQ) equivalent grades are calculated using 100-day moving-average metal prices of gold at US$1,925.30/oz. and silver at US$25.00/oz. Gold equivalent grade is calculated as AuEq (g/t) = Au (g/t) + Ag (g/t) * 0.013. Silver equivalent grade is calculated at AgEq (g/t) = Ag (g/t) + Au (g/t) * 0.087. The factors for gold (0.087) and silver (0.013) 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.
2 The intervals reported in these tables 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.
HE-EZ-20-02 was drilled at a 004° azimuth to test the relationship between 120° trending structures that have been observed cutting across regional 020-030° trending structures on the Heritage property. These 120° trending structures could potentially play a large role in controlling mineralization at the Eagle Zone and other zones on the property (Pinnacle, Lunch Spot, Turpin, Zaxis and Whales Back) located ~600 metres east of, and parallel to, the Eagle Zone. Drilling will test these other zones, which span a strike length of 3.5 kilometres, with approximately 1,500 metres of the current 5,000-metre diamond-drilling campaign.
Table 2 – Collar locations for the Eagle Zone
(NAD27, Zone 21)
(NAD27, Zone 21)
“Hole HE-EZ-20-02 shows that the Burin Peninsula is capable of hosting significant precious-metal deposits and to become Newfoundland’s newest gold district. We are extremely encouraged by the long intercepts of bulk-tonnage style gold mineralization intersected at the Eagle Zone, as well as its continuity and grade. Golden Ridge is the largest landholder in the Burin, with over 23,000 Ha of highly prospective ground,” commented Golden Ridge CEO, Michael Blady. “The first two holes reported have intercepted strong ginguro-style mineralization, indicating the presence of robust mixing and boiling zones. The epithermal textures at the Eagle Zone are well developed and for the most part intact. Vectoring in on the most productive zones and building off our initial success will be the focus of the remaining meterage of the 2020 program.”
A total of 3,192 metres have been completed during the ongoing 2020 drill campaign in 16 drill holes. All holes drilled to date have been targeting the down-dip and along strike extension of epithermal Au-Ag mineralization identified by previous operators. Several holes have intersected broad intervals of epithermal style veining and ginguro style mineralization analogous to that observed in historic drilling. It has also come to the Company’s attention that a significant amount of historic core, all of which is still in good condition, have not been sent for assay. The Company plans to relog and sample intervals of interest to potentially add further mineralization to the drilling database. This program will commence following the completion of the 2020 drilling campaign.
Dr. Stephen Amor, PhD, PGeo, 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.
Golden Ridge Resources acknowledges the financial support of the Junior Exploration Assistance Program, Department of Natural Resources, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
About Golden Ridge Resources:
Golden Ridge is a TSX-V listed exploration company engaged in acquiring and advancing mineral properties located in British Columbia and Newfoundland. 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 and has a portfolio of exploration projects in Newfoundland.
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