Kelowna, British Columbia – July 14, 2021 - Golden Ridge Resources Ltd. (“Golden Ridge” or the “Company”) (TSXV: GLDN) is pleased to announce its field crews have arrived on site and commenced the 2021 field program on the Williams Gold Property (“Williams” or “The Property”), located within New Found Gold Corp’s Queensway South Gold Project in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador (Figure 1).1
The first phase of the 2021 program will focus on prospecting, mapping and delineating precise trenching/channeling locations. Upon completion of this work the Company will immediately commence mechanized trenching and channel sampling. The program will target areas of interest identified by Golden Ridge’s successful 2020 geochemistry and prospecting program (Figure 2, see news release dated October 26, 2020).
The regionally important northeast-southwest trending Appleton Fault, which is associated with New Found Gold Corp’s Keats Main Zone discovery, strategically transects the middle of the Williams Property. Golden Ridge continues to be extremely encouraged by the recent drilling results from New Found Gold Corp’s Queensway Gold project located within the Central Newfoundland Gold Belt.
Highlights of the 2020 Williams Exploration Program
- Newly discovered 2.4 kilometre long gold-in-soil anomaly spanning the southeastern margin of the Property with gold-in-soil values ranging up to 609ppb Au with 12 samples assaying over 50ppb Au (Figure 2). The anomaly remains open to the northeast and southwest and trends directly onto New Found Gold Corp’s Queensway South Gold Project.
- A total of 56 rock samples were collected with results ranging from no significant values up to 44.2 g/t Au, with 7 samples exceeding 10 g/t Au and 14 samples exceeding 1 g/t Au (Figure 2).2 Rock sampling also led to the discovery of a new polymetallic zone (“EQ Zone”) where two samples ran 362.1g/t Ag, 1.1g/t Au, 10.6% Pb, 2.6% Zn and 225.6g/t Ag, 2.9g/t Au, 6.0% Pb, 1.3% Zn.
- 3 kilometre long arsenic and antimony anomaly coincident with the gold-in-soil anomaly with arsenic values up to 960ppm and antimony values up to 28ppm.
“We are extremely excited to commence exploration at the Williams this year. With the Beaver Brook antimony mine in view to the west and the Appleton Fault traversing the Property at our boots, there is no question this is a Tier One exploration project that happens to be relatively unexplored.” stated Golden Ridge CEO, Michael Blady. “We would also like to thank Mr. Eric Sprott for his recent financing support and our partners in Newfoundland including, but not limited to, the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.”
1This news release contains information about adjacent properties on which Golden Ridge has no right to explore or mine. Readers are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on the Company’s properties
2 The reader is cautioned that rock grab samples are selective by nature and may not represent the true grade or style of mineralization across the Property.
Stock option grant
Golden Ridge has also granted options to purchase 2,100,000 shares of Golden Ridge to its directors, officers, and consultants. The options are exercisable at 32 cents per share for a period of five years from the date of grant.
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 Newfoundland and British Columbia. Golden Ridge is currently focused on exploration and development of its portfolio of exploration assets in Newfoundland. The Company owns a 100% interest in the 1,700-hectare Hank copper-gold-silver-lead-zinc property and the 3,000-hectare Hickman copper-gold 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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