Kelowna, British Columbia – December 21, 2021 - Golden Ridge Resources Ltd. (“Golden Ridge” or “the Company”) (TSXV: GLDN) is pleased to report that it has discovered high-grade (281g/t) Au float at the Williams Gold Property (“Williams” or “The Property”), that is surrounded by New Found Gold Corp (NFGC)’s Queensway South Gold Property in the Central Newfoundland Gold Belt of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador (Figure 1).1 The sample was taken during prospecting of the underexplored western portion of the property.
High Grade 281g/t Au Discovered in the Dominion Zone
Prospecting during 2021 discovered high-grade Au float in the Dominion Zone, in the southwest of the property (Figure 2). The assay of 281g/t (9 oz/t) Au is one of the highest reported for an individual grab sample in the Queensway South area. Exploration in 2021 continues to highlight the potential for high-grade gold zones within the Williams Property. Golden Ridge will continue to explore the underexplored Dominion Zone when assays become available.
Awaiting Assays from the 2021 Field Exploration Program
During the 2021 field exploration season Golden Ridge took 200 grab rock samples and 255 channel samples from outcrop and trenches, as well as 1,316 soil samples. Due to the current high level of exploration activity in Newfoundland, and consequent demand for analytical services, the Company is still awaiting the full suite of assays, which should be received in time to plan the next phase of exploration in early 2022.
The 2021 field exploration covered the majority of the underexplored Williams Gold Property. Golden Ridge identified numerous hydrothermal zones spanning across the property, primarily concentrated within the Dog Bay and Appleton Fault Corridors (Figure 3,4). Soil Sampling was conducted on a high-density (25 x 25m) grid in order to follow up anomalies identified in the 2020 100 x 100m regional soil sampling grid (see News Release of October 26, 2020). Based on results of the 2021 trenching program, Golden Ridge strongly believes the high-density soil sampling grid will be an effective geochemical targeting tool for future exploration.
Mike Blady, Director, CEO & President of Golden Ridge stated “The high-grade float sample taken at the Dominion Zone shows the potential for high-grade gold within the Williams Property and throughout the South Queensway Area. We are continuing to uncover and define the potential for high-grade gold mineralization across the Williams Gold Property, where very limited historical work has been done. Using the trenching, and geochemical soil-sampling data, from 2021 we will continue to vector towards the high-grade sections of the Dog Bay and Appleton Fault Corridor. Upon receipt of assays we will be able to effectively and quickly follow up these targets early in 2022.”
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
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 Industry, Energy, and Technology, 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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