GREAT ATLANTIC RESOURCES CORP. (TSX-V:GR) (FRA:PH01) is pleased to announce it has completed the eighth drill hole (GP-21-156) of the 2021 diamond drilling program at its Golden Promise Gold Property, located in the central Newfoundland gold belt. The drill hole is part of the Company’s Phase 2 drilling program at the Jaclyn Zone, being completed at the Jaclyn North Zone in an area of gold bearing quartz boulders. GP-21-156 intersected visible gold within a quartz veined interval.
Quartz Vein in GP-21-156 with Visible Gold
Drill Hole GP-21-156 is a definition hole, further testing the Jaclyn North Zone (JNZ) east of pre-Great Atlantic drilling. The hole was drilled within a zone of gold bearing quartz boulders. It was drilled slightly southeast at an approximate 50-degree dip to a length of 122 meters. The hole intersected a zone of faulting and quartz veining at 19.35 – 22.65 meters. The main quartz vein within this interval was intersected at 22.10 – 22.65 meters and contains visible gold and sulfide mineralization.
The Company’s Phase 2 drilling program to date (late 2020 – 2021) has extended the extended the JNZ quartz vein system approximately 260 meters further east along strike with each of the six holes completed in this part of the zone intersecting quartz veins. Each of the three 2020 holes (GP-20-146 to GP-20-148) intersected gold bearing quartz veins while assays are pending for samples from the three 2021 holes in the zone (GP-21-154 to GP-21-156) (see News Releases on the Company’s website).
The company located gold bearing quartz boulders during 2017-2020 in the area of current drilling at the JNZ, including four boulder samples exceeding 100 g/t gold. This northeast trending quartz boulder field is approximately 300 meters long.
Visible Gold in Quartz Vein Intersected in GG-21-156
The Phase 2 drilling will include up to 33 drill holes at the gold bearing Jaclyn Zone with holes completed and planned at the Jaclyn Main Zone (JMZ) and JNZ and total planned drilling of approximately 5,000 meters. The objective of drilling at the JMZ is to further define the zone and provide information for an updated resource estimate of the JMZ. The first five holes completed during 2021 were at the JMZ with visible gold interested in quartz veins in four holes (assays pending). The Company is continuing the drill hole numbering system from previous drilling programs. Most of the completed and planned holes at the JMZ are within the central to west region of the zone, testing above 200 meters vertical depth. Two holes are planned in the east part of the JMZ during Phase 2 to test the zone at 200-350 meters vertical depth. Planned holes at the JNZ are east of pre-Great Atlantic drilling.
Great Atlantic reported a National Instrument 43-101 compliant inferred resource estimate during late 2018 for the JMZ of 357,500 tonnes at 10.4 g/t gold (119,900 ounces of gold – uncapped).
The Company confirmed high-grade gold at the JMZ during initial 2019 drilling, including near surface intercepts (core length) of 113.07 grams / tonne (g/t) gold over 0.55 meters, 61.35 g/t gold over 2.04 meters and 15.8 g/t gold over 2.70 meters plus an interval of multiple gold bearing veins in GP-19-140 averaging 2.30 g/t gold over 25.25 meters.
The Golden Promise Property is located within a region of recent significant gold discoveries. The property is located within the Exploits Subzone of the Newfoundland Dunnage Zone. Within the Exploits Subzone, the property lies along the north-northwestern fringe of the Victoria Lake Supergroup (VLSG), a volcano-sedimentary terrane. The northwestern margin of the Golden Promise Property occurs proximal to, and, in part, contiguous with a major (Appalachian-scale) collisional boundary, and suture zone, known as the RIL. The RIL forms the western boundary of the Exploits Subzone. Recent significant gold discoveries within the Exploits Subzone include those of Marathon Gold Corp. (TSX.MOZ) at the Valentine Gold Project, Sokoman Minerals Corp. (TSXV.SIC) at the Moosehead Gold Project and New Found Gold Corp. (TSXV.NFG) at the Queensway Project. Readers are warned that mineralization at the Valentine Gold Project, Moosehead Gold Project, and Queensway Project is not necessarily indicative of mineralization the Golden Promise Property.
David Martin, P.Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 and VP Exploration for Great Atlantic, is responsible for the technical information contained in this News Release.
About Great Atlantic Resources Corp.
Great Atlantic Resources Corp. is a Canadian exploration company focused on the discovery and development of mineral assets in the resource-rich and sovereign risk-free realm of Atlantic Canada, one of the number one mining regions of the world. Great Atlantic is currently surging forward building the company utilizing a Project Generation model, with a special focus on the most critical elements on the planet that are prominent in Atlantic Canada, Antimony, Tungsten and Gold.
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