By Peter Krauth
Canada’s Atlantic region may be best known for its stunning ocean vistas, rugged coastline and friendly locals.
But it’s also a great place to find precious metals. Fact is, we’ve known of Newfoundland’s gold endowment for almost 150 years.
And yet, it’s mostly since the 1970s that recent discoveries have brought renewed attention to the area.
With gold back in a secular bull market, the metal of kings has risen by more than 600% since 2001.
Gold’s steadily climbing price over the past two decades has attracted the mining world’s exploration interest to Canada’s East.
It’s this very exciting potential that now has one junior gold explorer on investors’ radar.
“Great Atlantic has been building value, currently we have a 100% interest in multiple projects in Atlantic Canada. The Golden Promise Gold Property is a prime example of Value add, in Great Atlantic. We have completed a current 43-101 with a resource of over a 100,000 Oz Gold, as well as multiple exploration programs defining multiple new target areas to be drilled. We have watched as our neighbour Marathon Gold expand their resource to over 4, Million OZ Gold and become a 280-million-dollar market cap company. It’s our belief that Value investing will soon be on the radar of investors as the shift out of momentum investing continues.” — Christopher Anderson, President, CEO & Director, Great Atlantic Resources.
The Potential of Golden Promise Gold Project
Great Atlantic Resources (TSXV:GR; FRA:PH01) is actively exploring for some of the world’s most desirable commodities: gold, antimony and tungsten.
And they’re focusing on Atlantic Canada, where there is strong potential to discover and advance world class economic deposits.
In fact, one of Great Atlantic’s top three key assets is the 100% owned Golden Promise Gold Project.
Located in Newfoundland on the Central Newfoundland Gold Belt, Golden Promise is the company’s most advanced, highest priority and largest property at 16,500 hectares.
The Golden Promise Gold Project hosts multiple gold bearing quartz veins and is located within a region of recent significant gold discoveries.
The most notable of these is Marathon Gold Corporation’s (TSXV: MOZ) flagship Valentine Gold Project. Valentine Lake boasts a 4.2 million gold ounce resource and is being advanced towards development.
Several producing mines are proof of Newfoundland and Labrador’s geological potential. These include Duck Pond (Teck), Long Harbour (Vale), Voisey’s Bay (Vale), Ming Mine (Rambler), Tata Steel Minerals, Iron Ore Company of Canada, and Labrador Iron Mines Ltd.
Diligent Work Continues to Add Value
For Golden Promise Gold Project, it all started back in 2002 when gold bearing quartz boulders were first reported on the property.
Since then multiple exploration programs have been completed, including some 24,500 meters of diamond drilling, an historic (2008) and recent (2018) mineral resource estimates, and an historic (2010) bulk sample. That bulk sample reported solid results: approximately 2200 tonnes with a reported 5.59 g/t head grade.
In late 2018, Great Atlantic reported a National Instrument 43-101 mineral resource estimate for the Jaclyn Main Zone (JMZ) by Mr. Greg Z. Mosher (M.Sc. App., P.Geo.) and Mr. Larry Pilgrim (B.Sc., P.Geo.). That report stated a total inferred mineral resource of 357,500 tonnes at 10.4 g/t gold (uncapped) at a 1.1 g/t gold cutoff for the JMZ (119,900 oz. gold (uncapped).
A 1000-meter diamond drill program was initiated last October to further test the Jaclyn Zone, which hosts multiple gold-bearing quartz vein systems. The Jaclyn Zone is the most advanced zone on Golden Promise Gold Project. The 2019 drilling program focused on a section of the JMZ.
In early December Great Atlantic announced completion of the 10-hole drill program, totaling 1063 meters, and that visible gold was intersected within quartz veins in four holes. Assays are pending for drill core samples.
Nine holes tested the west half of the JMZ within the conceptual open pit-constrained area. One hole tested the deeper central part of the JMZ. Nine holes intersected quartz veins with plus / minus sulfide mineralization. The remaining hole was stopped prematurely before reaching the target depth.
The Jaclyn zone is found within the northern region of the Golden Promise Gold Project, and has thus far revealed five gold bearing quartz vein systems: being the JMZ, Jaclyn North Zone, Jaclyn West Zone, Jaclyn South Zone and Jaclyn East Zone. Assays are currently pending from the 2019 diamond drilling program at the Jaclyn Main Zone.
Great Atlantic’s objective is to build Golden Promise into a multi million-ounce gold resource. And by all measures, it seems they are well on their way to achieving that goal.
Golden Promise Gold Project occurs in the same tectonostratigraphic tectonic zone as the Valentine Gold Project of Marathon Gold Corp. (TSXV: MOZ) The Valentine Gold Project is located approximately 45 kilometers southwest of Golden Promise Gold Project. Both projects occur within the Exploits Subzone of the Newfoundland Dunnage Zone, both on the southeast side of the Red Indian Line, a major (Appalachian-scale) collisional boundary, and suture zone. Within the Exploits Subzone, the Golden Promise Gold Project lies along the north-northwestern fringe of the Victoria Lake Supergroup (VLSG), a volcano-sedimentary terrane.
With numerous quality projects, in one of the safest mining jurisdictions that still remains significantly underexplored, all the right ingredients are in place to make Great Atlantic Resources into a successful junior explorer.
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