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Great Bear Drills 31.33 g/t Gold Over 20.55 m Including 576.00 g/t Gold Over 1.00 m at LP Fault

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Great Bear Drills 31.33 g/t Gold Over 20.55 m Including 576.00 g/t Gold Over 1.00 m at LP Fault






Great Bear Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: GBR) (OTCQX: GTBAF) reported results from its ongoing fully funded $21 million exploration program at its 100% owned flagship Dixie Project in the Red Lake district of Ontario.


Chris Taylor, President and CEO of Great Bear said, “Drill hole BR-137 has intersected the highest grade, widest gold interval at the LP Fault to date.  It was completed in a 90 metre long previously undrilled segment of the LP Fault.  Results include up to 18.5 ounces per tonne (576 g/t) gold over a metre, within a broader interval of approximately one ounce per tonne (31.33 g/t) gold over 20.55 metres.  More importantly, all adjacent drill holes, both vertically on the same section and laterally along strike, are also strongly mineralized over significant widths, suggesting excellent continuity of high-grade gold mineralization.”


The Company has completed 115 of approximately 300 planned drill holes into the LP Fault target, as part of its 5 kilometre long by 500 metre deep grid drill program.  Current drill hole locations and results are provided in Figure 1, and in Table 1, respectively.  An updated long section of the LP Fault drilling is provided in Figure 2.


Drill Results Highlights:


New drill hole BR-137 on section 20000 was completed in a 90 metre gap in drilling.  It intersected multiple mineralized intervals along 258.40 metres of core length, highlights of which include:


  • 576.00 g/t gold over 1.00 metre, within a broader interval of 31.33 g/t gold over 20.55 metres. The total mineralized interval is 14.65 g/t gold over 45.10 metres. Figure 3.
  • Mineralization is present at the bedrock surface, and this is the widest, highest-grade gold interval drilled at the LP Fault to date.
  • Intense alteration and deformation in BR-137 and surrounding drill holes includes strong silicification and partial to complete obliteration of primary rock textures. Gold mineralization occurs within disseminated planes or sheets that are parallel to the dominant structural fabric and appear to be vertically and laterally continuous between drill holes on the same drill sections, and across adjacent drill sections. Figures 4 and 5.


Continuity of gold mineralization is suggested by deeper drilling on the same section as BR-137:


  • New drill hole BR-138 intersected the same mineralized zone 50 – 75 metres vertically below BR-137. Assays include 33.84 g/t gold over 2.40 metres, including 100.00 g/t gold over 0.50 metres, within a broader interval of 5.13 g/t gold over 26.00 metres. The total mineralized interval returned 3.52 g/t gold over 39.00 metres.
  • The LP Fault gold mineralized zone on section 20000 has currently been drilled from bedrock surface to 250 metres vertical depth, and remains open to extension.


High-grade gold has been extended at depth on the adjacent drill section to the northwest:


  • New drill holes BR-135 and BR-136 were completed 100 metres and 150 metres respectively vertically below previously released drill holes BR-133 and BR-134 (June 8, 2020). All four of these drill holes are located on drill section 20050, 50 metres to the northwest of BR-137 and BR-138. Figure 6.
  • BR-135 intersected 35.56 g/t gold over 2.00 metres, within a broader interval of 5.19 g/t gold over 16.65 metres. The total mineralized interval returned 2.92 g/t gold over 32.50 metres.
  • BR-136 intersected 24.22 g/t gold over 2.10 metres, which included 99.70 g/t gold over 0.5 metres, within a broader interval of 3.37 g/t gold over 39.00 metres. The total mineralized interval returned 1.95 g/t gold over 72.00 metres.
  • The LP Fault gold mineralized zone on section 20050 has currently been drilled from bedrock surface to 350 metres vertical depth, and remains open to extension.


Continuity of gold mineralization is also observed on the adjacent drill section to the southeast:

  • Drill section 19950, located 40 – 50 metres to the southeast of BR-133, includes previously reported drill hole BR-065 which returned 48.67 g/t gold over 8.70 metres (December 16, 2019).


Approximately 185 drill holes remain to be completed as part of the Company’s ongoing 2020 LP Fault drill program.  Additional drill holes are also planned into the Dixie Limb and Hinge zones, in addition to other regional targets.  The Company remains fully funded for this work and does not anticipate requiring further financing until 2022.


Table 1: Current drill results. Drill sections are arranged from southeast (top of Table) to northwest (bottom of Table), corresponding to the map provided in Figure 1.



Drill Hole   From








BR-137   76.70 85.50 8.80 0.96 20000
and 169.90 173.00 3.10 8.38
including 171.40 173.00 1.60 16.08
and 178.00 223.10 45.10 14.56
including 202.55 223.10 20.55 31.33
and including 214.45 222.30 7.85 78.75
and including 214.45 217.95 3.50 174.59
and including 215.15 216.15 1.00 576.00
and including 215.15 215.65 0.50 766.00
and 301.00 335.10 34.10 0.58
BR-138   25.50 49.50 24.00 0.89 20000
including 36.25 47.25 11.00 1.66
and 208.00 247.00 39.00 3.52
including 216.50 242.50 26.00 5.13
and including 226.50 242.00 15.50 7.70
and including 237.00 242.00 5.00 19.35
and including 237.00 239.40 2.40 33.84
and including 237.50 238.00 0.50 100.00
BR-135   162.00 178.00 16.00 0.33 20050
and 196.00 205.00 9.00 1.00
including 204.00 205.00 1.00 6.52
and 313.00 345.50 32.50 2.92
including 313.00 337.00 24.00 3.82
and including 317.00 337.00 20.00 4.46
and including 321.00 337.65 16.65 5.19
and including 325.00 328.00 3.00 24.61
and including 325.50 327.50 2.00 35.56
and 446.00 447.00 1.00 6.59
BR-136   253.00 269.00 16.00 1.43 20050
including 254.00 259.00 5.00 4.08
and 332.50 404.50 72.00 1.95
including 365.50 404.50 39.00 3.37
and including 375.10 377.20 2.10 24.22
and including 375.60 376.10 0.50 99.70
and 394.05 401.00 6.95 6.43
*Widths are drill indicated core length, as insufficient drilling has been undertaken to determine true widths at this time.  Average grades are calculated with un-capped gold assays, as insufficient drilling has been completed to determine capping levels for higher grade gold intercepts.  Average widths are calculated using a 0.10 g/t gold cut-off grade with up to 3 m of internal dilution of zero grade. 


Updated drill collar locations, azimuths and dips, together with an updated complete assay table for the LP Fault drilling to-date will be posted to the Company’s web site at Drill collar locations, azimuths and dips for the drill holes included in this release are provided in the table below:



Hole ID Easting Northing Elevation Depth Dip Azimuth
BR-135 457555 5634100 359 669 -60 207
BR-136 457585 5634163 362 492 -62 209
BR-137 457564 5634013 355 477 -48 207
BR-138 457564 5634014 355 549 -60 207


About the Dixie Project


The Dixie Project is 100% owned, comprised of 9,140 hectares of contiguous claims that extend over 22 kilometres, and is located approximately 25 kilometres southeast of the town of Red Lake, Ontario. The project is accessible year-round via a 15 minute drive on a paved highway which runs the length of the northern claim boundary and a network of well-maintained logging roads.


The Dixie Project hosts two principle styles of gold mineralization:


  • High-grade gold in quartz veins and silica-sulphide replacement zones (Dixie Limb and Hinge). Hosted by mafic volcanic rocks and localized near regional-scale D2 fold axes. These mineralization styles are also typical of the significant mined deposits of the Red Lake district.
  • High-grade disseminated gold with broad moderate to lower grade envelopes (LP Fault). The LP Fault is a significant gold-hosting structure which has been seismically imaged to extend to 14 kilometres depth (Zeng and Calvert, 2006), and has been interpreted by Great Bear to have up to 18 kilometres of strike length on the Dixie property. High-grade gold mineralization is controlled by structural and geological contacts, and moderate to lower-grade disseminated gold surrounds and flanks the high-grade intervals. The dominant gold-hosting stratigraphy consists of felsic sediments and volcanic units.


About Great Bear


Great Bear Resources Ltd. is a well-financed gold exploration company managed by a team with a track record of success in mineral exploration.  Great Bear is focused in the prolific Red Lake gold district in northwest Ontario, where the company controls over 300 km2 of highly prospective tenure across 4 projects: the flagship Dixie Project (100% owned), the Pakwash Property (earning a 100% interest), the Dedee Property (earning a 100% interest), and the Sobel Property (earning a 100% interest), all of which are accessible year-round through existing roads.


QA/QC and Core Sampling Protocols


Drill core is logged and sampled in a secure core storage facility located in Red Lake Ontario.  Core samples from the program are cut in half, using a diamond cutting saw, and are sent to Activation Laboratories in Ontario, an accredited mineral analysis laboratory, for analysis. All samples are analyzed for gold using standard Fire Assay-AA techniques. Samples returning over 10.0 g/t gold are analyzed utilizing standard Fire Assay-Gravimetric methods.  Pulps from approximately 5% of the gold mineralized samples are submitted for check analysis to a second lab.  Selected samples are also chosen for duplicate assay from the coarse reject of the original sample.  Selected samples with visible gold are also analyzed with a standard 1 kg metallic screen fire assay.  Certified gold reference standards, blanks and field duplicates are routinely inserted into the sample stream, as part of Great Bear’s quality control/quality assurance program (QAQC).  No QAQC issues were noted with the results reported herein. 


Qualified Person and NI 43-101 Disclosure


Mr. R. Bob Singh, P.Geo, Director and VP Exploration, and Ms. Andrea Diakow P.Geo, Exploration Manager for Great Bear are the Qualified Persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101 responsible for the accuracy of technical information contained in this news release.


Posted June 11, 2020

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