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Great Atlantic Applies for Diamond Drilling Permit Golden Promise Project, Central Newfoundland $GR.ca $SIC.ca $MOZ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:56 AM on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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  • Applied for a diamond drilling permit for the Company’s Golden Promise Jaclyn Main Zone (JMZ) and Jaclyn North Zone (JNZ)
  • In-fill drilling in west half of JMZ within conceptual pit-constrained area.
  • Explore along projected strike east of JNZ in area of high-grade quartz boulders (boulder samples of 163, 208 and 332 g/t gold

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / January 23, 2019 / GREAT ATLANTIC RESOURCES CORP. (TSXV.GR) (the “Company” or “Great Atlantic”) is pleased to announce it has applied for a diamond drilling permit for the Company’s Golden Promise Gold Property, located in the central Newfoundland gold belt. The application is for up to 50 drill holes (up to 6,500 meters) in the northern half of the property at the Jaclyn Zone, specifically at the Jaclyn Main Zone (JMZ) and Jaclyn North Zone (JNZ). Pending approval of the drilling permit and financing, the Company plans to begin drilling during spring 2019, with the following focus:

  • In-fill drilling in west half of JMZ within conceptual pit-constrained area.
  • Both shallow and deeper drilling in central-east region of JMZ.
  • Provide data for up-dated JMZ mineral resource estimate, engineering studies and studies of mineralizing controls.
  • Explore along projected strike east of JNZ in area of high-grade quartz boulders (boulder samples of 163, 208 and 332 g/t gold – News Release of August 31, 2017).

The Company recently reported a National Instrument 43-101 mineral resource estimate for the JMZ (News Release of December 6, 2018; and Sedar-filed National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on the Golden Promise Property, Central Newfoundland (revised), dated December 4, 2018 by Mr. Greg Z. Mosher, M.Sc. App., P.Geo., and Mr. Larry Pilgrim, B.Sc., P.Geo.). The reported inferred mineral resource estimate for the JMZ is as follows:

Resource Cutoff Au g/t Au Cap g/t Au Uncap g/t Tonnes Au Ounces Capped Au Ounces Uncapped
Total 1.1 9.3 10.4 357,500 106,400 119,900
Pit-Constrained 0.6 11.4 14.1 157,300 57,800 71,200
Underground 1.5 7.5 7.6 200,200 48,600 48,700

Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.

There is no certainty that all or any part of the Mineral Resources estimated will be converted into Mineral Reserves.

Mineral resource tonnage and contained metal have been rounded to reflect the accuracy of the estimate, and numbers may not add due to rounding.

Mineral resource tonnage and grades are reported as undiluted.

Contained Au ounces are in-situ and do not include recovery losses

The majority of 2019 planned diamond drill holes at the Golden Promise Property will be in-fill drill holes in the west section of the JMZ in the conceptual pit-constrained area. Some drilling is planned for the central-east section of the JMZ. Historic drilling in this part of the JMZ is less concentrated versus the west section. Planned drilling in the central-east section of the JMZ will include near-surface drilling to test continuation of gold mineralization to near-surface, and some deeper holes. The drilling program will provide data for an up-dated JMZ mineral resource estimate, engineering studies and studies of mineralizing controls. Up to nine drill holes are planned testing continuation of the JNZ east along projected strike. The Company conducted trenching during 2017 along the projected east strike of the JNZ. The trenching generally failed to reach bedrock due to thick glacial till. However gold bearing quartz vein boulders were excavated from multiple trenches, with some boulder samples returning high grade gold (including 163.99, 208.51 and 332.67 g/t gold: News Release of August 31, 2017). A qualified person managed the 2017 trenching program and sampling and verified the analytical data.

The Golden Promise Property hosts multiple gold bearing quartz veins and is located in 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 Red Indian Line (RIL). The RIL forms the western boundary of the Exploits Subzone. Recent significant gold discoveries in this region of the Exploits Subzone include those of Sokoman Iron Corp. (TSXV.SIC) at the Moosehead Project and Marathon Gold Corp. (TSXV.MOZ) at the Valentine Lake Gold Camp.

Sokoman Iron Corp. (TSXV.SIC) recently announced a high-grade gold discovery on its Moosehead Property, located approximately 40 kilometers east-northeast of the Golden Promise Property. The discovery was made during the 2018 diamond drilling program. A drill intersection of 44.96 g/t gold over 11.90 meters core length was reported including a 1.35 meters core length quartz vein intersection of 385.85 g/t gold (Sokoman Iron Corp. News Release of July 24, 2018). The Valentine Lake Gold Camp of Marathon Gold Corp. (TSXV.MOZ) is located approximately 55 kilometers southwest of the Golden Promise Property. As reported on Marathon’s website, the Valentine Lake Gold Camp currently hosts four near-surface, mainly pit-shell constrained, deposits with measured and indicated resources totaling 2,691,400 oz. of gold at 1.85 g/t gold and inferred resources totalling 1,531,600 oz. of gold at 1.77 g/t. Readers are warned that mineralization at the Moosehead Property and Valentine Lake Gold Camp is not necessarily indicative of mineralization on the Golden Promise Property.

High-grade gold is reported in quartz veins and quartz vein boulders within the Golden Promise Property. Gold bearing quartz veins are reported in multiple areas of the property, including at least 5 gold bearing quartz vein systems reported in the Jaclyn Zone. Much of the reported historical exploration within the property has been focused on the Jaclyn Zone with gold bearing vein systems reported at the JMZ, JNZ, Jaclyn South Zone, Jaclyn East Zone and Jaclyn West Zone. The majority of historic drilling (2002-2010) was conducted at the JMZ. Gold bearing veins and gold bearing float are reported in other regions of the property. These include the Linda/Snow White vein in the southern region and the Shawn’s Shot vein in the central region of the property.

As reported in the National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on the Golden Promise Property, Central Newfoundland (revised), dated December 4, 2018 by Mr. Greg Z. Mosher, M.Sc. App., P.Geo., and Mr. Larry Pilgrim, B.Sc., P.Geo., the JMZ was modelled as a single quartz vein that strikes east-west and dips steeply to the south. Modelled vein thickness was based on true thickness derived from quartz vein intercepts. The estimate is based on 220 assays that were composited to 135 one-meter long composites. A bulk density of 2.7 g/cm3 was used. Blocks in the model measured 15 meters east-west, 1-meter north-south and 10 meters vertically. The block model was not rotated. Grades were interpolated using inverse-distance squared (ID2) weighting and a search ellipse that measured 100 meters along strike, two meters across strike and 50 meters vertically. Grades were interpolated based on a minimum of two and a maximum of 10 composites with a maximum of one composite per hole so the grade of each block is based on at least two drillholes thereby demonstrating continuity of mineralization. For the capped mineral resource estimate, all assays that exceed 65 g/t gold were capped at 65 g/t gold. All resources were classified as Inferred because of the relatively wide spacing of drill holes through most of the zone.

Because part of the vein is near surface the resource estimate was constrained by a conceptual open pit to demonstrate reasonable prospects of eventual economic extraction. Generic mining costs of US$2.50/tonne and processing costs of US$25.00/tonne were used together with a gold price of US$1,300/ounce. A conceptual pit slope of 45° was assumed with no allowance for mining loss or dilution. Based on the combined hypothetical mining and processing costs and the assumed price of gold, a pit-constrained cutoff grade of 0.6 g/t was adopted. For the underground portion of the resource a cutoff of 1.5 g/t was assumed. The cutoff grade for the total resource is the weighted average of the pit-constrained and underground cutoff grades.

Jaclyn Main Zone Total Inferred Mineral Resource Estimate

Resource Cutoff Au g/t Au Cap g/t Au Uncap g/t Tonnes Au Ounces Capped Au Ounces Uncapped
Total 1.1 9.3 10.4 357,500 106,400 119,900
Pit-Constrained 0.6 11.4 14.1 157,300 57,800 71,200
Underground 1.5 7.5 7.6 200,200 48,600 48,700

Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.

There is no certainty that all or any part of the Mineral Resources estimated will be converted into Mineral Reserves.

Mineral resource tonnage and contained metal have been rounded to reflect the accuracy of the estimate, and numbers may not add due to rounding.

Mineral resource tonnage and grades are reported as undiluted.

Contained Au ounces are in-situ and do not include recovery losses

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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“Christopher R Anderson

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