Kelowna, British Columbia – January 16, 2020 - Golden Ridge Resources Ltd. (“Golden Ridge” or the “Company”) (TSXV: GLDN) is pleased to report additional positive soil geochemical results from the More Creek Zone on its Ball Creek Property (“Ball Creek” or the “Property”), under option from Evrim Resources Corp., located in BC’s Golden Triangle District. The results (884 total soil samples, 2 rock samples) are highlighted by several high tenor copper-in-soil anomalies (Anomalies A-E on Figure 1), only one of which (Anomaly C) has seen previous exploration in the form of 5 historic drill holes.
Table 1 – More Creek Zone 2019 Select Grab Samples*
|SAMPLE ID||SAMPLE TYPE||Cu (%)||Au (g/t)||Ag (g/t)|
The Company plans to follow-up on the More Creek Zone with additional grid-based soil sampling as well as detailed mapping and prospecting with the aim of advancing the zone to a drill-ready stage.
A plan view map of the soil results is included in this news release and can be downloaded from Golden Ridge Resources Ltd. website at: www.goldenridgeresources.com
All soil samples were dried and sieved to -180 micron (80 mesh) at ALS Global’s prep facility in Terrace, BC. After preparation in Terrace, the prepared pulps were shipped to ALS Global’s analytical laboratory in North Vancouver, BC. All soil assays are determined by AuME-TL43 method. A 25g aliquot of the prepared pulp is cold digested with HNO3, then HCl is added and the sample is heated at 130˚C for 40 minutes. Digestion is carried out in disposable plastic bottles to eliminate cross-contamination from digestion vessels and heated via graphite block for even heating. The resulting solution is analyzed via ICP-MS and ICP-AES and is corrected for inter element spectral interferences. Any samples with an assay that reports gold concentrations equal to or higher than 1.0 g/t Au are analysed by an overrange method (Au-AROR43).
All rock samples were prepared by crushing the entire sample to 70% passing -2mm, riffle splitting off 1 kilogram and pulverizing the split to better than 85% passing 75 microns. After preparation in Terrace, the prepared pulps were shipped to ALS Global’s analytical laboratory in North Vancouver, BC. The gold assays are determined by Au-AA26 fire assay method which reports results in parts per million (ppm) (equivalent to grams per tonne (g/t)). Any samples with a fire assay that report gold concentrations equal to or higher than 1.0 g/t Au are analysed by screen metallic method (Au-SCR24). Base metal rock assays are first determined using the ME-MS41 method, which reports results as parts per million (ppm). All analyses that reach the overlimits of ME-MS41 are reanalyzed with an Ore Grade method.
All analytical results are verified with the application of industry standard Quality Control and Quality Assurance (QA-QC) procedures.
Dr. Gerald G. Carlson, PhD, PEng, 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.
About Golden Ridge Resources:
Golden Ridge is a TSX-V listed exploration company engaged in acquiring and advancing mineral properties located in British Columbia. Golden Ridge owns a 100% interest in the 1,700-hectare Hank copper-gold-silver-lead-zinc property located in the Golden Triangle district, approximately 140 kilometres north of Stewart, British Columbia. It also has an option to earn 80% in the 52,442 Hectare Ball Creek Project which surrounds the Hank property.
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