March 30, 2021, Vancouver, British Columbia— Gold Springs Resource Corp. (TSX: GRC, OTCQB: GRCAF) (the “Company” or “GRC”), has completed the first 1,253 metres in 6 holes of the planned 10,000-metre drill program (the “Drill Program”) at its 100%-controlled Gold Springs project located in the Eastern Great Basin of Nevada and Utah, USA.
The objective of the Drill Program is to expand the North and South Jumbo mineral resources and to drill for the first time the new Juniper Target (see press release of May 19, 2020). Thus far 2 holes have been completed on the new Juniper Target, one hole on the southwest extension of the North Jumbo resource area, and three holes on the South Jumbo resource area. Winter-weather conditions during March have slowed the Drill Program, but the South Jumbo area is now clear of snow and mud where the Drill Program is expected to continue.
Visible gold was identified in the cuttings of drill hole E-21-003 at a down-hole depth of 152 metres within an area of intense silicification. For its entire length of 213 metres, hole E-21-003 displays strong epithermal alteration and micro-brecciation in pervasively silicified and sericite altered volcanic rocks. This type of alteration and ground preparation is seen throughout the resource areas. E-21-003 is designed to expand the South Jumbo mineral resource (see map and photos attached).
Matias Herrero, President and CEO, stated “We are excited to be drilling once again at Gold Springs. The program is off to a good start with the holes encountering strong alteration similar to that seen within our resource areas. Hole E-21-003 is located in an area of the South Jumbo resource where we have a 250-metre gap in the resource-definition drilling, with only one older hole drilled in that area. The recent CSAMT geophysical-survey data (see press release of September 2, 2020) is being very helpful in guiding the Drill Program. We are optimistic for our success to add ounces to the existing resources within the productive Jumbo Trend. We expect to receive the assays for these initial drill holes in late April”.
All holes showed thick +30 metre intervals of strong alteration, other than hole JP-21-002 drilled at the Juniper Target.
Juniper Target holes JP-21-001 and JP-21-002 were drilled from the same location but with an east and west direction respectively (see map attached) and were located adjacent to historic workings along the southern edge of the CSAMT high-resistivity anomaly. Cuttings from hole JP-21-001 displayed strong silicification and sericite alteration as it passed through the geophysical anomaly. Hole JP-21-002 crossed a fault at shallow depth and entered a down dropped block of post-mineral volcanic flows. GRC has constructed a total of 33 drill pads in the Juniper Target area for future testing.
Hole J-21-001 was located to test the southwest extension of the North Jumbo mineral resource (see map attached) and displayed strong alteration characteristic of the system. Snow and mud at North Jumbo forced the drilling to be moved to South Jumbo where ground conditions were more favorable.
All three drill holes completed at South Jumbo, E-21-001, E-21-002 and E-21-003 (see map attached), intersected long intervals of silicification, sericite and brecciation outside of the current resource footprint.
Drill Hole Table
Map 1 - South Jumbo Resource – Holes E-21-001, E-21-002 and E-21-003
Map 2 - North Jumbo Resource – Hole J-21-001
Map 3 - Juniper Target – Holes JP-21-001 and JP-21-002
Picture 1 - Visible gold seen in hole E-21-003 - South Jumbo
Picture 2 - Silicified micro-breccia from Hole E-21-003 – South Jumbo
The Qualified Person on the Gold Springs Project is Randall Moore, Executive Vice President of Exploration for Gold Springs Resource Corp. and he has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical content of this press release.
About Gold Springs Resource Corp.
Gold Springs Resource Corp. (TSX: GRC and OTCQB: GRCAF) is focused on the exploration and expansion of the gold and silver resources of its PEA-stage Gold Springs project located on the border of Nevada and Utah, USA. The project is situated in the prolific Great Basin of Western USA, one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world.
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