Vancouver, British Columbia— Gold Springs Resource Corp. (TSX: GRC, OTCQB: GRCAF) (the “Company” or “GRC”) is pleased to present the 2022 drilling plans for the “South Jumbo” resource located on the Utah portion of the large 8000 ha Gold Springs Project located in the western Great Basin, USA.
Antonio Canton, President, and CEO stated, “After updating the model of the South Jumbo resource with the 2021 drill results, our team has identified new areas for our 2022 drilling program. We are excited to drill in April at “South Jumbo”, on the southern end of the 8 kilometer long Jumbo Trend, as it is an important target for our Company’s 2022 objective to expand our gold resource to a level where we think our company will be attractive to major gold mining companies.”
In 2021, GRC completed 16 holes at “South Jumbo” which focused on filling in a 400 meter gap in drilling between two resource bodies and expanding the gold mineralization to the south and at depth. Results of this drilling include:
- 7.6 meters @ 1.70 g/t gold equivalent
13.6 meters @ 1.01 g/t gold equivalent in hole E-21-004
- 4.6 meters @ 0.57 g/t gold equivalent and
7.6 meters @ 0.73 g/t gold equivalent in hole E-21-005
- 9.1 meters @ 0.67 g/t gold equivalent in hole E-21-007
- 20.9 meters @ 0.73 g/t gold equivalent in hole E-21-011
- 56.4 meters @ 0.75 g/t gold equivalent and
19.8 meters @ 5.37 g/t gold equivalent in hole E-21-012
- 16.8 meters @ 0.56 g/t gold equivalent in hole E-21-016
Gold equivalent based on US$1,800/oz gold and US$25/oz silver. For further information about these results, please refer to the Company’s news releases dated July 5, 2021 and September 7, 2021.
The 2021 drilling was able to demonstrate the extension of gold mineralization to the south, at depth, and within the gap zone between the two resource pods. The system remains open to the south, where it extends into a large area of post-mineral cover. The southernmost hole E-21-009 intercepted 0.57 g/t Au and 8.0 g/t Ag over 13.7 meters.
Due to poor drilling conditions, many of the holes designed to extend the system to depth were lost before they reached the target. Nevertheless, the hole E-21-012 did enter the target but was lost in a zone that ran 5.2 g/t Au and 12.4 g/t Ag over 19.8 meters at the bottom of the hole.
GRC was successful in demonstrating the presence of good gold values within the gap zone of the two lobes of the South Jumbo resource. This area was not drilled in the past as it awaited cultural clearance which was obtained in 2020. Hole E-21-004 targeted this gap area returning 1.58 g/t Au and 8.3 g/t Ag over 7.6 meters and @ 0.97 g/t Au and 2.6 g/t Ag over 13.6 meters. Additional holes will be drilled in 2022 to finish connecting the two lobes of the South Jumbo resource, which could have a significant impact on the resource update.
A total of 12-15 holes are planned for a first phase of the resource expansion effort at South Jumbo. Once these holes are completed and assays are received, a second phase of drilling will be designed to further expand the resource. During the first two months of the drilling season, GRC will be focused on “South Jumbo” and the new discovery at “Charlie Ross”, where an additional 15-20 holes are planned for phase one of that program.
Plan Map of South Jumbo Drilling with 2022 Target Areas
2021 drilling in the Gap Zone
2021 drilling extended the South Jumbo resource at depth
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 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.
Gold Springs Resource Corp. Contact:
Antonio Canton, President and CEO
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