Vancouver, BC – January 18, 2024 – Prospect Ridge Resources Corp. (the “Company” or “Prospect Ridge“) (CSE: PRR) (OTC: PRRSF) (FRA: OED) is pleased to announce additional high-grade gold, silver and copper results from grab samples taken at the Copper Ridge zone, located at the Company’s fully owned flagship Knauss Creek property, about 35 km northeast of Terrace, British Columbia.
We are inviting you to meet the Prospect Ridge Resources team which will be present in Vancouver at the VRIC January 21-22 at booth 712 and at the AME-Roundup January 22-25 at booth 320.
These latest results from Copper Ridge define a high-grade silver trend with values up to 4,610 g/t Ag and 4,040 g/t Ag with elevated gold and copper assays that are in alignment with previously published results (see news releases dated January 26th, November 8th, and November 28th, 2023). The Copper Ridge zone hosted within a diorite now stretches over an east-west length of approximately 1,500 metres, a north-south length of 650 metres and an elevation differentiation of 470 metres. Additional prospecting occurred in the sediments east of the mineralized dioritic intrusion. Sampling of numerous quartz veins returned anomalous silver values, except for one which contains silver, gold and lead (sample W489445 see table 1).
Highlights from rock outcrop sampling:
– 6.70 g/t Au, 4,610 g/t Ag, 2.23 % Cu (W489444, erratic block),
– 3.32 g/t Au, 4,070 g/t Ag, 1.64 % Cu (W489443),
– 18.95 g/t Au, 28.9 g/t Ag and 1.71 % Cu (W501810),
– 2.14 g/t Au, 264 g/t Ag and 10.35 % Cu (W501812),
– 4.95 g/t Au, 559 g/t Ag and 5.17 % Cu (W500056), and
– 10.35 g/t Au, 391 g/t Ag, 0.08 % Cu, (W501836).
Images from samples in link (here).
Prospect Ridge CEO Michael Iverson commented, “These new results have extended the Copper Ridge zone toward the southeast and also revealed a higher density of veins in the mineralized system. Our team prospected gaps in the previous sampling and found new outcropping veins that gave high-grade results such as sample W501810 (see picture below). This highlights our work for the coming field season where we need to explore the ground in a tighter fashion.”
Prospect Ridge President Yan Ducharme added, “The additional quartz veins discovered near previously identified ones at Copper Ridge highlights the increasing vein frequency of this zone and illustrates the potential of this zone. We plan to drill to test vegetation and scree covered ground to discover additional veins. Also, the mineralization identified in the sediments demonstrate that the system is present outside the previously explored dioritic intrusion thus increasing the potential of the area. One vein is giving an indication that higher grade can be found (sample W489445). The data collected during the summer 2023 is being analyzed and the next field program which will include drilling and prospecting is progressing well.”
Figure 1 illustrates the location of the Copper Ridge showing on the Knauss property. All samples were taken on outcrops unless specified otherwise. The location of collected samples is shown in Figure 2, while the samples details are listed in Table 1.
Figure 1: Copper Ridge mineralized zone location in relation to other exploration targets within the Knauss Creek Property.
Figure 2: Copper Ridge map highlighting outcrop sample grades.
Figure 3 illustrates a high-grade quartz vein of about 25 cm outcropping in a debris field (on the left side, W489443). The erratic block sampled about 20 m uphill (W489444) indicates the presence of a similar vein hidden further up. On the right side, the high-grade gold quartz vein sampled (W501810) is within a cliff where other high-grade veins were sampled more downhill.
The mineralization consists of subparallel veins, mainly oriented NNE to NNW dipping toward the east, hosted in a diorite which is surrounded by sediments. The veins contain chalcopyrite, pyrite, malachite, azurite and locally galena and sphalerite.
Figure 3: Photograph of the vein in sample W489443 (left) and in sample W501810 (right).
Table 1: New Results from the Copper Ridge sampling
*: Erratic block sample
Gold equivalents were calculated with a gold price of $1,750/oz, silver at $21/oz, copper at $3.60/lbs, lead at $0.90/lbs and zinc at $1.00/lbs.
Outcrop samples are selective by nature and grades may not be representative of mineralized zones. True thickness or mineralization style and geological models cannot be determined with the information currently available.
Rock samples were assayed for gold by standard 50 g fire-assaying with atomic absorption finish (Au-AA24) or gravimetric finish (Au-GRA22) or 1000g metallic screening (Au_SCR24) at ALS Canada in Terrace, British Columbia. The samples were also assayed for 35 metals from an aqua regia digestion with ICP-AES finish (ME-ICP41). For samples with overlimit results in silver, copper, lead and zinc, aqua regia with ICP finish was used (OG46 ore grade). A quality assurance/quality control program has been implemented and consists of inserting standards on a regular basis in the samples stream.
All scientific or technical information included in this news release has been reviewed, verified and approved by Yan Ducharme, P.Geo., President of the Company and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. This news release was written and reviewed by Yan Ducharme.
About the Knauss Creek property
The fully owned Knauss Creek is approximately 35 kilometres northeast of the town of Terrace in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. It is easily accessible by highway 16 and a network of logging roads. It covers about 30 square kilometres and is contiguous to our fully owned Holy Grail property.
Several gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc occurrences were discovered in the past. The most notable is the Dorreen mine where four adits were developed and, according to historical documents, approximately 700 tons of ore were mined out at an average grade of at 16.8 g/t Au, 58 g/t Ag, 0.22% Cu, 2.1% Pb and 1.4% Zn from a quartz vein (not 43-101 compliant).
During the 2023 field season, the Company explored the Copper Ridge mineralized zone which has become the main focus for exploration on the property.
The southern tip of the Golden Triangle is located immediately northwest of the PRR properties. The Bowser Lake and the Hazelton Groups hosting most of the deposits and mines of this area are also underlying the Knauss Creek and Holy Grail.
About Prospect Ridge Resources Corp.
Prospect Ridge Resources Corp. is a British Columbia based exploration and development company focused on gold exploration. Prospect Ridge’s management and technical team cumulate over 100 years of mineral exploration experience and believes the Knauss Creek and the Holy Grail properties to have the potential to extend the boundaries of the Golden Triangle to cover this vast under-explored region.
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