Vancouver, BC – November 8, 2023 – Prospect Ridge Resources Corp. (the “Company” or “Prospect Ridge“) (CSE: PRR) (OTC: PRRSF) (FRA: OED) is pleased to announce numerous high-grade gold, silver and copper samples recovered from outcrops on the Copper Ridge showing located at the Company’s fully owned flagship Knauss Creek property, about 35 km northeast of Terrace, British Columbia.
Following up on high-grade results previously reported on the Copper Ridge showing (see news release dated January 26th, 2023), additional surface sampling and mapping was conducted during the 2023 field season. An impressive collection of high-grade samples was returned, extending the mineralized area well beyond what was previously observed and now measures more than 500 metres by 270 metres (Figure 2).
Key Highlights from rock outcrop sampling:
– 78.90 g/t Au, 457 g/t Ag and 13.45 % Cu (W386303),
– 8.46 g/t Au, 1085 g/t Ag and 17.75 % Cu (W384736),
– 23.80 g/t Au, 738 g/t Ag and 5.42 % Cu (W386304),
– 15.20 g/t Au, 1970 g/t Ag and 0.39 % Cu (W489416),
– 5.68 g/t Au, 2050 g/t Ag and 5.26 % Cu (W385923, erratic block sample),
– 13.80 g/t Au, 746 g/t Ag and 1.32 % Cu (W500637),
– 3.21 g/t Au, 1260 g/t Ag and 2.20 % Cu (W489414), and
– 2.26 g/t Au, 166 g/t Ag and 11.40 % Cu (W500642).
Images from samples in link (here).
Prospect Ridge CEO Michael Iverson commented, “We suspected that this area would be highly prospective, with malachite and azurite stains visible from the air, the first time we flew there. This prospectivity has been confirmed with the return of numerous high-grade results over an ever-increasing size of area. We decided to include all the results from the first batch of samples sent to the laboratory. This area represents a high priority for the Company and future work will consist of mapping and prospecting and follow-up drilling in due course.”
Prospect Ridge President Yan Ducharme added, “We continue to be pleased with the results of the field work that continues to return high grade samples from an area that has grown in size to over 500 metres. To date, surface prospecting has been an effective tool to assess this area. Typically the field team identifies mineralized blocks in the slope scree and follow the uphill trail to find the outcrop source. The receding glaciers have exposed many new veins and the recent sampling highlights the excellent potential of these new areas.”
The Copper Ridge showing is in the southern part of the Knauss Creek property. To the north, there is an east-west oriented cliff where malachite-azurite stains can be seen extending down slope for tens of metres. At an elevation of about 1850 m, the area extends down relatively gently toward the south with outcrops surrounded by scree fields interrupted by steep cliffs that lead to the next gentler plateau. The samples were taken over an east-west strike length of more than 250 m, a north-south extend of about 270 m and an elevation differentiation of 150 m.
The samples form a high-grade cluster with values mainly in gold, silver and copper within a fractured diorite intrusion. A system of parallel veins containing chalcopyrite, pyrite, malachite, azurite and locally with galena and sphalerite is hosting the mineralization. A few samples are anomalous in lead and zinc like the other showings on the property.
Two samples were taken up to a distance of almost 280 m west of the worked area and revealed 4.32 g/t Au, 247 g/t Ag and 1.40 % Cu (W386306) and 0.45 g/t Au, 14.9 g/t Ag and 0.50 % Cu (W386305), thus indicating the potential of extending this area to a distance up to 530 m.
All samples were taken on outcrops. The location of collected samples is illustrated in Figure 2, while the samples details are listed in Table 1.
Figure 1: Copper Ridge showing location in relation to other important targets within the Knauss Creek Property.
Figure 2: Copper Ridge highlights outcrop sample grades.
Table 1: Best 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 by Yan Ducharme.
About the Knauss Creek property
The fully owned Knauss Creek is about 35 kilometers 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 32 square kilometers and is contiguous to our optioned Holy Grail property.
Several gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc occurrences were found in the past. The most notable is the Dorreen mine where four adits were developed and, according to historical documents, around 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).
The southern tip of the Golden Triangle arrives just northwest of 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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