Spruce Ridge Acquires Large Land Package with Gold Exploration Potential
September 14, 2021 – TheNewswire - Spruce Ridge Resources Ltd. (TSXV:SHL) (OTC:SRCGF) - (“Spruce Ridge” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has acquired from a private company 767 claims totaling 19,175 hectares which are contiguous to the current Great Burnt Copper-Gold Property. With this new addition, Spruce Ridge’s land position has increased to 26,000 hectares.
The newly acquired claims cover a large, previously unexplored area underlain by Lower Paleozoic siliciclastic rocks, similar to those hosting recently discovered gold deposits on the Queensway Project of New Found Gold Corp. and the Moosehead Project of Sokoman Minerals Corp. Re-interpretation of province-wide airborne magnetic data has indicated previously undocumented structural complexity, including a regional-scale fold and possible crustal-scale fault structures similar to the structures that are now known to localize gold mineralization in Central Newfoundland. The fold feature may cause the mineralized horizon containing the Great Burnt copper deposit and the South Pond gold and copper-gold zones to be repeated on the western limb. Local magnetic anomalies have been interpreted as possible ophiolite slivers along a northeast-trending structure that may be similar to the GRUB line.
Figure 1: Spruce Ridge Resources Great Burnt Lake Property with Highlighting of Newly Acquired Claims.
John Ryan, CEO of Spruce Ridge Resources stated “We are excited by this opportunity to enter the Central Newfoundland gold rush at the grass-roots level. Spruce Ridge will shortly be drilling the South Pond “B” gold zone, a 1.2-kilometer-long zone of strata-bound gold that was last drilled in the 1980s. These newly acquired claims give us the chance to expand our gold focus to include a large area of prospective ground that has seen little or no historical exploration. The magnetic interpretation indicates that the new claims may include deep crustal structures like the Appleton Fault and the GRUB line, with the gold potential that they imply. Our first step will be an airborne magnetic and EM survey, with subsequent ground follow-up”
Spruce Ridge will pay the vendors staking fees of $49,855 and will issue 2 million Spruce Ridge shares with the first million shares to be issued upon approval and the second million shares will be issued after receiving the results of a Magnetic Gradiometer survey over the property. This acquisition is subject to TSX Venture approval.
Colin Bowdidge, Ph.D, P.Geo., Director and Officer is a "Qualified Person" under National Instrument 43-101 and the Vice President, Exploration of Spruce Ridge has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this press release.
About Spruce Ridge Resources Ltd.
Spruce Ridge holds a 100% interest in the Great Burnt Copper-Gold Property in Central Newfoundland which covers a series of copper ± gold rich VMS deposits. Spruce Ridge recently acquired certain mineral leases with petroleum and natural gas rights, plus oil and gas wells, pipelines and facilities in the Unity area of southwestern Saskatchewan. Included in the purchase are 793 ha of petroleum and natural gas rights from surface to the base of the Mannville Group with an average working interest of 84%. The purchase includes 5 active oil wells, 10 suspended oil and gas wells, heavy oil facilities, pipelines, and an active produced water disposal well. Spruce Ridge Resources sold its interest in in the Crawford Nickel-Cobalt Sulphide project to Canada Nickel Company Inc. but retained ground which contains VMS and gold targets. In 2015, Spruce Ridge optioned its Viking/Kramer gold properties in Western Newfoundland to Anaconda Mining Inc.
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John Ryan, President and CEO
Spruce Ridge Resources Ltd.
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