Val-d’Or, QC – December 21, 2020 – Bonterra Resources Inc. (TSX-V: BTR, OTCQX: BONXF, FSE: 9BR2) (“Bonterra” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce a new gold discovery at Barry North. Recent exploration drilling has confirmed the existence of gold mineralized vein structures spanning approximately 750 metres (“m”) in length along strike, approximately 150 m north of the Barry gold deposit. The Barry North zone is proximal and subparallel to the Mazères regional fault. These vein structures remain open along strike and at depth. Barry North’s gold mineralization is associated with quartz veining with some pyrite hosted within sheared mafic volcanic rocks and proximal to felsic intrusive rocks.
The best results obtained from the newly discovered Barry North zone include several intersections which are as follows: 3.8 g/t Au over 0.7 m in hole MB-20-290, 2.6 g/t Au over 3.9 m in hole MB-20-295 and 3.3 g/t Au over 2.0 m in hole MB-20-302. These holes are located just north and adjacent to the Barry deposit (See Table 1 and Figure 1).
Pascal Hamelin, President and CEO commented: “This newly discovered zone near surface is very promising and confirms the existence of previously untested gold mineralization just north of the Barry deposit. We look forward to receiving more drill results from this zone.”
The Company has drilled 42 holes representing a total of 15,225 m at Barry since July 23, 2020. Results from 11 holes have been received since the press release dated October 21, 2020 (See Table 1 and Figures 1 and 2).
In addition, infill drilling continues to confirm the western mineral continuity of the H1 and 800 zones at Barry. The best results include 7.4 g/t Au over 2.3 m, including 20.4 g/t Au over 0.8 m and 5.7 g/t Au over 0.5 m in hole MB-20-298 and 5.6 g/t Au over 1.5 m in hole MB-20-296 for the H1 Sector and H1 zones, respectively. The 800 zone was intersected with 1.8 g/t Au over 11.0 m including 8.3 g/t Au over 2.0 m in hole MB-20-294 (See Table 1 and Figures 1 and 2).
Quality control and reporting protocols
The Barry project’s drill core gold analyses are performed at the Bachelor Mine’s analytical laboratory (the “Laboratory”). The Company employs a rigorous QA-QC analysis program that meets industry standards. The analyses are carried out by the fire assay (A.A.) with atomic absorption finish. Blanks, duplicates, and certified reference standards are inserted into the sample stream to monitor the Laboratory’s performance. The Company’s QA-QC program requires that at least 10% of samples be analyzed by an independent laboratory. These verification samples are sent to ALS Minerals laboratory facility located in Val-d’Or, Quebec. The verifications show a high degree of correlation with the Laboratory’s results.
Marc Ducharme, P.Geo. and Bonterra’s Exploration Manager, has compiled and approved the information contained in this press release. Mr. Ducharme is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Pascal Hamelin, President & CEO
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