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Jan 8, 2021

Bonterra provides update on bulk testing, makes new discovery at Barry North

By Stephane Villeneuve

Bonterra Resources Inc. (TSX-V: BTR) (OTCQX: BONXF) (FSE:9BR2) recently provided updates for their projects exploring the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, with a recent announcement of a newly discovered zone along their Barry Project located near Val Dor Quebec, as well as the results of the bulk sampling program at the Moroy Project showing a 9% higher head grade than expected.

2020 drilling efforts have identified the new Barry North zone with 750m of mineralized vein structures running nearly parallel to the regional Mazeres Fault and located 150m north of the previously identified Barry Zone. The gold mineralization is associated with quartz veining with some pyrite hosted within sheared mafic volcanic rocks and proximal to felsic intrusive rocks. The deposit remains open along strike and at depth.

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."

In addition to the recent discovery, the company continued infill drilling the areas surrounding the H1 and 800 zones and identified several mineralized intercepts.


Highlights from the 2020 drilling program include:


•           MB-20-290 (Barry North)3.8 g/t Au over 0.7 m

•           MB-20-295 (Barry North)2.6 g/t Au over 3.9 m

•           MB-20-302 (Barry North)3.3 g/t Au over 2.0 m

•           MB-20-298 (H1 infill) 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

•           MB-20-296 (H1 infill)  5.6 g/t Au over 1.5 m

•           MB-20-294 (800 infill) 1.8 g/t Au over 11.0 m including 8.3 g/t Au over 2.0 m


In addition to the new zone, the company provided an update on the bulk sampling program at the Moroy Project. The results show a 94.9% recovery rate, with an average head grade of 3.87 g/t. The results show a 9% increase over the original estimation of 3.54 g/t calculated by SGS.

"It is very encouraging to see the results from the Bulk Sample meet or exceed what was predicted in the geological model and the mineral resources estimated by SGS in May 2019. These results have increased our confidence in the geological model, the grade, and the mill recovery of the Moroy deposit."

The results help confirm the validity of the Geological model and resource calculations performed by SGS. The sample was processed at the Bachelor Mill using a carbon-in-pulp process.

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