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Gatling resumes drilling high-grade extensions along main break and new trends at Larder Lake

Jul 24, 2020

GATLING EXPLORATION will resume all exploration activities in August 2020, including drilling on its advanced Larder Gold Project in Ontario. The 13,000 meter, multi-phase program will target all three high-grade deposits along the 4.5 kilometer trend, as well as following up at the Kir Vit prospect, where the Company’s first program hit mineralization in 13 out of 16 holes and discovered two new gold trends.

2020 Program at Fernland, Cheminis and Bear Deposits 

  • Phase I - deposit connection drilling (4,000 meters). Finish testing the continuity of mineralization between Fernland and Chemins to establish a 4.5 kilometer strike length of gold mineralization (Figure 1).
  • Phase II – western extension drilling (4,000 meters). Test the western extent of mineralization at Fernland towards the Omega deposit where more than 500 meters of favourable geology remains untested (Figure 2). This has the potential to increase the mineralized strike at Larder to 5.0 kilometers.
  • Phase III – near surface and depth drilling (2,000 meters). Test targets that displayed widespread near surface mineralization in 2019 and depth extensions at Fernland, Cheminis and Bear.

2020 Program at Kir Vit Prospect 

  • Phase I – field work. Conduct outcrop stripping, detailed structural mapping and channel sampling at multiple locations along both mineralized trends (intrusion-related and conglomerate hosted) and new Riedel structural targets.
  • Phase II – follow up drilling (3,000 meters). Follow up successful results from 2019 drilling and test additional targets identified in Kir Vit Phase I.

Nathan Tribble, VP Exploration for Gatling, commented, “Our first round of drilling at Larder was a great success and we have multiple targets lined up for the new program. Thanks to our extensive fieldwork and historical databank, we are excited about the growth prospects at our existing deposits, as well as at our new Kir Vit prospect.”

Exploration at Regional Targets

  • Regional mapping and sampling program to follow up on historical surface samples, showings and new structural trends from recently completed Lidar survey (Figure 3).

Recent Achievements

  • Gatling established a 2.5 kilometer strike length of gold mineralization with its first drill program (2019/20), connecting the Bear and Cheminis deposits, within a large 4.5 kilometer trend.
  • Drilling in 2019 included significant high-grade gold intersections at all 3 deposits including, 85.1 g/t Au over 3.0 meters, 20.7 g/t Au over 6.1 meters, 10.8 g/t Au over 8.0 meters, and 11.9 g/t Au over 4.0 meters (Figure 1).
  • Geophysical and structural analysis provided multiple new regional targets and refined existing targets (Figure 4).
  • Discovery of 2 new gold mineralization trends at the Kir Vit prospect included conglomerate and intrusion related gold mineralization 

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