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McLaren Resources receives exploration permit for McCool Property near Timmins

Aug 11, 2021

McLaren Resources Inc. has been issued a mineral exploration permit by the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines for its 100% - owned McCool gold property in Timmins. 

The McCool Permit has been issued to McLaren for an initial two-year term. This permit allows McLaren to undertake various surface exploration activities on the property including line-cutting, geological and geophysical surveys and diamond drilling. As soon as logistics are in place, McLaren intends to commence a first phase diamond drilling program on the McCool property. It is anticipated that this phase one program will consist of drilling up to 10 holes. This program will be designed to further evaluate and trace the gold mineralization known to exist on the property from the work of previous owners during the period 1982-1987. 

McLaren was previously issued a mineral exploration permit by MENDM for its 100%-owned Kerrs gold property (see news release dated June 30, 2021). 

The 275 hectare ("ha") McCool gold property, along with the 775 ha Kerrs gold property, were acquired from Newmont Corporation ("Newmont") in mid-2020 in exchange for a four-year option on McLaren's Augdome gold property which lies immediately east of Newmont's past-producing Dome Gold Mine in Timmins (see news release dated May 14, 2020).

The McCool and Kerrs gold properties are located within the Abitibi Greenstone Belt along the Destor- Porcupine Deformation Zone, which is host to many of the gold deposits in the area, approximately 85 km east of Timmins city centre. The McCool and Kerrs properties are located near several gold mines and development projects including the Black Fox Mine, the Fenn Gib project, the Golden Highway project, the Garrison project and the Holt Holloway Mine complex, which are all situated along Hwy 101 east of Timmins. McLaren also owns a 100% interest in the past-producing Blue Quartz Gold Mine property which is located approximately 22 km west of the McCool property

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