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GTA Adds to Burnt Pond in Central Newfoundland

Aug 19, 2015

(Burlington, Aug 19, 2015) GTA Resources and Mining Inc. (TSXV: “GTA”) has added to its Burnt Pond Property in central Newfoundland by staking the contiguous Burnt Pond Prospect (Zn-Pb-CuAg).
 
The total Burnt Pond project area, located 8 km on strike from Teck Resources Ltd.’s Duck Pond Mine, now consists of a total of 136 claim units (34.0 sq. km.).
 
The recently staked claims (26 claim units) came open for staking after being tied up for 18 years. The highly prospective Burnt Pond Prospect is located in the centre of these claims. This prospect was discovered in 1973 and has been interpreted by third parties by as a 500 meter long Zn-Pb rich stringer sulphide zone. Drilling in 2001 had a best result of 0.79% Cu, 24.0% Pb, 25.8% Zn, 791.1 gpt Ag and 1.6 gpt Au over 0.37 meters (drill width) at a vertical depth of 405 m. (Volcanic Metals Exploration Inc., April 6, 2001 press release). This intersection remains completely open for expansion.

Burnt Pond and the Burnt Pond Prospect allow GTA to diversify into a zinc-copper project, in a proven producing belt with excellent infrastructure and a mining friendly jurisdiction. It covers a highly prospective package of base metal/precious metal mineralization within the Tally Pond volcanic belt, host to the Duck Pond Mine and other Cu-Zn-Ag-Au massive sulphide deposits. 
 
Burnt Pond is proximal to the Duck Pond Mine which during its mine life produced approximately 6 million tonnes grading approximately 3% Cu, 6% Zn, 60 g/t Ag and 0.9 g/t Au from two deposits.
 
The 100%-owned GTA claims are underlain by the same geological package of altered felsic volcanic rocks as are common to the Duck Pond Mine. The area has extensive geophysical and geochemical coverage with limited third party historic drilling. Untested EM (electro-magnetic) targets, coincident with anomalous base metals (Zn, Cu, Pb, Au and Ag) in both rock and soils, remain to be evaluated.
 
Commented Wayne Reid, President and CEO of GTA “This recent staking of the Burnt Pond Prospect is a key part of GTA’s Burnt Pond land package. The GTA property now covers an 8 km strike length of strongly altered felsic volcanic rocks with impressive base metal mineralization immediately northeast of Teck’s Duck Pond Mine complex. The Prospect exhibits both wide widths of stringer type base metal mineralization and narrow high grade massive sulfide mineralization with grades up to 50% combined Zn-Pb-Cu over narrow widths. The existing targets can be easily advanced to a drill stage with the use of more modern technology. The zinc market appears ready for a strong rebound in both demand and pricing and this represents an opportunistic low cost entry into this market, with no option commitments or future royalties payable.”
 
The initial exploration program will consist of compilation of previous work, grid geophysics (gravity and EM) along the favourable geology with follow-up drilling anticipated for late 2015. 
 
Robert Duess, P. Geo, VP Exploration for GTA and a qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for this release, and supervised the preparation of the information forming the basis for this release. Where third party information is referred to, GTA has not assisted in the preparation or compilation of such information and cannot attest to the reliability of such
information.

 
About GTA
 
GTA is a well-funded publicly traded mineral exploration company. It is led by an experienced and successful management team and is focused on exploring for gold and graphite in Canada. GTA is a tightly held company having 32,106,855 shares outstanding of which insiders control approximately 21%. The Company’s shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “GTA.” The Company currently has three projects located in northern Ontario: the 51% owned Northshore Project, near Schreiber; the 100% owned Auden Project near Hearst; and, the Ivanhoe Project near Folyet, in which it has an option to acquire a 100% interest. GTA also has the 100%-owned Burnt Pond Project in central Newfoundland, proximal to the past-producing Duck Pond Cu-Zn Mine.
 
On behalf of the board of directors GTA Resources and Mining Inc.

Source: http://www.gtaresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Press-Release-%E2%80%93-August-19-2015-%E2%80%93-GTA-Adds-to-Burnt-Pond-in-Central-Newfoundland.pdf