Spruce Ridge Resources Received Option Payments for the Viking and Kramer Properties, Viking Project, Newfoundland

2022-03-07 11:44:08

March 7, 2022 – TheNewswire – Spruce Ridge Resources Ltd. (TSXV:SHL) (OTC:SRCGF) (“Spruce Ridge” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received milestone option payments from Magna Terra Minerals Inc. (“Magna”) per the Amended Option Agreements (the “Agreements”) (See Press Release dated September 15, 2020) for the Viking and Kramer Properties.

The option payment consideration of $75,000 consisted of a cash payment of $51,388.78 as well as the issuance by Magna Terra to Spruce Ridge of 185,186 units of Magna Terra; each unit consisting of 1 common share and ½ common share purchase warrant.  One full warrant being exercisable for 1 common share of Magna Terra at an exercise price of $0.19 for 2 years from the issue date.

About the Viking Projects

The Viking Projects are located near the community of Pollard’s Point, NL.

The Project is centered along a 20-kilometre section of the Doucer’s Valley Fault, a significant geological control on, and host to, several gold deposits and untested prospects, including Viking and Thor Deposits.  Gold mineralization is hosted within a variety of rock types that include Precambrian or Ordovician granite and granodiorite, or younger volcanic and sedimentary rocks, typically along splays off the Doucer’s Valley Fault. Alteration consists of mesothermal style sericite, quartz ± iron carbonate ± sulfide veins and stockworks with 2 to 5% total sulfides consisting of pyrite, arsenopyrite, galena, chalcopyrite, and sphalerite, and locally show trace amounts of visible gold.

The Viking Project is host to significant Historic Mineral Resources, including:

  • An Historical Indicated Mineral Resource^ of 937,000 tonnes at an average grade of 2.09 g/t gold containing 63,000 ounces of gold plus an Historical Inferred Mineral Resource of 350,000 tonnes at an average grade of 1.79 g/t gold containing 20,000 ounces of gold at a cut-off grade of 1.0 g/t gold at the Thor Deposit. 

Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.  All Mineral Resource Estimates were prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 and the CIM Standards (2014).  Please refer to the NI 43-101 Technical Report with effective date August 29, 2016 by Copeland et al. (2016).  An Independent Qualified Person has not carried out sufficient work to classify the Thor Historical Mineral Resource Estimate as current and Spruce Ridge is not considering this Mineral Resource Estimate to be current.  Magna Terra considers the Thor Deposit to have potential for expansion that will be addressed in future exploration programs.  

Qualified Person and Technical Report

Colin Bowdidge, Ph.D., P.Geo. (ON and NL), Qualified Person as defined in NI43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information in this news release.  Mr. Bowdidge is a director and VP Exploration of Spruce Ridge

^The Historical Mineral Resource Estimate quoted in this press release regarding the Viking Project (Thor Deposit) is taken from the technical report: “NI 43-101 Technical Report And Mineral Resource Estimate For The Thor Deposit, Viking Project, White Bay Area, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, prepared for Anaconda Mining Inc. by David A. Copeland, P.Geo., Dr. Shane Ebert, P. Geo. and Gary Giroux, P. Eng. M.ASc., August 29, 2016. An Independent Qualified Person has not carried out sufficient work to classify the Thor Historical Mineral Resource Estimate as current and Spruce Ridge is not considering this Mineral Resource Estimate to be current.  Magna Terra considers the Thor Deposit to have potential for expansion that will be addressed in future exploration programs.

About Spruce Ridge Resources Ltd.

Spruce Ridge holds a 100% interest in 26,640 hectares in Central Newfoundland, including:

  • the 2,890-hectare Great Burnt VMS copper-gold property; 

  • the 4,575-hectare Pipestone nickel prospect and; 

  • the 19,175-hectare Foggy Pond property 

In addition to its mineral assets, Spruce Ridge acquired leases with petroleum and natural gas rights, plus shut-in oil and gas wells, pipelines, and facilities, in the Unity area of southwestern Saskatchewan and is in the process of putting these assets back into production.

Spruce Ridge currently holds 5,594,955 shares of Canada Nickel Company Inc. and 10,000,000 shares of Noble Mineral Exploration Inc.

For further information please contact:

John Ryan, President and CEO

Spruce Ridge Resources Ltd.

Phone: 519-822-5904

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Forward-Looking Statements

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