EDMONTON, ALBERTA – July 26, 2018 -- Grizzly Discoveries Inc. (TSX-V: GZD; OTCPK: GZDIF; Frankfurt: G6H) ("Grizzly" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Kinross Gold Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary, KG Exploration (Canada) Inc. (“Kinross”) has informed Grizzly that a drill will be mobilized to the Midway Target within the Greenwood Project, located near Greenwood in southern B.C. Kinross is planning a 1,200 m drill program at the Midway area during July and August, 2018, to continue the proof of concept drilling at the Midway Epithermal Target intersected in 2017. Proof-of-concept drilling in 2017 intersected silicification, alteration, anomalous geochemistry, and minor quartz veining in 2 out of 3 holes along strike, warranting further follow-up exploration.
Highlights of 2017 Kinross Exploration Program at Midway
The portions of the Greenwood Project being explored by Kinross, 100% owned by Grizzly Discoveries Inc., includes 131 claims that form a contiguous package totaling approximately 27,346 hectares, representing approximately one third of Grizzly’s land holdings at Greenwood. Kinross can earn a 75% interest on the optioned land pursuant to an Option Agreement dated September 2015 by incurring US$3 million in exploration expenditures over a 5 year period. On September 23, 2017 Kinross met the second anniversary drill meter and cost commitments as set out in the original option agreement.
The Midway target is hypothesized to be an Eocene-aged system developed within Triassic clastic sediments and limestone, and Jurassic (possibly) hornblende diorite intrusions, all unconformably overlain by Eocene Kettle River Formation sediments and Marron volcanics.
A thick blanket of massive silica occurs at the basal Eocene unconformity, with remnant outcrops dispersed intermittently over a 1 x 1 km area, in some places replacing Triassic limestone. The massive silica contains anomalous trace element geochemistry, with common disseminated marcasite and uncommon cm-scale banded marcasite clasts.
Widespread alteration and local silicification occur in the footwall of the unconformity. Two separate zones have been discovered: zone 1 is a 200 m long by 50-75 m wide zone of silicification, with peripheral alteration and multiple narrow (up to 0.5 m) chalcedonic quartz (+/-quartz breccia) veins . A second similar zone of alteration and veining is located 200 m to zone 1. The target areas were further delineated via a large soil anomaly over the exposed target area.
Rock chip and drill hole results indicate predominately argillic, and lesser propylitic alteration. Kaolinite dominates the argillic suite. The strongest zone of alteration is centered on a silicified fault near the irregular clastic/intrusive contact. Multiple narrow (to 0.5 m) chalcedonic quartz (+/- quartz breccia) veins occur within the broader zone of silicification. Values of up to 4.2 ppm Au have been recovered from these veins.
Grizzly has submitted three Notices of Work (“NOW”) programs to the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources. The planned programs cover planned exploration, including planned drilling, at the Ket 28 - Dayton and Motherlode target areas in the Greenwood Project area on lands not under option to Kinross. The third NOW program will cover potential cobalt-copper-silver (Co-Cu-Ag) drill targets at the Company’s 100% owned Robocop Project to be tested this fall after completion of an airborne survey and surface exploration activities planned during August and September 2018.
About Grizzly Discoveries Inc.
Grizzly is a diversified Canadian mineral exploration company with its primary listing on the TSX Venture Exchange with 62 million shares issued, focused on developing its precious and base metals properties in southeastern British Columbia along with significant Potash assets in Alberta. The Company holds over 180,000 acres of precious-base metal properties at its Greenwood Project; additionally, Grizzly holds 9,891 acres with Co-Cu-Ag mineralization at its Robocop Property, both located in southeastern British Columbia. The Company also holds more than 160,000 acres of properties which host diamondiferous kimberlites in the Buffalo Head Hills region of Alberta; and metallic and industrial mineral permits for potash totaling more than 60,000 acres along the Alberta-Saskatchewan border.
The content of this news release and the Company’s technical disclosure has been reviewed and approved by Michael B. Dufresne, M. Sc., P. Geol., who is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
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