2020 News

18.81 gpt Gold and 15.66 gpt Silver Over 1.80 Metres, Including 167.77 gpt Gold and 140.70 gpt Silver Over 0.20 Metres at Hammerdown

Toronto, ON (August 31, 2020) Maritime Resources (TSX.V: MAE) (“Maritime” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce  additional assay results from its 10,000 metre exploration program at the Hammerdown Gold Project (“Hammerdown” or the “Project”) located near the towns of Springdale and King’s Point, Newfoundland and Labrador (“NL”). The exploration program includes infill and grade control diamond drilling within the conceptual mine plan outlined in the recent Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA)1,2 as well as a number of pure exploration drill holes targeting several prospective areas for new high-grade discoveries and potential expansion of mineral resources.

“Maritime’s exploration program for Hammerdown continues to show high grade gold and silver intervals across a number of mineralized zones within the PEA open pit mine plan. Our exploration team and contractors have safely completed over 10,000 metres of drilling while adhering to strict Covid-19 safety procedures. Going forward we plan to expand our exploration program outwards from Hammerdown with 2-3 drill rigs targeting resource expansion opportunities along the 5 km mineralized trend, including the Orion deposit. Additionally, trenching on key areas at Whisker Valley has commenced and we will be following up with diamond drilling on several promising targets in the coming weeks,” commented Maritime President and CEO, Garett Macdonald. 

Highlights

  • 18.81 gpt Au and 15.66 gpt Ag over 1.8 metres, including 167.77 gpt Au and 140.70 gpt Ag over 0.2 metres in drill hole HD-GC-20-12
  • 12.43 gpt Au and 3.29 gpt Ag over 4.1 metres, including 89.28 gpt Au and 7.13 gpt Ag over 0.2 metres in drill hole HD-GC-20-20
  • 5.42 gpt Au and 6.24 gpt Ag over 5.1 metres, including 77.97 gpt Au and 68.60 gpt Ag over 0.3 metres in drill hole MP-20-100
  • 22.13 gpt Au and 6.29 gpt Ag over 1.4 metres, including 40.66 gpt Au and 8.85 gpt Ag over 0.3 metres in drill hole MP-20-106

Discussion of Results

Infill drilling at Hammerdown continues to intersect multiple high grade veins consistent with the mineral resource model and previous diamond drilling.

Results from grade control drilling have shown anticipated grades and hit the main vein as predicted. These holes will enable the refining of the next mineral resource model with additional data informing the short range variability of gold and silver grades throughout the deposit. 

Grade control holes HD-GC-20-08, HD-GC-20-09 and HD-GC-20-10 were extended to the planned southern pit wall  and intersected new zones of mineralization which are not included in the current mineral resource estimate. Assay results from several remaining drill holes are in the lab and results are expected to be reported in coming weeks.

Two drills are currently active at Hammerdown with one rig completing a series of short drill holes to extend zones of new mineralization encountered in the initial phase of drilling.  Additional exploration is also scheduled to begin in the coming weeks at the Lochinvar target, located 300 metres NE of Hammerdown.  Historically high grade gold was intersected in the hanging wall above the Cu-Zn-Ag mineralization. A second rig has commenced drilling at Orion on a 2,000 metre program designed to expand and refine the gold mineralization at this deposit, located 1.5 Km southwest of Hammerdown. Orion is open to the north, towards Hammerdown, and at depth.

Figure 1:  Plan View of Diamond Drill Holes Completed (click image to enlarge)

Upcoming Media & Events

Maritime is committed to continuing to be proactive in communicating its current and future activities.  A robust investor relations program is underway to ensure that shareholder engagement continues, and that the financial community and our stakeholders are kept abreast of the Company’s plans. Below is a summary of communications initiatives taking place this fall.

TODAY - Soar Financial Interview: #askMAE on SFLive with Kai Hoffmann
August 31, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT
Garett Macdonald provides a corporate update, and discusses today’s exploration results
https://www.soarfinancial.com/latest-media/
https://twitter.com/soarfinancial

6ix Summit (Live webinar)
September 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT
Corporate Update: Summer Recap and Fall Plans presented by Garett Macdonald & Jeremy Niemi
https://webinars.6ix.com/6ix/Maritime-Resources-Provides-a-Corporate-Update

Precious Metals Summit Beaver Creek (Virtual Conference)
September 15-17, 2020
Presentation September 15 at 8:15 AM EDT in Virtual Room 2
https://www.precioussummit.com/event/2020-summit-colorado/

121 Americas Mining Investment Conference
October 28-30, 2020
https://www.weare121.com/121mininginvestment-new-york/

Other Upcoming Media in September 2020 (details to be confirmed):
Crux Investor’s Founder Matthew Gordon to interview Garett Macdonald
https://www.cruxinvestor.com/

Mining Stock Daily Host Trevor Hall to interview Garett Macdonald
https://www.miningstockdaily.com/

Annual General Meeting Update

The Company advises its shareholders that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the holding of the Company’s Annual General Meeting has been delayed beyond the usual 15-month deadline from its previous annual meeting and is scheduled to be held on October 20, 2020.

Table 1: Hammerdown Gold Project – Assay Results

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Length (m)

Au g/t

Ag g/t

HD-GC-20-08

8.4

9.1

0.7

3.10

1.63

Including

8.9

9.1

0.2

10.01

3.70

HD-GC-20-08

14.0

15.0

1.0

0.67

0.20

HD-GC-20-08

29.0

30.0

1.0

0.83

0.40

HD-GC-20-08

45.7

46.0

0.3

0.69

0.70

HD-GC-20-08

51.0

52.2

1.2

0.29

1.80

HD-GC-20-08

52.9

53.4

0.5

0.35

0.70

HD-GC-20-08

60.0

60.2

0.2

8.90

1.20

HD-GC-20-08

74.0

75.0

1.0

0.65

0.30

HD-GC-20-09

12.2

12.6

0.4

4.86

7.83

Including

12.2

12.4

0.2

8.92

15.80

HD-GC-20-09

22.5

24.5

2.0

3.20

1.31

Including

23.0

23.2

0.2

14.21

2.40

Including

23.8

24.0

0.2

16.02

8.90

HD-GC-20-09

61.2

62.0

0.8

0.27

0.10

HD-GC-20-09

66.0

76.0

10.0

0.80

0.25

HD-GC-20-10

8.0

9.0

1.0

0.89

0.50

HD-GC-20-10

11.0

12.0

1.0

0.39

0.40

HD-GC-20-10

14.5

14.7

0.2

1.11

0.20

HD-GC-20-10

24.0

26.0

2.0

1.20

0.60

HD-GC-20-10

36.0

38.7

2.7

0.89

0.38

Including

36.0

37.0

1.0

2.19

0.60

HD-GC-20-10

55.1

55.8

0.7

2.63

1.21

Including

55.6

55.8

0.2

8.60

4.00

HD-GC-20-10

73.0

83.0

10.0

0.42

0.30

HD-GC-20-11

5.0

6.0

1.0

0.26

0.90

HD-GC-20-11

23.4

29.6

6.2

1.93

1.85

Including

28.2

28.7

0.5

13.36

13.30

HD-GC-20-11

40.0

40.2

0.2

1.40

0.70

HD-GC-20-11

45.6

46.2

0.6

2.64

0.61

HD-GC-20-11

50.2

51.9

1.8

0.82

0.82

HD-GC-20-12

7.5

7.7

0.2

0.77

0.10

HD-GC-20-12

14.2

16.0

1.8

18.81

15.66

Including

14.2

14.4

0.2

167.77

140.70

HD-GC-20-13

Hole stopped in void

HD-GC-20-14

Hole stopped in void

HD-GC-20-15

31.0

32.0

1.0

0.41

0.10

HD-GC-20-15

47.0

50.7

3.7

0.29

0.29

Including

47.0

48.0

1.0

0.42

0.60

Including

50.0

50.7

0.7

0.68

0.40

HD-GC-20-15

60.0

61.0

1.0

0.25

0.70

HD-GC-20-15

64.0

66.6

2.6

0.43

0.64

Including

65.9

66.6

0.7

1.17

0.64

HD-GC-20-15

69.0

71.6

2.6

0.42

0.75

Including

70.8

71.6

0.8

1.02

1.68

HD-GC-20-15

75.1

75.3

0.2

45.98

9.10

HD-GC-20-16

5.3

6.0

0.7

0.99

2.30

HD-GC-20-16

41.8

43.5

1.7

0.70

0.13

HD-GC-20-16

49.5

49.8

0.3

78.01

9.10

HD-GC-20-16

55.0

56.0

1.0

0.23

0.30

HD-GC-20-16

57.5

59.0

1.5

0.29

0.16

HD-GC-20-16

73.0

74.7

1.7

11.79

5.34

Including

73.6

74.7

1.1

17.76

4.63

Including

74.1

74.7

0.6

29.71

7.00

HD-GC-20-16

83.0

84.0

1.0

0.52

0.50

HD-GC-20-17

Hole stopped in void

HD-GC-20-18

6.3

7.0

0.7

1.19

1.13

HD-GC-20-18

17.0

19.0

2.0

1.54

1.90

HD-GC-20-19

4.5

6.8

2.4

0.70

0.81

Including

6.0

6.8

0.9

1.67

1.60

HD-GC-20-19

50.4

50.6

0.2

1.11

0.50

HD-GC-20-19

66.0

67.0

1.0

0.20

0.10

HD-GC-20-19

83.0

86.0

3.0

2.29

0.75

Including

84.3

84.8

0.5

5.19

0.90

HD-GC-20-20

8.6

12.7

4.1

12.43

3.29

Including

9.0

9.3

0.2

89.28

7.13

Including

11.3

12.7

1.5

20.58

3.89

HD-GC-20-20

24.7

24.9

0.2

9.52

2.40

MP-20-100

13.0

14.0

1.0

1.69

1.00

MP-20-100

52.0

53.0

1.0

0.21

0.10

MP-20-100

77.3

77.9

0.6

1.03

0.80

MP-20-100

87.6

92.7

5.1

5.42

6.24

Including

87.6

87.9

0.3

77.97

68.60

MP-20-100

94.5

96.9

2.5

0.65

1.82

MP-20-101

32.3

32.8

0.5

0.51

0.50

MP-20-101

33.9

34.1

0.2

0.84

1.60

MP-20-101

36.3

36.6

0.3

0.49

0.70

MP-20-101

47.0

52.0

5.0

1.43

0.80

Including

47.0

47.5

0.5

5.33

2.00

Including

51.4

51.6

0.2

17.96

7.40

MP-20-101

95.0

96.2

1.2

1.68

0.75

Including

95.8

96.2

0.4

4.09

1.80

MP-20-101

118.3

119.0

0.7

2.50

7.28

MP-20-102

11.6

12.3

0.7

0.68

1.01

MP-20-102

26.0

27.5

1.5

1.73

0.80

Including

27.3

27.5

0.2

12.53

3.40

MP-20-102

35.0

35.3

0.3

2.19

9.10

MP-20-102

51.9

52.2

0.3

0.77

0.40

MP-20-102

95.0

96.0

1.0

0.45

0.30

MP-20-96

30.7

34.0

3.3

4.10

2.56

Including

30.7

32.0

1.3

9.85

5.73

MP-20-96

31.5

32.0

0.5

17.07

9.40

MP-20-96

56.5

57.0

0.4

0.24

0.10

MP-20-96

61.0

61.7

0.7

0.26

1.00

MP-20-96

71.0

72.0

1.0

0.50

0.20

MP-20-96

75.0

76.0

1.0

0.23

0.10

MP-20-98

17.4

17.7

0.3

0.90

0.80

MP-20-99

13.0

17.1

4.0

0.48

0.82

Including

13.0

13.2

0.2

5.04

9.30

Including

16.9

17.1

0.2

3.37

1.70

MP-20-103

19.3

20.8

1.6

1.29

0.59

Including

20.5

20.8

0.3

5.36

1.60

MP-20-103

38.0

38.4

0.4

0.98

1.00

MP-20-103

75.0

78.4

3.3

0.77

0.47

Including

75.0

75.3

0.3

3.88

0.80

Including

76.2

76.5

0.3

2.33

1.30

Including

78.1

78.4

0.3

2.63

0.90

MP-20-103

97.4

99.0

1.6

1.85

0.53

Including

97.4

97.5

0.2

16.63

2.50

MP-20-104

65.6

66.4

0.8

2.72

1.09

Including

66.1

66.4

0.3

5.39

1.70

MP-20-104

91.5

91.7

0.3

21.72

3.70

MP-20-104

95.0

95.2

0.2

25.16

3.70

MP-20-104

115.1

115.3

0.2

9.10

3.70

MP-20-104

122.3

123.0

0.4

5.90

0.63

MP-20-104

129.8

130.0

0.2

58.21

10.00

MP-20-105

49.3

49.5

0.2

9.81

1.60

MP-20-105

110.2

112.1

1.9

1.92

1.38

Including

110.7

110.9

0.2

14.70

8.00

MP-20-105

126.1

127.2

1.1

9.51

4.43

MP-20-106

50.9

51.1

0.3

2.92

0.80

MP-20-106

82.7

86.0

3.3

0.66

0.15

Including

82.7

83.0

0.3

3.40

0.60

MP-20-106

108.6

110.0

1.4

22.13

6.29

Including

108.6

108.9

0.3

40.66

8.85

Including

108.8

108.9

0.1

102.05

12.30

MP-20-106

109.6

110.0

0.4

40.06

11.80

MP-20-106

113.5

113.7

0.2

12.38

2.40

MP-20-107

7.1

10.9

3.9

4.83

1.07

Including

7.1

7.3

0.2

9.23

2.10

Including

9.8

10.0

0.2

55.36

10.20

MP-20-107

110.7

110.9

0.2

1.40

0.10

MP-20-107

129.9

130.7

0.8

6.06

3.66

MP-20-107

143.1

143.3

0.2

19.02

4.10

MP-20-107

146.1

147.5

1.5

3.68

2.08

Including

146.1

146.5

0.5

11.05

6.30

MP-20-107

150.0

151.7

1.7

5.58

2.82

Including

151.0

151.2

0.2

33.79

11.70

MP-20-107

164.1

165.7

1.7

0.38

0.33

Including

164.1

164.3

0.2

2.04

1.10

MP-20-108

68.2

69.0

0.8

1.24

0.70

MP-20-109

11.8

12.2

0.4

5.11

0.70

MP-20-109

48.5

48.7

0.2

52.79

15.20

MP-20-109

99.1

99.3

0.3

2.24

0.60

MP-20-109

131.2

131.6

0.4

10.23

4.80

MP-20-109

138.2

139.6

1.4

1.79

0.46

Including

138.7

139.1

0.4

4.49

0.90

MP-20-110

33.2

33.4

0.2

2.63

0.10

MP-20-110

42.6

42.8

0.2

4.36

0.10

Intersections in above table are interpreted to be approximately true width and gold grades are not capped.

Table 2: Reported Drill Hole Locations and Orientations

DDH No.

Northing

Easting

Elevation

Collar Azimuth

Collar Dip

Total Depth (m)

MP-20-93

5,489,205

555,260

196

155

-51

154

MP-20-94

5,489,149

555,285

195

152

-53

76

MP-20-95

5,489,088

555,255

198

146

-61

100

MP-20-96

5,489,075

555,235

198

166

-62

100

MP-20-97

5,489,060

555,223

199

153

-51

31

MP-20-98

5,489,058

555,205

199

155

-54

20

MP-20-99

5,489,125

555,185

195

157

-49

41

MP-20-100

5,489,119

555,175

195

157

-62

110

MP-20-101

5,489,124

555,142

194

154

-55

125

MP-20-102

5,489,147

555,055

194

178

-45

142

MP-20-103

5,489,169

555,055

192

180

-47

178

MP-20-104

5,489,205

555,055

189

177

-48

226

MP-20-105

5,489,150

555,005

192

179

-45

150

MP-20-106

5,489,141

554,990

192

176

-52

130

MP-20-107

5,489,165

554,908

195

179

-50

175

MP-20-108

5,489,175

555,005

193

182

-49

175

MP-20-109

5,489,164

554,990

193

179

-45

157

MP-20-110

5,489,197

555,005

188

179

-45

151

HD-GC-20-08

5,489,070

554,958

198

186

-50

76

HD-GC-20-09

5,489,080

554,958

197

183

-49

79

HD-GC-20-10

5,489,089

554,958

196

177

-51

88

HD-GC-20-11

5,489,100

554,958

194

178

-51

55

HD-GC-20-12

5,489,079

554,945

196

182

-50

23

HD-GC-20-13

5,489,070

554,940

197

179

-52

7

HD-GC-20-14

5,489,070

554,932

196

187

-50

7

HD-GC-20-15

5,489,119

554,933

194

182

-51

91

HD-GC-20-16

5,489,122

554,920

194

181

-50

121

HD-GC-20-17

5,489,090

554,920

195

178

-49

26

HD-GC-20-18

5,489,080

554,920

195

175

-49

37

HD-GC-20-19

5,489,070

554,920

196

180

-51

91

HD-GC-20-20

5,489,090

554,945

195

179

-50

35

Notes:

  1. See news release dated February 29th, 2020.
  2. For further information, see the technical report titled “The Hammerdown Gold Project, Newfoundland and Labrador Preliminary Economic Assessment” with an effective date of April 15, 2020, available at www.maritimeresourcescorp.com or under the Company’s Sedar profile at www.sedar.com. There can be no certainty that exploration drilling will result in a mineral resource being delineated. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. There is also no certainty that inferred mineral resources will be converted to measured and indicated categories through further drilling, or into mineral reserves, once economic considerations are applied.

About Maritime Resources Corp.

Maritime Resources holds a 100% interest in the Green Bay Property, including the former Hammerdown gold mine and Orion project plus the Whisker Valley exploration project, all located near the Baie Verte Mining District and King’s Point, Newfoundland and Labrador. The Hammerdown gold deposit is characterized by near-vertical, narrow mesothermal quartz veins containing gold in pyrite. Hammerdown was last operated by Richmont Mines between 2000-2004 producing 143,000 ounces of gold at an average mine grade of 15.7 gpt Au through a combination of narrow vein open pit and underground mining.

On Behalf of the Board:

Garett Macdonald, MBA, P.Eng.
President and CEO

For further information, please contact:

Tania Barreto (Shaw), CPIR
Head of Investor Relations

MARITIME RESOURCES CORP.
1900-110 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5C 1T4

info@maritimegold.com
www.maritimeresourcescorp.com

Qualified Person

Exploration activities at the Hammerdown Gold Project are administered on site by the Company’s Exploration Manager, Larry Pilgrim, P.Geo and Technical Advisor Jeremy Niemi, P.Geo. In accordance with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, Larry Pilgrim, P.Geo. Exploration Manager, is the Qualified Person for the Company and has prepared, validated and approved the technical and scientific content of this news release. The Company strictly adheres to CIM Best Practices Guidelines in conducting, documenting, and reporting its exploration activities on its exploration projects.

Analytical Procedures

All samples assayed and pertaining to this press release were completed by Eastern Analytical Limited (EAL) located at Springdale, Newfoundland and Labrador. EAL is an ISO 17025:2005 accredited laboratory for a defined scope of procedures. EAL has no relationship to Maritime Resources.  Samples are delivered in sealed plastic bags to EAL by Maritime field crews where they are dried, crushed, and pulped.  Samples are crushed to approximately 80% passing a minus 10 mesh and split using a riffle splitter to approximately 250 grams.  A ring mill is used to pulverize the sample split to 95% passing a minus 150 mesh.  Sample rejects are securely stored at the EAL site for future reference.  A 30-gram representative sample is selected for analysis from the 250 grams after which EAL applies a fire assay fusion followed by acid digestion and analysis by atomic absorption for gold analysis. Other metals were analyzed by applying an acid digestion and 34 element ICP analysis finish.  EAL runs a comprehensive QA/QC program of standards, duplicates and blanks within each sample stream

Caution Regarding Forward Looking Statements:

Certain of the statements made and information contained herein is “forward-looking information” within the meaning of National Instrument 51-102 – Continuous Disclosure Obligations. Forward-looking statements are often identified by terms such as "will", "may", "should", "anticipate", "expects", "intends", "indicates" “plans” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning the potential to increase mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates, the Company’s decision to restart the Project, the Company’s plans regarding depth extension of the deposit at Hammerdown, the Company’s plans regarding completing additional infill and grade control testing within the PEA mine plan, the Company’s plans regarding drilling targets previously identified, the anticipated timing of submitting the permit registration for Hammerdown, and the Company’s decision to acquire new mineral property interests and business opportunities, amongst other things, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. All forward-looking statements and forward-looking information are based on reasonable assumptions that have been made by the Company in good faith as at the date of such information. Such assumptions include, without limitation, the price of and anticipated costs of recovery of, base metal concentrates, gold and silver, the presence of and continuity of such minerals at modeled grades and values, the capacities of various machinery and equipment, the use of ore sorting technology will produce positive results, the availability of personnel, machinery and equipment at estimated prices, mineral recovery rates, and others. Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking information, including, without limitation, the ability of the Company to continue to be able to access the capital markets for the funding necessary to acquire, maintain and advance exploration properties or business opportunities; global financial conditions, including market reaction to the coronavirus outbreak; competition within the industry to acquire properties of merit or new business opportunities, and competition from other companies possessing greater technical and financial resources; difficulties in advancing towards a development decision at Hammerdown and executing exploration programs at its Newfoundland and Labrador properties on the Company’s proposed schedules and within its cost estimates, whether due to weather conditions, availability or interruption of power supply, mechanical equipment performance problems, natural disasters or pandemics in the areas where it operates, increasingly stringent environmental regulations and other permitting restrictions or maintaining title or other factors related to exploring of its properties, such as the availability of essential supplies and services; factors beyond the capacity of the Company to anticipate and control, such as the marketability of mineral products produced from the Company’s properties, uncertainty as to whether mineral resources will ever be converted into mineral reserves once economic considerations are applied, uncertainty as to whether inferred mineral resources will be converted to the measured and indicated categories through further drilling, or into mineral reserves, once economic considerations are applied, government regulations relating to health, safety and the environment, and the scale and scope of royalties and taxes on production; the availability of experienced contractors and professional staff to perform work in a competitive environment and the resulting adverse impact on costs and performance and other risks and uncertainties, including those described in each MD&A of financial condition and results of operations. In addition, forward-looking information is based on various assumptions including, without limitation, assumptions associated with exploration results and costs and the availability of materials and skilled labour.  Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements.  Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information.  Except as required under applicable securities legislation, Maritime undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange (“TSX-V”) nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX-V) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


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