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Great Bear Drills 1,600 g/t Gold over 0.70 m at 150 m Depth in Hinge Zone, Dixie Project (51.29 ounces per tonne over 2.30 feet)

January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Great Bear Resources (the “Company” or “Great Bear”, TSX-V: GBR) today reported drill results from the Hinge Zone (“DHZ”) and South Limb Zone (“DSL”) at its 100% owned Dixie Project in the Red Lake District of Ontario.  Results include 1,602.73 g/t gold over 0.70 metres (approximate true width) at 150 metres vertical depth.  An image of the gold mineralization in DHZ-014 is shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Image of 1,602.73 g/t (51.29 ounces per tonne) gold in Hinge Zone drill hole DHZ-014.  The image is selective and is not representative of the gold mineralization hosted on the property.

Chris Taylor, President and CEO of Great Bear said, “Our Hinge and South Limb Zone are part of a continuous gold vein system which is interpreted to extend along 300 metres in strike length and has been drill tested to a depth of 212 metres.  The zone remains open in all directions and occurs immediately south of a regional east-west trending D2 fold hinge and associated structures which extends for approximately 10 kilometres into undrilled areas.   For comparison, the Red Lake-Campbell complex (Red Lake Gold Mine) also occurs proximal to a regional D2 fold where shear zones developed and acted as primary hydrothermal fluid conduits, across a 3.2 kilometre by 2.2 kilometre area.  Great Bear’s 2019 drill program is fully funded, and results will continue to be released regularly in batches as the program progresses.”

Hinge zone hole DHZ-014 intersected a 10.1 metre wide vein zone (approximate true width).  Visible gold was observed at both its upper and lower contacts (Table 1).  The vein zone is part of the larger Hinge/South Limb vein system, which parallels an ultramafic unit and deep-seated fault at the centre of the Dixie gold system (Figure 2).  The DSL/DHZ vein system has been intersected in 28 drill holes across 300 metres of strike length to-date and is open along strike and at depth.  The D2 fold axis that appears to be a significant gold control has been traced through geophysical methods across more than 10 kilometres of strike length.  DHZ-014 was drilled to test Great Bear’s 3D vein model, which accurately predicted veining would be present within 15 metres of the actual intercept.

Table 1: Detailed assay results including both metric and imperial units from across the complete mineralized zone in Hinge zone drill hole DHZ-014.  Interval begins at 150 metres vertical depth.

Drill Hole  

From
(m)

To
(m)

Width*
(m)

Gold 
(g/t)

Gold 
(oz/t)

Width*
(ft)

DHZ-014

top contact

176.50

177.00

0.50

58.40

1.87

1.64

 

180.70

186.60

5.90

190.78

6.11

19.36

vein interval

181.80

185.10

3.30

340.90

10.91

10.83

lower contact

183.90

185.10

1.20

935.64

29.94

3.94

including

184.40

185.10

0.70

1602.73

51.29

2.30

* width is determined to be 95-100% of true width based on intersection points of the drill hole intercept with the geological model and oriented drill core data. Complete assays of zone below in Table 3.

Other results include additional gold intervals from previously reported Hinge and South Limb drill holes (see news release of December 12, 2018), identified during assaying of the entire drill holes, and are provided in Table 2.  8 of 19 drill holes completed in December 2018 across 220 metres strike length of the South Limb and Hinge zones intersected intervals of greater than 15 g/t gold.

Table 2: Additional gold intervals from drill holes previously released by Great Bear from the Hinge and South Limb Zones.  Original results were provided on December 12, 2018.

Drill Hole  

From
(m)

To
(m)

Width
(m)

Gold 
(g/t)

Vertical 
Depth (m)

Zone

DHZ-012

 

275.60

277.60

2.00

2.73

223

Hinge

including

275.60

276.15

0.55

6.02

 

DSL-014

 

100.50

102.00

1.50

4.16

81

South Limb

and

163.50

166.50

3.00

4.85

132

including

164.50

166.50

2.00

7.17

 

and including

164.50

165.50

1.00

13.33

 

and including

164.50

165.00

0.50

25.82

 

DSL-015

 

165.85

170.80

4.95

1.21

156

South Limb

including

169.50

170.30

0.80

5.45

 

and

173.00

173.50

0.50

9.33

 

* width is determined to be 95-100% of true width based on intersection points of the drill hole intercept with the geological model and oriented drill core data.

A cross section through the Hinge Zone is shown on Figure 2.  A map showing the Dixie gold zones and current drill results is shown on Figure 3.  A long section through the South Limb and Hinge zones is shown on Figure 4.  All assays received from the mineralized zone in DHZ-014 and a description of the observed geology are provided in Table 3.

Figure 2: Cross section of Hinge Zone showing central ultramafic and adjacent drill results to-date.  Dixie Limb Zone is located to the right of this image and also parallels the central ultramafic.

Figure 3: Plan map of the Dixie Gold System showing the drill collar locations and hole traces of currently reported gold results.

Great Bear is currently undertaking a fully-funded 30,000 metre, approximately 150 drill hole program that is expected to continue through 2019 and 2020.  A second drill rig will be added to the project in early 2019 to accelerate this work.

Additional photos of mineralization are provided at the Company’s web site at www.greatbearresources.com.

Webinar

Great Bear will host a webinar to discuss the Company’s recent drill results and its recently released 3D model. The webinar will take place on Thursday, January 17th at 11:00am PST/2:00pm EST. Management will be available to answer questions following the presentation. Online access and dial-in numbers are:

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Figure 4: Long section through the DHZ/DSL as drilled to-date showing currently reported drill results. 

Table 3: All assay intervals and geological description of each interval of DHZ-014 in the vein zone.

Drill Hole

From 
(m)

To
(m)

Gold 
(g/t)

Description

DHZ-014

176.5

177

58.4

High-Fe Tholeiitic Pillow Basalt with quartz veining with visible gold

DHZ-014

177

177.5

0.066

High-Fe Tholeiitic Pillow Basalt

DHZ-014

177.5

178.5

0.027

High-Fe Tholeiitic Pillow Basalt

DHZ-014

178.5

180

0.023

High-Fe Tholeiitic Pillow Basalt

DHZ-014

180

180.7

0.031

High-Fe Tholeiitic Pillow Basalt

DHZ-014

180.7

181.2

0.297

High-Fe Tholeiitic Pillow Basalt

DHZ-014

181.2

181.8

0.385

High-Fe Tholeiitic Pillow Basalt

DHZ-014

181.8

182.4

2.955

Quartz Vein

DHZ-014

182.4

182.9

0.285

Quartz Vein

DHZ-014

182.9

183.4

0.169

High-Fe Tholeiitic Pillow Basalt

DHZ-014

183.4

183.9

0.367

Argillite

DHZ-014

183.9

184.4

1.715

Argillite

DHZ-014

184.4

185.1

1602.73

Quartz Vein with 3-5% visible gold

DHZ-014

185.1

185.6

0.137

Quartz Vein

DHZ-014

185.6

186.1

0.337

Calc-Alk Massive Basalt

DHZ-014

186.1

186.6

0.119

Calc-Alk Massive Basalt

About Great Bear

The Dixie property is located approximately 15 minutes’ drive along Highway 105 from downtown Red Lake, Ontario.  The Red Lake mining district has produced over 30,000,000 ounces of gold and is one of the premier mining districts in Canada, benefitting from major active mining operations including the Red Lake Gold Mine of Goldcorp Inc., plus modern infrastructure and a skilled workforce.  The Dixie property covers a drill and geophysically defined 10 kilometre gold mineralized structure similar to that hosting other producing gold mines in the district.  In addition, Great Bear is also earning a 100% royalty-free interest in its West Madsen properties which total 3,860 hectares and are contiguous with Pure Gold Mining Inc.’s Madsen property.  All of Great Bear’s Red Lake projects are accessible year-round through existing roads.

Drill core is logged and sampled in a secure core storage facility located in Red Lake Ontario.  Core samples from the program are cut in half, using a diamond cutting saw, and are sent to Activation Laboratories Ltd. in Ancaster Ontario, and SGS Canada Inc. in Red Lake, Ontario, both of which are accredited mineral analysis laboratories, for analysis. All samples are analysed for gold using standard Fire Assay-AA techniques. Samples returning over 3.0 g/t gold are analysed utilizing standard Fire Assay-Gravimetric methods. Certified gold reference standards, blanks and field duplicates are routinely inserted into the sample stream, as part of Great Bear’s quality control/quality assurance program (QAQC).  No QAQC issues were noted with the results reported herein.

Mr. R. Bob Singh, P.Geo, Director and VP Exploration, and Ms. Andrea Diakow P.Geo, Exploration Manager for Great Bear are the Qualified Persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101 responsible for the accuracy of technical information contained in this news release.

For further information please contact Mr. Chris Taylor, P.Geo, President and CEO at 604-646-8354, or Mr. Knox Henderson, Investor Relations, at 604-551-2360.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

“Chris Taylor”                                  

Chris Taylor, President and CEO

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