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White Rock Minerals engages technical advisor to assist with Alaskan exploration

Follow-up drill testing of targets is anticipated to begin in early August with field crews having started reconnaissance mapping and detailed sampling at the Last Chance prospect.

White Rock Minerals Ltd - White Rock Minerals engages technical advisor Quinton Hennigh to assist with exploration program in Alaska
The Last Chance Gold Prospect is a large, robust gold anomaly measuring 15 square kilometres

White Rock Minerals Ltd (ASX:WRM) has engaged experienced geologist Quinton Hennigh as technical advisor to assist with its exploration program in Alaska as well as iinvestor relations in North America.

Currently, Hennigh is chairman and president of Novo Resources Corp (CVE:NVO) (OTCMKTS:NSRPF), a company active in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and which he helped form.

He is also executive chairman at Miramont Resources Corp (CNSX:MONT) and on the boards of TriStar Gold Inc (CVE:TSG), Precipitate Gold Corp (CVE:PRG), NV Gold Corp  (CVE:NVX) and Irving Resources Inc (CNSX:IRV).

Hennigh is an experienced geologist with 25 years’ experience in exploration, mainly gold related.

He has worked in the junior resources sector for more than 13 years and was instrumental in Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd’s (TSE:KL) acquisition of the Fosterville gold mine in Victoria.

“Valued knowledge and experience”

WRM managing director and CEO Matt Gill said: “Quinton brings valued knowledge and experience relevant to all aspects of White Rock’s current exploration focus at our large Last Chance gold anomaly in the Tintina Gold belt in Alaska.

“He also provides a North American presence given the significant investor interest we have attracted from that part of the world as a result of our recent very successful over-subscribed capital raising.

“His experiences and contributions will prove to be greatly beneficial as we work toward advancing our highly prospective Last Chance gold anomaly.

“With his outstanding track record in developing and advancing exploration projects, it is clearly a benefit for White Rock and its shareholders, and I very much look forward to working with him.”

Hennigh said the Last Chance target was potentially ‘one of the largest’ and highest magnitude gold anomalies he had ever seen.

He said: “The Last Chance gold anomaly displays the highest clay fraction stream gold analyses I have ever seen and the footprint of gold anomalism is huge, especially when viewed alongside the elevated As (arsenic) and Sb (antimony).

“My suspicion is that the reason for the very high gold clay fraction stream values is that the style of mineralisation that might be present is potentially epizonal in nature.

Last Chance gold prospect

Last Chance sits within this Tintina Gold belt and is a large (15 square kilometres), strong (up to 418ppb gold) and robust gold anomaly defined by 27 stream sediment sample points.

The gold anomaly has a highly anomalous core >100ppb gold in first-order stream catchments over 3.5 kilometres of strike east-west and at >75ppb gold extends over 6 kilometres of strike.

Based on the successful definition of detailed targets from the geological reconnaissance and geochemical sampling, White Rock is planning to complete an initial 2,000-metre program of diamond core drilling commencing by early August 2020.

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