The Whirlwind Jack Gold Project is district-scale and consists of 613 mining claims covering approximately 30,584 acres (12,382 hectares) and is contiguous to the west of Great Bear’s recently announced high-grade discovery hole (Great Bear Resources Ltd. news release, Great Bear Announces High-Grade Discovery; Drills 16.5 m of 26.91 g/t Gold and 7.00 m of 44.47 g/t Gold in Two Holes at Hinge Zone, Dixie Project, Red Lake District dated August 22, 2018). Subsequent to the referenced drill discovery on the adjacent Dixie gold project, Great Bear promptly secured a $10 million investment led by Rob McEwan and McEwan Mining (Great Bear Resources Ltd. news release, Great Bear Resources Announces $10 Million Private Placement, Investment from Rob McEwan and McEwan Mining dated August 24, 2018).
The Whirlwind Jack Gold Project shares similar greenstone and geologic assemblages as the contiguous Dixie gold project. In addition to significant geological likeness, past airborne geophysical work covering Whirlwind Jack has defined a similar and continuous geophysical footprint as demonstrated at the adjacent Dixie gold project, with a long-length, arcing, magnetically disrupted trend visible across both properties (see geophysics map below).
Past exploration work has identified the presence of gold on the Whirlwind Jack Gold Project, including a historic grab sample reaching 7 g/t (see Mineral Deposit Inventory of Ontario, Deposit #MDI52N04SE00057)(https://goo.gl/41ovrt). The Whirlwind Jack Gold Project is named after “Whirlwind” Jack Hammell, one of Red Lake’s most successful gold pioneers.