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Gatling Intersects High-Grade Gold at Fernland: Further Validating and Extending 4.5 km Scale Mineralized Footprint at Larder Project

Vancouver, British Columbia, January 30, 2020 – GATLING EXPLORATION INC. (TSXV: GTR, OTCQX: GATGF) (the “Company” or “Gatling) is pleased to announce initial drill results from Fernland, at the Larder gold project in Ontario, Canada. High-grade, near surface gold mineralization has been intersected within a broader widespread mineralized zone, including 11.9 g/t Au over 4.0 meters. These results confirm mineralization 2 kilometers west of the Cheminis deposit and further extend the 4.5 kilometer mineralized footprint at Larder. Importantly, the strength and location of these results facilitates an aggressive step out drilling strategy along trend to fill the gap between the Fernland and Cheminis deposits.  

News Highlights

  • Near Surface Mineralization with Phase I Drilling at Fernland: Drilling encountered a combination of high-grade and widespread gold mineralization within 50 meters of surface
  • High-grade mineralization encountered at western extent of 4.5 kilometer strike: Fernland intercepts align with known mineralized zones at Cheminis, indicating potential continuity between deposits. Future drilling will concentrate on stepping out along trend in order to fill in 400 meter distance between zones.
  • Historical Exploration at Fernland: Historic near surface drilling at Fernland includes 3.3 g/t Au over 12.2 meters (FL-88-47), 4.3 g/t Au over 6.3 meters (FL-88-61) and 2.2 g/t Au over 13.4 meters. More than 20,000 meters have been drilled at Fernland, none of which are included in the historic resource estimates at the Larder Gold project.

Nav Dhaliwal, President and CEO, stated “We are very pleased with the initial drill results from Fernland – one of three high-grade gold deposits at our Larder project. The location of these successful drill holes is a strong indicator of continuity between the Fernland and Cheminis zones and allows us to aggressively target the remaining gap between these zones.

Table 1. Fernland Drill Hole Highlights

Hole ID From (m) To (m) Length (m) Au (g/t) Zone
GTR-19-024 81.0 85.0 4.0 11.9 South
GTR-19-026 75.0 79.0 4.0 1.5 South
GTR-19-027 72.0 81.0 9.0 3.5 South
Including 72.0 77.0 5.0 5.4 South
GTR-19-031 15.0 30.0 15.0 1.6 South
GTR-19-033 67.0 78.0 11.0 1.9 South
Including 71.0 75.0 4.0 3.1 South
GTR-19-035 29.6 46.0 16.4 1.1 South
GTR-19-037 120.0 122.0 2.0 2.5 South

Larder Gold Project long section showing the new drill results from Fernland and target areas for the 2020 drill campaign.
Figure 1. Larder Gold Project long section showing the new drill results from Fernland and target areas for the 2020 drill campaign.

Gatling Exploration 2019 drill plan map highlighting locations of recent drill holes at Fernland and showing extension drill target areas for the 2020 drill campaign.
Figure 2. Gatling Exploration 2019 drill plan map highlighting locations of recent drill holes at Fernland and showing extension drill target areas for the 2020 drill campaign.

About Gatling Exploration

Gatling Exploration is a Canadian gold exploration company focused on advancing the Larder Gold Project, located in the prolific Abitibi greenstone belt in Northern Ontario. The Larder property hosts three high-grade gold deposits along the Cadillac-Larder Lake Break, 35 kilometers east of Kirkland Lake. The project is 100% controlled by Gatling and is comprised of patented and unpatented claims, leases and mining licenses of occupation within the McVittie and McGarry Townships. The 3,370 hectare project area is positioned 7 kilometers west of the Kerr Addison Mine, which produced 11 million ounces of gold. All parts of the Larder property are accessible by truck or all-terrain vehicles on non-serviced roads and trails.

Qualified Person

The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Nathan Tribble, P. Geo., VP Exploration of Gatling Exploration and a Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS,

Nav Dhaliwal, President and CEO
Gatling Exploration Inc.

For further information on Gatling, contact Investor Relations
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Email: ir@gatlingexploration.com

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Forward Looking Statements: Statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements, which are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainness and other factors that may cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in our forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results may vary, and we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.

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