Vancouver, B.C. Canada, February 4, 2021; Belmont Resources Ltd. (“Belmont”), (or the “Company”), (TSX.V: BEA; FSE: L3L2) is pleased to announce that it has started drilling on the 100% owned Athelstan-Jackpot (A-J) gold project in Greenwood Mining Camp of southern British Columbia. The 2,000 metre drill program is targeting potential causative sources of gold beneath two past producing gold mines.
Drilling is focusing on two primary gold trends; East-West A-J and the North-South Contact mineralized gold trends.
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East-West A-J Mineralized Gold Trend
This mineralized trend includes the two past producing Athelstan and Jackpot gold mines which collectively produced 7,000 ozs Au & 9,000 ozs Ag (Minfile 082ESE047). The two mines and at least 9 known gold mineralized zones extending over an approximate area of 240 by 1,000 metres are associated with listwanite a key ultramafic rock alteration directly associated with several multi-million ounce gold deposits in Atlin, Bralorne and Barkerville (British Columbia), as well as the Motherlode District in California.
Drilling is targeting a large chargeability anomaly (>30 millisecond) 150m beneath the two past producing gold mines. The anomaly is interpreted to reflect a large zone of high-sulfide content with potential gold content and may be possible causative source(s) of extensive gold mineralization at surface including the two historic gold mines.
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North-South Contact Mineralized Gold Trend
This mineralized trend is a “Structural Intersection” between the east west A-J Mineralized trend and a north south Contact zone between listwanite and a granodiorite intrusive.
This trend is associated with a strong magnetic low signature which extends to depth. Listwanite on the property has a magnetic low signature as a result of the destruction of magnetite during the alteration process, making this a compelling drill target.
|Contact Gold Trend Section – click to view|
Listwanite-hosted gold-bearing massive sulfide mineralization occurs at the A Zone and J-34 zone, 50 m east of a granodiorite intrusive contact which is interpreted to underlie the shallow north-dipping band of listwanite that hosts the near surface mineralization in this area.
- 1986 historic chip sampling returned grades from 0.75 g/t Au to 19.97 g/t Au .
- 2002 historic chip samples by a previous operator returned 35.2 g/t Au over a 3 m true thickness in one trench and 26.2 g/t Au over a 2.5 m true thickness in a second section .
- 1986 historic chip sampling returned grades of 17.75 g/t Au, 19.28 g/t Au and 23.97 g/t Au. 
- 2003 trenching by a previous operator returned grades of 6.6 g/t Au over a 3.7 m true thickness in one area, and 1.9 g/t Au over 6.8 m true thickness in a second area. 
 McDougall, J. 1989, Report on the Athelstan-Jackpot Property for Toscano Resources Ltd.
 Caron, L., 2002. Assessment Report on the Athelstan-Jackpot Property, Geology, Trenching, Geochemistry and Metallurgy, for W. Hallauer. BC MEMPR Assessment Report 27044.
 Caron, L., 2003. Assessment Report on the Athelstan-Jackpot Property, Trenching and Rock Sampling, for M. Hallauer and T. Hallauer. BC MEMPR Assessment Report 27302.
About Belmont Resources Inc.
Belmont Resources is engaged in the business of acquiring past producing gold-copper mines located in the highly prospective Greenwood-Republic mining camps. By utilizing new exploration technology and geological modelling the company is identifying possible sources of gold-copper mineralization beneath the relatively shallow past producing mines.
The Belmont project portfolio includes:
– Athelstan-Jackpot, B.C. – 100%, Athelstan & Jackpot Gold mines
– Pathfinder, B.C. – 100%, Bertha & Pathfinder Gold-Silver mines
– Come By Chance, B.C. – 100%, Betts Copper-Gold mine
– Lone Star, Wash. – LOI, Lone Star Copper-Gold mine
– Kibby Basin, Nevada – 100%, Lithium
– Crackingstone, Sask – 50%, Uranium
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
George Sookochoff, CEO/President
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