Canadian Mining Journal


AWARD: Great Bear goes home with NWOPA discovery trophy

Visible gold occurs frequently in core from the Dixie Hinge zone. (Image: Great Bear Resources)

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The exploration team of Great Bear Resources has won the Bernie Schnieders Discovery of the Year Award for finding high grade gold zones at its Dixie property near Red Lake, Ont.

The company recently drilled its Dixie Hinge zone, intersecting 30.15 g/t gold over 7.3 metres, 130.49 g/t over 1.5 metres, 11.72 g/t over 4.0 metres and 50.72 g/t over 0.5 metre in a single hole.

The award was presented by the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association on April 2 at the 2019 Ontario Prospectors Exploration Showcase annual banquet in this northern Ontario city

Great Bear president and CEO Chris Taylor thanked the NWOPA for the honor, as well as support from the mining industry, and partial funding from the Ontario Prospector Association’s junior exploration assistance program.

Read the latest corporate presentation at to learn how the Dixie discoveries were made.