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Underground Drilling confirms multiple gold zones at Barry - Intersects 157.6 g/t Au over 1.3 metres

Val-d’Or, QC – March 4, 2019: Bonterra Resources Inc. (TSX-V: BTR, OTCQX: BONXF, FSE: 9BR1) (“Bonterra” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce results from its recently completed underground drilling campaign at the Barry project, with new high-grade gold mineralization intersections in various zones.

Drilling highlights include:

  • 13.4 g/t Au over 3.2 metres in hole BR18-03
  • 8.2 g/t Au over 5.3 metres in hole BR18-05
  • 15.4 g/t Au over 2.3 metres in hole BR18-08
  • 157.6 g/t Au over 1.3 metres in hole BR18-12B
  • 15.5 g/t Au over 4.5 metres in hole BR19-25

These results are from Bonterra’s diamond drilling campaign undertaken on the Barry Deposit during Q4 2018 and Q1 2019. The program consisted of 25 sub-horizontal drill holes totaling 7,548 metres. This campaign was successful in confirming the multiple gold zones utilizing 20- to 30-metre drill spacings, mainly on Level 100 (see attached figure). Most of the drill holes intersected gold mineralization where it was anticipated based on our current models.

Greg Gibson, Interim CEO, states: “We are extremely pleased with our recent underground drilling campaign at Barry which has proven to be a large success, attesting to the robust continuity and grade of the deposit. This new drilling data on the Barry deposit will be included in the upcoming property-wide resource estimate.”

The definition drilling campaign validates the location and grade of the gold-bearing zones at Barry and will allow for the planning of a proposed bulk sample in the upcoming months. The company also intends to increase the size of the Barry deposit by drill-testing multiple mineralized shears and tensional veins that remain open at depth along strike and down-dip.

The gold mineralization at the Barry project is structurally controlled and is hosted in a sheared basalt containing quartz-carbonate-albite veins with pyrite. Bonterra has identified five main sub-vertical and sub-parallel shear zones and approximately ten secondary more shallow-dipping tension veins. These structures are open in all directions.

Drilling highlights:

Hole From (m) To (m) Length* (m) Grade (g/t) Zone
BR18-01 283.6 286.0 2.4 9.9 800
BR18-03 285.7 286.7 1.0 17.9 800
  307.4 310.6 3.2 13.4 H3
BR18-05 206.9 208.2 1.3 7.8 H7
  278.2 283.4 5.2 8.2 800
BR18-07 291.5 296.0 4.5 4.8 800
BR18-10 296.6 299.0 2.4 12.5 800
  330.5 331.5 1.0 7.3 H3
BR18-08 246.4 248.2 1.8 8.4 H7
  292.3 296.2 3.9 3.0 800
  343.9 346.2 2.3 15.4 H3
BR18-09 168.5 172.2 3.7 4.6 950
  253.3 254.3 1.0 12.3 H7
BR18-11 77.7 79.2 1.5 16.5 1000
  297.6 303.4 5.8 2.0 800
  334.6 336.5 1.9 10.8 H3
BR18-12 220.7 222.2 1.5 8.6 H7
BR18-12B 213.0 214.9 1.9 4.1 H7
  224.5 226.0 1.5 3.6 H7
  231.1 232.4 1.3 157.6 850
  290.0 291.2 1.2 7.8 800
BR18-18 121.8 123.4 1.6 6.2 950
  151.9 153.3 1.4 1.6 950
BR18-21 143.0 144.1 1.1 5.2 950
  305.0 310.1 5.1 4.1 H3
BR19-24A 280.5 282.2 1.7 7.6 H7
  287.5 291.5 4.0 10.1 H7
  296.5 300.6 4.1 4.8 H7
  344.7 349.0 4.3 2.2 800
BR19-25 194.8 199.3 4.5 15.5 H7
  263.4 264.5 1.1 7.4 800

*Stated lengths are core width as drilled, true widths vary and average between 75 and 90 percent of drilled widths.

Please see http://www.bonterraresources.com/projects/barry-deposit/ for an updated plan map and long section of the Barry deposit.

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Quality Control and Reporting Protocols

The Company uses a rigorous QA-QC analytical program according to industry standards. The analytical results were done by pyroanalysis (A.A.) at the mine laboratory. Blanks, duplicates and certified reference standards are inserted into the sample stream to monitor laboratory performance.  The company’s QA-QC analytical verification program requires that a minimum of 10% of the samples be audited at an independent laboratory.  These audit assays were sent to ALS laboratory located in Val-d'Or, Quebec. The results of the audits are consistent with those obtained.

Bonterra Resources Quick Facts:

  • Advancing three high-grade gold deposits; Gladiator, Barry and Moroy with significant regional targets
  • 100% ownership of the Urban-Barry Mill, the only permitted gold mill in the region
  • Strong shareholder base including Eric Sprott and Kirkland Lake Gold
  • Property-wide NI 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate underway to include the Gladiator, Barry and Moroy deposits

Qualified Person

Pascal Hamelin, P.Eng., VP Operations, is the Qualified Person under NI 43-101, responsible for reviewing and approving the technical information contained in this news release.

                                                                                                                                                           
For further information on Bonterra, contact Investor Relations                                             
2872 Ch Sullivan Bur.  2
Val-d’Or, Quebec
Telephone: 1 819-825-8678                                                                                                          

Website: www.bonterraresources.com                                                                                   

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