Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – September 15, 2020 – Timberline Resources Corporation (OTCQB: TLRS; TSX-V: TBR) (“Timberline” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Dr. Quinton Hennigh has joined its Board of Directors. The Company is well-capitalized after its recent US$3.7 million financing. Reverse circulation drilling is underway at Lookout Mountain on the Eureka property; a core rig will be added imminently.

Dr. Hennigh began his distinguished career in gold exploration after obtaining his PhD in Geology/Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines. He is Chairman and President of Novo Resources Corp, an emerging gold producer in Australia. His notable project involvements include First Mining Gold’s Springpole alkaline gold deposit in Ontario, Kirkland Lake Gold’s acquisition of the Fosterville gold mine in Australia, the Rattlesnake Hills alkaline gold deposit in Wyoming, and Lion One’s Tuvatu alkaline gold project on Fiji, among others.

Dr. Hennigh joins a team of Nevada-focused geologists, including directors David Mathewson, Paul Dircksen, and Bill Matlack, each with multi-million-ounce gold discovery experience.

Chairman Leigh Freeman noted, “We welcome Quinton to our exploration team. His exceptional discovery record, experience and insights will help us to test the substantial exploration upside of our projects.” 

Dr. Hennigh added, “I’m excited to explore Timberline’s exceptional district-scale opportunities at Eureka and Seven Troughs.  Eureka represents a rare opportunity in Nevada for a significant new Carlin-type gold discovery with multi-million oz potential.”

Eureka Exploration

In 2013, Timberline defined a NI 43-101 gold resource of 508,000 oz M&I and 141,000 oz Inferred (refer to Updated Technical Report on the Lookout Mountain Project, MDA, Effective March 1, 2013, filed on SEDAR April 12, 2013) at Lookout Mountain.  The resource remains open in all directions and is elongate greater than 4 km north-south (Figure 1) and occurs on the western side of a largely undrilled greater than 4 km2 target area. Gold mineralization at Lookout Mountain has strong stratigraphic and structural controls and includes multiple multi-gram/tonne (g/t) high-grade gold zones (Table 1) previously drilled by Mr. Mathewson.

Mr. Mathewson commented, “The 2005-2007 core drilling at Lookout identified and documented geological, alteration, and structural features characteristic of and important to the formation of large Carlin-type gold deposits.  Lookout Mountain and the broader Eureka property have all the geological and geophysical characteristics for additional significant discoveries”.  

Figure 1.  Gold Occurrences in the Eureka District

Table 1.  Representative High-Grade Gold Drill Intercepts from the Lookout Mountain(1)

Drill Hole From (feet) Length (feet)(2) Gold (opt) From (meters) Length (meters) Gold (g/t)
BH05-01 270 65 0.344 82.3 19.8 11.8
BH05-03 193 3 2.250 58.8 0.9 77.1
BH06-02 445 27 0.364 135.7 8.2 12.5
BH06-07 406 92 0.217 123.8 28.0 7.4
BH06-10 0 55 0.503 0 16.8 17.2
BH06-13 148 3 1.47 45.1 0.9 50.4
BH06-16 0 33 0.380 0 10.0 13.0
BR-19 220 15 0.323 67.1 4.6 11.1
BR-19 385 75 0.283 117.4 22.9 9.7
BR-26 440 20 0.323 134.1 6.1 11.1
RTR-134 415 55 0.345 126.5 16.8 11.8
RTR-180 365 10 0.345 111.3 3.0 11.8
RTR-181 260 80 0.244 79.2 24.4 8.4
RTR-258 500 10 0.430 152.4 3.0 14.7
BHSE-126C 31 15 0.967 9.5 4.6 33.2
BHSE-151C 506 8.6 1.023 154.3 2.6 35.1
BHSE-152 1,030 10 0.165 314.0 3.1 5.7
(3)BHSE-171 1,020 10 0.230 311.0 3.1 7.9
(1)     Refer to Updated Technical Report on the Lookout Mountain Project, MDA, Effective March 1, 2013, Filed on SEDAR April 12, 2013
(2)     Drill thickness – True widths of drill intercepts have not been determined
(3)     See News Release dated April 20, 2015 @ for QA/QC protocols

Lookout Mountain Drilling

Timberline recently began a drilling program at Lookout Mountain that is now in progress (Figure 2). Reverse circulation and core drilling will define and test extensions of the multi-g/t, high-grade gold in the historic pit-area, step out from the Orpiment Discovery Zone east of the pit, and test an induced-polarization/resistivity (IP) anomaly further east beneath post-mineral Tertiary volcanic cover in the Lookout graben.

District-scale exploration will utilize geological mapping and geophysical surveys to develop drill targets. Timberline is reviewing proposals to expand previous gravity, IP and CSAMT surveys to further advance understanding of the subsurface stratigraphy and structure of the Lookout, Windfall, and Oswego trends on the Eureka property.

Figure 2.  Lookout Mountain Drilling Program Plan

About Timberline Resources:

Timberline Resources Corporation is focused on advancing district-scale gold exploration and development projects in Nevada. These include the Lookout Mountain and the Windfall projects, both in the Eureka district. The Company is also operator of the Paiute joint venture project with Nevada Gold Mines in the Battle Mountain district.  These properties all lie on the prolific Battle Mountain-Eureka gold trend.  Timberline also controls the Seven Troughs property in Northern Nevada, which is one of the state’s highest-grade former gold producers. Timberline controls over 43 square miles (27,500 acres) of mineral rights in Nevada.  Detailed maps and NI 43-101 estimated resource information for the Lookout Mountain project at Eureka and NI 43-101 technical reports for the Paiute project may be viewed at

Timberline is listed on the OTCQB where it trades under the symbol “TLRS” and on the TSX Venture Exchange where it trades under the symbol “TBR”.

Forward-looking Statements: Statements contained herein that are not based upon current or historical fact are forward-looking in nature and constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s expectations about its future operating results, performance and opportunities that involve substantial risks and uncertainties.  These include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the advancement of projects, and exploration potential.  When used herein, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “upcoming,” “plan,” “target”, “intend” and “expect” and similar expressions, as they relate to Timberline Resources Corporation, its subsidiaries, or its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, prospects, and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to risks involving forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, changes in the Company’s business and other factors, including risk factors discussed in the Company’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.  Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements.

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For Further Information Please Contact:   

Steven A. Osterberg
President and CEO
Tel:   208-664-4859