Qualified person, qa/qc & technical disclosures
The scientific and technical data contained in this news release pertaining to the Oakes Project was reviewed and approved by Freeman Smith, P.Geo, a non-independent qualified person to Riverside Resources, who is responsible for ensuring that the geologic information provided in this news release is accurate and who acts as a “qualified person” under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
The rock samples collected by Riverside's field crew at the Oakes Project included grab samples of mineralized outcropping rock consisting of composites of bedrock fragments rock-sawed or hammer-chipped from 0.3 and 1.0-metre-long intervals across rock faces showing evidence of shearing and silicification. All of Riverside's rock samples were processed in Thunder Bay, Ontario at AGAT Labs where gold content was determined by fire assay with atomic adsorption finish and ICP-mass spectrometry for 32 other elements.
Regarding previous historical operators work on the Oakes Project. The reliability of historical data is uncertain but is considered to be relevant by Company management as a portion of the historical sampling was resampled and verified; however, there is a risk that the Company’s confirmation work or future drill testing may produce results that substantially differ from the historical results.