The holes were drilled as part of a 10m step-out pattern around the previously reported discovery hole, which had intercepted 19m at 92.9g/t gold late in 2019.
Co-founder and president Denis Laviolette told Mining Journal earlier this month the company was doing smaller step-outs inspired by what it believed were similarities to Kirkland Lake Gold's high-grade Fosterville mine in Victoria, Australia.
"We are very pleased that our initial step-out drilling at Keats is demonstrating strong continuity of veining and high-grade gold mineralisation," COO Greg Matheson said.
Keats is 2km from New Found's Lotto discovery, where the first drillhole reported earlier this month had returned 4.75m at 41.2g/t.
New Found's fully-funded, C$22 million 100,000m drilling programme is continuing.
The company had about $75 million in working capital this month, having raised C$31.4 million at $1.30 per share through its August IPO.
Its top shareholders include Palisades Goldcorp (33%), Eric Sprott (18%), Novo Resources (11%) and Rob McEwen (7%).
Its shares (TSXV: NFG) peaked at $3.77 mid-month.
They closed up 13.7% to $3.40 yesterday to capitalise it about $483 million (US$366 million).