SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GESPEG COPPER RESOURCES INC. (TSX-V:GCR) (the “Company” or “Gespeg”) announces the results of its summer sampling program at Lac Arsenault, which took place in July. The priority of the program was to confirm as much of the historical data on the property, as well as to identify potential new zones. A new forestry road, which has been developed in the area, has significantly simplified access to existing known quartz veins (Baker, Marleau and Mesereau) and exposed new veins to the North West of those known veins. The samples taken were assayed by ALS in Val-d’Or, and the reported results are as follows (Figure 1).

Technical data from grab sample July 2018

Sample #Easting *Northing*Au G/TAg G/TPb
K43446933463153610660.004-0.5337Grab sampleNew quartz
K43447033465753610450.009-0.5310Grab sampleNew quartz
K43447133471553609880.002-0.526Grab sampleNew quartz
K43447233472953609720.002-0.5-23Grab sampleNew quartz
K43447333474653609570.004-0.51114Grab sampleNew quartz
K43447433492753609290.367-0.522Grab sampleMarleau vein
K43447533493253609240.006-0.522Grab sampleMarleau vein
K43447633492953609170.272-0.5-2-2Grab sampleMarleau vein
K43447733492953609180.222-0.5-2-2Grab sampleMarleau vein
K43447833492653609100.015-0.566Grab sampleMarleau vein
K43447933495553609741.6902.1464211Grab sampleMarleau vein
K43448033496753609721.6501.41531Grab sampleMarleau vein
K434481NANANSS>1009972460StandardOreas 604
K434482335065536072416.90093.6253001025Grab sampleBaker vein
K43448333506753607210.0260.9191156Grab sampleBaker vein
K434484335058536070430.00012860600748Grab sampleBaker vein
K434485335053536069910.45017.21790805Grab sampleBaker vein
K434486335063536071920.10085.1168003850Grab sampleBaker vein
K43448833506653607240.017-0.5319103Grab sampleSurrounding
rock of quartz
K434489335151536072939.70077.3888010800Grab sampleMerserau vein
K434490335159536073113.35010946900559Grab sampleMerserau vein
K43449133516553607362.0601.5366292Grab sampleMerserau vein
K43449233516353607443.33011.93460416Grab sampleMerserau vein
K43449333517453607597.19014.41235129Grab sampleMerserau vein
K43449433517853607614.38019.6953045Grab sampleMerserau vein
K434494-B33517853607614.32026.31720042DuplicateMerserau vein
K43449633518353607664.96011830200292Grab sampleMerserau vein
K434496-B33518353607665.16019451300699DuplicateMerserau vein
K43449733419253604210.026-0.511058Grab sampleNew quartz
* UTM NAD 83 Zone 20

The results of the sampling program, and their comparison to the historical surveys shows a correlation to the historical work and new prospectivity for both gold and silver on the property (Figure 2).  The drawing and the modeling seem to indicate both lateral and in-depth extensions. Mechanical stripping work will be required and a permit to that affect has been requested. The selected samples are all grab samples and are not necessarily representative of the mineralization hosted on the property.

Quality Assurance and Quality Control (“QA-QC”)

A total of 27 field samples were taken from Lac Arsenault:  7 selective grab samples from the Marleau quartz and polymetallic vein, 6 selective grab samples from the Baker quartz and polymetallic vein, 7 selective grab samples from the Mersereau quartz and polymetallic vein and 6 selective grab samples from news quartz veins close to new access.

An additional 5 standards, blanks and duplicates were added for QA-QC, for a total of 32 analyzed samples. Individual field samples were taken by the geologist, and inserted in individual plastic bags, each with ALS sample tags. Samples were checked, catalogued and bags sealed by the Senior Project Geologist, then placed in large numbered nylon bags with standards, blanks and duplicates. The bags were then sealed and send by transport to the ALS facilities in Val-d’Or for gold and multi-element analysis.

Once at the ALS facilities, samples are catalogued with the barcoding system, dried, weighed, crushed, pulverized to 70% <2mm, and riffle-split sample is taken for final pulverization to 85% <75μm. A final split is taken for multi-element ICP-AES analysis (gold plus 33 elements) and ore grade finish on anomalous results in gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc).

About Gespeg Copper Resources Inc.: Gespeg is an exploration company with a focus in grossly underexplored regions “Gaspé and Montauban, Québec”.  With a dedicated management team, the Company’s goal is to create shareholder wealth through the discovery of new deposits.

Bernard-Olivier Martel, P. Geo, the Company's Director of Exploration, is a qualified person (as such term is defined in National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects) and has reviewed and approved the technical disclosure contained in this news release.


(signed) “Sylvain Laberge

Sylvain Laberge
President and CEO


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