McEwen Mining: More Good News From Grey Fox

South Zone:
13.6 g/t Gold (Au) over 12.2 m
29.1 g/t Au over 4.1 m
4.9 g/t Au over 18.2 m
147NE Zone:
159.3 g/t Au over 1.6 m
14.1 g/t Au over 4.5 m

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE: MUX) (TSX: MUX) is pleased to report new high-grade drill results from Grey Fox, which is part of the Black Fox Complex, located in the prolific Timmins gold district, Canada (see Figure 1).

“Our exploration at Grey Fox has focused on drilling mineralized cross structures that were not previously well understood or drill tested. We have been successful in identifying more of these structures and we believe that they represent a good opportunity to increase the current gold resource of 567 Koz at 7.1 g/t Au. A new resource update for Grey Fox will be published later this month,” said Sylvain Guerard, SVP Exploration.

The Grey Fox Area is comprised of four deposits: 147, 147NE, Contact and South, and two neighbouring targets; Whiskey Jack and Gibson (see Figure 2).

Drill results in this news release highlight the growth potential associated with northwest dipping mineralized structures. During 2019, targeting these structures led to the discovery of the 147NE deposit in the central part of the Grey Fox area. Multiple new intersections such as the extensions of the 147 and South zones strongly suggest the presence of similar important mineralized structures.

South zone drilling targeted structures similar to the 147NE zone. Significant intersections were returned, such as 13.6 g/t Au over 12.2 m, 29.1 g/t Au over 4.1 m, and 4.9 g/t Au over 18.2 m.

Table 1 – Highlights of Drill Results from the South Zone:

Hole IDFrom
Core Length (m)Au Grade
Estimated True Width (m)
ND – not determined

147NE zone outcrops at surface and extends along a strike length of 1,000 feet (300 m) and to a depth of 1,150 ft (350 m). New drilling highlights include: 12.4 g/t Au over 5.1 m, 13.0 g/t Au over 3.2 m, and 159.3 g/t Au over 1.6 m.

Table 2 – Highlights of Drill Results from the 147NE Zone:

Hole IDFrom
Core Length (m)Au Grade
Estimated True Width (m)
ND – not determined

147 zone also outcrops at surface making it, and the 147NE zone, potentially suitable for open pit mining. Drill hole assays from this target returned narrow high-grade intersections including: 120.5 g/t Au over 0.9 m (from just 7.9 m down hole), 56.3 g/t Au over 0.9 m and 27.8 g/t Au over 1.7 m.

Table 3 – Highlights of Drilling Results from the 147 Zone:

Hole IDFrom
Core Length (m)Au Grade
Estimated True Width (m)
ND – not determined

MUX AT PDAC 2020 (Booth #2849)

McEwen Mining geological staff will be displaying a selection of drill core from Grey Fox and Stock West at PDAC 2020 to be held on March 1st to 4th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre - South Building, Investors Exchange, Booth 2849.

Complete assay results from the latest drilling on the Grey Fox zones:

Figure 1 – Black Fox Property - Plan View:

Figure 2 – Grey Fox Area Mineralization & Drill Hole Location - Plan View:

For a glossary of technical terms and their definitions, please consult our mining glossary:

McEwen Mining is a diversified gold and silver producer and explorer with operating mines in Nevada, Canada, Mexico and Argentina. It also owns a large copper deposit in Argentina. McEwen’s goal is to create a profitable gold and silver producer focused in the Americas.

McEwen has approximately 400 million shares outstanding. Rob McEwen, Chairman and Chief Owner, owns 20% of the shares.

Technical information pertaining to geology and exploration contained in this news release has been prepared under the supervision of Ken Tylee, P.Geo. Mr. Tylee is a "qualified person" within the meaning of NI 43-101.

Grams per tonne (g/t) converted to Troy ounces per tonne (opt) at ratio 31.1035 to 1.

All intercept widths are true widths unless otherwise specified.

Composite criteria unless otherwise stated: Cut-off grade 3 g/t Au, minimum length 2 m, and maximum consecutive interval waste 3 m. If grade x length > 6 the composite will be added.

All exploration drill core samples at the Black Fox Complex were submitted as 1/2 core. Analyses reported herein were performed by the independent laboratories:  ALS Laboratories, which is ISO 9001/IEC17025 certified, and AGAT Laboratories, which is ISO 9001/IEC17025 certified. McEwen’s quality control program includes systematic insertion of blanks, standard reference material and duplicates to ensure laboratory accuracy.

To determine the lengths of significant mineralized intervals, the following composite criteria was established: a minimum reportable interval length of 3 m was determined by establishing a cut-off grade of 3g/t gold for underground (1 g/t gold for near surface). A consecutive maximum length of 3 m of internal waste, including sub cut-off grade material, is allowed and incorporated into the reported composites. Where an interval of less than 3 m is considered, if the grade x length calculation is greater than 9 (3 for surface), it may be reported. There is no top cutting or capping of assays.

For further details about the Black Fox Complex project including the Gibson deposit, please see our NI 43-101 technical report titled "Technical Report for the Black Fox Complex, Canada" dated April 6th, 2018 with an effective date of October 31st, 2017 available on SEDAR ( under our issuer profile.

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