Osisko Development Intersects 22.76 g/t Gold Over 7 Meters and 7.73 g/t Gold Over 13 Meters on Island and Cow Deposits Infill and Expansion Drilling

MONTREAL, April 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Osisko Development Corp. (“Osisko Development” or the “Company”) (TSX.V-ODV) is pleased to announce drilling results from the category conversion drill program campaign at its Cariboo Gold Project (“Cariboo”) in central British Columbia.

This news release discusses the final assay results from the 2020 exploration and delineation drill campaign on Valley (Cow Mountain), Mosquito and Shaft Zones (Island Mountain) and includes holes CM-20-100 to CM-20-105 and IM-20-036 to IM-20-061 (Table 1). Detailed drilling results, drill hole location plan maps and vertical sections are presented at the end of this release. The infill drilling results continue to demonstrate continuity and expansion of modelled vein corridors. Drilling highlights include 6.97 g/t Au over 6.50 g/t Au and 7.73 g/t Au over 13.00 meters in hole CM-20-100. Hole CM-20-100 confirmed anomalous gold values within multiple modelled vein corridors (Figure 2). On Island Mountain, Shaft Zone highlights included 11.48 g/t Au over 8.35 meters in hole IM-20-039 and on Mosquito Creek Zone 22.76 g/t Au over 7.00 meters in hole IM-20-053 (Figure 3). The modelled vein corridors remain open at depth and are currently being drill tested with four diamond drill rigs. A total of ten rigs are currently active on Cariboo.

Chris Lodder, President of Osisko Development commented, “These consistent drill results continue to demonstrate the strong potential for resource conversion within the Valley Zone and on the Island Mountain deposits which remain open along strike and at depth. Importantly, the Valley Zone’s present dimensions are starting to compare to the Shaft zone which host the majority of our present resources in the Cariboo Gold Project”.

Further highlights from drilling are presented below.

Recent Drilling Highlights:

  • CM-20-100: 6.97 g/t Au over 6.50 meters
  • CM-20-100: 7.73 g/t Au over 13.00 meters including 35.50 g/t Au over 0.85 meter
  • CM-20-101: 30.70 g/t Au over 1.35 meters
  • CM-20-102: 5.62 g/t Au over 9.45 meters including 28.10 g/t Au over 0.50 meter
  • IM-20-037: 7.14 g/t Au over 5.05 meters
  • IM-20-037: 15.45 g/t Au over 4.50 meters including 56.20 g/t Au over 0.50 meter
  • IM-20-039: 17.84 g/t Au over 4.30 meters including 42.30 g/t Au over 1.25 meters
  • IM-20-039: 11.48 g/t Au over 8.35 meters including 66.50 g/t Au over 0.65 meter
  • IM-20-041: 7.18 g/t Au over 4.75 meters
  • IM-20-043: 12.36 g/t Au over 6.75 meters including 40.60 g/t Au over 0.75 meter
  • IM-20-050: 46.60 g/t Au over 0.85 meter
  • IM-20-053: 22.76 g/t Au over 7.00 meters including 47.00 g/t Au over 1.50 meters
  • IM-20-053: 24.73 g/t Au over 2.50 meters including 59.70 g/t Au over 1.00 meter
  • IM-20-059: 28.10 g/t Au over 1.50 meter
  • IM-20-059: 9.31 g/t Au over 6.00 meters
  • IM-20-061: 23.70 g/t Au over 1.50 meters

Mineralized quartz veins on Cariboo are overall sub-vertical dip and northeast strike. Vein corridors are defined as a high-density network of mineralized quartz veins within the axis of the last folding event’s folds and hosted within a brittle meta-sandstone or calcareous meta-sandstone. Vein corridors are modelled at a minimum thickness of 2 meters and average about 4.5 meters true width. Individual mineralized veins within these corridors have widths varying from centimeters to several meters and strike lengths from a few meters to over 50 meters. These corridors have been defined from surface to a vertical depth averaging 300 meters and remain open for expansion at depth and along strike. Gold grades are intimately associated with quartz vein-hosted pyrite as well as pyritic, intensely silicified wall rock haloes in close proximity to the veins.

True widths are estimated to be 60% to 75% of reported core length intervals. Intervals not recovered by drilling were assigned zero grade. Top cuts have not been applied to high grade assays. Complete assay highlights are presented in Table 1, drill hole locations are listed in Table 2.

Figure 1: Cariboo Deposit Areas with drill locations is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c9753d5a-23e7-46c1-a11e-693753a13dba 

Figure 2: Valley Zone drill hole cross section CM-20-100 is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/29e6807d-a4e9-4794-8da6-63921a041dd6 

Figure 3: Mosquito Creek drill hole cross section IM-20-053 is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/14c65512-655e-4864-8db2-e9ae32ed71e6 

Qualified Persons

Per National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, Maggie Layman, P.Geo. Vice President Exploration of Osisko Development Corp., is a Qualified Person and has prepared, validated, and approved the technical and scientific content of this news release.

Quality Assurance – Quality Control

Once received from the drill and processed, all drill core samples are sawn in half, labelled and bagged. The remaining drill core is subsequently stored on site at a secured facility in Wells, BC. Numbered security tags are applied to lab shipments for chain of custody requirements. Quality control (QC) samples are inserted at regular intervals in the sample stream, including blanks and reference materials with all sample shipments to monitor laboratory performance. The QAQC program was designed and approved by Lynda Bloom, P.Geo. of Analytical Solutions Ltd.

Drill core samples are submitted to ALS Geochemistry’s analytical facility in North Vancouver, British Columbia for preparation and analysis. The ALS facility is accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for gold assays and all analytical methods include quality control materials at set frequencies with established data acceptance criteria. The entire sample is crushed, and 250 grams is pulverized. Analysis for gold is by 50g fire assay fusion with atomic absorption (AAS) finish with a lower limit of 0.01 ppm and upper limit of 100 ppm. Samples with gold assays greater than 100 ppm are re-analyzed using a 1,000g screen metallic fire assay. A selected number of samples are also analyzed using a 48 multi-elemental geochemical package by a 4-acid digestion, followed by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES) and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS).

About Osisko Development Corp.

Osisko Development Corp. is well-capitalized and uniquely positioned as a premier gold development company in North America to advance the Cariboo Gold Project and other Canadian and Mexican properties, with the objective of becoming the next mid-tier gold producer. The Cariboo Gold Project, located in central British Columbia, is Osisko Development's flagship asset with measured and indicated resources of 21.44 Mt at 4.60 Au g/t for a total of 3.20 million ounces of gold and inferred resource of 21.69 Mt at 3.90 Au g/t for a total of 2.70 million ounces of gold (see NI 43-101 Technical Report for resource October 5th, 2020). The considerable exploration potential at depth and along strike distinguishes the Cariboo Gold Project relative to other development assets as does the historically low, all-in discovery costs of US $19 per ounce. The Cariboo Gold Project is advancing through permitting as a 4,750 tonnes per day underground operation with a feasibility study on track for completion in the second half of 2021. Osisko Development's project pipeline is complemented by potential near-term production targeted from the San Antonio gold project, located in Sonora Mexico and early exploration stage properties including the Coulon Project and James Bay Properties located in Québec as well as the Guerrero Properties located in Mexico. Osisko Development began trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "ODV" on December 2, 2020.

For further information, please contact Osisko Development Corp.:
Jean Francois Lemonde
VP Investor Relations
Tel: 514-299-4926

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may be deemed “forwardlooking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws. These forwardlooking statements, by their nature, require Osisko to make certain assumptions and necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forwardlooking statements. Forwardlooking statements are not guarantees of performance.  Words such as “may”, “will”, “would”, “could”, “expect”, “believe”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “estimate”, “continue”, or the negative or comparable terminology, as well as terms usually used in the future and the conditional, are intended to identify forwardlooking statements, including management’s assessment of drill and assay results. Information contained in forwardlooking statements is based upon certain material assumptions that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection, including management’s perceptions of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, results of further exploration work to define and expand mineral resources, expected conclusions of optimization studies, that vein corridors continue to be defined as a high-density network of mineralized quartz within the axis of the last folding event’s fold and hosted within the sandstones and that the deposit remains open for expansion at depth and down plunge, as well as other considerations that are believed to be appropriate in the circumstances. Osisko considers its assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available, but cautions the reader that their assumptions regarding future events, many of which are beyond the control of Osisko, may ultimately prove to be incorrect since they are subject to risks and uncertainties that affect Osisko and its business. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, risks relating to the ability of exploration activities (including drill results) to accurately predict mineralization; errors in management’s geological modelling; the ability of to complete further exploration activities, including drilling; property and royalty interests in the Cariboo gold deposit; the ability of the Corporation to obtain required approvals; the results of exploration activities; risks relating to mining activities; the global economic climate; metal prices; dilution; environmental risks; and community and non-governmental actions and the responses of relevant governments to the COVID-19 outbreak and the effectiveness of such responses.

For additional information with respect to these and other factors and assumptions underlying the forwardlooking statements made in this news release concerning Osisko Development, see the Filing Statement available electronically on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under Osisko Development's issuer profile. The forwardlooking statements set forth herein concerning Osisko Development reflect management's expectations as at the date of this news release and are subject to change after such date. Osisko Development disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law.

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Table 1: Cariboo Gold Project 2020 Length Weighted Drill Hole Gold Composites

CM-20-100 23.5024.000.5019.80VALLEY
CM-20-101 80.0080.500.503.46VALLEY
CM-20-102 132.65133.150.5012.25VALLEY
CM-20-103 231.00231.650.653.39VALLEY
CM-20-105 159.00159.500.507.76VALLEY
IM-20-036 103.00105.502.505.96MOSQUITO
IM-20-037 107.30108.501.205.57MOSQUITO
IM-20-038 78.1579.301.153.43MOSQUITO
IM-20-039 74.9076.351.4517.20SHAFT
IM-20-041 101.90103.051.158.75MOSQUITO
IM-20-042 89.8591.351.502.00MOSQUITO
IM-20-043 29.5030.400.903.27MOSQUITO
IM-20-044 24.0024.500.5023.60SHAFT
IM-20-045 128.00130.802.804.18MOSQUITO
IM-20-046 43.0043.500.503.09SHAFT
IM-20-047 94.0095.001.004.18MOSQUITO
IM-20-048 100.35105.004.652.71MOSQUITO
IM-20-049 94.9096.001.108.23MOSQUITO
IM-20-050 41.0041.600.605.77SHAFT
IM-20-052 24.4027.603.205.51SHAFT
IM-20-053 152.80155.602.805.41MOSQUITO
IM-20-056 45.1545.650.5010.90MOSQUITO
IM-20-057 111.80112.901.109.83MOSQUITO
IM-20-058 43.9045.001.107.14SHAFT
IM-20-059 24.5025.100.605.77SHAFT
IM-20-061 68.4069.901.5023.70MOSQUITO

Table 2: Drill Hole Locations and Orientations


Figure 1: Cariboo Deposit Areas with drill locations Figure 2: Valley Zone drill hole cross section CM-20-100 Figure 3: Mosquito Creek drill hole cross section IM-20-053