Osisko Development Intersects 12.60 g/t Au Over 10.15 Meters, Including 97.80 g/t Au Over 0.50 Meter and 102.00 g/t Au Over 0.50 Meter on Island Mountain Shaft Zone

Montréal, Quebec, CANADA

MONTREAL, Dec. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Osisko Development Corp. (“Osisko Development” or the “Company”) (TSX.V-ODV) is pleased to announce drilling results from the 2021 exploration and category conversion drill program campaign at its Cariboo Gold Project (“Cariboo”) in central British Columbia.


  • A total of 152,000 meters were drilled at the Cariboo Gold Project in 2021. Drilling is now complete for the year.
  • Recent assay results include holes IM-21-102 to IM-21-154 from Mosquito and Shaft Zones on Island Mountain (Figure 1). Nine of these holes test both the Shaft and Valley deposits (Table 1 and Figure 3).
  • IM-21-109 intersected 21.33 g/t Au over 5.80 meters including a sample of 117.00 g/t Au over 0.95 meter at Shaft Zone.
  • IM-21-126 intersected multiple mineralized vein corridors including 8.90 g/t Au over 8.80 meters, 15.99 g/t Au over 4.10 meters and one of the deepest intercepts to date of 34.50 g/t Au over 1.40 meters at a depth of 803.30 meters (vertical depth of 630.00 meters) and extending several vein corridors down dip.
  • IM-21-145 intersected 12.60 g/t Au over 10.15 meters including samples of 97.80 g/t Au over 0.50 meters and 102.00 g/t Au over 0.50 meter increasing confidence within a mineralized vein corridor.
  • Detailed drilling results and a drill hole location plan map are presented at the end of this release.

Assay Highlights

  • 6.69 g/t Au over 6.60 meters in hole IM-21-103
  • 38.74 g/t Au over 1.10 meters in hole IM-21-103 including
  • 81.90 g/t Au over 0.50 meter
  • 10.29 g/t Au over 3.90 meters in hole IM-21-104 including
  • 61.50 g/t Au over 0.50 meter
  • 22.20 g/t Au over 1.50 meters in hole IM-21-104
  • 4.37 g/t Au over 9.20 meters in hole IM-21-108
  • 21.33 g/t Au over 5.80 meters in hole IM-21-109 including
  • 117.00 g/t Au over 0.95 meter
  • 20.49 g/t Au over 2.20 meters in hole IM-21-111 including
  • 53.70 g/t Au over 0.60 meter
  • 42.40 g/t Au over 0.50 meter in hole IM-21-113
  • 35.94 g/t Au over 1.10 meters in hole IM-21-114
  • 64.90 g/t Au over 0.55 meter in hole IM-21-114
  • 41.40 g/t Au over 0.50 meter in hole IM-21-114
  • 32.34 g/t Au over 1.05 meters in hole IM-21-114 including
  • 65.30 g/t Au over 0.50 meter
  • 56.80 g/t Au over 0.50 meter in hole IM-21-119
  • 39.60 g/t Au over 1.00 meter in hole IM-21-123 including
  • 60.70 g/t Au over 0.50 meter
  • 6.20 g/t Au over 4.95 meters in hole IM-21-123
  • 10.54 g/t Au over 5.95 meters in hole IM-21-125
  • 8.90 g/t Au over 8.80 meters in hole IM-21-126 including
  • 38.40 g/t Au over 0.70 meter
  • 15.99 g/t Au over 4.10 meters in hole IM-21-126 including
  • 40.40 g/t Au over 0.90 meter and
  • 35.70 g/t Au over 0.80 meter
  • 34.50 g/t Au over 1.40 meters in hole IM-21-126
  • 19.43 g/t Au over 5.00 meters in hole IM-21-128 including
  • 71.60 g/t Au over 0.50 meter and
  • 42.10 g/t Au over 0.75 meter
  • 51.30 g/t Au over 0.60 meter in hole IM-21-132
  • 7.14 g/t Au over 5.85 meters in hole IM-21-134 including
  • 64.20 g/t Au over 0.50 meter
  • 9.74 g/t Au over 3.45 meters in hole IM-21-135
  • 10.12 g/t Au over 4.50 meters in hole IM-21-139 including
  • 33.60 g/t Au over 1.10 meters
  • 59.10 g/t Au over 0.50 meter in hole IM-21-140
  • 5.61 g/t Au over 10.70 meters in hole IM-21-140 including
  • 40.20 g/t Au over 1.40 meters
  • 12.18 g/t Au over 5.75 meters in hole IM-21-141
  • 31.07 g/t Au over 1.65 meters in hole IM-21-144 including
  • 55.40 g/t Au over 0.50 meter
  • 19.35 g/t Au over 3.55 meters in hole IM-21-144 including
  • 34.90 g/t Au over 0.85 meter and
  • 41.30 g/t Au over 0.80 meter
  • 6.63 g/t Au over 6.85 meters in hole IM-21-144 including
  • 27.50 g/t Au over 1.30 meters
  • 12.60 g/t Au over 10.15 meters in hole IM-21-145 including
  • 97.80 g/t Au over 0.50 meter and
  • 102.00 g/t Au over 0.50 meter
  • 9.37 g/t Au over 6.90 meters in hole IM-21-146
  • 16.27 g/t Au over 4.45 meters in hole IM-21-151 including
  • 31.50 g/t Au over 1.30 meters
  • 10.17 g/t Au over 4.20 meters in hole IM-21-151

Chris Lodder, President of Osisko Development commented, “We have now completed our exploration and delineation drill program for 2021. We have received the majority of the assay results to be modelled in the mineral resource and to support the completion of the feasibility study to advance our project. These recent results from 53 holes will add confidence to the model and generate further exploration targets.”

Vein corridors are defined as a high-density network of mineralized quartz veins within the axis of the last folding event 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.

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 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 4.6 Au g/t for a total of 3.2 million ounces of gold and inferred resource of 21.69 Mt at 3.9 Au g/t for a total of 2.7 million ounces of gold (see NI 43-101 Technical Report and mineral resource estimate effective 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 first half of 2022. 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 and the Company’s 14,789,373 outstanding share purchase warrants were listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “ODV.WT” on October 25, 2021.

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 Development 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. 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 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 Development 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 Development, may ultimately prove to be incorrect since they are subject to risks and uncertainties that affect Osisko Development 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 forward looking 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 2021 Length Weighted Drill Hole Gold Composites

IM-21-102 17.0018.001.003.96Shaft
IM-21-103 44.0047.903.903.36Mosquito
IM-21-104 238.00241.903.9010.29Shaft
IM-21-105 84.0084.700.703.87Shaft
IM-21-106 204.45205.050.603.02Shaft
IM-21-107 46.0046.500.508.56Shaft
IM-21-108 181.45184.553.103.35Shaft
IM-21-109 113.80114.300.503.32Shaft
IM-21-110 39.9041.101.206.50Shaft
IM-21-111 122.70124.902.2020.49Shaft
IM-21-112 38.1038.900.8016.30Shaft
IM-21-113 69.3071.101.804.79Shaft
IM-21-114 17.0017.500.504.92Shaft
IM-21-115No Significant Assays    Shaft
IM-21-116 112.85114.151.303.10Shaft
IM-21-118 88.6589.300.654.41Shaft
IM-21-119 113.20114.100.9010.55Shaft
IM-21-120 88.2088.700.5028.70Shaft
IM-21-121 116.60117.601.008.55Shaft
IM-21-122 123.80125.501.7013.13Shaft
IM-21-123 63.0064.001.0039.60Shaft
IM-21-124No Significant Assays    Shaft
IM-21-125 71.4572.951.505.56Shaft
IM-21-126 425.90434.708.808.90Shaft
IM-21-127 119.25120.301.053.26Shaft
IM-21-128 30.5032.001.5024.86Shaft
IM-21-129No Significant Assays    Shaft
IM-21-130 72.0072.500.508.32Shaft
IM-21-131 201.50202.000.504.51Shaft
IM-21-132 56.7557.300.5512.15Shaft
IM-21-133 50.8551.500.653.57Shaft
IM-21-134 300.30300.800.503.95Shaft
IM-21-135 100.05103.503.459.74Shaft
IM-21-136 93.5594.050.504.75Shaft
IM-21-137 140.20140.700.507.01Shaft
IM-21-138 155.00155.500.507.65Shaft
IM-21-139 154.50155.150.655.64Shaft
IM-21-140 99.00108.009.003.45Shaft
IM-21-141 131.50132.000.503.78Shaft
IM-21-142 110.90111.600.705.76Shaft
IM-21-143 124.55126.151.6010.67Shaft
IM-21-144 102.00102.900.903.13Shaft
IM-21-145 140.00140.500.506.57Shaft
IM-21-146 88.0089.001.004.30Shaft
IM-21-147 76.5078.001.505.05Shaft
IM-21-148 68.4569.651.2010.75Shaft
IM-21-149 153.55154.150.609.87Shaft
IM-21-150 164.75165.250.505.11Shaft
IM-21-151 83.4084.150.758.44Shaft
IM-21-152 164.50165.150.654.47Shaft
IM-21-153No Significant Assays    Shaft
IM-21-154No Significant Assays    Shaft

Table 2: Drill Hole Locations and Orientations


Figure 1: Cariboo deposit areas overview map is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/d8644aef-e0ca-465a-998c-4fe8252d649b 

Figure 2: Mosquito Detail Map is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/16763421-6e65-4728-9b89-1855e22cb239 

Figure 3: Shaft Zone select drilling highlights is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/ed396071-3537-476f-9ece-d3137981aee9

Figure 1: Cariboo deposit areas overview map Figure 2: Mosquito Detail Map Figure 3: Shaft Zone select drilling highlights