TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX:AGI; NYSE:AGI) (“Alamos” or the “Company”) today reported new results from surface and underground exploration drilling at the Island Gold mine, further extending high-grade gold mineralization beyond existing Mineral Resources in all three areas of focus. All reported drill widths are true width of the mineralized zones, unless otherwise stated.

  • Main Extension Down-Plunge: high-grade mineralization extended 80 metres (“m”) east of existing Mineral Resources (MH17-12) and 50 m below the nearest previously reported intersection (MH17-07). High-grade mineralization has been extended over 1,000 m east of current mine workings and remains open along strike to the east, and both up- and down-plunge. New highlights include:
    • 121.32 g/t Au (96.47 g/t cut) over 3.81 m (MH20-01);
    • 108.17 g/t Au (94.56 g/t cut) over 2.57 m (MH17-11);  and
    • 36.45 g/t Au (13.23 g/t cut) over 8.04 m (MH17-12).
       
  • Eastern Extension: high-grade mineralization intersected 170 m east of the nearest Indicated Mineral Resource (620-610-07).  This area is located 225 m above the high-grade intersections in the new area of focus. New highlights include:
    • 32.19 g/t Au (25.48 g/t cut) over 4.68 m (620-610-01); and
    • 20.18 g/t Au (20.18 g/t cut) over 3.24 m (620-610-07).
       
  • Gap between Main and Eastern Extensions: extended high-grade mineralization 50 m to the west in the new area of focus to now cover a lateral extent of 350 m, and confirmed the continuity of high-grade mineralization at a drill density that will support the declaration of an initial Inferred Mineral Resource. All 17 holes drilled to date in this area have intersected the E1E Zone including 12 intersecting ore grade gold mineralization. This has confirmed the E1E Zone extends vertically over 1.2 kilometres (“km”),  between  a depth of 300 m and 1,500 m in the eastern part of the deposit. New highlights include:
    • 21.28 g/t Au (21.28 g/t cut) over 9.01 m (MH18-09); and
    • 28.50 g/t Au (23.13 g/t cut) over 4.38 m (MH18-10).

Note: Drillhole composite intervals reported as “cut” may include higher grade samples which have been cut to 225 g/t Au for Main and Extension 1 areas, and 160 g/t Au for Extension 2 Area.

“We had another exceptional year at Island Gold operationally, financially and through the drill bit. The operation produced 150,400 ounces of gold in 2019, achieving a new record for the fifth consecutive year, and set a new record for free cash flow. With the ongoing exploration success, we expect further growth in Island Gold’s Mineral Reserves and Resources with our year-end update. This growth will be incorporated into the Phase III expansion study which we plan to complete during the second quarter of 2020. We expect this study will showcase a larger, extremely profitable, long-life operation,” said John A. McCluskey, President and Chief Executive Officer.

2019 Exploration Drilling Program – Island Gold Mine

The 2019 exploration drilling program was focused on further expanding the down-plunge and lateral extensions of the Island Gold deposit with the objective of adding new near mine Mineral Resources across the two-kilometre long Island Gold Main Zone (Figure 1).

The program has been successful in extending high-grade gold mineralization across all three areas of focus, the Main, Western, and Eastern Extensions. This is expected to drive further growth in Mineral Reserves and Resources in the 2019 year-end update to be completed in February 2020. This is a continuation of the significant growth in Mineral Reserves and Resources already realized since the November 2017 acquisition of Island Gold.

A total of 47,608 m of surface directional and 24,462 m of underground exploration drilling was completed in 2019. New highlight intercepts since August 31, 2019 can be found in Figures 1, 2, 3, and 4; and Tables 1 and 2 at the end of this news release.

2020 Exploration Drilling Program – Island Gold Mine

A total of $21 million has been budgeted in 2020 for surface and underground exploration at Island Gold, an increase from the 2019 budget of $19 million. The focus remains on continuing to define new near mine Mineral Resources. The 2020 budget includes 46,000 m of surface directional drilling, 30,000 m of underground exploration drilling, and 900 m of underground exploration development to extend drill platforms on the 340, 620, 790, and 840 levels. 

A regional exploration program which includes 10,000 m of drilling is also planned in 2020, focused on evaluating and advancing exploration targets outside the main Island Gold Mine area on the 9,750-hectare Island Gold Property.

Main Extension

Surface directional drilling continues to extend gold mineralization with drill hole spacing ranging from 50 to 100 m (Figure 2).

New highlights from the surface drilling program include (E1E-Zone) (Table 1):

  • 121.32 g/t Au (96.47 g/t cut) over 3.81 m (MH20-01);
  • 108.17 g/t Au (94.56 g/t cut) over 2.57 m (MH17-11);
  • 36.45 g/t Au (13.23 g/t cut) over 8.04 m (MH17-12);
  • 9.96 g/t Au (9.96 g/t cut) over 7.79 m (MH21-02);
  • 12.56 g/t Au (10.16 g/t cut) over 6.85 m (MH14-8);
  • 10.69 g/t Au (10.69 g/t cut) over 6.08 m (MH20-02);
  • 8.27 g/t Au (8.27 g/t cut) over 7.16 m (MH21-03); and
  • 9.95 g/t Au (9.95 g/t cut) over 3.60 m (MH20-03).

Gold mineralization continues to be expanded above, below and east as far as 200 m from existing Inferred Mineral Resources, and over one kilometre from existing mine workings. This includes new drillholes MH17-12 (36.45 g/t Au (13.23 g/t cut) over 8.04 m) and MH17-11 (108.17 g/t Au (94.56 g/t cut) over 2.57 m) which extended high-grade gold mineralization 80 m east of existing Mineral Resources and 50 m below the previously reported drill hole MH17-07 (16.61 g/t Au (14.48 g/t cut) over 7.27 m).

Drillhole MH20-02 (10.69 g/t Au (10.69 g/t cut) over 6.08 m) extended high-grade mineralization 145 m above and east of the nearest Inferred Mineral Resources.  Drillhole MH21-03 (8.27 g/t Au (8.27 g/t cut) over 7.16 m) also expanded high-grade mineralization 120 m above existing Mineral Resources. Importantly, this also closed the gap to within 145 m of the nearest intercept in the new area of focus (new drillhole MH18-09 (21.28 g/t Au (21.28 g/t cut) over 9.01 m)). This east plunging high-grade ore shoot remains open laterally, and up- and down-plunge.

Underground exploration drilling is being conducted from the 620 and 840 level exploration drifts in the Main Extension area to test the continuity of known Mineral Resource and Reserve blocks.

New highlights from the underground exploration drilling program in the E1E Zone include (Figure 3, Table 2):

  • 8.98 g/t Au (8.98 g/t cut) over 7.65 m (840-560-04);
  • 8.64 g/t Au (8.64 g/t cut) over 6.38 m (840-560-09);
  • 9.48 g/t Au (9.48 g/t cut) over 4.36 m (840-554-04); and
  • 11.66 g/t Au (11.66 g/t cut) over 2.76 m (840-560-11).

Three surface and two underground diamond drill rigs remain active in the Main Extension target area, focused on further extending high-grade mineralization and defining additional Mineral Resources.

Drilling completed  in 2019 in the eastern part of the Island Gold mine (Main Extension area, new area of focus and Eastern Extension area) has confirmed the continuity of the E1E gold zone at depth. This zone now extends from 300 m to a vertical depth of more than 1,500 m.

Eastern Extension

Underground exploration drilling is being conducted from the 340 and 620 level exploration drifts.  Drilling from the two levels is testing an area to the east of the Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource blocks in the Eastern Extension, between 300 m and 1,100 m vertical depths, and above Inferred Mineral Resources in the Main Extension. 

New highlights from the underground exploration drilling program in the E1E Zone include (Figure 3, Table 2):

  • 32.19 g/t Au (25.48 g/t cut) over 4.68 m (620-610-01);
  • 20.18 g/t Au (20.18 g/t cut) over 3.24 m (620-610-07);
  • 11.90 g/t Au (11.90 g/t cut) over 4.03 m (620-604-17);
  • 10.26 g/t (10.26 g/t cut) over 3.28 m (620-610-06); and
  • 75.79 g/t Au (12.06 g/t cut) over 2.62 m (620-604-16).

New drillholes 620-610-01 (32.19 g/t Au (25.48 g/t cut) over 4.68 m) and 620-610-07 (20.18 g/t Au (20.18 g/t cut) over 3.24 m) intersected high-grade mineralization 100 m and 170 m, respectively, east of existing Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources in the Eastern Extension. Two underground rigs remain active in the area focused on defining new near mine Mineral Resources.

New Area of Focus between the Eastern and Main Extensions

Surface directional drilling remains focused on testing the new area of high-grade gold mineralization within the E1E Zone discovered in May 2019. This area is located between 850 m and 1,150 m vertical depths, 180 m down-plunge from known Inferred Mineral Resource blocks in the Eastern Extension, and 200 m vertically above Inferred Mineral Resources in the eastern down-plunge extent of the Main Extension (Figure 2). New highlights from the surface drilling program include (E1E-Zone) (Table 1):

  • 21.28 g/t Au (21.28 g/t cut) over 9.01 m (MH18-09);
  • 28.50 g/t Au (23.13 g/t cut) over 4.38 m (MH18-10); and
  • 9.32 g/t Au (9.32 g/t cut) over 3.81 m (MH19-04).

All 17 holes drilled to date in this area have intersected the E1E Zone with 12 of the holes presenting ore grade gold mineralization (see Figure 4).

New drill holes MH18-10 (28.50 g/t Au (23.13 g/t cut) over 4.38 m) and MH18-09 (21.28 g/t Au (21.28 g/t cut) over 9.01 m) have confirmed the continuity of high-grade mineralization at a drill density which will support the declaration of an initial Inferred Mineral Resource in this new area with the year-end update. Additionally, drill hole MH19-04 ( 9.32 g/t Au (9.32 g/t cut) over 3.81 m) extended high-grade mineralization 50 m to the west to now cover a lateral extent of 350 m.

Testing the extent and continuity of high-grade mineralization between the Eastern and Main Extensions will be an ongoing focus of the exploration drilling program in 2020. Two surface directional diamond drill rigs are active in this area and will continue with 75 to 100 m spaced step-out drilling. The 840 level exploration drift has been extended above the western extent of this area. This will provide underground access for infill drilling in 2020 and exploration drilling for extending high-grade mineralization.

Other Zones

The Island Gold Deposit consists of a number of subparallel mineralized zones, with the majority of Mineral Reserves and Resources being defined in the C Zone and E1E Zone which constitute the main production horizons at the Island Gold mine.  Highlights of new intersections from underground exploration drilling of parallel zones and zones in which the lateral continuity is not yet established (“Unknown Zone”) include (reported composite intervals are core lengths) (Table 2):

  • 22.26 g/t Au (18.98 g/t cut) over 7.58 m (840-554-03);
  • 14.27 g/t Au (14.27 g/t cut) over 9.50 m (840-560-08);
  • 16.66 g/t Au (16.66 g/t cut) over 3.50 m (340-602-24);
  • 4.99 g/t Au (4.99 g/t cut) over 10.80 m (620-610-04);
  • 5.75 g/t Au (5.75 g/t cut) over 8.00 m (840-554-01);
  • 3.83 g/t Au (3.83 g/t cut) over 11.94 m (840-560-06);
  • 10.42 g/t Au (10.42 g/t cut) over 4.30 m (840-560-02); and
  • 4.16 g/t Au (4.16 g/t cut) over 7.63 m (340-602-37).

Qualified Persons

Chris Bostwick, FAusIMM, Alamos Gold’s Vice President, Technical Services, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information contained in this news release. Chris Bostwick is a Qualified Person within the meaning of Canadian Securities Administrator’s National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”).

Exploration programs at the Island Gold Mine are directed by Raynald Vincent, P.Eng., M.G.P., Chief Geologist at the Island Gold Mine and a Qualified Person within the meaning of NI 43-101.

Quality Control

Assays for the surface exploration drilling program were completed at LabExpert in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. The Corporation inserts at regular intervals quality control (QC) samples (blanks and reference materials) to monitor laboratory performance. Cross check assays are done on a regular basis in a second accredited laboratory. The Quality Assurance / Quality Control procedures are more completely described in the Technical Report filed on SEDAR by Richmont Mines, July 13, 2017.

About Alamos

Alamos is a Canadian-based intermediate gold producer with diversified production from three operating mines in North America. This includes the Young-Davidson and Island Gold mines in northern Ontario, Canada and the Mulatos mine in Sonora State, Mexico. Additionally, the Company has a significant portfolio of development stage projects in Canada, Mexico, Turkey, and the United States. Alamos employs more than 1,700 people and is committed to the highest standards of sustainable development. The Company’s shares are traded on the TSX and NYSE under the symbol “AGI”.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Scott K. Parsons  
Vice President, Investor Relations  
(416) 368-9932 x 5439 

All amounts are in United States dollars, unless otherwise stated.

The TSX and NYSE have not reviewed and do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Cautionary Note

This news release includes certain statements that constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws ("forward-looking statements"). All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical fact, which address events, results, outcomes or developments that Alamos expects to occur are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally, but not always, identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “continue”, "expect", “believe", "anticipate", "plan", “forecast”, "estimate", "intend", “budget” or “potential” or variations of such words and phrases and similar expressions or statements that certain actions, events or results  "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved or the negative connotation of such terms. Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements with respect to planned exploration programs, the estimation of Mineral Resources, exploration results, potential mineralization, changes in Mineral Resources and Proven and Probable Mineral Reserves,and other information that is based on forecasts and projections of future operational, geological or financial results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management.

Exploration results that include geophysics, sampling, and drill results on wide spacings may not be indicative of the occurrence of a mineral deposit. Such results do not provide assurance that further work will establish sufficient grade, continuity, metallurgical characteristics and economic potential to be classed as a category of Mineral Resource. A Mineral Resource that is classified as "Inferred" or "Indicated" has a great amount of uncertainty as to its existence and economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that any or part of an "Indicated Mineral Resource" or "Inferred Mineral Resource" will ever be upgraded to a higher category of Mineral Resource. Investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into Proven and Probable Mineral Reserves.

Alamos cautions readers not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements which are not guarantees of future events as a number of factors could cause results, conditions, actions or events to differ materially from the targets, outlooks, expectations, goals, estimates or intentions expressed in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: risks related to obtaining and maintaining necessary permits, licenses and authorizations required to carry out planned exploration or development work, the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic and geological evaluations, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, employee and community relations,the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, contests over title to properties, changes in national and local government legislation, control and regulations and and fluctuations of the price of gold and foreign exchange rates  as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Alamos' latest Annual Information Form and MD&A, each under the heading “Risk Factors”, available on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com or on EDGAR at www.sec.gov. The foregoing should be reviewed in conjunction with the information found in this news release.  The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, or whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. 

All of the forward-looking statements made in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements.

Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors – Mineral Reserve and Resource Estimates

All Mineral Resource and Reserve estimates included in this news release or documents referenced in this news release have been prepared in accordance with Canadian National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (the "CIM") - CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, adopted by the CIM Council, as amended (the "CIM Standards"). NI 43-101 is a rule developed by the Canadian Securities Administrators, which established standards for all public disclosure an issuer makes of scientific and technical information concerning mineral projects. The terms "Mineral Reserve", "Proven Mineral Reserve" and "Probable Mineral Reserve" are Canadian mining terms as defined in accordance with NI 43-101 and the CIM Standards. These definitions differ materially from the definitions in the Securities Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) Industry Guide 7 ("SEC Industry Guide 7") under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Exchange Act. Under SEC Industry Guide 7 standards, a "final" or "bankable" feasibility study is required to report reserves, the three-year historical average price is used in any reserve or cash flow analysis to designate reserves and the primary environmental analysis or report must be filed with the appropriate governmental authority.

In addition, the terms "Mineral Resource", "Measured Mineral Resource", "Indicated Mineral Resource" and "Inferred Mineral Resource" are defined in and required to be disclosed by NI 43-101 and the CIM Standards; however, these terms are not defined terms under SEC Industry Guide 7 and are normally not permitted to be used in reports and registration statements filed with the SEC. Investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into Mineral Reserves. "Inferred Mineral Resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an Inferred Mineral Resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian rules, estimates of Inferred Mineral Resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies, except in very limited circumstances. Investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an Inferred Mineral Resource exists or is economically or legally mineable. Disclosure of "contained ounces" in a Mineral Resource is permitted disclosure under Canadian regulations; however, the SEC normally only permits issuers to report mineralization that does not constitute "reserves" by SEC standards as in place tonnage and grade without reference to unit measures.

Table 1: Island Gold – Previously Unreleased Select Composite Intervals from Surface Exploration Drilling

Composite intervals greater than 3 g/t Au weighted average, capping values: 
Western and Main  Extension areas @ 225 g/t Au; Eastern Extension area @ 160 g/t Au.

Hole IDZoneTarget AreaFrom
(m)
To (m)Core
Length
(m)
True
Width
(m)
Au
Uncut
(g/t)
Au Cut
(g/t)
Vertical
Depth (m)
MH16-08CWestern Ext1395.001400.005.004.825.375.371160
MH16-09CWestern Ext1471.901475.473.573.065.015.011307
MH22-01CMain Ext1452.801455.752.952.527.087.081276
MH14-8DMain Ext1613.701616.602.902.398.988.981527
MH17-12D1Main Ext1532.001535.003.002.777.387.381313
MH21-02D1Main Ext1387.101390.403.302.8915.5414.271254
MH14-8E1EMain Ext1547.401555.307.906.8512.5610.161468
MH17-08AE1EMain Ext1510.001512.402.402.394.454.451172
MH17-11E1EMain Ext1542.901545.602.702.57108.1794.561290
MH17-12E1EMain Ext1514.801523.508.708.0436.4513.231301
MH18-08E1EEastern Ext1163.001168.305.303.403.403.401076
MH18-09E1EEastern Ext1130.001142.0012.009.0121.2821.281043
MH18-10E1EEastern Ext1172.101177.805.704.3828.5023.131070
MH19-04E1EEastern Ext1172.451176.754.303.819.329.321070
MH19-071E1EEastern Ext1155.901161.405.503.654.754.751034
MH20-01E1EMain Ext1262.301266.904.603.81121.3296.471210
MH20-02E1EMain Ext1194.501202.007.506.0810.6910.691135
MH20-03E1EMain Ext1241.801246.704.903.609.959.951189
MH21-02E1EMain Ext1368.701377.608.907.799.969.961240
MH21-031E1EMain Ext1334.201342.408.207.168.278.271186
MH21-031UnknownMain Ext1319.801327.207.406.467.047.041173

1 Results not included in the year end 2019 Mineral Resource calculation

Table 2: Island Gold – Previously Unreleased Select Composite Intervals from Underground Exploration Drilling

Composite intervals greater than 3 g/t Au weighted average, capping values: 
Western and Main  Extension areas @ 225 g/t Au; Eastern Extension area @ 160 g/t Au.

Hole IDZoneTarget AreaFrom
(m)
To (m)Core
Length
(m)
True
Width
(m)
Au
Uncut
(g/t)
Au Cut
(g/t)
Vertical
Depth
(m)
340-602-27E1EEastern Ext128.00131.203.202.446.066.06364
620-604-16E1EEastern Ext303.00 313.1010.102.6275.7912.06794
620-604-17E1EEastern Ext266.10 276.8010.704.0311.9011.90764
620-610-01E1EEastern Ext 272.65 282.8010.154.6832.1925.48765
620-610-05E1EEastern Ext251.40260.809.404.615.865.86742
620-610-06E1EEastern Ext213.05 219.806.753.2810.2610.26702
620-610-07E1EEastern Ext146.40 151.605.203.2420.1820.18642
840-542-67E1EMain Ext263.80269.605.803.344.714.711036
840-554-01E1EMain Ext155.80159.403.603.063.893.89861
840-554-03E1EMain Ext218.10221.303.202.345.195.19944
840-554-04E1EMain Ext241.00 246.505.504.369.489.48988
840-554-05E1EMain Ext326.60333.106.503.356.996.991090
840-554-06E1EMain Ext250.50255.755.254.035.105.101003
840-560-04E1EMain Ext292.40 309.5517.157.658.988.981052
840-560-05E1EMain Ext249.00252.203.202.483.373.37983
840-560-09E1EMain Ext298.70 313.5014.806.388.648.641047
840-560-11E1EMain Ext245.30 249.003.702.7611.6611.66975
340-602-24UnknownEastern Ext63.5067.003.50 16.6616.66336
340-602-26UnknownEastern Ext62.6566.603.95 3.413.41325
340-602-37UnknownEastern Ext109.85117.487.63 4.164.16394
620-610-04UnknownEastern Ext228.50239.3010.80 4.994.99753
840-554-01UnknownMain Ext59.0067.008.00 5.755.75852
840-554-03UnknownMain Ext141.92149.507.58 22.2618.98910
840-560-02UnknownMain Ext90.0094.304.30 10.4210.42871
840-560-06UnknownMain Ext112.46124.4011.94 3.833.83864
840-560-08UnknownMain Ext95.50105.009.50 14.2714.27887

Note: Unknown zone corresponds to gold intercepts outside known ore zones and for which continuity is not yet established and therefore true width has not been calculated.

Table 3: Surface exploration drill holes; azimuth, dip, drilled length, and collar location at surface (UTM NAD83).

Hole IDAzimuth
(°)
Dip
(°)
Drilled
Length
(m)
UTM
Easting (m)
UTM
Northing (m)
UTM
Elevation
(m)
Comments
MH14-8338-8510406915225351123394Cut from MH14-6 at 606m
MH16-08337-738066910035350848390Cut from MH16-06 at 747m
MH16-09337-737876910035350848390Cut from MH16-08 at 834m
MH17-08A334-7311636923205351076395Cut from MH17-01 at 753m
MH17-09334-73716923205351076395Abandoned
MH17-10334-735606923205351076395Cut from MH17-08A at 1054m
MH17-11334-737976923205351076395Cut from MH17-08A at 864m
MH17-12334-738516923205351076395Cut from MH17-11 at 925m
MH18-08339-755796918925351446395Cut from MH18-07 at 713m
MH18-09339-756856918925351446395Cut from MH18-07 at 586m
MH18-10339-758346918925351446395Cut from MH18-05 at 493m
MH18-11339-757906918925351446395Cut from MH18-07 at 586 m
MH19-03336-796266916465351376399Cut from MH19-02 at 760m
MH19-04336-7910276916465351376399Cut from MH19-01 at 421m
MH19-05336-796316916465351376399Cut from MH19-04 at 757m
MH19-06336-798606916465351376399Cut from MH19-04 at 444m
MH19-07336-795996916465351376399Cut from MH19-06 at 657 m
MH20-01337-7713556920635351541394 
MH20-02337-7710246920635351541394Cut from MH20-01 at 422m
MH20-03337-775096920635351541394Cut from MH20-02 at 876m
MH21-01321-6114966920725351272395 
MH21-02321-615636920725351272395Cut from MH21-01 at 938m
MH21-03321-618976920725351272395Cut from MH21-01 at 555 m
MH22-01342-7516176910005350855393 

Note: UTM mine surface elevation 382 m

Table 4: Underground exploration drill holes; azimuth, dip, drilled length, and collar location at surface (UTM NAD83).

Hole IDAzimuth
(°)
Dip (°)Drilled
Length
(m)
UTM
Easting
(m)
UTM
Northing
(m)
UTM Elevation (m)
340-602-24160-15132691455535221361
340-602-25159-30168691455535221361
340-602-26147-5123691456535221361
340-602-27148-22156691455535221361
340-602-37144-41291691455535221361
620-550-46133-112496910215351907-224
620-550-47145-242616910215351907-224
620-604-14170-232256915305352086-212
620-604-16166-413426915305352086-213
620-604-17166-383126915305352086-213
620-610-01162-393126915865352112-211
620-610-04146-433606915865352112-211
620-610-05146-383216915855352112-211
620-610-06146-322706915865352112-211
620-610-07146-212046915865352112-211
620-610-08143-81506915865352112-210
620-610-09141-262436915865352112-211
620-610-10139161176915865352112-209
620-610-11A131481176915875352112-207
620-610-12120671446915855352113-207
840-542-67163-452946909725351831-466
840-554-01159-62166910835351880-464
840-554-02A159-172346910825351879-463
840-554-03159-272586910825351879-463
840-554-04159-352886910825351879-463
840-554-05159-483786910825351880-464
840-554-06156-393006910825351879-464
840-560-02159-182226911375351902-461
840-560-03159-52106911375351902-461
840-560-04155-443516911385351902-462
840-560-05155-342706911385351902-462
840-560-06149-102106911385351902-461
840-560-0714932106911385351902-461
840-560-08147-262526911375351902-461
840-560-09145-423336911385351903-462
840-560-10143-453906911385351903-462
840-560-11143-332766911385351903-462

Note: UTM mine surface elevation 382 m

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https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/f6a206a5-8f08-489a-8508-6b0374ec61bb

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