Maple Gold reports drill results from central Porphyry Zone at Douay: 158.2m @ 1.25 g/t Au, including 52 metres @ 3.53 g/t Au

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

MONTREAL, Quebec, May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maple Gold Mines Ltd. (“Maple Gold” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:MGM) (OTCQB:MGMLF) (Frankfurt:M3G) is pleased report additional drill results from the current winter drilling campaign at the Douay Gold Project. DO-18-216 intersected 52m grading 3.53 g/t Au (uncut), within a broader, 158.2m interval grading 1.25 g/t Au (uncut) from 335m downhole (estimated vertical depth of ~220m) within the south-central part of the Porphyry Zone.

Maple Gold’s President and CEO, Matthew Hornor, stated: “This interval appears to represent one of the 5th best intervals in the entire 760+ drill-hole database and the best intercept reported from the Porphyry Zone to-date.” Hornor added, “We are very pleased to receive such a positive result with only a fraction (~25%) of the assays received to-date, and one that indicates this particular zone widens and may extend beyond the currently-defined zone with higher grades.”

Table 1: Significant Drill Highlights from Porphyry Zone

HoleEastingNorthingAzimuthPlungeFrom To Interval (m) Au (g/t)
including    44149352.03.53
including    46048121.07.87
including    471472.51.586.19
DO-18-216    5075081.01.05
DO-18-203    4394423.01.17
DO-18-203    61463319.00.88
including    6256261.04.13
including    6326331.08.21

*Intervals given are all down-the hole lengths, which are about 90% of true width for DO-18-203 and essentially identical to true width for DO-18-216. Coordinates are NAD83 Zone 17N. All assays were performed by ALS Laboratories by AU-ICP21, i.e. 30 g fire assay with ICP finish with over limits (>10 g/t Au) done by AU-GRA21, i.e. gravimetric analysis of 30g sample weight.   

DO-18-216 was planned to test the lateral continuity of gold mineralization in an area of the Porphyry Zone with both a cluster of relatively high-grade intersections and associated broad haloes of slightly lower grade mineralization. The assay results support the Company’s concept of multiple higher-grade zones or shoots within the Porphyry Zone (Figure 1), demonstrate the continuity of this style of mineralization in the central part of the Porphyry Zone, and open the possibility of increasing grades with depth. In three dimensions, the DO-18-216 intersection is separated by approximately 60m from those in adjacent holes (DO-17-158 and DO-11-44) and appears to extend and widen this mineralized zone, which remains open.

In addition, historical drilling to the east of this high grade, thick intersection is relatively broadly spaced and additional drilling for resource definition is warranted.

Figure 1:

Figure 1: DO-18-216 on section 706600. Overlap of DO-18-216 with DO-17-158 is apparent only, in 3D actual separation is approximately 60m

Drill-hole DO-18-203, collared 439m to the SE of DO-18-216 (Figure 2), targeted the down-dip and down-plunge extension of Porphyry Zone mineralization and cut 19.0m of 0.88 g/t Au from 614m, at least 100m down dip from the current limit of mineralization per the existing block model. Assays are pending for numerous other holes in the area as well, see distribution of drill-holes in Figure 2 below.

Figure 2:

Figure 2: DO-18-216 drill-hole location and surrounding area on LIDAR image

The Company is encouraged by these excellent results and looks forward to additional target definition and drill testing of the higher-grade portions of the Porphyry Zone. To view drill-core photographs for DO-18-216, see below and click here for additional images on the Company’s website.  

Picture above:

Picture above: Drill-core (DO-18-216) photo from 1.5m interval that returned 86 g/t Au

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical data contained in this press release was reviewed and prepared under the supervision of Fred Speidel, M. Sc, P. Geo., Vice-President Exploration, of Maple Gold. Mr. Speidel is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Mr. Speidel has verified the data related to the exploration information disclosed in this news release through his direct participation in the work.

Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC)

Maple Gold implements strict Quality Assurance (“QA”) and Quality Control (“QC”) protocols at Douay covering the planning and placing of drill holes in the field; drilling and retrieving the NQ-sized drill core; drill-hole surveying; core transport to the Douay Camp; core logging by qualified personnel; sampling and bagging of core for analysis; transport of core from site to the analytical laboratory; sample preparation for assaying; and analysis, recording and final statistical vetting of results. For a complete description of protocols, please visit the Company’s QA/QC page on the website at:

About Maple Gold

Maple Gold is a well-funded gold exploration company focused on advancing a district-scale gold project in one of the world’s premier mining jurisdictions. The Company’s 370 km² Douay Gold Project is located along the Casa Berardi Deformation Zone within the prolific Abitibi Greenstone Belt in northern Quebec, Canada. The Project has an established gold resource that remains open in multiple directions, with excellent infrastructure and several large scale operating mines within this prolific mining district. Maple Gold is now completing a significant winter drill campaign to expand on the known Resource Areas and test new discovery targets within the Company’s 55 km of strike along the Casa Berardi Deformation Zone. For more information please visit


“Matthew Hornor”

B. Matthew Hornor, President & CEO

For Further Information Please Contact: 

Mr. Joness Lang
VP, Corporate Development
Office: +1 416.306.8124


Forward Looking Statements:
This news release contains “forward-looking information" and “forward-looking statements” (collectively referred to as “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation in Canada, including statements about the prospective  mineral potential of the Porphyry Zone, the potential for significant mineralization from other drilling in the referenced drill program and the completion of the drill program. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions, uncertainties and management’s best estimate of future events. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company’s expectations and projections. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding timing and completion of the private placement. When used herein, words such as “anticipate”, “will”, “intend” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

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Figure 1-PR_May 2-18 DO-18-216 Section 706600 Figure 2-PR_May 2-18 DO-18-216 LIDAR Pic 1_P5010378_DO-18-216_471.2m