Osisko Mining Intersects 47 g/t Au Over 2.6 Metres at Windfall
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 5, 2017) - Osisko Mining Inc. (OSK:TSX) ("Osisko" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce new results from the ongoing drill program at its 100% owned Windfall Lake gold project located in the Urban Township, Québec. The drill program has recently been increased by 250,000 metres for the 2017 season (for a total of 400,000 metres) and combines definition drilling above the Red Dog intrusion ("Red Dog"), expansion drilling above and below Red Dog, expansion drilling to the NE of the main mineralization, and exploration drilling on the greater deposit and Urban-Barry Project area. Nine drills are currently active in and around the Windfall deposit and three on the Urban-Barry and Souart properties, with additional drills planned to be added in the coming month. Data from seven new drill holes are reported in this release, with significant assay results presented in the table below.
New results include: 47g/t Au over 2.6 metres (303 g/t Au over 2.6 metres uncut) in DDH OSK-W-16-743; 8.7 g/t Au over 6.8 metres (11.6 g/t Au over 6.8 metres uncut) in OSK-W-16-735-W1; 11.7 g/t Au over 5.3 metres, 7.9 g/t Au over 9.8 metres and 12.2 g/t Au over 3.5 metres in OSK-W-16-735-W2; and 16.5 g/t Au over 3.7 metres in OSK-W-16-746.
The new results continue to demonstrate the continuity of the gold mineralization in the main deposit, and the continued high potential for significant new mineralization at depth below Red Dog.
Maps and sections showing drill hole locations are available at www.osiskomining.com.
|Hole No.||From (m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||Au (g/t) uncut||Au (g/t) cut to 100 g/t||Zone||Corridor|
|578.0||594.0||16.0||4.9||Zone 27||Zone 27|
|(1)||For complete drilling results please see www.osiskomining.com|
|(2)||True Widths are estimated at 65 - 80% of the reported core length interval. See "Quality Control" below|
Full analytical results from the new drill holes are available at www.osiskomining.com
|Length (m)||UTM E||UTM N||Section|
DDH OSK-W-16-735-W1 tested several zones in the Underdog corridor. The FW1 Zone returned 8.7 g/t Au over 6.8 metres (11.6 g/t Au over 6.8 metres uncut) 20 metres ENE from previously reported hole OSK-W-16-735 (14.1 g/t Au over 2.1 metres). Visible gold is associated with pyrite stockwork in a strongly silicified and sericitized felsic porphyry. The FW3 Zone returned 1.0 g/t Au over 5.7 metres in an altered felsic porphyry showing the continuity of the mineralized system.
DDH OSK-W-16-735-W2 intersected the FW1 Zone, 30 metres NE of DDH OSK-W-16-735-W1, returning 12.2 g/t Au over 3.5 metres and 6.8 g/t Au over 2.8 metres. The disseminated pyrite and pyrite stockwork are included in a 16 metres wide silicified and sericitized corridor.
The hanging wall of the FW3 Zone returned 7.9 g/t Au over 9.8 metres and the footwall 11.7 g/t Au over 5.3 metres. Both intersections are included in a 24 metre wide silicified and sericitized corridor. Gold mineralization is associated with pyrite stockwork and altered felsic porphyry.
DDH OSK-W-16-743 intersected 3.4 g/t Au over 9.7 metres in the Underdog Corridor and extends the FW1 Zone by 100 metres below previously reported hole OBM-15-560 (5.7 g/t Au over 13 metres). Mineralization includes pyrite stringers, disseminated chalcopyrite and quartz-tourmaline veins. The FW2 Zone was extended by 100 metres vertically with 47.0 g/t Au over 2.6 metres (303.1 g/t Au over 2.6 metres uncut).
DDH OSK-W-16-744 was an infill hole in the Caribou Zone which intersected 5.0 g/t Au over 9.0 metres. Mineralization consists of pyrite stringers hosted in a felsic porphyry. The intersection stepped 20 metres above previously reported DDH OSK-W-16-720 (5.6 g/t Au over 4.4). The hole also intersected Zone 27 returning 4.9 g/t Au over 16.0 metres associated with pyrite stringers in a strongly silicified and sericitized felsic porphyry. The intersection is an infill step 30 metres NE of previously reported DDH OBM-16-689 (4.7 g/t Au over 2.1 metres,).
DDH OSK-W-16-746 was an infill hole in the Caribou Zone which returned 5.5 g/t Au over 5.2 metres inside a 14 metre wide strongly silicified rhyolite. Mineralization comprises disseminated pyrite and pyrite stringers. The hole also intersected tension veins which returned 16.5 g/t Au over 3.7 metres near the Red Dog contact.
DDH OSK-W-16-747 was an infill hole in the Caribou Zone which returned 13.7 g/t Au over 2.4 metres. Mineralization is composed of pyrite stockwork in a sericitized rhyolite. The Caribou South 1 Zone returned 11.4 g/t Au over 2.0 metres in an altered andesite containing 1% pyrite stockwork.
DDH OSK-W-16-753 intersected 7.9 g/t over 7.5 metres in the Caribou Corridor and extended the CS3 Zone 80 metres West of previously reported hole OSK-W-16-708-W2 (7.4 g/t Au over 2.2 metres,). Mineralization is composed of pyrite stringers and disseminated chalcopyrite in a strongly silicified andesite.
The scientific and technical content of this news release has been reviewed, prepared and approved by Mr. Jean-Philippe Desrochers, Ph.D., P.Geo. Senior Project Manager of the Windfall Lake gold project, who is a "Qualified Person" as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101").
True widths of the new exploration intercepts below Red Dog reported in this press release have yet to be determined. Additional drilling is planned for the immediate area which will enable the true width determination. True widths of intercepts in the zones above the Red Dog are estimated at 65-80% of the reported core length intervals. Assays are uncut except where indicated. All NQ core assays reported were obtained by either 1 kilogram whole rock metallic screen/fire assay or standard 50 gram fire-assaying with AA or gravimetric finish at ALS Laboratories in Val d'Or, Québec or Sudbury, Ontario. The 1 kilogram metallic screen assay method is selected by the geologist when samples contain coarse gold or present a higher percentage of pyrite than surrounding intervals. All samples are also analyzed for multi-elements, including silver, using an Aqua Regia-ICP-AES method at ALS laboratories. Drill program design, Quality Assurance/Quality Control and interpretation of results is performed by qualified persons employing a Quality Assurance/Quality Control program consistent with NI 43-101 and industry best practices. Standards and blanks are included with every 20 samples for Quality Assurance/Quality Control purposes by the Corporation as well as the lab. Approximately 5% of sample pulps are sent to secondary laboratories for check assays.
About the Windfall Lake Gold Deposit
The Windfall Lake gold deposit is located between Val-d'Or and Chibougamau in the Abitibi region of Québec, Canada. The current mineral resource comprises 2,762,000 tonnes at 8.42 g/t Au (748,000 ounces) in the indicated category and 3,512,000 tonnes at 7.62 g/t Au (860,000 ounces) in the inferred category (sourced from a technical report dated June 10, 2015 entitled "Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Windfall Lake Gold Property, Québec, Canada" with an effective date of April 28, 2015, prepared in accordance with NI 43-101). The Windfall Lake gold deposit is currently one of the highest grade resource-stage gold projects in Canada. The bulk of the mineralization occurs in the Main Zone, a southwest/northeast trending zone of stacked mineralized lenses, measuring approximately 600 metres wide and at least 1,400 metres long. The deposit is well defined from surface to a depth of 500 metres, and remains open along strike and at depth. Mineralization has been identified only 30 metres from surface in some areas and as deep as 870 metres in others, with significant potential to extend mineralization up and down-plunge and at depth.
About Osisko Mining Inc.
Osisko is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious metal resource properties in Canada. Osisko holds a 100% in the high-grade Windfall Lake gold deposit located between Val-d'Or and Chibougamau in Québec and holds a 100% undivided interest in a large area of claims in the surrounding Urban Barry area (82,400 hectares), a 100% interest in the Marban project located in the heart of Québec's prolific Abitibi gold mining district, and properties in the Larder Lake Mining Division in northeast Ontario, including the Jonpol and Garrcon deposits on the Garrison property, the Buffonta past producing mine and the Gold Pike mine property. The Corporation also holds interests and options in a number of additional properties in northern Ontario. Osisko continues to be well financed and has approximately $80 million in cash and cash equivalents as well as marketable securities of approximately $60 million.