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Azimut Reaches 800 Metres Deep on the Patwon Gold Zone and Delivers More Wide Intercepts






Azimut Exploration Inc.  (TSX-V: AZM) (OTCQX: AZMTF) is pleased to report new assay results from seven holes drilled on the Patwon Gold Zone on the Company’s 100% owned Elmer Property in the James Bay region of Quebec. The Company has now reached one of the program’s initial goals by cutting wide mineralized intercepts at a vertical depth of 800 metres or more in several holes (ELM22-155, -157A, and -158C) for which assay results are still pending.


The Company has now drilled thirty-six holes (34 complete; 2 in progress) for 19,980 m during this program, including thirty-one on Patwon (18,951 m) and five on surrounding targets (1,029 m). The results for the first fifteen (15) holes have already been reported (see press releases of March 10 and April 27, 2022). The results of the Patwon delineation program will be incorporated into a maiden mineral resource estimate supported by a technical report compliant with National Instrument 43-101.


Azimut is planning a significant summer core drilling program to test new targets in the vicinity of Patwon to follow up on the 507-hole reverse circulation drilling campaign (for 6,681 m) completed earlier this year (see press release of April 6, 2022). The Company considers that the discovery potential for additional mineralized zones along strike from or subparallel to Patwon is excellent.


HIGHLIGHTS (see Figures 1 to 8, Tables 1 to 4)


  • The Patwon Zone keeps displaying remarkable continuity from surface to a minimum vertical depth of 800 metres (about 900 metres along dip) where it remains open at depth and possibly along strike. The zone has been outlined over a strike length of nearly 600 metres, with an average estimated true width of 35 metres.
  • All deep holes drilled to date display wide, visibly mineralized intercepts (assays pending):
    • ELM22-155 (1,017 m):  Intercepts from 833 m to 997 m (164 m along the hole)
    • ELM22-157A (1,017 m):  Intercepts from 857 m to 990 m (133 m along the hole)
    • ELM22-158C (1,004.3 m):  Intercepts from 843 m to 942 m (99 m along the hole)
    • These preliminary observations support the expectation of a deep extent of the mineralized body.
  • Hole ELM22-151A  2.77 g/t Au over 8.25 m (from 732.25 m to 740.5 m), including
    • 19.80 g/t Au over 0.55 m
    • 15.30 g/t Au over 0.60 m
    • 2.10 g/t Au over 54.90 m (from 782.0 to 836.9 m), including
      • 19.75 g/t Au over 1.20 m
      • 12.61 g/t Au over 3.90 m
  • Hole ELM22-146A 1.77 g/t Au over 12.75 m (from 429.65 m to 442.4 m), including
    • 10.15 g/t Au over 0.5 m
    • 3.45 g/t Au over 24.40 m (from 457.7 m to 482.10 m), including
      • 15.43 g/t Au over 4.25 m
  • Hole ELM22-148 1.22 g/t Au over 54.40 m (from 486.0 m to 540.4 m), including
    • 11.58 g/t Au over 3.50 m
  • Hole ELM22-149 1.20 g/t Au over 26.55 m (from 578.45 m to 605.0 m)
    • 1.96 g/t Au over 7.35 m (from 665.15 m to 672.5 m)
  • Hole ELM22-147 1.91 g/t Au over 2.80 m (from 348.2 m to 351.0 m)
    • 1.21 g/t Au over 21.00 m (from 392.5 m to 413.5 m), including
      • 6.79 g/t Au over 1.95 m
  • Patwon’s core zone is characterized by grade x thickness (“GT”) factors above 50 based on estimated true widths (see Figures 7 and 8). This factor (example: 5.0 g/t Au x 10 m = 50 GT) is commonly used in the mining industry to rank and compare mineralized intercepts. At Patwon, visible gold in drill core is generally a reliable predictor for GT factors close to or higher than 50.
  • Of the 31 delineation holes drilled so far during the current program, thirteen (13) display visible gold grains (ELM21-125, -127, -128, -129 and ELM22-132, -134, -136, -142, -143, -146A, -148, -151A, and-153).
  • The delineation drilling program is structured on a systematic spacing of 50-metre centres from surface to a depth of 500 metres, and 50-metre by 75-metre centres down to 800 metres. Patwon is thought to be open along strike, and additional holes will test this.


The Elmer Property comprises 515 claims (271.3 km2) over a 35-kilometre strike length. The Property lies 285 kilometres north of the town of Matagami, 60 kilometres east of the village of Eastmain, and 5 kilometres west of the paved Billy-Diamond Highway, a major all-season highway. The region benefits from excellent infrastructure, including significant road access, a hydroelectric power grid, and airports.


Drilling Contract and Analytical Protocols


The drilling contract was awarded to RJLL Drilling Inc. of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. The core diameter is NQ. The core samples were sent to ALS Laboratories in Val d’Or, Québec, where gold was analyzed by fire assay, with atomic absorption and gravimetric finishes for grades above 3.0 g/t Au. Samples were also analyzed for a 48-element suite using ICP. Azimut applies industry-standard QA/QC procedures to its drilling programs. All batches sent for analysis include certified reference materials, blanks, and field duplicates.


Dr. Jean-Marc Lulin, P.Geo., prepared this press release as Azimut’s Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101. Brigitte Dejou, P.Eng., Project Manager, and François Bissonnette, P.Geo. Operations Manager, have also reviewed the content of this press release.


About Azimut


Azimut is a leading mineral exploration company with a solid reputation for target generation and partnership development. The Company is actively advancing its wholly-owned flagship Elmer Gold Project to the initial resource stage in the James Bay region.


The Company uses a pioneering approach to big data analytics (the proprietary AZtechMineTM expert system), enhanced by extensive exploration know-how. Azimut’s competitive edge is based on systematic regional-scale data analysis and concurrently active projects. Azimut maintains rigorous financial discipline and a strong balance sheet, with 81.9 million shares issued and outstanding.


Posted May 30, 2022

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