Orford Mining Corporation (TSX-V: ORM) is pleased to report that it continues to receive thick mineralized gold intervals from its 2023 Drill program on the Joutel Eagle Property in Northern Quebec. Hole 23-JE-017 intersected multiple thick gold zones such as 1.4 g/t gold over 9.9 metres including 5.0 g/t over 2.3 metres, 1.4 g/t over 17.6 metres including 5.0 g/t over 2.5 metres and 0.80 g/t over 21.3 metres (Table 1, Figure 1).
David Christie, President and CEO of Orford, commented, “The continued strong results from the 2023 drill campaign on our Joutel Eagle property continue to indicate the tremendous potential value in the South Gold Zone. The multiple thick intersections in hole 23-JE-017 improves the continuity of gold grade and thickness across the South Gold zone. We will review the results received from the 2023 drill program and will start to plan a follow up drill program.”
Table 1: Highlight of Joutel Eagle Drill hole assays received to date. All drilling intervals are downhole lengths. True thicknesses cannot be estimated with available information. Composited intervals above 0.5g/t Au are reported based on a cut-off of 0.2g/t with maximum internal dilution of 2m.
|Hole number||From||To||Interval (m)||Au g/t|
The Joutel Eagle Property is located along the fertile Casa-Berardi Structural Zone and historical Eagle-Telbel Mine Trend in the Abitibi Greenstone belt. A total of 14 holes and 2,535 metres (Table 3) have been drilled in 2023. This drilling program has tested a 400 metre strike lenght of the South Gold Zone (Figure 1) Orford’s drilling results received to date both in the 20221 and preliminary 20231,2,3,4 drilling results have shown that the South Gold Zone hosts higher grade gold over wider intersections than had been reported historically.
Figure 1: Map of the Joutel Eagle South Gold Zone Showing New Results and Completed Drilling. All drilling intervals are down-hole lengths. True thicknesses cannot be estimated with available information. Information on adjacent properties is not necessarily indicative of the potential on Orford’s Joutel Eagle Property1,2,3,4
|1 Orford Mining News Release dated June 7, 2022.|
|2 Orford Mining News Release dated March 30, 2023|
|3 Orford Mining News Release dated April 20, 2023|
|4 Orford Mining News Release dated April 20, 2023|
Table 2: Status of Assay Results Received from the 2023 Joutel Eagle Drilling Program (SGZ=South Gold Zone)
|Hole Number||Assay Reported
Table 3: Joutel Eagle: South Gold Zone Drill Hole Coordinates (UTM NAD83 Zone 17)
|Hole ID||X||Y||Length (m)||Azimuth||Dip|
Sample shipments were sealed and shipped to AGAT Laboratories, Val-d’Or, Québec. All gold assays reported were obtained by standard fire assay on 50 gram nominal weight with an atomic absorption spectroscopy finish or by gravimetric finish in the case of overlimit and on request (methods 202551 and 202564) at AGAT Laboratories, Mississauga, Ontario. All samples were also analyzed for multi-elements, including copper and silver, using a four-acid method with an ICP-OES finish (method 201070) at AGAT Laboratories, Mississauga, Ontario.
Drill program design, Quality Assurance/Quality Control (“QA/QC”) and interpretation of results are performed by qualified persons employing a QA/QC program consistent with NI 43-101 and industry best practices. Standards and blanks are inserted at a minimum of 10% for QA/QC purposes in addition to those inserted by the lab. A subset of samples has not yet been sent for a verification assay at another lab. AGAT Laboratories are accredited by the Standards Council of Canada and found to comply with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
About the Joutel Eagle Property
The property is situated just to the northwest of Agnico Eagle’s past producing Eagle-Telbel operation which produced in excess of 1.1 Moz of gold4 from 1974 to 1993. The Joutel Eagle property covers 11 km of the Casa Berardi structural zone south splay (CBSZ) which is associated with several gold deposits and, together with our McClure East property, gives Orford over 17 km coverage on the prolific CBSZ). The Joutel Eagle Property sits to the north of Orford’s 100% owned Joutel South Property and to the west of Orford’s 100% owned McClure East property. Information from neighbouring properties is not necessarily indicative of the mineralization on Orford Mining’s properties. On November 30, 2021 Orford announced that it had entered an option to acquire 100% of the 50 square kilometer Joutel Eagle Project from Globex Mining Enterprises Inc. (TSX: GMX) (OTCQX International: GLBXF) (Frankfurt: G1MM).
|4 Système d’information géominière of Québec “SIGEOM”, Quebec Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. April 20, 2020 DV93-01|
About Orford Mining Corporation
Orford Mining is a gold and critical mineral explorer focused on highly prospective and underexplored areas of Northern Quebec. Orford’s principal assets are the Qiqavik, West Raglan and lithium exploration projects comprising a land package totaling over 111,000 hectares in the Cape Smith Belt of Northern Quebec. The Qiqavik Project hosts several new high-grade gold discoveries along a mineralized trend in excess of 40 km. The West Raglan Project hosts a number of high-grade Raglan-style nickel/copper/platinum group metal discoveries along a 55 km mineralized trend. In early 2023 Orford acquired large claim blocks targeting Lithium in the Nunavik Region. These lithium claim blocks have been carefully selected as having promising lithium potential after an exhaustive compilation of available data. Orford also has four property positions in the Joutel region of the Abitibi District of Northern Quebec, which hosts historical deposits such as the Eagle/Telbel, Joutel Copper, Poirier Copper, and Vezza deposits. Orford continually seeks new gold exploration opportunities in North America. Orford’s common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ORM. This information from neighbouring properties is not necessarily indicative of the mineralization on Orford Mining’s properties.
The disclosure of scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been approved by Alger St- Jean P.Geo., Chief Geoscientist of Orford, a Qualified Person under NI 43-101. The historical assays referred to in this release and shown in this figure were obtained from historical work reports filed with the Quebec Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and has not been independently verified by a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43- 101.
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