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Osisko Infill Drilling Outlines Lynx 600 Bulk

 

 

 

 

 

5000 tonnes Averaging 36.7 g/t Au (Capped Grade)

350% Higher Than 2022 MRE M&I Resource Average Grade

 

Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX:OSK) is pleased to provide an update from the ongoing exploration program at its 100% owned Windfall gold project located in the Abitibi greenstone belt, Urban Township, Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Québec.

 

New analytical results from 12.5 metre infill drilling targeting the Lynx 600 level bulk sample area are presented below. The infill program was completed in support of a revised block model for the sample, predicting approximately 5,000 tonnes with an average capped grade of 36.7 g/t Au in the planned sample area. This capped grade is 350% higher than the average grade of the recently published Windfall mineral resource estimate (see Osisko news release dated January 10, 2022) measured and indicated average grade of 10.5 g/t Au and demonstrates the potential for areas of the deposit to host a significant number of additional ounces.

 

The infill intercepts are located inside defined January 2022 MRE blocks but were not included in the MRE (as they were received subsequent to the closure of the data base). Results include 25 intercepts in 22 drill holes (1 from surface, 21 from underground) and 3 wedges.

 

Chief Executive Officer John Burzynski commented: “We are highly encouraged with these initial results from the planned Lynx 600 bulk sample area. We expect to extract the sample in the coming month, and to process it during the second quarter. These infill results continue to follow a general trend we have seen at Windfall, where detailed work in high-grade areas results in excellent and often positive confirmation of the high-grade zones. Our expectation is that we may again see a positive reconciliation once the sample is processed, based on the results of the first two Windfall bulk samples which returned 126% and 189% positive reconciliations (see respective Osisko news releases dated December 18, 2018 and December 11, 2019.)”

 

The bulk sample is situated in wireframe 3161 of the January 2022 MRE. The revised block model (informed by the 12.5 metre spaced infill drill program) used the same parameters as the January 2022 MRE, including the same capping methods. The revised block model predicts 4,977 tonnes averaging 36.7 g/t Au and estimates 5,872 ounces of gold from the sample area.

 

The planned sample is located 600 metres below surface (level 0600). Access is planned via levels 0580 and 0600 which are accessible from the exploration ramp. Mining will begin with 65 metres of longitudinal development (4 metres high x 4 to 6 metres wide) along the mineralized corridor on each level. The 20 metre high long-hole stope (floor to floor) between levels is estimated to be 12.5 metres long x 6.5 metres wide. The proposed volume of approximately 4,977 tonnes to be mined includes the stope and the corresponding undercut segment of 12.5 metres of conventional development from level 0600.

 

Mineralization in the sample area is characterized by a two to seven metre wide zone of alteration with trace to 10% pyrite stingers, sericite and silica +/- fuchsite, which crosscuts gabbro and felsic dykes. Grey quartz veins with pyrite veinlets, trace sphalerite and local visible gold are associated with high-grade areas.

 

New and previously announced analytical results are shown in Table 1 and hole locations in Table 2. Maps with hole locations and full analytical results are available at www.osiskomining.com.

 

Table 1: Lynx 600 Bulk Sample 12.5m Infill Drilling Results

 

Drill Hole From (m) To

(m)

Length (m) Au (g/t) uncut Au (g/t) Cut to 100g/t
OSK-W-19-2133* 796.3 798.8 2.5 37.0  
OSK-W-20-2133-W3* 791.2 793.5 2.3 193 41.7
OSK-W-20-2133-W4* 798.8 802.4 3.6 40.4  
OSK-W-19-2197-W1* 784.5 789.6 5.1 72.0 23.6
WST-20-0613* 237.8 240.3 2.5 696 43.4
WST-21-0614* 233.1 236.8 3.7 39.5 29.6
WST-21-0619A* 214.0 216.0 2.0 20.0  
WST-21-0750* 232.6 234.8 2.2 248 55.6
WST-21-0751* 222.7 225.7 3.0 7.04  
WST-21-0770 nsa  
WST-21-0811A* 209.0 211.0 2.0 73.4 55.0
WST-21-0950A 54.1 56.1 2.0 50.0 39.3
WST-21-0951 61.0 63.0 2.0 180 75.2
WST-21-0952 53.5 55.7 2.2 153 63.3
WST-21-0953B 52.6 54.8 2.2 2.99  
WST-21-0954 47.1 53.8 6.7 50.1 26.2
WST-21-0955 47.1 51.0 3.9 61.6 23.6
WST-21-0972 46.5 49.7 3.2 82.3 23.3
WST-21-0973 45.9 48.0 2.1 36.8  
WST-21-0976 43.6 48.6 5.0 5.24  
WST-21-0977 42.8 45.8 3.0 64.4 26.4
WST-21-0984 41.8 46.7 4.9 45.3 38.3
WST-21-0985 33.8 36.6 2.8 11.2  
WST-21-0986 45.8 47.8 2.0 362 34.8
WST-21-0995 37.1 41.1 4.0 22.7 21.5

 

Notes: True widths are estimated at 77 – 100% of the reported core length interval. See “Quality Control and Reporting Protocols” below.
nsa = no significant assays. * Denotes results published in previous news releases.

 

Table 2: Lynx 600 Bulk Sample 12.5m Infill Hole Locations

 

Hole Number Azimuth (°) Dip (°) Length (m) UTM E UTM N Elevation Section
OSK-W-19-2133 118 -49 1055 453080 5435531 417 3525
OSK-W-20-2133-W3 118 -49 965 453080 5435531 417 3525
OSK-W-20-2133-W4 118 -49 987 453080 5435531 417 3525
OSK-W-19-2197-W1 122 -48 1104 453087 5435526 417 3550
WST-20-0613 123 -55 442 453358 5435273 16 3650
WST-21-0614 131 -59 427 453357 5435273 16 3650
WST-21-0619A 174 -61 249 453507 5435327 -7 3800
WST-21-0750 124 -54 280 453357 5435273 16 3650
WST-21-0751 133 -56 331 453357 5435272 16 3650
WST-21-0770 129 -43 835 453374 5435296 -26 3675
WST-21-0811A 125 -44 708 453375 5435296 -26 3675
WST-21-0950A 107 -40 82 453442 5435225 -158 3700
WST-21-0951 106 -24 79 453442 5435224 -158 3700
WST-21-0952 114 -32 75 453442 5435224 -157 3700
WST-21-0953B 118 -23 73 453442 5435224 -157 3700
WST-21-0954 117 -43 76 453441 5435224 -158 3700
WST-21-0955 128 -36 73 453442 5435224 -158 3700
WST-21-0972 129 -48 67 453441 5435224 -158 3700
WST-21-0973 134 -19 67 453441 5435223 -157 3700
WST-21-0976 145 -54 103 453440 5435224 -159 3700
WST-21-0977 164 -49 61 453441 5435223 -158 3700
WST-21-0984 186 -49 72 453440 5435223 -158 3700
WST-21-0985 161 -34 64 453440 5435223 -158 3700
WST-21-0986 160 -17 73 453439 5435223 -158 3700
WST-21-0995 149 -39 148 453440 5435223 -159 3700

 

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical content of this news release has been reviewed, prepared and approved by Judith St-Laurent, P.Geo (OGQ #1023)., B.Sc., Director of Resource Estimation at Osisko, who is a “qualified person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”). The infill block model in the bulk sample area from the Lynx 3161 zone of the Windfall Gold Deposit, with an effective date of February 3, 2022, was prepared by Judith St-Laurent, P.Geo (OGQ #1023)., B.Sc., Director of Resource Estimation at Osisko, who is a “qualified person” within the meaning of NI 43-101. The scientific and technical content in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Mathieu Savard, P.Geo (OGQ #510), President of Osisko Mining, who is a “qualified person” within the meaning of NI 43-101.

 

Quality Control and Reporting Protocols

NQ core assays were obtained by either 1 kilogram screen fire assay or standard 50 gram fire assaying-AA finish or gravimetric finish at (i) ALS Laboratories in Val d’Or, Québec, Vancouver, British Colombia, Lima, Peru or Vientiane, Laos (ii) Bureau Veritas in Timmins, Ontario. The 1-kilogram screen assay method is selected by the geologist when samples contain coarse gold or present a higher percentage of pyrite than surrounding intervals. Selected samples are also analyzed for multi-elements, including silver, using a Four Acid Digestion-ICP-MS method at ALS Laboratories. Drill program design, Quality Assurance/ Quality Control and interpretation of results is performed by qualified persons employing a QA/QC program consistent with NI 43-101 and industry best practices. Standards and blanks are included with every 20 samples for QA/QC purposes by the Corporation as well as the lab. Approximately 5% of sample pulps are sent to secondary laboratories for check assay.

 

About the Windfall Lake Gold Deposit

The Windfall gold deposit is located between Val-d’Or and Chibougamau in the Abitibi greenstone belt region of Québec, Canada. The Mineral Resource Estimate defined by Osisko, as disclosed in the news release dated January 10, 2022 and assuming a cut-off grade of 3.50 g/t Au, comprises 565,000 tonnes at 11.6 g/t Au (210,000 ounces) in the measured mineral resource category, 8,907,000 tonnes at 10.5 g/t Au (2,994,000 ounces) in the indicated mineral resource category and 13,035,000 tonnes at 8.6 g/t Au (3,585,000 ounces) in the inferred mineral resource category. The key assumptions, parameters and methods used to estimate the mineral resource estimate disclosed in the January 10, 2022 news release, certain of which are described in the January 10, 2022 news release, will be further described in the full technical report being prepared for this updated mineral resource estimate in accordance with Ni 43-101, and will be available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under the Corporation’s issuer profile within 45 days from January 10, 2022. The Windfall gold deposit is currently one of the highest-grade resource-stage gold projects in Canada and has world-class scale. Mineralization occurs in three principal zones: Lynx, Main Zone, and Underdog. Mineralization is generally comprised of sub-vertical zones following intrusive porphyry contacts plunging to the northeast. The resources are defined from surface to a depth of 1,600 metres as it now includes the Triple 8 (T8) zone. The resources excluding T8 are defined from surface to a depth of 1,200 metres. The deposit remains open along strike and at depth. Mineralization has been identified at surface in some areas and as deep as 2,625 metres in others with significant potential to extend mineralization down-plunge and at depth.

 

About Osisko Mining Inc.

Osisko is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of gold resource properties in Canada. Osisko holds a 100% interest in the high-grade Windfall 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 and nearby Quévillon area (over 2,500 square kilometres).

 

Posted February 8, 2022

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