Toronto, October 21, 2019 – O3 Mining Inc. (TSXV:OIII) (“O3 Mining” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to provide new results from the ongoing drilling program on the Central Cadillac Group of properties, located east of Val D’Or, Québec. Current drilling is focused on claims under option from Golden Valley Mines Ltd. (Centremaque), of which O3 Mining has the option to acquire an 80% interest.
The new drill intercepts confirm the extension of the Bulldog mineralized structure located 1,500 metres to the east and importantly, demonstrate the potential for gold-bearing structures in the Pontiac sediments. The Bulldog gold-bearing mineralized structure discovered in December 2018, demonstrates good continuity in gold grades over several metres and is over 500 metres in strike length (See Press Release December 2018).
O3 Mining President and Chief Executive Officer, Jose Vizquerra Benavides, commented: “It is very encouraging that our first drilling program has turned up significant new results. These results confirm our theory and increases our confidence in the potential for gold mineralization in the Pontiac sediments south of the Cadillac Break. These excellent results will help focus our expansion drilling to the west of the Bulldog discovery”.
New analytical results include: 18.8 g/t Au over 1.3 metres in O3-C-19-011; 5.30 g/t Au over 1.9 metres in O3-C-19-010 and 3.65 g/t Au over 2.25 metres in O3-C-19-008, see tables 1 and 2 for details.
Table 1: Analytical results
|Drill Hole ID||From (m)||To (m)||Length (m)||Au (g/t) uncut||Mineralized Zone|
|O3-C-19-008||173.0||175.3||2.3||3.65||Bulldog West Extension|
|O3-C-19-010||63.0||64.9||1.9||5.30||Bulldog West Extension|
|O3-C-19-011||295.7||297.0||1.3||18.8||Bulldog West Extension|
Table 2: Drill hole locations
|Drill Hole ID||Azimuth (°)||Dip (°)||Length (m)||UTM E||UTM N||Elevation (m)|
O3-C-19-008 intersected 3.65 g/t Au over 2.3 metres. Mineralization consists of 1-2% disseminated pyrite and arsenopyrite associated with quartz-veins, within sheared sericite and biotite altered Pontiac sediments. These new gold-bearing shears are subsidiary structures of the Cadillac Break.
O3-C-19-010 intersected 5.30 g/t Au over 1.9 metres. Mineralization consists of 2% disseminated pyrite within a strongly sericitized and carbonatized interval, located at the contact between ultramafic volcanics and the Pontiac sediments.
O3-C-19-011 intersected 18.8 g/t Au over 1.3 metres. Mineralization is associated with strong shearing hosted within sericite and biotite altered Pontiac sediments, consisting of up to 2% disseminated pyrite and arsenopyrite and quartz veining.
The scientific and technical content of this news release has been reviewed, prepared and approved by Mr. Philippe Berthelot, P.Geo. (OGQ #241), Senior Geologist, who is a “qualified person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”).
Quality Control and Reporting Protocols
True width determination is currently unknown but is estimated at 65-80% of the reported core length interval for the zone. Assays are uncut except where indicated. Intercepts occur within geological confines of major zones but have not been correlated to individual vein domains at this time. Half-core samples are shipped to Agat laboratory in Val D’Or, Quebec and Mississauga, Ontario for assaying. The core is crushed to 75% passing -2 mm (10 mesh), a 250 g split of this material is pulverized to 85% passing 75 microns (200 mesh) and 50 g is analyzed by Fire Assay (FA) with an Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS) finish. Samples assaying >10.0 g/t Au are re-analyzed with a gravimetric finish using a 50 g charge. Commercial certified standard material and blanks are systematically inserted by O3 Mining’s geologists into the sample chain after every 17 core samples as part of the QA/QC program. Duplicate pulp samples are systematically analyzed by the laboratory after every 17 core samples. Third-party assays are submitted to other designated laboratories for 5% of all samples. Drill program design, Quality Assurance/Quality Control (“QA/QC”) 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.
About O3 Mining Inc.
O3 Mining Inc. is an emerging consolidator of exploration properties in prospective gold camps in Canada – focused on projects in Quebec and Ontario – with a goal of becoming a multi-million ounce, high-growth company. The Company’s goal is to become one of the premier gold exploration companies in Canada.
O3 Mining is well-capitalized and holds a 100% interest in a number of properties in Quebec (435,000 hectares) and Ontario (25,000 hectares). O3 Mining controls 61,000 hectares in Val D’Or and over 50 kilometres of strike length of the Cadillac Larder break. The Company’s projects host resources of 2,066,154 gold ounces of measured and indicated resources at 1.40 g/t Au and 1,059,057 gold ounces of inferred resources at 2.95 g/t Au in Val D’Or area, and also holds the Garrison project in Ontario with over 1,570,000 gold ounces of measured and indicated resources at 1.12 g/t Au. O3 Mining also has a portfolio of assets in the James Bay and Chibougamau regions of Quebec and in the Hemlo district in Ontario.
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Jose Vizquerra Benavides
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: 416 363 8653