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Amex announces discovery of new gold structure of 31.87 g/t Au over 5m at Perron

Jan 26, 2021

“This new high-grade gold area is a game changer for the Perron project," said Jacques Trottier, PhD Executive Chairman of Amex. "This discovery demonstrates the tremendous upside of the Perron Property as it lies in an area that we had interpreted as being highly perspective but till now had remained untested. There are many more such targets on the Perron property.”

Amex Exploration Inc. has announced the discovery of a new high-grade gold structure by drilling an intersection returning 31.87 g/t Au over 5.10 metres on a new target area on its flagship Perron property. The drill intersection is located approximately 650 metres north-west of the High Grade Zone (HGZ) and 500 metres north-east of the Grey Cat Zone (GCZ) that represents a new gold-bearing area on the property.

Trottier continued, “This discovery also clearly shows that not only are the main structural contacts of the Beaupré Rhyolite Bloc (BRB) (namely the Normetal Fault to the North and the Perron Fault to the South), gold mineralized structures, but also many of the other major structural features located inside the BRB may also be gold bearing. That by itself is major milestone and has very positive implications for the Perron Project.”

The gold mineralization encountered in diamond drillhole PEX-21-041 is associated with quartz veining, quartz-carbonate breccias, silica flooding and strong chlorite-carbonates-biotite alterations.  Occurrence of sphalerite, pyrite and traces of chalcopyrite are observed together with a significant amounts of visible native gold grains within the gold-bearing structures. The veining and silicified intervals shows several changes in core axes indicating that the area is possibly folded. As for the HGZ and the GCZ, this new gold interval intersected in hole PEX-21-041 is located at the margin of an enclosed mafic body hosted in the Beaupré rhyolite. The orientation of the intersected gold bearing structures are unknown as there is only a single pierce point.

Hole PEX-21-041 was drilled to test perturbed east-west magnetic lineament that was expected to be a demagnetized mafic intrusive inside the Beaupré Block (Figure 2). Amex consulting geologists are planning an aggressive follow-up drilling program around PEX-21-041 to search for the extension and to better understand the geometry of this new mineralized gold structure.

As a reminder Amex is currently drilling a fully funded 300,000 m drill program with 10 drill rigs in operation at the Perron Property, with a focus on the Eastern Gold Zone, comprising of the High Grade Zone and the Denise Zone. Of these 10 rigs two drill rigs are now assigned to exploration follow up of this new discovery target.

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