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Maple Gold releases more encouraging results from Douay

May 6, 2020

Maple Gold Mines Ltd. reported new assay results from its 2020 winter drilling campaign at the Douay Project today. The Company planned a single drill-hole (DO-20-272) near the limit of the NW Zone this winter, a zone which has only seen two drill holes since 1997. Maple Gold's geologists identified a significant drilling gap of approximately 300 metres to the west of a historical drill-hole that cut significant gold mineralization starting from only 41m downhole (3.15 g/t Au over 8.9m). This year's drill-hole was collared 100m to the west and cut 4.16 g/t Au over 3.4m starting from 39.6m downhole (including 7.68 g/t Au over 1.7m), and 1.15 g/t Au over 20m starting from 50m downhole, including 8m of 1.34 g/t Au. This near-surface zone remains open for about 200m to the west and the eastern extension of the historical intercept also remains open to the east for about 150m (see Fig. 2).

Douay map

Maple Gold's VP, Exploration, Fred Speidel, commented: "Results from our 2020 drill-hole at the NW Zone provides support for the presence of a near-surface higher-grade zone in this relatively sparsely drilled area. Last winter we drilled a single drill hole in an area (531 Zone) that hadn't been drilled much since the early 1990's and we intersected multiple high-grade zones. This year we similarly planned a single hole to test a concept at the NW Zone, which also hadn't seen much work since the 90's. The new NW Zone intercepts and lack of drilling in the immediate area is another example of the type of exploration upside that still exists within the known deposit area at Douay, not to mention the greater property package."

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