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O3 Mining intersects 176g/tAu over 0.6m from stripping at Alpha near Val D'Or

Aug 27, 2020

O3 Mining Inc. is pleased to provide initial results from its summer outcrop stripping and channel sampling program on its Alpha property located 15 kilometres southeast of Val D’Or, Quebec.


  • 176 g/t Au, 38.0 g/t Ag, 0.1% Cu over 0.6 metres at Valdora Zone 4
  • 9.0 g/t Au over 1.3 metres at Valdora Zone L17

Outcrop stripping and channel sampling began in July and to date twenty-two (22) stripping’s have been completed on the eastern part of the Alpha property, which includes the Valdora, Sabourin and Jolin zones (Sector 2) along the Skarn corridor and the Simkar zone (Sector 3) along the Anamaque corridor (Figure 1). Six (6) of the strippings were channel-sampled, with initial results from two strippings at Valdora returning 176 g/t Au, 38.0 g/t Ag, 0.1% Cu over 0.6 metres in channel O3AL-D20-03A-019 at Valdora Zone 4 and 9.0 g/t Au over 1.3 metres in channel O3AL-D20-01-015 at Valdora Zone L17 (Figure 2).

“These initial results are very encouraging as they confirm that Valdora Zone 4 can deliver high-grade gold related to well-constrained deformation zones,” says O3 Mining President and CEO, Jose Vizquerra. “We are always strategically thinking of ways to maximize value for our shareholders and minimize our environmental footprint. By combing the Mira artificial intelligence (AI) technology with our field exploration program, we are able to conduct more focused exploration and seize the potential our Alpha property has to offer.”

The company strategically used the Mira Geoscience Ltd. innovative AI methodology and machine learning to focus their stripping and channel sampling efforts to the best possible targets for the summer stripping program. The program consists of approximately thirty (30) strippings, which are to be completed by the end of August and full assay results are expected by the beginning of October. These large outcrop exposures will greatly improve the understanding of the gold mineralization styles and controls within the Skarn and Anamaque corridors of the Alpha property, which will translate into a more accurate geological model and more robust drilling targets. The drilling program in Sectors 2 and 3 is set to begin this fall with a planned meterage of approximately 40,000 metres to be completed before the end of March 2021.

O3 Mining, which forms part of the Osisko Group of companies, is a mine development and emerging consolidator of exploration properties in prospective gold camps in Canada - focused on projects in Québec and Ontario – with a goal of becoming a multi-million ounce, high-growth company.
O3 Mining is well-capitalized and holds a 100% interest in properties in Québec (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 Lake Faut. O3 Mining also has a portfolio of assets in the James Bay and Chibougamau regions of Québec.

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