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Osisko expansion drilling adds new High Grade at Lynx

Mar 17, 2021

Osisko Mining is providing new analytical results from the ongoing drill program at its 100% owned Windfall gold project located in the Abitibi greenstone belt, Urban Township, Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Québec.

Drilling is currently focused on the Lynx deposit. Significant new analytical results presented below include 66 intercepts in 22 drill holes (5 from surface, 17 from underground) and 21 wedges. The intercepts are located outside the February 2021 mineral resource estimate (“MRE”) (see Osisko news release dated February 17, 2021) and either expand resource wireframes or are located in a defined zone or corridor but do not yet correlate to a specific wireframe.

Osisko Chief Executive Officer John Burzynski commented: “Today’s expansion results in Lynx and Triple Lynx continue to confirm the growth potential of these zones. The higher-grade intercept in OSK-W-20-2381-W1 extends Lynx 90 metres from the nearest MRE block and WST-20-0602 extends Triple Lynx 100 metres from the nearest MRE block”.

Selected high-grade intercepts include: 177 g/t Au over 3.0 metres and 66.6 g/t Au over 2.0 metres in OSK-W-20-2381-W1; 43.4 g/t Au over 5.3 metres in WST-20-0602; 56.4 g/t Au over 3.2 metres in WST-20-0603; 52.1 g/t Au over 3.4 metres in WST-20-0611; 70.2 g/t Au over 2.2 metres in OSK-W-20-2313-W7; 57.2 g/t Au over 2.1 metres in OSK-W-20-2391; and 25.1 g/t Au over 4.8 metres in OSK-W-20-2252-W8. 

Lynx Zone

Mineralization occurs as grey to translucent quartz-carbonate-pyrite-tourmaline veins and pyrite replacement zones and stockworks. Vein-type mineralization is associated with haloes of pervasive sericite-pyrite ± silica alteration and contain sulphides (predominantly pyrite with minor amounts of chalcopyrite, sphalerite, galena, arsenopyrite, and pyrrhotite) and local visible gold. Replacement mineralization is associated with strong pervasive silica-sericite-ankerite ± tourmaline alteration and contains disseminated pyrite from trace to 80% with local visible gold. Pyrite stockworks can form envelopes that reach several tens of metres thick. Fuchsite alteration is common and is spatially constrained to near the gabbros. Mineralization occurs at or near geological contacts between felsic porphyritic or fragmental intrusions and the host rhyolites or gabbros and locally can be hosted along the gabbro-rhyolite contact.

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