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Wallbridge hits more high-grade at Fenelon

May 19, 2020

Wallbridge Mining has released another set of high-value gold drilling at its flagship Fenelon property in northern Quebec and the company is now suggesting a primary target, the Gabbro area, as the first production target. 

Wallbridge announced further intersections from the definition drilling outlining high-grade shoots at shallow depths adjacent to the existing mine workings within the Main Gabbro area on its 100%-owned Fenelon Gold Property.

Results announced today include 70.84 g/t Au over 5.35 metres in hole 20-5150-022, 32.26 g/t Au over 7.05 metres in hole 20-5150-027 in the Naga Viper Zone as well as 51.37 g/t Au over 2.10 metres in hole 19-0985-007 in the Cayenne Zone.

Main Gabbro Definition Drilling Results

"In addition to delivering exceptional r esults, the definition drilling campaign in the Main Gabbro has further defined the near surface zones immediately surrounding existing infrastructure. This allows us to advance the mine planning required with the goal of taking the Main Gabbro into production in the future while exploration and expansion of Tabasco and Area 51 continues," stated Francois Demers, Vice President, Mines & Projects of Wallbridge. "Eventual production from the Main Gabbro would likely be the first step as we continue to drive this multi-phase project forward."


70.84 g/t Au over 5.35 metres in the Naga Viper Zone;


32.26 g/t Au over 7.05 metres in the Naga Viper Zone;


51.37 g/t Au over 2.10 metres in the Cayenne Zone;


35.30 g/t Au over 1.05 metres in the Naga Viper Zone;


29.30 g/t Au over 1.10 metres in the Naga Viper Zone;


8.25 g/t Au over 3.25 metres in the Serrano Zone;


23.10 g/t Au over 0.60 metre in the Serrano Zone.

Main Gabbro Exploration Drilling Results

Results from five short exploration drill holes testing the near-surface western extension of the Main Gabbro Zones were also announced today and include 12.12 g/t Au over 1.90 metres in hole FA-20-112 and 4.38 g/t Au over 1.15 metres in hole FA-20-114. These intersections are approximately 300 and 140 metres west of the nearest mine workings.

2019/2020 Drill Program

Prior to the March 23, 2020 temporary suspension of drilling activities due to COVID-19, six drill rigs were active on the Property: five were focusing on exploration drilling from surface with large-spaced step-outs to define the footprint of the Fenelon gold system, and one underground drill rig was focused on more closely-spaced definition drilling of the Main Gabbro Zones near the existing mine workings. A total of 75,000 metres were drilled in 2019, and a fully-funded 100,000 to 120,000 metres of drilling was originally planned for 2020. So far, up to the March 23, 2020 temporary suspension, a total of approximately 26,000 metres have been drilled this year. As previously announced, exploration activity has resumed at Fenelon, initially with four surface drill rigs; the Company now estimates completing between 70,000 and 80,000 metres of drilling in 2020.

The complete drill results can be found on the company's website. 

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