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Westmount Minerals Completes Soil Sampling Program at the Douay East Gold Project

Jul 7, 2022

Westmount Minerals Corp. (CSE: WMC) has announced the completion of a soil sampling program on the Douay East property, located in the Abitibi region of western Quebec. A total of 1,016 samples were collected and have been delivered to Activation Laboratories Ltd. ("Actlabs") for Soil Gas Hydrocarbon ("SGH") analyses and interpretation. 

The SGH geochemical exploration program is Phase 1 of a 2 Phase exploration program planned for 2022 and consists of 3 target areas on the property comprising 3 separate sampling grids. The targets are structures and structural complexities inferred from the interpretation of the 2021 high resolution airborne magnetic survey and which are assumed to be gold bearing based on historical drilling on the property as well as regional geological compilation. The Company anticipates receiving the results and interpretation report in early August and subject to identifying drill targets, anticipates a drill program to follow shortly thereafter.

David Tafel, CEO and Director of Westmount, commented: "Once we have received the sample results and interpretation of the SGH analyses we will be able to evaluate next exploration steps, which we believe should include an initial drilling program."

About the Douay East Property

The Property, acquired by Westmount in 2021, covers an area of 4,868 hectares and is located in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt ("AGB"), western Québec. With over 100 years of mineral production, the AGB remains a very prolific gold mining district. The Property is located within the Casa Berardi Deformation Zone which hosts the currently producing Casa Berardi Gold Mine, past producing gold mines, and several active gold exploration projects. The Casa Berardi Gold Mine, located approximately 105 kilometres ("km") west of the Douay East property, has produced greater than 2 million ounces ("oz") Au, and has annual production of approximately 125,000 oz Au. The Property is contiguous to the west with Maple Gold Mines Ltd's property that hosts the Douay Project which contains an estimated 422,000 oz Au of indicated resources and 2,352,000 oz Au of inferred resources. The Vezza Gold Project, located approximateky 1.5 km from the northern boundary of the Property, contains an estimated 327,000 oz Au in the measured and indicated categories and estimated inferred resources of 68,500 oz Au.

About Westmount Minerals Corp.

Westmount is a newly listed company focused on gold exploration in Canada. The Company is focused on advancing the Douay East property to the drill stage and is evaluating other gold exploration opportunities.


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