• 4.98G/T Au OVER 15.4M, INCLUDING 32.78G/T Au OVER 1.2M
TORONTO, May 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QMX Gold Corporation (“QMX” or the “Company”) (TSX:V:QMX) is pleased to release assay results from the Winter 2020 infill drilling program from the Bonnefond Deposit (Table 1). The Bonnefond deposit is located in the Val d’Or East Zone of QMX’s extensive land package in Val d’Or, Quebec (Figure 1).
Highlights include (Grades are uncut; lengths are measured along the holes, Table 1):
•DDH 17315-20-105A returned 4.98 g/t Au over 15.4m, including 32.78g/t Au over 1.2m in a shear zone.
•DDH 17315-20-102 returned 4.80 g/t Au over 4.6m, including 10.92 g/t Au over 1.3m in a shear zone.
•DDH 17315-20-106 returned 3.39 g/t Au over 2.7m a shear zone.
These results are part of the infill drilling program on the Bonnefond shear zones located to the south of the tonalite. Two of the nine (9) holes reported are extensions of previously released drill holes, DDH 17315-19-077 and 78 (New release, May 29th, 2019).
“We continue to intersect excellent high-grade gold values at Bonnefond,” says Dr. Andreas Rompel, Vice President Exploration. “This time we aimed at the individual shears and proved their prospectivity. This does not come as a surprise as shears are the conduit for gold-bearing fluids, however, the knowledge of the orientation of the shears and their conjugate fault sets is of the utmost importance to intersect them with diamond drill holes on a consistent basis.”
The nine drill holes are located in the eastern part of the Bonnefond deposit. They were drilled on a North-South orientation to intersect the mineralized shear zones located south of the Bonnefond intrusive. The goal was to test the extension of the mineralized shears east of the intrusive. DDH 17315-20-105 deviated and was re-drilled as DDH 17315-20-105A.
DDH 17315-20-105A (Figure 2) targeted a deep mineralized shear zone discovered in 1997 by Aur Resources. According to QMX database, the 1997 drill hole returned 12.21 g/t Au over 12.2m at 850m vertical depth. DDH 17315-20-105A intersected the same shear zone 40m south of the historical intercept at 775m vertical depth. The mineralized shear zone returned 4.98 g/t Au over 15.4m. The gold mineralization is associated with strong sericite-albite alteration and deformation. DDH 17315-20-105A demonstrates the robust potential at depth of Bonnefond shear zone system.
The other drill holes tested the shear system on a 200m strike east of the Bonnefond intrusive. Among those drill holes, DDH 17315-20-106 and 102 (Figure 2) intersected 3.39g/t Au over 2.7m and 4.80 g/t Au over 4.6m, respectively. Drill holes 17315-20-105A; 106 and 102 were the closest to the Bonnefond intrusive. The remaining six drill holes all intercepted the shear system but alteration and mineralization was not as developed.
Table 1: Highlights from the Bonnefond Deposit - DDH 17315-20-105A; 102 and 106.
Hole Number From (metre) To (metre) Length* (metre) Au** (g/t) Remarks
17315-20-105A 812.6 828 15.4 4.98 Shear Zone
Incl. 822 823.2 1.2 32.78
17315-20-102 77.2 81.8 4.6 4.80 Shear Zone
17315-20-106 570.5 573.2 2.7 3.39 Shear Zone
* Reported length measured along the hole.
** Au uncut
Figure 1: QMX’s extensive and target-rich land package
Figure 2: Results from DDH 101, 102, 103, 104, 105A, 106, 108 and 77 and 78 Extension- Bonnefond Deposit
QMX has re-opened its exploration office in Val d’Or and has resumed drilling on the western part of the Bonnefond deposit with two drill rigs. The objective is to complete 3,800m of drilling west of the Bonnefond intrusive. Once this drilling is completed, QMX will update the resource estimate for Bonnefond, which is expected to be released during the summer.
Once the resource update drilling has been completed later this month, QMX anticipates mobilizing one drill rig to the River Target and the other drill rig will continue to explore the trend between the Bonnefond Deposit and the historical Bevcon Mine. An additional drill rig will be mobilized to the Poulmaque Target in the Bourlamaque Zone once the drill pads have been permitted mid summer.
During the drilling program, assay samples were taken from the NQ core and sawed in half. One half is sent to Swaslab Ltd., a certified commercial laboratory. The other half of the core is retained for future reference. A strict quality assurance and quality control program was applied to all samples, which included insertion of mineralized standards, blank samples and duplicates inside each batch of 20 samples. The gold analyses were completed by fire-assay with an atomic absorption finish on 50 grams of material. Repeats were carried out by fire-assay with a gravimetric finish on each sample containing 5.0 g/t Au or more. The gold analyses were undertaken by fire-assay on 50 grams of pulp with an atomic absorption finish. Repeats were carried out by fire-assay with a gravimetric finish on each sample containing 5.0 g/t Au or more.
The scientific and technical content of this press release has been reviewed, prepared and approved by Mélanie Pichon, P.Geo, M.Sc, Exploration Manager, who is a "Qualified Person" as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101").