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Osisko Windfall Drilling Returns 3,979 g/t Au Over 2.3 Metres

TORONTO, Oct. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Osisko Mining Inc. (OSK:TSX. "Osisko" or the "Corporation") is pleased to provide new analytical results from…

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TORONTO, Oct. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Osisko Mining Inc. (OSK:TSX. “Osisko” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to provide 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.

Significant new analytical results presented below include 40 intercepts in 15 drill holes (7 from surface, 8 from underground) and 13 wedges. The infill intercepts are located inside defined February 2021 mineral resource estimate (“MRE”) blocks (see Osisko news release dated February 17, 2021). The expansion intercepts are located outside the February 2021 MRE blocks and either expand resource wireframes or are in a defined zone or corridor but do not yet correlate to a specific wireframe.

Osisko Chief Executive Officer John Burzynski commented: “Windfall continues to deliver high-grade values. Today’s spectacular headline result includes a sub-interval of over 15 kilograms per tonne gold and is the second highest sample ever recorded at Windfall (see Osisko news release date December 1, 2020). Our resource infill and expansion drill program has continuously demonstrated the high-grade nature of the Windfall deposit.”

Selected high-grade intercepts include: 3979 g/t Au over 2.3 metres in OSK-W-21-2565; 118 g/t Au over 3.4 metres in WST-21-0763A; 110 g/t Au over 2.3 metres and 79.7 g/t Au over 2.0 metres in WST-21-0858A; 82.7 g/t Au over 2.2 metres in OSK-W-21-1949-W8; 25.6 g/t Au over 4.2 metres in OSK-W-21-2551-W3; and 35.8 g/t Au over 2.9 metres in OSK-W-21-2564-W1. Maps showing hole locations and full analytical results are available at www.osiskomining.com.

Infill Drilling

Hole No. From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Au (g/t) uncut Au (g/t) cut to 100 g/t Zone Corridor
OSK-W-21-1432-W6 879.6 881.6 2.0 8.62   LX4_3424 Lynx 4
including 879.6 880.2 0.6 28.7  
OSK-W-21-1432-W7 1045.0 1047.0 2.0 13.4   LX4_3430 Lynx 4
including 1045.7 1046.4 0.7 28.4  
OSK-W-21-1827-W5 877.0 879.0 2.0 5.25   UDD_4100 Underdog
OSK-W-21-1949-W8 1069.8 1072.0 2.2 82.7 32.0 LX4_3430 Lynx 4
including 1071.0 1071.6 0.6 286 100
OSK-W-21-2287-W3 1158.5 1161.5 3.0 5.00   LX4_3446 Lynx 4
OSK-W-21-2503-W5 934.0 936.0 2.0 14.6   TLX_3163 Triple Lynx
including 934.9 935.2 0.3 82.5  
OSK-W-21-2544 914.0 916.5 2.5 7.51   TLX_3194 Triple Lynx
including 914.6 915.6 1.0 18.4  
OSK-W-21-2551-W3 867.4 871.6 4.2 25.6   LX4_3414 Lynx 4
including 867.9 868.4 0.5 84.2  
OSK-W-21-2560 349.9 352.0 2.1 9.71   Z27_1123 Zone 27
  355.0 357.0 2.0 40.1   Z27_1102 Zone 27
including 355.7 356.3 0.6 91.4  
  370.1 372.5 2.4 5.09   Z27_1115 Zone 27
including 370.1 371.0 0.9 10.7  
OSK-W-21-2564-W1 784.5 787.4 2.9 35.8   TLX_3159 Lynx HW
  902.0 904.0 2.0 6.70   TLX_3194 Triple Lynx
OSK-W-21-2577 797.6 799.6 2.0 5.68   Z27_1108 Zone 27
OSK-W-21-2581 257.0 259.0 2.0 5.28   CA1_2500 Caribou
including 257.4 258.0 0.6 16.5  
  469.0 471.0 2.0 14.6   Z27_1115 Zone 27
  476.5 480.0 3.5 3.96   Z27_1115 Zone 27
WST-21-0763A 472.6 476.0 3.4 118 41.9 LX4_3430 Lynx 4
including 472.6 473.5 0.9 386 100
WST-21-0771C 313.4 317.0 3.6 3.90   LSW_3556 Lynx SW
including 313.4 313.8 0.4 21.4  
and 316.6 317.0 0.4 12.0  
WST-21-0855 172.0 174.1 2.1 18.1   LXM_3304 Lynx
including 173.8 174.1 0.3 95.3  
WST-21-0858A 180.2 182.5 2.3 110 44.3 LXM_3304 Lynx
including 181.0 181.3 0.3 607 100
  517.0 519.0 2.0 79.7 28.3 LX4_3430 Lynx 4
including 518.1 518.5 0.4 357 100
WST-21-0877 305.6 307.7 2.1 4.37   Lynx SW Lynx SW
including 305.6 305.9 0.3 28.7  

Notes: True widths are estimated at 55 – 80% of the reported core length interval. See “Quality Control and Reporting Protocols” below., LXM = Lynx Main, LX4 = Lynx 4, LSW = Lynx Southwest, TLX = Triple Lynx, UDD = Underdog, CA1 = Caribou, and Z27 = Zone 27.

Expansion Drilling

Hole No. From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Au (g/t) uncut Au (g/t) cut to 100 g/t Zone Corridor
OSK-W-17-841 966.3 968.8 2.5 11.2   Underdog Underdog
OSK-W-21-1432-W7 1053.0 1055.1 2.1 13.5   Lynx 4 Lynx
including 1053.0 1054.0 1.0 27.5  
OSK-W-21-1827-W6 1084.0 1086.0 2.0 4.75   Underdog Underdog
including 1084.8 1085.3 0.5 18.9  
OSK-W-21-1871-W1 561.7 564.2 2.5 10.8   Caribou Caribou
including 563.4 564.2 0.8 30.8  
OSK-W-21-2503-W5 1004.0 1006.0 2.0 36.4 22.6 Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
including 1004.7 1005.0 0.3 193 100
OSK-W-21-2532-W1 703.0 705.1 2.1 3.50   Underdog Underdog
including 704.7 705.1 0.4 17.6  
OSK-W-21-2540-W2 1149.0 1151.0 2.0 5.93   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
OSK-W-21-2548-W1 488.0 490.0 2.0 15.9   Caribou Caribou
including 488.0 489.0 1.0 31.8  
OSK-W-21-2561 611.2 613.5 2.3 9.05   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
including 612.3 612.8 0.5 41.2  
OSK-W-21-2565 535.8 538.1 2.3 3979 27.2 Caribou Caribou
including 537.5 538.1 0.6 15250 100
OSK-W-21-2577 593.0 595.0 2.0 6.61   Caribou Caribou
OSK-W-21-2581 188.4 191.0 2.6 6.65   Caribou Caribou
including 189.8 190.6 0.8 13.8  
WST-21-0771C 222.0 225.2 3.2 7.83   Lynx SW Lynx SW
including 224.7 225.2 0.5 31.5  
WST-21-0834B 302.0 304.0 2.0 3.54   Lynx HW Lynx HW
including 302.0 302.4 0.4 17.5  
WST-21-0874 253.0 255.2 2.2 6.25   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
WST-21-0881A 247.5 249.5 2.0 12.2   Lynx SW Lynx SW
  444.3 446.3 2.0 5.25   Lynx SW Lynx SW
including 444.8 445.2 0.4 26.1  

Notes: True widths are estimated at 55 – 80% of the reported core length interval. See “Quality Control and Reporting Protocols” below. HW= Hanging wall and SW = Southwest

Drill hole location

Hole Number Azimuth (°) Dip (°) Length (m) UTM E UTM N Elevation Section
OSK-W-17-841 330 -60 1032 452689 5434702 397 2800
OSK-W-21-1432-W6 132 -55 1065 453811 5435779 400 4300
OSK-W-21-1432-W7 132 -55 1185 453811 5435779 400 4300
OSK-W-21-1827-W5 331 -58 1203 452506 5434390 403 2475
OSK-W-21-1827-W6 331 -58 1281 452506 5434390 403 2475
OSK-W-21-1871-W1 331 -56 612 452496 5434397 402 2475
OSK-W-21-1949-W8 105 -57 1284 453440 5435479 401 3825
OSK-W-21-2287-W3 116 -53 1368 453607 5435714 404 4075
OSK-W-21-2503-W5 126 -58 1211 453333 5435641 413 3800
OSK-W-21-2532-W1 341 -60 1035 452480 5434428 401 2475
OSK-W-21-2540-W2 117 -60 1314 453465 5435640 410 3925
OSK-W-21-2544 128 -50 1161 452960 5435539 419 3425
OSK-W-21-2548-W1 331 -57 837 452829 5434550 398 2850
OSK-W-21-2551-W3 120 -55 954 453622 5435635 405 4050
OSK-W-21-2560 333 -53 684 452404 5434674 400 2525
OSK-W-21-2561 142 -51 801 452886 5435484 409 3350
OSK-W-21-2564-W1 132 -50 1152 452960 5435539 419 3425
OSK-W-21-2565 136 -57 717 452768 5435312 406 3150
OSK-W-21-2577 325 -52 822 452829 5434550 398 2850
OSK-W-21-2581 333 -49 755 452469 5434627 403 2550
WST-21-0763A 120 -39 567 453507 5435332 -47 3800
WST-21-0771C 127 -52 357 452954 5435003 252 3175
WST-21-0834B 114 -23 378 453463 5435327 32 3775
WST-21-0855 122 -44 265 453506 5435332 -48 3800
WST-21-0858A 118 -41 643 453507 5435332 -48 3800
WST-21-0874 137 -63 403 453508 5435327 -7 3800
WST-21-0877 158 -60 490 453104 5435065 231 3325
WST-21-0881A 147 -57 457 453105 5435065 231 3325

Caribou Zone
Mineralization most commonly occurs in gold-bearing pyrite stockworks as well as semi-massive pyrite replacement zones associated with phyllic alteration (sericite-pyrite ± silica) with sulphides, pyrite dominated with minor chalcopyrite and sphalerite ranging from trace to up to 20%, and local visible gold. Mineralization is hosted in rhyolites or mafic-intermediate volcanics frequently at or near faults or the contact with felsic porphyritic intrusions.

Underdog
Mineralization most commonly occurs in gold-bearing quartz-pyrite (± tourmaline) veins and as disseminated, stringer, semi-massive to massive pyrite with minor sphalerite, chalcopyrite and molybdenite associated with strong sericite and silica alteration. Mineralization is hosted along the intrusive contacts of a three-phase composite felsic porphyritic unit which cross-cuts felsic and mafic volcanic sequences.

Zone 27
Mineralization most commonly occurs as replacement-type characterized by 5% to 50% disseminated, stringer, semi-massive or stockwork pyrite, ptygmatic tourmaline veins, quartz-tourmaline crustiform veins, local quartz-carbonate veins, and local visible gold. Mineralization is associated with moderate to strong sericite, weak to strong silica, weak chlorite and carbonate and locally weak fuchsite and is hosted in strongly altered andesites, in or at the contact of the rhyolite, or along the contacts with felsic porphyritic intrusions.

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.

Qualified Person
The scientific and technical content of this news release has been reviewed, prepared and approved by Mr. Louis Grenier, M.Sc.A., P.Geo. (OGQ 800), Director of Exploration for Osisko’s Windfall gold project, who is a “qualified person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”).

Quality Control and Reporting Protocols
True width determination is estimated at 55-80% of the reported core length interval for the zone. Assays are uncut except where indicated. Intercepts occur within geological confines of major zones but have not been correlated to individual vein domains at this time. Reported intervals include minimum weighted averages of 3.5 g/t Au diluted over core lengths of at least 2.0 metres. NQ core assays were obtained by either 1-kilogram screen fire assay or standard 50-gram fire-assaying-AA finish or gravimetric finish at (i) ALS Laboratories in Val d’Or, Québec, Vancouver, British Colombia, Lima, Peru or Vientiane, Laos (ii) Bureau Veritas in Timmins, Ontario. The 1-kilogram screen assay method is selected by the geologist when samples contain coarse gold or present a higher percentage of pyrite than surrounding intervals. Selected samples are also analyzed for multi-elements, including silver, using a Four Acid Digestion-ICP-MS method at ALS Laboratories. Drill program design, Quality Assurance/Quality Control (“QA/QC”) and interpretation of results is performed by qualified persons employing a QA/QC program consistent with NI 43-101 and industry best practices. Standards and blanks are included with every 20 samples for QA/QC purposes by the Corporation as well as the lab. Approximately 5% of sample pulps are sent to secondary laboratories for check assay.

About the Windfall Gold Deposit
The Windfall gold deposit is located between Val-d’Or and Chibougamau in the Abitibi region of Québec, Canada. The Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) defined by Osisko, as disclosed in the news release dated February 17, 2021 is supported by the technical report entitled “Preliminary Economic Assessment Update for the Windfall Project” dated April 26, 2021 (that includes Windfall Mineral Resource Estimate with an effective date  of November 30, 2020), and assuming a cut-off grade of 3.50 g/t Au, comprises 521,000 tonnes at 11.3 g/t Au (189,000 ounces) in the measured mineral resource category, 5,502,000 tonnes at 9.4 g/t Au (1,668,000 ounces) in the indicated mineral resource category and 16,401,000 tonnes at 8.0 g/t Au (4,244,000 ounces) in the inferred mineral resource category. The key assumptions, parameters and methods used to estimate the mineral resource estimate disclosed in the February 17, 2021 news release are further described in the full technical report prepared by BBA Inc. in accordance with NI 43-101 and is available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under the Corporation’s issuer profile. The Windfall gold deposit is currently one of the highest-grade resource-stage gold projects in Canada and has world-class scale. Mineralization occurs in three principal zones: Lynx, Main Zone, and Underdog. Mineralization is generally comprised of sub-vertical zones following intrusive porphyry contacts plunging to the northeast. The resources are defined from surface to a depth of 1,600 metres as it now includes the Triple 8 (T8) zone. The resources excluding T8 are defined from surface to a depth of 1,200 metres. The deposit remains open along strike and at depth. Mineralization has been identified at surface in some areas and as deep as 2,625 metres in others with significant potential to extend mineralization down-plunge and at depth.

About Osisko Mining Inc.
Osisko is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of gold resource properties in Canada. Osisko holds a 100% interest in the high-grade Windfall gold deposit located between Val-d’Or and Chibougamau in Québec and holds a 100% undivided interest in a large area of claims in the surrounding Urban Barry area and nearby Quévillon area (over 2,700 square kilometres).

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation that is based on expectations, estimates, projections and interpretations as at the date of this news release. Any statement that involves predictions, expectations, interpretations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often, but not always, using phrases such as “expects”, or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “interpreted”, “management’s view”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “forecasts”, “estimates”, “potential”, “feasibility”, “believes” or “intends” or variations of such words and phrases or stating that certain actions, events or results “may” or “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken to occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking information and are intended to identify forward-looking information. This news release contains the forward-looking information pertaining to, among other things: the Windfall gold deposit being one of the highest-grade resource-stage gold projects in Canada and having world-class scale; the key assumptions, parameters and methods used to estimate the mineral resource estimate disclosed in this news release; the prospects, if any, of the Windfall gold deposit; timing and ability of Osisko to file a technical report for the mineral resource estimate disclosed in this news release; the timing and ability of Osisko, if at all, to publish a feasibility study for the Windfall gold deposit; the amount and type of drilling to be completed and the timing to complete such drilling; the focus of the remaining infill drilling; the trend of grade increase; the Lynx zone remaining open to expansion down plunge; upgrading a inferred mineral resource to a measured mineral resource or indicated mineral resource category; future drilling at the Windfall gold deposit; the significance of historic exploration activities and results. Such factors include, among others, risks relating to the ability of exploration activities (including drill results) to accurately predict mineralization; errors in management’s geological modelling; the ability of Osisko to complete further exploration activities, including (infill) drilling; property and royalty interests in the Windfall gold deposit; the ability of the Corporation to obtain required approvals; the results of exploration activities; risks relating to mining activities; the global economic climate; metal prices; dilution; environmental risks; and community and non-governmental actions. Although the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based upon what management believes, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, Osisko cannot assure shareholders and prospective purchasers of securities of the Corporation that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information, as there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended, and neither Osisko nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any such forward-looking information. Osisko does not undertake, and assumes no obligation, to update or revise any such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information contained herein to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required by law.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
John Burzynski
Chief Executive Officer
Telephone (416) 363-8653 

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United Lithium Corp. Provides Update on Lithium Product Purification – Achieves Higher Than 99% Pure Lithium Carbonate with a Leach Recovery Exceeding 98%

Calcination, Acid Roasting and Water Leaching of spodumene concentrate (reported October 12, 2021) to produce lithium carbonate Higher than 99% pure lithium…

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Calcination, Acid Roasting and Water Leaching of spodumene concentrate (reported October 12, 2021) to produce lithium carbonate

Higher than 99% pure lithium carbonate achieved

Approximately 99% Li2O recovered from impurity removal stages

Test work to commence shortly on a direct lithium hydroxide from spodumene concentrate process

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — United Lithium Corp. (CSE: ULTH; OTC: ULTHF; FWB: 0ULA) (“ULTH” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce results from proprietary lithium purification testwork to produce lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) from spodumene concentrate. Testing produced lithium carbonate with a purity of approximately 99.1% from the initial bench tests. This test program was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Abdul Halim at Process Research Ortech Inc. in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

The technical grade of Li2CO3 product and recovery of Li2O from flotation concentrates are considered excellent.

A table accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7ca2450a-33bd-452c-9a91-81b77e41accd

Process Research Ortech Inc. (PRO) was contracted by United Lithium Corp. to develop a sustainable process flow-sheet for the recovery of lithium from a hard rock deposits. The primary lithium mineral to be concentrated is the alumina-silicate spodumene. Spodumene is considered the most important commercial lithium mineral due to its high Li content and favorable processing characteristics. For phase one of the program a lithium rich pegmatite was sourced from Canada for testing.

The success of this program has encouraged United Lithium to continue forward with expanded test work for direct lithium hydroxide production from spodumene concentrate. Test work to date will allow optimization of pilot plant testing, expected to commence early in 2022. The proposed pilot plant will test lithium rich feed materials from a variety of projects, with results expected to be suitable for an economic assessment of a flowsheet to recover Li2CO3 and LiOH from spodumene and petalite feed.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/b16ff5a3-c69c-43ea-89f7-ae22a6da8334

Table 2 Analysis of the process solutions related with Li2CO3 precipitation tests

Test

Description

Concentration (mg/L)
Li2O Al Ca Fe K Mg Mn S Zn
Li₂CO₃T1

Feed 39309 <5 134 <5 466 <5 <5 6888 <5
Filtrate 3620 <5 10 <5 406 <5 <5 62140 <5
WW 3488 <5 6 <5 27 <5 <5 5192 <5
Li₂CO₃T2

Feed 35172 <5 6 <5 8 <5 <5 42060 <5
Filtrate 3925 <5 16 <5 17 <5 <5 40320 <5
WW 3989 <5 11 <5 <5 <5 <5 2874 <5

Work to date continues to demonstrate a “greener” process: lower temperatures, lower chemical needs, shorter processing times versus incumbent technologies point toward the environmental and CO2 impacts of high grade lithium salts production to be substantially reduced. Reagents and water consumption can be minimized by recycling the process streams such as filtrates, washes, evaporated water and crude products to the Li2CO3 precipitation, impurity removal, and water leaching stages.

When additional test work to convert spodumene concentrate into lithium carbonate is completed, a life cycle assessment for this innovative process is planned, and engineering data will be available to support decision making. A test program to optimize the calcination and roasting portions of the flowsheet to make them even more environmentally friendly is being designed by the company’s President and CEO Michael Dehn and Dr. Abdul Halim, VP Technology of Process Research Ortech Inc.

”Test work to date has demonstrated that it is possible to modify traditional processes and shortcut lithium carbonate production using innovative out of the box thinking. United Lithium aims to commercialize a sustainable and robust process flow sheet for lithium concentrate production, high grade lithium carbonate and potentially high purity battery grade lithium hydroxide, with the ability to accommodate multiple feed materials with minimal modifications.”, states Michael Dehn, President and CEO of United Lithium. “By making minor improvements in each step of the traditional flowsheet, we believe we can deliver a new lithium flowsheet with distinct economic and environmental benefits”.

The detailed bench test work to develop a flowsheet was conceived and supervised by Dr. Abdul Halim, VP Technology of Process Research Ortech Inc. He has over 15 years of experience in developing and optimizing innovative and sustainable technologies for critical metals including lithium, cobalt, nickel and other base metals, PGMs, gold, germanium and rare earths (REEs) from mined natural resources and recycle materials through bench, pilot, and demonstration plant operations. He has authored more than 50 scientific and technical papers, holds 5 US patents, and has authored a number of book chapters in these areas. He worked at FLSmidth, Salt Lake City, USA, and SGS Lakefield, Canada prior to joining Process Research Ortech Inc. as a VP Technology.

Mark Saxon (FAusMM), Technical Advisor to the Company, is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 (Standards of Disclosure or Mineral Projects) and has prepared or reviewed the scientific and technical information in this press release.

On Behalf of The Board of Directors,
United Lithium Corp.
Michael Dehn, President, CEO and Director

For further information, please contact the Company at:
[email protected]
www.unitedlithiumcorp.com

About United Lithium Corp.

United Lithium Corp. (CSE: ULTH) is an exploration & development company energized by the global demand for lithium. The Company is targeting lithium projects in politically safe jurisdictions with advanced infrastructure that allows for rapid and cost-effective exploration, development and production opportunities.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements. All statements included in this release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of any forward-looking information may prove to be incorrect. Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, as a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company will update or revise publicly any of the included forward-looking statements as expressly required by applicable law.

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Monarch Mining Prepares Beaufor Mine and Beacon Mill for the Restart of Operations

MONTREAL, Oct. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MONARCH MINING CORPORATION (“Monarch” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: GBAR) (OTCQX: GBARF) is pleased…

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MONTREAL, Oct. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MONARCH MINING CORPORATION (“Monarch” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: GBAR) (OTCQX: GBARF) is pleased to provide an update on the restart of operations at the Beaufor Mine and Beacon Mill, scheduled to begin in the coming weeks in preparation for the start of mining in 2022. Rehabilitation work at the two sites is being carried out by some 30 employees and more than 120 regular and part-time contractor personnel.

The following is a summary of the work done to date at the Beaufor Mine:

  • Rehabilitation of 900 metres of rail track including four new switches on level 20 to allow for a sustained maximum haulage rate between the Q zone and the shaft.
  • Rehabilitation of the main ramp from level 20 to the Q zone on level 132, which is needed for development and production to resume.
  • Recommissioning of four R1300 LHD loaders, three 30-tonne trucks, including the AD30, and two 15-tonne trucks.
  • Dismantling of the surface ventilation system at the Pascalis shaft and reassembly near the old Beaufor #4 shaft to improve the ventilation system in the Q, W and 350 zones.
  • Installation of a 25-kV electrical system to power the future development of the W zone and the new ventilation system.
  • Rehabilitation of the surface ore bins to make them safer.

At the Beacon mill, major work has been undertaken since the mill was last commissioned in 2014:

  • The administrative offices, drying rooms, warehouses and electrical room have been renovated.
  • The electrical distribution system and mill’s internal piping have been replaced.
  • The main crusher has been dismantled to allow for a complete overhaul.
  • The pumping system has been improved.
  • The mill’s internal conveyor system has been inspected, with major repairs made to the main conveyor under the grizzly and the outside rock breaker.

“This work is part of our estimated budget of approximately $12.5 million to bring the Beaufor Mine and Beacon Mill back into operation and will allow our employees to work more efficiently and safely,” said Jean-Marc Lacoste, President and CEO of Monarch. “In addition, as we have said before, we will now be able to extract gold from two sources, the shaft and the ramp, instead of just one, which should increase the mine’s capacity. In terms of our production schedule, we expect to complete the mine and mill preparation work at the end of the fourth quarter.”

“In terms of exploration at the Beaufor Mine, we have four underground drills currently operating on site and the 42,500-metre drilling program is approximately 85% complete. We are extremely pleased with the results obtained to date and are looking forward to seeing what the next drill results will show,” added Mr. Lacoste.

The technical and scientific content of this press release has been reviewed and approved by Christian Tessier, P.Geo., the Corporation’s qualified person under National Instrument 43-101.

About Monarch
Monarch Mining Corporation (TSX: GBAR) (OTCQX: GBARF) is a fully integrated mining company that owns four projects, including the past-producing Beaufor Mine, which has produced more than 1 million ounces of gold over the last 30 years. Other assets include the Croinor Gold, McKenzie Break and Swanson properties, all located near Monarch’s wholly owned Beacon 750 tpd mill. Monarch owns 28,702 hectares (287 km2) of mining assets in the prolific Abitibi mining camp that host 478,982 ounces of combined measured and indicated gold resources and 383,393 ounces of combined inferred resources.

Forward-Looking Statements
The forward-looking statements in this press release involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Monarch’s actual results, performance and achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied therein. Neither TSX nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Jean-Marc Lacoste 1-888-994-4465
President and Chief Executive Officer [email protected]
   
Mathieu Séguin 1-888-994-4465
Vice President, Corporate Development [email protected]
   
Elisabeth Tremblay 1-888-994-4465
Senior Geologist – Communications Specialist [email protected]

www.monarchmining.com

Table 1: Monarch combined gold resources

Mineral Resource Estimates Tonnes
(metric)
Grade
(g/t Au)
Ounces
Beaufor Mine1      
Measured Resources 328,500 5.7 59,900
Indicated Resources 956,400 5.2 159,300
Total Measured and Indicated 1,284,900 5.3 219,200
Total Inferred 818,900 4.7 122,500
McKenzie Break2      
In-pit      
Total Indicated 1,441,377 1.80 83,305
Total Inferred 2,243,562 1.44 104,038
Underground      
Total Indicated 387,720 5.03 62,677
Total Inferred 1,083,503 4.21 146,555
Swanson3      
In-pit      
Total Indicated 1,864,000 1.76 105,400
Total Inferred 29,000 2.46 2,300
Underground      
Total Indicated 91,000 2.86 8,400
Total Inferred 87,000 2.87 8,000
TOTAL COMBINED4
Measured and Indicated Resources
Inferred Resources
    478,982
383,393
 
1 Source: NI 43-101 Technical Report and Mineral Resource Estimate for the Beaufor Mine Project, July 23, 2021, Val-d’Or, Québec, Canada, Charlotte Athurion, P. Geo., Clovis Auger, P. Geo., and Dario Evangelista, P. Eng., BBA Inc.
2 Source: NI 43-101 Technical Evaluation Report on the McKenzie Break Property, February 1, 2021, Val-d’Or, Québec, Canada, Alain-Jean Beauregard, P.Geo., Daniel Gaudreault, P.Eng., Geologica Groupe-Conseil Inc., and Merouane Rachidi, P.Geo., Claude Duplessis, P.Eng., GoldMinds GeoServices Inc.
3 Source: NI 43-101 Technical Report and Mineral Resource Estimate for the Swanson Project, January 22, 2021, Val-d’Or, Québec, Canada, Christine Beausoleil, P. Geo. and Alain Carrier, P. Geo., InnovExplo Inc.
4 Numbers may not add due to rounding.

Historical Mineral Resource Estimate Tonnes
(metric)
Grade
(g/t Au)
Ounces
Croinor Gold1,2      
Measured Resources 80,100 8.44 21,700
Indicated Resources 724,500 9.20 214,300
Total Measured and Indicated 804,600 9.12 236,000
Total Inferred 160,800 7.42 38,400
       
1 Source: Monarch Gold prefeasibility study (January 19, 2018) and resource estimate (January 8, 2016). This resource was completed for Monarch Gold and has not been reviewed by a qualified person for Monarch Mining as required under National Instrument 43-101 and is thus considered as an historical estimate.
2 Numbers may not add due to rounding.

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VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 27, 2021 / Skeena Resources Limited (TSX:SKE)(OTCQX:SKREF) ("Skeena" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that…

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VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 27, 2021 / Skeena Resources Limited (TSX:SKE)(OTCQX:SKREF) (“Skeena” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has received listing authorization from the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and has filed a Form 40-F (“40-F”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The Company expects to begin trading on the NYSE on November 1, 2021 under ticker symbol “SKE”. The Company’s common shares will continue trading on the TSX under ticker symbol “SKE”.

Concurrent with the start of trading on the NYSE, Skeena’s common shares will cease trading on the OTC Markets. Shareholders are not required to take any action.

About Skeena

Skeena Resources Limited is a Canadian mining exploration and development company focused on revitalizing the past-producing Eskay Creek gold-silver mine located in Tahltan Territory in the Golden Triangle of northwest British Columbia, Canada. The Company released a Prefeasibility Study for Eskay Creek in July 2021 which highlights an open-pit average grade of 4.57 g/t AuEq, an after-tax NPV5% of C$1.4B, 56% IRR, and a 1.4-year payback at US$1,550/oz Au. Skeena is currently completing both infill and exploration drilling to advance Eskay Creek to full Feasibility by Q1 2022.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Skeena Resources Limited,

Walter Coles Jr.
President & CEO

Contact Information

Investor Inquiries: [email protected]
Office Phone: +1 604 684 8725
Company Website: www.skeenaresources.com

The scientific and technical information in this press release was approved by Paul Geddes, P.Geo., a Qualified person as defined under National Instrument 43-101 and Vice President, Exploration and Resource Development for the Company.

Cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements

Certain statements made and information contained herein may constitute “forward looking information” and “forward looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities legislation. These statements and information are based on facts currently available to the Company and there is no assurance that actual results will meet management’s expectations. Forward-looking statements and information may be identified by such terms as “anticipates”, “believes”, “targets”, “estimates”, “plans”, “expects”, “may”, “will”, “could” or “would”. Forward-looking statements and information contained herein are based on certain factors and assumptions regarding, among other things, the estimation of mineral resources and reserves, the realization of resource and reserve estimates, metal prices, taxation, the estimation, timing and amount of future exploration and development, capital and operating costs, the availability of financing, the receipt of regulatory approvals, environmental risks, title disputes and other matters. While the Company considers its assumptions to be reasonable as of the date hereof, forward-looking statements and information are not guarantees of future performance and readers should not place undue importance on such statements as actual events and results may differ materially from those described herein. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements or information except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the Toronto Stock Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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