Osisko Mining Inc.("Osisko" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that it is increasing the scale of the ongoing drill program at its 100% owned Windfall Lake gold project located in the Urban Township, Québec.
Since late October 2015, Osisko has drilled approximately 115,000 metres as part of an originally announced 50,000 metre program (expanded twice to the current 150,000 metre drilling campaign) on the Windfall Lake gold deposit and surrounding exploration targets in Urban and Barry Townships. Exploration success in the initial 150,000 metre program has included:
- An upgraded geological interpretation of the Windfall deposit which is leading to a significantly expanded and still growing footprint for the previously known area of mineralization;
- the discovery of several significant new zones of mineralization (including Wolf Zone and the recently announced new shallow high-grade zone (known as the Lynx Zone) discovered on the 600 metre extension fence);
- the recently announced 600 metre NE extension of the main corridors of mineralization (Caribou, Zone 27, Wolf and Underdog); and
- two new discoveries in the surrounding area (Fox and Black Dog).
Additional drills have also recently commenced regional exploration on a bank of exploration targets developed from grass-roots exploration over the past year.
The new 250,000 metres of drilling will assist the Corporation in further exploring and defining the known mineralization within the main deposit area and the recently discovered NE extension area. The Corporation's objective is to maximize the level of information to be included in an anticipated initial 2017 resource update.
Osisko continues to work towards permitting for extension of the ramp into the Windfall deposit, with a view to starting underground exploration development in the second half of 2017.
The Windfall Camp expansion has also been recently completed, with new accommodations, core logging areas and other facilities for the approximately 100 people currently working at site.
Osisko recently completed a $14 million financing directed to the ongoing programs at Windfall. The Corporation is well financed and currently has over $90 million in cash and over $40 million in marketable securities.
The scientific and technical content of this press release has been reviewed, prepared and approved by Mr. Jean-Philippe Desrochers, Ph.D., P.Geo. Senior Project Manager of the Windfall Lake gold project, who is a "Qualified Person" as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101").