Osisko Mining Inc. is pleased to announce it has completed its first underground blast on schedule at the exploration ramp at its 100% owned Windfall Lake gold project located in Urban Township, Abitibi, Québec.
Dewatering of the exploration ramp was completed at the end of August. Rehabilitation is on-going and is planned to be completed in the coming month. Underground infrastructure including construction of a powder magazine and various underground excavations is scheduled to be completed in December. The exploration ramp is expected to advance at a rate of approximately 200 metres per month towards the mineralized zones. Underground work, including bulk sampling (for metallurgical testing and grade confirmation) and underground exploration drilling, will commence in Q1 2018.