OSISKO INTERSECTS 115 g/t Au OVER 5.6 METRES AT WINDFALL

(Toronto, September 1, 2020) Osisko Mining Inc. (OSK:TSX. “Osisko” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to provide new analytical results from the ongoing definition and expansion drill program at its 100% owned Windfall gold project located in the Abitibi greenstone belt, Urban Township, Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Québec.

Drilling is currently focused on the Lynx deposit, the main mineralized zones, and down plunge exploration in the central areas of the mineralized system.  Osisko President and Chief Executive Officer John Burzynski commented: “We continue to be impressed with the strong results from Lynx, and are seeing good possibilities to extend the mineralization in the known zones.  While we are focused on completing the infill drilling, the deposit continues to grow in the process.”

Infill results are presented below. Significant new analytical results from 96 intercepts in 38 new drill holes and 26 wedges include: 115 g/t Au over 5.6 metres and 25.6 g/t Au over 5.0 metres in OSK-W-20-2256-W2; 57.9 g/t Au over 3.6 metres in OSK-W-20-2139-W9; 94.4 g/t Au over 2.0 metres in WST-20-0389A; 54.4 g/t Au over 3.3 metres in OSK-W-20-2260-W2; 77.3 g/t Au over 2.3 metres in OSK-W-20-2268-W3; 42.8 g/t Au over 3.1 metresin OSK-W-20-2243-W4; 31.2 g/ Au over 4.1 metres OSK-W-20-2252-W2; 62.2 g/t Au over 2.0 metres in OSK-W-20-2299; and 47.4 g/t Au over 2.5 metres in WST-20-0471.  Maps showing hole locations and full analytical results are available at www.osiskomining.com.

 

Hole No. From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Au (g/t) uncut Au (g/t)         cut to 100 g/t Zone Corridor
OSK-W-18-1741-W1 847.0 849.7 2.7 7.02   Lynx 4 Lynx
including 848.2 848.7 0.5 33.1
OSK-W-19-1942 447.0 449.7 2.7 3.25   Lynx_323 Lynx
including 448.3 448.9 0.6 14.0
OSK-W-19-1963-W3 1401.0 1403.5 2.5 3.03   Lynx_345 Lynx
OSK-W-19-2059-W1 735.0 737.0 2.0 3.77   Lynx Lynx
  985.9 988.0 2.1 9.43   Lynx 4 Lynx
OSK-W-19-2139-W4 545.0 547.1 2.1 5.80   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
including 546.5 547.1 0.6 18.4
OSK-W-19-2221 775.0 777.0 2.0 5.48   Lynx 4 Lynx
including 775.7 776.1 0.4 26.4
OSK-W-20-1104-W7 502.0 504.3 2.3 34.6   Lynx Lynx
including 503.0 504.0 1.0 79.1
OSK-W-20-1731-W5 607.0 609.0 2.0 11.9   Lynx Lynx
OSK-W-20-2059-W3 992.8 995.0 2.2 7.28   Lynx 4 Lynx
OSK-W-20-2059-W4 1077.0 1079.0 2.0 3.40   Lynx 4 Lynx
including 1077.7 1078.0 0.3 17.4
OSK-W-20-2139-W8 565.0 567.4 2.4 9.28   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
including 566.2 566.8 0.6 36.9
OSK-W-20-2139-W9 908.9 912.5 3.6 57.9 15.6 Lynx_361 Triple Lynx
including 912.0 912.5 0.5 405 100
OSK-W-20-2170-W5 980.5 982.5 2.0 3.28   Lynx_363 Triple Lynx
OSK-W-20-2217-W4 768.7 775.0 6.3 9.98   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
including 772.8 773.6 0.8 52.3
  781.0 783.0 2.0 4.08   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
  793.6 795.8 2.2 4.42   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
including 795.2 795.5 0.3 24.4
  917.0 919.0 2.0 10.9   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
including 918.0 918.3 0.3 71.9
  972.0 974.0 2.0 22.8   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
including 973.0 974.0 1.0 43.9
  981.0 983.0 2.0 29.2 15.6 Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
including 981.3 981.6 0.3 191 100
OSK-W-20-2243-W3 1016.0 1018.0 2.0 16.7   Lynx_374 Triple Lynx
including 1016.0 1017.0 1.0 33.3
OSK-W-20-2243-W4 773.4 776.5 3.1 42.8 20.9 Lynx_361 Triple Lynx
including 774.8 775.1 0.3 326 100
  829.0 831.0 2.0 4.09   Lynx_364 Triple Lynx
OSK-W-20-2249 374.6 376.6 2.0 3.44   Caribou Caribou
OSK-W-20-2250-W1 973.0 975.0 2.0 48.6 15.4 Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
including 973.5 973.8 0.3 321 100
OSK-W-20-2250-W3 748.0 750.0 2.0 3.11   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
  756.4 758.5 2.1 11.5   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
including 756.8 757.1 0.3 42.9
OSK-W-20-2250-W4 744.0 746.0 2.0 14.7   Lynx_371 Triple Lynx
including 744.0 745.0 1.0 27.3
  764.7 767.0 2.3 10.8   Lynx_361 Triple Lynx
including 765.7 766.4 0.7 33.1
OSK-W-20-2252-W1 832.0 834.6 2.6 27.6 13.2 Lynx_371 Triple Lynx
including 834.3 834.6 0.3 225 100
  861.0 863.0 2.0 4.86   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
OSK-W-20-2252-W2 837.0 841.2 4.2 12.9   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
including 838.8 839.5 0.7 59.7
  856.0 860.1 4.1 31.2 12.7 Lynx_371 Triple Lynx
including 859.7 860.1 0.4 290 100
  1154.0 1156.8 2.8 5.37   Lynx_374 Triple Lynx
OSK-W-20-2252-W3 940.1 943.0 2.9 4.33   Lynx_363 Triple Lynx
including 940.1 940.4 0.3 21.3
OSK-W-20-2253 554.1 556.4 2.3 5.60   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
including 554.1 555.0 0.9 12.2
  596.7 599.0 2.3 3.01   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
including 598.7 599.0 0.3 16.4
OSK-W-20-2256 830.7 833.4 2.7 4.61   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
OSK-W-20-2256-W2 855.0 859.0 4.0 4.21   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
  874.7 880.3 5.6 115 16.0 Lynx_361 Triple Lynx
including 876.5 877.1 0.6 1020 100
  931.9 936.0 4.1 3.78   Lynx_369 Triple Lynx
including 931.9 932.2 0.3 12.0
and 935.0 936.0 1.0 8.94
  940.0 945.0 5.0 25.6   Lynx_369 Triple Lynx
including 940.0 941.0 1.0 53.4
OSK-W-20-2260-W1 939.0 942.0 3.0 6.19   Lynx_369 Triple Lynx
including 939.0 940.0 1.0 14.0
OSK-W-20-2260-W2 838.7 842.0 3.3 54.4   Lynx_361 Triple Lynx
including 838.7 840.5 1.8 88.2
  878.0 880.0 2.0 4.25   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
  891.0 893.0 2.0 12.2   Lynx_363 Triple Lynx
including 891.8 892.3 0.5 36.5
  909.9 912.0 2.1 4.77   Lynx_364 Triple Lynx
  941.0 943.0 2.0 10.1   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
OSK-W-20-2266-W1 767.5 769.9 2.4 4.08   Lynx_363 Triple Lynx
OSK-W-20-2268-W1 812.5 814.5 2.0 4.64   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
including 813.7 814.1 0.4 12.1
OSK-W-20-2268-W3 779.0 781.3 2.3 77.3 18.6 Lynx_364 Triple Lynx
including 780.7 781.0 0.3 550 100
  790.9 796.0 5.1 4.60   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
OSK-W-20-2269 510.2 513.0 2.8 8.05   Lynx Lynx
including 510.2 510.5 0.3 72.3
OSK-W-20-2271 775.0 777.0 2.0 7.99   Lynx Lynx
  1108.6 1114.2 5.6 13.2   Lynx 4 Lynx
including 1110.8 1111.5 0.7 51.6
OSK-W-20-2275 670.3 672.4 2.1 4.13   Triple Lynx Triple Lynx
including 670.3 670.7 0.4 10.6
OSK-W-20-2276 83.6 85.9 2.3 3.11   F17_6003 F-17
including 84.7 85.0 0.3 18.6
  94.0 96.3 2.3 7.06   F17_6003 F-17
including 94.6 95.0 0.4 38.0
  98.5 102.0 3.5 4.09   F17_6005 F-17
OSK-W-20-2278 105.5 107.5 2.0 6.36   F17_6002 F-17
including 106.4 106.9 0.5 18.7
OSK-W-20-2281 125.0 129.0 4.0 3.08   F17_6003 F-17
including 125.0 126.0 1.0 7.28
and 128.5 129.0 0.5 7.46
OSK-W-20-2288 169.6 172.0 2.4 6.44   Caribou_2527 Caribou
  193.0 195.0 2.0 13.8   Caribou_2527 Caribou
including 194.0 194.6 0.6 24.5
  204.7 206.8 2.1 3.77   Caribou_2527 Caribou
OSK-W-20-2289 98.6 101.0 2.4 10.7   F17_6003 F-17
including 100.0 101.0 1.0 22.1
OSK-W-20-2291 89.7 92.0 2.3 18.2   F17_6003 F-17
including 89.7 90.5 0.8 24.3
and 90.5 91.3 0.8 26.7
OSK-W-20-2293 114.6 117.3 2.7 5.30   F17_6003 F-17
including 114.6 114.9 0.3 11.0
and 116.8 117.3 0.5 10.1
OSK-W-20-2298 487.0 489.0 2.0 11.2   Lynx_356 Lynx
including 487.7 488.6 0.9 24.6
OSK-W-20-2299 134.7 136.7 2.0 62.2 41.5 F17_6003 F-17
including 135.1 135.9 0.8 152 80.0
WST-19-0225 325.0 327.0 2.0 5.17   Caribou Caribou
WST-19-0238 89.1 91.1 2.0 4.32   Lynx Lynx
WST-20-0308 148.5 150.7 2.2 5.98   Lynx Lynx
including 150.1 150.7 0.6 21.5
WST-20-0318 258.0 260.5 2.5 6.53   Lynx 4 Lynx
including 260.0 260.5 0.5 22.9
WST-20-0335 32.0 34.3 2.3 4.51   Lynx Lynx
WST-20-0342A 172.6 175.0 2.4 5.15   Lynx_304 Lynx
including 174.6 175.0 0.4 18.0
WST-20-0343 60.9 63.2 2.3 11.0   Lynx_311 Lynx
including 60.9 61.3 0.4 60.0
  86.9 88.9 2.0 3.90   Lynx_304 Lynx
WST-20-0345 1.0 4.1 3.1 11.4   Mallard Mallard
including 1.0 2.5 1.5 20.9
WST-20-0350 41.6 44.4 2.8 9.18   Lynx_325 Lynx
including 41.6 42.4 0.8 29.3
  113.5 116.0 2.5 17.6   Lynx_304 Lynx
including 114.0 114.9 0.9 45.7
WST-20-0351 96.0 98.0 2.0 4.25   Lynx_304 Lynx
including 96.9 97.6 0.7 10.9
WST-20-0388 284.6 287.5 2.9 38.8 23.2 Lynx 4 Lynx
including 286.9 287.5 0.6 176 100
WST-20-0389A 162.3 164.3 2.0 94.4 50.9 Lynx_304 Lynx
including 163.0 164.0 1.0 187 100
  169.3 171.5 2.2 23.5 14.9 Lynx_304 Lynx
including 169.6 169.9 0.3 163 100
  322.0 324.3 2.3 4.44   Lynx_321 Lynx
including 323.2 323.9 0.7 14.4
WST-20-0396 138.5 141.1 2.6 3.54   Lynx HW Lynx
including 140.3 140.6 0.3 20.2
WST-20-0397 136.6 138.6 2.0 10.7   Lynx_301 Lynx
including 137.7 138.1 0.4 52.1
WST-20-0417 368.0 370.0 2.0 3.21   Lynx 4 Lynx
WST-20-0438 137.0 139.0 2.0 29.6 15.2 Lynx Lynx
including 137.6 137.9 0.3 197 100
WST-20-0442 239.0 241.0 2.0 3.09   Lynx 4 Lynx
WST-20-0446 167.9 170.0 2.1 34.2 29.9 Lynx_304 Lynx
including 167.9 168.5 0.6 115 100
  349.0 352.0 3.0 9.32   Lynx HW Lynx
WST-20-0462 263.8 266.0 2.2 7.77   Lynx Lynx
WST-20-0468 143.8 146.7 2.9 3.18   Lynx_321 Lynx
including 143.8 144.7 0.9 6.34
WST-20-0471 126.0 128.5 2.5 47.4 32.0 Lynx_321 Lynx
including 127.7 128.5 0.8 148 100
  154.9 157.0 2.1 12.4   Lynx_315 Lynx
including 155.8 156.5 0.7 36.0

 

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

 

Drill hole location

Hole Number Azimuth (°) Dip (°) Length (m) UTM E UTM N Elevation Section
OSK-W-18-1741-W1 144 -48 1083 453328 5435466 406 3725
OSK-W-19-1942 128 -54 930 453315 5435390 403 3675
OSK-W-19-1963-W3 123 -58 1460 453761 5435816 401 4275
OSK-W-19-2059-W1 131 -52 1041 453446 5435477 400 3825
OSK-W-19-2139-W4 115 -52 1011 452980 5435549 420 3450
OSK-W-19-2221 134 -49 789 453422 5435465 401 3800
OSK-W-20-1104-W7 142 -50 867 453383 5435455 402 3775
OSK-W-20-1731-W5 139 -51 1028 453383 5435518 409 3800
OSK-W-20-2059-W3 131 -52 1029 453446 5435477 400 3825
OSK-W-20-2059-W4 131 -52 1092 453446 5435477 400 3825
OSK-W-20-2139-W8 115 -52 1125 452980 5435549 420 3450
OSK-W-20-2139-W9 115 -52 1152 452980 5435549 420 3450
OSK-W-20-2170-W5 128 -59 1148 453425 5435657 413 3900
OSK-W-20-2217-W4 134 -48 1134 452943 5435566 419 3425
OSK-W-20-2243-W3 122 -54 1062 453087 5435527 418 3550
OSK-W-20-2243-W4 122 -54 1121 453087 5435527 418 3550
OSK-W-20-2249 132 -56 759 452775 5435192 411 3100
OSK-W-20-2250-W1 132 -57 1060 453128 5435505 420 3575
OSK-W-20-2250-W3 132 -57 1170 453128 5435505 420 3575
OSK-W-20-2250-W4 132 -57 1005 453128 5435505 420 3575
OSK-W-20-2252-W1 129 -54 1119 453241 5435694 415 3750
OSK-W-20-2252-W2 129 -54 1194 453241 5435694 415 3750
OSK-W-20-2252-W3 129 -53 1062 453241 5435694 415 3750
OSK-W-20-2253 128 -54 924 452831 5435326 413 3225
OSK-W-20-2256 125 -51 1179 453160 5435686 414 3675
OSK-W-20-2256-W2 125 -51 957 453160 5435686 414 3675
OSK-W-20-2260-W1 127 -48 1140 453199 5435669 413 3700
OSK-W-20-2260-W2 127 -48 1191 453199 5435669 413 3700
OSK-W-20-2266-W1 128 -55 1116 453069 5435476 418 3500
OSK-W-20-2268-W1 127 -55 1073 453148 5435489 418 3575
OSK-W-20-2268-W3 127 -55 975 453148 5435489 418 3575
OSK-W-20-2269 133 -50 933 452972 5435211 416 3275
OSK-W-20-2271 120 -53 1247 453462 5435683 410 3950
OSK-W-20-2275 127 -49 1094 452886 5435584 409 3400
OSK-W-20-2276 149 -47 138 452639 5435493 405 3125
OSK-W-20-2278 158 -53 186 452632 5435522 405 3150
OSK-W-20-2281 149 -47 171 452630 5435550 404 3150
OSK-W-20-2288 146 -51 749 452875 5435181 410 3175
OSK-W-20-2289 149 -47 141 452664 5435521 407 3175
OSK-W-20-2291 158 -48 131 452692 5435522 410 3200
OSK-W-20-2293 145 -44 183 452658 5435549 407 3175
OSK-W-20-2298 137 -50 596 452846 5435060 407 3100
OSK-W-20-2299 150 -49 201 452681 5435584 404 3225
WST-19-0225 132 -9 329 452208 5434899 249 2475
WST-19-0238 173 12 97 453216 5435114 224 3450
WST-20-0308 172 -12 160 453292 5435139 163 3525
WST-20-0318 148 -52 502 453228 5435127 134 3475
WST-20-0335 141 -42 142 453411 5435230 113 3675
WST-20-0342A 116 -47 679 453452 5435266 115 3725
WST-20-0343 158 8 177 453410 5435229 115 3675
WST-20-0345 136 -21 401 452282 5434975 263 2575
WST-20-0350 142 -31 175 453359 5435209 154 3625
WST-20-0351 142 -19 181 453359 5435209 154 3625
WST-20-0388 169 -55 516 453228 5435127 134 3475
WST-20-0389A 115 -46 616 453452 5435266 115 3725
WST-20-0396 158 20 165 453493 5435287 118 3775
WST-20-0397 150 26 162 453494 5435287 118 3775
WST-20-0417 138 -50 759 453228 5435126 134 3475
WST-20-0438 163 -16 145 453449 5435264 115 3725
WST-20-0442 134 -32 265 453494 5435287 116 3775
WST-20-0446 115 -49 613 453452 5435265 114 3725
WST-20-0462 152 -53 680 453227 5435125 134 3475
WST-20-0468 130 2 193 453494 5435287 117 3775
WST-20-0471 156 2 181 453493 5435287 117 3775

 

Lynx Zone

Mineralization occurs as grey to translucent quartz-carbonate-pyrite-tourmaline veins and pyrite replacement zones and stockworks. The vein-type 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.

 

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.

 

F-Zone

Mineralization is hosted in sheared andesites with carbonate replacement or quartz veining and occurs as quartz ± ankerite veinlets or in shear zones as replacement, characterised by trace to 10% pyrite with local visible gold. Alteration is dominated by sericite-fuchsite-tourmaline-pyrite.

 

Mallard

Mineralization is hosted in sheared mafic volcanics with felsic porphyritic intrusions and occurs as veins associated with sericite-pyrite ± silica ± chlorite alteration and contains pyrite ranging from trace to 30% and local visible gold.

 

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), Project Manager of Osisko’s 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”).

 

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 3.0 g/t Au diluted over core lengths of at least 2.0 metres. All NQ core assays reported 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, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Sudbury, Ontario or Vancouver, British Colombia, or (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 an Aqua Regia-ICP-AES method at ALS Laboratories. Drill program design, QualityAssurance/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 Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Québec, Canada. The mineral resource defined by Osisko, as disclosed in the news release dated February 19, 2020 and supported by the technical report entitled “An updated mineral resource estimate for the Windfall Lake Project, Located in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Urban Township, Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Québec, Canada” and dated April 3, 2020 (with an effective date of January 3, 2020), and assuming a cut-off grade of 3.5 g/t, comprises 4,127,000 tonnes at 9.1 g/t Au (1,206,000 ounces) in the indicated mineral resource category and 14,532,000 tonnes at 8.40 g/t Au (3,938,000 ounces) in the inferred mineral resource category. The key assumptions, parameters and methods used to estimate the mineral resource estimate disclosed in the February 19,2020 news release are further described in the full technical report prepared by Micon International Limited (“Micon”) and BBA Inc (“BBA”), in accordance with NI 43-101 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 deformed sub-vertical zones plunging to the northeast. Vein-type or pyrite replacement-type styles of mineralization crosscut syn-volcanic host rocks and syn-deformation felsic porphyry intrusions and are spatially associated with the contacts of the intrusions. The deposit is well defined from surface to a depth of 1,200 metres and remains open along strike and at depth.Mineralization has been identified 30 metres from surface in some areas and as deep as 2,000 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 precious metal 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 a100% 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; the prospects, if any, of the Windfall gold deposit; the timing and ability of Osisko, if at all, to publish a feasibility study for the Windfall gold deposit; the projected capital expenditures of mining activities at the Windfall gold deposit; upgrading an inferred mineral resource to a measured mineral resource or indicated mineral resource category; future drilling at the Windfall gold deposit; the deposit remaining open along strike to the northeast and at depth; significant high-grade zones (Lynx 4, Triple Lynx) remaining open down plunge; the plunge potential of the Lynx and Underdog zones; 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 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.

 

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John Burzynski
President & Chief Executive Officer
Telephone (416) 363-8653

OSISKO MINING ANNOUNCES C$150 MILLION “BOUGHT DEAL” PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF UNITS

(Toronto, June 1, 2020) – Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX:OSK) (“Osisko” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Eight Capital to act as co-lead underwriters (the “Co-Lead Underwriters”), on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters (collectively with the Co-Lead Underwriters, the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought-deal private placement basis, 41,100,000 units of the Corporation (the “Units”) at a price of C$3.65 per Unit (the “Offering Price”) for gross proceeds of C$150,015,000 (the “Underwritten Offering”).

Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Corporation (a “Unit Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole common share purchase warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one common share of the Corporation for 18 months from the closing of the Offering at a price of C$5.25.

The Corporation shall grant the Underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 7,400,000 Units at the Offering Price for additional gross proceeds of up to C$27,010,000 (the “Underwriter Option”) exercisable at any time up to 48 hours prior to the closing of the Offering.

The net proceeds received from the Offering will be used to advance the Corporation’s projects in Québec, as well as for working capital and general corporate purposes.

It is anticipated that closing of the Offering will occur on or about June 23, 2020 or such other date or dates as the Corporation and the Underwriters may agree. The Offering is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including receipt of all applicable regulatory approvals including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange. The securities to be issued under the Offering will have a hold period of four months and one day from the applicable closing date in accordance with applicable securities laws.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful, including any of the securities in the United States of America. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for account or benefit of, U.S. Persons (as defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) unless registered under the 1933 Act and applicable state securities laws, or an exemption from such registration requirements is available.

 

About Osisko Mining Inc.

 Osisko is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious metal resource properties in Canada. Osisko holds a 100% interest in the high-grade Windfall Lake 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 the 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. The information in this news release about the closing of the Offering, use of proceeds of the Offering, the exercise of the Over-Allotment Option, and the approval of the TSX relating to the Offering; and any other information herein that is not a historical fact may be “forward-looking information”. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to 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”, “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 forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of the Corporation at the time such assumptions and estimates were made, and involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Osisko to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, risks relating to the terms and duration of any government orders suspending or limiting operations that are applicable to Osisko; the responses of relevant governments to the COVID-19 outbreak and the effectiveness of such responses; 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 drilling; property interests in the Windfall Lake gold project; the ability of the Corporation to obtain required approvals and complete transactions on terms announced; 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.

 

For further information please contact:

John Burzynski
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (416) 363-8653

OSISKO INFILL DRILLING CONTINUES TO INTERSECT HIGH-GRADE AT LYNX

Includes 84.6 g/t Au Over 11.8 Metres, 429 g/t Au Over 2.2 Metres

 (Toronto, July 8, 2019) Osisko Mining Inc. (OSK:TSX. “Osisko” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to provide new infill drilling results from the ongoing definition and expansion program at its 100% owned Windfall gold project located in the Abitibi greenstone belt, Urban Township, Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Québec. The program is currently focused on infill drilling within the main Windfall gold deposit and the adjacent Lynx deposit (located immediately NE of Windfall), exploration and expansion drilling on the main mineralized zones, and deep exploration in the central areas of the intrusive system.

Significant new analytical results from 35 intercepts in 10 drill holes and 13 wedges from surface focused on Lynx and Main Zone infill drilling are presented below. Additionally, 34 intercepts in 20 underground drill holes focused on 5 metres infill drilling, including the pending Lynx bulk sample area, are included in a second table below.

Highlights from new infill drilling results at Lynx include: 84.6 g/t Au over 11.8 metres in OSK-W-19-909-W11; 429 g/t Au over 2.2 metres in OSK-W-19-934-W2; 149 g/t Au over 2.2 metres in WST-19-0134; 121 g/t Au over 2.3 metres in OSK-W-19-1857-W2; 119 g/t Au over 2.0 metres in WST-19-0139; 86.9 g/t Au over 2.7 metres in WST-19-0145 and 63.2 g/t Au over 2.3 metres in WST-19-0138. Maps showing hole locations and full analytical results are available at www.osiskomining.com.

Osisko President and Chief Executive Officer John Burzynski commented: “We continue to be impressed by the gold mineralization we are encountering in the infill and expansion drilling at Lynx.  We are very optimistic that we will be able to add significant ounces as we progress with resource drilling and exploration of the Windfall deposit.”

 

Surface Drilling

Hole No. From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Au (g/t) uncut Au (g/t)         cut to 100 g/t Area Zone
OSK-W-18-1539 1021.8 1024.0 2.2 4.46 Lynx 4 Lynx
including 1021.8 1022.5 0.7 13.2
OSK-W-18-1745 800.9 803.4 2.5 5.96 Lynx 4 Lynx
including 801.6 802.1 0.5 29.2
  905.9 911.6 5.7 3.98 Lynx_327 Lynx
OSK-W-19-909-W7 985.0 987.1 2.1 14.3 Lynx_313 Lynx
OSK-W-19-909-W11 912.2 924.0 11.8 84.6 42.3 Lynx_317 Lynx
including 915.8 922.6 6.8 142 68.2
including 915.8 917.4 1.6 149 100
including 920.1 922.6 2.5 266 97.2
OSK-W-19-934-W2 831.0 834.0 3.0 32.9 Lynx 4 Lynx
including 831.0 832.0 1.0 79.8
  855.9 857.9 2.0 16.9   Lynx 4 Lynx
including 856.9 857.9 1.0 33.4
  901.8 904.0 2.2 429 50.2 Lynx_313 Lynx
including 901.8 902.4 0.6 1270 100
including 903.5 904.0 0.5 361 100
OSK-W-19-1181-W8 910.3 912.6 2.3 8.31   Lynx_314 Lynx
including 911.0 911.6 0.6 28.3
  933.7 936.0 2.3 13.1   Lynx_317 Lynx
including 934.7 935.3 0.6 34.2
OSK-W-19-1181-W9 952.4 955.0 2.6 48.2 28.3 Lynx_317 Lynx
including 953.4 954.1 0.7 174 100
OSK-W-19-1746-W1 683.2 685.7 2.5 19.0   Lynx Lynx
including 683.2 683.7 0.5 50.1
  764.0 766.4 2.4 17.0   Lynx_336 Lynx
including 765.2 765.7 0.5 81.4
OSK-W-19-1835 946.0 948.4 2.4 5.06   Vein  
OSK-W-19-1835-W1 651.2 653.3 2.1 4.28   Underdog Underdog
including 651.2 652.4 1.2 7.38
862.8 865.0 2.2 3.26   Underdog Underdog
OSK-W-19-1857-W2 1274.5 1276.8 2.3 121 39.7 Lynx_313 Lynx
including 1274.9 1275.8 0.9 307 100
OSK-W-19-1875 244.3 247.0 2.7 5.76   Vein  
including 244.3 245.1 0.8 18.3  
OSK-W-19-1880 149.0 151.2 2.2 4.07   Caribou corridor Caribou
including 149.6 150.2 0.6 14.8
OSK-W-19-1900 262.0 264.0 2.0 9.41   Caribou_230 Caribou
including 262.0 263.0 1.0 18.3
OSK-W-19-1921-W1 787.0 789.1 2.1 19.9   Lynx Lynx
including 788.3 788.8 0.5 81.3
897.6 900.0 2.4 4.01   Lynx_312 Lynx
OSK-W-19-1921-W2 1040.2 1043.7 3.5 7.83   Lynx 4 Lynx
OSK-W-19-1932 671.7 675.8 4.1 31.3   Lynx_326 Lynx
including 674.1 675.0 0.9 97.3
OSK-W-19-1932-W1 688.3 690.5 2.2 3.40   Lynx_324 Lynx
OSK-W-19-1932-W2 717.5 719.5 2.0 10.2   Lynx_326 Lynx
  745.0 747.0 2.0 86.5 70.4 Lynx_324 Lynx
including 745.6 747.0 1.4 123 100
800.9 803.0 2.1 85.8 20 Lynx 4 Lynx
including 801.8 802.2 0.4 445 100
808.0 810.0 2.0 29.6 27.2 Lynx 4 Lynx
including 808.5 809.0 0.5 110 100
OSK-W-19-1939 351.0 353.0 2.0 6.44   Lynx_316 Lynx
357.9 360.3 2.4 18.7   Lynx_316 Lynx
including 357.9 358.4 0.5 68.3
OSK-W-19-1942 861.2 863.5 2.3 11.3   Lynx_327 Lynx
including 861.2 861.7 0.5 45.4
OSK-W-19-1942-W1 837.0 839.0 2.0 3.08   Lynx_313 Lynx
OSK-W-19-1949 731.0 733.0 2.0 3.19   Lynx Lynx
971.3 975.0 3.7 11.5   Lynx_317 Lynx
including 972.1 973.1 1.0 31.2
996.2 999.5 3.3 31.3   Lynx_330 Lynx
including 996.2 997.1 0.9 74.2
including 999.1 999.5 0.4 79.0

 

Underground drilling

Hole No. From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Au (g/t) uncut Au (g/t)         cut to 100 g/t Area Zone
WST-19-0088 58.9 61.0 2.1 4.67   Caribou_201 Caribou
WST-19-0112 70.8 73.1 2.3 17.2   Lynx_311 Lynx
WST-19-0119 108.0 110.0 2.0 3.07   Lynx_305 Lynx
WST-19-0123 113.6 116.0 2.4 6.77   Lynx_304 Lynx
WST-19-0127B 41.3 44.4 3.1 21.9 13.8 Lynx_311 Lynx
including 41.9 42.2 0.3 185 100
WST-19-0131 50.0 52.4 2.4 13.8   Lynx_311 Lynx
including 50.0 50.3 0.3 75.2
56.6 59.1 2.5 92.1 28.6 Lynx_308 Lynx
including 58.0 58.3 0.3 393 100
including 58.7 59.1 0.4 277 100
82.5 84.6 2.1 12.9   Lynx_305 Lynx
WST-19-0133 52.9 59.1 6.2 12.9 12.4 Lynx_311 Lynx
including 52.9 53.2 0.3 75.4
including 57.0 57.3 0.3 42.7
including 58.3 58.6 0.3 109 100
WST-19-0134 51.9 54.0 2.1 10.8   Lynx_308 Lynx
including 51.9 52.2 0.3 68.4
71.5 73.7 2.2 10.5   Lynx_310 Lynx
including 72.2 72.8 0.6 38.2
110.8 113.0 2.2 149 27.3 Lynx_304 Lynx
including 110.8 111.1 0.3 994 100
WST-19-0137 96.0 98.0 2.0 10.4   Lynx_305 Lynx
WST-19-0138 68.0 70.4 2.4 5.52   Lynx Lynx
including 68.5 69.4 0.9 14.5
96.0 98.0 2.0 3.04   Lynx_304 Lynx
including 96.5 97.1 0.6 9.91
100.0 102.3 2.3 63.2 39.3 Lynx_304 Lynx
including 100.6 101.5 0.9 161 100
WST-19-0139 103.0 105.0 2.0 119 46.6 Lynx_304 Lynx
including 103.0 103.9 0.9 262 100
WST-19-0140 42.0 44.0 2.0 7.58   Lynx Lynx
including 43.1 43.4 0.3 48.2
53.4 57.7 4.3 9.00   Lynx_308 Lynx
including 53.4 53.8 0.4 76.0
  102.8 105.4 2.6 10.3   Lynx_304 Lynx
WST-19-0145 68.8 71.5 2.7 86.9 15.2 Lynx_310 Lynx
including 68.8 69.1 0.3 746 100
WST-19-0146 63.0 65.0 2.0 4.84   Lynx_308 Lynx
including 63.8 64.1 0.3 31.8
77.0 79.0 2.0 3.51   Lynx_310 Lynx
88.0 90.0 2.0 63.7 50.2 Lynx_310 Lynx
including 89.0 90.0 1.0 127 100
105.4 109.4 4.0 5.60   Lynx_305 Lynx
WST-19-0149 49.0 51.2 2.2 106 68.4 Lynx_311 Lynx
including 49.0 49.4 0.4 199 100
including 50.7 51.2 0.5 188 100
WST-19-0150B 44.0 46.1 2.1 17.7   Lynx_311 Lynx
49.8 51.9 2.1 33.5 26.7 Lynx_311 Lynx
including 49.8 50.2 0.4 136 100
WST-19-0153 45.9 50.4 4.5 15.9   Lynx_308 Lynx
including 45.9 47.0 1.1 51.0
WST-19-0156 46.0 48.9 2.9 10.4   Lynx_311 Lynx
including 47.8 48.6 0.8 30.2
98.5 101.0 2.5 21.3 16.5 Lynx_305 Lynx
including 99.6 100.0 0.4 130 100
WST-19-0157 70.0 72.0 2.0 3.86 Lynx_308 Lynx
WST-19-0158 119.3 121.3 2.0 10.3 Lynx_305 Lynx
132.0 134.0 2.0 3.10 Lynx_304 Lynx

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

 

Surface Drilling

Hole Number Azimuth (°) Dip (°) Length (m) UTM E UTM N Elevation

(m)

Section
OSK-W-18-1539 145 -52 1119 453374 5435448 402 3750
OSK-W-18-1745 134 -51 1038 453218 5435347 407 3575
OSK-W-19-909-W7 131 -55 1080 453683 5435677 401 4125
OSK-W-19-909-W11 131 -55 990 453683 5435677 401 4125
OSK-W-19-934-W2 144 -55 1167 453407 5435463 401 3800
OSK-W-19-1181-W8 133 -58 1035 453789 5435790 401 4275
OSK-W-19-1181-W9 133 -58 1058 453789 5435790 401 4275
OSK-W-19-1746-W1 142 -53 840 453280 5435389 405 3650
OSK-W-19-1835 172 -53 1293 452305 5435389 406 2825
OSK-W-19-1835-W1 172 -53 948 452305 5435474 406 2825
OSK-W-19-1857-W2 108 -58 1449 453525 5435704 405 4000
OSK-W-19-1875 154 -46 360 452021 5435223 405 2450
OSK-W-19-1880 333 -52 372 452553 5434682 403 2650
OSK-W-19-1900 323 -52 345 452619 5434731 402 2750
OSK-W-19-1921-W1 112 -52 951 453501 5435490 399 3875
OSK-W-19-1921-W2 112 -52 1080 453501 5435490 399 3875
OSK-W-19-1932 127 -55 711 453709 5435621 400 4125
OSK-W-19-1932-W1 127 -55 723 453709 5435621 400 4125
OSK-W-19-1932-W2 127 -55 824 453709 5435621 400 4125
OSK-W-19-1939 126 -45 519 453285 5435277 400 3600
OSK-W-19-1942 128 -54 930 453314 5435388 403 3675
OSK-W-19-1942-W1 128 -54 942 453314 5435388 403 3675
OSK-W-19-1949 105 -57 1073 453440 5435479 401 3825

 

Underground drilling

Hole Number Azimuth (°) Dip (°) Length (m) UTM E UTM N Elevation (m) Section
WST-19-0088 307 16 136 452147 5434645 194 2300
WST-19-0112 141 -28 139 453219 5435116 223 3450
WST-19-0119 144 -35 157 453252 5435110 206 3475
WST-19-0123 132 -17 135 453253 5435110 206 3475
WST-19-0127B 154 -5 55 453252 5435110 206 3475
WST-19-0131 143 24 129 453252 5435110 206 3475
WST-19-0133 154 27 129 453252 5435110 206 3475
WST-19-0134 154 14 127 453251 5435110 207 3475
WST-19-0137 136 13 129 453268 5435108 206 3500
WST-19-0138 136 3 120 453268 5435108 206 3500
WST-19-0139 134 -8 121 453266 5435107 206 3500
WST-19-0140 134 -16 120 453266 5435107 206 3500
WST-19-0145 142 -45 142 453290 5435116 204 3525
WST-19-0146 175 -44 160 453289 5435116 204 3525
WST-19-0149 159 -28 90 453252 5435110 205 3475
WST-19-0150B 145 -14 72 453252 5435110 205 3475
WST-19-0153 162 25 115 453289 5435116 206 3525
WST-19-0156 161 -39 142 453289 5435116 205 3525
WST-19-0157 164 -47 103 453289 5435116 205 3525
WST-19-0158 149 -50 151 453289 5435116 204 3525

 

OSK-W-18-1539 intersected 4.46 g/t Au over 2.2 metres. Mineralization includes up to 10% disseminated pyrite, 4% pyrite stringers and clusters, 3% pyrite in ptygmatic tourmaline veinlets and 2% interstitial pyrite within a silica, sericite and fuchsite altered rhyolite and a sericite and chlorite altered andesite.

 

OSK-W-18-1745 intersected two intervals: 5.96 g/t Au over 2.5 metres and 3.98 g/t Au over 5.7 metres. The first interval contains 7% disseminated and dismembered stringer pyrite in a moderate silica and sericite altered andesite at the contact with a porphyritic felsic dike. The second interval contains up to 15% disseminated, clustered, and stringer pyrite in quartz-tourmaline and quartz-carbonate veins at the contact between a sericite and silica altered rhyolite and a sericite, silica and fuchsite altered gabbro.

 

OSK-W-19-909-W7 intersected 14.3 g/t Au over 2.1 metres. Mineralization includes 1% pyrite stringers in a strong silica, moderate sericite and weak fuchsite altered porphyritic felsic dike.

 

OSK-W-19-909-W11 intersected 84.6 g/t Au over 11.8 metres. Mineralization includes local visible gold, up to 15% pyrite stringers and clusters, and trace chalcopyrite and sphalerite within a strongly sericitized and silicified gabbro with moderate fuchsite alteration.

 

OSK-W-19-934-W2 intersected three intervals: 32.9 g/t Au over 3.0 metres, 16.9 g/t Au over 2.0 metres and 429 g/t Au over 2.2 metres. The first interval contains 4% pyrite stringers and clusters hosted in a moderate sericite-silica altered and bleached rhyolite. The second interval contains 5% interstitial pyrite in a moderate chlorite-silica altered rhyolite with breccia texture. The third interval contains 1% local visible gold veinlets and clusters and 5% pyrite within a smoky quartz-tourmaline crustiform vein hosted in a strong sericite and silica altered rhyolite at the contact with a bleached andesite.

 

OSK-W-19-1181-W8 intersected 8.31 g/t Au over 2.3 metres and 13.1 g/t Au over 2.3 metres. The first interval contains 5% disseminated, stringer, and clustered pyrite, and trace chalcopyrite in quartz-carbonate veinlets with local visible gold within a strong silica and moderate sericite altered gabbro. The second interval contains up to 30% disseminated, clustered and locally semi-massive pyrite in a strong silica altered rhyolite with moderate sericite alteration at the contact with a mafic volcanic unit.

 

OSK-W-19-1181-W9 intersected 48.2 g/t Au over 2.6 metres. Mineralization includes up to 5% disseminated pyrite, 3% pyrite clusters and trace chalcopyrite with pervasive-silica flooding and local sericite alteration hosted in a gabbro at the contact with a sericitized rhyolite.

 

OSK-W-19-1746-W1 intersected 19.0 g/t Au over 2.5 metres and 17.0 g/t Au over 2.4 metres. The first interval contains local visible gold with 20% pyrite filling millimeter to centimeter scale tourmaline fractures with massive pervasive silica flooding hosted in a porphyritic felsic intrusion. The second interval contains local visible gold with 15% disseminated or fracture-filling pyrite and 1% sphalerite in a smoky quartz vein. Both intervals are hosted is a silicified rhyolite with local fragmental texture.

 

OSK-W-19-1835 intersected 5.06 g/t Au over 2.4 metres.  Mineralization includes 1% disseminated pyrite with quartz veins in a weak sericite altered porphyritic felsic dike.

 

OSK-W-19-1835-W1 intersected 4.28 g/t Au over 2.1 metres and 3.26 g/t Au over 2.2 metres. The first interval contains 2% pyrite stringers, 10% semi-massive pyrite within a sericite and silica altered porphyritic felsic dike. The second interval contains 3% pyrite within pervasive silica flooding, 1% fracture filling pyrite and 1% disseminated pyrite in a bleached porphyritic felsic dike.

 

OSK-W-19-1857-W2 intersected 121 g/t Au over 2.3 metres. Mineralization includes local visible gold in quartz-carbonate veins, 10% disseminated, clustered, and stringer pyrite ± tourmaline, and trace chalcopyrite within a rhyolite with strong silica and moderate sericite alteration.

 

OSK-W-19-1875 intersected 5.76 g/t Au over 2.7 metres. Mineralization includes 6% disseminated pyrite and 1% pyrite in quartz-carbonate veins hosted in a sericitized andesite.

 

OSK-W-19-1880 intersected 4.07 g/t Au over 2.2 metres. Mineralization includes 3% pyrite-tourmaline stringers and trace disseminated pyrite with pervasive silica flooding and tourmaline ptygmatic veins at the contact between a porphyritic felsic dike, a rhyolite and a gabbro.

 

OSK-W-19-1900 intersected 9.41 g/t Au over 2.0 metres. Mineralization includes 3% pyrite stringers with local silicification hosted in a weak to moderate sericite and silica altered porphyritic felsic dike.

 

OSK-W-19-1921-W1 intersected two intervals in Lynx: 19.9 g/t Au over 2.1 metres and 4.01 g/t Au over 2.4 metres. The first interval contains local visible gold with 5% disseminated and stringer pyrite in a smoky quartz vein hosted in a gabbro with local and strong pervasive silica flooding. The second interval contains 4% pyrite stringers, 2% pyrite clusters and 20% quartz-carbonate veins in a moderate chlorite altered gabbro with weak sericite, silica and fuchsite alteration.

 

OSK-W-19-1921-W2 intersected 7.83 g/t Au over 3.5 metres. Mineralization includes 3% pyrite-tourmaline stringers and trace disseminated pyrite with quartz-tourmaline veins in a weakly sericitized and silicified rhyolite.

 

OSK-W-19-1932 intersected 31.3 g/t Au over 4.1 metres. Mineralization includes 5% pyrite clusters and 2% pyrite stringers within a local quartz-carbonate vein hosted in a weak fuchsite, moderate chlorite and sericite altered gabbro.

 

OSK-W-19-1932-W1 intersected 3.40 g/t Au over 2.2 metres. Mineralization includes 5% pyrite clusters and 1% pyrite stringers at the contact between a weakly sericitized and moderately silicified rhyolite and a weak silica-chlorite and moderate sericite altered gabbro.

 

OSK-W-19-1932-W2 intersected four intervals: 10.2 g/t Au over 2.0 metres, 86.5 g/t Au over 2.0 metres, 85.8 g/t Au over 2.1 metres and 29.6 g/t Au over 2.0 metres. The first interval contains 4% pyrite stringers and clusters in a sericitized and silicified gabbro with moderate fuchsite alteration. The second interval contains 5% pyrite clusters and stringers in a fragmental felsic unit with strong local silica and fuchsite alteration. The third and fourth intervals contain local visible gold and 3% pyrite with pervasive silica flooding within a sericitized and silicified rhyolite.

 

OSK-W-19-1939 intersected 6.44 g/t Au over 2.0 metres and 18.7 g/t Au over 2.4 metres. Mineralization in both intervals contains local visible gold, 5% disseminated, stringer, and clustered pyrite with ptygmatic tourmaline veinlets hosted in a moderately sericitized and weakly silicified rhyolite.

 

OSK-W-19-1942 intersected 11.3 g/t Au over 2.3 metres. Mineralization includes local visible gold, 2% disseminated and stringer pyrite with local tourmaline with pervasive silica flooding hosted in a moderate sericite and weak silica altered rhyolite.

 

OSK-W-19-1942-W1 intersected 3.08 g/t Au over 2.0 metres. Mineralization includes 4% pyrite stringers and clusters and trace sphalerite and chalcopyrite hosted in a moderate sericite and silica altered rhyolite at the contact with a moderate chlorite altered gabbro.

 

OSK-W-19-1949 intersected three intervals: 3.19 g/t Au over 2.0 metres, 11.5 g/t Au over 3.7 metres and 31.3 g/t Au over 3.3 metres.  The first interval contains local visible gold and smoky quartz veins with up to 8% pyrite in a porphyritic felsic dike with weak fuchsite and carbonate alteration. The second interval contains 4% pyrite stringers and clusters, 2% interstitial sphalerite and trace chalcopyrite with pervasive silica flooding, quartz carbonate veins and ptygmatic tourmaline veins hosted in a silicified felsic intrusion at the contact with a sericitized rhyolite. The third interval contains up to 10% pyrite with brecciated smoky quartz veins hosted in a moderate sericite and weak silica altered rhyolite.

 

WST-19-0088 intersected 4.67g/t Au over 2.1 metres. Mineralization includes 3% pyrite clusters and stringers and 1% disseminated pyrite within a chloritized fragmental andesite unit. WST-19-0088 was drilled from underground drill station AN-190-155-N located 190 metres below surface from section 2300E.

 

WST-19-0112 intersected 17.2 g/t Au over 2.3 metres. Mineralization includes 7% clustered and disseminated pyrite with intense pervasive silica flooding in a silicified porphyritic felsic dike and a rhyolite. WST-19-0112 was drilled from underground drill station RA-180-190-E located 180 metres below surface from section 3450E.

 

WST-19-0119 intersected 3.07 g/t Au over 2.0 metres. Mineralization includes 2% pyrite clusters, trace disseminated pyrite and 10% quartz-tourmaline in a weak silica and sericite altered rhyolite. WST-19-0119 was drilled from underground drill station RE-195-265-O located 195 metres below surface from section 3475E.

 

WST-19-0123 intersected 6.77 g/t Au over 2.0 metres. Mineralization includes 3% pyrite clusters with pervasive silica flooding within a weak sericite altered rhyolite. WST-19-0123 was drilled from underground drill station RE-195-265-O located 195 metres below surface from section 3475E.

 

WST-19-0127B intersected 21.9 g/t Au over 3.1 metres. Mineralization includes 3% clustered and disseminated pyrite, local pyrite-tourmaline stringers and trace sphalerite with smoky pervasive silica flooding and local pyritized fragments. Local visible gold is observed with pyrite within a sericitized breccia hosted in a sericitized rhyolite. WST-19-0127B was drilled from underground drill station RE-195-265-O located 195 metres below surface from section 3475E.

 

WST-19-0131 intersected three intervals: 13.8 g/t Au over 2.4 metres, 92.1 g/t Au over 2.5 metres and 12.9 g/t Au over 2.1 metres. Mineralization in all three intervals contains local visible gold with 2% pyrite in pervasive silica flooding zone and trace sphalerite in a sericitized and silicified fragmental felsic unit. WST-19-0131 was drilled from underground drill station RE-195-265-O located 195 metres below surface from section 3475E.

 

WST-19-0133 intersected 12.9 g/t Au over 6.2 metres. Mineralization includes local visible gold, 1% pyrite clusters with 2% pervasive silica flooding. Mineralization is directly related to silica fracture filling. The interval is hosted in a sericitized fragmental felsic unit. WST-19-0133 was drilled from underground drill station RE-195-265-O located 195 metres below surface from section 3475E.

 

WST-19-0134 intersected three intervals: 10.8 g/t Au over 2.1 metres, 10.5 g/t Au over 2.2 metres and 149 g/t Au over 2.2 metres. The first and second intervals contain local visible gold, 2% disseminated, clustered, and stringer pyrite with pervasive silica flooding hosted in a sericitized fragmental felsic unit. The third interval contains local visible gold, 7% pyrite stringers and trace sphalerite with pervasive silica flooding hosted in a weakly sericitized and moderately silicified porphyritic rhyolite. WST-19-0134 was drilled from underground drill station RE-195-265-O located 195 metres below surface from section 3475E.

 

WST-19-0137 intersected 10.4 g/t Au over 2.0 metres. Mineralization includes trace disseminated pyrite in quartz-carbonate veins in a moderated chlorite altered and faulted rhyolite. WST-19-0137 was drilled from underground drill station AN-195-265-S located 195 metres below surface from section 3500E.

 

WST-19-0138 intersected three intervals: 5.52 g/t Au over 2.4 metres, 3.04 g/t Au over 2.0 metres and 63.2 g/t Au over 2.3 metres. The first interval contains trace pyrite with quartz-tourmaline veins in a moderate chlorite-sericite altered and fragmental felsic unit. The second interval contains 4% pyrite clusters with two intense pervasive silica flooding zones with fragments of felsic intrusion, volcanics, tourmaline and pyrite at the contact with a sericitized rhyolite. The third interval contains traces of disseminated and clustered pyrite with 30% quartz-carbonate veins at the contact between a rhyolite and a chloritized gabbro. WST-19-0138 was drilled from underground drill station AN-195-265-S located 195 metres below surface from section 3500E.

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WST-19-0139 intersected 119 g/t Au over 2.0 metres. Mineralization includes local visible gold and 15% pyrite within smoky quartz vein or pervasive silica flooding hosted at the strongly silicified contact between a felsic porphyritic intrusion and a rhyolite. WST-19-0139 was drilled from underground drill station AN-195-265-S located 195 metres below surface from section 3500E.

 

WST-19-0140 intersected three interval: 7.58 g/t Au over 2.0 metres, 9.00 g/t Au over 4.3 metres and 10.3 g/t Au over 2.6 metres. The first interval contains trace pyrite stringers, 2% disseminated pyrite and trace sphalerite with irregular quartz-carbonate-tourmaline veins hosted in sericitized fragmental felsic unit at the contact with a sericitized rhyolite. The second interval contains 1% sphalerite clusters and 7% pyrite within smoky veins hosted in weakly silicified, sericitized and fuchsitized rhyolite. The third interval contains 1% disseminated and clustered pyrite with intense silica flooding hosted in a silicified porphyritic felsic dike at the contact with a sericitized and silicified rhyolite. WST-19-0140 was drilled from underground drill station AN-195-265-S located 195 metres below surface from section 3500E.

 

WST-19-0145 intersected 86.9 g/t Au over 2.7 metres. Mineralization includes local visible gold, trace sphalerite and 1% disseminated pyrite with quartz-tourmaline-carbonate veins within a silica and carbonate altered rhyolite. WST-19-0145 was drilled from underground drill station BM-200-285-S located 200 metres below surface from section 3525E.

 

WST-19-0146 intersected four intervals: 4.84 g/t Au over 2.0 metres, 3.51 g/t Au over 2.0 metres, 63.7 g/t Au over 2.0 metres and 5.60 g/t Au over 4.0 metres. The first interval contains 5% semi-massive pyrite in a 10 centimetres-wide band, 1% pyrite clusters, and 1% pyrite-tourmaline stringers in a silica altered rhyolite. The second interval contains 30% pyrite with quartz-tourmaline veins in a sericitized rhyolite. The third interval contains trace disseminated pyrite in stockwork in a weakly sericitized rhyolite. The fourth interval contains trace pyrite in a breccia with tourmaline in a moderate chlorite, silica and sericite altered gabbro. WST-19-0146 was drilled from underground drill station BM-200-285-S located 200 metres below surface from section 3525E.

 

WST-19-0149 intersected 106 g/t Au over 2.2 metres. Mineralization includes local visible gold, 3% dismembered pyrite stringers, 2% pyrite clusters, trace sphalerite and chalcopyrite with weakly fuchsitized pervasive silica flooding hosted in a moderate sericite-silica altered rhyolite. WST-19-0149 was drilled from underground drill station RE-195-265-O located 195 metres below surface from section 3475E.

 

WST-19-0150B intersected 17.7g/t Au over 2.1 metres and 33.5 g/t Au over 2.1 metres in Lynx. Mineralization in both intervals contains local visible gold, 3% pyrite stringers and clusters and trace sphalerite with pervasive silica flooding and quartz-carbonate veinlets hosted in a sericite and silica altered rhyolite. WST-19-0150B was drilled from underground drill station RE-195-265-O located 195 metres below surface from section 3475E.

 

WST-19-0153 intersected 15.9 g/t Au over 4.5 metres. Mineralization includes up to 5% pyrite stringers hosted in a moderately silicified felsic intrusion with intrusive, volcanic, tourmaline and pyrite fragments. WST-19-0153 was drilled from underground drill station BM-200-285-S located 200 metres below surface from section 3525E.

 

WST-19-0156 intersected 10.4 g/t Au over 2.9 metres and 21.3 g/t Au over 2.5 metres. Mineralization includes up to 15% pyrite associated with pervasive silica flooding hosted in a strongly silicified rhyolite. WST-19-0156 was drilled from underground drill station BM-200-285-S located 200 metres below surface from section 3525E.

 

WST-19-0157 intersected 3.86 g/t Au over 2.0 metres. Mineralization includes 3% pyrite with pervasive silica flooding in a moderate sericite, silica and chlorite altered gabbro. WST-19-0157 was drilled from underground drill station BM-200-285-S located 200 metres below surface from section 3525E.

 

WST-19-0158 intersected 10.3 g/t Au over 2.0 metres and 3.10 g/t Au over 2.0 metres. The first interval contains 5% pyrite stringers and clusters with pervasive silica flooding within a moderate sericite, silica and fuchsite altered gabbro. The second interval contains 3% pyrite clusters at the contact between a rhyolite and a strongly sericitized, bleached and fuchsite altered gabbro. WST-19-0158 was drilled from underground drill station BM-200-285-S located 200 metres below surface from section 3525E.

 

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), Project Manager of Osisko’s 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”).

 

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 3.0 g/t Au diluted over core lengths of at least 2.0 metres. All NQ core assays reported 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, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Sudbury, Ontario or Vancouver, British Colombia, or (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 an Aqua Regia-ICP-AES 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 Lake Gold Deposit

The Windfall Lake gold deposit is located between Val-d’Or and Chibougamau in the Abitibi region of Québec, Canada. The mineral resource defined by Osisko, as disclosed in the Windfall Lake Technical Report (as defined below) and November 27, 2018 Lynx resource update, comprises 2,874,000 tonnes at 8.17 g/t Au (754,000 ounces) in the indicated mineral resource category and 10,352,000 tonnes at 7.11 g/t Au (2,366,000 ounces) in the inferred mineral resource category. For details regarding the key assumptions, parameters and methods used to estimate the mineral resources presented in respect of the Windfall Lake gold project, please see the technical report entitled “Technical Report and Mineral Resource Estimate for the Windfall Lake Project, Windfall Lake and Urban-Barry Properties” and dated June 12, 2018 (effective date of May 14, 2018), which has been prepared by InnovExplo Inc. from Val-d’Or, Québec (the “Windfall Lake Technical Report”) and the press release “Osisko Releases Mineral Resource Update for Lynx” dated November 27, 2018, which has been prepared by Osisko and reviewed and approved by Micon International, Ltd. from Toronto, Ontario. The Windfall Lake Technical Report and press release are available on Osisko’s website at www.osiskomining.com and on SEDAR under Osisko’s issuer profile at www.sedar.com. The Windfall Lake gold deposit is currently one of the highest-grade resource-stage gold projects in Canada. Mineralization occurs in four principal zones: Lynx, Zone 27, Caribou and Underdog. All zones comprise sub-vertical lenses following intrusive porphyry contacts plunging to the northeast. The deposit is well defined from surface to a depth of 900 metres and remains open along strike and at depth. Mineralization has been identified 30 metres from surface in some areas and as deep as 2,000 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 precious metal resource properties in Canada. Osisko holds a 100% interest in the high-grade Windfall Lake 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 the 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. The information in this news release about the Windfall Lake gold deposit being one of the highest grade resource-stage gold projects in Canada; the significance of results from the new infill drilling and ongoing drill definition and expansion program at the Windfall Lake gold project; the significance of assay results presented in this news release; the deposit remaining open along strike and at depth; potential depth extensions of the mineralized zones down-plunge and at depth; the actual mineralization of local visible gold; the current 800,000 metre drill program; the type of drilling included in the drill program; potential mineralization; the potential to extend mineralization up and down-plunge and at depth at the Windfall Lake gold deposit; the ability to realize upon any mineralization in a manner that is economic; the ability to complete any proposed exploration activities and the results of such activities, including the continuity or extension of any mineralization; and any other information herein that is not a historical fact may be “forward-looking information”. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to 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”, “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 forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of the Corporation at the time such assumptions and estimates were made, and involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Osisko to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. 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 drilling; property interests in the Windfall Lake gold project; the ability of the Corporation to obtain required approvals and complete transactions on terms announced; 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.

 

For further information please contact: John Burzynski

President and Chief Executive Officer

Telephone: (416) 363-8653

ALEXANDRIA MINERALS TO BE ACQUIRED BY WELL-FINANCED CHANTRELL / OSISKO RTO VEHICLE TO BE RENAMED “O3 MINING INC.”

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Chantrell Enters Into Definitive Arrangement Agreements With (i) Osisko Mining For Previously-Announced Spin-Out Transaction, And (ii) Alexandria Minerals For Business Combination With The Resulting Issuer – “O3 Mining Inc.”.

“O3 Mining Inc.” Will Be Well-Capitalized And, With The Support of Management of Osisko Mining, Its Mission Will Be To Acquire and Develop Mining Properties, With A Bias Towards Gold Properties Located In Ontario and Québec.

O3 Mining Inc. will:

  • be well-capitalized with approximately CDN $28-30 million in cash and marketable securities;
  • be supported by the proven board and management team of Osisko Mining; and
  • have a mandate to acquire and develop prospective gold properties and advanced staged gold assets in Ontario and Québec.

Toronto, Ontario (May 14, 2019) – Chantrell Ventures Corp. (NEX:CV.H) (“Chantrell“) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement with Alexandria Minerals Corporation (TSX-V:AZX; OTCQB:ALXDF; Frankfurt:A9D) (“Alexandria“) dated May 14, 2019 (the “Alexandria Arrangement Agreement“), pursuant to which, among other things, following the acquisition of certain non-core assets of Osisko Mining Inc. (OSK:TSX) (“Osisko Mining“) by Chantrell, which will result in the reverse-take over (the “Reverse Take-Over“) of Chantrell by Osisko Mining, the resulting issuer, which will be renamed “O3 Mining Inc.” (“O3 Mining” or the “Resulting Issuer“), will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Alexandria pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement under Section 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act(the “Alexandria Arrangement“).

Under the Alexandria Arrangement, shareholders of Alexandria (“Alexandria Shareholders“) (other than Alexandria Shareholders validly exercising their dissent rights, if any) will be entitled to receive 0.010309 common shares of O3 Mining (on a post-Consolidation (as defined below) basis) in exchange for each Alexandria share held immediately prior to the effective time of the Alexandria Arrangement.

The Alexandria Arrangement has been priced based on deemed value of CDN $3.88 per common share of O3 Mining (on a post-Consolidation (as defined below) basis), being the purchase price of subscription receipts issued under Chantrell’s CDN $18.2 million financing, and values the common shares of Alexandria at CDN $0.04 per share. The deemed purchase price of CDN $0.04 per common share of Alexandria represents a premium of approximately 18% over the five-day volume weighted average price (“VWAP“) and approximately 23% over the 20-day VWAP of common shares of Alexandria on the TSX Venture Exchange as of the close of trading on May 13, 2019.

Walter Henry, the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Alexandria commented: “This transaction will fold Alexandria’s key Val d’Or land package into O3 Mining’s exploration properties at an early stage of O3 Mining’s history. With its proven team of Québec explorers, strong balance sheet and available sources of funding, we believe that the O3 team will be able to apply their technical expertise to properly explore the Alexandria properties and maximize their long-term potential for all of O3 Mining’s stakeholders, including Alexandria’s current shareholders.”

Chantrell is also pleased to announce, further to its announcements dated February 20, 2019 and March 27, 2019, that it has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement with Osisko Mining dated May 14, 2019 (the “Osisko Arrangement Agreement“), pursuant to which, among other things, certain non-core assets of Osisko Mining will be transferred to Chantrell, resulting in the Reverse Take-Over of Chantrell by Osisko Mining, by way of a statutory plan of arrangement under Section 182 of the Business Corporations Act(Ontario).

See press releases of Chantrell dated February 20, 2019 entitled “Osisko Mining Inc. Announces Transaction to Spinout Non-Core Assets to Chantrell Ventures Corp.”and dated March 27, 2019 entitled “Osisko Mining Inc. – Chantrell Ventures Corp. Transaction Update”.

Alexandria Acquisition

On May 14, 2019, Chantrell and Alexandria entered into the Alexandria Arrangement Agreement pursuant to which, among other things, O3 Mining will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Alexandria pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement under Section 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act. Under the Alexandria Arrangement, Alexandria Shareholders (other than Alexandria Shareholders validly exercising their dissent rights, if any) will be entitled to receive 0.010309 common shares of O3 Mining (on a post-Consolidation basis) in exchange for each Alexandria share held immediately prior to the effective time of the Alexandria Arrangement.

Alexandria Approvals

Completion of the Alexandria Arrangement is subject to, among other things, (i) the closing of the Reverse Take-Over, (ii) approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, (iii) approval of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List), (iv) approval of the Alexandria Arrangement Resolution (as defined below), and (v) the satisfaction or waiver of certain other customary conditions for a transaction of this nature.

Alexandria Meeting

Shareholders of Alexandria will be asked to approve a special resolution to authorize the Alexandria Arrangement (the “Alexandria Arrangement Resolution“) at a special meeting of Alexandria Shareholders (the “Alexandria Meeting“). The requisite approval of the Alexandria Arrangement Resolution will be at least two-thirds (66⅔ percent) of the votes cast on the Alexandria Arrangement Resolution by the Alexandria Shareholders, voting as a single class, present in person or by proxy at the Alexandria Meeting.

The Alexandria Meeting is expected to be held in late June 2019 to consider the Alexandria Arrangement Resolution. A management information circular of Alexandria containing additional details about the Alexandria Arrangement will be mailed to Alexandria Shareholders in connection with the Alexandria Meeting.

Other Terms

The Alexandria Arrangement Agreement includes representations, warranties and covenants typical of a transaction of this nature, along with customary non-solicitation, right to match, and fiduciary provisions. In addition, Alexandria has agreed to pay a termination fee of CDN $875,000 to Chantrell if the Alexandria Arrangement Agreement is terminated in certain circumstances, including if Alexandria enters into an agreement with respect to a superior proposal or if the Board of Directors of Alexandria (the “Alexandria Board“) withdraws its recommendation with respect to the Alexandria Arrangement.

Completion of the Alexandria Arrangement is subject to a condition that Alexandria Shareholdersholding no more than 10% of the outstanding common shares of Alexandria will have exercised dissent rights in respect of the Alexandria Arrangement.

In connection with the Arrangement Agreement and the transactions contemplated therein, Chantrell and Alexandria have, among other things, agreed that: (i) Chantrell will cause Osisko to provide certain loan advances to Alexandria prior to the effective time of the Alexandria Arrangement; and (ii) the Alexandria Shareholders are expected to hold approximately 14.5% of the issued share capital of O3 Mining upon completion of both the Alexandria Arrangement and the Reverse Take-Over.

Separately, Alexandria terminated the proposed royalty sale that was announced on April 1, 2019 after Alexandria and the applicable third party failed to agree on terms and conditions necessary for the sale.

The Alexandria Board unanimously recommends that Alexandria Shareholders vote in favour of the resolution to approve the Alexandria Arrangement at the Alexandria Meeting. The recommendation of the Alexandria Board is supported by a fairness opinion by INFOR Financial Inc. to the effect that, as of the date of their opinion, and subject to the assumptions, limitations and qualifications set out in such opinion, the consideration to be received by Alexandria Shareholders pursuant to the Alexandria Arrangement is fair, from a financial point of view, to the Alexandria Shareholders.

Each director and officer of Alexandria has entered into a voting support agreement with Chantrell to, among other things, vote their common shares of Alexandria in favour of the Alexandria Arrangement and to otherwise support its completion of the Alexandria Arrangement,subject to the provisions of the voting support agreement.

The Alexandria Arrangement is expected to close in July 2019. The Alexandria Arrangement Agreement, which describes the full particulars of the Alexandria Arrangement, will be made available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under Alexandria’s issuer profile.

Reverse Take-Over by Osisko Mining

On May 14, 2019, Chantrell and Osisko Mining entered into the Osisko Arrangement Agreement pursuant to which, among other things,certain non-core assets of Osisko Mining will be transferred to Chantrell, resulting in theReverse Take-Over of Chantrell by Osisko Mining, by way of a statutory plan of arrangement under Section 182 of the Business Corporations Act(Ontario).

See press releases of Chantrell dated February 20, 2019 entitled “Osisko Mining Inc. Announces Transaction to Spinout Non-Core Assets to Chantrell Ventures Corp.”and dated March 27, 2019 entitled “Osisko Mining Inc. – Chantrell Ventures Corp. Transaction Update”.

The assets of Osisko Mining to be transferred to Chantrell pursuant to the Reverse Take-Over include: (i) the Marban deposit (located in Québec’s Abitibi gold mining district between Val-d’Or and Malartic); (ii) the Garrison deposit (located in the Larder Lake Mining Division in north east Ontario); (iii) certain other exploration properties and earn-in rights; and (iv) a portfolio of selected marketable securities (collectively, the “Transferred Assets“).

Pursuant to the Reverse Take-Over, Osisko Mining will transfer the Transferred Assets to Chantrell in exchange for an aggregate of 24,977,898 common shares of O3 Mining (after giving effect to the Consolidation). Each common share of Chantrell being issued in exchange for the Transferred Assets will have a deemed value of CDN $3.88 per share, as determined by the board of directors of Chantrell.

In connection with the Reverse Take-Over, Chantrell will also, among other things: (i) change its name to “O3 Mining Inc.” or such other name as may be acceptable to applicable regulatory authorities; (ii) replace all directors and officers of the Resulting Issuer; (iii) obtain conditional listing approval for the listing of the Resulting Issuer on the TSX Venture Exchange; (iv) consolidate the common shares of the Resulting Issuer on a 40:1 basis, subject to adjustment (the “Consolidation“); (v) continue from British Columbia to Ontario (the “Continuance“); and (vi) complete the conversion of the outstanding subscription receipts of Chantrell for the underlying securities.

The Reverse Take-Over was negotiated at arm’s length. Trading of Chantrell’s common shares has been halted pending further filings with the TSX Venture Exchange.

Chantrell may, from time to time, acquire further assets in exchange for common shares of Chantrell or cash prior to, or following the completion of, the Reverse Take-Over.

Chantrell Approvals

Completion of the Reverse Take-Over is subject to, among other things, (i) approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, (ii) approval of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List), (iii) approval by the shareholders of Chantrell (“Chantrell Shareholders“) of the RTO Resolution (as defined below) and certain other resolutions described below, and (iv) the satisfaction or waiver of certain other customary conditions for a transaction of this nature.

Chantrell Meeting

Chantrell Shareholders will be asked to approve special resolutions to, among other things, authorize the Reverse Take-Over (the “RTO Resolution“), the Continuance (the “Continuance Resolution“) and the Consolidation (the “Consolidation Resolution“) at a special meeting of Chantrell Shareholders (the “Chantrell Meeting“). The requisite approvals of the RTO Resolution, the Continuance Resolution and the Consolidation Resolution will, in each case, be at least two-thirds (66⅔ percent) of the votes cast on the RTO Resolution, the Continuance Resolution and the Consolidation Resolution, as the case may be, by the Chantrell Shareholders, voting as a single class, present in person or by proxy at the Chantrell Meeting.

Chantrell Shareholders who own or control, directly or indirectly, approximately 63.7% of the outstanding common shares of Chantrell have entered into a voting support agreement with Osisko Mining to, among other things, vote their common shares of Chantrell in favour of the resolutions described above, subject to the provisions of the voting support agreement.

The Chantrell Meeting is expected to be held in late June 2019 to, among other things, consider the RTO Resolution, the Continuance Resolution and the Consolidation Resolution. A management information circular of Chantrell containing additional details about the Reverse Take-Over, the Continuance, the Consolidation and the Alexandria Arrangement will be mailed to Chantrell Shareholders in connection with the Chantrell Meeting.

Other Terms

The Osisko Arrangement Agreement includes representations, warranties and covenants typical of a transaction of this nature, along with customary non-solicitation, right to match, and fiduciary provisions. In addition, Chantrell has agreed to pay a termination fee of CDN $3 million to Osisko Mining if the Osisko Arrangement Agreement is terminated in certain circumstances, including if Chantrell enters into an agreement with respect to a superior proposal or if the Board of Directors of Chantrell withdraws its recommendation with respect to the Reverse Take-Over. Osisko Mining has agreed to pay a termination fee of CDN $1 million to Chantrell if the Osisko Arrangement Agreement is terminated in certain circumstances.

Completion of the Reverse Take-Over is subject to a condition that Chantrell Shareholders holding no more than 5% of outstanding common shares of Chantrell will have exercised dissent rights in respect of the Reverse Take-Over.

The Osisko Arrangement Agreement, which describes the full particulars of the Reverse Take-Over, will be made available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under Chantrell’s issuer profile.

The Reverse Take-Over is expected to close in July 2019. The closing of the Reverse Take-Over is not conditional on the closing of the Alexandria Arrangement.

Advisors

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP is acting as Chantrell’s legal advisor. Cormark Securities Inc. has provided a fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Chantrell that the Alexandria Arrangement is fair, from a financial point of view, to the Chantrell Shareholders, subject to the assumptions, limitations and qualifications set out in such fairness opinion.

Sprott Capital Partners is acting as Alexandria’s financial advisor and Aird & Berlis LLP is acting as Alexandria’s legal advisor. As mentioned above,INFOR Financial Inc. was also engaged by the Alexandria Board as an independent financial advisor to provide an independent fairness opinion in respect of the Alexandria Arrangement.

Bennett Jones LLP is acting as Osisko Mining’s legal advisor.

About Chantrell Ventures Corp.

Chantrell’s mission is to enhance shareholder value through the acquisition and development of mining properties, with a bias towards gold projects in Ontario and Québec.

About Osisko Mining Inc.

Osisko is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious metal resource properties in Canada. Osisko holds a 100% interest in the high-grade Windfall Lake 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 the Urban Barry area and nearby Quévillon area (over 3,500 square kilometres).

 

 

About Alexandria Minerals Corporation

Alexandria Minerals Corporation is a Toronto-based junior gold exploration and development company with its strategic property located in the world-class mining district of Val d’Or, Québec. Alexandria’s focus is on its flagship property, the large Cadillac Break Property package in Val d’Or, which hosts important, near-surface, gold resources along the prolific, gold-producing Cadillac Break, all of which have significant growth potential.

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This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation that is based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. The information in this news release about the completion of the spin-out transaction and business combination described herein, the timing of the various shareholder meetings, the expected timing and contents of the management information circulars, the expecting timing of the closing of the spin-out transaction and business combination, and other forward-looking information includes but is not limited to information concerning: the intentions, plans and future actions of the companies participating in the transactions described herein (collectively the “Participating Companies”) and other information that is not historical facts.

Any statements that involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as “expects”, or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “forecasts”, “estimates”, “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 forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of the Participating Companies, at the time it was made, involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Participating Companies to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, risks relating to the completion of the transactions described herein; risks relating to property interests; the global economic climate; metal prices; dilution; ability of Chantrell to complete further acquisitions; 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, the Participating Companies cannot assure shareholders and prospective purchasers 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 the Participating Companies nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any such forward-looking information. The Participating Companies do 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.

For further information on Chantrell Ventures Corp., please contact:

Paul Parisotto
President, CEO and Director
(416) 874-1702

For further information on Osisko Mining Inc., please contact:

John Burzynski
President, CEO and Director
(416) 363-8653

For further information on Alexandria Minerals Corporation, please contact:

Walter Henry
Acting President and CEO
(416) 414-5825
info@azx.ca

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OSISKO INFILL 38.9 g/t Au OVER 13.7 METRES AT UNDERDOG

Infill Drilling Continues to Intersect High Grade

(Toronto, December 5, 2018) Osisko Mining Inc. (OSK:TSX. “Osisko” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to provide new infill drilling results from the ongoing drill definition and expansion program at its 100% owned Windfall Lake gold project located in the Abitibi greenstone belt, Urban Township, Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Québec.  The 800,000 metre drill program commenced in late 2015. The program is currently focussed on infill drilling within the main Windfall gold deposit and the adjacent Lynx deposit (located immediately NE of Windfall), exploration and expansion drilling on the main mineralized zones, and deep exploration in the central areas of the intrusive system. Significant new analytical results from 38 intercepts in 13 drill holes and 4 wedges focused on infill drilling are presented below.

Todays results were not included in the recent Lynx resource update (see Osisko news release dated November 27, 2018).  Highlights from new infill drilling results include: 161 g/t Au over 4.3 metres and 74.4 g/t Au over 2.0 metres in OSK-W-18-1768;  38.9 g/t Au over 13.7 metres and 27.7 g/t Au over 4.4 metres in OSK-W-18-1139-W1;  96.9 g/t Au over 2.6 metres and 32.0 g/t Au over 5.1 metres in OSK-W-18-1770; 16.9 g/t Au over 8.5 metres in OSK-W-18-1760;  53.0 g/t Au over 2.5 metres in OSK-W-18-1756 and 60.3 g/t Au over 2.0 metres in OSK-W-18-1765.  Maps showing hole locations and full analytical results are available at www.osiskomining.com

Hole Number From

(m)

To

(m)

Interval

(m)

Au (g/t)

uncut

Au (g/t)

cut to

100 g/t

Type Mineralized

zone

OSK-EAG-13-509 536.8 539.2 2.4 4.32 Infill Zone 27
OSK-W-18-1104-W1 446.0 448.0 2.0 6.52   Infill Lynx
including 446.3 446.6 0.3 41.8
OSK-W-18-1139-W1 696.0 698.3 2.3 26.4   Infill Underdog
including 697.0 697.8 0.8 54.9
  713.0 726.7 13.7 38.9 33.9 Infill Underdog
including 719.0 724.4 5.4 81.7 69.2
  768.7 771.0 2.3 47.8 45.2 Infill Underdog
including 768.7 769.7 1.0 106 100
  773.0 775.0 2.0 6.90   Infill Underdog
including 774.0 774.3 0.3 41.6
  790.0 794.4 4.4 27.7 26.8 Infill Underdog
including 791.2 792.7 1.5 72.1 69.3
OSK-W-18-1598-W1 511.0 513.0 2.0 51.5 46.5 Infill Lynx
OSK-W-18-1741-W1 483.1 485.4 2.3 14.0   Infill Lynx
including 484.4 484.8 0.4 73.4
OSK-W-18-1748 122.0 124.0 2.0 4.23   Infill Lynx
OSK-W-18-1756 169.5 172.0 2.5 53.0 31.9 Infill Lynx
including 170.2 170.6 0.4 232 100
  244.4 246.4 2.0 6.72   Infill Lynx
OSK-W-18-1759 218.0 220.0 2.0 3.80   Infill Lynx
OSK-W-18-1760 211.7 213.7 2.0 3.74   Infill Lynx
  220.0 228.5 8.5 16.9 13.3 Infill Lynx
OSK-W-18-1765 188.0 190.3 2.3 3.16   Infill Lynx
including 189.8 190.3 0.5 10.5
  203.0 205.0 2.0 9.84   Infill Lynx
including 204.0 205.0 1.0 19.5
  229.8 231.8 2.0 60.3 41.6 Infill Lynx
including 231.1 231.4 0.3 217 100
  249.4 251.8 2.4 7.41   Infill Lynx
including 250.2 250.9 0.7 24.7
OSK-W-18-1767 47.0 49.0 2.0 3.67   Infill Caribou
OSK-W-18-1768 202.5 204.5 2.0 3.65   Infill Lynx
including 202.5 202.8 0.3 23.2
  219.0 222.4 3.4 13.0   Infill Lynx
including 219.0 219.8 0.8 48.1
  261.0 263.0 2.0 4.49   Infill Lynx
  268.7 273.0 4.3 161 37.0 Infill Lynx
including 269.2 269.6 0.4 866 100
and 271.9 272.7 0.8 381 100
  283.0 285.5 2.5 22.1   Infill Lynx
including 284.1 284.7 0.6 85.2
  294.0 296.0 2.0 74.4 15.1 Infill Lynx
  330.3 332.6 2.3 8.06   Infill Lynx
including 332.2 332.6 0.4 22.0
OSK-W-18-1770 127.8 130.4 2.6 96.9 37.5 Infill Lynx
including 128.7 129.5 0.8 293 100
  172.0 175.0 3.0 11.1   Infill Lynx
including 172.0 173.5 1.5 22.1
  213.0 215.5 2.5 19.0   Infill Lynx
including 214.1 214.8 0.7 67.9
  246.8 249.0 2.2 30.2   Infill Lynx
including 247.2 248.0 0.8 82.8
  252.0 257.1 5.1 32.0 25.5 Infill Lynx
including 256.0 257.1 1.1 113 83.4
OSK-W-18-1771 276.8 279.0 2.2 6.83   Infill Caribou
including 277.4 278.0 0.6 24.2
OSK-W-18-1772 226.4 228.5 2.1 19.1   Infill Lynx
including 226.4 227.7 1.3 30.7
  274.2 276.3 2.1 31.3 24.0 Infill Lynx
including 275.5 275.8 0.3 151 100
  281.0 283.0 2.0 11.9   Infill Lynx
WST-18-0017 76.6 79.0 2.4 12.8   Infill Zone 27
including 76.6 77.2 0.6 45.1
WST-18-0024 25.7 28.1 2.4 26.5   Infill Mallard
Hole Number Azimuth (°) Dip

(°)

Length (m) UTM E UTM N Elevation

(m)

Section
OSK-EAG-13-509 330 -57 579 452523 5434658 403 2625
OSK-W-18-1104-W1 142 -50 501 453383 5435455 402 3775
OSK-W-18-1139-W1 333 -56 874 452474 5434469 401 2500
OSK-W-18-1598-W1 145 -51 546 453346 5435471 406 3750
OSK-W-18-1741-W1 144 -48 528 453328 5435466 406 3725
OSK-W-18-1748 301 -61 147 452908 5434835 390 3050
OSK-W-18-1756 330 -57 291 453358 5434956 397 3500
OSK-W-18-1759 331 -57 252 453323 5434955 397 3475
OSK-W-18-1760 332 -55 267 453358 5434956 397 3500
OSK-W-18-1765 333 -57 306 453359 5434955 397 3500
OSK-W-18-1767 329 -65 165 452578 5434902 405 2800
OSK-W-18-1768 332 -63 375 453429 5434977 396 3575
OSK-W-18-1770 335 -60 312 453306 5434954 398 3450
OSK-W-18-1771 334 -57 318 452475 5434526 402 2525
OSK-W-18-1772 331 -64 392 453429 5434977 396 3575
WST-18-0017 192 -6 177 452280 5434976 264 2575
WST-18-0024 170 -39 181 452280 5434976 264 2575

 

OSK-EAG-13-509 intersected 4.32 g/t Au over 2.4 metres in Zone 27. Mineralization consists of 3% disseminated pyrite and clusters in an andesite with moderate pervasive sericite alteration at the contact with a porphyritic felsic dike.

OSK-W-18-1104-W1 intersected 6.52 g/t Au over 2.0 metres in Lynx. Mineralization consists of up to 1% pyrite in quartz-carbonate crustiform veins and 7% pyrite stringers with pervasive silica flooding. The host is a strong silica and moderate sericite altered fragmental felsic intrusion.

OSK-W-18-1139-W1 intersected five intervals in Underdog: 26.4 g/t Au over 2.3 metres, 38.9 g/t Au over 13.7 metres, 47.8 g/t Au over 2.3 metres, 6.90 g/t Au over 2.0 metres and 27.7 g/t Au over 4.4 metres. The first interval contains up to 15% pyrite stringers within a strongly silicified and sericitized porphyritic felsic dike. The other four intervals all contain local visible gold and up to 7% pyrite within pervasive silica flooding hosted in a moderate to strong sericite and silica altered porphyritic felsic dike.

OSK-W-18-1598-W1 intersected 51.5 g/t Au over 2.0 metres in Lynx. Mineralization consists of local visible gold within pervasive silica flooding and 10% pyrite at the border of a quartz-tourmaline-carbonate crustiform vein. The host is a strong pervasive silica and moderate carbonate altered gabbro with tourmaline veins.

OSK-W-18-1741-W1 intersected 14.0 g/t Au over 2.3 metres in Lynx. Mineralization consists of local visible gold, 2% pyrite with tourmaline infilling fractures within pervasive silica flooding in a moderate to strong silica and sericite altered gabbro.

OSK-W-18-1748 intersected 4.23 g/t Au over 2.0 metres in Lynx. Mineralization consists of traces disseminated and stringer pyrite in a porphyritic felsic dike with tourmaline and moderate chlorite, sericite, silica and carbonate alteration.

OSK-W-18-1756 intersected 53.0 g/t Au over 2.5 metres and 6.72 g/t Au over 2.0 metres in Lynx. The first interval contains local visible gold, up to 8% disseminated pyrite or in stringers with tourmaline and trace chalcopyrite within a weak silica altered rhyolite with local strong carbonate alteration and breccia texture. The second interval contains 3% pyrite with pervasive silica flooding and quartz-tourmaline veinlets within a weak sericite altered rhyolite.

OSK-W-18-1759 intersected 3.80 g/t Au over 2.0 metres in Lynx. Mineralization consists of local visible gold and 7% pyrite with pervasive silica flooding hosted in a moderate sericite and silica altered rhyolite.

OSK-W-18-1760 intersected 3.74 g/t Au over 2.0 metres and 16.9 g/t Au over 8.5 metres in Lynx. The first interval contains 4% pyrite clusters and stringers, mostly as a stockwork within a moderate sericite, weak silica and fuchsite altered gabbro. The second interval contains local visible gold, up to 10% disseminated pyrite and 1% sphalerite within a strong pervasive silica and moderate sericite altered fragmental felsic intrusion.

OSK-W-18-1765 intersected four intervals in Lynx: 3.16 g/t Au over 2.3 metres, 9.84 g/t Au over 2.0 metres, 60.3 g/t Au over 2.0 metres and 7.41 g/t Au over 2.4 metres. The first and second intervals contain 1% pyrite stringers and 1% pyrite fragments in a sericitized porphyritic felsic intrusion. The third interval contains local visible gold and 4% pyrite with pervasive silica flooding within a strong silica, weak fuchsite and sericite altered porphyritic felsic dike. The fourth interval contains up to 5% pyrite stringers and quartz veins with pervasive silica flooding hosted in weak sericite altered rhyolite.

OSK-W-18-1767 intersected 3.67 g/t Au over 2.0 metres in Caribou.  Mineralization consists of 3% pyrite stringers and 1% pyrite clusters hosted in a sericite and silica altered porphyritic felsic intrusion.

OSK-W-18-1768 intersected seven intervals in Lynx: 3.65 g/t Au over 2.0 metres, 13.0 g/t Au over 3.4 metres, 4.49 g/t Au over 2.0 metres, 161 g/t Au over 4.3 metres, 22.1 g/t Au over 2.5 metres, 74.4 g/t Au over 2.0 metres and 8.06 g/t Au over 2.3 metres. The first interval contains up to 10% pyrite stringers at the contact between a weak fuchsite and sericite altered gabbro and a rhyolite. The second interval contains local visible gold, 1% disseminated and stringer pyrite and trace sphalerite within pervasive silica flooding located at the contact between a fuchsite altered gabbro and a sericitized rhyolite. The third interval contains trace pyrite-silica flooding and tourmaline veins within a strong sericite, moderate carbonate and silica altered porphyritic felsic intrusion. The fourth interval contains local visible gold with strong pervasive silica flooding and 1% pyrite stringers hosted in a silica altered porphyritic felsic dike. The fifth and sixth intervals contain local visible gold, 2% pyrite stringers and 1% disseminated pyrite within pervasive silica flooding and hosted in sericite, fuchsite and silica altered rhyolite. The last interval contains 1% disseminated pyrite and trace sphalerite with crustiform veins hosted in sericite, silica and fuchsite altered gabbro.

OSK-W-18-1770 intersected five intervals in Lynx: 96.9 g/t Au over 2.6 metres, 11.1 g/t Au over 3.0 metres, 19.0 g/t Au over 2.5 metres, 30.2 g/t Au over 2.2 metres and 32.0 g/t Au over 5.1 metres. The first interval contains traces of pyrite stringers within a sheared and sericite altered andesite. The second interval contains traces of pyrite fragments within a sericite altered gabbro. The third interval contains local visible gold and 5% disseminated pyrite within pervasive silica flooding and hosted in a strong biotite altered rhyolite. The fourth interval contains local visible gold and 3% disseminated pyrite with pervasive silica flooding and fuchsite alteration hosted in a strong silica, biotite and sericite altered rhyolite. The last interval contains local visible gold and up to 7% disseminated and stringer pyrite and with pervasive silica flooding hosted in a silica, fuchsite and biotite altered rhyolite.

OSK-W-18-1771 intersected 6.83 g/t Au over 2.2 metres in Caribou. Mineralization consists of 5% pyrite clusters and 5% disseminated pyrite within a strong fault zone hosted in a silicified and sericitized rhyolite.

OSK-W-18-1772 intersected three intervals in Lynx: 19.1 g/t Au over 2.1 metres, 31.3 g/t Au over 2.1 metres and 11.9 g/t Au over 2.0 metres. The first interval contains 1% pyrite stringers hosted in moderate silica and sericite altered rhyolite. The second interval contains 1% disseminated and stringer pyrite and up to 2% sphalerite with pervasive silica flooding hosted at a sericite, silica and fuchsite altered contact between a felsic intrusion and a rhyolite. The third interval contains 1% disseminated and clustered pyrite and ptygmatic tourmaline veins within a moderate sericite, carbonates and fuchsite altered rhyolite.

WST-18-0017 intersected 12.8 g/t Au over 2.4 metres in Zone 27. Mineralization consists of 1% disseminated pyrite and stringers within a moderate sericite and silica altered andesite.

WST-18-0024 intersected 26.5 g/t Au over 2.4 metres in Mallard. Mineralization consists of disseminated pyrite with a crustiform vein hosted in weak sericite altered andesite.

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), Project Manager of Osisko’s 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”).

Quality Control and Reporting Protocols

True width determination is estimated at 65-80% 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 3.0 g/t Au diluted over core lengths of at least 2.0 metres. All NQ core assays reported 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, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Sudbury, Ontario or Vancouver, British Colombia, or (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 an Aqua Regia-ICP-AES 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 Lake Gold Deposit

The Windfall Lake gold deposit is located between Val-d’Or and Chibougamau in the Abitibi region of Québec, Canada. The mineral resource defined by Osisko, as disclosed in the Windfall Lake Technical Report (as defined below) and November 27, 2018 Lynx resource update, comprises 2,874,000 tonnes at 8.17 g/t Au (754,000 ounces) in the indicated mineral resource category and 10,352,000 tonnes at 7.11 g/t Au (2,366,000 ounces) in the inferred mineral resource category. For details regarding the key assumptions, parameters and methods used to estimate the mineral resources presented in respect of the Windfall Lake gold project, please see the technical report entitled “Technical Report and Mineral Resource Estimate for the Windfall Lake Project, Windfall Lake and Urban-Barry Properties” and dated June 12, 2018 (effective date of May 14, 2018), which has been prepared by InnovExplo Inc. from Val-d’Or, Québec (the “Windfall Lake Technical Report”) and the press release “Osisko Releases Mineral Resource Update for Lynx” dated November 27, 2018, which has been prepared by Osisko and reviewed and approved by Micon International, Ltd. from Toronto, Ontario. The Windfall Lake Technical Report and press release are available on Osisko’s website at www.osiskomining.com and on SEDAR under Osisko’s issuer profile at www.sedar.com. The Windfall Lake gold deposit is currently one of the highest grade resource-stage gold projects in Canada. Mineralization occurs in four principal zones: Lynx, Zone 27, Caribou and Underdog. All zones comprise sub-vertical lenses following intrusive porphyry contacts plunging to the northeast. The deposit is well defined from surface to a depth of 900 metres and remains open along strike and at depth. Mineralization has been identified 30 metres from surface in some areas and as deep as 2,000 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 precious metal resource properties in Canada. Osisko holds a 100% interest in the high-grade Windfall Lake 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 the Urban Barry area and nearby Quevillon area (over 3,300 square kilometres), a 100% interest in the Marban project located in the heart of Québec’s prolific Abitibi gold mining district, and properties in the Larder Lake Mining Division in northeast Ontario, including the Garrison property. The Corporation also holds interests and options in a number of additional properties in northern Québec and Ontario.

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. The information in this news release about the Windfall Lake gold deposit being one of the highest grade resource-stage gold projects in Canada; the significance of results from the new infill drilling and ongoing drill definition and expansion program at the Windfall Lake gold project; the significance of assay results presented in this news release; the deposit remaining open along strike and at depth; potential depth extensions of the mineralized zones down-plunge and at depth; the actual mineralization of local visible gold; the current 800,000 metre drill program; the type of drilling included in the drill program; potential mineralization; the potential to extend mineralization up and down-plunge and at depth at the Windfall Lake gold deposit; the ability to realize upon any mineralization in a manner that is economic; the ability to complete any proposed exploration activities and the results of such activities, including the continuity or extension of any mineralization; and any other information herein that is not a historical fact may be “forward-looking information”. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to 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”, “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 forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of the Corporation at the time such assumptions and estimates were made, and involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Osisko to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. 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 drilling; property interests in the Windfall Lake gold project; the ability of the Corporation to obtain required approvals and complete transactions on terms announced; 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.

 

For further information please contact:

John Burzynski
President and Chief Executive Officer

Telephone: (416) 363-8653

OSISKO MINING ANNOUNCES INCREASE TO PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED BOUGHT DEAL PRIVATE PLACEMENT

Upsized Offering to Include 2,647,000 Common Shares and, as initially announced, 26,176,471 Flow-Through Shares for Aggregate Gross Proceeds of $72.5 million

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. 

(Toronto, August 16, 2018) – Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX:OSK) (“Osisko” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that it has amended its agreement dated August 15, 2018 with Canaccord Genuity Corp., on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters (collectively, the “Underwriters”) in relation to its previously announced two- tranche “bought deal” private placement of 26,176,471 common shares of the Corporation that will qualify as “flow-through shares” (within the meaning of subsection 66(15) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and, in relation to the first tranche of “flow-through shares”, section 359.1 of the Taxation Act (Québec)) for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $68 million (the “Offering”).

The Offering has been amended to include an additional 2,647,000 common shares of the Corporation (the “Common Shares”) at a price of $1.70 per Common Share for additional gross proceeds of approximately $4.5 million. The terms of the previously announced two-tranche private placement financing of “flow-through shares” remain unchanged.

In addition, the Underwriters will have the option, exercisable in whole or in part at any time prior to the closing of the Offering, to increase the size of the Offering of the Common Shares by up to an additional 1,176,000 Common Shares at a price of $1.70 per Common Share for additional gross proceeds of approximately $2.0 million.

The Offering is expected to close on or about September 18, 2018 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the applicable securities regulatory authorities. The securities to be issued under the Offering will be subject to a hold period in Canada expiring four months and one day from the closing date of the Offering.

The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Osisko Mining Inc.

Osisko is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition. exploration. and development of precious metal resource properties in Canada. Osisko holds a 100% 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 Quevillon area (over 3,300 square kilometres), a 100% interest in the Marban project located in the heart of Québec’s prolific Abitibi gold mining district, and properties in the Larder Lake Mining Division in northeast Ontario, including the Jonpol and Garrcon deposits on the Garrison property. The Corporation also holds interests and options in a number of additional properties in northern Québec and Ontario.

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 and projections as at the date of this news release. The information in this news release about the Offering; the use of the proceeds from the Offering; the jurisdictions in which the securities will be offered or sold; the number of securities offered or sold; the size of the Offering; the timing and ability of the Corporation to close the Offering, if at all; the timing and ability of the Corporation to satisfy the customary listing conditions of the Toronto Stock Exchange, if at all; the timing and ability of the Corporation to obtain all necessary approvals; the tax treatment of the securities issued under the Offering under the Income Tax Act (Canada) and Taxation Act (Québec); and any other information herein that is not a historical fact may be “forward-looking information”. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as “expects”, or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “forecasts”, “estimates”, “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 forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of Osisko, at the time it was made, involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Osisko to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, risks relating to the Offering; volatility in the trading price of common shares of the Corporation; risks relating to the ability of the Corporation to obtain required approvals, complete definitive documentation and complete the Offering; the ability of Osisko to complete further exploration activities, including drilling; property interests; the results of exploration activities; risks relating to mining activities; the global economic climate; metal prices; dilution; environmental risks; changes in the tax and regulatory regime; 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 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.

For further information please contact:

John Burzynski
President and Chief Executive Officer Telephone: (416) 363-8653

OSISKO MINING ANNOUNCES $68 MILLION “BOUGHT DEAL” PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF FLOW-THROUGH SHARES

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES

(Toronto, August 15, 2018) – Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX:OSK) (“Osisko” or the “Corporation“) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and including Haywood Securities Inc., Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. and National Bank Financial Inc. (collectively, the “Underwriters“) in connection with a “bought deal” private placement financing (the “Offering“) of an aggregate of 26,176,471 common shares of the Corporation that will qualify as “flow-through shares” (within the meaning of subsection 66(15) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and, in relation to FT Tranche One (as defined herein), section 359.1 of the Taxation Act (Québec)) (collectively, the “Flow-Through Shares“).

The Flow-Through Shares will be issued in two tranches:

  • Tranche 1 will consist of 14,035,088 Flow-Through Shares to be issued at a price of $2.85 to residents of Québec (“FT Tranche One“) for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $40 million.
  • Tranche 2 will consist of 12,141,383 Flow-Through Shares to be issued at a price of $2.30 to residents outside of Québec (“FT Tranche Two“) for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $28 million.

The gross proceeds from the issue and sale of the Flow-Through Shares will be used by the Corporation to incur eligible “Canadian exploration expenses” that will qualify as “flow-through mining expenditures” as such terms are defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “Qualifying Expenditures“) related to the Corporation’s projects in Québec on or before December 31, 2019. All Qualifying Expenditures will be renounced in favour of the subscribers of the Flow-Through Shares effective December 31, 2018.

The Offering is expected to close on or about September 18, 2018 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the applicable securities regulatory authorities. The Flow-Through Shares to be issued under the Offering will be subject to a hold period in Canada expiring four months and one day from the closing date of the Offering.

The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Osisko Mining Inc.

Osisko is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition. exploration. and development of precious metal resource properties in Canada. Osisko holds a 100% 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 Quevillon area (over 3,300 square kilometres), a 100% interest in the Marban project located in the heart of Québec’s prolific Abitibi gold mining district, and properties in the Larder Lake Mining Division in northeast Ontario, including the Jonpol and Garrcon deposits on the Garrison property. The Corporation also holds interests and options in a number of additional properties in northern Québec and Ontario.

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 and projections as at the date of this news release. The information in this news release about the Offering; the use of the proceeds from the Offering; the jurisdictions in which the Flow-Through Shares will be offered or sold; the number of Flow-Through Shares offered or sold; the size of the Offering; the timing and ability of the Corporation to close the Offering, if at all; the timing and ability of the Corporation to satisfy the customary listing conditions of the Toronto Stock Exchange, if at all; the timing and ability of the Corporation to obtain all necessary approvals; the tax treatment of the securites issued under the Offerering under the Income Tax Act (Canada) and Taxation Act (Québec); the timing to renounce all Qualifying Expenditures in favour of the subscribers, if at all; and any other information herein that is not a historical fact may be “forward-looking information”. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as “expects”, or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “forecasts”, “estimates”, “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 forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of Osisko, at the time it was made, involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Osisko to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, risks relating to the Offering; volatility in the trading price of common shares of the Corporation; risks relating to the ability of the Corporation to obtain required approvals, complete definitive documentation and complete the Offering; the ability of Osisko to complete further exploration activities, including drilling; property interests; the results of exploration activities; risks relating to mining activities; the global economic climate; metal prices; dilution; environmental risks; changes in the tax and regulatory regime; 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 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.

 

For further information please contact:

John Burzynski
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (416) 363-8653

OSISKO MINING TO ACQUIRE BEAUFIELD RESOURCES

Beaufield

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES

Toronto, Ontario (August 14, 2018) – Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX: OSK) (“Osisko”) and Beaufield Resources Inc. (TSX-V: BFD) (“Beaufield”) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement dated August 14, 2018 (the “Arrangement Agreement”) pursuant to which Osisko has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Beaufield (collectively, the “Beaufield Shares” and each whole share, a “Beaufield Share”) which it does not already own (the “Acquisition”). The Acquisition is expected to be completed by way of a statutory plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “Arrangement”).

John Burzynski, President and Chief Executive Officer of Osisko, stated: “We are very pleased to announce today’s proposed transaction with Beaufield. By joining Osisko in our large scale exploration and development program at Windfall, Beaufield Shareholders have the opportunity to capitalize on the strong premium offered today and to benefit from the future growth of our project.”

Ron Stewart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Beaufield, stated: “We are very pleased to be joining forces with Osisko, which continues to demonstrate its leadership and strength in advancing its portfolio of resource projects including the flagship Windfall district. We believe the combination of our projects will provide benefit to the shareholders of both companies and look forward to participating in the future success of Osisko.”

Particulars of the Transaction

Under the terms of the Arrangement Agreement, holders of Beaufield Shares (“Beaufield Shareholders”) will be entitled to receive 0.0482 of a common share of Osisko (each whole share, an “Osisko Share”) in exchange for each Beaufield Share held immediately prior to the effective time of the Arrangement, representing an implied offer price of $0.082 per Beaufield Share based on Osisko’s closing price as of August 14, 2018 and a premium of approximately 54% based on the 20-day volume weighted average price of both companies’ common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, as the case may be, on August 14, 2018 (being the last trading day prior to the announcement of the Arrangement).

The Arrangement will require the approval of Beaufield Shareholders at a special meeting expected to take place in October 2018 (the “Beaufield Meeting”). In order to become effective, the Arrangement must be approved at the Beaufield Meeting by (i) at least 66⅔ percent of the votes cast by Beaufield Shareholders, and (ii) a simple majority of the votes cast by Beaufield Shareholders after excluding any Beaufield Shares held by any “interested party” or “related party” of an “interested party” (as such terms are defined in Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Shareholders in Special Transactions). Directors and officers of Beaufield and certain Beaufield Shareholders holding approximately 7.5% of the issued and outstanding Beaufield Shares have entered into voting and support agreements with Osisko in support of the Arrangement. The board of directors of Beaufield, on the recommendation of its independent special committee, has unanimously approved the Arrangement and will recommend that Beaufield Shareholders vote FOR the Arrangement.

The Arrangement Agreement includes representations, warranties and covenants typical of a transaction of this nature, including with respect to non-solicitation, a right to match, and a fiduciary-out. In addition, Beaufield has agreed to pay a termination fee to Osisko upon the occurrence of certain events. The Arrangement Agreement, which describes the full particulars of the Arrangement, will be made available on SEDAR under the issuer profile of Beaufield at www.sedar.com.

Full particulars of the Arrangement will also be included in a management information circular of Beaufield describing the matters to be considered at the Beaufield Meeting, which is expected to be mailed to the Beaufield Shareholders in September 2018 and made available on SEDAR under the issuer profile of Beaufield at www.sedar.com.

The distribution of the Osisko Shares in connection with the Arrangement (as defined herein) will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933.

Advisors and Counsel

Eight Capital has acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Beaufield. Eight Capital has provided a fairness opinion to the special committee of the board of directors of Beaufield that, based upon and subject to certain assumptions, limitations and qualifications in the opinion, the consideration being offered by Osisko in respect of the Arrangement is fair, from a financial point of view, to Beaufield Shareholders. Lavery, de Billy, L.L.P. is acting as legal counsel to Beaufield.

Maxit Capital LP has acted as the exclusive financial advisor of Osisko. Bennett Jones LLP is acting as legal counsel to Osisko.

About Osisko Mining Inc.

Osisko is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious metal resource properties in Canada. Osisko holds a 100% in the high-grade Windfall Lake 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 Quevillon area (over 3,300 square kilometres), a 100% interest in the Marban project located in the heart of Québec’s prolific Abitibi gold mining district, and properties in the Larder Lake Mining Division in northeast Ontario, including the Jonpol and Garrcon deposits on the Garrison property, the Buffonta past producing mine and the Gold Pike mine property. The Corporation also holds interests and options in a number of additional properties in northern Québec and Ontario.

For further information about Osisko please contact:
John Burzynski
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (416) 363-8653

About Beaufield Resources Inc.

Beaufield is a mineral exploration company with its exploration activity focused in Québec and Ontario. Please refer to Beaufield’s website at www.beaufield.com to view the Beaufield’s properties in Urban, Eléonore-Opinaca, Tortigny, Hemlo and Launay.

For further information about Beaufield please contact:
Ronald Stewart
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (647) 409 0293

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” (collectively, “forward-looking statements“) within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as “expects”, or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “forecasts”, “estimates”, “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 statements. In this news release, forward-looking statements relate, among other things, to: the anticipated benefits of the Arrangement to Osisko, Beaufield and their respective shareholders; the exchange ratio and value of the Osisko Shares being delivered as arrangement consideration; the timing and receipt (if at all) of the required shareholder, court, stock exchange and regulatory approvals for the Arrangement; the timing and ability (if at all) of Osisko and Beaufield to satisfy the conditions precedent to completing the Arrangement; the anticipated timing to mail the management information circular to the Beaufield Shareholders and hold the Beaufield Meeting; the closing of the Arrangement (if at all); the length of the current market cycle and requirements for an issuer to survive in the current market cycle; future growth potential of Osisko and Beaufield and their respective business; and future mine development plans.

These forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of Osisko and Beaufield, as the case may be, at the time such statements were made. Actual future results may differ materially as forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Osisko or Beaufield, as the case may be, to materially differ from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors, among other things, include: satisfaction or waiver of all applicable conditions to closing of the Arrangement (including receipt of all necessary shareholder, court, stock exchange and regulatory approvals or consents and the absence of material changes with respect to the parties and their respective businesses, all as more particularly set forth in the Arrangement Agreement); the synergies expected from the Arrangement not being realized; business integration risks; fluctuations in general macroeconomic conditions; fluctuations in securities markets and the market price of Osisko Shares and Beaufield Shares; fluctuations in spot and forward prices of gold, silver, base metals or certain other commodities; fluctuations in currency markets (such as the Canadian dollar to United States dollar exchange rate); change in national and local government, legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments; risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining (including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations pressures, cave-ins and flooding); inability to obtain adequate insurance to cover risks and hazards; the presence of laws and regulations that may impose restrictions on mining; employee relations; relationships with and claims by local communities and indigenous populations; availability of increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development (including the risks of obtaining necessary licenses, permits and approvals from government authorities); and title to properties. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management of Beaufield and/or Osisko, as the case may be, believes, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, Beaufield and/or Osisko, as the case may be, cannot assure shareholders that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking statements, as there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.

Readers should not place undue reliance on the forwardlooking statements and information contained in this news release. Except as required by law, Beaufield and Osisko assume no obligation to update the forwardlooking statements of beliefs, opinions, projections, or other factors, should they change, except as required by law.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved of the information contained herein.

OSISKO DEEP DRILLING GOLD DISCOVERY AT WINDFALL

650 Metres Down Plunge From Triple 8 Discovery Hole
22.4 g/t Au Over 3.4 Metres

(Toronto, August 7, 2018)  Osisko Mining Inc. (OSK:TSX. “Osisko” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to provide new results from the ongoing deep-hole exploration program at its 100% owned Windfall Lake gold project located in the Abitibi greenstone belt, Urban Township, Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Québec.

 

In May 2018 Osisko commenced two deep exploration drill holes (“Deep Underdog” and “Deep Lynx”) to investigate the potential for depth extensions of the Lynx and Underdog mineralized zones, as well as to further test the intrusion-related geological model for the Windfall deposit at depths of approximately 2500 metres from surface.  Drilling on the Deep Lynx hole is still in progress, and wedge holes for both Deep Lynx and Deep Underdog are planned.

 

Following the discovery of Triple 8 Zone in the “Deep Underdog” hole (as disclosed in Osisko’s news release dated July 11, 2018), the down-plunge projection of the gold mineralized structure was interpreted to lie in the path of the “Deep Lynx” hole, OSK-W-18-1616-W1, at target depth of approximately 1950 meters downhole. Alteration and mineralization related to the new intersection occurs in the Deep Lynx hole between 1985.1 metres and 1991.5 metres downhole (approximately 1900 metres vertical depth from surface), including two intervals containing visible gold.  Maps and sections showing the location of the Deep Lynx drill hole and the new mineralized zone are provided on the Corporation’s website.

 

The new gold bearing zone appears to be sub-vertical and has an estimated true thickness of 2.5 metres. Mineralization occurs as up to 12% pyrite stringers, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite and local visible gold associated with minor quartz-carbonate veins. The hosting andesite is bleached, with sericite alteration and is crosscut by metre scale felsic porphyritic dike. Exact geometries and relationship to the Triple 8 discovery is currently unknown.  Drilling in the Deep Lynx hole is still in progress.  Wedge holes are being planned to further investigate the new mineralized zone.

 

Osisko President and CEO John Burzynski commented: “We are very pleased with the continuing success of our deep hole exploration program at Windfall.  Our geological model is predicting where to find new extensions of our deposit, and our extensive drill program is key in defining what we believe is a World Class gold system.  We are currently planning wedge holes for the Triple 8 discovery area and this new potential extension to better understand the geometry of the gold mineralization in this exciting discovery.”

 

Today’s results include only partial significant analytical results from hole OSK-W-18-1616-W1. Maps showing hole locations and full analytical results are available at www.osiskomining.com.

 

Hole No. From

(m)

To

(m)

Interval

(m)

Au (g/t)

uncut

Au (g/t)

cut to

100 g/t

Mineralized Area
OSK-W-18-1616-W1 1985.1 1988.5 3.4 22.4 18.9 TBD
including 1987.1 1987.7 0.6 120 100

 

Note:    True widths are estimated at 65 – 80% of the reported core length interval.  See “Quality Control and Reporting Protocols” below.

 

 

Hole Number Azimuth (°) Dip (°) Length (m) UTM E UTM N Section
OSK-W-18-1616-W1 40 -85 in progress 454135 5435060 4225E

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), Project Manager of Osisko’s 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”).

 

Quality Control and Reporting Protocols

True width determination is currently unknown but is estimated at 65-80% 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 3.0 g/t Au diluted over core lengths of at least 2.0 metres. All NQ core assays reported 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, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Sudbury, Ontario or Vancouver, British Colombia, or (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 an Aqua Regia-ICP-AES 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 Lake Gold Deposit

The Windfall Lake gold deposit is located between Val-d’Or and Chibougamau in the Abitibi region of Québec, Canada. The mineral resource defined by Osisko, as disclosed in the Windfall Lake Technical Report (as defined below), comprises 2,382,000 tonnes at 7.85 g/t Au (601,000 ounces) in the indicated mineral resource category and 10,605,000 tonnes at 6.70 g/t Au (2,284,000 ounces) in the inferred mineral resource category. For details regarding the key assumptions, parameters and methods used to estimate the mineral resources presented in respect of the Windfall Lake gold project, please see the technical report entitled “Technical Report and Mineral Resource Estimate for the Windfall Lake Project, Windfall Lake and Urban-Barry Properties” and dated June 12, 2018 (effective date of May 14, 2018), which has been prepared by InnovExplo Inc. from Val-d’Or, Québec (the “Windfall Lake Technical Report”). The Windfall Lake Technical Report is available on Osisko’s website at www.osiskomining.com and on SEDAR under Osisko’s issuer profile at www.sedar.com). The Windfall Lake gold deposit is currently one of the highest grade resource-stage gold projects in Canada. Mineralization occurs in four principal zones: Lynx, Zone 27, Caribou and Underdog. All zones comprise sub-vertical lenses following intrusive porphyry contacts plunging to the northeast. The deposit is well defined from surface to a depth of 900 metres and remains open along strike and at depth. Mineralization has been identified only 30 metres from surface in some areas and as deep as 1,200 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 precious metal resource properties in Canada. Osisko holds a 100% in the high-grade Windfall Lake 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 Quevillon area (over 3,300 square kilometres), a 100% interest in the Marban project located in the heart of Québec’s prolific Abitibi gold mining district, and properties in the Larder Lake Mining Division in northeast Ontario, including the Jonpol and Garrcon deposits on the Garrison property, the Buffonta past producing mine and the Gold Pike mine property. The Corporation also holds interests and options in a number of additional properties in northern Québec and Ontario.

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. The information in this news release about the Windfall Lake gold deposit being one of the highest grade resource-stage gold projects in Canada; the Windfall Lake gold deposit being a world-class gold system; the significance of new results from the ongoing deep-hole drill/exploration program at the Windfall Lake gold project; the significance of assay results presented in this news release; potential depth extensions of the Lynx and Underdog mineralized zones; the potential, if any of the Deep Underdog and Deep Lynx zones; the type and extend of drilling on the Deep Underdog and Deep Lynx zones, including planned wedge holes; the success of Osisko’s deep-hole drill/exploration program at the Windfall Lake gold project, if any; the down-plunge projection of the gold mineralized structures; the current 800,000 metre drill program; the type of drilling included in the drill program; potential mineralization; the potential to extend mineralization up and down-plunge and at depth at the Windfall Lake gold deposit; the ability to realize upon any mineralization in a manner that is economic; the ability to complete any proposed exploration activities and the results of such activities, including the continuity or extension of any mineralization; and any other information herein that is not a historical fact may be “forward-looking information”. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to 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”, “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 forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of the Corporation at the time such assumptions and estimates were made, and involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Osisko to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. 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 drilling; property interests in the Windfall Lake gold project; the ability of the Corporation to obtain required approvals and complete transactions on terms announced; 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.

 

For further information please contact:

John Burzynski
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (416) 363-8653

 

OSISKO FILES PEA TECHNICAL REPORT FOR WINDFALL PROJECT

(Toronto, August 1, 2018)  Osisko Mining Inc. (OSK:TSX. “Osisko” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce the filing of an independent preliminary economic assessment technical report on its Windfall project, which has been prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. The technical report, entitled “Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Windfall Lake Project, Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Québec, Canada” and dated August 1, 2018 (effective date of July 12, 2018), has been prepared for Osisko by BBA Inc., InnovExplo Inc., Golder Associates Ltd., WSP Canada Inc. and SNC-Lavalin Stavibel Inc. (the “Windfall PEA“). The Windfall PEA is available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under Osisko’s issuer profile.

 

Osisko’s news release dated July 17, 2018 (entitled “Osisko Delivers Positive PEA for Windfall project”) summarized certain key results, assumptions and estimates contained in the Windfall PEA. The Corporation is pleased to report that there are no material differences between the key results, assumptions and estimates contained in the Windfall PEA and Osisko’s news release dated July 17, 2018.

 

About Osisko Mining Inc.

Osisko is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition. exploration. and development of precious metal resource properties in Canada. Osisko holds a 100% 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 Quevillon area (over 3,300 square kilometres), a 100% interest in the Marban project located in the heart of Québec’s prolific Abitibi gold mining district, and properties in the Larder Lake Mining Division in northeast Ontario, including the Jonpol and Garrcon deposits on the Garrison property. The Corporation also holds interests and options in a number of additional properties in northern Québec and Ontario. 

 

Cautionary Statement Regarding Technical information

Readers are cautioned that the Windfall PEA is preliminary in nature and includes inferred mineral resources that are too speculative geologically to have economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorize as mineral reserves. There is no certainty that the results, assumptions or estimates in the Windfall PEA will be realized. Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.

For further information please contact:
John Burzynski
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (416) 363-8653