Osisko Mining Announces Major Land Acquisition In Lebel-Sur-Quevillon Area, Quebec
(Montréal, March 6, 2017). Osisko Mining Inc. (OSK:TSX, “Osisko” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired though staking a significant land position in the Lebel-sur Quévillon area of the Abibiti Greenstone Belt of Quebec, located approximately 110 kilometers west of the Windfall Lake project. Map staking of 2942 claims was recently completed and resulted in the acquisition of a large land package covering 157,000 hectares (157 sq. km).
The land position of the Quévillon area covers volcano-sedimentary Archean greenstones that host a number of know gold showings and porphyry igneous intrusions that are of strong exploration interest to the company.
“The acquisition of the Quévillon land package to the west of Windfall strengthens our position in this region and is consistent with our strategy of controlling significant land positions in the Abitibi where we believe Osisko will unlock the exploration potential and develop the next generation of Canadian gold mines.” said John Burzynski, Osiskos President and Chief Executive Officer.
The scientific and technical content of this press release has been reviewed by Mr. Mathieu Savard, P.Geo. Vice President Exploration for Osisko Mining Inc. in Québec, Qualified Person as defined by National Instruments 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
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-dOr and Chibougamau in Québec and holds a 100% undivided interest in a large area of claims in the surrounding Urban Barry area (82,400 hectares), a 100% interest in the Marban project located in the heart of Québecs 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 Ontario. Osisko continues to be well financed with approximately $200 million in cash and investments.
Cautionary Statements Regarding Technical Information
Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. The estimate of mineral resources may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, socio-political, marketing or other relevant issues. In particular, the quantity and grade of reported inferred mineral resources in the estimates referenced in this press release are uncertain in nature and there is insufficient exploration to define these inferred mineral resources as an indicated or measured mineral resource in all cases. It is uncertain in all cases whether further exploration will result in upgrading the inferred mineral resources to an indicated or measured mineral resource category.
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