02 Pr Projects 2.001

Windfall

The Windfall property is 100% owned by Osisko Mining Inc. and consists of 286 individual claims covering an aggregate area of 12,523 hectares. The Windfall project, located in the Abitibi greenstone belt, Urban Township, Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Québec, Canada is 700 kilometres north-northwest of Montréal, 200 kilometres northeast of Val-d’Or and 115 kilometres east of Lebel-sur-Quévillon. The Windfall project falls within the traditional territory of the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi.

Figure 1: Map showing the location of the Windfall project.

 

Key Facts

Windfall is a world-class gold deposit located in the Eeyou-Itschee James Bay territory of Quebec, Canada.

3,2 M oz Au 9,472 Mt at 10.5 g/t Au (measured and indicated) Mineral Resource Estimate
3,6 M oz Au 13,035 Mt at 8.6 g/t Au (inferred) Mineral Resource Estimate
125 km² PROJECT AREA
26% Zone 27 positively reconciled bulk sample
89% Lynx Zone positively reconciled bulk sample
1,672,702 m Current Drilling Program
3,467 m Longest drillhole in Canada

PEA Highlights

  • First 7 years of full production: 300,000 oz Au per year average, 8.1 g/t Au average diluted grade
  • Peak recovery of 328,000 oz Au in year 6; average production over 18 year life of mine (“LOM”) of 238,000 oz Au per year (based on MRE database as of November 2020)*
  • 50.6% Pre-Tax Internal Rate of Return (“IRR”), 39.3% After-Tax IRR; C$2.6 Billion Pre-Tax Net Present Value (“NPV”), C$1.5 Billion After-Tax NPV; After-Tax Payback Period 2.2 years from start of production
  • Average annual after-tax free cash flow of C$253 Million in the first seven years of full production (C$1.8 Billion cumulative), cumulative LOM after-tax free cash flow of C$2.6 Billion
  • AISC of US$610/oz Au
  • Capital expenditure (“Capex”) of C$544 Million (includes power line construction and C$55 Million as contingency in direct and indirect costs), NPV/Capex ratio of 2.7
  • PEA assumes 3,100 tonnes per day (“tpd”) milling operation
  • Average gold recovery of 94.8%; total operating cost of C$122/tonne
  • Windfall will generate over C$8.2 Billion of gross revenue and C$1.7 Billion in taxes
  • Creation of approximately 400 direct jobs and 200 indirect jobs during operation, over 500 jobs during construction

 

*The 2021 PEA relates to a prior MRE on Windfall and, accordingly is not a current technical report and has been superseded by the 2022 MRE as the current technical report on Windfall for purposes of NI 43-101.

 

**Cautionary Statement – The reader is advised that the PEA summarized in the website is intended to provide only an initial, high-level review of the project potential and design options. The PEA mine plan and economic model include numerous assumptions and the use of inferred mineral resources. Inferred mineral resources are considered to be too speculative to be used in an economic analysis except as allowed for by NI 43-101 in PEA studies. There is no guarantee that inferred mineral resources can be converted to indicated or measured mineral resources, and as such, there is no guarantee the project economics described herein will be achieved.

 

***Key results, assumptions and estimates contained in the technical report, entitled “Preliminary Economic Assessment Update for the Windfall Project” (the “Windfall PEA”) and dated April 26, 2021 (effective date of April 6, 2021), that has been prepared for Osisko by BBA Inc. with the assistance of a number of specialized consultants, including Andrieux & Associates Geomechanics Consulting LP, Entech Mining Ltd., GCM Consultants, Golder Associates Ltd., and WSP Canada Inc. The Windfall PEA is available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under Osisko’s issuer profile.

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08/08/2018OSISKO DEEP DRILLING GOLD DISCOVERY AT WINDFALL, 07/08/2018OSISKO INFILL DRILLING CONFIRMING HIGH-GRADE MINERALIZATION AT WINDFALL, 25/07/2018OSISKO DEEP DRILLING GOLD DISCOVERY AT WINDFALL NEW WIDE HIGH-GRADE TRIPLE 8 ZONE 20.4 G/T AU OVER 28.3 METRES INCLUDING 44.5 G/T OVER 10.0 METRES, 81.1 G/T OVER 4.0 METRES, 18/07/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 20.0 G/T AU OVER 8.7 METRES AT WINDFALL, 12/06/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 97.6 G/T AU OVER 3.3 METRES AT LYNX, 07/06/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 34.3 G/T AU OVER 4.5 METRES AT WINDFALL, 01/05/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 115 G/T AU OVER 8.4 METRES AT LYNX, 26/04/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 41.2 G/T AU OVER 3.5 METRES AT WINDFALL, 19/04/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 68.5 G/T AU OVER 2.9 METRES AT LYNX, 17/04/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 40.8 G/T AU OVER 4.1 METRES AT WINDFALL, 10/04/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 403 G/T AU OVER 2.7 METRES AT LYNX, 05/04/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 265 G/T AU OVER 2.4 METRES AT WINDFALL, 02/03/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 56.1 G/T AU OVER 8.9 METRES AT WINDFALL, 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WINDFALL, 20/09/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 36 G/T AU OVER 6.9 METRES AT LYNX, 18/09/2017OSISKO INCREASES DRILL PROGRAM AT WINDFALL TO 800,000 METRES, 25/08/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 36.7 G/T AU OVER 4.0 METRES AT WINDFALL, 24/08/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 53.5 G/T AU OVER 3.0 METRES AT WINDFALL, 14/08/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 379 G/T AU OVER 2.0 METRES AT WINDFALL, 09/08/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 63.2 G/T AU OVER 7.7 METRES AT WINDFALL, 01/08/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 57.0 G/T AU OVER 2.7 METRES AT LYNX, 25/07/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 24.9 G/T AU OVER 31 METRES AT WINDFALL, 19/07/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 131 G/T AU OVER 2 METRES IN LYNX DEPOSIT, 12/07/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 12.5 G/T AU OVER 8.5 METRES AT WINDFALL, 07/06/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 97.4 G/T AU OVER 8.4 METRES AT WINDFALL, 30/05/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 42.4 G/T AU OVER 4.7 METRES AT WINDFALL, 24/05/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 9.01 G/T AU OVER 9.4 METRES AT WINDFALL, 19/05/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 11.7 G/T AU OVER 7.7 METRES IN NEW LYNX 4 DISCOVERY, 10/05/2017OSISKO 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06/12/2016OSISKO INTERSECTS 65 G/T AU OVER 5.7 M AT WINDFALL EXTENSION DISCOVERY, 05/12/2016OSISKO INTERSECTS 27.6 G/T AU OVER 3.1 METRES AT FOX, 23/11/2016OSISKO INTERSECTS 6.1 G/T AU OVER 35.4 METRES AT WINDFALL, 08/11/2016OSISKO MAKES NEW GOLD DISCOVERY IN URBAN TOWNSHIP, 29/08/2016
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Project Description

Geology

The Urban-Barry Greenstone Belt

The Windfall property is located in the central part of the Urban-Barry greenstone belt which is part of the Abitibi Subprovince (figure 2). The Urban-Barry belt is an east-west trending belt that is 135 kilometres long by 4 to 20 kilometres wide. The belt is dominated by mixed mafic to felsic volcanic rocks with lesser fine-grained clastic sedimentary sequences that are cross-cut by several east-trending and east-northeast trending shear zones. This greenstone belt was deformed during the 2.71 to 2.66 Ga Kenoran orogen (Card, 1990). The rocks are generally metamorphosed to greenschist grade metamorphism, but locally reach amphibolite facies within corridors of intense deformation and proximal to large pluton contacts (Joly, 1990).

The belt is divided into five rock formations constrained to 2791 Ma to 2707 Ma (Rhéaume and Bandyayera, 2006): 1) the Fecteau (2791 Ma), 2) the Lacroix (no age), 3) the Chanceux (2727 Ma), 4) the Macho (2717 Ma) and 5) the Urban (2714 to 2707 Ma). The Windfall deposit is hosted in the volcanic rocks of the Macho Formation that contains two distinct lithostratigraphic sequences: the Rouleau Member and the younger Windfall member (2716.9 ± 2 Ma). The Windfall deposit is hosted in the Windfall member which is comprised of: 1) calc-alkaline dacite, rhyodacite and trachyandesite, 2) tholeiitic felsic tuffs and lavas, 3) tholeiitic to transitional andesite porphyries and tuffs, and 4) minor iron formation (Bandyayera 2002, Rhéaume and Bandyayera, 2006). This volcano-sedimentary sequence is cut by a series of granodiorite quartz feldspar porphyry dikes (QFP). U-Pb zircon ages from pre- and post-mineralization QFP intrusions were dated at 2698 ±3 Ma and 2697.6 ±0.4 Ma, respectively (D. Davis unpublished report to Osisko Mining Inc. 2016).

Osisko mining is currently the largest stakeholder in the Urban-Barry greenstone belt with over 40 % of the land staked.

Figure 2: Simplified regional geology map showing the location of the Urban Barry greenstone belt.

Rock Types of the Windfall deposit

The rock types in the Windfall deposit are divided into two groups: 1) synvolcanic rocks that form part of the Macho Formation (ca. 2717 Ma), and 2) syntectonic rocks that intrude the volcanic sequence and are part of a regional tectonic-magmatic event at ca. 2698 Ma.

Synvolcanic Host Rocks

The intermediate to mafic volcanic rocks are of tholeiitic affinity and range in composition from basalt to andesite. They consist of massive, pillowed, fragmental and breccia flows that are locally vesicular or porphyritic with phenocrysts of plagioclase. The rock is commonly fine-grained, medium green to dark green in colour, and is weakly to strongly foliated.

The felsic volcanic rocks are of tholeiitic affinity and range in composition from dacite to rhyolite. Texturally, they consist of massive and breccia flows that are often porphyritic containing small (1 to 3 millimetres) quartz phenocrysts that vary in abundance from 2 to 10%. The rock is commonly fine-grained, yellowish beige in colour that can locally be green when chloritized and is weakly to moderately foliated. Felsic volcanics are stratigraphically located above the mafic-intermediate volcanics.

Mafic intrusions are of tholeiitic affinity and range in composition from basalt to komatiite but are simply visually described as gabbros. These intrusions locally cross-cut the mafic to felsic volcanic rocks, but mainly occur as sill shaped bodies that are laterally extensive and range from 1 to 300 m in thickness.  The rocks are texturally homogenous and massive, have a medium to dark green color, are fine- to medium-grained and are locally weakly foliated.

At depth, thin horizons (0.3-1m) of argillite and mudstone are locally interbedded within the felsic volcanic sequence. The sedimentary units are dark grey-green, fine-grained, bedded, and contain pyrite-pyrrhotite laminations.

Syn-deformation Rocks – Windfall Intrusive Complex

In the Windfall deposit, five texturally distinct QFP dikes are observed to cross-cut the volcanic strata at high angles. The QFP dikes are all of granodiorite composition and of calc-alkaline affinity. The dikes are divided into three main groups based on several criteria: texture, colour, size and abundance of quartz phenocrysts, orientation and timing with respect to deformation and mineralization. These groups are: 1) syn-deformation fragmental and small quartz eye QFPs, 2) syn-deformation large quartz eye QFPs; and 3) post-mineral hematite altered QFPs.

Syn-deformation fragmental and small quartz eyes QFPs

The small quartz eye QFP dike is characterized by 2 to 10% small quartz eyes generally less than 2 millimetres in diameter (figure 3 – I2P). This unit has some textural variations that range from massive and porphyritic to fragmental with up to 30% sub-angular to sub-rounded fragments. The fragments are generally <1 centimetre in diameter. Fragments are comprised of volcanic fragments, both intermediate and felsic compositions, that are locally sericite and pyrite altered. This dike is the earliest observed intrusive phase and was dated at 2698 ± 3 Ma using TIMS U-Pb of zircon (D. Davis, 2016, unpublished report to Osisko Mining).

In the Lynx zone, another fragmental intrusive phase is present and referred to as the I1 Frag. The I1 Frag differentiates from the I2P as it contains abundant fragments of: 1) earlier QFP intrusive; 2) felsic and mafic volcanics; 3) tourmaline-breccia; and 4) quartz-pyrite fragments.

Syn-deformation large quartz eyes QFPs

The large quartz eyes QFP dikes form stocks of sub-vertical dikes that range in orientation from north to east-northeast and crosscut the earlier fragmental and small quartz eye porphyries. They are composed of an aphanitic matrix that contains variable proportions of large sub-rounded quartz eyes (> 2 mm) and locally altered feldspar and amphiboles phenocrysts. The dikes are classified according to the abundance of quartz eyes which varies from trace <1% (I1P Try), 1 to 10% (I1P YL), and >10% (I1P YB) large quartz eyes as shown in figure 3.

Post-mineral hematite altered QFPs

There are two types of post-mineral hematite altered QFPs and they are both geochemically indistinguishable from each other (figure 3 – Red Dog and I13).  The Red Dog intrusion has a brick-red color, an aphanitic matrix that contains 3 to 10% quartz phenocrysts (up to 1 cm) and 5 to 10% poorly defined relict feldspar phenocrysts.  Locally the Red Dog intrusion is weakly magnetic, which is caused by millimetre-sized magnetite crystals. The Red Dog intrusion was dated at 2697 ± 0.4 Ma using TIMS U-Pb of zircon (D. Davis, 2016, unpublished report to Osisko Mining).  The I13 intrusion is pinkish to slightly orange, fine grained with a saccharoidal-texture, is homogeneous, non-magnetic, and contains less than 1% quartz eyes smaller than 2 millimetres. The I13 intrusion was dated at 2695 ± 3.8 Ma using HR-ICP-MS U-Pb of zircon (C. Azevedo, 2018, unpublished data).

The post-mineral dikes are a late intrusive phase that cross-cut all the volcanics, syn-deformation QFP units, and gold mineralization and associated hydrothermal alteration as observed in surface and underground exposures.

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Figure 3: Representative photographs of syn-deformation QFP intrusive rocks from the Windfall intrusive complex in order from earliest to the latest. Dating of the I2P and of the Red Dog dike were done using TIMS U-Pb of zircon by D. Davis at the University of Toronto (unpublished data). The dating of the I13 dike was done by C. Azevedo using HR-ICP-MS U-Pb of zircon at the Geotop Laboratory at the University of Québec (unpublished data).

Gold Mineralization

Gold Mineralization

Two dominant styles of gold mineralization are observed in the Windfall deposit: 1) vein-type mineralization, and 2) replacement-type mineralization. Vein-type mineralization consists of grey to translucent coloured quartz veins that contain subordinate amounts of ankerite, tourmaline, pyrite and commonly visible gold (figure 4). The veins have sharp contact margins that are straight or folded. Texturally these veins are massive, vary in thickness from 0.1 m to 1 m, and are generally associated with the highest gold grades ranging on average from 20 g/t to >100 g/t). In the veins, sulphide content ranges from 1 to 80% and is dominated by pyrite with minor concentrations (<1% total sulphide) of chalcopyrite, sphalerite, arsenopyrite, galena, pyrrhotite, tennantite and other Bi-Te minerals, as identified by internal petrographic and microanalytical analyses. This mineralization style is the dominant ore-type in felsic volcanic and intrusive domains of the deposit (i.e., Caribou, Underdog and Lynx). Replacement-type mineralization occurs at the margins of vein-type mineralization or highly altered zone that lack the development of quartz veins. This mineralization style consists of corridors of pyrite replacement zones and stockworks associated with a strong pervasive silica-sericite-ankerite ± tourmaline alteration of the host rock (figure 4). The gangue and ore related -metals are identical to those mentioned above in the vein-type mineralization. The gold is associated with disseminated pyrite, which varies from 1 to 80% over mineralized intervals. This mineralization style is commonly observed to occur in the mafic volcanic dominated domains of the deposit (i.e., Zone 27, Triple 8).

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Figure 4: Representative photographs of significant gold mineralisation styles in the Windfall deposit.

Mineral Zones

The most significant gold mineralization defined to date is currently known for lateral extent of 3,000 m and a confident vertical extent of approximately 1,600 metres. It is separated into four areas; the Lynx area (Lynx Main, Lynx HW, Lynx SW, Triple Lynx, and Lynx 4), the Main area (Zone 27, Caribou 1, Caribou 2, Caribou Extension, Bobcat, Mallard, Windfall North and F-Zones), the Underdog area, and the Triple 8 area (figure 5). In general, the bulk of the gold mineralization in the Windfall deposit forms within a series of subvertical to moderately dipping zones that have sigmoidal geometries with true widths of single mineralized envelopes averaging between 1-10 m and are generally oriented east-northeast with plunges of about 35° towards the east-northeast.

The size and nature (i.e., vein- and replacement-type mineralization) of the mineralized lenses vary slightly from area to area and this reflects the different host rock types across the deposit. The main differences between the host rock types are the different rheological and chemical contrasts which create the necessary traps to channel and destabilize gold-rich fluids.

Mineral Resource Estimate

January 2022 Mineral Resource Estimate Update

  • Measured and Indicated Resources (M&I): 3.2M oz Au at 10.5 g/t Au;
  • Inferred Resource: 3.6M oz Au  à 8,6 g/t Au;
  • The resources are defined from surface to a depth of 1,600 metres. The resources excluding the deeper zone Triple 8 (T8) are defined from surface to a depth of 1200 metres.

The 2021 drilling increased the measured and indicated mineral resource estimate by 73% (adding 1,347,000 ounces) with average grade increased by 9%. In addition to the two bulk samples (Zone 27 and Lynx) that have been successfully completed in 2018 and 2019 the exploration ramp access is currently at >600 m vertical depth and work is currently in progress for the Triple Lynx bulk sample.

Table 1: Windfall Gold Deposit Measured, Indicated, and Inferred Mineral Resource Estimate by Area (3.5 g/t Au cut-off)

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Notes:

  1. Values are rounded to nearest thousand which may cause apparent discrepancies.
  2. Lynx area includes: Lynx Main, Lynx HW, Lynx SW and Lynx 4 and Triple Lynx.
  3. Main area includes: Zone 27, Caribou 1, Caribou 2, Caribou Extension, Bobcat, Mallard, Windfall North, and F-Zones.

Table 2: Windfall Project Measured, Indicated, and Inferred Mineral Resource Sensitivity Table

Notes:

  1. The Windfall Resource Estimate uses a cut-off grade of 3.5 g/t Au.

Table 3: Parameters used to estimate the underground cut-off grade for the Windfall Gold Deposit Mineral Resource Estimation

Notes on Windfall Resource Estimate

  1. The independent qualified person for the 2022 MRE, as defined by NI 43-101 guidelines, is Pierre-Luc Richard, P. Geo. (OGQ#1119), of BBA Inc. The effective date of the estimate is October 20, 2021.
  2. The January 2022 Windfall mineral resource estimate follows the November 29, 2019, CIM Estimation of Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves Best Practice Guidelines.
  3. These mineral resources are not mineral reserves as they have not demonstrated economic viability. The quantity and grade of reported Inferred mineral resources in this news release are uncertain in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to define these re sources as Indicated or Measured; however, it is reasonably expected that the majority of Inferred mineral resources could be upgraded to Indicated mineral resources with continued exploration.
  4. Resources are presented undiluted and in situ and are considered to have reasonable prospects for economic extraction. Isolated and discontinuous blocks above the stated cut-off grade are excluded from the mineral resource estimate. Must-take material, i.e., isolated blocks below cut-off grade located within a potentially mineable volume, was included in the mineral resource estimate.
  5. As of October 20, 2021, the database comprises a total of 4,536 drill holes for 1,722,097 m of drilling in the areal extent of the January 2022 mineral resource estimate, of which 3,882 drill holes (1,539,984 m) were completed and assayed by Osisko. The drill hole grid spacing is approximately 12.5 m x 12.5 m for definition drilling, 25 m x 25 m for infill drilling and larger for extension drilling.
  6. All core assays reported by Osisko were obtained by analytical methods described below under “Quality Control and Reporting Protocols”.
  7. Geological interpretation of the deposit is based on lithologies, mineralization style, alteration, and structural features. Most mineralization envelopes are subvertical, striking NE-SW and plunging approximately 40 degrees towards the North-East. The 3D wireframing was generated in Leapfrog Geo, a modelling software, from hand selections of mineralization intervals. The mineral resource estimate includes a total of 555 tabular, mostly sub-vertical domains defined by individual wireframes with a minimum true thickness of 2.0 m.
  8. Assays were composited within the mineralization domains into 2.0 m length composites. A value of 0.00125 g/t Au and 0.0025 g/t Ag (¼ of the detection limit) was applied to unassayed core intervals.
  9. High-grade composites were capped. Cappings were determined in each zone from statistical studies on groups of lenses sharing similar mineralization characteristics. Cappings vary from 6 g/t Au to 200 g/t Au and from 5 g/t Ag to 150 g/t Ag. A multiple capping strategy defined by capping values decreasing as interpolation search distances increase was used in the grade estimations.
  10. Block models were produced using Datamine™ Studio RM Software. The models are defined by parent cell sizes of 5 m NE, 2 m NW and 5 m height, and sub-locked to minimum sub-cell sizes of 1.25 m NE, 0.5 m NW and 1.25 m height.
  11. Ordinary Kriging (OK) based interpolations were produced for gold estimations in each zone of the Windfall deposit, while silver grade estimations for most projects were produced using Inverse Distance Squared (ID2) interpolations. Gold estimation parameters are based on composite variography analyses. The gold estimation parameters were used for the silver estimation.
  12. Density values of 2.73 and 2.93 were applied to the mineralized lenses.
  13. The January 2022 mineral resource estimate is categorized as Measured, Indicated, and Inferred mineral resource as follows:
    1. The Measured mineral resource category is manually defined and encloses areas where:
      1. drill spacing is less than 12.5 m;
      2. blocks are informed by a minimum of four drill holes;
      3. geological evidence is sufficient to confirm geological and grade continuity;
      4. lenses have been accessed by underground workings.
    2. The Indicated mineral resource category is manually defined and encloses areas where:
      1. drill spacing is generally less than 25 m;
      2. blocks are informed by a minimum of two drill holes;
      3. geological evidence is sufficient to assume geological and grade continuity.
    3. The Inferred mineral resource category is manually defined and encloses areas where:
      1. drill spacing is less than 100 m;
      2. blocks are informed by a minimum of two drill holes;
      3. geological evidence is sufficient to imply, but not verify geological and grade continuity.
  1. The January 2022 mineral resource estimate is reported at 3.5 g/t Au cut-off. The cut-off grade is based on the following economic parameters: gold price at 1,600 USD/oz, exchange rate at 1.26 USD/CAD, 94.9% mill recovery; payability of 99.95%; selling cost at 5 USD/oz, 2% NSR royalties, mining cost at 107 CAD/t milled, G&A cost at 32 CAD/t milled, processing cost at 31 CAD/t, transportation cost at 2 CAD/t considering mill at site, and environment cost at 12 CAD/t. A cut-off grade of 3.5 g/t Au was selected over the calculated cut-off grade of 3.1 g/t Au to better reflect a realistic mining cut-off.
  2. Estimates use metric units (metres (m), tonnes (t), and g/t). Metal contents are presented in troy ounces (metric tonne x grade / 31.10348).
  3. The independent qualified person is not aware of any known environmental, permitting, legal, title-related, taxation, socio-political or marketing issues, or any other relevant issue, that could materially affect the mineral resource estimate.
  4. Values in tonnes and ounces are rounded to nearest thousand which may cause apparent discrepancies.

Figure 5_Mineralized domains modelled in the Windfall deposit

Figure 5: Mineralized domains modelled in the Windfall deposit A) Longitudinal view (looking northwest); and B) Cross-section view (looking northeast). Source: Osisko, 2022.

Lynx

The Lynx area consists of five gold mineralized zones located in the east-northeast portion of the deposit (figure 6). Most of the Lynx mineralization zones form an extensive anastomosed network of quartz-rich and pyrite-rich veins hosted in strongly sericitized and silicified felsic volcanic rocks or mafic-ultramafic rocks (gabbros) This system is located in the hinge and  southern limb of an open fold plunging at 40º towards the east-northeast along the Bank fault-shear zone. It also coincides with the global plunge of most of mineralized zones at Windfall. The Lynx Main, Lynx HW, Lynx SW and Lynx 4 zones are closest to the Bank fault and are locally influenced by the latter. In contrast, the Triple Lynx zone is located roughly 200 to 300 m lateral distance from this structure and occurs beneath a thick gabbroic sill.

 

Fig 6_Cross-Section of the Lynx area

Figure 6: Cross-section of the Lynx area.

Main

The Main area consists of five gold mineralized zones located in the central portion of the deposit (figure 7). The gold mineralization is constrained along east-northeast oriented contacts of narrow subvertical pre-mineral granodioritic dikes within folded volcanic rocks. Most mineralized lenses in the Main area are associated with a replacement-type mineralization occurring near contacts between volcanic rocks and pre-mineral QFP dikes. Generally, the gold mineralization is hosted in a mafic dominant domain (i.e., basalt and andesite). In contrast, the Caribou zone is partly hosted in felsic volcanics. The Main area terminates at the upper contact of the thick post-mineral Red Dog intrusion.

Underdog

The Underdog area is located in the southwestern portion of the deposit and is separated from the Main area by the post-mineral Red Dog intrusion and occurs beneath the latter. The top of this deeper mineral zone starts at around 600 m depth and continues to depths of roughly 1,600 m where it is still open at depth and down-plunge. The gold mineralization is hosted in a large stock composed of three phases of pre-mineral QFPs and locally in the host mafic-felsic volcanic rocks. The mineralization in the Underdog area is similar to that observed in the Lynx zone and is composed of an extensive anastomosed network of quartz-pyrite veins hosted in strongly sericitized and silicified pre-mineral QFP intrusions. Mineralization is commonly located along the contacts of the various pre-mineral QFP intrusive phases.

 

Fig 7_Cross-Section of the Main and Underdog sectors

Figure 7: Cross-section of the Main and Underdog sectors.

Triple 8

The Triple 8 zone is located 660 m east-northeast from the closest mineralized intercept in the Underdog Zone. The drill hole Deep Discovery 1, the longest diamond drill hole in Canada with a final depth of 3,467 m, also intercepted the Triple 8 corridor and several other zones of anomalous gold mineralization up to 116 m in strike length. The Triple 8 zone consists of mostly mafic to intermediate volcanic rocks intercalated with felsic flows and gabbro sills cross-cut by a series of syn-deformation QFP intrusions and post-mineral Red Dog intrusion. The volcanic package is metamorphosed to upper greenschist facies consisting of a chlorite-calcite-epidote-magnetite metamorphic assemblage. This alteration assemblage is then cross-cut by shear zones altered by a gold-bearing fluid, forming an early biotite-chlorite-carbonate-pyrite assemblage that is later overprinted by a sericite-carbonate-silica-pyrite assemblage. The latter alteration assemblage is associated with most of the gold mineralization. The primary control on gold mineralization in the Triple 8 area appears to be controlled by series of stacked northeast-oriented shear zones. Within these shear zones, the mineralization is mainly composed of pyrite-rich replacement zones that are cross-cut by laminated quartz-carbonate-tourmaline ± pyrite veins and carbonate-quartz stockworks and breccias.

F-Zones

The F-Zones are located in the northern portion of the deposit. Gold mineralization in the F-17, F-11 and F-51 zones differs from that of the Main and Lynx areas. The F-Zones trend to the northeast, subparallel to the Main area, but dip steeply to the north. F-17 and F-51 are aligned along the same trend but separated by approximately 800 m. The mineralization in these zones is similar to the replacement-type mineralization observed in other parts of the deposit. Continuity of mineralization between the two zones cannot be established from the current drilling data. F-11 is characterized by a similar mineralization style and similar geological context but is located 500 m to the northwest.

Deposit Type

The Windfall deposit is classified as a pre-Temiskaming intrusion-associated gold deposit due to:

1) a temporal and spatial association of gold with felsic calc-alkaline QFP intrusions; and 2) the main gold event (i.e., vein- and replacement-type mineralization) being interpreted to pre-date known regional scale deformation. Gold mineralization is structurally controlled and is hosted in:

1) a series of extensional faults and fractures that are concentrated in areas of contrasting competencies, often located proximal to the contacts between pre-mineral QFPs and host volcanic rocks; 2) along boundaries between flat-lying lithologies and steeper structures; and 3) along boundaries of chemical contrast between ultramafic-mafic and felsic rock types. The mineralization style is variable (i.e., vein- to replacement-type) and is largely dependent on host rock composition. Mineralization consists of a network of quartz-pyrite veins and an associated silica-sericite-pyrite alteration assemblage. The mineralization and alteration have strike lengths of >2 km that show, as of yet, no recognized vertical zoning. The QFP intrusions were emplaced as a product of tectonism and act as competent host rocks that localize favorable structures for gold- bearing hydrothermal fluids.

Pre-Temiskaming gold deposits are structurally controlled gold systems that are associated to subalkaline felsic intrusions that postdate construction of the volcanic assemblages but predate the fluvial-alluvial sedimentary sequences and associated alkaline/shoshonitic magmatism. The gold mineralization in these systems is commonly overprinted by metamorphism and superimposed fabrics, which indicate their early timing with respect to regional metamorphism and deformation (Dubé and Mercier-Langevin, 2020).

Bulk Samples

First Bulk Sample : Zone 27

  • The first bulk sample (5,500-tonne) was prepared with Zone 27 mineralized material.
  • Average grade of 8.53 g/t Au for the bulk sample; 26% higher than predicted in the 12.5 m infill drilling block model.
  • The sample contained 1,508 ounces Au and 1,450 ounces of Ag.
  • Average Au recovery of 93.7% achieved using contract mill.
  • A total of 34.5% of the gold was recovered in the gravity concentrate.

Geology

The Zone 27 bulk sample is characterized by a sub-vertical zone of sulphides in a strong silica alteration envelope averaging 1.5 metres thick, hosted in a strong sericite altered porphyritic dike containing disseminated pyrite. Mineralization consists of up to 30% pyrite stringers, up to 20% disseminated pyrite, with trace chalcopyrite and sphalerite. Visible gold was observed locally, predominantly in silica fracture filling. Geological mapping during the bulk sample has shown that the mineralized zone is very distinctive and identifiable on the mining face.

Processing

The bulk sample test was performed at the Northern Sun Redstone concentrator at an average throughput of 30 tonnes per hour. Processing produced gravity and flotation concentrates. Ore transportation trucks were sampled for moisture and weighed on a calibrated weight scale. The sample material was crushed and milled to a particle size favorable to the flotation recovery process. Gravity and flotation concentrates produced were weighed and sent to a local smelter for sale. Daily composite samples of streams for the reconciliation process were prepared and analyzed by an external independent lab. Concentrate production tonnage and assays were used to reconcile the bulk sample mass balance process in the concentrator. The reconciliation was performed by an external independent consultant using Bilmat (a reconciliation software) on a dry tonnes basis. A total of 2,080 tonnes were processed in December 2018. Subsequently, 3,420 tonnes were processed in May 2019.

Reconciliation

The reconciled head grade is 8.53 g/t Au and 8.20 g/t Ag. The sample contained 1,508 oz Au and 1,450 oz Ag, and a total of 1,413 oz Au and 1,355 oz Ag were recovered. Reconciled recoveries are 93.7% for gold and 93.4% for silver. The Preliminary Economic Assessment metallurgical test work considered a communition, gravity and carbon in leach process flowsheet, giving an average recovery of 92.5% for Zone 27. Test mill availability dictated the use of a mill with a comminution, gravity and flotation flowsheet. The reconciled results from the processing of the bulk sample material are presented in Table 1 below:

Table 1: Zone 27 Bulk Sample Reconciled Results

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Mill feed tonnages used in the sample processing reconciliation were provided by Northern Sun. Daily composite samples collected during the processing of the bulk sample were assayed by external independent laboratories. Bulk sample results were reconciled by an external independent consultant using Bilmat.

Block Model

The area mined was located in mineralization wireframe 115 from the Windfall resource block model. The area was prepared for mining with infill drilling at 12.5 metre spacing. The internal update of the resource block model using infill drilling in the bulk sample area (using May 2018 MRE parameters) predicted 5,512 tonnes at 6.76 g/t Au containing 1,198 ounces of gold inside the excavated area (see Table 2 below).

Table 2: Infill Resource Block Model Predictions vs. Actual Processed

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Concentrate

Both the gravity concentrate and flotation concentrate produced from the sample are considered high-grade. The gravity concentrate averaged 1,389 g/t Au (44.7 oz/T Au), while the flotation concentrate averaged 69.8 g/t Au (2.2 oz/T Au), or respectively CDN$75,479/t and CDN$3,790/t (using US$1300/oz and 1.3 US/CDN exchange rate). Further work will be conducted on the process flowsheet prior to feasibility in light of these high-value numbers.

Mining and Grade Control

The bulk sample area displayed excellent ground conditions. The sample was mined through conventional development methods following the orebody in an ENE-WSW direction over approximatively 56 metres. Rounds were 5.5 metres high, between 2.4 – 3.0 metres deep with an average width of 4 metres. Selective blasting was performed (with an ore blast and a marginal blast) depending on ore thickness and the presence of the Red Dog dike. Benches were performed on the floor over 20 metres and in the access level in order to capture ore along the plunge of the mineralized zone. Channel sampling in the drift face and muck sampling was conducted after each round. Channel and muck assays dictated what material was shipped to the mill for processing.

Second Bulk Sample: Lynx Zone

  • The second bulk sample (5,716-tonne) was prepared with Lynx Main Zone mineralized material
  • Average grade of 17.8 g/t Au for the bulk sample: 89% higher than predicted in the 12.5 m infill drilling block model
  • The sample contained 3,271 ounces Au and 2,176 ounces of Ag.
  • Higher than anticipated average Au recovery of 97.2% achieved using contract mill.
  • A total of 66.7% of the gold was recovered in the gravity concentrate

Geology

The Lynx zone 311 bulk sample is characterized by an East-North-East sub vertical silica altered corridor with an average width of approximately 2.5 meters. Banded grey quartz veins contain 3 to 15% disseminated pyrite and local visible gold, cross-cutting foliated rhyolite and granodiorite with strong sericite and local fuchsite alteration. The continuous vein system was mapped along sills over three levels.

Processing

A total of 5,716 tonnes were processed in November 2019. The bulk sample test was performed at the Northern Sun Redstone concentrator. Processing produced gravity and flotation concentrates. Ore transportation trucks were sampled for moisture and weighed on a calibrated weight scale. The sample material was crushed and milled to a particle size favorable to the flotation recovery process. Gravity and flotation concentrates produced will be sent to a local smelter for sale. Day and night shift daily composite samples of streams for the reconciliation process were prepared and analyzed by an external independent lab. Concentrate production tonnage and assays were used to reconcile the bulk sample mass balance process in the concentrator. The reconciliation was performed by an external independent consultant using Bilmat (a reconciliation software) on a dry tonnes basis.

Reconciliation

The reconciled head grade obtained from the processed sample is 17.8 g/t Au and 11.8 g/t Ag. The sample contained 3,271 oz Au and 2,176 oz Ag, with a total of 3,181 oz Au and 2,052 oz Ag recovered. Reconciled recoveries are 97.2% for gold and 94.3% for silver. The Preliminary Economic Assessment metallurgical test work considered a communition, gravity and carbon in leach process flowsheet, giving an average recovery of 93.8% for Lynx zone. Test mill availability dictated the use of a mill with a communition, gravity and flotation flowsheet. The reconciled results from the processing of the bulk sample material are presented in Table 1 below:

Table 1: Lynx Bulk Sample Reconciled Results

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Mill feed tonnages used in the sample processing reconciliation were provided by Northern Sun. Day and night shift daily composite samples collected during the processing of the bulk sample were assayed by external independent laboratories. Bulk sample results were reconciled by Soutex Inc., an external independent consultant using Bilmat.

Block Model

The area mined was located in mineralization wireframe 311 from the Windfall Lynx updated resources block model. The area was prepared for mining with infill drilling at 12.5 metre spacing. The same parameters used in the November 2018 Mineral Resource Estimation (see Osisko news release dated November 28, 2018) were used for an internal update of the resource block model in the bulk sample area. The infill drilling block model predicted 5,717 tonnes at 9.40 g/t Au containing 1,736 ounces of gold inside the excavated area (see Table 2 below).

Table 2: Infill Resource Block Model Predictions vs. Actual Processed

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Concentrates

Both the gravity concentrate and flotation concentrate produced from the sample are considered high-grade. The gravity concentrate averaged 7,020 g/t Au (225.7 oz/T Au), while the flotation concentrate averaged 110.6 g/t Au (3.6 oz/T Au), or respectively CDN$381,464/t and CDN$6,010/t (using US$1300/oz and 1.3 US/CDN exchange rate). Further work will be conducted on the process flowsheet prior to feasibility in light of these high-value numbers.

Mining and Grade Control

The Lynx bulk sample was mined in wireframe 311 with the long hole mining method proposed in the PEA. Two development drifts were mined conventionally at 20 metre vertical intervals between 210 and 230 meters below surface. A third development drift was mined 20 metres above the stope at 190 meters below surface to confirm grade and continuity of the Lynx 311 wireframe. While mining the development drifts, split blasts of the face were completed to test the width and grade of the mineralization. A V30 borehole was used in the slot raise and two and one-half inch production holes were drilled down and blasted. The blasted ore was retrieved with remote scoop tram equipment and trucked to the mill with muck samples taken.

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NI 43-101 Technical Report: Mineral Resource Estimate Update on the Windfall Project

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NI 43-101 Report: An Updated Mineral Resource Estimate for the Windfall Lake Project, Located in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Urban Township, Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Québec, Canada

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NI 43-101 Technical Report: Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Windfall Lake Project, Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Québec, Canada

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Maps and Sections

General Maps

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Figure 1: Map showing the location of the Windfall project.

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Figure 2: Simplified regional geology map showing the location of the Urban Barry greenstone belt.

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Figure 3: Representative photographs of syn-deformation QFP intrusive rocks from the Windfall intrusive complex in order from earliest to the latest . Dating of the I2P and of the Red Dog dike were done using TIMS U-Pb of zircon by D. Davis at the University of Toronto. The dating of the I13 dike was done by C. Azevedo using HR-ICP-MS U-Pb of zircon at the Geotop Laboratory at the University of Québec.

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Figure 4: Representative photographs of significant gold mineralisation styles in the Windfall deposit.

Figure 5: Mineralized domains modelled in the Windfall deposit A) Longitudinal view (looking northwest); and B) Cross-section view (looking northeast). Source: Osisko, 2022.

Figure 6: Cross-section of the Lynx Zone. Source Osisko.

Figure 7: Cross-section of the Main and Underdog sectors.

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50 TOP INTERCEPTS, 09/12/2019OSISKO INTERSECTS 106 g/t Au OVER 13 METRES IN LYNX EXTENSION, 02/12/2019OSISKO INTERSECTS 161 G/T AU OVER 8.0 METRES AT WINDFALL, 25/11/2019OSISKO INTERSECTS HIGH GRADE IN THREE LYNX ZONES, 21/10/2019OSISKO MINING RELEASES DISCOVERY 1 PRELIMINARY RESULTS, 11/09/2019OSISKO INTERSECTS BONANZA GRADES AT LYNX EXTENSION AND TRIPLE LYNX, 09/09/2019OSISKO INFILL DRILLING INTERSECTS HIGH-GRADE AT LYNX, 05/09/2019OSISKO INTERSECTS 114 G/T AU OVER 2.8 METRES AT OSBORNE-BELL, 03/09/2019OSISKO DISCOVERS SIGNIFICANT NEW WIDE HIGH-GRADE GOLD ZONE, 23/07/2019OSISKO INFILL DRILLING CONTINUES TO INTERSECT HIGH-GRADE AT LYNX, 08/07/2019OSISKO INFILL DRILLING CONTINUES TO INTERSECT HIGH-GRADE AT LYNX, 17/06/2019OSISKO DISCOVERS NEW GOLD ZONE AT FOX, 06/06/2019OSISKO 400 METRE HIGH-GRADE EXTENSION AT LYNX, 03/06/2019OSISKO INFILLS NEW HIGH GRADE AT LYNX, 30/05/2019OSISKO DISCOVERS NEW NEAR SURFACE HIGH-GRADE GOLD ZONE AT WINDFALL, 28/05/2019OSISKO TO BEGIN DRILLING “DEEP DISCOVERY 1” AT WINDFALL, 30/04/2019OSISKO INTERSECTS 489 G/T AU OVER 3.7 METRES AT WINDFALL, 25/04/2019OSISKO EXTENDS LYNX DEPOSIT 100 METRES DOWN PLUNGE, 16/04/2019WINDFALL TRIPLE 8 DOWNHOLE IP SURVEY SUCCESSFULLY OUTLINES NEW TARGETS, 26/03/2019OSISKO LYNX INFILL DRILLING CONTINUES TO RETURN HIGH GRADES, 21/03/2019OSISKO WINDFALL INFILL DRILLING CONTINUES TO INTERSECT HIGH GRADE, 19/03/2019OSISKO EXPANDS TRIPLE 8 DISCOVERY, 16/01/2019OSISKO INTERSECTS 2223 G/T AU OVER 2.0 METRES AT WINDFALL, 07/01/2019OSISKO INFILL 38.9 G/T AU OVER 13.7 METRES AT UNDERDOG, 05/12/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 83.9 G/T AU OVER 5.3 METRES AT LYNX, 21/11/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 1026 G/T AU OVER 2.7 METRES AT LYNX, 23/10/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 49.1 G/T AU OVER 6.6 METRES AT LYNX, 02/10/2018OSISKO WINDFALL DEEP DRILLING CONFIRMS TRIPLE 8 DISCOVERY, 13/09/2018OSISKO WINDFALL INFILL DRILLING CONTINUES TO CONFIRM HIGH-GRADE, 22/08/2018OSISKO WINDFALL INFILL DRILLING CONFIRMING SHALLOW MINERALIZED ZONES, 08/08/2018OSISKO DEEP DRILLING GOLD DISCOVERY AT WINDFALL, 07/08/2018OSISKO INFILL DRILLING CONFIRMING HIGH-GRADE MINERALIZATION AT WINDFALL, 25/07/2018OSISKO DEEP DRILLING GOLD DISCOVERY AT WINDFALL NEW WIDE HIGH-GRADE TRIPLE 8 ZONE 20.4 G/T AU OVER 28.3 METRES INCLUDING 44.5 G/T OVER 10.0 METRES, 81.1 G/T OVER 4.0 METRES, 18/07/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 20.0 G/T AU OVER 8.7 METRES AT WINDFALL, 12/06/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 97.6 G/T AU OVER 3.3 METRES AT LYNX, 07/06/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 34.3 G/T AU OVER 4.5 METRES AT WINDFALL, 01/05/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 115 G/T AU OVER 8.4 METRES AT LYNX, 26/04/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 41.2 G/T AU OVER 3.5 METRES AT WINDFALL, 19/04/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 68.5 G/T AU OVER 2.9 METRES AT LYNX, 17/04/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 40.8 G/T AU OVER 4.1 METRES AT WINDFALL, 10/04/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 403 G/T AU OVER 2.7 METRES AT LYNX, 05/04/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 265 G/T AU OVER 2.4 METRES AT WINDFALL, 02/03/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 56.1 G/T AU OVER 8.9 METRES AT WINDFALL, 25/01/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 415 G/T AU OVER 5.9 METRES AT LYNX, 23/01/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 86.7 G/T AU OVER 4.3 METRES AT WINDFALL, 18/01/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 76.5 G/T AU OVER 5.0 METRES AT WINDFALL, 16/01/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 140 G/T AU OVER 5.0 METRES AT LYNX, 09/01/2018OSISKO INTERSECTS 30 G/T AU OVER 2.4 METRES AT WINDFALL, 05/12/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 479 G/T AU OVER 2.0 METRES AT LYNX, 28/11/2017OSISKO CARIBOU EXTENSION INCREASES TO 1.2 KILOMETRES AT WINDFALL, 16/11/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 301 G/T AU OVER 6.2 METRES AT LYNX, 14/11/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 17.8 G/T AU OVER 4.7 METRES AT WINDFALL, 01/11/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 20.5 G/T AU OVER 11.6 METRES AT LYNX, 30/10/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 39.4 G/T AU OVER 2.4 METRES AT WINDFALL, 25/10/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 31.4 G/T AU OVER 6.0 METRES AT WINDFALL, 18/10/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 61.8 G/T AU OVER 2.5 METRES AT LYNX, 12/10/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 27 G/T AU OVER 2.7 METRES AT LYNX, 03/10/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 611 G/T AU OVER 2.0 METRES AT WINDFALL, 20/09/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 36 G/T AU OVER 6.9 METRES AT LYNX, 18/09/2017OSISKO INCREASES DRILL PROGRAM AT WINDFALL TO 800,000 METRES, 25/08/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 36.7 G/T AU OVER 4.0 METRES AT WINDFALL, 24/08/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 53.5 G/T AU OVER 3.0 METRES AT WINDFALL, 14/08/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 379 G/T AU OVER 2.0 METRES AT WINDFALL, 09/08/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 63.2 G/T AU OVER 7.7 METRES AT WINDFALL, 01/08/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 57.0 G/T AU OVER 2.7 METRES AT LYNX, 25/07/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 24.9 G/T AU OVER 31 METRES AT WINDFALL, 19/07/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 131 G/T AU OVER 2 METRES IN LYNX DEPOSIT, 12/07/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 12.5 G/T AU OVER 8.5 METRES AT WINDFALL, 07/06/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 97.4 G/T AU OVER 8.4 METRES AT WINDFALL, 30/05/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 42.4 G/T AU OVER 4.7 METRES AT WINDFALL, 24/05/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 9.01 G/T AU OVER 9.4 METRES AT WINDFALL, 19/05/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 11.7 G/T AU OVER 7.7 METRES IN NEW LYNX 4 DISCOVERY, 10/05/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 936 G/T AU OVER 2.5 METRES AT WINDFALL, 03/05/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 35.2 G/T AU OVER 2.8 METRES AT WINDFALL, 25/04/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 19.4 G/T AU OVER 7.9 METRES AT WINDFALL, 11/04/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 34.1 G/T AU OVER 4.0 METRES AT WINDFALL, 06/04/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 63.8 G/T AU OVER 4.4 METRES AT WINDFALL, 05/04/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 8.37 G/T AU OVER 2.8 METRES AT FOX, 04/04/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 71.4 G/T AU OVER 5.4 METRES AT WINDFALL, 28/03/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 15.6 G/T AU OVER 5.8 METRES AT WINDFALL, 22/03/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 64.3 G/T AU OVER 2.3 METRES AT WINDFALL, 15/02/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 9.76 G/T AU OVER 7.3 METRES AT WINDFALL, 14/02/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 12.7 G/T AU OVER 5.4 METRES AT WINDFALL, 23/01/2017OSISKO EXPANDS BLACK DOG AU-AG-CU DISCOVERY, 18/01/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 42.7 G/T AU OVER 9.0 METRES AT WINDFALL, 11/01/2017OSISKO INTERSECTS 47 G/T AU OVER 2.6 METRES AT WINDFALL, 05/01/2017OSISKO INTERCEPTS 6.14 G/T AU OVER 14.4 METRES AT BLACK DOG, 06/12/2016OSISKO INTERSECTS 65 G/T AU OVER 5.7 M AT WINDFALL EXTENSION DISCOVERY, 05/12/2016OSISKO INTERSECTS 27.6 G/T AU OVER 3.1 METRES AT FOX, 23/11/2016OSISKO INTERSECTS 6.1 G/T AU OVER 35.4 METRES AT WINDFALL, 08/11/2016OSISKO MAKES NEW GOLD DISCOVERY IN URBAN TOWNSHIP, 29/08/2016

Long Sections

Composite longitudinal section of the Windfall Gold DepositOSISKO INFILL DRILLING RETURNS HIGH GRADE AT WINDFALL, October 8, 2020 Zone 27 before OsiskoZone 27 with OsiskoCaribou Zone before OsiskoCaribou Zone with OsiskoFW3 Longsection UpdatedResources Expansion Planning September 2016

Drill Results

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Windfall - 2015_2021 updated

18/08/2021

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Windfall - December 2020

01/12/2020

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Windfall - October 2019

01/10/2019

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Windfall - June 2019

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Windfall - March 2019

01/03/2020

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Windfall - January 2019

01/01/2019

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Windfall - October 2018

01/10/2018

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Windfall - August 2018

01/08/2018

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Windfall - May 2018

01/05/2020

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Windfall - January 2018

01/01/2018

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Windfall - December 2017

01/12/2017

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Windfall - November 2017

01/11/2017

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Windfall - October 2017

01/10/2017

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Windfall - September 2017

01/09/2017

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Windfall - August 2017

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Windfall - July 2017

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Windfall - May 2017

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Windfall - March 2017

01/03/2017

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Infrastructure

Surface Infrastructure

The Windfall area is accessible year-round and is serviced by a complete network of well-maintained logging roads.

The Windfall exploration camp can accommodate 300 people. This area includes:

  • Temporary trailer-type structures for gatehouse, administrative offices, dormitories and infirmary as well as the kitchen and the dining room;
  • Waste dump and water treatment plant;
  • Surface explosives and cap magazines;
  • Septic fields and an enviro-septic unit
  • Six separate core shacks with core racks
  • One drill core storage areas (expansion in progress);
  • A core cutting building;
  • Three drinking water wells;
  • Three megadomes, one for the storage of contaminated residual materials;
  • Three temporary maintenance and storage areas for diamond drilling companies and the mining contractor;
  • Four generators (6.6 MW total) providing electricity to the surface and underground infrastructure;
  • Fuel tanks;
  • A helicopter landing area;
  • Containers and sheds for storage of equipment;
  • Two propane storage tanks;

Exploration Ramp

The exploration ramp portal sector includes the following facilities:

  • Access roads;
  • A portal and a 1,450 m ramp.
  • Underground exploration tunnels by Osisko totalling approximately 10,000 m;
  • An overburden pile;
  • A lined stockpile;
  • Two sedimentation basins and a polishing basin;
  • Water treatment units and geotubes;
  • A garage with concrete slabs;
  • Sanitary facilities (septic tank and leaching field);
  • Construction trailers for offices and dry;
  • Magazines for storage of explosives and detonators;
  • A fuel storage tank;
  • An intake ventilation raise with heaters and propane tank;
  • An exhaust ventilation raise with two fans on surface including a manway;
  • Five refuge stations;

Environment

CLOSURE PLAN

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Windfall – 01 – Closing Plan – Mise à jour du plan de restauration 2017 (French)

July 1, 2017

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Windfall – 01a – Closing Plan – Questions et réponses – Mise à jour du plan de restauration 2017 (French)

April 1, 2018

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Windfall – 02 – Closing Plan – Complément d’information 1 – Premier agrandissement de la halde (French)

December 1, 2018

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Windfall – 02a – Closing Plan – Questions et réponses 1 – Complément d’information 1 (French)

July 1, 2019

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Windfall – 02b – Closing Plan – Questions et réponses 2 – Complément d’information 1 (French)

October 1, 2019

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Windfall – 03 – Closing Plan – Complément d’information 2 – Deuxième agrandissement de la halde (French)

June 1, 2020

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Project descriptions and summaries

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Federal Project Description

June 17, 2017

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Federal Project Description – Summary

June 12, 2017

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Provincial Preliminary Project Information

May 23, 2017

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