TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QMX Gold Corporation (“ QMX ” or the “ Company ”) (TSX:V:QMX) is pleased to report the filing on SEDAR of a technical report titled "Mineral Resource Estimate Update For the Bonnefond South Intrusive Project" (the “ Technical Report "). The Technical Report effective date is October 31, 2020. The Bonnefond South property is located approximately 25 km to the east of Val d'Or, Quebec (Figure 1) and was completed by BBA Inc. in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 standards and rules. The report was prepared by Mr. Pierre-Luc Richard, P.Geo.; Mrs. Charlotte Athurion, P.Geo. and Mr. Jeffrey Cassoff, P.Ing. from BBA Inc., all are "Qualified Persons" as defined by NI 43-101.
Highlights from the report include:
“We are extremely pleased to have completed another chapter in the success of the Bonnefond deposit,” comments Brad Humphrey, Chief Executive Officer of QMX. “The Technical Report demonstrates the open pit and underground potential of this very robust resource model. The rapid increase in ounces over a very short period of time, is both a testament to our strong team and the quality of our property.”
The report is available on SEDAR ( https://www.sedar.com ) and QMX website (www.qmxgold.ca) . The report supports the interim update of its mineral resource estimate announced by the Company on December 2, 2020 (News release, December 2, 2020) .
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Notes to Table 1:
The Bonnefond deposit comprises an intrusive body and series of shear zones transecting the intrusive. The intrusive body has an elliptical shape on plan view, measuring approximately 250m by 95m and dipping at 70° to the north-east. The northern part of the intrusion is tonalitic body of 250m by 60m while the southern part of the intrusive is more dioritic in its mineral composition. The gold values are associated with free visible gold and disseminated pyrite mineralization; tension and shear quartz-tourmaline veins and stockwork.
From a structural geology point of view, the Bonnefond deposit is characterized by an east-west shear system transitioning from less competent ductile volcanic facies to more competent facies within the intrusive. A series of mineralized shear zones dipping at 45° to the north transects the intrusive body being shallow on the southern side and deeper on the northern side of the intrusive. They extend through the dioritic part of the Bonnefond intrusive and display shallower dips inside the intrusive. As the tonalitic part of the intrusion is more competent, it suggests that it cracked under the pressure during the active structural phases, creating large flat enriched areas with abundant quartz tourmaline veins and veinlets and intense alteration.
QMX started drilling on the Bonnefond intrusive in 2017 and realized its first major drilling program on the project in 2018. An initial open pit constrained resource was released in 2019 ( News release, July 30, 2019 ).
In order to build the 2020 MRE update, QMX conducted 27,000m of drilling to the Bonnefond deposit. 7,700m of drilling was dedicated to definition drilling to convert resources in the Inferred category to the Indicated category in the open-pit and 19,300m to explore under the 2019 conceptual open pit.
The successful drilling campaigns allowed QMX to substantially improve the geological and structural model of the deposit, particularly within the tonalite. The tighter drilling pattern allowed for a better definition of the mineralized envelope in the intrusive. Also, it was established that the shear zone extends through the tonalite, creating large shallow dipping mineralized envelopes within the intrusive (Figure 3). This better control of the mineralization inside the intrusive allowed the definition of continuous zones with higher grades. The extensive exploration drilling successfully demonstrated the presence of mineralization in several parts of the shear zones in the volcanic lithologies south of the intrusive, opening up a substantial target zone between 350m and 1,000m at depth.
This winter, QMX plans to drill approximately 8,000m to explore the Bonnefond intrusive further at depth with the objective of expanding the current underground resource. In parallel, QMX is conducting a broader 8,000m exploration program testing prospective targets to the east of the Bonnefond deposit.
Previous drilling at Bonnefond intersected 6.48 g/t Au over 73.2m, and 35.56g/t Au over 4.0m at 1,050m in DDH 17215-20-121 ( News Release, August 18, 2020 ) and intersected 185.0m of 2.16 g/t Au in-pit and 11.2m of 10.88 g/t Au at depth in DDH 17315-20-149 ( News Release, January 5, 2021 ).
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During the drilling program, assay samples were taken from the NQ core and sawed in half. One half is sent to Swaslab Ltd., a certified commercial laboratory. The other half of the core is retained for future reference. A strict quality assurance and quality control program was applied to all samples, which included insertion of mineralized standards, blank samples and duplicates inside each batch of 20 samples. The gold analyses were completed by fire-assay with an atomic absorption finish on 50 grams of material. Repeats were carried out by fire-assay with a gravimetric finish on each sample containing 5.0 g/t Au or more. The gold analyses were undertaken by fire-assay on 50 grams of pulp with an atomic absorption finish. Repeats were carried out by fire-assay with a gravimetric finish on each sample containing 5.0 g/t Au or more.
The scientific and technical content of this press release has been reviewed, prepared and approved by Mélanie Pichon, P.Geo, M.Sc, Exploration Manager, who is a "Qualified Person" as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101").
About QMX Gold Corporation
QMX Gold Corporation is a Canadian based resource company traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “QMX”. The Company is systematically exploring its extensive property position in the Val d’Or mining camp in the Abitibi District of Quebec. QMX is currently drilling in the Val d’Or East portion of its land package focused on the Bonnefond Deposit and in the Bourlamaque Batholith. In addition to its extensive land package QMX owns the strategically located Aurbel gold mill and tailings facility.
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