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- Presence of a 4.5 km long gold-bearing structure with high grades remains open to extend mineralization at depth confirmed at the Lloyd discovery;
- Processing of aeromagnetic and orthophotos/LiDAR data defines dilatant zones along the structure in a sinistral strike-slip system and connected with dykes (Figures 1, 2 and 3); and
- Recommended 2022 program consists of Induced Polarization (“IP”) survey to better define the structure’s high-priority gold targets followed by drilling.
Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario – (March 23, 2022) – GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. (TSXV: SPOT, OTCQX: SPOFF) (“GoldSpot”), a leading technology services company leveraging machine learning to transform the mineral discovery process, and Quebec Precious Metals Corporation (TSXV: QPM, OTCQB: CJCFF, FSE: YXEP) (“QPM”), are pleased to provide an exploration update on the Elmer East project (the “Project”) 100% owned by QPM in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay territory of Quebec. Since 2020, GoldSpot has participated in the Project’s evaluation, execution of field work and interpretation of exploration results.
Vincent Dubé-Bourgeois, CEO of GoldSpot, commented: “The progress made by Québec Precious Metals and GoldSpot on the Elmer East project shows enormous potential. This 4.5 km gold structure with high grades highlights the potential for significant gold mineralization. We look forward to the results of future exploration work.”
Normand Champigny, CEO of QPM, commented: “The presence of a 4.5 km long gold-bearing structure with high grades is a clear indication of the strong gold potential of the Elmer East project. With an IP survey, the project will be drill-ready later in 2022.”
The fall 2021 field work aimed to characterize the gold-bearing veins, including structures and mineralogy that were reported previously (see press release of September 8, 2021). The work confirmed the presence of a 4.5 km-long EW trending high-grade gold-bearing structure. This was done through the collection of orthophoto and LiDAR data by helicopter over a surface area of 4.8 km2 and mapping of the vein structures and channel sampling of the high grade discoveries. GoldSpot and QPM agree that the 2022 program should comprise an IP survey followed by diamond drilling of the best gold targets.
The 2020 high-resolution airborne magnetic data covering the Project was reviewed and reinterpreted by Inter Géophysique Inc. (based in Rosemère, Quebec) and GoldSpot. In addition, processing of high-resolution orthophotos and LiDAR data support this reinterpretation.
Figure 2 highlights the structural pattern of folds and shears in an Archean clastic basin of conglomerates and greywackes with an interpreted major ENE trending sinistral shear structure. Flexures highlight dilatant zones and a probable pull-apart system which are spatially associated with the high-grade gold values. A mafic dyke swarm has been delineated and occurs mainly to the south of the major structure. The dykes are spatially correlated with the gold discoveries. Figure 3 illustrates the high priority gold targets generated by GoldSpot using knowledge-driven methods. Flexures, the pull-apart zone and the mafic dykes are highly prospective.
The geophysical and litho-structural interpretation carried out by GoldSpot highlights major NW trending gold structures that border folded volcano-sedimentary units. This suggests that the lithologic contrast located near anticlinal fold axes are the best targets for gold mineralization (Figure 4). Only the southern part of the discovery area was visited in 2020 and 2021 (see press release of September 8, 2021). There is a significant potential for additional discoveries. Additional prospecting is recommended over the NW trending structures.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Grab sample positions were recorded with a high-precision GPS. Quality assurance and quality control procedures have been implemented to ensure best practices in sampling and analysis of the channel samples. Standards and blanks were regularly inserted into the sample stream. The samples were delivered, in secure tagged bags, directly to the ALS Minerals laboratory facility in Val-d’Or, Quebec. The samples are weighed and identified prior to sample preparation. All samples are analyzed by fire assay with AA finish on a 30 g sample (0.005-10 ppm Au), with a gravimetric finish for assays over 10 ppm Au. Samples were also tested for 48 elements using four-acid digestion ICP-MS (MS-ME 61).
The technical information in this press release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in NI 43-101 on standards of disclosure for mineral projects and approved by Ludovic Bigot (OGQ – P.Geo No. 1655), Senior Geologist at GoldSpot, a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101 guidelines. Normand Champigny, Eng., Chief Executive Officer of QPM, and Qualified Person under NI 43-101 has reviewed the content of this release.
QPM’s press release of March 15, 2022
As a matter of clarity and correction, the press release issued by QPM on March 15, 2022, should reflect the following:
Of the 835,000 stock options granted, 675,000 have been granted to its directors and officers 100,000 to an employee and a part-time consultant and 60,000 to a consultant.
For the directors, officers, one employee and one consultant, each Option entitles its holder to purchase one common share of the Company at a price of $0.17 per share for a five-year period. The Options vest as follows: one-third on the date of grant, one-third on the first anniversary of the date of grant, and one-third at the second anniversary of the date of grant. Options granted to one consultant are exercisable for a two-year period and will vest immediately. Options are granted in accordance with Policy 4.4 of the TSX Venture Exchange and the terms and conditions of the Company’s stock option plan.
About Quebec Precious Metals Corporation
QPM is a gold explorer with a large land position in the highly prospective Eeyou Istchee James Bay territory, Quebec, near Newmont Corporation’s Éléonore gold mine. QPM’s flagship project is the Sakami project with significant grades and well-defined drill-ready targets. QPM’s goal is to rapidly explore the Sakami project and advance to the mineral resource estimate stage.
About GoldSpot Discoveries Corp.
GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. is a technology services company in mineral exploration. GoldSpot is a team of scientists who combine expertise in geoscience and data science to deliver bespoke solutions that transform the mineral discovery process. In the race to make discoveries, GoldSpot produces Smart Targets and advanced geological modelling that saves time, reduces costs and provides accurate results.
For further information, please contact:
Chief Executive Officer
Quebec Precious Metals Corporation
Tel.: 514 979-4746
Executive Chairman and President
GoldSpot Discoveries Corp.
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