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Montreal, March 10, 2022 – Quebec Precious Metals Corporation (“QPM” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: QPM, OTCQB: CJCFF, FSE: YXEP) is pleased to announce drill hole assay results from three (3) new drill holes completed during the 2021 fall program. The results confirm the extensive gold mineralization at the La Pointe Extension gold deposit, on the Company’s 100% owned Sakami project in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay territory of Quebec.
Highlights (Table 1, Figures 1, 2 and 3)
- Two holes have intersected extensive mineralization over wide intervals:
- Hole PT-21-187: 69.6 g/t Au over 0.6 m within 1.32 g/t Au over 94 m; and
- Hole PT-21-188: 1.51 g/t Au over 42.15 m within 0.95 g/t Au over 100.8 m.
- These two new holes confirm the continuity and the depth extension by about 100 m of the central portion of the deposit which could be amenable to open pit mining.
Normand Champigny, QPM’s Chief Executive Officer, stated: “These results are the best to date at the La Pointe Extension and validate our belief that the central portion of the deposit drilling continues at depth with greater mineralized widths. We look forward to receiving the results from drill hole 189 and the six drill holes from the winter drilling. They will add to the deposit’s volume as we continue to prepare our maiden resource estimate.”
This drilling aims to expand the La Pointe Extension deposit that could be amenable to open pit mining and will support the Company’s maiden mineral resource estimate. The Company expects that the resource estimate will be available in Q3 2022. To date, a total of 40 drill holes have intersected the La Pointe Extension deposit. The interpreted mineralized zone has a strike length of 3,750 m. The deposit has a minimum depth of 400 m and with estimated true thickness of 41 m, up to 75 m in the central part of the deposit. There is generally a good spatial correlation between the gold mineralization and the abundance of disseminated arsenopyrite, pyrite and pyrrhotite hosted in a silicified paragneiss that is observed in drill holes. The La Pointe Extension deposit and the La Pointe deposit are part of the Sakami project located along a 23-kilometre-long favourable geological contact that hosts gold mineralization.
Results from hole PT-21-189 completed during the 2021 fall program are expected shortly. Results from the ongoing winter program at the La Pointe Extension deposit will be released in the spring. Recently announced induced polarization survey results identified additional drill targets along strike and south of the La Pointe Extension deposit. Testing of these targets could expand significantly the size of the deposit.
Complete assay results and calculated composite grades released to date are available on QPM’s website (https://www.qpmcorp.ca/en/projects/sakami-technical-information/).
For previously disclosed results in connection with the La Pointe and La Pointe Extension deposits, see press releases of June 9, 2021, November 2, 2021, and February 24, 2022.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
The drilling contract was awarded to Orbit Garant Drilling Inc., based in Val-d’Or, Quebec. The hole diameter is NQ. Quality assurance and quality control procedures have been implemented to ensure best practices in sampling and analysis of the core samples. The drill core was logged and then split, with one-half sent for assay and the other retained in the core box as a witness sample. Duplicates, 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.
The Sakami Project
The Sakami Project provides the Company with a controlling position over a 23-km long segment of a favourable geological contact and comprises 281 claims (142 km2). It is located 570 km north of Val d’Or, Quebec, 120 km east of the municipality of Wemindji, 90 km from the Éléonore gold mine and 47 km northeast of the paved James Bay Road. Good infrastructure, including major access roads, a hydro-powered electric grid and airports, are present in the region. Drilling can be carried out throughout the year.
Normand Champigny, Eng., Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and Qualified Person under NI 43-101 on standards of disclosure for mineral projects, has prepared and reviewed the content of this press release. François Gagnon, P. Geo., Senior Exploration Geologist with Consul-Teck Exploration Minière Inc. has also reviewed the content of this release.
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.
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Tel.: 514 979-4746
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Table 1: Summary of significant drill hole assay results from the 2021 program,
Sakami project – Press release of March 10, 2022
- All widths are drill-indicated core length.
- Drill holes are generally planned to intersect mineralization as close to perpendicular to strike as possible.
- All gold values presented are not capped.
La Pointe Extension deposit
|Hole #||UTM E||UTM N||Length (m)||Azimuth ()||Dip ()||Number of samples||From(m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||Au(g/t)|
La Pointe deposit
|Hole #||UTM E||UTM N||Length (m)||Azimuth ()||Dip ()||Number of samples||From (m)|
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