Mineral Resources

Mineral Resource Estimate

The Company’s updated Mineral Resource Estimate (“MRE”; effective date of February 29, 2020) was completed by WSP and forms the basis for the PEA.  A summary of the MRE is highlighted in Tables 5 and 6.

Table 5. Hammerdown and Orion Pit Constrained Mineral Resource Summary

Resource Classification

Cut-off

Deposit

Tonnes

Gold (g/t)

Gold oz

Measured

1.0 g/t

Hammerdown

284,600

11.75

107,500

Indicated

1.0 g/t

Hammerdown

739,100

8.17

194,100

Measured & Indicated

1.0 g/t

Hammerdown

1,023,700

9.16

301,600

Inferred

1.0 g/t

Hammerdown

538,400

4.89

84,700

Inferred Intervein

1.0 g/t

Hammerdown

321,700

4.18

43,200

Indicated

1.0 g/t

Orion

698,400

2.96

66,400

Inferred

1.0 g/t

Orion

483,400

5.04

78,300

Total Measured

1.0 g/t

Hammerdown & Orion

284,600

11.75

107,500

Total Indicated

1.0 g/t

Hammerdown & Orion

1,437,500

5.64

260,500

Total Measured & Indicated

1.0 g/t

Hammerdown & Orion

1,722,100

6.65

368,000

Total Inferred (incl. Intervein)

1.0 g/t

Hammerdown & Orion

1,343,500

4.77

206,200

Table 6. Hammerdown and Orion Underground Mineral Resource Summary

Resource Classification

Cut-off

Deposit

Tonnes

Gold (g/t)

Gold oz

Measured

2.0 g/t

Hammerdown

3,800

9.74

1,200

Indicated

2.0 g/t

Hammerdown

30,000

9.36

9,000

Measured & Indicated

2.0 g/t

Hammerdown

33,800

9.41

10,200

Inferred

2.0 g/t

Hammerdown

316,200

4.46

45,300

Inferred Intervein

2.0 g/t

Hammerdown

131,300

3.89

16,400

Indicated

2.0 g/t

Orion

1,118,000

3.97

142,900

Inferred

2.0 g/t

Orion

1,437,900

4.29

198,300

Total Measured

2.0 g/t

Hammerdown & Orion

3,800

9.74

1,200

Total Indicated

2.0 g/t

Hammerdown & Orion

1,148,000

4.11

151,900

Total Measured & Indicated

2.0 g/t

Hammerdown & Orion

1,151,800

4.13

153,000

Total Inferred (incl. Intervein)

2.0 g/t

Hammerdown & Orion

1,885,400

4.29

260,000

Key Assumptions, Parameters, and Methods related to the Mineral Resource Estimates:

  1. Mineral Resources were prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 and the CIM Definition Standards (2014). Mineral Resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. 
  2. This estimate of Mineral Resources may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, sociopolitical, marketing, or other relevant issues.
  3. Open pit Mineral Resources are reported at a cut-off grade of 1.0 g/t gold that is based on a gold price of US$1,500/oz.
  4. Underground Mineral Resources are reports at a cut-off grade of 2.0 g/t gold that is based on a gold price of US$1,500/oz.
  5. Appropriate mining costs, processing costs, metal recoveries, and inter ramp pit slope angles were used to generate the pit shell.
  6. Rounding may result in apparent summation differences between tonnes, grade, and contained metal content.
  7. Tonnage and grade measurements are in metric units. Contained gold ounces are in troy ounces.
  8. Composites completed at 0.5 m down the hole.
  9. Contributing assay composites were capped at 125.00 g/t Au at Hammerdown and 23.88 g/t Au at Orion.
  10. A specific gravity value of 2.84 was applied to all blocks.
  11. Modeling for Hammerdown was performed use in GEOVIA Surpac 2019 software with grades estimated using ordinary kriging (OK) interpolation methodology.  Orion modeling was performed using Datamine software with grades estimated using ordinary kriging (OK) interpolation methodology.
  12. Blocks are 2.5m x1.0m x 2.5m with no sub-blocks.

The Mineral Resource estimate is based on the combination of geological modeling, geostatistics and conventional block modeling using the Ordinary Krig method of grade interpolation.  The geological model including mineralized intercepts was generated by Maritime personnel and then audited by WSP.  The QA/QC protocols and corresponding sample preparation and shipment procedures have been reviewed by WSP.

The Hammerdown Mineral Resource estimate was based on 56,533 metres in 468 surface drill holes, 12,551 metres in underground drill holes and 110 surface trenches totaling 298 metres.  The Orion Mineral Resource estimates are based on 15,357 metres in 56 surface drill holes.

At a long-term metal price of US$1,500 per ounce, reasonable prospects are considered to exist for eventual economic extraction of Mineral Resources defined at a 1.0 g/t Au cut-off value within limits of the conceptual final pit shell prepared by AGP.  Additional resources are considered to exist for eventual economic extraction of the Mineral Resource as defined at a 2.00 g/t Au cut-off below the conceptual pit shell.  Additional information about the Mineral Resource modeling methodology will be documented in the upcoming technical report for the Hammerdown Project prepared in accordance with NI 43-101, which will be filed on SEDAR under the Company's profile within 45 days of the date of this news release (the "Technical Report").
 


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