Eldorado Gold Identifies New Mineralized Lenses at Ormaque; Multiple Styles of High-Grade Mineralization at Bonnefond; Kokarpinar Vein Extension Drilled at Efemcukuru

Monday, 27. September 2021 23:01

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eldorado Gold Corporation (“Eldorado”, the “Company” or “We”) is pleased to provide an update of results from exploration projects at the Lamaque and Efemcukuru operations. Brownfield exploration activities at these sites included a combination of resource conversion drilling, step-out drilling of existing resources and testing new near-mine targets.

  • Ormaque: Infill drilling at the Ormaque deposit at the Lamaque operations has confirmed grade continuity within ore lenses of the maiden inferred resource and has expanded several lenses laterally. Drillholes testing deeper levels identified several new mineralized zones. Notable step-out intercepts include 2.2 metres at 21.3 grams per tonne (g/t) gold (51.4 g/t gold uncapped) and 1.0 metres at 40.4 g/t gold. Intercepts from new zones include 5.3 metres at 25.0 g/t gold and 33.9 metres at 16.5 g/t gold.
  • Bonnefond: Significant drill results from the Bonnefond deposit in the recently acquired Bourlamaque project area (formerly QMX project area) include 50.2 metres at 6.0 g/t gold from an extension veinlet zone within the Bonnefond tonalite and 12.9 metres at 5.1 g/t gold from shear vein hosted mineralization cutting across the tonalite.
  • Efemcukuru: Drilling at Kokarpinar focused on both conversion drilling within inferred resources and testing the previously undrilled Kokarpinar Northwest Splay, with the latter returning intercepts of 1.6 metres at 18.3 g/t gold and 2.1 metres at 8.0 g/t gold.

“The strong drill results build on the ongoing success of our exploration programs at the Lamaque and Efemcukuru operations,” said George Burns, President and CEO of Eldorado Gold. “The infill and step-out drilling at Ormaque highlights the quality and growth potential of this recent new discovery, and our teams are rapidly advancing a range of exploration opportunities within the land package obtained through the acquisition of QMX, key to our Canadian growth strategy.”

“At Efemcukuru, we have a strong track record of extending mine life through exploration success. The recent resource drilling at the Kokarpinar vein is encouraging and has the potential to significantly extend the current reserve base and mine life. Our exploration team continues to advance drilling in many areas to support our future growth profile at our existing operations.”

Note: Gold grades for drillhole intervals listed in this release are capped at 40 g/t gold for Triangle deposit holes and 70 g/t gold for the Ormaque zone. Drillhole intercepts are drillhole lengths; where sufficient geological control exists, estimated true thicknesses of mineralized zones are in Appendix 1.

Tables of intercepts from the drilling referenced in this release are included in Appendix 1 and associated drillhole collar coordinates and orientations are listed in Appendix 2.

Val-d’Or District, Quebec

Ormaque Deposit

Eldorado announced a maiden inferred resource for the Ormaque deposit on February 22, 2021 totaling 803,000 ounces gold at a grade of 9.5 g/t gold. High gold grades at Ormaque occur within quartz+carbonate+tourmaline veins forming gently south-dipping extension veins and vein arrays, and less commonly, steeply north-dipping shear veins. The mineralized veins at Ormaque have been identified within a corridor extending approximately 550 metres east-west, 300 metres north-south and from 150 to at least 750 metres depth, located roughly midway along the ore haulage decline being constructed between the Triangle mine and the Sigma mill (Figure 1).

Figure 1: Geological map of the Lamaque Operations showing mineralized zones and infrastructure referred to in this news release. Inset map shows outline of Lamaque Operations license holdings: Sigma-Lamaque and Sigma 2 outlined in red; Bourlamaque Property in green.

Since the maiden Ormaque resource was defined, 34 drill holes totalling 16,494 metres have been completed (Figure 2). The new drilling includes both infill holes within the inferred resource area, drilled for the purpose of confirming grade continuity within the mineralized lenses, and step-out holes targeting extensions of the mineralized zones and testing for new mineralized lenses at depth and along strike.

Figure 2: Geological map of the Ormaque deposit area, showing collars and traces of drill holes completed since the February 2021 announcement of the maiden inferred resource and surface projection outline of the deposit area. Drillhole collar coordinates and orientations provided in Appendix 2.

Infill drillholes targeted five of the thicker, more continuous lenses of the deposit (E030, E040, E050, E100 and E140). Results validated the geological model used in the maiden resource, and intersected grades and thicknesses similar to those predicted by the model. The additional level of drilling detail has also enabled refinements to the geological model, the most notable being the definition of several steeply north-dipping high-grade shear veins. Some of the widest mineralized intervals to date are associated with vein arrays occurring where the gently-dipping extension vein lenses intersect these steeper zones.

Step-out drilling has also defined extensions to the mineralized lenses outside of the area included in the maiden resource estimate, associated with both extension and shear vein zones. Notable intercepts include:

  • 2.15 metres at 21.3 g/t gold (51.4 g/t gold uncapped) in drillhole LS-21-059, representing a 30 metre step-out to the north on zone E100,
  • 1.0 metre at 40.4 g/t gold in drillhole LS-21-052, representing an 80 metre step-out to the east on zone E030, and
  • 1.05 metres at 38.8 g/t gold in drillhole LS-21-058, representing a 50 metre step-out to the north on zone E050.

Several new mineralized zones that were not included in the maiden resource were also intersected in the infill and step-out drilling programs. These include intercepts of:

  • 5.25 metres at 25.0 g/t gold in drillhole LS-21-052 from a sub-vertical shear vein, and
  • multiple intercepts in drillhole LS-21-054, including 5.0 metres at 18.1 g/t gold in a new sub-horizontal zone and 33.9 metres at 16.5 g/t gold from an array of extensional veins with associated tourmaline altered wallrock. The latter is one of the deepest and easternmost intersections at Ormaque (Figure 3).

Drilling results at the high-grade Ormaque deposit highlight the resource expansion potential of the known mineralized lenses and through discovery of new lenses where the deposit remains open to the east and at depth. The combination of steeply-dipping shear veins and sub-horizontal extension veins at Ormaque is similar to styles of mineralization mined at the nearby Sigma deposit (historical production of approximately 4.5 million ounces gold), which was mined to a depth of 1.8 kilometres. Exploration to date at Ormaque has only tested the system to about 750 metres.

Figure 3: North-south cross section through the eastern part of the Ormaque Deposit (section line shown on Figure 2) showing geometry of gently-dipping extension vein lenses and more steeply-dipping shear veins, and selected recent drill intercepts from this news release.

Current drilling at Ormaque is testing extensions of the orebody towards the east below the previously explored Fortune zone (Figure 2). Drilling also commenced at the Mine #3 target 500 metres southwest of Ormaque (Figure 1), following up on several drill intercepts that display similar styles of mineralization and geological controls to those at Ormaque. Around 12,000 metres of drilling are planned for Ormaque, Mine #3, and related nearby targets for the remainder of 2021.


Eldorado completed the acquisition of QMX Gold on April 7, 2021, increasing Eldorado’s land package within the Val-d'Or area by over 500% (Figure 1). The newly acquired properties, now collectively referred to as the Bourlamaque property, include historical producing mines, advanced stage exploration projects and early-stage opportunities. In 2021, exploration drilling by QMX and subsequently by Eldorado at Bourlamaque has focused on the Bonnefond deposit, the River target, and the Bevcon target.

The Bonnefond deposit, located 20 kilometres east of Val-d’Or, has notable geological similarities to the Triangle deposit, including an association with plug-like intrusions and localization of high gold grades within steeply-dipping shear vein systems. However, the intrusions at Bonnefond contain extensive zones of disseminated and veinlet-controlled gold mineralization not found at Triangle. Drilling has been ongoing at Bonnefond throughout the year, targeting both the shear veins and more disseminated styles of mineralization. Notable results from the 2021 drilling at Bonnefond include:

  • Intercepts of 50.2 metres at 5.9 g/t gold, 13.1 metres at 4.3 g/t gold (both from drillhole 17315-20-121W1) and 41.9 metres at 3.2 g/t gold (drillhole 17315-20-148); associated with arrays of quartz-tourmaline-pyrite extension veinlets hosted within the Bonnefond tonalite, and   
  • Intercepts of 10.3 metres at 5.1 g/t gold (drillhole 17315-21-161) and 12.9 metres at 5.1 g/t gold (drillhole 17415-21-167A) within subvertical, quartz-carbonate shear veins spatially associated with mafic dykes cutting the Bonnefond tonalite.

The River target is located just east of Val-d’Or and approximately 5.5 kilometres northeast of the Sigma Mill. The River target area contains a series of south-dipping mineralized shear zones within the western margin of the Bourlamaque batholith, some of which are aligned along-strike with shear zones formerly mined at the Lac Herbin mine 500 metres to the east (historical production 172,650 ounces gold). Similar styles of mineralization are also present at the nearby historic Ferderber and Dumont mines (historical production of 362,000 ounces gold and 258,000 ounces gold respectively).

Eight drillholes totaling 3,490 metres have been completed at the River target in 2021. The best intercepts from the drilling include:

  • 16.9 metres at 3.6 g/t gold (drillhole 17421-20-078); and
  • 19.6 metres at 9.8 g/t gold (drillhole 17421-21-082).

Drilling planned the remainder of 2021 on the Bourlamaque property includes roughly 2000 metres at the River target and testing of a new target area along strike from the previously producing Bevcon mine (historical production of 438,000 ounces gold), located 30 kilometres east of Val-d'Or. The Bevcon target consists of several shear zones along the northern margin of the Bevcon intrusion, which were previously mined at the Bevcon mine. Initial drill testing will include up to 12 drillholes testing a strike length of 400 metres.

Efemcukuru, Turkey

In 2021, drilling at Efemcukuru has focused on resource conversion and step-out drilling at the Kokarpinar epithermal vein system (Figure 4). Resource conversion drilling has now been completed for three of the six ore shoots at Kokarpinar and will continue through the end of the year on the remaining inferred resource areas. Grades and thicknesses in the resource conversion drilling to date are overall consistent with the inferred resource model, and in several areas returned intercepts with notably higher than expected grades and thicknesses. Examples include:

  • 5.6 metres at 35.0 g/t gold (drillhole KPR-045) at Kokarpinar South;
  • 14.2 metres at 7.4 g/t gold (drillhole KPR-032) at Kokarpinar Middle; and
  • 8.6 metres at 8.3 g/t gold (drillhole KPR-051) from the Kokarpinar Middle splay zone.

Figure 4: Geological map of the Efemcukuru mine area showing traces of exploration and resource conversion drillholes completed in 2021 at the Kokarpinar vein system.

Three step-out drillholes were completed at the previously undrilled Kokarpinar Northwest Splay zone, targeting areas where numerous high grade gold values were obtained from outcrop samples. Two of the holes intersected significant epithermal vein mineralization, including:

  • 1.6 metres at 18.3 g/t gold (drillhole KV-789) and
  • 2.1 metres at 8.0 g/t gold (drillhole KV-792).  

Follow-up drilling is planned for late 2021 to test the continuity and lateral extent of high-grade mineralization in this area.

About Eldorado Gold

Eldorado is a gold and base metals producer with mining, development and exploration operations in Turkey, Canada, Greece, Romania, and Brazil.  The Company has a highly skilled and dedicated workforce, safe and responsible operations, a portfolio of high-quality assets, and long-term partnerships with local communities.  Eldorado’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: ELD) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EGO).


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Qualified Persons 
Dr. Peter Lewis P.Geo., Eldorado’s Vice President, Exploration, is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") responsible for, and has verified and approved, the scientific and technical disclosure contained in this press release. The scientific and technical disclosure of the exploration results from the Quebec based projects were reviewed and approved by Jacques Simoneau. P.Geo and member in good standing of the Ordre des Géologues du Québec. Eldorado operates its exploration programs according to industry best practices and employs rigorous quality assurance and quality control procedures. All results are based on half-core samples of diamond drill core. For Lamaque, drill core samples were prepared and analyzed at Bourlamaque Laboratories in Val d’Or, Quebec, while the Bourlamaque property samples were analysed at the Swastika Lab in Swastika, Ontario. Drillcore samples For Efemcukuru were prepared at the Company’s sample preparation lab in Cannakale, Turkey and analyzed at ALS Minerals laboratory in Izmir, Turkey.  All Au assays are based on fire assay analysis of a 30 gm charge (50 gm for Efemcukuru)  followed by an atomic adsorption finish.  Samples with Au grades above 5.0 g/t at the Lamaque project and Efemcukuru Project, 10.0 g/t at other projects were re-assayed and completed with a gravimetric finish.  Certified standard reference materials, field duplicate and blank samples were inserted regularly and were closely monitored to ensure the quality of the data.  

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Appendix 1: Tables of Assay Results

Table 1: Summary of 2021 drillhole assay results from the Ormaque Deposit. Intercepts are only reported for those intervals above a 10 gram x metre cutoff. Drillhole collar locations, collar orientations, and total lengths are listed in Appendix 2.


Au g/t

Au cap
at 70 g/t

Infill Holes (inside February 21st inferred resource)
LS-20-034M01589.0590.71.7 20.41 Shear Vein
and712.5713.00.5 185.6170.0 
and875.75878.02.25 7.29  
LS-20-035418.0421.03.01.433.36 E100
and436.7439.252.551.016.85 S020
LS-20-036132.5134.01.5 18.15  
LS-20-036A439.7440.20.50.4334.62 S010
and523.1523.60.5 28.82  
and531.75532.751.00.5431.58 E160
and563.8564.81.00.5515.56 E170
and664.25665.851.6 16.57  
and676.3679.353.05 9.38 Shear Vein
LS-20-037151.7152.20.5 26.98  
and156.3156.80.5 44.25  
and185.0187.652.652.2814.65 E010
incl.186.0187.01.0 37.62  
and270.7279.88.3 19.589.99 
incl.271.7272.71.0 149.6370.0 
and276.5278. E040
and394.3395.451.150.9716.8 E110
and411.15416.855.702.126.3 S010
and523.8525.01.2 10.13  
LS-20-038591.25604.7513.5 4.48  
incl.591.25596.755.54.325.0 E230
and incl.599.25604.755.5 5.89  
LS-20-039A146.7148.11.4 14.9  
and150.7151.30.6 63.84  
and265.0267.12.11.8811.98 E040
and316.8317.81.00.8412.53 E060
and414.75418.13.35 9.04  
and543.25548.55.25 2.4 Shear Vein
and639.8643.84.0 2.79 Shear Vein
LS-21-040A266.35268. E050
and274.3275.751.45 29.18  
LS-21-041228.5229.020.520.5120.22 E030
incl.274.15274.70.55 183.4870.0 
and286.65288.151.5 23.12  
and305.7308. E070
and319.4320.00.60.5939.79 E080
and330.85331.40.55 30.98  
and340.7341.81.11.0823.54 E090
LS-21-042A284.5289. E050
incl.288.0288.50.5 21.52  
and267.0270.03.02.734.51 E040
and296.7302.856.155.65.06 E050
incl.300.65302.852.2 11.12  
and311.5313.01.5 16.76  
LS-21-046235.2239.24.03.544.58 E020
incl.238.6239.20.6 21.55  
incl.253.5254.00.5 133.9770.0 
and256.8258.31.5 8.78  
and306.35309.12.752.424.17 E050
incl.306.85308.11.25 48.66  
and321.75322.751.00.8520.72 E060
and326.9327.40.5 76.3570.0 
and378.0378.50.50.4531.16 E090
and387.0392.15.13.747.88 S020
incl.387.5388.00.5 26.57  
and400.5401.51.00.8813.3 E110
LS-21-047272.85275.22.352.2612.09 E050
incl.273.4273.90.5 41.99  
and281.9283.551.65 31.3326.09 
incl.282.45283.050.6 84.4170.0 
LS-21-048419.8420.30.50.4125.3 E100
and446.3447.31.0 37.4835.49 
and493.5495.52.0 34.9928.58 
incl.494.5495.00.5 95.6670.0 
and541.5543.251.751.520.64 E140
incl.578.15578.650.5 391.8670.0 
LS-21-050456.9457.40.5 36.57  
and525.9526.40.5 46.38  
and582.4582.90.5 20.21  
and299.25300.251.00.8711.34 E050
and306.35307.851.5 9.48  
and359.9361.251.35 11.5  
and369.9370.91.00.8915.93 E090
and375.6376.350.75 23.15  
and393.75395.251.5 14.63  
incl.394.75395.250.5 41.89  
and396.25397.00.750.6621.07 E110
LS-21-053245.3245.80.50.4834.13 E040
and281.0284.853.853.699.57 E050
incl.283.75284.30.55 56.09  
and423.5427.33.83.5510.68 E130
incl.424.1424.60.5 67.48  
and445.7447.92.22.1813.28 E140
LS-21-055275.65276.30.65 35.3  
and303.35306.32.952.4317.8 E050
incl.305.75306.30.55 68.74  
and322.45323.61.150.9222.34 E060
incl.392.15392.750.6 100.0470.0 
and incl.393.75394.250.5 69.36  
and499.75505.96.15 4.12 Shear Vein
LS-21-056238.6239.10.50.4861.06 E030
and282.95291.358.48.0114.31 E050
incl.282.95286.03.05 38.0  
incl.290.85294.53.65 91.0641.13 
and291.35294.53.15 104.4846.63Shear Vein
and307.0309. E070
and316.3317.61.3 13.62  
and322.65324.652.01.936.37 E080
Step-out Holes (outside February 21st inferred resource)
LS-21-043510.9513.52.6 16.04  
LS-21-045196.8197.30.5 34.65  
and416.8420.854.053.556.69 E100
incl.416.8418.31.5 15.82  
and429.55430.551.00.8611.16 E110
and458.1459.61.5 20.69  
and561.0561.50.50.4133.17 E160
and572.15573.651.5 19.68  
and807.1807.60.5 65.03  
and867.5871.654.15 18.94  
incl.868.95869.90.95 68.85  
and871.65874.02.35 19.67 Shear Vein
incl.873.3874.00.7 44.15  
and874.0875.51.5 9.7  
and879.3889.710.4 20.689.19 
incl.879.3879.80.5 308.9270.0 
incl.224.8225.30.5 77.870.0 
and382.0383.01.00.911.75 E110
incl.388.5389.00.5 246.470.0 
and421.5423.52.01.7316.55 E130
incl.422.0422.50.5 60.38  
and460.15461.651.5 19.03  
incl.460.65461.150.5 55.79  
LS-21-054407.55412.555.0 18.08  
incl.410.2411.551.35 56.62  
and419.75420.250.5 20.93  
incl.435.9436.40.5 88.5770.0 
and477.1478.11.00.9237.29 E150
and716.75750.6533.9 16.5212.35 
incl.719.75720.751.0 34.17  
and incl.724.0724.70.7 130.3270.0 
and incl.732.05734.852.8 90.3960.68 
and incl.740.2740.70.5 101.8770.0 
and incl.744.0744.50.5 64.24  
and781.25782.251.0 21.13  
and797.8802.54.7 4.07  
and810.35812.352.0 5.27  
and815.75822.857.1 21.1418.46 
incl.815.75816.350.6 101.7570.0 
and incl.818.55820.351.8 41.89  
LS-21-05750.051.51.5 8.41  
and88.591.22.7 30.6618.6 
incl. 124.2570.0 
incl.224.3224.80.5 77.470.0 
incl.246.7247.250.55 72.9370.0 
incl.367.8368.30.5 199.5770.0 
and378.2382.554.353.9910.12 E120
incl.381.25382.551.3 31.58  
LS-21-061163.5170.06.5 6.18  
incl.163.5164.00.5 67.65  
and214.0219.05.0 8.76  
and252.0254.02.01.829.96 E020
and287.0287.50.50.4544.88 E040
and318.85319.350.50.4553.17 E050

Table 2:
Summary of 2021 drillhole assay results from the Bonnefond Deposit. Intercepts are only reported for those intervals above a 10 gram x metre cutoff. Drillhole collar locations, collar orientations, and total lengths are listed in Appendix 2.

DrillholeFrom (m)To (m)Interval
Au (g/t)Zone
17315-20-121W1459.8461.82.01.1612.25Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and473.0477. Tonalitic plug
and504.8508. Tonalitic plug
and610.8612.31.50.8610.68Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and629.1632. Tonalitic plug
and640.6690.850.228.735.95Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
incl.642.6644.62.01.1470.94Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and incl.670.0672.02.01.1439.51Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and734.0735.51.50.8617.17Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and754.9756. Tonalitic plug
and768.7781.813.17.484.32Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
incl.772.1774.12.01.1410.13Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
incl.778.1779.81.70.9713.25Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and794.5796. Tonalitic plug
and920.0922. Tonalitic plug
and1077.01079.02.01.1455.27Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
17315-20-132352.5375.022.520.153.61Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
incl.369.3375.05.75.0910.59Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
17315-20-14878.588.510.05.353.25Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and120.2129. Tonalitic plug
and160.0161.81.80.9512.79Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and170.8172.82.01.0614.92Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and231.1273.041.922.03.21Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
incl.231.1239. Tonalitic plug
and incl.235.1239. Tonalitic plug
and incl.265.0273. Tonalitic plug
and308.4314. Tonalitic plug
and342.0349.07.03.673.68Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and382.5384.01.50.787.17Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and427.5429.01.50.786.99Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and667.5669. Tonalitic plug
17315-20-149W2544.7683.0138.371.573.03Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
incl.556.3571.815.58.127.7Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and incl.566.3568.32.01.0537.47Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and incl.654.0672. Dyke
and incl.657.2659.22.00.7136.42Gabbro Dyke
and incl.681.0683.02.01.0114.44Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and755.2765.09.84.933.82Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and974.6978.03.41.623.88Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
17315-20-155W1374.9378. Tonalitic plug
and634.2635.61.40.812.76Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and843.4846.22.81.625.21Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and940.5942.01.50.8621.17Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and964.5966.01.50.869.05Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and1009.01011. Tonalitic plug
and1015.51025. Dyke
incl.1017.51019.01.50.6510.16Gabbro Dyke
and1075.51084.08.54.9913.32Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
incl.1075.51077.01.50.8844.17Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and incl.1080.01082.02.01.1721.64Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
17315-20-155W2530.0535. Tonalitic plug
and530.0531.81.80.9418.79Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and579.5586.06.52.346.3Gabbro Dyke
incl.581.5583.01.50.5418.28Gabbro Dyke
and698.5700. Tonalitic plug
17315-21-128AW1429.1430.61.50.8614.37Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
17315-21-161119.5123.54.02.443.74Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and172.0186.014.08.557.26Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
incl.172.0173.01.00.6179.57Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and211.0213. Tonalitic plug
and286.0311. Tonalitic plug
incl.288.0290.02.01.2259.6Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and406.4410.44.01.864.26South Shear
and487.5502.014.58.834.62Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
incl.487.5492.95.43.2910.58Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and incl.491.1492. Tonalitic plug
and521.1531.410.34.795.06South Shear
incl.522.7524.01.30.620.1South Shear
and incl.528.0529.21.20.5610.45South Shear
17315-21-161W1408.4412. Tonalitic plug
and443.2446.23.01.838.95Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and489.5491. Tonalitic plug
and545.4551.05.62.624.33South Shear
17315-21-161W2269.9270.91.00.5626.4Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and284.0286.02.01.1366.16Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and303.5306.22.71.523.87Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and493.5495.01.50.847.91Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and532.0534. Tonalitic plug
and554.5556.01.50.847.78Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and567.7571.03.31.834.1Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and596.9598. Tonalitic plug
and808.4809.91.50.8116.32Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and853.5858.44.92.610.02Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and1161.61163.31.70.8810.77Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
17315-21-16251. Tonalitic plug
and76. Shear
and92.395. Shear
and105.0107. Tonalitic plug
and130.3131.91.60.8824.39Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and155.9164. Shear
and180.2184.94.72.593.65Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and218.5240.321.812.064.18Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
incl.218.5219.71.20.6621.08Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and incl.236.5238.52.01.1110.02Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and265.7267.01.30.7210.17Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and425.1428.63.51.913.54Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and687.3706. Dyke
incl.699.4701.21.80.9718.59Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and781.0785.54.52.373.44Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
17315-21-164709.9711.41.51.467.76South Shear
17315-21-166683.1688.85.75.662.91Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and752.5756.03.53.485.6Bonnefond Tonalitic plug
and798.8803. Shear
17315-21-167193.4195. Dyke
17315-21-167A132.1134.12.00.867.54Gabbro Dyke
and988.61001.512.95.075.12Gabbro Dyke
incl.993.9995.92.00.7920.25Gabbro Dyke
17315-20-133 to 17315-20-147; 17315-20-149W1; 17315-20-150 to 17315-20-154; 17315-21-105AW2;17315-21-163; 17315-21-165Below reporting threshold

Table 3:
Summary of 2021 drillhole assay results from the River Target Area of the Bourlamaque property. Intercepts are only reported for those intervals above a 10 gram x metre cutoff. Drillhole collar locations, collar orientations, and total lengths are listed in Appendix 2.

DrillholeFrom (m)
To (m)
Interval True
Au (g/t)Zone
17421-20-072307.5308. B
17421-20-078202.0218.916.913.53.6Shear B
incl218.3218.90.60.567.23Shear B
17421-21-080221.5231. B
incl226.5227.00.50.346.83Shear B
17421-21-082198.5218.119.618.99.81Shear B
incl198.5199. B
and incl207.8209.31.51.557.62Shear B
and incl211.5213.01.51.522.64Shear B
and incl214.5215.30.80.838.53Shear B
17421-21-086216.0226. B
incl218.1218.80.70.728.33Shear B
17421-20-071; 17421-20-073 to 17421-20-076; 17421-21-081; 17421-21-083 to 17421-21-085Below reporting threshold

Table 4:
Summary of 2021 drillhole assay results from the Kokarpinar vein system at the Efemcukuru Mine. Intercepts are only reported for those intervals above a 10 gram x metre cutoff. Drillhole collar locations, collar orientations, and total lengths are listed in Appendix 2.

DrillholeFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)True
thickness (m)
Au (g/t)Ag (g/t)
Resource Expansion
Kokarpinar Northwest Splay
KV-790Below reporting threshold
Resource Conversion
Kokarpinar Middle Vein
KPR-036 to KPR-039; KPR-042 to KPR-044Below reporting threshold
Kokarpinar Middle Splay
KPR-053 to KPR-054; KPR-062; KPR-064Below reporting threshold
Kokarpinar South Vein
KPR-052; KPR-055; KPR-061; KPR-067Below reporting threshold

Appendix 2:
Collar locations and orientations and total lengths for drillholes listed in this news release.

Lamaque Ormaque Deposit
Efemcukuru Kokarpinar
Bourlamaque Bonnefond
Bourlamaque River

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Figure 1

Geological map of the Lamaque Operations showing mineralized zones and infrastructure referred to in this news release. Inset map shows outline of Lamaque Operations license holdings: Sigma-Lamaque and Sigma 2 outlined in red; Bourlamaque Property in green.
Figure 2

Geological map of the Ormaque deposit area, showing collars and traces of drill holes completed since the February 2021 announcement of the maiden inferred resource and surface projection outline of the deposit area. Drillhole collar coordinates and orientations provided in Appendix 2.
Figure 3

North-south cross section through the eastern part of the Ormaque Deposit (section line shown on Figure 2) showing geometry of gently-dipping extension vein lenses and more steeply-dipping shear veins, and selected recent drill intercepts from this news release.
Figure 4

Geological map of the Efemcukuru mine area showing traces of exploration and resource conversion drillholes completed in 2021 at the Kokarpinar vein system.
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