Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 10, 2019 – MONARCH GOLD CORPORATION (“Monarch” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: MQR) (OTCMKTS: MRQRF) (FRANKFURT: MR7) is pleased to provide the results of a new mineral resource estimate for its Fayolle gold project, located 35 kilometres north east of Rouyn-Noranda, near its Camflo mill. The estimate was prepared by Alain Carrier, P.Geo., M.Sc., of InnovExplo Inc., a qualified and independent person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The estimate was prepared using all available information, including new results from the 2012, 2014 and 2019 drilling programs. The effective date of the mineral resource estimate is August 30, 2019.
“With this estimate, we now have a combined Measured and Indicated resource of 3.3 million ounces of gold and an Inferred resource of 1.1 million ounces on our six advanced projects, including the Wasamac project with its feasibility study (see press release dated December 3, 2018) and the Croinor Gold project with its prefeasibility study,” said Jean-Marc Lacoste, President and Chief Executive Officer of Monarch. “At this point in time, there are no other projects in the Abitibi region that are closer to a production decision.”
“As for Fayolle, these results confirm its near-surface high-grade gold resource, which was what we were looking for when we acquired the property. As mentioned before, Fayolle is a perfect fit with our other similarly sized advanced mining projects, namely Beaufor, Croinor Gold, McKenzie Break and Swanson, which are all located near our wholly owned Camflo and Beacon mills (see map). Furthermore, we believe that we’ll be able to increase Fayolle’s gold resource, as the deposit remains open at depth and along strike,” added Mr. Lacoste.
The 2019 mineral resource estimate includes three mineralized zones and a dilution envelope. Basic univariate statistics and geostatistics analysis were performed on datasets of individual raw gold assays and composites for each zone and for the dilution envelope. In the current resource statement, all blocks were classified in the Indicated resource category.
The Fayolle mineral resource estimate was prepared considering a potential scenario combining pit-constrained and underground resources. The results are summarized in table 1 and are presented at cut-off grades of 0.9 g/t Au for the pit-constrained resource and 2.2 g/t Au for the underground resource. Tables 2 and 3 show the cut-off grade sensitivity analysis of the Fayolle mineral resource estimate for both scenarios.
Table 1 - Fayolle 2019 mineral resource estimate for a combined pit-constrained and underground scenario at cut-off grades of 0.9 g/t Au (in-pit) and 2.2 g/t Au (underground)
Notes to the mineral resource table:
Tables 2 and 3 display the sensitivity of the 2019 mineral resource estimate at different cut-off grades for the pit-constrained and underground portions for the same pit shell scenario. The reader should be cautioned that the figures provided in Tables 2 and 3 should not be interpreted as a mineral resource statement. The reported quantities and grade estimates at different cut-off grades are presented with the sole purpose of demonstrating the sensitivity of the resource model to the selection of a reporting cut-off grade.
Table 2 – Cut-off grade sensitivity analysis on the Indicated resources for the pit-constrained portion
Table 3 – Cut-off grade sensitivity analysis on the Indicated Resources for the underground portion
The 2019 mineral resource estimate was prepared using Leapfrog GEO and GEOVIA GEMS software. Leapfrog was used for 3D modelling of topographic and bedrock surfaces while GEMS was used for the interpretation of the zones and for grade estimation and block modelling. Statistical studies were done using Snowden Supervisor and Microsoft Excel software. The estimate was performed using 3D block modelling with the Inverse Squared Distance (ID2) interpolation method.
Figure 1 – Fayolle 2019 resource block model
The NI 43-101 technical report will be delivered and filed on SEDAR within the next 45 days.
The technical and scientific content of this press release has been reviewed and approved by Marc-André Lavergne, Eng., the Corporation’s qualified person under National Instrument 43101, and by Alain Carrier, P.Geo., M.Sc., of InnovExplo Inc., a qualified and independent person as defined by NI 43-101.
ABOUT MONARCH GOLD CORPORATION
Monarch Gold Corporation (TSX: MQR) is an emerging gold mining company focused on pursuing growth through its large portfolio of high-quality projects in the Abitibi mining camp in Quebec, Canada. The Corporation currently owns over 300 km² of gold properties (see map), including the Wasamac deposit (measured and indicated resource of 2.6 million ounces of gold), the Beaufor mine, Croinor Gold (see video), Fayolle, McKenzie Break and Swanson advanced projects and the Camflo and Beacon mills, as well as other promising exploration projects. It also offers custom milling services out of its 1,600 tonne-per-day Camflo mill.
The forward-looking statements in this press release involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Monarch’s actual results, performance and achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied therein. Neither TSX nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.
Table 4 - Monarch Measured and Indicated and Inferred resources
1 Source: Technical Report on the Wasamac Project, Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, Canada, Tudorel Ciuculescu, M.Sc., P.Geo.,October 25, 2017, Roscoe Postle Associates Inc.
2 Source: Monarques prefeasibility study (January 19, 2018) and resource estimate (January 8, 2016)
3 Source: NI 43-101 Mineral Resource estimate of the Fayolle Project, August 30, 2019, Alain Carrier, P.Geo., M.Sc., ofInnovExplo Inc.
4 Source: NI 43‐101 Technical Report on the McKenzie Break Project, April 17, 2018, Alain-Jean Beauregard, P.Geo., andDaniel Gaudreault, Eng., of Geologica Groupe-Conseil Inc. and Christian D’Amours, P.Geo., of GeoPointCom Inc.
5 Source: NI 43‐101 Technical Report on the Swanson Project, June 20, 2018, Christine Beausoleil, P.Geo., and AlainCarrier, P.Geo., M.Sc., of InnovExplo Inc.
6 Source: NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Estimates of the Beaufor Mine as atSeptember 30, 2017, Val-d’Or, Québec, Canada, Carl Pelletier, P. Geo. and Laurent Roy, Eng.
7 Source: MRB et Associés (January 2015)
8 Source: NI 43-101 Mineral Resource estimate of the Monique Project as at August 28, 2019, Merouane Rachidi, Ph.D.,P.Geo., and Claude Duplessis, Eng. of GoldMinds Geoservices.
9 Probe Metals Inc. may earn a 60% interest in the Monique property by spending an aggregate of $2,000,000 onexploration before January 2021.