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Montreal, Quebec--(Newsfile Corp. - June 27, 2024) - Amex Exploration Inc. (TSXV: AMX) (FSE: MX0) (OTCQX: AMXEF) ("Amex or the Company") is pleased to announce that it has intersected gold mineralization in the deepest drilling to date in the western area of the Gratien Gold Zone ("Gratien"), on the Perron Project in the Abitibi region of Quebec (see Figure 1). The mineralization appears to be a new lens or 'stack' that make up the multiple stacked lenses of mineralization representing the Gratien Gold Zone (see Figure 2). The new drilling has opened up Gratien for significant expansion at depth, which also remains open to the west. With a total strike length of 1,200 m and growing, the Amex team believes Gratien has the potential to develop into an orebody of significant size and grade.

Notably, the new lens of mineralization was found within the rhyolite of the Upper Gratien Gold Zone, located within the Beaupré Block. The previous deepest intercepts in the western portion of Gratien were found within the andesite of the Normétal South Block. Amex believes this deep drilling has opened up a significant growth potential in the Upper Gratien Zone and appears to be on strike with the Grey Cat Zone, which is structurally compelling. See Figure 1 for a plan view of the geology of the Perron Project, Figure 2 for a plan view of the Gratien Gold Zone, Figure 3 for a longitudinal section of Gratien, Figure 4 for images of gold mineralization in Gratien, Table 1 for assay results, and Table 2 for drillhole coordinates.

Highlights include:

Deep Western Gratien Zone

  • PEG-24-764 returned 7.40 m of 5.15 g/t Au, including 1.70 m of 17.32 g/t Au at a vertical depth of ~325 m in the Upper Gratien Gold Zone
  • PEG-24-767 returned 1.20 m of 20.28 g/t Au, including 0.55 m of 42.88 g/t Au at a vertical depth of ~280 m in the Upper Gratien Gold Zone

Jacques Trottier, PhD, Executive Chairman of Amex Exploration commented, "We are impressed by the continuing growth in footprint that the Gratien Gold Zone is displaying. The zone had not been given much attention in previous years while the High-Grade and Denise Zones were being rapidly expanded upon, but with a focused drill program, Gratien is showing us what it can provide. Much more work remains to be done to continue expanding this exciting zone further at depth and to the west. The Company is excited by the prospect of higher-grade pockets within both the rhyolite of Upper Gratien and the andesite of Gratien Main. Our geological team on site has been working on improving the structural knowledge of the project. In addition, the newly discovered dike within the JT Zone is providing strong clues on the controls of the structural emplacement of gold mineralization within the entire Beaupré block and has given us exciting untested prospects that require drilling. The entirety of the Perron project remains ripe for further gold and VMS discoveries."

While today's results represent the deepest drilling to date in the western area of Gratien, all intercepts were made within 350 m of vertical depth or less, which remains to be relatively shallow. The Amex team is compelled by the expansion potential at Gratien with further deep drilling. Five drill rigs continue to operate on the Perron Project and the Company is forecasting 80,000 m of diamond drilling in 2024.

The Company also wishes to provide an update on the upcoming NI 43-101 resource estimate. Amex has decided that it will include the recently discovered JT Zone into the resource along with this year's drilling in the Gratien Zone. The Company is now aiming for a release towards the end of Q3 and remains on track for the release of the PEA in Q4. Amex would like to thank its shareholders for their continued patience as the Company strives to release a resource which highlights the growth potential of the Perron project.

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Figure 1: Geological map of the Perron Project, showing each of the significant mineralized zones identified to date, including the Gratien Gold Zone.

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Figure 2: Geological map of the Gratien Gold Zone, showing gold mineralization greater than 0.50 g/t Au. Two main gold zones occur at Gratien, hosted in an autoclastic rhyolite of the Beaupré Block (Upper Gratien) and in the mafic to intermediate volcanic rocks of the Normétal South Block (Gratien Main).

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Figure 3: Longitudinal section of the Gratien Gold Zone looking to the south. Showing contoured metal factor (Au g/t*core length) and the location of today's released drill holes.

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Figure 4Highlight photos of the Gratien Gold Zone in drillholes PEG-24-764 and PEG-24-767. Gold mineralization is associated with centimetric quartz-carbonate-sulfide veins and contains visible gold. Abbreviation: VG - Visible Gold.

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Table 1: Assay results from the Gratien Zone at Perron.

Hole IDFrom (m)To (m)Core length (m)Au (g/t)Ag (g/t)Vertical Depth (m)Metal Factor* (MF)Zone
PEG-24-732125.45126.501.051.280.71~901.34Upper Gratien
including125.45126.000.551.421.000.78
And134.50135.000.500.600.30~950.30
And162.80163.300.500.550.10~1100.28
And178.00179.001.000.500.10~1200.50
And194.50195.000.500.750.70~1350.38
And217.50219.001.501.020.50~1501.54
PEG-24-735527.10527.600.501.073.00~4700.54Upper Gratien
And572.20584.5012.300.590.88~5207.27
including572.20574.001.802.043.193.68
including583.00584.501.501.231.001.85
PEG-24-74768.0084.0016.000.450.14~557.24Upper Gratien
including68.0068.700.701.740.101.22
including76.8079.002.200.650.101.44
including82.0084.002.001.890.403.79
And129.00130.001.001.160.20~1001.16
And151.00151.500.500.710.70~1150.35
And158.00159.401.400.580.40~1200.82
PEG-24-747282.50284.502.000.600.80~2101.21Gratien Main
PEG-24-74867.2067.700.500.770.10~500.38Upper Gratien
And80.5081.000.501.380.40~650.69
PEG-24-748291.30292.000.702.130.30~2201.49Gratien Main
PEG-24-74925.3029.304.000.660.36~202.64Upper Gratien
including28.8029.300.504.251.002.13
PEG-24-750155.50158.002.500.760.26~1251.90Gratien Main
including155.50156.000.501.680.100.84
including157.00157.500.501.510.200.76
PEG-24-751196.90198.501.602.900.86~1854.64Gratien Main
including197.40198.000.606.821.704.09
PEG-24-752282.50283.501.000.800.35~1800.80Gratien Main
including282.50283.000.500.970.300.49
including283.00283.500.500.630.400.31
And353.60354.200.600.670.10~2200.40
PEG-24-753184.80185.300.5015.990.10~1408.00Upper Gratien
PEG-24-753227.80228.300.501.390.10~1700.69Gratien Main
And331.00332.001.000.730.10~2400.73
And344.30344.800.501.110.70~2500.56
And361.50362.000.500.810.30~2600.41
PEG-24-754203.70205.401.700.800.58~1901.37Gratien Main
including203.70204.300.600.851.100.51
including204.30205.401.100.780.300.86
PEG-24-75539.5040.000.5014.540.70~357.27Upper Gratien
PEG-24-755121.50122.501.002.300.20~1002.30Gratien Main
And125.10125.750.651.170.30~1000.76
PEG-24-75683.5084.000.502.650.50~701.33Upper Gratien
And98.50100.001.500.920.10~851.37
And160.70167.506.800.570.19~1403.90
including162.90165.202.301.440.353.31
And176.50178.001.501.080.40~1501.61
PEG-24-757240.00240.500.500.670.10~1800.33Upper Gratien
PEG-24-757287.10287.600.501.981.30~2150.99Gratien Main
And326.00326.500.501.380.30~2450.69
And367.10367.600.500.540.40~2750.27
PEG-24-75862.5069.907.400.600.17~554.45Upper Gratien
including62.5063.000.501.980.700.99
including67.5068.701.201.400.201.68
And143.00143.500.502.100.20~1101.05
And154.50157.503.001.380.10~1204.13
And229.50230.000.501.590.40~1750.80
PEG-24-758339.00340.501.500.710.20~2501.06Gratien Main
And378.00379.001.002.280.10~2752.28
And409.10409.600.500.600.30~3000.30
PEG-24-75924.0025.001.000.940.10~200.94Upper Gratien
And129.00130.501.500.890.10~1101.34
And142.50145.102.600.800.14~1252.09
including144.00145.101.101.080.201.18
And174.50176.001.500.950.22~1451.42
including174.50175.100.601.540.400.92
PEG-24-760130.00130.500.501.810.30~1100.91Upper Gratien
PEG-24-761228.00229.501.500.970.10~1901.46Upper Gratien
And244.10248.704.600.840.10~2053.85
Including244.10244.600.501.140.100.57
Including246.00247.501.501.670.102.51
Including248.20248.700.500.620.100.31
And317.50318.000.506.033.80~2653.02Gratien Main
And390.00390.500.500.610.20~3200.31
PEG-24-762109.00110.501.500.530.80~750.80Upper Gratien
And125.50128.002.500.530.36~851.32
And149.50151.001.501.220.70~1051.83Gratien Main
And329.50330.000.5017.074.80~2158.54
PEG-24-76343.0051.008.000.490.31~353.89Upper Gratien
And111.00111.650.653.150.30~902.05
PEG-24-764429.20436.607.405.152.70~32538.10Upper Gratien
including429.20430.201.000.961.300.96
including432.20432.700.5013.665.806.83
including434.90436.601.7017.327.3729.45
including436.00436.600.6022.817.7013.69
And474.00476.702.701.010.92~3552.73
PEG-24-765375.50376.801.300.590.10~3200.76Upper Gratien
And393.00393.500.500.530.40~3350.26
PEG-24-765577.30577.800.500.680.30~4800.34Gratien Main
PEG-24-766163.00163.500.502.430.70~1151.22Upper Gratien
And187.00187.600.601.120.60~1300.67
PEG-24-767191.00191.500.503.671.00~1601.84Upper Gratien
And324.80326.001.2020.287.70~28024.33
including324.80325.350.5542.8816.1023.58
PEG-24-768137.50138.000.501.600.10~1200.80Upper Gratien
And367.00367.900.901.010.10~3000.91
And376.50378.001.501.290.10~3051.93
And415.50416.000.5013.040.50~3506.52
And431.50432.000.501.610.10~3550.81
And502.50504.001.501.710.20~4132.56
And522.00523.001.001.110.10~4201.11
PEG-24-769121.50124.002.501.320.15~1053.31Upper Gratien
And331.50333.001.501.830.10~3002.74
PEG-24-769562.50569.356.850.450.29~4703.08Gratien Main
including568.50569.350.851.300.301.11
PEG-24-770224.20225.000.800.620.70~1800.50Gratien Main
PEG-24-771391.10391.700.600.8172.00~3000.49Gratien Main
PEG-24-772295.00296.001.005.280.90~2805.28Gratien Main
PEG-24-773106.50111.004.500.500.11~1002.23Upper Gratien
PEG-24-775176.30186.009.701.080.22~14510.44Upper Gratien
including185.20186.000.808.630.806.90
And265.50272.607.100.830.29~2205.88
And301.00302.001.001.270.10~2451.27
And379.20379.700.501.510.50~3050.76
*Metal Factor is defined as gold grade multiplied by core length.

 

Table 2: Drillhole coordinates for today's results.

Hole IDAzimut (°)Dip (°)From (m)To (m)Length (m)Easting (m)Northing (m)Elevation (m)
PEG-24-7325-4503513516125405431042328
PEG-24-735194-6906016016134985431152326
PEG-24-747210-5003703706125785431229328
PEG-24-748220-5003703706125785431230328
PEG-24-749215-4502012016124755431081328
PEG-24-750228-5702072076124755431081328
PEG-24-751230-7002792796124755431082328
PEG-24-752174-4503613616125675431236332
PEG-24-753192-5204004006129325431142330
PEG-24-754205-6702102106126475431022327
PEG-24-755183-5301801806126645430979327
PEG-24-756190-6204064066125675431237332
PEG-24-757211-5103813816128415431127330
PEG-24-758211-4904144146129315431142326
PEG-24-759200-5903723726128415431127327
PEG-24-760205-5903763766125665431237328
PEG-24-761202-5704054056129315431143326
PEG-24-762187-4603493496125665431238329
PEG-24-763225-5303723726128425431127327
PEG-24-764203-5407217216128575431283328
PEG-24-765206-5907087086132305431254327
PEG-24-766216-4503613616125665431247329
PEG-24-767227-6204904906125665431247329
PEG-24-768200-6006996996130575431298328
PEG-24-769205-6207507506128575431284329
PEG-24-770206-5805505506122655431273329
PEG-24-771217-5506516516124815431336329
PEG-24-772212-7407007006122655431274329
PEG-24-773180-7007057056124835431337329
PEG-24-775200-5705255256126795431305330

 

Qualified Person and QA&QC

Jérôme Augustin P.Geo. Ph.D., (OGQ 2134), an Independent Qualified Person as defined by Canadian NI 43-101 standards, has reviewed and approved the geological information reported in this news release. The drilling campaign and the quality control program have been planned and supervised by Jérôme Augustin. Core logging and sampling were completed by Laurentia Exploration. The quality assurance and quality control protocols include insertion of blank or standard samples every 10 samples on average, in addition to the regular insertion of blank, duplicate, and standard samples accredited by Laboratoire Expert during the analytical process. For all analyses targeting gold mineralization, gold values are estimated by fire assay with finish by atomic absorption. Values over 3 ppm Au are reanalyzed by fire assay with finish by gravimetry by Laboratoire Expert Inc, Rouyn-Noranda. Samples containing visible gold mineralization are analyzed by metallic sieve. For additional quality assurance and quality control, all samples were crushed to 90% less than 2 mm prior to pulverization, in order to homogenize samples which may contain coarse gold. The Qualified Person has not completed sufficient work to verify the historical information on the Property or neighbouring projects, particularly in regards to historical drill results. However, the Qualified Person believes that drilling and analytical results were completed to industry standard practices. The information provides an indication of the exploration potential of the Property but may not be representative of expected results.

About Amex

Amex Exploration Inc. has made significant gold discoveries on its 100% owned high-grade Perron Gold Project located ~110 kilometres north of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, consisting of 117 contiguous claims covering 4,518 hectares. The project is well-serviced by existing infrastructure, on a year-round road, 10 minutes from an airport and just outside the town of Normétal (~8 km). In addition, the project is in close proximity to a number of major gold producers' milling operations. The project host both bulk tonnage and a high-grade gold style mineralization. Since January 2019, Amex has intersected significant gold mineralization in multiple gold zones and discovered copper-rich VMS zones.

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Victor Cantore
President and Chief Executive Officer
Amex Exploration: +1-514-866-8209

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Forward-looking statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements. All statements, other than of historical facts, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including, without limitation, the planned exploration program on the HGZ and Denise Zone, the expected positive exploration results, the extension of the mineralized zones, the timing of the exploration results, the ability of the Company to continue with the exploration program, the availability of the required funds to continue with the exploration and the potential mineralization or potential mineral resources are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "to earn", "to have', "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, failure to meet expected, estimated or planned exploration expenditures, failure to establish estimated mineral resources, the possibility that future exploration results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations, general business and economic conditions, changes in world gold markets, sufficient labour and equipment being available, changes in laws and permitting requirements, unanticipated weather changes, title disputes and claims, environmental risks as well as those risks identified in the Company's annual Management's Discussion and Analysis. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described and accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Although the Company has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors which could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements except as otherwise required by applicable law.

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