MONTREAL, Canada- December 16, 2015- Amex Exploration Inc. (AMX: TSX-V) is very pleased to announce that Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (TSX: AEM, NYSE:AEM) “Agnico Eagle” has recently informed the company of the latest follow-up drilling of the new mineralisation intersected in their previous phase of drilling on the Normetal mine Horizon (see PR-2015-06-16) with positive results, notably in the third and last deepest hole 163-15-023 with values of 0,17% Cu, 1,62% Zn, 6,28 g/t Ag and 0,22 g/t Au over 2,1 meters (see Table 1).
This latest phase of drilling consisted of 2 drill holes totalling 1512 meters with the objective to evaluate the potential extension of the polymetallic mineralization zone that returned 2,23 % Cu, 0,11% Zn, 8,30 g/t Ag and 0,20 g/t Au over 1,0 meter in hole 163-15-015 located within the Normetal Mine Horizon (NMH) that was discovered earlier this year.
Hole 163-15-023, which targeted the MineSequence at 750m below the surface (and 250m under hole 163-15-022), intercepted similar alteration and mineralization as in hole 163-15-022 and as in the discovery hole 163-15-015. The chlorite-garnet envelop returned 0.06 g/t Au, 1.50 g/t Ag, 360 ppm Cu and 3748 ppm Zn over 12.1m (807.3-819.4m), including an interval with up to 3-10% Pyrite-Sphalerite±Pyrrhotite that returned 0.22 g/t Au, 6.28 g/t Ag, 1678 ppm Cu and 16161 ppm Zn over 2.1m (816.0-818.1m). Overall, this new mineralized envelop can now be followed from surface down to a minimum vertical depth of about 750 metersand a strike length of about 200 meters and is still open in all directions. Its thickness increases with depth, from about 2 meters near surface, up to around 10 meters in the deepest hole (hole 163-15-23).
Table 1: Normetal Results from the 2015 Drilling Campaign (phase II)
|Hole||From||to||Length (m)||Au (g/t)||Ag (g/t)||Cu (ppm)||Zn (ppm)|
Table 1: Geochemical analysis was executed by ALS Chemex Laboratories in Val D’Or under
Agnico Eagle Mines QA/QC program and supervision.
* Hole 163-15-15 was drilled in Phase I.
Both polymetallic intervals in holes 022 and 023 show a continuous panel, concordant to the stratigraphy, that makes the zone very predictable. In both holes, the mineralization lies within the same intermediate lapilli-tuff unit (with the garnet porphyroblasts and the pervasive chlorite alteration) that is similar to the old Normetal Mine (11 MT @ 2,15% Cu, 5,12% Zn, 0,55 g/t Au and 45,25 g/t Ag) located at about 5 km to the east, that was the richest polymetallic mine of the Quebec Abitibi area.
Amex Exploration Inc. is a junior mining exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange whose primary objective is to develop and bring into production viable gold and base metal deposits.
Jacques Marchand, P.Eng., who is a Qualified Persons as defined by Canadian NI 43-101, have approved the technical information reported in this news release.
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President and Chief Executive Officer
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