• Up to 114.96 g/t Au over 0.50 m and 91.06 g/t Au over 0.70 m in Grey Cat Gold Zone
• Grey Cat Extended by 50 m Along Strike
• High Grade Gold Intersected in Eastern Extension of Gratien Gold Zone
• Lateral Step Out Holes Intersected Visible Gold up to 600m east of Eastern Gold Zone

MONTREAL, Oct. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amex Exploration Inc. (“Amex or the Company”) (TSX-V: AMX, FRA: MX0, OTCQX: AMXEF) is very pleased to report the results of several drill holes on its Perron property in northwestern Quebec, Canada (see figure 1.) A complete list of results is provided in table 1. Amex provides all drill data on its website at http://www.amexexploration.com/perron/drill-data-room/

The drill results include intersections from the Grey Cat Gold Zone, (Grey Cat,) Eastern Gold Zone (EGZ,) and the Gratien Gold Zone (Gratien,) as well as on-strike exploration targets from EGZ and Grey Cat.

Figure 1: Perron Property with mineralized zones: https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7a78747b-94ef-46a2-9c83-a8434a5ed520

At Grey Cat, drilling extended the strike length of the zone by 50 m laterally and 50 m vertically. The Grey Cat sits about 650 meters northeast of the Gratien to the north of the regional Perron Fault. The new Grey Cat is a near-surface zone, with gold mineralization starting at a vertical depth of only 14 m from surface, and is open to depth and along strike, making this target amenable to open pit mining methods. The Grey Cat area has seen very little exploration to date, making this a very attractive future exploration target. Highlight drill results include

  • Hole PEG-19-94 intersected 42.72 g/t Au over 1.4 m including 114.96 g/t Au over 0.50 m.
  • Hole PEG-19-103 intersected 23.95 g/t Au over 2.70 m including 91.06 g/t Au over 0.70 m.

At Gratien,

  • Hole PE-19-86 intersected 16.63 g/t Au over 0.95 m in the Eastern extensions of the known zones and over 100 m from historical hole 163-14-005 (drilled by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited) which intersected 5.27 g/t Au over 5.00 m.
  • Hole PEG-19-88 intersected a near-surface zone at a vertical depth of ~40 m which returned 62.81 g/t Au over 0.50 m located 45 m updip of previously released hole PEG-19-72 that intersected 75.76 g/t Au over 0.50 m.

At EGZ, drilling continues to support a high-grade zone within a broader panel of disseminated gold at the Denise Zone

  • Hole PE-19-91 intersected the Denise Zone with an interval grading 3.49 g/t Au over 7.40 m including 9.33 g/t Au over 2.30 m at a vertical depth of ~525 m which is located 50 m west of previously released PEG-19-82 which returned 178.16 g/t Au over 1.20 m.

Also at the EGZ in exploration drilling, three step-out drillholes were completed testing the on-strike extension of the EGZ at 300, 450, and 600 metres east of the known mineralized zones. Each of the three holes successfully intersected gold mineralized zones with two holes having visible gold, including

  • Hole PE-19-97, a 300 m stepout from the EGZ, intersected visible gold in an interval of 1.05 g/t Au over 6.00 m including 9.38 g/t Au over 0.50 m at a vertical depth of ~240 m.
  • Hole PE-19-99, a 450 m stepout from the EGZ, intersected an interval grading 2.90 g/t Au over 1.20 metres and 1.11 g/t Au over 1.00 metres.
  • Hole PE-19-100, a 600 m stepout from the EGZ, intersected visible gold within an interval grading 1.17 g/t Au over 2.50 metres including 3.11 g/t Au over 0.80 metres.

The drill results, reported from several zones across Perron’s gold-bearing corridor, continue to demonstrate the robust nature of the gold zones identified to date on the Perron property. Continued exploration will focus on the definition and extent of these known zones as well as testing along strike of the contact of the gold-bearing Beaupré Rhyolite which is comprised of the 7 km long southern Perron fault and the 8.4 km long northern Normetal fault, both of which are known to host high-grade gold mineralization.

Jacques Trottier, PhD, Chairman of Amex Exploration, commented, “I am very pleased that all three gold zones continue to deliver meaningful results as we look to build multiple gold resources on Perron. The Grey Cat was recently discovered during this summer’s regional exploration drilling program. We have intersected excellent gold mineralization in this zone since its discovery and I am very excited by the potential there given that it is near surface, the area is underexplored, and the zone is open in all directions.”

Trottier continued, “At Gratien, I see equal promise from our current round of drilling on this target which also began in the summer. The Gratien is a kilometer-long set of mineralized structures previously explored as a bulk tonnage gold target. Our recent reinterpretation and 3D modelling directed our drills to areas of high-grade lenses that show similarities to the EGZ. All our drilling in this area is accretive and is building upon historical work. In addition to the near-surface lower grade lenses of gold mineralization, the high grade zone can now be traced over a sub-horizontal strike of 360 metres at Gratien and is in close proximity to surface. Finally at the EGZ, this round of drilling continues to support our reinterpretation of the Denise Zone where we are seeing the gold mineralization strengthening at depth with a high grade zone developing within a broader panel of disseminated gold. In addition, our aggressive step out program is also extremely encouraging, with gold mineralization being intersected up to 600 m to the east of the EGZ  adding strike length to the gold mineralized corridor which in now roughly 3 km laterally. All said, this has been an extremely successful drill campaign to date and I look forward to testing new target areas along the lateral extensions of this favourable gold corridor as outlined by our exploration team. We will be providing more updates on a regular basis given that we can drill and explore year-round at Perron.”

Table 1: Assay results from Grey Cat, Gratien, and EGZ zones on the Perron project

BHIDFrom (m)To (m)Length (m)Au (g/t)Zone
PEG-19-92NSR - diabase dykeGrey Cat
PEG-19-93178.50179.701.205.01Grey Cat
and193.00193.550.556.11Grey Cat
PEG-19-94238.00244.506.509.39Grey Cat
including240.70241.200.50114.96Grey Cat
and256.70257.400.701.87Grey Cat
PEG-19-96NSRGrey Cat - Exploration
PEG-19-98481.00482.001.001.02Grey Cat Zone
PEG-19-10160.5062.001.501.17Grey Cat Zone - Exploration
and70.0071.001.001.61Grey Cat Zone - Exploration
PEG-19-10277.5091.0013.500.21Grey Cat Zone - Exploration
PEG-19-10386.9089.602.7023.95Grey Cat Zone
including87.6088.300.7091.06Grey Cat Zone
BHIDFrom (m)To (m)Length (m)Au (g/t)Zone
PEG-19-84210.40210.850.451.30East EXT of Upper Gratien Zone
PEG-19-84226.40226.800.401.84East EXT of Upper Gratien Zone
PEG-19-86112.15112.800.651.73West of Grey Cat
and294.75295.700.9516.63East EXT of Upper Gratien Zone
and303.20304.100.908.33East EXT of Upper Gratien Zone
and336.00337.301.754.74East EXT of Upper Gratien Zone
PEG-19-8857.5058.000.5062.81East EXT of Upper Gratien Zone
PEG-19-9067.0071.804.800.67Upper Gratien
and144.00144.500.505.03Upper Gratien
and254.60255.601.002.44Gratien Main
and279.40280.651.251.36Gratien Main
BHIDFrom (m)To (m)Length (m)Au (g/t)Zone
PE-19-85310.00311.001.000.72EGZ - Upper HGZ
andNSR - diabase dykeEGZ - HGZ
PE-19-87NSR - diabase dykeEGZ - HGZ
PE-19-91401.30401.900.601.97EGZ - HGZ
and406.40409.002.601.39EGZ - HGZ
and410.50411.501.001.16EGZ - HGZ
and599.00606.407.403.49EGZ - Denise
including604.10606.402.309.34EGZ - Denise
PE-19-95249.00250.501.500.60EGZ - HGZ
PE-19-97133.00135.502.501.02EGZ - Step-out 300m east
and176.50179.503.000.71EGZ - Step-out 300m east
and292.00298.006.001.05EGZ - Step-out 300m east
including296.70297.200.509.38EGZ - Step-out 300m east
PE-19-9974.2075.000.801.19EGZ - Step-out 450m east
and324.00325.001.001.11EGZ - Step-out 450m east
and339.00340.201.202.90EGZ - Step-out 450m east
PE-19-10075.8077.001.200.75EGZ - Step-out 600m east
and209.20210.000.801.78EGZ - Step-out 600m east
and216.70217.701.002.21EGZ - Step-out 600m east
and231.00232.001.000.69EGZ - Step-out 600m east
and282.80285.302.501.17EGZ - Step-out 600m east
including282.80283.600.803.11EGZ - Step-out 600m east

* Note that drill results are presented uncapped and lengths represent core lengths. True width is estimated to be 70 to 75% in Gratien Upper, 75 to 90% in Gratien Main, 65 to 75% in EGZ, and 70 to 75% in Grey Cat of the presented widths. NSR = No Significant Results

Qualified Person
Maxime Bouchard P.Geo. M.Sc.A., (OGQ 1752) and Jérôme Augustin P.Geo. Ph.D., (OGQ 2134,) Independent Qualified Persons as defined by Canadian NI 43-101 standards, have 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 Maxime Bouchard and Jérôme Augustin. The quality assurance and quality control protocol include insertion of blank or standard 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. Gold values are estimated by fire assay with finish by atomic absorption and 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. Core logging and sampling were completed by Laurentia Exploration.

The Qualified Persons have not completed sufficient work to verify the historic information on the Property, particularly in regards to the historical drill results. However, the Qualified Persons believe 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. is a junior mining exploration company, the primary objective of which is to acquire, explore, and develop viable gold and base metal projects in the mining-friendly jurisdictions of Quebec and Ontario. Amex is focused on its 100% owned Perron gold project located 110 kilometers north of Rouyn Noranda, Quebec, consisting of 116 contiguous claims covering 4,518 hectares. A number of significant gold discoveries have been made at Perron, including the Eastern Gold Zone, the Gratien Gold Zone, the Grey Cat Zone, and the Central Polymetallic Zone. High-grade gold has been identified in each of the zones. A significant portion of the project remains underexplored. In addition to the Perron project, the company holds a portfolio of three other properties focused on gold and base metals in the Abitibi region of Quebec and Ontario.

For further information please contact:
Victor Cantore
President and Chief Executive Officer
Amex Exploration: 514-866-8209

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