QMX Gold Leverages Strategic Asset

by Keith Powell
Location of the Aurbel Milling Facility on QMX’s Val d’Or Mining Camp Property.

Location of the Aurbel Milling Facility on QMX’s Val d’Or Mining Camp Property. — Photo courtesy QMX Gold Corporation

QMX Gold Corporation (“QMX” or the “Company”) (TSX:V:QMX) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a custom milling agreement for the Aurbel Mill in Val d’Or, Quebec with Gowest Gold (“Gowest”) (TSX:V:GWA). 

Highlights of the agreement:

  • Milling of an initial Pilot Program of up to 120,000 tonnes of ore from Gowest’s Bradshaw Deposit for a period of one year;
  • A Commercial Production term of three years for the milling up to 220,000 tonnes of ore per annum; and
  • Funding for the restart of the Aurbel Mill subject to conditions set out in the agreement.

The arrangement is conditional on obtaining an amended permit to receive and process third-party material and the successful restart of the Aurbel Mill. Gowest has committed to funding the restart of the crushing, grinding and flotation circuits, which were winterized in mid-2016 following the termination of mining activities at the Lac Herbin Mine.

The Aurbel Mill is located 15 kilometres east of Val d’Or and 8 kilometres north of highway 117. The processing plant utilizes conventional crushing, grinding, gravity, flotation and cyanide leach circuits to process gold-bearing material. The facility is also amenable to modification and customization in order to tailor throughput and target recoveries to the specific metallurgical requirements of the feed material.

Brad Humphrey, President and CEO, commented, “We look forward to working with Gowest over the coming months as we restart the Aurbel Mill. This agreement allows us to leverage an asset in the company that has previously seen little to no value despite it being strategically located in the Val d’Or Mining Camp. This transaction creates a revenue generating business unit for QMX, adding diversification and reducing financial risk. The agreement not only provides a solid anchor contract that QMX can now build from, but also reinvigorates the Bourlamaque region, where QMX plans to restart its exploration activities in 2019.” 

Board Update

QMX Gold is pleased to welcome Andrew Cheatle to the Board of Directors. Mr. Cheatle is a highly regarded exploration geologist and mining executive. Mr. Cheatle will replace Bruce Humphrey who has elected to step down from the Board of Directors effective immediately in order to pursue other opportunities. We would like to thank Mr. Humphrey for his valuable contribution throughout the significant restructuring QMX Gold underwent in 2016 and the restart of our exploration activities. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

About QMX Gold Corporation

QMX Gold Corporation is a Canadian based resource company traded on the TSX-V under the symbol “QMX”. The Company is systematically exploring its extensive property position in the Val d’Or mining camp in the Abitibi District of Quebec. QMX is currently drilling in the Val d’Or East portion of its land package focused on the Bonnefond plug and in and around the Bevcon Intrusive. In addition to its extensive land package QMX owns the strategically located Aurbel gold mill and tailings facility.

Forward-Looking Information Applies: Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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