Osisko reaches 500m depth at Windfall, advances towards Triple Lynx Zone
(Kitco News) - Osisko Mining (OSK:TSX) today provided an update on the progress of the underground exploration ramp at its 100% owned Windfall gold project located in the Abitibi greenstone belt, Urban Township, Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Québec.
The company said that the exploration ramp at Windfall has achieved 500 metres vertical depth from surface. A total of 7,300 metres of advance including 16 Lynx Zone sub-level accesses spaced 20 metres vertically have been excavated by Osisko to date. An additional 1,200 metres of ramp was developed by previous operators.
To date, 42 underground drill stations have been created and used to aid in resource delineation. Infrastructure installed along the advance includes 13.8 kV electric cables, fiber optic cables, four refuge stations, nine electrical substations, and three dewatering substations.
Osisko added that work is advancing towards the Triple Lynx Zone for the collection of the third and final planned bulk sample at Windfall, with the expectation of reaching this mineralized zone at 600 metres vertical depth by December 2021. Osisko also recently received permission from the Quebec Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources to conduct a test stope in Lynx, which will further help in grade determinations and provide valuable information for the feasibility study.