Mid-Year 2016 Exploration Update: Expansion of Whale Tail and V Zones at Amaruq; Initial Results Reported from the Odyssey Zone; New Zones of Mineralization Outlined at Madrono and El Barqueno in Mexico; Sisar Zone Continues to Expand at Kittila

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TORONTO, July 27, 2016 /CNW/ - Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE: AEM, TSX:AEM) ("Agnico Eagle" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on its 2016 exploration activities at the Amaruq project in Nunavut, the Sisar Zone at Kittila, the Barsele project in Sweden, the 50% owned Odyssey prospect adjoining the Canadian Malartic mine, the Madrono prospect adjoining the Pinos Altos and Creston Mascota operations and the El Barqueno project in Mexico.  Highlights include:

  • Drilling at Amaruq discovers an additional vein structure in V Zones and further infills the Whale Tail deposit – Exploration drilling has encountered a new vein structure in the V Zones, with results up to 15.5 grams per tonne ("g/t") gold (capped) over 9.4 metres estimated true width at 18 metres depth in drill hole AMQ16-706.  The V Zones have been shown to include multiple parallel structures.  A recent lower intercept was 15.5 g/t gold (capped) over 5.4 metres estimated true width at 349 metres depth in drill hole AMQ16-833.  The V Zones are being evaluated as a potential second source of open pit ore at Amaruq.
  • Kittila drilling continues to extend Sisar Zone to the north and south – Recent exploration drilling continues to return good intercepts such as in drill hole ROD16-700D that intersected 7.4 g/t gold (uncapped) over 9.6 metres estimated true width at 1,161 metres depth, and hole ROD16-700B that intersected 6.4 g/t gold (uncapped) over 6.5 metres estimated true width at 1,261 metres depth.  Optimization studies are ongoing to evaluate the potential to bring Sisar into the Kittla mine plan.
  • At the Barsele Project in Sweden, drilling extends the Skirasen Zone – Recent drilling at the Skirasen Zone has extended the mineralization at depth by approximately 100 metres, and 80 metres to the southeast.  Highlights include hole SKI16-006 grading 1.31 g/t gold (capped) over an estimated true width of 69.8 metres at 445 metres depth.  This drill intercept is located roughly 850 metres southeast of the core of the Central Zone, indicating that the current known mineralization could be part of a larger mineralized system.  The Skirasen and Central zones are intrusive-hosted deposits that appear similar to the Goldex mine deposit.
  • Odyssey prospect at 50%-owned Canadian Malartic mine – Drilling outlines significant areas of mineralization in the North and South Odyssey zones – In the first half of 2016, 57 drill holes were completed, continuing the investigation of the Odyssey prospect.  Recent drilling continues to return significant intercepts such as 2.63 g/t gold (capped) over 33.5 metres estimated true width at 1,138 metres depth in drill hole ODY16-5039, showing similarities to the Goldex mine deposit.  Additional drilling totalling C$5.5 million (35,000 metres) has been added to the original budget of C$8.0 million (60,000 metres) (on a 100% basis).
  • New zones of mineralization outlined at the Madrono prospect – Agnico Eagle has undertaken a first campaign of drilling on this recently acquired property surrounded by its Pinos Altos mine property, just 0.5 kilometres from the Creston Mascota pit.  Mapping and sampling of historical mine workings have quickly identified high-potential targets.  The initial drilling has returned up to 4.1 g/t gold and 64.5 g/t silver (both grades uncapped) over 6.2 metres estimated true width at 45 metres depth in hole MAD16-005, confirming the potential to outline additional high-grade satellite zones close to the existing mines.
  • El Barqueno Project – Drilling outlines new, 700-metre-long Olmeca structure and extends existing deposits – Drilling is currently moving beyond the deposits that host the mineral resources.  Significant high-grade intercepts are reported at the new Olmeca prospect, which has been traced over 700 metres of strike length.  Results from Olmeca include up to 4.5 g/t gold (capped) and 4.7 g/t silver (uncapped) over 11.0 metres estimated true width at 85 metres depth in drill hole OLM16-010, and 9.4 g/t gold (capped) and 14.1 g/t silver (uncapped) over 5.1 metres estimated true width at 67 metres depth in drill hole in OLM16-003.

"Despite a significant downturn in the gold price over the past few years, we continued to invest in our operations and advance our development projects, and we significantly increased exploration spending.  As a result, we have made several new discoveries and we are now seeing the potential for many of these projects to have a positive impact on our production profile in the coming years," said Sean Boyd, Chief Executive Officer of Agnico Eagle.  "Based on current exploration results, we believe that there is good potential to expand and upgrade the mineral resources at most of our key projects by year-end 2016, "added Mr. Boyd.

Amaruq Project – Focus on Infilling Whale Tail Mineral Resources and Defining Multiple Lenses of V Zones

Agnico Eagle has a 100% interest in the Amaruq project.  The large property consists of 116,717 hectares, located approximately 50 kilometres northwest of the Meadowbank mine.  The most recent drill results from the Amaruq project were reported in the Company news release dated April 28, 2016.  The inferred mineral resource estimate as of December 31, 2015 is 3.3 million ounces gold (16.9 million tonnes grading 6.05 g/t gold).

The goals of the first phase of the 2016 exploration program were to infill and expand the known mineral resource areas and to test other favourable targets with a focus on identifying a second source of open pit ore.  Drilling began at the end of January and continued through May based mainly on lake ice; the drilling since June has been land-based supported by helicopters. Exploration and infill drilling to the end of June has totalled 77,517 metres (338 holes), using up to nine rigs, completing the initial 75,000-metre 2016 drill program.  Almost half of this drilling was in the IVR deposit (36,545 metres, 152 holes), with 30% at Whale Tail (24,820 metres, 103 holes) and the rest at Mammoth (16,153 metres, 83 holes).  In addition, there was 2,186 metres (nine holes) related to engineering studies (rock mechanics / geotechnical drilling and metallurgical testing) in this period.

Selected recent drill results are set out in the table below; drill hole collar coordinates are set out in a table in the Appendix of this news release.  Drill hole collars are also shown on the Amaruq Project Local Geology Map.  All intercepts reported for the Amaruq project show capped grades over estimated true widths, based on a preliminary geological interpretation that is being updated as new information becomes available with further drilling.

Recent exploration drill results from the Whale Tail (WT) deposit and the V Zones, Amaruq project

Drill hole

Location

From
(metres)

To
(metres)

Depth of
midpoint
below
surface
(metres)

Estimated
true width
(metres)

Gold grade
(g/t)
(uncapped)

Gold
grade (g/t)
(capped)*

AMQ16-600

WT

168.0

174.2

141

3.1

268.8

31.8

  and

WT

300.0

322.2

257

19.2

5.2

5.2

AMQ16-611

WT

148.0

170.0

135

15.6

3.5

3.5

  and

WT

241.6

252.3

211

10.1

8.8

8.8

  and

WT

274.4

305.8

248

28.5

7.7

7.7

AMQ16-613

WT

310.4

318.7

261

6.8

10.3

10.3

  and

WT

328.4

337.1

277

7.1

5.8

5.8

AMQ16-629A

WT

300.0

304.5

244

4.1

16.8

16.8

AMQ16-637

WT

140.0

156.8

121

15.8

11.9

11.9

AMQ16-653A

WT

92.1

105.0

84

6.5

4.1

4.1

  and

WT

295.0

326.4

271

28.5

9.6

9.6

  including


308.8

315.7

272

6.3

16.3

16.3

AMQ16-673

WT

290.7

337.0

262

40.1

7.3

7.3

  including


327.2

337.0

277

8.5

12.1

12.1

AMQ16-683

V Zones

27.0

33.5

25

6.1

16.8

15.1

AMQ16-688

WT

153.6

197.7

143

31.2

5.0

5.0

  and

WT

249.7

263.7

209

12.1

10.7

10.7

  and

WT

291.2

312.1

246

18.1

13.5

13.5

AMQ16-690

WT

34.3

57.8

34

15.1

3.1

3.1

AMQ16-694

V Zones

72.0

83.7

68

10.6

17.7

12.7

  including


78.5

83.7

70

4.7

18.7

15.2

AMQ16-701

WT

234.0

245.5

198

10.4

9.1

9.1

  and

WT

295.2

308.2

249

11.3

6.2

6.2

AMQ16-703

WT

296.7

339.0

262

36.6

6.1

6.1

  including


296.7

305.0

248

7.2

17.1

17.1

AMQ16-706

V Zones

16.0

26.4

18

9.4

18.1

15.5

  including


16.0

22.2

16

5.6

29.3

25.0

AMQ16-709

WT

141.8

150.5

119

6.2

5.8

5.8

  and

WT

206.6

225.2

177

16.1

7.5

7.5

  and

WT

272.8

292.5

232

17.9

4.7

4.7

  including


280.0

285.5

232

5.0

12.4

12.4

AMQ16-720

V Zones

72.0

80.0

62

7.3

7.2

7.2

  and

V Zones

249.4

263.1

212

12.9

13.4

6.6

  including


249.4

253.2

208

3.6

41.7

17.2

AMQ16-722

WT

20.3

36.0

21

13.6

5.7

5.7

AMQ16-731

V Zones

63.7

71.8

56

7.0

11.2

9.3

AMQ16-736

WT

22.5

26.8

20

4.3

17.2

17.2

AMQ16-741

V Zones

69.0

72.9

58

2.8

65.9

25.4

AMQ16-748

V Zones

73.8

83.7

65

7.0

14.0

10.6

AMQ16-755

V Zones

97.0

106.2

81

8.0

18.8

7.6

  and

V Zones

130.4

146.8

112

14.9

3.5

3.5

AMQ16-758

V Zones

79.6

86.0

77

4.5

6.8

6.8

AMQ16-765

V Zones

76.5

83.8

75

7.2

65.5

14.2

  including


76.5

79.5

73

3.0

156.5

31.6

AMQ16-776

V Zones

261.1

273.3

221

11.1

28.7

14.0

AMQ16-793

WT

63.4

73.9

62

5.3

14.6

14.0

  and

WT

205.7

214.0

190

7.8

8.5

8.5

AMQ16-810

V Zones

186.0

196.3

156

8.9

6.1

6.1

AMQ16-812

V Zones

306.9

310.9

268

3.1

6.8

6.8

  and

V Zones

407.0

410.4

353

3.3

25.6

21.2

AMQ16-819

V Zones

293.0

297.4

241

3.8

16.4

14.7

AMQ16-830

V Zones

112.0

128.0

112

13.1

5.8

5.2

AMQ16-833

V Zones

362.5

368.7

349

5.4

15.7

15.5

  and

V Zones

399.0

413.0

387

12.7

5.5

4.3

*Holes at Whale Tail deposit use a capping factor of 80 g/t gold.  Holes at IVR Zone use a capping factor of 60 g/t gold.

[Amaruq Project - Local Geology Map]

[Amaruq Project – Schematic Cross Section 15650E]

Approximately half of the exploration drilling so far this year has been in the V Zones, which form a series of parallel quartz vein structures within a 1.3-kilometre-long by 400-metre-wide area immediately north of the Whale Tail deposit.  The mineralized structures in the V Zones strike northeast and dip shallowly to the southeast, as shown on the Amaruq Project Schematic Cross Section.

Within the V Zones, the largest structure found to date has a high-grade core traced over more than 1,000 metres along strike from near surface to 387 metres depth.  Among the better recent intercepts in this structure is hole AMQ16-776 that intersected 14.0 g/t gold over 11.1 metres at 221 metres depth, and hole AMQ16-833 that intersected 15.5 g/t gold over 5.4 metres at 349 metres depth.

Recent drilling has discovered an additional significant structure approximately 125 metres above and to the southeast of previously known V Zones structures, with a strike length of 300 metres from near surface to approximately 270 metres below surface.  Hole AMQ16-706 yielded 15.5 g/t gold over 9.4 metres at 18 metres depth, including 25.0 g/t gold over 5.6 metres in the new structure.  Hole AMQ16-720 yielded 7.2 g/t gold over 7.3 metres at 62 metres depth (in the new structure), as well as 6.6 g/t gold over 12.9 metres at 212 metres depth (in a deeper parallel structure of the V Zones).

Drilling in the Whale Tail deposit continues to encounter multiple mineralized horizons.  Infill drilling is helping to increase confidence in the geometry and grade of the Whale Tail ore shoot, which plunges about 30 degrees to the east from surface to at least 430 metres depth.  The thickening of the ore shoot appears to be due to folding of the mineralized horizons.

Most of the recent drilling has therefore been directed from north into the ore shoot, to help ascertain the geometry and true thickness in this important area.  For example, hole AMQ16-688 returned an intercept 5.0 g/t gold over 31.2 metres at 143 metres depth above the ore shoot, as well as two intercepts within the ore shoot: 10.7 g/t gold over 12.1 metres at 209 metres depth, and 13.5 g/t gold over 18.1 metres at 246 metres depth.  Slightly to the east of this, hole AMQ16-703 intersected 6.1 g/t gold over 36.6 metres at 262 metres depth, including 17.1 g/t over 7.2 metres.  Approximately 300 metres to the southwest of these two holes, hole AMQ16-613 intersected 10.3 g/t gold over 6.8 metres at 261 metres depth, as well as 5.8 g/t gold over 7.1 metres at 277 metres depth.

Shallow drilling east of Mammoth Lake, in the region where the Whale Tail and Mammoth mineralized lenses interfinger has infilled the westernmost Whale Tail deposit.  Hole AMQ16-722 is of particular interest as a near-surface intercept in the westernmost part of the Whale Tail deposit, intersecting 5.7 g/t gold over 13.6 metres at 21 metres depth.  Approximately 200 metres to the east is another near-surface intercept: hole AMQ16-690 intersected 3.1 g/t gold over 15.1 metres at 34 metres depth.

Drilling is ongoing with six rigs on the property.  The goal of the current Whale Tail program is to expand the deposit, while the V Zones program is aiming to gain a better understanding of the geometry and to determine if the V Zones could become a potential second source of open pit ore for Amaruq.  Regional exploration is also testing targets outside the currently known deposits.  The Company is actively exploring the Amaruq deposit with the goal of potentially developing the deposit as a satellite operation to Meadowbank.  An updated Amaruq mineral resource is expected late in the third quarter of 2016, incorporating the results of the phase 1 drill program in the V Zones and Whale Tail deposit.

A budget of $14 million has been approved for a second phase of exploration this year, including 50,000 metres of drilling as well as the purchase of equipment and supplies for the 2017 exploration program.  Phase 2 is already underway.

Construction of the Amaruq Exploration Access Road began in the first quarter of 2016, with 13 kilometres of the expected total length of 62 kilometres completed to the end of June.

Permitting is ongoing to allow for the development of an exploration ramp and the potential collection of a bulk sample.  The permit is anticipated in late 2016 or early 2017.

In order to mine the Whale Tail deposit, a Project Certificate for this satellite pit must be obtained from the Nunavut Impact Review Board (the "NIRB") along with an amendment of the existing Meadowbank Type A water license.  A positive land use conformity determination was received from the Nunavut Planning Commission on June 17, 2016 for the Amaruq Whale Tail pit project confirming that the planned activity meets conformity with the existing land use plan.  On June 30, 2016 the Company submitted an application and environmental impact statement for the Whale Tail satellite pit with both the NIRB and Nunavut Water Board.  This application is currently undergoing screening by the NIRB which initiates the permitting process, a process that is expected to take place over a period of approximately two years.

Kittila Drilling Continues to Extend Sisar Zone to the North and South

The goal of the current drill campaign at Kittila is to infill and extend the mineralization in the Sisar Zone, which is subparallel to and slightly to the east of the Main ore zones.  The current drilling is from the exploration ramp which accesses the Sisar Zone at about 800 metres below surface.  The ramp is being driven northward into the Rimpi Deep Zone.  In the second quarter of 2016, 14 holes (5,843 metres) were drilled in the Sisar Top, Central and Deep zones.  The total drilling in Sisar for the first half of 2016 was 24 holes (12,773 metres).  Assays are pending for many holes.

Selected recent drill results are set out in the table below; drill hole collar coordinates are set out in a table in the Appendix of this news release.  Pierce points for all these holes are shown on the Kittila Composite Longitudinal Section.  All intercepts reported for the Kittila mine show uncapped grades over estimated true widths, based on a current geological interpretation that is being updated as new information becomes available with further drilling.

Recent exploration drill results from the Sisar Zone at the Kittila mine

Drill hole

Zone

From
(metres)

To
(metres)

Depth of
midpoint
below
surface
(metres)

Estimated
true width
(metres)

Gold grade
(g/t)
(uncapped)

RIE16-600

Sisar Top

316.0

321.1

997

3.6

4.8

RIE16-601

Sisar Top

194.8

202.0

847

6.8

7.6

RIE16-603

Sisar Top

247.8

256.6

902

7.7

3.0

RIE16-604

Sisar Top

302.0

308.3

977

4.5

4.3

RIE16-606

Sisar Top

263.0

271.0

903

6.1

4.1

RIE16-607

Sisar Top

185.0

190.4

771

5.4

4.1

ROD16-700B

Sisar Central

691.0

706.1

1,261

6.5

6.4

  including


694.7

702.0

1,261

3.1

9.7

ROD16-700C

Sisar Central

620.5

631.0

1,176

6.9

6.3

ROD16-700D

Sisar Central

441.6

450.2

1,069

6.9

4.7

  and

Sisar Central

587.3

592.8

1,153

3.3

4.4

  and

Sisar Central

597.0

613.0

1,161

9.6

7.4

including


604.6

613.0

1,163

5.1

11.2

ROD16-700E

Sisar Central

642.4

655.6

1,203

6.9

7.0

[Kittila composite longitudinal section]

Recent holes drilled from the exploration ramp continue to extend the Sisar Zone upward and to the north and south.  For the purposes of description, the zone has been divided into two depths, referred to as "Sisar Top" (approximately 775 to 1,000 metres below surface), and "Sisar Central" (between 1,100 and 1,300 metres below the surface).  Some of the Sisar mineralized lenses extend from one depth to another.

A campaign of conversion drilling in Sisar Top has returned several good intercepts suggesting the potential of this area to become a new production source in the near term.  The best recent result in this area was hole RIE16-601 that intersected 7.6 g/t gold over 6.8 metres at 847 metres depth.  Hole RIE16-604 intersected 4.3 g/t gold over 4.5 metres at 977 metres depth; this intercept extends the Sisar Zone 53 metres to the north at this depth.  Hole RIE16-607 intersected 4.1 g/t gold over 5.4 metres at 771 metres depth, extending the Sisar Zone 40 metres shallower than previous intercepts.  Assays are pending on several other recent holes even farther north in this area.  Sisar Top is approximately 100 metres east of the Rimpi Zone.

Follow-up exploration drilling in Sisar Central, close to the discovery hole (hole ROU10-037, reported in a Company news release dated April 28, 2011), has yielded good results confirming the continuation of the Sisar Zone at this depth.  Hole ROD16-700 and its wedged branches are investigating the area.  The best two recent intercepts are hole ROD16-700D that intersected 7.4 g/t gold over 9.6 metres at 1,161 metres depth including 11.2 g/t gold over 5.1 metres, and hole ROD16-700B that intersected 6.4 g/t gold over 6.5 metres at 1,261 metres depth including 9.7 g/t gold over 3.1 metres.  Sisar Central is approximately 150 metres east of the Roura Zone.  Directional drilling in the area continues with two high-capacity drilling units.

Underground exploration drilling will continue to the north as the exploration ramp is extended, allowing the small gap between the Sisar and Rimpi zones to be investigated at approximately 1,000 metres depth.  The continued extension of the Sisar Zone could prove to be significant for the future of the Kittila mine, given its close proximity to the existing mine instrastructure (approximately 150 to 200 metres away).  The results of the Sisar Zone infill drilling campaign will be reflected in the year-end 2016 mineral resources estimate for Kittila.

Barsele Project – Drilling Extends Skirasen Zone

In June 2015, Agnico Eagle acquired a 55% interest in the Barsele project in Västerbotten County, northern Sweden.  The Company can earn an additional 15% interest in the project through the completion of a pre-feasibility study.  The most recent results from the 28,600-hectare property were released in a Company news release dated April 28, 2016.

The Barsele property is known to contain intrusive-hosted gold mineralization (the Central, Avan and Skirasen zones), which appears to be similar to the Goldex deposit.  The property also hosts gold-rich polymetallic volcanogenic massive sulphide mineralization (the Norra Zone). 

The Avan, Central and Skirasen zones extend over a strike length of 2.6 kilometres within a granodiorite that ranges in width from 200 to 500 metres over a strike length of more than eight kilometres.  Gold is generally associated with arsenopyrite and low base metal content, but also occurs as native metal locally.

A second phase of drilling commenced the end of April with one drill rig, and a second rig was added in early June.  During the second quarter, drilling was done on the Skirasen and Avan zones testing induced polarization and magnetotelluric geophysical anomalies (similar to anomalies in the Central Zone) that were identified in a Titan-24 geophysical survey conducted in the second quarter.

Drilling at Barsele during the second quarter totalled 3,972 metres (6 holes).  The total drilling in the first half of 2016 is 8,807 metres, while a cumulative total of 17,192 metres has been drilled since the start of the Company's program in October 2015.

Recent intercepts from this program are set out in the table below; drill hole collar coordinates are set out in a table in the Appendix of this news release.  The drill hole pierce points are also shown on the Barsele Project Composite Schematic Longitudinal Section.  All intercepts reported for the Barsele project show capped grades over estimated true widths, based on a preliminary geological interpretation that is being updated as new information becomes available with further drilling.

Recent exploration drill results from the Barsele project

Drill hole

Location

From
(metres)

To
(metres)

Depth of
midpoint
below
surface
(metres)

Estimated
true width
(metres)

Gold grade
(g/t)
(uncapped)

Gold grade
(g/t)
(capped)*

SKI16-006

Skirasen

279.0

303.5

210

18.4

1.08

1.08

  and


461.0

471.0

345

7.5

2.51

2.51

  and


551.0

644.0

445

69.8

1.31

1.31

  including


556.3

582.0

420

19.3

2.17

2.17

SKI16-007

Skirasen

364.0

408.0

310

33.0

4.08

1.87

  and


496.0

518.4

410

16.8

2.24

2.24

  and


560.0

570.0

455

7.5

6.11

1.59

  and


670.0

690.0

550

15.0

0.70

0.70

  and


714.0

729.0

580

11.3

0.74

0.74

*Holes at Barsele use a capping factor of 20 g/t gold.

Multiple lenses of mineralization are intersected in the Skirasen Zone.  Recent exploration drill results include hole SKI16-006 that had three intersections: 1.08 /t gold over 18.4 metres at 210 metres depth; 2.51 g/t gold over 7.5 metres at 345 metres depth; and 1.31 g/t gold over 69.8 metres at 445 metres depth, including 2.17 g/t gold over 19.3 metres.  This hole extends the known Skirasen mineralization by approximately 200 metres down-plunge towards the southeast.

Drill hole SKI16-007 was designed to probe for mineralization below SKI16-006.  Assay results have returned several mineralized lenses, including 1.87 g/t gold over 33.0 metres at 310 metres depth, 2.24 g/t gold over 16.8 metres at 410 metres depth and 1.59 g/t gold over 7.5 metres at 455 metres depth.  The lowest intersection in this hole is at 580 metres depth, which extends the currently known depth of the Skirasen Zone by 95 metres.

These drill intercepts are located roughly 850 metres southeast of the core of the Central Zone.

[Barsele Project Composite Schematic Longitudinal Section]

In 2016, the Company plans to spend approximately $4.9 million on exploration to further evaluate the mineral potential of the property.  This includes 19,000 metres of diamond drilling, a Titan-24 induced polarization geophysical survey, till sampling and hyperspectral core scanning.  A basic environmental assessment will be done, as well as ongoing community relations programs to engage with the various stakeholders in the region.

Odyssey Prospect at Canadian Malartic Mine – Drilling Outlines Significant Areas of Mineralization in the North and South Odyssey Zones 

The Odyssey prospect lies on the east side of the Canadian Malartic property in northwestern Quebec, approximately 1.5 kilometres east of the current limit of the Canadian Malartic open pit.  The Canadian Malartic property is owned by the Canadian Malartic General Partnership (the "Partnership") in which Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold Inc. each have an indirect 50% ownership interest.  This news release discloses some of the first drill results from Odyssey since it was first acquired in June 2014.

The Odyssey Zone is composed of multiple mineralized bodies spatially associated with a porphyritic intrusion, "Porphyry 12", close to the contact of the Pontiac Group sediments and the Piché Group of volcanic rocks.  They are grouped into two elongated zones — the Odyssey North and Odyssey South zones — which strike east-southeast and dip south.  Odyssey North has been traced from a depth of 600 to 1,300 metres below surface along a strike length of approximately 1.5 kilometres.  Odyssey South has a strike length of 0.5 kilometres, and has been located between approximately 200 and 550 metres depth.

Gold occurs preferentially along lithological contacts but also within the porphyry.  The Odyssey mineralization appears to be controlled by structures associated with the Sladen Fault or its splays.  The gold mineralization is associated with an alteration halo of feldspar-hematite-sericite and local silica with 1-3% disseminated pyrite.  Grades are in the range of 1.5 to 3.0 g/t gold, but higher grades are observed locally within stockwork and silicified breccia zones.

The Partnership's initial budget in 2016 was C$8.0 million for approximately 60,000 metres of drilling to infill and expand the known mineralized zones on the Odyssey prospect.  To the end of June, 57 holes (53,417 metres) have been completed.

Selected drill results are set out in the table below; drill hole collar coordinates are set out in a table in the Appendix of this news release.  Drill hole collars are also shown on the Odyssey Prospect Local Geology Map.  All intercepts reported for the Odyssey prospect show capped grades over estimated true widths, based on a preliminary geological interpretation that is being updated as new information becomes available with further drilling.

Recent exploration drill results from the Odyssey North and Odyssey South zones

Drill hole

Location

From
(metres)

To
(metres)

Depth of
midpoint
below
surface
(metres)

Estimated
true width
(metres)

Gold grade
(g/t)
(uncapped)

Gold grade
(g/t)
(capped)*

ODY11-2404***

North

1,223.0

1,333.2

1,136

78.1

3.66

3.06

ODY14-2480

South

546.0

587.7

480

41.1

2.55

2.55

ODY14-2480***

North

1,111.0

1,124.5

936

10.6

4.64

4.64

ODY14-2480A

North

1,056.0

1,065.9

838

8.6

2.46

2.46

ODY14-2482***

North

1,163.4

1,169.3

996

4.7

9.61

9.61

ODY14-2483***

North

1,170.0

1,212.5

988

33.0

2.37

2.37

ODY14-2486***

North

1,205.5

1,224.1

959

16.8

2.29

2.29

ODY14-2491BExt

South

518.9

533.8

471

14.6

5.44

5.44

  And

North

1,165.7

1,185.0

1,034

13.6

1.60

1.60

ODY14-2492Ext

North

1,188.2

1,211.0

988

18.3

5.22

5.04

  including


1,196.6

1,204.7


6.5

10.22

9.73

ODY14-2493Ext

North

1,261.5

1,281.2

1,151

13.4

3.81

3.81

ODY15- 2494Ext

North

1,298.9

1,324.0

1,213

15.6

3.31

3.31

  including


1,308.4

1,315.8


4.6

6.92

6.92

ODY15-2495

South

520.6

537.8

449

17.3

2.73

2.73

ODY15-2498

South Contact

367.9

384.0

272

12.3

2.50

2.50

ODY15-2500

North

1,148.5

1,157.8

998

7.3

2.16

2.16

ODY15-5003

South Contact

344.8

360.4

292

13.4

2.28

2.28

ODY15-5004

North

1,309.0

1,334.0

1,139

18.4

2.13

2.13

  including


1,319.5

1,328.2


6.4

3.73

3.73

ODY15-5007

North

1,359.0

1,377.0

1,104

14.8

2.22

2.22

  including


1,368.9

1,375.5


5.4

4.62

4.62

ODY15-5008

South

436.9

452.9

340

15.8

3.36

3.36

  including


436.9

445.4


8.4

4.62

4.62

ODY15-5010

North

1,222.9

1,232.8

1,000

7.8

2.55

2.55

ODY15-5023

South

529.0

547.5

410

17.5

1.63

1.63

ODY15-5024

North

1,153.0

1,166.2

899

11.2

5.12

5.12

ODY15-5025

North

1,129.3

1,144.5

936

12.2

2.25

2.25

ODY15-5026

South

463.5

474.8

316

11.3**

3.52

3.52

  including


466.0

474.8


8.8**

4.13

4.13

ODY15-5029

North

1,036.2

1,042.6

781

5.6

2.83

2.83

ODY16-5033

South

473.9

491.5

427

17.6

1.50

1.50

ODY16-5039

North

1,355.5

1,398.3

1,171

33.5

2.63

2.63

  including


1,380.8

1,393.6


10.0

4.63

4.63

ODY16-5040A

North

1,236.8

1,268.0

1,018

27.7

1.93

1.93

 Including


1,258.4

1,268.0


8.5

3.50

3.50

ODY16-5042

North

995.5

1019.5

822

18.4

1.11

1.11

ODY16-5043

North

1,380.0

1,388.0

1,236

5.4

3.40

3.40

ODY16-5044

North

1,404.2

1,417.8

1,299

8.6

1.95

1.95

ODY16-5051

North

1,260.2

1,285.5

1,135

17.8

1.76

1.76

ODY16-5054

North

1,312.5

1,366.8

1,234

33.2

1.54

1.54

* Holes at the Odyssey prospect use a capping factor of 20 g/t gold.
** True thickness not determined; these values are core length.
*** Drill-hole results previously reported by former owners.  Some were previously reported with different grades and thicknesses.

[Odyssey Prospect – Local Geology Map]

Odyssey North
The estimated true thickness of the mineralized bodies in the Odyssey North Zone varies from 5 to 35 metres with local wider intercepts, with grades generally ranging from 1.5 to 3.0 g/t gold.

Additional drilling is currently underway to better understand areas where mineralization appears to be more consistent with better continuity.  Three main mineralized areas have been outlined.

Intercepts in the western, shallower part of the zone include hole ODY14-2482 that intersected 9.61 g/t gold over 4.7 metres at 996 metres depth, and approximately 200 metres to the west, hole ODY14-2483 that intersected 2.37 g/t gold over 33.0 metres at 988 metres depth.  Other intercepts in this region were in holes ODY14-2480, ODY15-5024 and ODY16-5040A.

The central part of the zone is somewhat deeper.  Intercepts in this area include hole extension ODY14-2492Ext that intersected 5.04 g/t gold over 18.3 metres at 988 metres depth, including 9.73 g/t gold over 6.5 metres; approximately 200 metres below this, hole extension ODY14-2493Ext intersected 3.81 g/t gold over 13.4 metres at 1,151 metres depth.

Intercepts in the deepest, eastern part of the zone include hole ODY16-5039 that intersected 2.63 g/t gold over 33.5 metres at 1,171 metres depth, including 4.63 g/t gold over 10.0 metres; approximately 100 metres west of this, hole ODY16-5054 intersected 1.54 g/t gold over 33.2 metres at 1,234 metres depth.  Other intercepts in this region are in holes ODY14-2494Ext and ODY15-5004.

Odyssey South
The Odyssey South Zone is located at the southern contact of the upper portion of Porphyry 12, at depths varying from 200 to 550 metres.  It ranges from 5 to 15 metres thick with grades from 1.5 to 5 g/t gold.  It remains open to the east along the south contact near the apex of the porphyry.

The Odyssey South Zone has yielded strong, wide intercepts as shown by hole ODY14-2491BExt that intersected 5.44 g/t gold over 14.6 metres at a depth of 471 metres.  Approximately 300 metres east of this hole, ODY15-5008 returned 3.36 g/t gold over an estimated thickness of 15.8 metres at 340 metres depth.

Drilling is ongoing with nine drill rigs on the property.  A supplemental budget of C$5.5 million was recently approved by the Partnership, which will add 35,000 metres of drilling in 2016.  An initial inferred mineral resource estimate for the Odyssey zones is expected as of year-end 2016.

The Odyssey prospect appears to have similarities to Agnico Eagle's Goldex deposit in terms of grade and potential amenability to underground bulk mining.  Additional drilling and economic studies are needed to better assess these opportunities.

Creston Mascota deposit at Pinos Altos - New Zones of Mineralization Outlined at the Madrono Prospect

A recent agreement allows access to the 51-hectare Madrono property for exploration and mining.  Madrono is within the Pinos Altos property area, approximately 0.5 kilometres east of the Creston Mascota pit, and includes at least three gold-silver veins: Madrono, Santa Martha and El Salto.  Previous mining in this area included small-scale bonanza production from underground mine development on three levels in the 1930s.  Mapping, surface sampling, drilling and exploration planning for Madrono are underway.

The first phase of exploration, with a $1.25-million budget, began at the end of May and will include 5,500 metres of diamond drilling to determine the extent of mineralized structures found by surface exploration.  Three rigs are currently working at Madrono; 12 holes (2,978 metres) were completed to the end of June.

Permits have recently been obtained for this phase of exploration drilling.  The initial drilling was limited to the prior permitted locations, but drilling will now move to the higher priority targets that have become accessible through the permits obtained in June.

Gold and silver grades of recent intercepts from the Madrono prospect are set out in the table below; drill hole collar coordinates are set out in a table in the Appendix of this news release.  The drill hole collar locations are shown on the Madrono Prospect Local Geology Map.  All intercepts reported for the Madrono prospect show uncapped gold and silver grades over estimated true widths, based on a preliminary geological interpretation that will be updated as new information becomes available with further drilling.

Selected recent exploration drill results from the Madrono prospect on the Pinos Altos property

Drill Hole

Location

From
(metres)

To
(metres)

Depth of
midpoint
below
surface
(metres)

Estimated
true width
(metres)

Gold grade
(g/t)
(uncapped)

Silver grade
(g/t)
(uncapped)

MAD16-003

Madrono vein

60.0

66.3

54

4.4

2.3

28.4

  and

Madrono vein

75.9

88.0

79

8.5

2.4

26.3

  and

Madrono vein

314.8

317.8

200

2.1

2.3

5.0

MAD16-004

Madrono vein

72.7

80.0

86

5.1

1.3

23.1

  and

Madrono vein

173.4

176.4

229

2.1

1.6

8.0

MAD16-005

Madrono vein

60.3

69.1

45

6.2

4.1

64.5

  including


63.0

66.8

45

2.7

7.7

103.0

[Madrono Prospect -Local Geology Map]

The Madrono vein structure has been followed over a strike length of 350 metres in an east-west direction, and appears to comprise multiple separate veins.  The best intersections to date are from two holes in the eastern portion of the Madrono structure.  Hole MAD16-003 intersected five veins; the three widest intercepts were 2.3 g/t gold and 28.4 g/t silver over 4.4 metres at 54 metres depth, 2.4 g/t gold and 26.3 g/t silver over 8.5 metres at 79 metres depth, and 2.3 g/t gold and 5.0 g/t silver over 2.1 metres at 200 metres depth.  Hole MAD16-005 intersected two veins at shallow depths; the widest intercept was 4.1 g/t gold and 64.5 g/t silver over 6.2 metres at 45 metres depth.

In all the cases the highest gold values are associated with green to white quartz as well as iron/manganese oxide structures, which is similar to both the Pinos Altos and Creston Mascota mineralization.  Quartz veinlets that are centimetres wide generally occur up to 2 metres from the margins of the major veins.

The Santa Martha and El Salto structures will be investigated through drilling before the end of the year.  The exploration program should indicate the grade and size of the mineralization, and if the structure continues at depth.

El Barqueno Project - Drilling Outlines New Zones and Extends Existing Deposits

Agnico Eagle has a 100% interest in the El Barqueno project.  The 32,840-hectare property is in the Guachinango gold-silver mining district, Jalisco State, Mexico, approximately 150 kilometres west of the state capital of Guadalajara.  As of December 31, 2015, the El Barqueno project has an inferred mineral resource of 19.7 million tonnes grading 0.96 g/t gold and 5.78 g/t silver (containing 608,000 ounces of gold and 3.7 million ounces of silver) at the Azteca-Zapoteca, Angostura and Pena de Oro zones.  The Company last reported on this project in a news release dated April 28, 2016.  This news release summarizes the results of exploration programs completed on the project to the end of June 2016.

From April through June 2016, 58 holes (17,462 metres) were drilled using six drill rigs in order to test several mineralized structures and prospects (Angostura, Zapote-Mixteca, San Diego, Olmeca, Huichol, Tarasca and Pena Blanca areas).  This brings the year-to-date total drilling to 214 holes (44,985 metres) on this project.

Gold and silver grades of recent intercepts from the Azteca-Zapoteca and Angostura zones and the recently discovered Olmeca prospect are set out in the table below; drill hole collar coordinates are set out in a table in the Appendix of this news release.  The drill hole collars are located on the El Barqueno Project Local Geology Map.  All intercepts reported for the El Barqueno project show uncapped gold and silver grades (except for capped gold grades for the Olmeca prospect) over estimated true widths, based on a preliminary geological interpretation that will be updated as new information becomes available with further drilling.

Selected recent exploration drill results from the El Barqueno project

Drill Hole

Zone

From
(metres)

To
(metres)

Depth of
midpoint
below
surface
(metres)

Estimated
true width
(metres)

Gold grade
(g/t)
(uncapped)*

Gold grade
(g/t)
(capped)**

Silver grade
(g/t)
(uncapped)

AZP16-308

Azteca-Zapoteca

25.0

39.0

12

11.2

1.5


6.3

AZP16-312

Azteca-Zapoteca

137.0

142.0

122

4.0

1.6


11.4

AZP16-315

Azteca-Zapoteca

54.0

62.0

42

8.0

3.9


42.0

  including


56.0

60.0

42

4.0

7.3


82.1

AZP16-317

Azteca-Zapoteca

14.0

18.0

11

4.0

6.3


167.8

AZP16-319

Azteca-Zapoteca

29.0

34.0

18

5.0

1.9


3.3

AZP16-322

Azteca-Zapoteca

106.0

118

113

9.6

0.5


12.3

  and

Azteca-Zapoteca

130.0

145

132

12.0

7.3


53.1

AZP16-323

Azteca-Zapoteca

36.0

39.0

38

3.0

1.1


2.9

AZP16-329

Azteca-Zapoteca

47.0

52.0

37

5.0

1.5


10.5

AZP16-330

Azteca-Zapoteca

149.0

174.0

154

12.5

1.2


24.9

BRQ15-304

Olmeca

118.0

125.0

72

5.5

20.6

11.1

8.8

BRQ15-309

Olmeca

148.0

153.0

110

4.0

2.2

2.2

5.9

BRQ16-325

Angostura

451.0

456.0

335

4.0

5.2


19.8

OLM16-003

Olmeca

123.0

129.0

67

5.1

19.1

9.4

14.1

OLM16-008

Olmeca

160.0

165.0

100

4.0

2.8

2.8

4.8

OLM16-010

Olmeca

131.0

145.0

85

11.0

7.0

4.5

4.7

* Cut-off grade of 0.4 g/t gold; only intervals longer than 2.8 metres estimated true width were included.
** Holes at the Olmeca prospect use a capping factor of 20 g/t gold.

[El Barqueno Project – Local Geology Map]

Newly Discovered Olmeca Structure

A total of six drill holes (2,211 metres) have been completed in the new Olmeca prospect, which is a 700-metre-long east-northeast-striking, steeply north-dipping gold-bearing structure that includes high-grade gold.  Olmeca is located approximately 5 kilometres east of the Azteca-Zapoteca Zone.  The new Olmeca prospect is open to the east and west and at depth.  Hole OLM16-003 yielded 9.4 g/t gold and 14.1 g/t silver over 5.1 metres at 67 metres depth.  Approximately 700 metres to the east, hole BRQ15-304 intersected 11.1 g/t gold and 8.8 g/t silver over 5.5 metres at 72 metres depth; hole OLM16-008 intersected 2.8 g/t gold and 4.8 g/t silver over 4.0 metres at 100 metres depth; and hole OLM16-010 intersected 4.5 g/t gold and 4.7 g/t silver over 11.0 metres at 85 metres depth.  The mineralization is found in a high-strain zone including hematite- and specularite-rich gouge material at the contact of diorite intrusive with andesitic tuff.  Additional subparallel structures have been denoted within the Olmeca prospect through geological mapping and sampling and soil geochemical surveys.  Additional drilling is planned later this year along strike in both directions and at depth to properly define the limits of this high-grade auriferous structure.

Azteca-Zapoteca Zone

To date, the Azteca-Zapoteca Zone has been defined over more than 1.4 kilometres of strike length along a northeasterly direction and has been intersected as deep as 300 metres.  The steeply north-dipping Azteca structure and moderately south-dipping Zapoteca structure appear to coalesce at a depth of 100-150 metres below surface into a near-vertical structure with generally higher grades.  The zone remains open at depth and along strike to the southwest.

Areas of higher grade were intersected during the quarter by holes that were testing the continuity and extensions of the mineralization.  Examples include hole AZP16-315 that yielded 3.9 g/t gold and 42.0 g/t silver over 8.0 metres at 42 metres depth; hole AZP16-317 that yielded 6.3 g/t gold and 167.8 g/t silver over 4.0 metres at 11 metres depth; and hole AZP16-322 that yielded 7.3 g/t gold and 53.1 g/t silver over 12.0 metres at 132 metres depth.

Additional drilling is planned along strike to the southwest as well as in the footwall to the Zapoteca structure.  The Company believes there is potential for parallel mineralized structures between the Azteca-Zapoteca and Angostura mineral resource areas. Drilling will continue to test this area in conjunction with the drilling in the Angostura area.

Angostura Zone

The Angostura Zone lies approximately 800 metres northwest of the Azteca-Zapoteca Zone.  Angostura is defined over a strike length of more than 1,000 metres, and appears to plunge shallowly to the southwest.  The structure is open along strike to the southwest and at depth.

Recent results include hole BRQ16-325 that intersected 5.2 g/t gold and 19.8 g/t silver over 4.0 metres at 335 metres depth.  This is the deepest Angostura intercept to date.

Drilling to date suggests Angostura could become part of a multi-pit operation along with a larger deposit at Azteca-Zapoteca.  Additional drilling is planned along strike to the northeast and southwest searching for other potential shallowly-plunging shoots as well as testing the potential for parallel mineralized structures.  Further drilling is required in this area to confirm the geometry of the mineralized vein structure.

Additional Target Areas

Approximately 10,000 metres of additional drilling is expected to be completed by the end of 2016 at the El Barqueno project, principally at the Azteca-Zapoteca, Angostura, Pena de Oro deposits as well as on high potential targets such as: Pena Blanca, Olmeca, San Diego, El Camino, Tierra Blanca, Tecolote and Tortuga.  Exploration expenditures in 2016 are expected to total approximately $16 million.

In addition to the drilling activities, studies are underway to evaluate potential development scenarios for the project.  It is currently envisioned that the project's gold-silver deposits could potentially be developed into a series of open pits utilizing heap leach processing, similar to the Creston Mascota deposit at Pinos Altos and the La India mines.

About Agnico Eagle

Agnico Eagle is a senior Canadian gold mining company that has produced precious metals since 1957.  Its eight mines are located in Canada, Finland and Mexico, with exploration and development activities in each of these countries as well as in the United States and Sweden.  The Company and its shareholders have full exposure to gold prices due to its long-standing policy of no forward gold sales.  Agnico Eagle has declared a cash dividend every year since 1983.

Forward-Looking Statements

The information in this news release has been prepared as at July 27, 2016.  Certain statements contained in this news release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and "forward-looking information" under the provisions of Canadian provincial securities laws and are referred to herein as "forward-looking statements".  When used in this news release, the words "anticipate", "could", "estimate", "expect", "forecast", "plan", "potential", "will" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  Such statements include, without limitation: the Company's forward-looking project timelines; the estimated timing and conclusions of technical reports and other studies; the methods by which ore might be extracted or processed; statements concerning projected exploration expenditures, including costs and other estimates upon which such projections are based; statements regarding timing and amounts of capital expenditures and other assumptions; estimates of future expenditures; statements as to the projected development of certain ore deposits, including estimates of exploration, development and production and other capital costs and estimates of the timing of such exploration, development and production or decisions with respect to such exploration, development and production; estimates of mineral reserves and mineral resources, and statements regarding anticipated future exploration; the anticipated timing of events with respect to the Company's projects and statements.  Such statements and information reflect the Company's views as at the date of this news release and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements and information.  Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of factors and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Agnico Eagle as of the date of such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies.  The material factors and assumptions used in the preparation of the forward looking statements contained herein, which may prove to be incorrect, include, but are not limited to, the assumptions set forth herein and in management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") and the Company's Annual Information Form ("AIF") for the year ended December 31, 2015 filed with Canadian securities regulators and that are included in its Annual Report on Form 40-F for the year ended December 31, 2015 ("Form 40-F") filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") as well as: that there are no significant disruptions affecting operations; that production, permitting, development and expansion at each of Agnico Eagle's properties proceeds on a basis consistent with current expectations and plans; that the relevant metal prices, exchange rates and prices for key mining and construction supplies will be consistent with Agnico Eagle's expectations; that Agnico Eagle's current estimates of mineral reserves, mineral resources, mineral grades and metal recovery are accurate; that there are no material delays in the timing for completion of ongoing growth projects; that the Company's current plans to optimize production are successful; and that there are no material variations in the current tax and regulatory environment.  Many factors, known and unknown, could cause the actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements.  Such risks include, but are not limited to: the volatility of prices of gold and other metals; uncertainty of mineral reserves, mineral resources, mineral grades and mineral recovery estimates; uncertainty of future production, project development, capital expenditures and other costs; exchange rate fluctuations; financing of additional capital requirements; cost of exploration and development programs; mining risks; community protests; risks associated with foreign operations; governmental and environmental regulation; the volatility of the Company's stock price; and risks associated with the Company's currency, fuel and by-product metal derivative strategies.  For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors that may affect the Company's ability to achieve the expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this news release, see the AIF and MD&A filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and included in the Form 40-F filed on EDGAR at www.sec.gov, as well as the Company's other filings with the Canadian securities regulators and the SEC.  Other than as required by law, the Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements.

Scientific and Technical Data

The scientific and technical information contained in this news release relating to Quebec operations has been approved by Christian Provencher, Eng., Vice-President, Canada; relating to Nunavut operations has been approved by Dominique Girard, Eng., Vice-President Nunavut Operations; relating to the Kittila operations has been approved by Francis Brunet, Eng., Corporate Director Mining; relating to Southern Business operations has been approved by Tim Haldane, P.Eng., Senior Vice-President, Operations – USA and Latin America; and relating to exploration has been approved by Alain Blackburn, Eng., Senior Vice-President, Exploration and Guy Gosselin, Eng. and P.Geo., Vice-President, Exploration.  Each of them is a "Qualified Person" for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101").

The scientific and technical information relating to Agnico Eagle's mineral reserves and mineral resources contained herein (other than the Canadian Malartic mine) has been approved by Daniel Doucet, Eng., Senior Corporate Director, Reserve Development; and relating to mineral reserves and mineral resources at the Canadian Malartic mine contained herein has been approved by Donald Gervais, P.Geo., Director of Technical Services at CMC.  Each of them is a "Qualified Person" for the purposes of NI 43-101.

Additional Information

Additional information about each of the mineral projects that is required by NI 43-101, sections 3.2 and 3.3 and paragraphs 3.4 (a), (c) and (d) can be found in Technical Reports, which may be found at www.sedar.com.  Other important operating information can be found in the Company's AIF and Form 40-F.

Property/Project name
and location

Date of most recent
Technical Report (NI
43-101) filed on
SEDAR

LaRonde, Bousquet &
Ellison, Quebec, Canada

March 23, 2005

Canadian Malartic, Quebec, Canada

June 16, 2014

Kittila, Kuotko and
Kylmakangas, Finland

March 4, 2010

Swanson, Quebec,
Canada


Meadowbank, Nunavut,
Canada

February 15, 2012

Goldex, Quebec, Canada

October 14, 2012

Lapa, Quebec, Canada

June 8, 2006

Meliadine, Nunavut,
Canada

February 11, 2015

Akasaba, Quebec, Canada


Amaruq, Nunavut, Canada


Hammond Reef, Ontario, Canada

July 2, 2013

Upper Beaver (Kirkland Lake project),
Ontario, Canada

November 5, 2012

Pinos Altos and Creston Mascota, Mexico

March 25, 2009

La India, Mexico

August 31, 2012

Appendix: Selected drill collar coordinates

Amaruq project exploration drill collar coordinates of selected holes


Drill collar coordinates*

Drill hole ID

UTM North

UTM East

Elevation
(metres above
sea level)

Azimuth

Dip
(degrees)

Length
(metres)

AMQ16-600

7255594

606682

153

143

-54

363

AMQ16-611

7255592

606751

153

142

-57

345

AMQ16-613

7255520

606513

153

142

-55

426

AMQ16-629A

7255478

606413

153

143

-55

381

AMQ16-637

7255561

607029

153

323

-56

222

AMQ16-653A

7255632

606799

153

146

-57

354

AMQ16-673

7255637

606750

153

142

-54

375

AMQ16-683

7256236

607173

153

323

-54

279

AMQ16-688

7255614

606775

153

146

-54

351

AMQ16-690

7255107

606051

153

323

-48

144

AMQ16-694

7256272

607236

153

319

-58

245

AMQ16-701

7255592

606716

153

144

-54

350

AMQ16-703

7255671

606817

153

143

-56

366

AMQ16-706

7256276

607188

153

321

-55

222

AMQ16-709

7255564

606696

153

143

-55

303

AMQ16-720

7256229

607229

153

321

-55

318

AMQ16-722

7255061

605868

153

323

-48

120

AMQ16-731

7256331

607282

153

322

-54

273

AMQ16-736

7255966

607099

153

321

-55

201

AMQ16-741

7256409

607240

153

323

-55

291

AMQ16-748

7256355

607042

153

323

-57

147

AMQ16-755

7256370

607343

153

319

-53

200

AMQ16-758

7256234

606762

153

329

-70

180

AMQ16-765

7256294

607258

153

321

-71

352

AMQ16-776

7256339

607489

153

322

-54

396

AMQ16-793

7255401

606541

153

145

-65

270

AMQ16-810

7256004

606861

153

323

-54

243

AMQ16-812

7256188

607510

153

321

-65

474

AMQ16-819

7256349

607555

153

324

-58

378

AMQ16-830

7256258

606925

153

321

-70

159

AMQ16-833

7256124

607407

153

319

-75

1021

* Coordinate System UTM Nad 83 zone 14

Sisar Zone exploration drill collar coordinates of selected holes


Drill collar coordinates*

Drill hole ID

UTM North

UTM East

Elevation
(metres above
sea level)

Azimuth

Dip
(degrees)

Length
(metres)

RIE16-600

7538900

2558637

-615

090

-30

402

RIE16-601

7538900

2558637

-614

090

-2

315

RIE16-603

7538900

2558637

-614

079

-17

348

RIE16-604

7538900

2558637

-615

080

-30

381

RIE16-606

7538899

2558637

-614

101

-16

350

RIE16-607

7538900

2558637

-613

085

20

280

ROD16-700B

7537848

2558625

-464

090

-67

859

ROD16-700C

7537848

2558625

-464

090

-67

684

ROD16-700D

7537848

2558625

-464

090

-67

785

ROD16-700E

7537848

2558625

-464

090

-67

723

* Finnish Coordinate System KKJ Zone 2

Barsele project exploration drill collar coordinates of selected holes


Drill collar coordinates*

Drill hole ID

UTM North

UTM East

Elevation
(metres above
sea level)

Azimuth

Dip
(degrees)

Length
(metres)

SKI16-006

7214505

619155

305

40

-51

788

SKI16-007

7214505

619155

305

40

-59

882

* Coordinate System Sweref 99

Odyssey prospect exploration drill collar coordinates of selected holes


Drill collar coordinates*

Drill hole ID

UTM North

UTM East

Elevation
(metres above
sea level)

Azimuth

Dip
(degrees)

Length
(metres)

ODY11-2404

5333934

717976

311

020

-63

1,455

ODY14-2480

5333964

718070

312

012

-63

1,180

ODY14-2480A

5333964

718070

312

012

-63

1,116

ODY14-2482

5333964

718070

312

000

-64

1,209

ODY14-2483

5333934

717976

310

008

-66

1,272

ODY14-2486

5333852

717700

316

012

-59

1,298

ODY14-2491B

5333984

718160

312

008

-65

1,254

ODY14-2492

5333880

718295

312

012

-61

1,323

ODY14-2493

5333962

718400

311

005

-68

1,341

ODY15- 2494

5333970

718546

311

006

-72

1,508

ODY15-2495

5333987

718157

312

012

-60

635

ODY15-2498

5333853

719049

309

008

-54

791

ODY15-2500

5333964

718065

311

007

-67

1,299

ODY15-5003

5333937

718850

310

009

-58

789

ODY15-5004

5333807

718849

312

011

-65

1,407

ODY15-5007

5333696

718650

312

007

-62

1,440

ODY15-5008

5333957

718500

311

004

-53

855

ODY15-5010

5333840

718495

315

009

-61

1,275

ODY15-5023

5333965

718065

311

004

-51

633

ODY15-5024

5333864

717904

314

006

-61

1,212

ODY15-5025

5333929

718000

312

009

-59

1,167

ODY15-5026

5333984

718160

312

000

-52

684

ODY15-5029

5333929

718000

312

001

-56

1,107

ODY16-5033

5333962

718400

311

010

-65

1,256

ODY16-5039

5333728

718819

312

014

-66

1,497

ODY16-5040A

5333862

717904

314

007

-65

1,329

ODY16-5042

5334058

717544

311

012

-61

1,101

ODY16-5043

5333874

718294

314

010

-68

1,545






-71

1,537

ODY16-5051

5333931

718709

316

009

-68

1,335

ODY16-5054

5333931

718709

316

009

-69

1,400

* Coordinate System UTM Nad 83 zone 17

Madrono prospect exploration drill hole collar coordinates


Drill Hole Collar Coordinates*

Drill Hole ID

UTM North

UTM East

Elevation
(metres above
sea level)

Azimuth

Dip
(degrees)

Length
(metres)

(degrees)

MAD16-003

3134418

761977

2,146

000

-45

348

MAD16-004

3134991

761465

2,014

065

-45

350

MAD16-005

3134957

761712

2,157

000

-45

279

* Coordinate System UTM NAD 27

El Barqueno project exploration drill hole collar coordinates


Drill Hole Collar Coordinates*

Drill Hole ID

UTM North

UTM East

Elevation
(metres above
sea level)

Azimuth

Dip
(degrees)

Length
(metres)

(degrees)

AZP16-308

2279872

555113

1,267

155

-50

85

AZP16-312

2279710

554046

1,274

155

-50

168

AZP16-315

2279774

554153

1,262

335

-50

116

AZP16-317

2279812

554083

1,255

335

-50

52

AZP16-319

2279790

554063

1,255

335

-50

70

AZP16-322

2279765

554239

1,234

155

-55

171

AZP16-323

2279788

554064

1,255

0

-90

76

AZP16-329

2279828

554432

1,255

350

-45

256

AZP16-330

2279799

554224

1,239

155

-60

267

BRQ15-304

2280615

561300

1,387

155

-50

316

BRQ15-309

2280531

561113

1,381

155

-55

406

BRQ16-325

2279956

554684

1,280

335

-50

689

OLM16-003

2280468

560672

1,384

155

-50

488

OLM16-008

2280598

561191

1,393

155

-50

323

OLM16-010

2280658

561386

1,402

155

-50

287

* Coordinate System UTM WGS84 13N Zone

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