Monarques Gold Intersects 46.6 g/t Au Over 0.6 Metres on Croinor Gold

Starts a new program of 10,000 metres of drilling

MONTREAL, Feb. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - MONARQUES GOLD CORPORATION ("Monarques" or the "Corporation") (TSX-V: MQR) (FRANKFURT: MR7) is pleased to report the latest results for the 10,000-metre drilling program carried out in 2016 on its Croinor Gold deposit, 70 km east of Val-d'Or, Quebec. The Corporation is still awaiting the assay results for the last two exploration holes drilled in the Gold Bug area.

Hole CR-16-515 returned two mineralized intersections, one grading 6.74 g/t Au over 2.1 metres, including 24.7 g/t Au over 0.5 metres, and the other grading 11.91 g/t Au over 2.8 metres, including 46.6 g/t Au over 0.6 metres. The hole was drilled on Section 490W and intersected the two veins at 133 and 150 vertical metres (see longitudinal), enabling Monarques to increase its Indicated resource and thus achieve the second objective of its Croinor Gold drilling program. The reported lengths are core lengths, as the true lengths cannot be estimated. High grades were cut to 70 g/t Au, the same grade used in the Croinor Gold deposit resource estimate.

"The 2016 drilling campaign on the Croinor Gold deposit is ending on a high note," said Jean-Marc Lacoste, President and Chief Executive Officer of Monarques. "The very encouraging recent results for Croinor Gold have led us to pursue our work in 2017 with a new program of 10,000 metres of drilling. The new program is already underway and is also aimed at increasing the Indicated resource of the Croinor Gold deposit. To achieve that objective, we will have another look at the best intersections of the 2016 program and test deeper targets on the most promising sections. In terms of exploration drilling, we will define our strategy once all the assay results are in, but it is worth noting that the latest results on Gold Bug have confirmed the potential of this new area."

The following table shows the results for the 2016 drilling program on Croinor Gold:

Hole #

Area

Length

Grade

Comments


From

To

m

g/t Au


CR-16-481




NSV


CR-16-482




NSV


CR-16-483




NSV


CR-16-484

189.00

193.00

4.0

5.90

5.90 g/t over 4.0 m incl. 18.4 g/t over 1.0 m

CR-16-484

213.00

214.00

1.0

0.38


CR-16-486

205.00

206.50

1.5

5.10


CR-16-486

209.00

210.00

1.0

1.33


CR-16-486

215.90

216.80

0.9

0.76


CR-16-486

218.90

219.90

1.0

0.95


CR-16-486

220.70

221.50

0.8

0.68


CR-16-487

263.80

265.30

1.5

4.51


CR-16-487

265.90

266.40

0.5

0.68


CR-16-487

268.60

269.40

0.8

2.31


CR-16-487

306.80

307.30

0.5

0.30


CR-16-487

313.90

314.90

1.0

0.90


CR-16-487

317.50

318.30

0.8

0.71


CR-16-487

282.20

283.20

1.0

1.72


CR-16-489

269.10

270.60

1.5

4.00


CR-16-489

272.60

273.60

1.0

1.16


CR-16-489

278.50

279.00

0.5

0.53


CR-16-489

286.50

288.70

2.2

8.58

8.58 g/t over 2.2 m incl. 16.5 g/t over 1.1 m

CR-16-489

331.10

332.00

0.9

1.41


CR-16-489

332.00

333.00

1.0

0.63


CR-16-489

333.00

334.10

1.1

0.30


CR-16-493

258.50

259.50

1.0

0.39


CR-16-493

261.50

262.40

0.9

0.81


CR-16-493

282.40

283.00

0.6

0.59


CR-16-493

284.00

284.80

0.8

0.97


CR-16-493

312.50

313.40

0.9

1.98


CR-16-493

313.40

314.40

1.0

0.53


CR-16-497

165.60

166.60

1.0

3.13


CR-16-497

231.00

232.00

1.0

0.53


CR-16-497

232.50

233.00

0.5

2.90


CR-16-498

451.50

452.50

1.0

0.35


CR-16-500

293.00

294.00

1.0

0.88


CR-16-500

297.00

298.00

1.0

2.68


CR-16-500

306.00

306.50

0.5

1.23


CR-16-500

309.90

314.00

4.1

2.41


CR-16-500

343.00

344.00

1.0

1.08


CR-16-500

359.90

360.80

0.9

0.57


CR-16-500

390.50

391.30

0.8

0.47


CR-16-500

391.30

392.00

0.7

0.48


CR-16-500

396.50

397.50

1.0

0.85


CR-16-502

99.00

100.00

1.0

1.43


CR-16-504




NSV


CR-16-505

255.00

255.60

0.6

0.66


CR-16-505

288.50

290.80

2.3

23.27

23.27 g/t over 2.3 m incl. 58.6 g/t over 0.9 m

CR-16-505

293.10

293.60

0.5

1.63


CR-16-506

230.60

231.50

0.9

3.26


CR-16-506

233.50

234.00

0.5

0.34


CR-16-506

236.00

239.20

3.2

3.95

3.95 g/t over 3.2 m incl. 15.7 g/t over 0.7 m

CR-16-506

247.80

248.30

0.5

0.36


CR-16-508

180.00

180.80

0.8

0.87


CR-16-508

212.50

213.50

1.0

0.74


CR-16-508

219.80

220.60

0.8

5.62


CR-16-509

289.10

291.30

2.2

2.98


CR-16-509

383.80

384.80

1.0

2.66


CR-16-510

231.00

232.50

1.5

8.74


CR-16-511



0.0

NSV



NSV : Non Significant Value



High cut-off grade: 70 g/t










Hole #

Area

Length

Grade

Comments


From

To

m

g/t Au


CR-16-512

35.40

37.20

1.8

4.44


CR-16-512

67.60

68.40

0.8

0.48


CR-16-512

153.80

154.80

1.0

0.42


CR-16-512

155.80

156.90

1.1

0.55


CR-16-512

156.90

157.60

0.7

0.92


CR-16-512

256.20

257.30

1.1

0.87


CR-16-512

262.00

271.90

9.9

12.71

12.71 g/t over 9.9 m incl. 43.3 g/t over 1.0 m and 43.9 g/t over 1.0 m

CR-16-512

278.30

279.10

0.8

5.70


CR-16-515

78.40

79.30

0.9

1.83


CR-16-515

130.90

131.40

0.5

0.33


CR-16-515

132.10

134.20

2.1

6.74


CR-16-515

150.20

153.00

2.8

11.91

11.91 g/t over 2.8 m incl. 46.6 g/t over 0.6 m

CR-16-516

159.20

159.90

0.7

1.53


CR-16-516

159.90

160.50

0.6

0.80


CR-16-516

160.50

161.00

0.5

1.38


CR-16-516

162.30

163.20

0.9

0.44


CR-16-516

165.80

166.60

0.8

2.85


CR-16-516

191.80

192.70

0.9

0.51


CR-16-516

192.70

193.60

0.9

0.34


CR-16-516

194.30

195.00

0.7

0.81


CR-16-516

194.30

195.80

1.5

5.11



NSV : Non Significant Value



High cut-off grade: 70 g/t


The following table shows the results for the 2016 drilling program on the Gold Bug sector:

 









Hole #

Area

Length

Grade

Comments



From

To

m

g/t Au



CR-16-484

189.00

193.00

4.0

5.90

5.90 g/t over 4.0 m incl. 18.4 g/t over 1.0 m


CR-16-484

213.00

214.00

1.0

0.38



CR-16-488

24.75

26.00

1.25

3.89



CR-16-490

27.60

28.00

0.4

0.33



CR-16-490

34.00

35.00

1.0

1.01



CR-16-491

42.00

43.00

1.0

0.74



CR-16-492

67.00

67.60

0.6

0.71



CR-16-492

67.60

68.10

0.5

1.80



CR-16-492

124.00

125.00

1.0

0.48



CR-16-492

137.00

138.00

1.0

1.34



CR-16-492

138.00

139.00

1.0

0.98



CR-16-494

89.80

90.25

0.45

7.19



CR-16-495

29.38

30.00

0.62

0.33



CR-16-496

89.00

90.00

1.0

1.34



CR-16-496

91.00

92.00

1.0

0.36



CR-16-499

15.00

16.52

1.52

6.30



CR-16-501

24.00

25.00

1.0

2.24



CR-16-501

25.00

26.00

1.0

0.66



CR-16-501

27.00

28.00

1.0

0.98



CR-16-517

46.00

48.00

2.0

0.74



CR-16-517

55.40

59.72

4.32

1.30

1.30 g/t over 4.3 m incl. 4.5 g/t over 0.72 m


CR-16-517

67.00

69.00

2.0

0.77



CR-16-517

69.75

70.30

0.55

0.44



CR-16-517

86.00

89.00

3.0

1.85



CR-16-517

133.90

135.00

1.1

2.44



CR-16-517

138.00

139.00

2.0

0.41



CR-16-518

88.00

89.00

1.0

0.92



CR-16-518

90.00

92.00

2.0

0.48



CR-16-518

102.52

103.50

0.98

1.24



CR-16-518

154.61

155.61

1.0

1.25



CR-16-519

74.00

75.00

2.0

2.72



CR-16-520

35.60

41.73

6.13

0.86



CR-16-521

29.00

54.00

25.0

8.41

8.41 g/t over 25 m incl. 36.1 g/t over 3 m and 39.35 g/t over 2 m


CR-16-521

74.00

75.00

1.0

1.02



CR-16-521

82.00

110.00

28.0

0.47



CR-16-521

130.80

131.27

0.47

0.51



CR-16-521

141.00

156.00

15.0

1.13



CR-16-521

165.85

169.00

3.15

1.81




NSV : Non Significant Value



High cut-off grade: 70 g/t


The technical and scientific content of this press release has been reviewed and approved by Donald Trudel, P.Geo., B.Sc., the Corporation's Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

Sampling normally consisted of sawing the core into two equal halves along its main axis and shipping one of the halves to the ALS Minerals laboratory in Val-d'Or for assaying. The samples are crushed, pulverized and assayed by fire assay with atomic absorption finish. Results exceeding 3.0 g/t are re-assayed using the gravity method. Samples containing gold grains are assayed using the metallic sieve method at the ALS Minerals laboratory in Val-d'Or. Monarques has established a full QA/QC protocol, including the insertion of standards, blanks and duplicates.

ABOUT MONARQUES GOLD CORPORATION

Monarques Gold is a growing junior gold company focused on becoming the leading explorer and developer of gold properties in the Val-d'Or/Abitibi gold camp in Quebec, Canada. The Corporation currently has approximately 200 km² of gold exploration properties (see map) along the Cadillac Break, as well as its main asset, the Croinor Gold mine, which has great potential to become a producing mine. Monarques Gold is well financed and has close to $9 million in credits from Quebec's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.

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For further information: Jean-Marc Lacoste, President and CEO, 1-888-994-4465 x 201, jm.lacoste@monarquesgold.com, www.monarquesgold.com; Adam Buchanan, Director, Corporate Development, 1-604-401-2539, a.buchanan@monarquesgold.com, www.monarquesgold.com


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