Canadian Mining Journal


ZINC-LEAD: Osisko Metals drills high grades at Mount Fronsac North project

Osisko’s holdings in the Bathurst Mining Camp as of December 2017. Mount Fronsac was discovered in 1999. (Image: Osisko Metals)

NEW BRUNSWICK – Montreal-based Osisko Metals had more high grade drilling results from its Mount Fronsac North project 60 km west of Bathurst.

Drill hole MF17- 43 intersected 3.1 metres of 12.3% zinc, 5.4% lead, and 91.9 g/t silver, within 15.5 metres of semi-massive to massive sulphides at a depth of about 368 to 384 metres below surface.

A separate copper-rich lens was also intersected. Drill hole MF17-46, encountered a 21.6 metre (19.0 metres true thickness), predominantly copper rich massive sulphide zone from 363.8 to 385.4 metres, which included 11.8 meters grading 1.53% copper, 0.43% zinc, and 0.1% lead.

Osisko has been operating in the Bathurst Mining Camp for less than a year, and so far it has assembled a large, potentially profitable land package. The Mount Fronsac deposit – optioned in July 2017 –  has a historical, non-43-101-compliant resource of 1.26 million tonnes at 7.65% zinc, 2.18% lead, 0.14% copper, 40.3 g/t silver, and 0.40 g/t gold. This high grade zone is hosted within 14 million tonnes of semi-massive to massive sulphides.

Information about all of Osisko’s holdings in New Brunswick, Quebec and the Northwest Territories is available at