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Azimut Announces New Drilling Phase on the Elmer Gold Property

Press Release

Longueuil, Quebec – Azimut Exploration Inc. (“Azimut” or the “Company”) (TSXV: AZM) (OTCQX: AZMTF) is pleased to announce a new diamond drilling phase on its 100% owned Elmer Property in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region of Quebec, Canada. The minimum 3,000-metre program will begin early this summer after the Goose Break Holiday, a traditional First Nations hunting period.

The Company used advanced multi-parameter data processing to optimize drill target definition. The main objective of the drilling program is to test high-potential shallow-depth targets. Azimut believes there is excellent exploration potential on the Elmer Property, which could lead to significantly increase the already identified mineral resources on the project.

The four main target areas to be investigated are Patwon East, Patwon West, Wolf – A21 and Gabbro.

Area Size Significant results Key features
Patwon 2.3 km x 1.35 g/t Au over 8.87 m including 15.3 g/t Au – Eastern extent of the Patwon Zone
East 0.5 km over 0.57 m (D) – Extensive IP anomaly that
122 g/t Au, 160 g/t Ag, 307 g/t Te over 0.50 m (D) correlates with the shear zone
4.29 g/t Au over 0.95 m (D) hosting Patwon
– Presence of a felsic intrusive body
– Limited past drilling
Patwon 3.5 km x 1.9 g/t Au over 1.70 m (D) – Several subparallel shear zones
West 0.9 km 12.65 g/t Au, 12.6 g/t Au, 8.21 g/t Au, 7.51 g/t Au along the western extent of the
(G) Patwon Zone
15.75 g/t Au (G) – Limited past drilling
Wolf– 12 km x 0.50 g/t Au, 45 g/t Ag over 30.0 m (D): A21 – Extensive shear zone with quartz
A21 0.7 km prospect veining
0.36 g/t Au over 31.0 m (D): A21 – Felsic tuffs
0.30 g/t Au over 17.0 m (D): Wolf prospect – Strong sericitization
20.6 g/t Au over 0.75 m (C): Wolf – Chlorite alteration
19.25 g/t Au over 1.0 m (C): Wolf – Low magnetic footprint
4.65 g/t Au, 160 g/t Ag, 7.0% Cu (G): Wolf – IP anomalies
58.2 g/t Au, 18.5 g/t Au (G): Wolf – Limited past drilling
102.5 g/t Au, 18.25 g/t Au (G): Gold prospect
Gabbro 3.5 km x 77.8 g/t Au, 167 g/t Ag (G) – High-grade gold in quartz shear
0.4 km 60.4 g/t Au, 122 g/t Ag (G) veins hosted by a gabbroic sill
42.65 g/t Au, 116.2 g/t Ag (G) – IP anomalies
40.94 g/t Au, 116 g/t Ag (G) – Limited past drilling
1.06 g/t Au over 2.16 m (D)
1.38 g/t Au over 1.50 m (D)
2.51 g/t Au over 0.50 m (D)

All results have been previously reported (press releases of June 29, 2023, and November 21, 2023)

  • drill core; C: channel sample; G: grab sample; IP: induced polarization Au: gold; Ag: silver; Cu: copper; Te: tellurium

Note: Grab samples are selective by nature and unlikely to represent average grades

About the Elmer Property (see Figures 1 to 3)

The Elmer Property comprises 515 claims (271.3 km2) over a 35-kilometre strike length. It lies 285 kilometres north of the town of Matagami, 60 kilometres east of the village of Eastmain, and 5 kilometres west of the paved Billy-Diamond Highway, a major all-season highway. The region benefits from excellent infrastructure, including significant road access, a hydroelectric power grid and airports.

Azimut’s maiden resource estimate for the Patwon Zone comprises 311,200 ounces at 1.93 g/t Au Indicated and 513,200 ounces at 1.94 g/t Au Inferred. The estimate was prepared using a gold price of $1,800 per ounce as a base case and includes a sensitivity study that considers a gold price of up to $2,160 per ounce. At this level, the estimated resources stand at 324,800 ounces at 1.76 g/t Au Indicated and 585,400 ounces at 1.77 g/t Au Inferred (see press releases of November 21, 2023, and January 4, 2024). The independent NI 43-101 Technical Report can be found under the Company’s profile on SEDAR+ ( and on the Company’s website (

The project greatly benefits from a comprehensive quality database that includes:

  • High-resolution heliborne magnetic survey: 2,657 line-kilometres
  • Induced polarization: 160 line-kilometres
  • Till surveys: 391 samples
  • Prospecting: 1,901 grab and channel samples
  • Diamond drilling (from 2019 to 2023): 242 holes totalling 76,163 metres, including Patwon definition (167 holes, 60,609 m) and exploration drilling (75 holes, 15,554 m)
  • Reverse circulation drilling (2022): 507 holes for bedrock sampling for a total of 6,681 metres
  • Remote sensing and lithostructural interpretation

Qualified Persons

Dr. Jean-Marc Lulin (P.Geo.) prepared this press release as Azimut’s qualified person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101. Rock Lefrançois (P.Geo.), Vice President of Exploration, and Alain Cayer (P.Geo.), Project Manager, also reviewed the contents of this press release.

About Azimut

Azimut is a leading mineral exploration company with a solid reputation for target generation and partnership development. The Company holds the largest mineral exploration portfolio in Quebec (Canada). Its wholly owned flagship project, the Elmer Gold Project, has advanced to the resource stage with a strong exploration upside. The Company also controls a strategic land position for copper-gold, nickel and lithium.

Azimut uses a pioneering approach to big data analytics (the proprietary AZtechMine™ expert system) enhanced by extensive exploration know-how. The Company’s competitive edge is based on systematic regional-scale data analysis and concurrently active projects. Azimut maintains rigorous financial discipline and a strong balance sheet, with 85.4 million shares issued and outstanding.

Contact and Information

Jean-Marc Lulin, President and CEO
Tel.: (450) 646-3015
Jonathan Rosset, Vice President Corporate Development
Tel: (604) 202-7531



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