O3 Mining Partners with VRIFY to Offer Investors 3D Experience of Val D’Or Properties

Toronto, June 25, 2020 – O3 Mining Inc. (TSX.V:OIII) (“O3 Mining” or the “Corporation”) “) is pleased to announce it has partnered with VRIFY Technology Inc. (“VRIFY”) to develop an interactive presentation of its properties in Val D’Or, Quebec, including virtual tours and 3D models of the Marban and Orenada deposits. Investors can access O3 Mining’s content from any web browser, anywhere in the world: https://o3mining.com/investors/vrify-presentation/

The interactive content enhances simple, readily accessible, and digestible information on its project sites by increasing transparency and allowing investors to see firsthand the potential value of projects, learn about the Val D’Or community, visit exploration sites, enter underground workings and review 3D renderings of deposits from wherever they may find themselves.

Investors can expect to see the Company’s interactive content updated regularly alongside drill results and other exciting catalysts in the coming months to provide additional context to the value O3 Mining continues to create for its shareholders.

“We are excited to partner with VRIFY as we were looking for options to bring investors closer to our operations amidst current COVID-19 restrictions. Through VRIFY, we’re bringing anyone who is interested directly into our properties where they can now visualize our innovative work in 3D and understand its potential value even better than before”, said Jose Vizquerra, President and CEO, O3 Mining. “As many of us continue to work remotely, it’s exciting to safely showcase our properties and display the progress we’ve made alongside our proposed developments.”

O3 Mining’s CEO, Jose Vizquerra, discusses the company’s partnership with VRIFY to develop an interactive presentation of its properties in Quebec, including virtual tours and interactive 3D models.

O3 Mining’s partnership with VRIFY follows the company’s recent C$40.2 million “Bought-Deal” and 150,000 metres drilling program announcements, which highlight the company’s momentum. The Corporation is forward-looking and determined to innovate mining for the twenty-first century.

About O3 Mining Inc.

O3 Mining, which forms part of the Osisko Group of companies, is a mine development and emerging consolidator of exploration properties in prospective gold camps in Canada – focused on projects in Québec and Ontario – with a goal of becoming a multi-million ounce, high-growth company.

O3 Mining is well-capitalized and holds a 100% interest in a number of properties in Québec (435,000 hectares) and Ontario (25,000 hectares). O3 Mining controls 61,000 hectares in Val D’Or and over 50 kilometres of strike length of the Cadillac-Larder Lake Faut. O3 Mining also has a portfolio of assets in the James Bay and Chibougamau regions of Québec. 

About VRIFY Technology Inc.

VRIFY’s technology communicates a company’s value with presentation tools that simplify information and translate tough to digest data into compelling content. The platform allows companies to showcase project data with interactive 3D models, host global site visits of remote assets using virtual tours, and present content to devices, anytime, anywhere in the world

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation that is based on expectations, estimates, projections and interpretations as at the date of this news release. The information in this news release about the transaction; and any other information herein that is not a historical fact may be “forward-looking information”. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, interpretations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as “expects”, or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “interpreted”, “management’s view”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “forecasts”, “estimates”, “believes” or “intends” or variations of such words and phrases or stating that certain actions, events or results “may” or “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken to occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking information and are intended to identify forward-looking information. This forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of the Corporation, at the time it was made, involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the companies to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, risks relating to the restart of operations; further steps that might be taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19; the impact of COVID-19 related disruptions in relation to the Corporation’s business operations including upon its employees, suppliers, facilities and other stakeholders; uncertainties and risk that have arisen and may arise in relation to travel, and other financial market and social impacts from COVID-19 and responses to COVID 19. Although the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based upon what management believes, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, the parties cannot assure shareholders and prospective purchasers of securities that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information, as there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended, and neither the Corporation nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any such forward-looking information. The Corporation does not undertake, and assumes no obligation, to update or revise any such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information contained herein to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required by law. 

 

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

For further information on O3 Mining, please contact:

José Vizquerra Benavides

President, CEO and Director

Telephone: (416) 363-8653

O3 Mining Inc. Closes C$40.2 Million “Bought Deal” Private Placement of Flow-Through and Hard Units

This News Release is not for Distribution to U.S. Newswire Services or for Dissemination in the United States

Toronto, Ontario, June 19, 2020 – O3 Mining Inc. (TSXV: OIII) (“O3 Mining” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously-announced “bought deal” brokered private placement of (i) an aggregate of 4,651,200 flow-through units of the Company (the “FT Units”) at a price of C$4.30 per FT Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$20 million, and (ii) an aggregate 8,599,810 units of the Company (the “Units”) at a price of C$2.35 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$20.2 million, including the exercise in full of the underwriters’ option and additional subscribers on the Company’s President’s List (the “Offering”). The gross proceeds of the Offering are approximately C$40.2 million.

Each FT Unit under the Offering consists of one common share and one-half of one common shares purchase warrant (each whole common share purchase warrant a “Warrant”) of the Company, which will qualify as “flow-through shares” (within the meaning of subsection 66(15) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and section 359.1 of the Taxation Act (Québec)). Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company and one-half of one Warrant. Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company (a “Warrant Share”) at an exercise price of C$3.25 for a period of 24 months following the closing of the Offering.

The Warrants shall be callable by the Company should the daily volume-weighted average trading price of the common shares of the Company on the TSX Venture Exchange exceed C$3.85 for a period of ten (10) consecutive trading days, at any time during the period (i) beginning on the date that is four months and one day from the closing date of the Offering, and (ii) ending on the date the Warrants expire (“Call Trigger”). Following a Call Trigger, the Company may give notice in writing (“Call Notice”) to the holders of Warrants that any Warrant that remains unexercised by the holder thereof shall expire thirty (30) days following the date on which the Call Notice is given.

The gross proceeds from the sale of the FT Units will be used by the Company to incur eligible “Canadian exploration expenses” that qualify as “flow-through mining expenditures” as both terms are defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “Qualifying Expenditures”) related to the Company’s projects in Québec. The Qualifying Expenditures will be renounced in favour of the subscribers of the FT Units with an effective date no later than December 31, 2020, and in the aggregate amount not less than the total amount of the gross proceeds raised from the issuance of the FT Units. The net proceeds from the sale of the Units will be used by the Company for working capital and general corporate purposes.

The Offering was led by Cormark Securities Inc., Sprott Capital Partners LP, and Canaccord Genuity Corp., as co-lead underwriters and joint bookrunners, on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters (collectively, the “Underwriters”). In consideration for their services, the Company paid the Underwriters a cash commission equal to 5.0% of the gross proceeds of the Offering, excluding certain President’s List subscribers.

All securities issued under the Offering will be subject to a hold period expiring four months and one day from the date of issuance. The Offering is subject to final acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to or for the account or benefit of a U.S. person (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

The following “insiders” of the Company have subscribed for Units under the Offering:

About O3 Mining Inc.

O3 Mining, which forms part of the Osisko group of companies, is a mine development and emerging consolidator of exploration properties in prospective gold camps in Canada – focused on projects in Québec and Ontario – with a goal of becoming a multi-million ounce, high-growth company.

O3 Mining is well-capitalized and holds a 100% interest in a number of properties in Québec (435,000 hectares) and Ontario (25,000 hectares). O3 Mining controls 61,000 hectares in Val D’Or and over 50 kilometres of strike length of the Cadillac-Larder Lake Faut. O3 Mining also has a portfolio of assets in the James Bay and Chibougamau regions of Québec. 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation that is based on expectations, estimates, projections and interpretations as at the date of this news release. The information in this news release about the transaction; and any other information herein that is not a historical fact may be “forward-looking information”. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, interpretations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as “expects”, or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “interpreted”, “management’s view”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “forecasts”, “estimates”, “believes” or “intends” or variations of such words and phrases or stating that certain actions, events or results “may” or “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken to occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking information and are intended to identify forward-looking information. This forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of the Corporation, at the time it was made, involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the companies to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, risks relating to the completion of the transactions described herein. Although the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based upon what management believes, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, the parties cannot assure shareholders and prospective purchasers of securities that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information, as there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended, and neither party nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any such forward-looking information. Neither party undertakes, and assumes no obligation, to update or revise any such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information contained herein to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required by law.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

For further information on O3 Mining, please contact:

José Vizquerra Benavides

President, CEO and Director

Telephone: (416) 363-8653

O3 Mining Mobilizes Second Drill as Part of 150,000 metre Drill Program

Toronto, June 8, 2020 – O3 Mining Inc. (TSX.V:OIII) (“O3 Mining” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce crews are being mobilized for the resumption of drilling on its East Cadillac property situated in Val D’Or, Quebec. This is the second rig mobilized following the announcement of the expanded drill program from 50,000 to 150,000 metres. The first drill rig is currently on the Alpha property targeting the Orenada #4 zone at depth. This second drill rig will focus on the North Contact on the East Cadillac property.

The North Contact Zone is located along the northern splay of the Cadillac Larder-Lake Fault (CLLF). The northern splay of the CLLF, traced over 6 km within the property, has been poorly tested and offers significant exploration potential. In January of this year, three holes were drilled to follow up on the historical intercept of 1.1 g/t Au over 23.5 m including 6.86 g/t Au over 2.0 m (See Press Release May 31, 2018). These three holes were drilled 100 metres apart, testing lateral and depth extensions of the historical hole. The North Contact zone was recognized in all three drill holes with positive results, and thus remains open in all directions, and is the focus of this drilling campaign..

Highlights from last campaign at North Contact

  • Best intercepts include 3.1 g/t Au over 7.0 metres including 4.6 g/t Au over 2.9 metres  and including 5.3 g/t Au over 1.5 metres, in drill hole O3EC-20-007.

“Our recent financing allows us to be aggressive in our exploration program as we tripled our drilling capacity from 50,000 to 150,000 metres at our Val D’Or properties,” said Jose Vizquerra, president and CEO, O3 Mining. “We remain focused on strategically investing in our drilling capacities at our properties as they reach different stages of development, resources development and advanced exploration.”

Figure 1: East Cadillac Property Drilling Map

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Qualified Person

The scientific and technical content of this news release has been reviewed, prepared and approved by  Mr. Louis Gariepy, Eng. (OIQ #107538), VP Exploration, who is a “qualified person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”).

 

About O3 Mining Inc.

O3 Mining, which forms part of the Osisko Group of companies, is a mine development and emerging consolidator of exploration properties in prospective gold camps in Canada – focused     on projects in Québec and Ontario – with a goal of becoming a multi-million ounce, high-growth company.

O3 Mining is well-capitalized and holds a 100% interest in a number of properties in Québec (435,000 hectares) and Ontario (25,000 hectares). O3 Mining controls 61,000 hectares in Val D’Or and over 50 kilometres of strike length of the Cadillac-Larder Lake Faut. O3 Mining also has a portfolio of assets in the James Bay and Chibougamau regions of Québec.

 

 Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation that is based on expectations, estimates, projections and interpretations as at the date of this news release. The information in this news release about the transaction; and any other information herein that is not a historical fact may be “forward-looking information”. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, interpretations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as “expects”, or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “interpreted”, “management’s view”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “forecasts”, “estimates”, “believes” or “intends” or variations of such words and phrases or stating that certain actions, events or results “may” or “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken to occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking information and are intended to identify forward-looking information. This forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of the Corporation, at the time it was made, involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the companies to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, risks relating to the restart of operations; further steps that might be taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19; the impact of COVID-19 related disruptions in relation to the Corporation’s business operations including upon its employees, suppliers, facilities and other stakeholders; uncertainties and risk that have arisen and may arise in relation to travel, and other financial market and social impacts from COVID-19 and responses to COVID 19. Although the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based upon what management believes, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, the parties cannot assure shareholders and prospective purchasers of securities that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information, as there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended, and neither the Corporation nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any such forward-looking information. The Corporation does not undertake, and assumes no obligation, to update or revise any such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information contained herein to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required by law.

 

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

For further information on O3 Mining, please contact:

José Vizquerra Benavides

President, CEO and Director

Telephone: (416) 363-8653

O3 Mining Increases Drill Program by 100,000 metres

Toronto, June 4, 2020 – O3 Mining Inc. (TSX.V:OIII) (“O3 Mining” or the “Corporation”)is pleased to announce that it has significantly expanded its current drill program in Val D’Or, Quebec, by 200%, which include the Malartic, Alpha and East Cadillac properties.

O3 Mining has drilled approximately 26,000 metres as part of an originally announced 50,000 metres program in September 2019. Exploration success in the initial campaign as well as the recently completed CDN $35 million financing, provides the confidence to triple the drilling program to 150,000 metres. The first drill was mobilized earlier this week and more drills will continue to be mobilized in the near term.

Highlights

  • 100,000 metres will be added to the current 50,000 metre drill program for a total of 150,000 metres to be completed by December 2021

  • The exploration budget for the expanded drill program is CDN $24 million

  • Drilling will continue year-round, with 3 to 5 drill rigs expected this summer

  • Drilling will focus on:

    • MalarticDevelopment and Advanced Exploration: Marban PEA results in Q4 2020; New regional drill targets to be explored on the Malartic property northwest of Marban.

    • AlphaResource Development: Expansion laterally and down plunge at Sector 1 (Orenada Zone #4, #2, Bulldog, Epsilon, and Pontiac Zones), Sector 2 (Akasaba, Sabourin, and Valdora) and Sector 3 (Simkar)

    • Alpha – Advanced Exploration: Follow-up on the previous drilling at Sector 4 (Omega), located immediately south from the Sigma-Lamaque mine

    • East Cadillac – Advanced Exploration: Expansion of mineralization at North Contact and Simon West

O3 Mining President and CEO Jose Vizquerra commented: “We are very pleased to restart our drilling activities in  Val D’Or. Our recent financing will allow us to triple our exploration program for our Val D’Or properties and add value for our shareholders. We remain vigilant of the current COVID situation and are continuously following all government protocols to ensure the safety of our employees and community.”

O3 Mining’s CEO Jose Vizquerra joined Steve Darling from Proactive Vancouver to bring news the company has decided to increase its drilling program by 100 thousand meters.

Figure 1: Malartic Property Map

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Figure 2: Alpha Property Map

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Figure 3: East Cadillac Property Map

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Qualified Person

The scientific and technical content of this news release has been reviewed, prepared and approved by Mr. Louis Gariepy, Eng. (OIQ #107538), VP Exploration, who is a “qualified person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”).

 

About O3 Mining Inc.

O3 Mining, which forms part of the Osisko Group of companies, is a mine development and emerging consolidator of exploration properties in prospective gold camps in Canada – focused on projects in Québec and Ontario – with a goal of becoming a multi-million ounce, high-growth company.

O3 Mining is well-capitalized and holds a 100% interest in a number of properties in Québec (435,000 hectares) and Ontario (25,000 hectares). O3 Mining controls 61,000 hectares in Val D’Or and over 50 kilometres of strike length of the Cadillac-Larder Lake Faut. O3 Mining also has a portfolio of assets in the James Bay and Chibougamau regions of Québec.

 

 Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation that is based on expectations, estimates, projections and interpretations as at the date of this news release. The information in this news release about the transaction; and any other information herein that is not a historical fact may be “forward-looking information”. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, interpretations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as “expects”, or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “interpreted”, “management’s view”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “forecasts”, “estimates”, “believes” or “intends” or variations of such words and phrases or stating that certain actions, events or results “may” or “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken to occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking information and are intended to identify forward-looking information. This forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of the Corporation, at the time it was made, involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the companies to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, risks relating to the restart of operations; further steps that might be taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19; the impact of COVID-19 related disruptions in relation to the Corporation’s business operations including upon its employees, suppliers, facilities and other stakeholders; uncertainties and risk that have arisen and may arise in relation to travel, and other financial market and social impacts from COVID-19 and responses to COVID 19. Although the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based upon what management believes, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, the parties cannot assure shareholders and prospective purchasers of securities that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information, as there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended, and neither the Corporation nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any such forward-looking information. The Corporation does not undertake, and assumes no obligation, to update or revise any such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information contained herein to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required by law.

 

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

For further information on O3 Mining, please contact:

José Vizquerra Benavides

President, CEO and Director

Telephone: (416) 363-8653

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2020
A Year
in Review

To Our
O3 Mining
Investors

What a year it has been! I want to personally thank you for supporting O3 Mining throughout this unprecedented time. At O3 Mining we experienced a year of tremendous growth as our exploration campaigns surpassed all expectations and we invested significant capital into our projects.

Our Year In Review

2020
A Year
in Review

What a year it has been! I want to personally thank you for supporting O3 Mining throughout this unprecedented time. At O3 Mining we experienced a year of tremendous growth as our exploration campaigns surpassed all expectations and we invested significant capital into our projects.

Our Year In Review