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Positive Exploration Results Encountered at Multiple Projects: Amaruq Drilling Continues to Extend Known Zones and Discover New Occurrences; Extension of Near-Mine Mineralization at La India; Strike Length of Known Mineralized Zones Increased at El Barqueno and Barsele

September 05, 2017

Stock Symbol: AEM (NYSE and TSX)

(All amounts expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted)

TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM, TSX:AEM) ("Agnico Eagle" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on its recent 2017 exploration activities at the Amaruq project in Nunavut, the Barsele project in Sweden and the La India Mine and El Barqueno project in Mexico.  Highlights include:

  • Drilling at Amaruq traces gold beneath current Whale Tail and V Zone mineral resources – AMQ17-1418 intersects a strongly mineralized quartz vein that returned 8.6 grams per tonne ("g/t") gold over 38.7 metres at 273 metres depth extending the V Zone to the east of the proposed pit

  • New Tugak structure identified 4.5 kilometres west of Whale Tail at Amaruq – Initial drill results include 2.5 g/t gold over 10.0 metres near surface. Follow up drilling is planned

  • At the Barsele project, drilling infills area between Central and Avan zones High-grade interval in Central Zone intersects 5.4 g/t gold over 11.5 metres at 275 metres depth

  • La India drilling extends near-pit mineralization and other near-mine targets, mineral reserves and mineral resources expected to increase at year-end 2017 Drilling at El Realito intersects 9.5 g/t gold and 36 g/t silver over 7.3 metres at 92 metres depth, while drilling at La Chipriona intersects 1.4 g/t gold and 67 g/t silver over 40.3 metres near surface. Both of these zones are outside of the current mine plan

  • At El Barqueno, drilling extends strike length of Azteca-Zapateco zones by over 1,000 metres to west onto Cuauhtémoc zone – Recent results in far west include 6.3 g/t gold and 45 g/t silver over 5.7 metres at 201 metres depth

 

"Our solid operational performance has generated strong cash flow, which has allowed us to maintain a robust exploration budget both at our mine sites and at our exploration/development projects in 2017.  As a result, we continue to make new discoveries and extend the mineralization at multiple projects," said Sean Boyd, Chief Executive Officer of Agnico Eagle.  "We believe that there is good potential to expand and upgrade the mineral resources and mineral reserves at many of our key projects by year-end 2017," added Mr. Boyd.

Amaruq Satellite Deposit – V Zone Expands at Depth and to West; Whale Tail Ore Shoot Extended, Directional Drill Program Reaching Below Current Mineral Resources; New Tugak Showing Discovered 4.5 Kilometres West of Planned Whale Tail Pit; I Zone Confirmed by New Drilling

Agnico Eagle has a 100% interest in the Amaruq satellite deposit, approximately 50 kilometres northwest of the Meadowbank mine.  Amaruq is situated on a 116,717-hectare property, near the 77,411-hectare Meadowbank property.  A significant gold discovery was made on the Amaruq property in 2013, and activities since that time have focused on the development of satellite mineralization to feed the existing 11,000 tonne per day Meadowbank mill.

At December 31, 2016, the Amaruq property contained an open pit indicated mineral resource of 2.1 million ounces of gold (16.9 million tonnes grading 3.88 g/t gold); an open pit inferred mineral resource of 763,000 ounces gold (4.9 million tonnes grading 4.81 g/t gold); and an underground inferred mineral resource of 1.4 million ounces gold (6.8 million tonnes grading 6.22 g/t gold).

In February 2017, the Company's Board of Directors approved the development of the Amaruq property pending the receipt of the required permits.

The first phase of a planned $22 million, 75,000 metre drill program commenced in early February 2017 and, to the end of July, 352 holes (65,600 metres) were drilled.  The infill drill program at IVR and Whale Tail were completed in late May.  Since then, drilling has focused on extension of the V Zone to the east, west and at depth and extension of the Whale Tail deposit at depth.  Additionally, drilling continues on multiple regional targets north and west of Mammoth Lake, such as the new Tugak showing, which is more than four kilometres west of the current mineral resources.  Exploration results continue to expand the mineralization below the planned Whale Tail and proposed V Zone open pits, with continued success at depth in both deposit areas.  The I Zone, which was discovered in 2013, has been intersected in several recent holes north of the V Zone, demonstrating continuity with previous drill intercepts.

The second phase of the 2017 Amaruq drill program has already commenced.  It is targeting extensions of the Whale Tail deposit and V Zone and testing the continuity of the new Tugak structure.

Recent intercepts from the project are set out in the table below and the drill hole collars are located on the Amaruq project local geology map.  The pierce points are shown on the Amaruq project composite longitudinal section.  All intercepts reported for the Amaruq project show uncapped and 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, the I and V Zones and the Tugak showing, Amaruq 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)*

AMQ17-1345

WT

275.0

312.6

257

35.3

6.9

6.9

AMQ17-1355

V Zone

395.3

399.1

349

3.8

5.2

5.2

  and

V Zone

503.8

507.2

442

2.9

11.3

11.3

AMQ17-1366

WT

379.7

428.1

340

24.2

7.6

7.6

  including


419.3

428.0

357

4.4

17.7

17.5

AMQ17-1397

V Zone

103.0

109.1

76

5.3

4.8

4.8

AMQ17-1418

V Zone

327.8

372.5

273

38.7

40.0

8.6

  including


327.8

332.2

257

4.1

70.7

8.1

  including


339.0

342.3

265

2.9

174.5

11.4

  including


351.8

355.0

275

2.8

81.6

23.1

  including


361.7

372.5

286

8.8

58.9

21.4

AMQ17-1426

V Zone

78.0

83.0

77

3.5

24.8

24.8

  and

V Zone

170.5

177.0

168

5.0

7.4

7.4

AMQ17-1433D

WT

702.5

710.8

596

4.8

6.4

6.4

  and

WT

728.1

757.0

624

16.6

3.9

3.9

  including


730.5

736.5

617

3.4

7.2

7.2

  including


744.0

749.2

627

3.0

6.1

6.1

AMQ17-1437

V Zone

50.0

53.5

40

2.8

8.0

8.0

AMQ17-1447

Tugak

318.7

324.0

259

2.8

3.0

3.0

AMQ17-1455

I Zone

142.3

154.0

139

8.3

4.9

4.9

AMQ17-1457

I Zone

174.0

185.1

166

7.8

3.9

3.9

AMQ17-1469

Tugak

10.7

26.3

14

10.0

2.5

2.5

  including


10.7

17.7

11

4.5

3.9

3.9

AMQ17-1475

V Zone

647.2

657.5

610

9.0

8.5

8.5

AMQ17-1477

Tugak

117.0

121.0

100

3.6

3.3

3.3

*   

Holes at the Whale Tail deposit use a capping factor of 80 g/t gold.  Holes at the IVR deposit (including the I and V Zones) use a capping factor of 60 g/t gold.  Gold values from the Tugak showing are not capped.

 

[Amaruq Project Local Geology Map]

[Amaruq Project Composite Longitudinal Section]

V Zone

The V Zone consists of a series of parallel stacked quartz vein structures striking northeast and dipping shallowly to the southeast from near surface.  Recent drill results have increased the depth an additional 70 metres to 610 metres below surface locally.  The V Zone remains open at depth.

East of the proposed V Zone pit are a few significant new drill holes that intersected mineralization outside and below the pit outline.  Immediately east of the planned pit outline, hole AMQ17-1418 intersected mineralization over several closely spaced intervals; the hole intersected 8.6 g/t gold over 38.7 metres at 273 metres depth, including a strongly mineralized quartz vein that intersected 21.4 g/t gold over 8.8 metres at 286 metres depth.  Approximately 200 metres southeast of this, hole AMQ17-1475 cut the deepest drill intercept in the V Zone to date, intersecting 8.5 g/t gold over 9.0 metres at 610 metres depth.  The latter intercept represents a down-dip advance of 170 metres to the southeast (and a 70 metre descent in vertical depth) in the lowest known mineralized V Zone structure.

Located 120 metres northwest of the proposed V Zone pit outline, hole AMQ17-1455 intersected the I Zone on strike and 70 metres west of previous intersections, with results of 4.9 g/t gold over 8.3 metres at 139 metres depth.  Approximately 170 metres to the northeast, hole AMQ17-1457 intersected the same type of mineralization returning 3.9 g/t gold over 7.8 metres at 166 metres depth.  Very limited drilling has been completed in this area.  The I Zone remains open to the west.

Drilling continued to trace a western extension of the V Zone, up to 300 metres west of the proposed V Zone pit outline.  Hole AMQ17-1426 encountered two distinct gold intervals, returning 24.8 g/t gold over 3.5 metres at 77 metres depth and 7.4 g/t gold over 5.0 metres at 168 metres depth.  The V Zone structures remain open to the west and at depth.  Another 500 metres farther west from hole AMQ17-1426 in an area not previously drilled, hole AMQ17-1437 reported 8.0 g/t gold over 2.8 metres at 40 metres depth.  The relationship of this intercept to the V Zone will be investigated further.

Whale Tail

Conversion drilling completed in June has confirmed the robustness of the mineralization within the main ore-shoot in the Whale Tail deposit.  For example, hole AMQ17-1366 intersected 7.6 g/t gold over 24.2 metres at 340 metres depth.  The second phase drill program this year will target a deep extension of the higher grade ore shoot.

A directional drilling program is underway to determine if the favourable geological units hosting the gold mineralization continue at depth below the Whale Tail deposit, with branches being drilled from two "mother holes" so far, to reach specific depths in search of favourable host rocks.  Hole AMQ17-1433D is a branch that was drilled to approximately 680 metres depth; preliminary results show multiple intercepts such as 6.4 g/t gold over 4.8 metres at 596 metres depth and 7.2 g/t gold over 3.4 metres at 617 metres depth.

To date, the Whale Tail deposit has been defined over at least 2.3 kilometres of strike length and extends from surface to 732 metres depth; it remains open at depth and along strike.

Tugak showing

Exploration drilling west of Mammoth Lake has encountered what the Company interprets to be a favourable mineralization host, with sedimentary rocks enclosed between two layers of ultramafics, geologically similar to the main mineralization at the Whale Tail deposit.  Located approximately 4.5 kilometres west of the western limit of the planned Whale Tail pit outline, the newly discovered "Tugak showing" is returning encouraging results.  Hole AMQ17-1469 intersected 2.5 g/t gold over 10.0 metres near surface, including 3.9 g/t gold over 4.5 metres.  Approximately 300 metres to the northwest, hole AMQ17-1477 intersected 3.3 g/t gold over 3.6 metres at 100 metres depth.  The Tugak showing requires more investigation to determine its shape and extent, and its relationship to Whale Tail and the IVR deposits.

Future Activities

Additional drill results are expected during the second phase of the 2017 program.  Regional exploration will continue using two drill rigs in the Mammoth Lake area.  Other areas of interest closer to the mineral resources will be probed using four drill rigs, including near-surface exploration west of the IVR deposit and investigating the deep portions of V Zone and Whale Tail.

Approximately $78 million is being spent on capital costs at Amaruq in 2017, primarily on the recently completed all-weather exploration road, additional technical studies and the procurement of materials and equipment.

On August 20, 2017, the 64-kilometre-long exploration road from Meadowbank had reached the Amaruq camp on budget and half a month ahead of schedule.  Development of the Amaruq exploration ramp has been permitted and planning is underway; construction of the ramp is planned to begin in early 2018.

On June 15, 2017, the Company and the Kivalliq Inuit Association signed an Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement ("IIBA") for the Whale Tail Project.  The Whale Tail IIBA addresses protection of Inuit values, culture and language and provides for enhanced access by Inuit to employment, training and business opportunities.  The IIBA contains implementation and monitoring measures that will ensure these goals are achieved.

Agnico Eagle is working closely with the Nunavut Impact Review Board ("NIRB") and the Nunavut Water Board ("NWB") on the Whale Tail joint permitting process.  NIRB/NWB has coordinated the technical review, which is underway; technical meetings and a prehearing conference were held in Baker Lake from April 27 to May 2.  The final public hearing is scheduled to take place in September 2017; the permitting team is working with the federal and territorial authorities to resolve remaining issues prior to this final public hearing.  The Whale Tail pit permitting is on schedule and permits are expected by the third quarter of 2018.

The Company expects a conventional open pit mining operation to begin on the Whale Tail deposit in the third quarter of 2019.  Other satellite deposits, such as the V Zone, are being evaluated and considered for future development and will require additional permitting.  The planned Whale Tail pit currently extends to a depth of approximately 250 metres and is open for expansion.

For additional details on the project see the Company's news releases dated February 15, 2017 and July 26, 2017.

Barsele Project – 400-metre Extension of Mineralized System

On June 11, 2015, Agnico Eagle acquired a 55% interest in the Barsele project in Sweden.  The Company can earn an additional 15% interest in the project through the completion of a pre-feasibility study.  The Company is the operator of the project.  The Barsele property is known to contain intrusive-hosted gold mineralization (the Central, Avan and Skiråsen zones).  The property also hosts gold-rich polymetallic volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) mineralization (the Norra Zone).  The Central, Avan and Skiråsen zones are now interpreted to be part of the same mineralized system extending approximately 3.0 kilometres of strike length.

In 2016, Agnico Eagle completed an initial mineral resource estimate for the Barsele project that outlined total inferred mineral resources (on a 100% basis) of 1.2 million ounces (21.7 million tonnes grading 1.72 g/t gold).  Drilling results for Barsele were last reported in the Company's news release dated October 26, 2016.

Drilling at Barsele from January through July 2017 totaled 28,511 metres in 56 holes.  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 and the collars are located on the Barsele Project Regional Geology Map.  All intercepts reported for the Barsele project show capped gold 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 and confirmation 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)*

AVA16-022

Avan

66.8

109.0

65

30.0

2.03

2.03

  including**


91.5

94.0

65

2.0

2.87

2.87

AVA16-024

Avan

22.0

36.0

20

10.0

1.01

1.01

AVA17-001

Avan

223.0

237.0

205

6.6

5.11

5.11

AVA17-004***

Avan

69.0

72.0

50

2.0

5.46

5.46

AVA17-010

Avan

371.0

378.0

320

3.7

9.70

9.47

CNT16-011

Central

351.0

374.0

275

11.5

7.90

5.36

CNT16-032

Central

463.0

555.0

390

62.0

1.63

1.63

CNT17-006

Central

340.0

365.0

265

16.6

5.34

5.34

CNT17-012

Central

362.0

381.8

265

14.5

5.07

3.49

  and

Central

507.0

529.0

390

14.8

2.51

1.74

SKI16-002

Skiråsen

857.0

882.0

695

13.0

2.15

2.15

SKI16-015

Skiråsen

362.0

369.0

290

3.7

3.65

3.65

  and

Skiråsen

383.0

414.0

315

16.5

2.29

2.29

SKI17-003

Skiråsen

517.0

567.0

445

29.7

3.10

1.75

  including


555.0

567.0

460

7.2

5.36

4.65

*   

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

**   

Hole AVA16-022 intersected a polymetallic vein grading 2.87 g/t gold, 286.4 g/t silver, 2.67% lead and 0.62% zinc over 2.0 metres estimated true width at 65 metres below surface.

***  

Hole AVA17-004 intersected a polymetallic zone grading 5.46 g/t gold, 384.5 g/t silver, 1.93% lead and 2.39% zinc over 2.0 metres estimated true width at 50 metres below surface.

 

[Barsele Project - Regional Geology Map]

In 2017, the exploration program is focused on expanding the mineral resources along strike and at depth, testing the gap between the Central and Avan zones and investigating certain VMS targets.

Recent high-grade gold intersections demonstrate that the area between the Central and Avan zones is mineralized.  New shallow intersections in the Avan Zone and deep intersections in the Skiråsen Zone indicate that the system is open to the northwest and southeast as well as at depth.  The currently known mineralized system extends approximately 3.0 kilometres along strike and is recognized from surface to approximately 700 metres depth locally.  This is an increase of approximately 400 metres strike length, mainly to the northwest.

At the Avan Zone, hole AVA16-024 was drilled to validate previous drilling; it intersected 1.01 g/t gold over 10.0 metres at 20 metres depth.  This intercept extends the Avan Zone mineralization strike length by 375 metres to the northwest.  Also in the northwest, infill hole AVA17-001 intersected 5.11 g/t gold over 6.6 metres at 205 metres depth.  Expansion hole AVA17-010 intersected a high-grade zone grading 9.47 g/t gold over 3.7 metres at 320 metres depth.  These holes verify that the Avan Zone continues farther to the northwest and remains open in this direction.

Infill hole AVA17-004 intersected a polymetallic quartz vein zone grading 5.46 g/t gold, 384.5 g/t silver, 1.93% lead and 2.39% zinc over 2.0 metres at 50 metres depth, next to a shear structure.  This intersection is similar to the polymetallic zone intersected 100 metres to the southwest in hole AVA16-022, where an intercept graded 2.87 g/t gold, 286.4 g/t silver, 2.67% lead and 0.62% zinc over 2.0 metres at 65 metres depth.  The Company believes that these two intersections might indicate a gold-rich VMS system within the Avan Zone.

In the southeast end of the Central Zone, infill hole CNT16-032 intersected 1.63 g/t gold over 62.0 metres at 390 metres depth.  Infill hole CNT17-012 drilled between the Central and Skiråsen Zones intersected 3.49 g/t gold over 14.5 metres at 265 metres depth.  This indicates that the Central and Skiråsen Zones might be connected in the 100-metre-wide gap between them.

Between the Central and Avan zones, exploration hole CNT17-006 returned intercepts through two lodes: 5.34 g/t gold over 16.6 metres at 265 metres depth, followed by a lower grade intercept of 1.74 g/t gold over 14.8 metres at 390 metres depth.  The upper high grade intersection is located about 90 metres east of the high-grade lode intersected in hole CNT16-011: 5.36 g/t gold over 11.5 metres at 275 metres depth.

In the Skiråsen Zone, infill hole SKI16-015 intersected multiple gold intercepts between 165 and 591 metres depth, including 3.65 g/t gold over 3.7 metres at 290 metres depth and 2.29 g/t gold over 16.5 metres at 315 metres depth.  The hole also intersected anomalous zinc mineralization between 771 and 790 metres depth down-hole, with grades varying 0.10% and 2.8% zinc.

Expansion hole SKI16-002 was extended down to 899 metres total length.  The hole intersected 2.15 g/t gold over 13.0 metres at 695 metres depth, which is the deepest intercept to date at the Barsele project.  This intercept demonstrates that gold- mineralization continues at depth and that the system is still open down-plunge to the southeast.

The plan for the remainder of the year at Barsele is to continue expansion and infill drilling on the Avan, Central and Skiråsen zones, and to drill-test regional targets.  Additional trenching is planned at the Central Zone as well as regional basal till sampling.

La India – Exploration Focused on Extending Near-Pit Mineralization and Other Near-Mine Targets

The La India mine in Sonora, Mexico, located approximately 70 kilometres from the Company's Pinos Altos mine, achieved commercial production in February 2014.

In the first half of the year, infill drilling was carried out on the Main Zone to evaluate the potential to extend mineral reserves and mineral resources below the current pit design.

Drilling was also carried out at the nearby El Realito, Chipriona, Cerro de Oro and El Cochi zones in the first half, with encouraging results.  These areas are being drilled to evaluate the potential to increase mineral reserves and mineral resources in close proximity to the current mining areas.  Additional exploration work is planned in these areas in the second half of 2017.

Mine-site exploration at the La India property from January through July 2017 includes 19,790 metres in 182 holes of the 26,000-metre budget in 2017.  The mine-site exploration in this period comprises 4,962 metres (45 holes) in the Main Zone, 9,750 metres (78 holes) at El Realito, 3,878 metres (45 holes) at El Cochi and 1,170 metres (14 holes) at Cerro de Oro.  In addition, the regional exploration at the La India property in this period completed 2,292 metres (9 holes) at Chipriona as part of the 10,000-metre budget which is distributed among various satellite targets.

Selected recent drill results from the La India mine property are set out in the table below; the drill hole collar coordinates are set out in a table in the Appendix of this news release and the collars are located on the La India Area Property and Location Map.  All intercepts reported for the La India mine property 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.

Additional drilling is planned in the second half of 2017.  Given the increases in mineral reserves and mineral resources in 2016 and the success of the ongoing exploration program, the Company is evaluating location options to construct additional heap leach pad capacity.

Recent exploration drill results from the La India mine area

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)

INMRC16-2262

Main

80.0

118.0

102

37.7

0.88

1

INMRC17-2285

Main

10.0

37.0

24

24.8

1.15

<1

  including


29.0

34.0

32

4.7

1.97

<1

INMRC17-2287

Main

29.0

49.0

39

18.7

0.88

20

  including


37.0

43.0

40

5.2

1.52

41

INMRC17-2293

Main

83.0

128.0

106

39.0

0.71

6

  including


100.0

113.0

107

11.3

1.34

6

INMRC17-2303

Main

174.0

205.0

183

27.9

1.08

5

  including


185.0

199.0

190

12.6

1.76

7

INER16-001

Realito

56.0

65.9

54

9.7

1.53

102

  and

Realito

82.0

87.0

73

4.8

8.77

286

INER16-003

Realito

97.0

126.6

61

29.3

0.82

4

  including


115.5

120.0

64

4.2

1.50

4

INER16-008

Realito

79.0

85.1

75

5.8

1.21

3

  and

Realito

93.9

106.9

90

12.7

4.99

13

  including


98.3

105.9

92

7.3

9.50

36

INER16-010

Realito

4.3

22.0

14

15.2

1.58

8

  including


8.4

14.8

18

3.8

2.10

11

INER16-018

Realito

70.8

76.9

74

6.1

2.32

14

INER17-073

Realito

54.0

67.0

37

11.8

3.19

5

INEC17-001

Cochi

0.0

16.4

10

13.4

0.46

8

INEC17-022

Cochi

31.0

48.0

43

13.9

1.93

16

  including


32.0

38.0

37

4.6

3.00

41

  and

Cochi

88.0

122.0

126

28.4

1.18

4

  including


97.7

110.0

106

10.9

2.39

6

INEC17-029

Cochi

0.0

20.0

11

18.0

0.70

3

CHP17-001

Chipriona

0.0

74.0

64

51.8

0.28

57

  including


0.0

33.0

47

23.1

0.40

106

  including


8.0

17.0

44

6.3

0.58

157

CHP17-003

Chipriona

0.0

57.5

25

40.3

1.38

67

  including


30.0

57.5

40

19.3

2.47

112

  and

Chipriona

79.0

89.0

70

7.0

0.68

58

CHP17-006

Chipriona

54.0

95.6

51

29.1

0.24

61

  including


58.0

64.5

49

4.6

0.64

225

CHP17-007

Chipriona

7.5

38.5

16

21.7

0.35

119

  including


19.0

24.0

15

3.5

0.76

537

Gold and silver grades in the La India area are uncapped

 

[La India Area Property and Location Map]

La India's Main Zone

During the second quarter, infill (conversion) and step-out drilling was carried out on La India's Main Zone to evaluate the potential to extend the mineral reserves inside the current pit design and to explore opportunities to increase mineral resources outside the currently planned pit limits.

At the Main Zone, drilling intersected encouraging intervals both inside and outside the existing pit limits.  For example, hole INMRC-17-2303 intersected 1.08 g/t and 5 g/t silver over 27.9 metres at 183 metres depth (below the current pit limit) in continuous mineralization of a mixed sulphide-oxide ore type, opening the opportunity of extending the mineral resources.  Inside the pit shell, hole INMRC17-2293 intersected 0.71 g/t gold and 6 g/t silver over 39.0 metres at 106 metres depth, including 1.34 g/t gold and 6 g/t silver over 11.3 metres.

El Realito and El Cochi Zones

Exploration drilling was conducted at the El Realito and El Cochi satellite projects to evaluate the potential to increase mineral resources in close proximity to the existing La India mining operations, with encouraging results.

At El Realito, which is approximately 1.5 kilometres east of the North and La India zones, exploration is defining and extending the mineralization on the northwest flank of Realito hill.  The results below are the first exploration results released by the Company for the El Realito project.

Exploration initiated early in the first quarter of 2017 focused on infill drilling in El Realito and extending the known mineralization.  Results from the current program appear to confirm the Company's exploration model that subvertical breccia corridors acted as conduits bringing gold and silver mineralization into favourable subhorizontal layers.  One of the best recent results is hole INER16-008 that intersected 1.21 g/t gold and 3 g/t silver over 5.8 metres at 75 metres depth, and 4.99 g/t gold and 13 g/t silver over 12.7 metres at 90 metres depth, including 9.50 g/t gold and 36 g/t silver over 7.3 metres.  Hole INER16-018 intersected 2.32 g/t gold and 14 g/t silver over 6.1 metres at 74 metres depth.  As well, hole INER17-073 intersected 3.19 g/t gold and 5 g/t silver over 11.8 metres at 37 metres depth.

Early in the second quarter, exploration began in the El Cochi area, which lies in the 800 metre wide area between the Main Zone and the La India Zone, approximately 2 kilometres west of El Realito.  The results below are the first exploration results released by the Company for the El Cochi project.

Recent drilling focused mainly on extending mineralized intervals identified previously, as well as targeting intersections of interpreted northwest- and northeast-striking structural corridors.  An example of mineralization in a vertical breccia related to the faulting is hole INEC17-022 that intersected 3.00 g/t gold and 41 g/t silver over 4.6 metres at 37 metres depth, and 2.39 g/t gold and 6 g/t silver over 10.9 metres at 106 metres depth.  Approximately 300 metres to the northwest, INEC17-029 intersected shallow mineralization in a fragmental volcanic rock, dacitic lithic tuff; the hole intersected 0.70 g/t gold and 3 g/t silver over 18.0 metres at 11 metres depth.

It is anticipated that these results and further exploration drilling could significantly increase the mineral resources near the existing La India pits.

Chipriona Zone

The Chipriona satellite target is located approximately one kilometre north of La India.  Agnico Eagle acquired the Chipriona property in December 2016.  Mineralization at Chipriona consists of what appears to be structurally controlled gold and silver rich veins, stringers and breccia with significant sulphide zinc, lead and copper content.  A diamond drill program on Chipriona began in the second quarter of 2017.  Complete assay results have been received for the first seven drill holes; selected results are included in this new release.

Initial results at Chipriona have been encouraging.  Surface mapping and sampling have traced the Chipriona structural and mineralized corridor over a northwest strike length of at least 2,000 metres.  Surface rock samples have returned assay values up to 36.80 g/t gold and more than 1,500 g/t silver.

The first nine drill holes of the program have confirmed significant gold and silver mineralization along 1,200 metres of the corridor and from surface to a depth of 150 metres.  Strong mineralization has been intersected near surface for significant widths, such as hole CHP17-003 that intersected 2.47 g/t gold and 112 g/t silver over 19.3 metres at 40 metres depth.

As well, exploration potential of lower-grade mineralization was confirmed with drill hole CHP17-001 that intersected 0.58 g/t gold and 157 g/t silver over 6.3 metres at 44 metres depth.

The mineralized system remains open along strike, and shows significant potential at depth; parallel mineralized structures have not yet been tested.  The drill program is currently testing extensions of the mineralized system.

El Barqueno – Azteca-Zapoteca Zone Extended More Than 1,000 Metres onto Cuauhtémoc Claim

Agnico Eagle acquired its 100% interest in the El Barqueno project in November 2014.  The 63,997-hectare property is in the Guachinango gold-silver mining district of Jalisco State in west-central, Mexico, approximately 150 kilometres west of the state capital of Guadalajara.  Exploration results for El Barqueno were last reported in the Company's news release dated February 15, 2017.

The El Barqueno project contains a number of known mineralized zones and several prospects.  The project contains 301,100 ounces of gold in indicated mineral resources (8.4 million tonnes grading 1.11 g/t gold) and 362,000 ounces of gold in inferred mineral resources (7.2 million tonnes grading 1.56 g/t gold) as of December 31, 2016.  The indicated mineral resources are in the Azteca-Zapoteca and Pena de Oro zones, while the inferred mineral resources are in these two zones as well as the Angostura Zone, the Olmeca area (Socorro vein) and the El Rayo prospect.

From January through July 2017, 30,699 metres of drilling (91 holes) was completed with a focus on the extension of the Azteca-Zapoteca Zone, as well as at the Tecolote.

Gold and silver grades of recent intercepts from the recently explored Cuauhtémoc area are set out in the table below; the drill hole collar coordinates are set out in a table in the Appendix of this news release and the collars are located on the El Barqueno Project Local Geology Map.  All intercepts reported for the El Barqueno project show capped or uncapped grades (depending on the zone) 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)

Silver
grade (g/t)
(uncapped)

Copper
grade (%)
(uncapped)

AZP17-336*

Cuauhtémoc

204.0

211.0

201

4.1

1.78

46

0.43

AZP17-339*

Cuauhtémoc

130.0

155.3

145

18.8

0.94

12

0.73

  including**


139.0

145.0

154

4.2

3.14

34

2.64

AZP17-341***

Cuauhtémoc

7.3

31.0

6

11.9

0.47

90

1.16

  and***

Cuauhtémoc

86.0

94.0

82

5.1

1.12

104

0.09

AZP17-351**

Cuauhtémoc

240.8

254.5

195

9.7

3.86

31

0.69

  including**


246.4

254.5

201

5.7

6.32

45

0.99

AZP17-353***

Cuauhtémoc

138.0

150.5

135

8.0

1.19

68

0.64

  including**


139.5

146.0

133

4.2

2.19

108

0.93

AZP17-361

Cuauhtémoc

166.9

175.4

166

4.9

1.93

34

0.80

AZP17-363

Cuauhtémoc

31.0

47.0

34

12.3

1.44

69

0.21

  including**


32.0

43.0

35

8.4

2.06

88

0.28

AZP17-368

Cuauhtémoc

167.8

181.0

148

9.3

1.66

61

0.75

  including**


173.0

180.0

156

5.0

2.89

91

0.39

AZP17-370

Cuauhtémoc

347.0

360.0

254

6.9

0.86

23

0.49

  including**


351.0

360.0

257

4.8

1.14

25

0.56

Grades in the Cuauhtémoc area are uncapped; cut-off grades used for each interval are:

*      0.2 g/t gold

**     0.4 g/t gold

***   20 g/t silver

 

[El Barqueno Project – Local Geology Map]

Cuauhtémoc Area

The Cuauhtémoc area covers the southwest extension of the Azteca-Zapoteca Zone.  Surface mapping, sampling and drilling have extended the gold-bearing Azteca structure by more than 1,000 metres to approximately 2,000 metres of east-west strike length immediately west of the 1,400-metre-long, northeast-striking Azteca-Zapoteca resource area, which means that the combined strike length of the Cuauhtemoc-Azteca-Zapoteca mineralized system is now 3.4 kilometres long.  In early March 2017, two drills began an initial 10,000 metre systematic drill program on an 80-metre grid pattern along a one kilometre strike length of the Azteca structure at Cuauhtémoc to a depth of 200 metres.  The number of drills has since been increased to three.

Recent diamond drilling at Cuauhtémoc has intersected the Azteca structure where it joins the Azteca vein, and they are partly overlain by up to 20 metre thick younger basaltic flows.  This vein progressively increases toward the west in its proportion of silver compared with gold, creating a wide, silver-mineralized envelope surrounding the central gold grades; this envelope extends up to tens of metres into the footwall and hanging-wall of the vein material.  Also noteworthy is the increasing base metal grade (copper, lead and zinc) in this area; the highest grades of base metals are associated with the flexure where the Azteca structure joins the Azteca-Zapoteca Zone.

In the eastern part of the Cuauhtémoc area are three holes that are only 80 metres west of the current Azteca zone intercepts, with strong mineralization between 34 and 201 metres depth.  For example, hole AZP17-339 intersected 0.94 g/t gold and 12 g/t silver over 18.8 metres at 145 metres depth, including 3.14 g/t gold and 34 g/t silver over 4.2 metres.

Approximately 340 metres west of AZP17-339 are three holes with intercepts of strong gold and silver grades at moderate depths, such as hole AZP17-368 that intersected 1.66 g/t gold and 61 g/t silver over 9.3 metres at 148 metres depth, including 2.89 g/t gold and 91 g/t silver over 5.0 metres.  These intersections confirm the continuity of the mineralization along the Azteca structure in the Cuauhtémoc area.

In the western extent of the Cuauhtémoc area approximately 160 metres west of AZP17-368, hole AZP17-351 intersected 3.86 g/t gold and 31 g/t silver over 9.7 metres at 195 metres depth, including 6.32 g/t gold and 45 g/t silver over 5.7 metres.

The farthest west drill results released to date are in hole AZP17-370 that reported 0.86 g/t gold and 23 g/t silver over 6.9 metres at 254 metres depth.  This is the deepest mineralized intersection in the western edge of the explored portion of the Azteca structure, leaving the mineralized structure open in this direction and at depth.

A deeper drill program has been planned as part of a follow-up program to test these extensions to the mineralized zone.

Tecolote

The current drill program, totaling 2,000 metres, is aimed at testing three polymetallic and precious metal-rich (gold, silver and copper) veins (Veta Grande, Veta Carmelita and Veta San Eusebio).  Surface mapping and sampling has defined an area of moderate to strong argillic alteration within feldspar-phyric andesite flows and a monzonite intrusion surrounding the veins; a channel sample of a vein hosted by andesite reported values up to 19.85 g/t gold and 386 g/t silver over 1 metre.  Drill results in this area will be reported when the initial drill program in completed.

Additional Information

Negotiations continue to finalize short- and long-term surface rights agreements for key areas for future exploration around the project.

Approximately 14,000 metres of additional drilling is expected to be completed by the end of 2017 at El Barqueno, principally at the Olmeca, Tierra Blanca, Azteca-Zapoteca, Cuauhtémoc, San Diego, Peña de Oro and Peña Blanca sectors in the central El Barqueno property, and the El Rayo prospects and the Tecolote-Tortuga areas in the south area of the El Barqueno project.  Exploration expenditures in 2017 are expected to total approximately $16.8 million.

Agnico Eagle believes that El Barqueno ultimately has the potential to be developed into a series of open pits utilizing heap leach and/or mill processing, similar to the Pinos Altos mine.  Conceptual mine design studies and additional metallurgical testing are ongoing at El Barqueno.

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.

Further Information

For further information regarding Agnico Eagle, contact Investor Relations at info@agnicoeagle.com or call (416) 947-1212.

Forward-Looking Statements

The information in this news release has been prepared as at September 1, 2017.  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", "future", "indicate", "plan", "possible", "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 the Company's plans to build operations at Amaruq, including the timing and funding thereof; statements concerning other expansion projects and 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 mineral reserves, mineral resources, mineral production, optimization efforts and sales; estimates of mine life; estimates of future capital 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 the upgrading or expansion thereof; statements regarding the Company's ability to obtain the necessary permits and authorizations in connection with its exploration, development and mining operations and the anticipated timing thereof; statements regarding anticipated future exploration; the anticipated timing of events with respect to the Company's mine sites and other statements regarding anticipated trends with respect to the Company's operations, exploration and the funding thereof.  Such statements 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.  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, 2016 filed with Canadian securities regulators and that are included in its Annual Report on Form 40-F for the year ended December 31, 2016 ("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, foreign 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; foreign exchange rate fluctuations; financing of additional capital requirements; cost of exploration and development programs; mining risks; community protests; risks associated with foreign operations; the unfavorable outcome of litigation involving the Canadian Malartic General Partnership; 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.

Notes to Investors Regarding the Use of Mineral Resources

Cautionary Note to Investors Concerning Estimates of Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources

This news release uses the terms "measured mineral resources" and "indicated mineral resources".  Investors are advised that while those terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulations, the SEC does not recognize them.  Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into mineral reserves.

Cautionary Note to Investors Concerning Estimates of Inferred Mineral Resources

This news release also uses the term "inferred mineral resources".  Investors are advised that while this term is recognized and required by Canadian regulations, the SEC does not recognize it.  "Inferred mineral resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility.  It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category.  Under Canadian rules, estimates of inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies, except in rare cases.  Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of an inferred mineral resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.

Scientific and Technical Data

Guy Gosselin, Vice-President Exploration for the Company, approved the scientific and technical information related to exploration in this news release.  Mr. Gosselin is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101").

Daniel Doucet, Senior Corporate Director, Reserve Development for the Company, approved the scientific and technical information related to the Company's mineral reserves and mineral resources.  Mr. Doucet is a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101.

Cautionary Note To U.S. Investors - The SEC permits U.S. mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce.  Agnico Eagle reports mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates in accordance with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Best Practice Guidelines for Exploration and Best Practice Guidelines for Estimation of Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, in accordance with NI 43-101.  These standards are similar to those used by the SEC's Industry Guide No. 7, as interpreted by Staff at the SEC ("Guide 7").  However, the definitions in NI 43-101 differ in certain respects from those under Guide 7.  Accordingly, mineral reserve information contained herein may not be comparable to similar information disclosed by U.S. companies.  Under the requirements of the SEC, mineralization may not be classified as a "reserve" unless the determination has been made that the mineralization could be economically and legally produced or extracted at the time the reserve determination is made.  A "final" or "bankable" feasibility study is required to meet the requirements to designate mineral reserves under Industry Guide 7.  Agnico Eagle uses certain terms in this news release, such as "measured", "indicated", "inferred" and "resources" that the SEC guidelines strictly prohibit U.S. registered companies from including in their filings with the SEC.

NI 43-101 requires mining companies to disclose mineral reserves and mineral resources using the subcategories of "proven mineral reserves", "probable mineral reserves", "measured mineral resources", "indicated mineral resources" and "inferred mineral resources".  Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.

A mineral reserve is the economically mineable part of a measured and/or indicated mineral resource.  It includes diluting materials and allowances for losses, which may occur when the material is mined or extracted and is defined by studies at pre-feasibility or feasibility level as appropriate that include application of modifying factors.  Such studies demonstrate that, at the time of reporting, extraction could reasonably be justified.  The mineral reserves presented in this news release are separate from and not a portion of the mineral resources.

Modifying factors are considerations used to convert mineral resources to mineral reserves.  These include, but are not restricted to, mining, processing, metallurgical, infrastructure, economic, marketing, legal, environmental, social and governmental factors.

A proven mineral reserve is the economically mineable part of a measured mineral resource.  A proven mineral reserve implies a high degree of confidence in the modifying factors.  A probable mineral reserve is the economically mineable part of an indicated and, in some circumstances, a measured mineral resource.  The confidence in the modifying factors applying to a probable mineral reserve is lower than that applying to a proven mineral reserve.

A mineral resource is a concentration or occurrence of solid material of economic interest in or on the Earth's crust in such form, grade or quality and quantity that there are reasonable prospects for eventual economic extraction.  The location, quantity, grade or quality, continuity and other geological characteristics of a mineral resource are known, estimated or interpreted from specific geological evidence and knowledge, including sampling.

A measured mineral resource is that part of a mineral resource for which quantity, grade or quality, densities, shape and physical characteristics are estimated with confidence sufficient to allow the application of modifying factors to support detailed mine planning and final evaluation of the economic viability of the deposit.  Geological evidence is derived from detailed and reliable exploration, sampling and testing and is sufficient to confirm geological and grade or quality continuity between points of observation.  An indicated mineral resource is that part of a mineral resource for which quantity, grade or quality, densities, shape and physical characteristics are estimated with sufficient confidence to allow the application of modifying factors in sufficient detail to support mine planning and evaluation of the economic viability of the deposit.  Geological evidence is derived from adequately detailed and reliable exploration, sampling and testing and is sufficient to assume geological and grade or quality continuity between points of observation.  An inferred mineral resource is that part of a mineral resource for which quantity and grade or quality are estimated on the basis of limited geological evidence and sampling.  Geological evidence is sufficient to imply but not verify geological and grade or quality continuity.

Investors are cautioned not to assume that part or all of an inferred mineral resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.

A feasibility study is a comprehensive technical and economic study of the selected development option for a mineral project that includes appropriately detailed assessments of applicable modifying factors, together with any other relevant operational factors and detailed financial analysis that are necessary to demonstrate, at the time of reporting, that extraction is reasonably justified (economically mineable).  The results of the study may reasonably serve as the basis for a final decision by a proponent or financial institution to proceed with, or finance, the development of the project.  The confidence level of the study will be higher than that of a pre-feasibility study.

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, MD&A and Form 40-F.


Property/Project name
and location

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

LaRonde, LaRonde 5 &
Ellison, Quebec, Canada

March 23, 2005

Canadian Malartic, Quebec, Canada

June 16, 2014

Kittila, Kuotko and
Kylmakangas, Finland

March 4, 2010

Meadowbank, Nunavut,
Canada

February 15, 2012

Goldex, Quebec, Canada

October 14, 2012

Lapa, Quebec, Canada

June 8, 2006

Meliadine, Nunavut,
Canada

February 11, 2015

Hammond Reef, Ontario, Canada

July 2, 2013

Upper Beaver (Kirkland Lake property), Ontario, Canada

November 5, 2012

Pinos Altos and Creston Mascota, Mexico

March 25, 2009

La India, Mexico

August 31, 2012

 

Appendix

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)

AVA16-022

7215550

617321

306

221

-40

447

AVA16-024

7215718

616867

314

036

-45

75

AVA17-001

7215595

617227

312

041

-62

284

AVA17-004

7215617

617364

315

223

-47

472

AVA17-010

7215728

617349

329

218

-56

740

CNT16-011

7215376

618152

324

180

-52

651

CNT16-032

7214537

618952

327

036

-55

607

CNT17-006

7215291

618376

309

222

-50

618

CNT17-012

7214692

618496

335

40

-50

625

SKI16-002

7214411

619250

301

040

-55

899

SKI16-015

7214521

619300

292

042

-58

826

SKI17-003

7214520

619301

292

327

-54

772

*   

Coordinate System Sweref 99

 

La India mine area exploration drill hole collar coordinates


Drill Hole Collar Coordinates*

Drill Hole ID

UTM North

UTM East

Elevation
(metres
above sea
level)

Azimuth
(degrees)

Dip
(degrees)

Length
(metres)

INMRC16-2262

3176300

706480

1,729

090

-70

140

INMRC17-2285

3176167

706999

1,710

000

-65

60

INMRC17-2287

3176600

706914

1,825

090

-80

112

INMRC17-2293

3176025

706550

1,647

000

-90

175

INMRC17-2303

3176275

706590

1,652

090

-75

217

INER16-001

3178037

708876

2,077

340

-70

233

INER16-003

3178200

708953

2,104

328

-60

222

INER16-008

3178038

708880

2,077

330

-75

268

INER16-010

3177768

709305

1,948

215

-60

81

INER16-018

3178154

708803

2,010

000

-90

266

INER17-073

3178375

709070

2,100

000

-50

110

INEC17-001

3178000

706640

1,650

270

-70

30

INEC17-022

3177887

706947

1,733

090

-50

123

INEC17-029

3178025

706700

1,666

090

-60

75

CHP17-001

3180948

706386

1,591

045

-45

201

CHP17-003

3180385

707029

1,541

045

-45

195

CHP17-006

3180813

706576

1,635

225

-45

156

CHP17-007

3180605

706731

1,568

225

-45

171

*    

Coordinate System UTM NAD27 Mexico 12 Zone

 

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
(degrees)

Dip
(degrees)

Length
(metres)

AZP17-336

553763

2279557

1,282

155

-70

298

AZP17-339

553847

2279571

1,241

155

-55

246

AZP17-341

553202

2279440

1,293

155

-60

191

AZP17-351

553147

2279567

1,305

155

-60

564

AZP17-353

553429

2279540

1,277

155

-53

284

AZP17-361

553340

2279513

1,253

155

-50

207

AZP17-363

553883

2279478

1,287

155

-52

114

AZP17-368

553332

2279537

1,300

155

-53

302

AZP17-370

552879

2279608

1,209

155

-55

423

*   

Coordinate System UTM WGS84 13N Zone

 

SOURCE Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

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