OceanaGold Announces Significant Drill Intercepts Across Its Operational Footprint

| Nov 08, 2017 | CNW

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MELBOURNE, Nov. 8, 2017 /CNW/ - OceanaGold Corporation (TSX/ASX: OGC) (the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on its global exploration program across its assets in the Unites States, New Zealand and the Philippines. This exploration update follows the update provided to the market on 26 June 2017 ("June update") and results herein reflect activity completed after this date.

Figure 1 – Oblique View to SW Across Waihi Mines and Targets (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 1 – Oblique View to SW Across Waihi Mines and Targets (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 2 – Plan View of WKP Target (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 2 – Plan View of WKP Target (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 3 – Cross Section on the East Graben (EG) vein at WKP (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 3 – Cross Section on the East Graben (EG) vein at WKP (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 4 – Location Macraes Drill Targets (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 4 – Location Macraes Drill Targets (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 5 – Plan View of Golden Point Extensional Drilling (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 5 – Plan View of Golden Point Extensional Drilling (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 6 – Down Dip Extension Drilling to the East at Golden Point (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 6 – Down Dip Extension Drilling to the East at Golden Point (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 7 – Coronation North Extension Drilling (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 7 – Coronation North Extension Drilling (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 8 – Plan View of Q3 2017 Haile Gold Mine Drilling (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 8 – Plan View of Q3 2017 Haile Gold Mine Drilling (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 9 – NNW Section of Mill Zone to Ledbetter Drilling (200m search window) (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 9 – NNW Section of Mill Zone to Ledbetter Drilling (200m search window) (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 10 – OceanaGold Tenements and Location of Didipio Mine and Exploration Targets (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 10 – OceanaGold Tenements and Location of Didipio Mine and Exploration Targets (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 11 – La Castora Trend Drill Targets within the La Curva Project (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 11 – La Castora Trend Drill Targets within the La Curva Project (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)
Figure 1 – Oblique View to SW Across Waihi Mines and Targets (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)Figure 2 – Plan View of WKP Target (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)Figure 3 – Cross Section on the East Graben (EG) vein at WKP (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)Figure 4 – Location Macraes Drill Targets (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)Figure 5 – Plan View of Golden Point Extensional Drilling (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)Figure 6 – Down Dip Extension Drilling to the East at Golden Point (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)Figure 7 – Coronation North Extension Drilling (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)Figure 8 – Plan View of Q3 2017 Haile Gold Mine Drilling (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)Figure 9 – NNW Section of Mill Zone to Ledbetter Drilling (200m search window) (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)Figure 10 – OceanaGold Tenements and Location of Didipio Mine and Exploration Targets (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)Figure 11 – La Castora Trend Drill Targets within the La Curva Project (CNW Group/OceanaGold Corporation)

Significant Drill Results

 

LOCATION

WIDTH

(metres)

GRADE

Au (g/t) / Cu (%)

TYPE

Waihi

Martha Project

18.5

7.9 g/t

Extensional

11.1

8.1 g/t

Extensional

6.1

7.4 g/t

Extensional

3.3

20.9 g/t

Extensional

5.1

10.6 g/t

Extensional

9.9

5.3 g/t

Extensional

Gladstone

33.8

2.3 g/t

Extensional

39.9

2.1 g/t

Extensional

Favona

26.8

6.2 g/t

Extensional

34.9

3.9 g/t

Extensional

Correnso Underground

4.3

33.4 g/t

Extensional

2.7

17.3 g/t

Extensional

4.8

5.1 g/t

Extensional

1.3

67.0 g/t

Extensional

7.6

9.0 g/t

Extensional

3.7

25.2 g/t

Extensional

5.7

7.0 g/t

Extensional

WKP Target

East Graben Vein

7.0

10.8 g/t

Step-out

Macraes

Coronation North

6.3

4.2 g/t

Extensional

4.9

4.2 g/t

Extensional

6.6

3.3 g/t

Extensional

Golden Point

10.9

4.2 g/t

Extensional

26.2

1.6 g/t

Extensional

7.2

2.1 g/t

Extensional

Haile

Palomino

13.1

15.6 g/t

Extensional

8.6

7.9 g/t

Extensional

Mustang

80.5

2.7 g/t

Extensional

128.0

1.7 g/t

Extensional

Snake

5.3

3.3 g/t

Extensional

15.2

2.1 g/t

Extensional

Ledbetter

30.2

4.6 g/t

Extensional

87.3

1.4 g/t

Extensional

15.1

1.8 g/t

Extensional

Red Hill

37.3

3.3 g/t

Extensional

19.0

1.4 g/t

Extensional

Haile Pit

43.0

2.3 g/t

Extensional

Mill Zone

9.0

3.8 g/t

Extensional

41.2

1.8 g/t

Extensional

99.1

1.1 g/t

Extensional

Horseshoe

26.2

6.4 g/t

Metallurgical Hole

61.1

15.7 g/t

Metallurgical Hole

Philippines

Didipio

65.0

8.2 g/t Au / 0.9% Cu

Infill Drilling

73.0

5.0 g/t Au / 0.7% Cu

Infill Drilling

66.0

5.0 g/t Au / 0.6% Cu

Infill Drilling

Radio Prospect

8.0

2.4 g/t

Trench

7.0

2.6 g/t

Trench

8.0

1.6 g/t

Trench

 

1.True width

2.Downhole length as not possible to determine true width

Mick Wilkes, President and CEO of OceanaGold said, "The latest round of drill results further demonstrate the significant potential that exists at each of our assets and in nearby greenfield areas. The investment in exploration and drilling is creating value for investors and supports our organic growth initiatives. The early drill results from the Martha Project demonstrate the exciting opportunity that may exist to materially increase the Waihi mine life, which could unlock significant value for the business."

He added, "Drilling at Haile indicates an opportunity to increase the in-pit resource plus good potential at depth on several underground targets following our success at Horseshoe. Our focus in the short term will remain on expanding the mineralisation within the optimised pit shell and establish the potential of other underground targets. At Macraes, we continue to find extensions of Coronation North which has the potential of further increasing the mine life of the operation while the strong results from drilling at Golden Point supports the Round Hill project."

New Zealand

Waihi

Year-to-date, the Company has drilled a total of 172 holes for 31,693 metres from three underground and five surface drill rigs. Drilling continues to intersect encouraging widths and grades across multiple targets, adding incremental resource ounces through vein extensions to those currently being mined at Empire and Christina (Figure 3).

The Company continues to make good progress on the Martha Project exploration drill drives and has commenced drilling from the first drill cuddy on the 800RL drill drive. A total of 2,506 metres have been drilled from the 800RL drill drive since early August returning multiple significant intercepts (Tables 1 and 2). Favona and Gladstone infill drilling also continue to return encouraging intercepts (Table 3). The results support the resource development of the Martha Project where the Company has a significant resource target. Drilling from the 920RL drill drive is expected to commence before year end (Figure 3).

In July, the Company announced the commencement of drilling at the WKP target in the Hauraki region, approximately 10 kilometres to the north of Waihi. To date, two holes have been completed for a total of 1,202 metres, targeting the East Graben (EG) vein where historic drilling intercepted 7.9 metres @ 5.1 g/t Au (WKP35). The first hole of the current phase of drilling has returned 8.8 metres @ 10.84 g/t Au (Table 4) with assays pending throughout most of the hole. The second drill hole (assays pending) stepped approximately 100 metres down-dip from historic hole WKP35, while the third drill hole remains in progress approximately 120 metres to the north of WKP40 (Figures 2 and 3).

Table 1 – Significant Intersections from Incremental Waihi Resource Drilling

 

Drill Hole ID

East#
(m)

North#
(m)

Collar RL
(m)

Az#

Dip

From
(m)

To
(m)

True

width

(m)

Gold

Grade

(g/t)

Silver

Grade

(g/t)

Vein



813ER1087

396419.7

643542.4

812.3

299.0

6

62.2

69.7

4.8

5.05

9.8

Empire


813ER1089

396419.8

643542.4

812.8

301.8

17.2

93.8

100.7

5.7

6.99

15.3

Grace


813ER1091

396419.4

643541.4

811.8

272.1

-7.3

36.0

40.5

4.3

33.41

29.8

Empire


830ER1069

396343.5

643168.5

833.5

289.0

-10

180.0

183.2

2.7

17.27

277.2

Empire


830ER1081

396344.3

643169.6

833.6

326.6

-3

143.3

144.7

1.3

67.04

40.7

Christina HW


912ER1061

396426.8

643297.6

913.6

329.0

-22

96.0

98.2

1.6

18.50

16.3

Empire


912ER1063

396427.1

643297.7

913.8

338.0

-19.4

161.4

161.7

0.3

44.10

54.9

Christina HW


912ER1066

396425.0

643296.6

913.8

289.1

-11.6

142.3

145.0

2.1

11.49

8.3

Christina HW


912ER1104

396426.2

643297.5

913.3

321.1

-29

94.7

103.1

7.6

8.95

7.8

Christina HW


912ER1105

396426.7

643297.6

913.9

355.4

-12

109.0

112.2

2.8

21.87

10.9

Christina


912ER1110

396426.6

643297.7

913.4

336.1

-29.8

86.7

91.0

3.7

25.17

22.5

Christina


 

# Old Mt Eden Coordinate system

Table 2 – Significant Intersections from Waihi Martha UG Resource Drilling

 

Drill Hole ID

East#
(m)

North#
(m)

Collar

RL
(m)

Az#

Dip

From
(m)

To
(m)

True

width

(m)

Gold

Grade

(g/t)

Silver

Grade

(g/t)

Vein



800SP1MN1095

395967.4

643097.9

780.1

284.0

3

156.3

176.0

18.5

7.85

24.0

Empire HW


including

163.0

164.9

1.5

21.87

47.3

163.0


and

168.0

171.1

2.8

10.71

16.6

168.0


and

172.3

173.6

1.2

28.75

120.2

172.3


800SP1MN1095

395967.4

643097.9

780.1

306.1

5.9

253.1

266.0

9.9

5.26

31.9

Martha


including

255.2

256.6

1.1

33.81

100.0

Martha


800SP1MN1101

395967.4

643097.3

779.7

277.0

-5

120.5

130.0

6.1

7.35

5.2

Empire FW


including

120.5

124.9

2.8

14.13

9.4

Empire FW


800SP1MN1103

395967.4

643097.7

779.3

300.9

-14.9

204.4

217.7

10.5

8.60

17.6

Empire HW


including

210.9

214.6

2.5

15.41

22.6

Empire HW


800SP1MN1103

395967.4

643097.7

779.3

300.9

-14.9

226.1

232.6

6.5*

6.60

22.0

Martha


800SP2MN1097

395973.4

643107.7

780.1

292.0

-18

156.4

159.0

2.6

12.85

25.8

Empire


800SP2MN1097

395973.4

643107.7

780.1

292.0

-18

165.8

180.3

11.1

8.13

23.5

Empire HW


800SP2MN1097

395973.4

643107.7

780.1

292.0

-18

197.6

202.7

5.1

10.56

21.9

Martha


800SP2MN1099

395973.3

643107.8

779.9

310.5

-4.7

165.2

169.1

3.3

20.88

25.1

Empire HW


 

#Old Mt Eden Coordinate system

* Downhole length as not possible to determine true width

Table 3 – Significant Intersections from Waihi Gladstone and Favona Resource Drilling

 

Drill Hole ID

East#
(m)

North#
(m)

Collar

RL
(m)

Az#

Dip

From
(m)

To
(m)

True

width

(m)

Gold

Grade

(g/t)

Silver

Grade

(g/t)

Vein



1120SP2GR1082

397046.9

642529.3

1079.6

134.4

-9.1

116.30

145.90

23.0

2.20

4.7

Gladstone


UW557

397059.4

642327.4

1134.3

332.5

-43

85.00

99.70

14.7*

3.76

13.0

Gladstone


UW561

397100.5

642484.9

1147

139.2

-43.1

71.80

88.80

13.0

3.69

12.4

Gladstone


UW563

397100.4

642485.4

1147

120.7

-43.2

172.10

211.10

33.8

2.34

5.0

Gladstone


UW568

397099.4

642486.8

1146.9

155

-49

109.70

149.60

39.9*

2.13

7.4

Gladstone


UW584

397356

643060.4

1117

110.1

-40

110.30

128.70

18.4*

6.03

14.8

Favona


UW592

397381.9

642870.5

1115.9

295.4

-49.2

93.20

120.00

26.8*

6.17

11.7

Favona


UW593

397374.2

642931.5

1119.5

104

-49

62.40

96.30

33.9*

2.99

6.5

Favona


UW594

397360.7

643032.3

1117.7

105

-45

98.10

121.40

23.3*

3.64

9.5

Favona


UW595

397366.2

642981

1118.2

119.8

-40.2

82.00

116.90

34.9*

3.94

7.1

Favona


UW595

397366.2

642981

1118.2

119.8

-40.2

103.70

104.90

1.2*

57.50

98.6

Favona


UW596

397490.7

642881.2

1101.1

276.6

-57.2

85.00

99.55

14.5*

6.87

15.9

Favona


UW596

397490.7

642881.2

1101.1

276.6

-57.2

90.60

92.30

1.7*

40.28

66.1

Favona


UW600

397462

642901

1104

282

-43.2

62.50

66.60

4.1*

64.78

104.0

Favona


UW605

397366.5

642982

1118.2

105.9

-43.3

90.90

135.60

44.7*

1.70

3.7

Favona


 

# Old Mt Eden Coordinate system

* Downhole length as not possible to determine true width

Table 4 – Significant Intersections from Waihi - WKP Exploration Drilling

 

Drill Hole ID

East#
(m)

North#
(m)

Collar RL
(m)

Az#

Dip

From
(m)

To
(m)

True

width

(m)

Gold

Grade

(g/t)

Silver

Grade

(g/t)

Vein



WKP40

2760135

6429847

184

163

-35

492

500.8

7.0

10.84

12.3

East Graben


 

# NZMG Coordinate system

Macraes

Year-to-date, the Company has drilled 209 holes for a total of 24,228 metres, utilising one underground drill rig and two surface drill rigs. Since the June update, the Company has completed a total of 115 holes for a total of 12,800 metres of which approximately 10,000 metres targeted mineralisation within optimised shells at Frasers West, Coronation North and Innes Mills (Figure 4). Drill results are being incorporated into updated resource models and will be reported in the annual Resource and Reserve update in March 2018.

Within the Golden Point and Coronation North deposits, drilling focused on extensions to known mineralisation. At Golden Point, five holes intercepted significant mineralisation (Table 5, Figures 5 and 6) with further drilling scheduled for the remainder of the year. At Coronation North six drill holes were completed targeting the down-plunge extension to the resource. Assay results from the six holes are comparable with those within the current optimised design (Table 5, Figure 7). 

Table 5 – Significant Intersections from Golden Point and Coronation North

 

Drill Hole ID

Project

East#
(m)

North#
(m)

Collar

RL
(m)

Az#

Dip

From
(m)

To
(m)

True

width

(m)

Gold

Grade

(g/t)



DDH6458

Golden Point

70492

15676

448

269

-67

248.0

274.2

26.2

1.63


DDH6473

Golden Point

70449

15729

447

265

-72

158.8

174.0

15.2

1.39


DDH6473

Golden Point

70449

15729

447

265

-72

240.1

251.0

10.9

4.21*


RCD6402

Coronation North

70177

20925

642

282

-82

182.3

185.6

3.3**

5.02


RCD6403

Coronation North

70225

20926

639

318

-83

178.3

196.6

18.3**

1.15


RCD6404

Coronation North

70252

20953

639

332

-81

201.9

206.8

4.9**

4.21


RCD6432

Coronation North

70126

20974

635

336

-81

182.0

188.3

6.3**

4.24


 

# Macraes Gold Project Grid

* Assays cut to 15g/t

** downhole length as not possible to determine true width

United States

Haile

Since the release of the updated Haile National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on August 10, 2017, the Company has drilled a total of 17,168 metres from four surface diamond drills. This drilling included 60 diamond drill holes for a total of 12,630 metres of resource definition and 15 diamond drill holes for a total of 4,538 metres of greenfields exploration. Resource definition drilling was primarily conducted at the Ledbetter, Mustang, Red Hill, Mill Zone and Snake deposits (Figures 8 and 9, Table 6). At Red Hill, 10 infill drill holes were completed with results presented in Table 6. Infill drilling continues at Mill Zone, with 17 of 37 drill holes completed. At Mustang-Ledbetter, 32 drill holes of a 46-hole program was completed, and at Snake, 8 holes of a 36-hole drill program have been completed. 

Table 6 – Significant Intersections from Haile Drilling

 

Drill Hole ID

East
NAD83
Z17N

(m)

North

NAD83
Z17N
(m)

Collar RL
(m)

Az

Dip

From
(m)

To
(m)

Width
(m)

Gold

Grade

(g/t)

Project

DDH0610

543491

3826938

152

154

-83

194.2

220.4

26.2

6.4

Horseshoe

DDH0610

543491

3826938

152

154

-83

377.2

438.3

61.1

15.7

Horseshoe

DDH0623

542519

3826369

145

137

-54

396.7

409.8

13.1

15.6

Palomino

DDH0623

542519

3826369

145

137

-54

427.6

436.2

8.6

7.9

Palomino

DDH0629A

542503

3826649

139

305

-57

289.6

369.8

80.2

2.7

Mustang

DDH0633

542503

3826649

139

297

-52

291.4

419.4

128.0

1.7

Mustang

DDH0637

542503

3826649

139

308

-50

275.2

432

156.8

2.4

Mustang

DDH0644

542672

3826787

142

132

-59

168.2

198.4

30.2

4.6

Ledbetter

DDH0651

542084

3826319

134

94

-81

43.5

86.5

43.0

2.3

Haile

DDH0653

541887

3827221

159

140

-53

436.5

479.2

42.8

1.1

Mustang

DDH0659

542779

3826865

139

303

-66

200.1

287.4

87.3

1.4

Ledbetter

DDH0660

542486

3826396

142

227

-45

43.4

80.8

37.3

3.3

Red Hill

DDH0661

541413

3826554

155

141

-48

257.8

299.0

41.2

1.8

Mill Zone

DDH0673

542090

3826495

131

254

-40

107.6

206.7

99.1

1.1

Mill Zone

DDH0677

542090

3826495

131

275

-49

76.4

157.2

80.8

1.1

Mill Zone

Philippines

Didipio

Didipio underground infill drilling continued with 24 holes completed for a total of 3,810 metres drilled since the June update. All holes intersected mineralisation (Table 7).

At the Chinichinga prospect, one hole was drilled for a total of 567 meters and did not intersect significant mineralisation. Drilling at Napartan aims to test below coincident Au-Cu in soil anomalies and identified Au-Cu mineralised pegmatitic dykes, similar to those characterising the Didipio deposit.

At the Radio prospect, soil geochemistry identified at least three areas with anomalous gold in soils. These areas have been further tested with channel sampling at 24 locations, collecting 342 samples for multi-element analysis. Several channel samples yielded anomalous gold grades with the highest returning 8m @ 2.43 g/t Au, 7m @ 2.60 g/t Au, and 8m @ 1.63 g/t Au in the Bisang area. Some rock float and sub-crop immediately to the north of the Bisang area also yielded gold values as high as 6.9 g/t Au indicating a possible extension of the vein structure.

Exploration continues within the broader FTAA area (Figure 10) with detailed surface mapping and soil sampling at the D'Plok-Century Eggs-Liang, Papaya, and Radio prospects.

Table 7 - Significant Drill Intersections from Didipio

 

Drill Hole ID

East#
(m)

North#
(m)

Collar

RL
(m)

Az#

Dip

From
(m)

To
(m)

True

width^

(m)

Gold

Grade*

(g/t)

Copper

Grade*

(%)

Area



RDUG030

334639

1805697

398

48

-49

86.0

152.0

43

6.5

0.6

Didipio


RDUG031

334684

1805601

428

44

-13

119.0

188.0

59

1.9

0.6

Didipio


RDUG033

334639

1805697

398

43

-40

78.0

162.4

65

8.2

0.9

Didipio


RDUG034

334640

1805698

398

46

-28

65.0

130.0

57

4.6

0.5

Didipio


RDUG035

334640

1805669

398

47

-44

103.0

172.0

50

5.1

0.6

Didipio


RDUG036

334640

1805670

398

43

-29

78.0

153.0

66

5.0

0.6

Didipio


RDUG037

334640

1805669

398

44

-36

88.0

178.0

73

5.0

0.7

Didipio


RDUG038

334678

1805622

398

41

3

84.0

159.0

75

3.4

0.8

Didipio


RDUG039

334676

1805623

399

41

14

72.0

164.0

89

3.0

0.8

Didipio


RDUG040

334677

1805621

398

46

-11

74.0

160.0

85

2.2

0.6

Didipio


RDUG048

334684

1805601

427

41

7

34.0

148.0

113

2.0

0.3

Didipio


RDUG049

334699

1805586

427

41

-15

117.0

187.0

68

1.7

0.6

Didipio


 

# Coordinates and Azimuth in UTM WGS84 Zone 51 grid and reported as whole numbers.

*Results are length weighted and reported above 1g/t EqAu cut-off based on US$1250/oz gold and US$2.50/lb copper and composited to a minimum 10metres true width including a maximum 10metres contiguous true width of sub-grade mineralization and rounded to one decimal place, reflecting the approximate nature of the calculation. Top-cut of 20g/t Au and 20% Cu applied. EqAu g/t = Au g/t + (Cu% x 1.3714).

^ Approximate True Width reported as whole numbers, reflecting the approximate nature of the calculation.

Results are reported for completed holes that traverse the full width of mineralisation and where >130 mtw*EqAu.

Argentina

In May 2017, the Company entered into an option agreement with Mirasol Resources Ltd ("Mirasol") pursuant to which the Company has an option to earn up to 75% of interest in the La Curva Gold Project located in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina (Figure 11) ("La Curva"). Mirasol commenced a 2,500-metre diamond core drill campaign in October, and the exploration has outlined three gold prospects at Cerro Chato, Loma Arthur and SouthWest, situated along the six-kilometre-long "La Castora" Trend. These prospects represent compelling drill targets for high-grade, low sulfidation epithermal gold and silver mineralisation and are characterised by coincident large-scale outcropping alteration, IP geophysical anomalies, and anomalous rock chip assays ranging up to 66.8 g/t Au.  The current initial drill campaign is planned to deliver a shallow, 17-hole test of the Castora Trend targets. Additionally, a series of early-stage prospects have also been identified in the Curva West prospect where rock chip anomalies ranging up to 20.73 g/t Au and 153.6 g/t Ag are found in a prospective geological setting and represent future drill targets. 

For further information in relation to the La Curva option agreement, please refer to Mirasol's news release dated May 25, 2017 and located at http://mirasolresources.com/mirasol-oceanagold-sign-definitive-exploration-option-agreement-la-curva-gold-project-santa-cruz-argentina/. All exploration data and disclosures related to LaCurva can be located on Mirasol's website and more specifically at http://mirasolresources.com/mirasol-commences-2500-m-drilling-campaign-la-curva-santa-cruz-argentina/

All drill data in relation to the Company's New Zealand, US and Philippines assets can be found on the Company's website at http://www.oceanagold.com/investor-centre/filings/. In line with ASX listing requirements, OceanaGold has appended the information required by JORC Table 1 for the New Zealand, US and Philippines results to its ASX announcement. JORC Table 1 is not required under National Instrument 43-101. Readers are referred to the ASX website at www.asx.com.au or the OceanaGold website at www.oceanagold.com to view JORC Table 1.

About OceanaGold

OceanaGold Corporation is a mid-tier, high-margin, multinational gold producer with assets located in the Philippines, New Zealandand the United States. The Company's assets encompass its flagship operation, the Didipio Gold-Copper Mine located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. On the North Island of New Zealand, the Company operates the high-grade Waihi Gold Mine while on the South Island of New Zealand, the Company operates the largest gold mine in the country at the Macraes Goldfield which is made up of a series of open pit mines and the Frasers underground mine. In the United States, the Company recently commissioned the Haile Gold Mine, a top-tier asset located in South Carolina. OceanaGold also has a significant pipeline of organic growth and exploration opportunities in the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions.

OceanaGold has operated sustainably since 1990 with a proven track-record for environmental management and community and social engagement. The Company has a strong social license to operate and works collaboratively with its valued stakeholders to identify and invest in social programs that are designed to build capacity and not dependency.

In 2017, the Company expects to produce 550,000 to 600,000 ounces of gold and 18,000 to 19,000 tonnes of copper with sector leading All-In Sustaining Costs that range from $600 to $650 per ounce sold.

Competent/Qualified Person's Statement 

The resources and exploration results were prepared in accordance with the standards set out in the 2012 Edition of the 'Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves' ("JORC Code") and in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects of the Canadian Securities Administrators ("NI 43-101"). The JORC Code is the accepted reporting standard for the Australian Stock Exchange Limited ("ASX").  

Information relating to Haile and Didipio exploration results in this document has been verified by, is based and fairly represents information compiled by or prepared under the supervision of Jonathan Moore, a Member and Chartered Professional with the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and an employee of OceanaGold.  Information relating to Waihi exploration results in this document has been verified by, is based on and fairly represents information compiled by or prepared under the supervision of Lorrance Torckler, a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and an employee of OceanaGold. Information relating to Macraes exploration results in this document has been verified by Hamish Blakemore, a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and an employee of OceanaGold. J. Moore,  L. Torckler and H. Blakemore have sufficient experience that is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity being undertaken to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the JORC Code and all are Qualified Persons for the purposes of the NI 43 101. Messrs Moore, Torckler and Blakemore consent to the inclusion in this public report of the matters based on their information in the form and context in which it appears. 

Cautionary Statement for Public Release

Certain information contained in this public release may be deemed "forward-looking" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information relate to future performance and reflect the Company's expectations regarding the generation of free cash flow, execution of business strategy, future growth, future production, estimated costs, results of operations, business prospects and opportunities of OceanaGold Corporation and its related subsidiaries. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", "plans", "estimates" or "intends", or stating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements and information. They include, among others, the accuracy of mineral reserve and resource estimates and related assumptions, inherent operating risks and those risk factors identified in the Company's most recent Annual Information Form prepared and filed with securities regulators which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com under the Company's name. There are no assurances the Company can fulfil forward-looking statements and information. Such forward-looking statements and information are only predictions based on current information available to management as of the date that such predictions are made; actual events or results may differ materially as a result of risks facing the Company, some of which are beyond the Company's control.  Although the Company believes that any forward-looking statements and information contained in this press release is based on reasonable assumptions, readers cannot be assured that actual outcomes or results will be consistent with such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements and information, whether as a result of new information, events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. The information contained in this release is not investment or financial product advice.  

SOURCE OceanaGold Corporation

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