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Drilling at Bonnefond South Tonalite Plug yields strong results

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QMX Gold Corp. has reported assay results from the second hole in a 4500 meter drill programme targeting the Bonnefond South Tonalite Plug on the east side of QMX Gold's extensive land package in Val d'Or, Quebec.

The second hole intersected the Tonalite Plug from the bedrock interface at 71.8 meters down to a hole depth of 155.6 meters. The entire interval demonstrated alteration and veining typical of the mineralised zone and assayed 1.9 g/t gold over 83.8 m (core length).

Within this interval, a sheared mafic dyke returned 4.9 g/t gold over 10.2 m from 95.8 m to 106.0 m.

Four shear zones were also intersected within the footwall volcanic rocks below the Bonnefond South Plug. The shears are similar to those encountered in the first hole of this programme with assay results of up to 7.0 g/t gold over 2.8 m.

Eight holes for 3807 m have been completed to date, assays for holes 3 through 8 are pending.

"Drilling on our Val d'Or Mining Camp property continues to yield strong results. Combining these initial results on Bonnefond South with the discoveries announced earlier in 2017, our team is proving its ability to successfully identify, evaluate and target prospective areas across our large land package in the heart of the Val d'Or mining district," commented Brad Humphrey, President and CEO. "The Bonnefond South drill programme is successfully achieving its three primary goals: i) confirm AUR Resources' results within the plug, ii) allow us to use down-hole core-orientation tools, and iii) test for the extension of mineralisation outside of the plug. The results to date have exceeded our expectations."

"The first two QMX drill holes confirm good continuity in widths and grades between the wider spaced historical holes. Further drilling and the use of oriented drill core will allow us to better define the potential for extensions of both the Tonalite Plug and mineralisation," stated David Rigg, Senior VP Exploration.

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