Pure Gold Receives Developer of the Year Award for Madsen Gold Project

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VANCOUVER, B.C. – Pure Gold Mining Inc. (PGM – TSX-V) (“Pure Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association (NWOPA) has honoured Pure Gold with the “Developer of the Year” award for the Madsen Gold Project at their annual awards dinner in Thunder Bay, Ontario on April 3, 2018.

Darin Labrenz, President and CEO commented: “We greatly appreciate the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association recognition of the Pure Gold exploration and development team, staff and our partner contractors and consultants in the development of the Madsen Gold Project. My appreciation extends to the communities of Madsen and Red Lake and the Wabauskang First Nation and Lac Seul First Nation. Congratulations to the extended team for all their hard efforts over the last year as we continue to move the project forward rapidly through to the Definitive Feasibility Stage planned for completion in the fourth quarter of 2018.  A deserving recognition for all your efforts as we advance the Madsen Gold Project onto the path of becoming Ontario’s next gold mine”.

In 2017, Pure Gold achieved several major milestones for the Madsen Project that included:

  • Completion of over 150,000 meters of drilling in the past two years
  • Completion of an updated mineral resource report in August 2017 for the Madsen Deposit resulting in an indicated resource of 1,648,000 ounces gold at 8.9 g/t gold (in 5.79 million tonnes) and an inferred resource of 178,000 ounces gold at 9.4 g/t gold (in 0.59 million tonnes) at a cut-off grade of 4 g/t Au1
  • Reopening and reconditioning of the Madsen underground ramp including: installing new ground support, water line, mine air heating and ventilation, power line construction and commissioning, and communications infrastructure
  • Completion of the Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) in September 2017
  • Addition of mineral resources from two satellite deposits to the Madsen Mineral Resource in December 20171
  • Discovery of multiple zones of high grade gold mineralization at the Wedge satellite target
  • Initiation of a Definitive Feasibility study in December 2017

  The Pure Gold team thanks the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association for this great recognition.


The Madsen Gold Project has historical production of 2.5 million ounces of gold and a current indicated resource of 1,744,000 ounces gold at 8.7 g/t gold (in 6.2 million tonnes) and an inferred resource of 296,000 ounces gold at 7.9 g/t gold (in 1.2 million tonnes), the Project benefits from existing infrastructure including a mill and tailings facility, paved highway access, and access to power, water and experienced labour.1 A feasibility study is underway with results expected in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  1. See the National Instrument 43-101 technical report entitled “Technical Report for the Madsen Gold Project – Restated Preliminary Economic Assessment and Initial Satellite Deposit Mineral Resource Estimates” with an effective date of December 14, 2017 for complete details, available on the Company’s website at or Sedar profile at


Our mandate is pure and simple. To dream big. To colour outside the lines. To use smart science and creativity to unlock the next major discovery at the Madsen Gold Project in Red Lake, Ontario. And become Canada’s next iconic gold company.

Additional information about the Company and its activities may be found on the Company’s website at and under the Company’s profile at


"Darin Labrenz"                                  

Darin Labrenz, President & CEO


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Adam Buchanan, Manager, Investor Relations
Tel: 604-646-8000


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Such forward-looking information, involves known and unknown risks, which may cause the actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including, risks related to the interpretation of results at the Madsen Gold Project; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; current economic conditions; future prices of commodities; possible variations in grade or recovery rates; the costs and timing of the development of new deposits; failure of equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; the failure of contracted parties to perform; the timing and success of exploration activities generally; delays in permitting; possible claims against the Company; labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals, financing or in the completion of exploration as well as those factors discussed in the Annual Information Form of the Company dated June 16, 2017 in the section entitled "Risk Factors", under Pure Gold’s SEDAR profile at

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