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Wishbone Property

The 3,971 ha Wishbone project, located 12 km west of the LGM project, consists of 10 claims and is contiguous to the eastern boundary of Teck/Newmont’s Galore Creek copper gold mineral development project which is one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper-gold-silver deposits1. The Wishbone contains a series of gold and silver quartz-carbonate veins and breccias occurrences over the nearly 12 km length of the claims.   Glacier retreat in recent years has exposed between 50 m and 500 m of unexplored area that includes extensions to known prospects.  The property was discovered by Teck in 1980 and fieldwork throughout subsequent years continued to expand upon Teck’s initial successes on the Property.

Rat Prospect

The Rat prospect is host to multiple distinct occurrences of gold mineralization.  The Rat target areas covers an area of approximately 800m x 1000m and is open in all directions.  Two phases of work were carried out at the Rat Prospect in 2020 with results from Phase 2 still pending.  Phase 1 work focused on an area of receding glaciers that has seen limited exploration to date.

The following table summarizes the total gold in the metallic screened samples from the Rat prospect from Phase 1 work, the proportion in the coarse (+) and fine (-) fractions and target area of each sample:

Sample ID Total Au g/t %Au in + %Au in – Target Type
WMHR-007 175.7 13.5% 86.5% Boulder Train Float
WMHR-019 36.3 70.0% 30.0% Qtz, Fe-carb Bx Grab
WSM-006 44.4 47.2% 52.8% Boulder Train Float
WSM-007 14.4 4.6% 95.4% Boulder Train Float
WMHR-008 11.4 41.2% 58.8% Boulder Train Float
*Grab samples are by nature selective and should not be relied upon.  They are collected during prospecting and reconnaissance work to characterize geological material and determine if metals of interest are present prior to more comprehensive sampling and investigation.  They may not be representative of metal grades on the Property.  Float samples are similar to grab samples but were not collected from bedrock and do not have a known source.  The bedrock source of a float sample may not be on the Property.  Prospecting and other geological, geochemical and geophysical methods are used to trace float samples back to their source.  Float samples may not be representative of metal grades at their bedrock source.

Phase 2 work at the Wishbone focused solely on the Rat target area as Origen considers this the highest priority and will see considerable work in 2021.  The Company is awaiting a drill permit to further test the potential of the Wishbone property which it expects to receive prior to the 2021 exploration season.

Windy Target Area

The Windy target area is 3.5km to the NE of the Rat target.  2020 reconnaissance exploration work performed at Windy focused on a 1000 x 500m area within a mid-slope plateau where previous operators identified a series of gold bearing quartz veins and defined a broad exceedingly high gold in soil geochemical response adjacent and along slope to the known veins.

The 2020 reconnaissance exploration program successfully located and mapped the gold bearing quartz vein occurrences and collected 50 rock samples (i.e. float, outcrop, chip and channel samples) across the target area.  Of note, the high-grade silver values were unexpected with 12 samples reporting >10 g/t Ag including 3 samples from the Camp Vein grading 1173, 330 and 148 g/t Ag.

Samples from historical trenches on the Camp Vein show that some high-grade gold values are associated with a significant amount of coarse gold.  In addition, the new northeast vein (NNE Vein) reported in news release October 6, 2020 and located east of the historical drilling and trenching has a significant coarse gold component.  The Windy prospect is approximately 3.5 km NNE of the Rat prospect.

The following table summarizes the total gold in the metallic screened samples from the Windy prospect, the proportion in the coarse (+) and fine (-) fractions and which vein was sampled:

Sample ID Total Au g/t %Au in + %Au in – Vein Type Width (m)
WJLR-021 23.3 31.4% 68.6% NNE Vein Chip 0.30
WJLR-002 12.2 3.4% 96.6% North Main Vein Grab
WJH-6 11.6 35.8% 64.2% Camp Vein Grab
WJLR-010 9.1 6.9% 93.1% Camp Vein Chip 0.20
WJH-8 8.8 2.8% 97.2% Camp Vein Float
WJH-7 7.8 4.3% 95.7% Camp Vein Float
*Grab samples are by nature selective and should not be relied upon.  They are collected during prospecting and reconnaissance work to characterize geological material and determine if metals of interest are present prior to more comprehensive sampling and investigation.  They may not be representative of metal grades on the Property.  Float samples are similar to grab samples but were not collected from bedrock and do not have a known source.  The bedrock source of a float sample may not be on the Property.  Prospecting and other geological, geochemical and geophysical methods are used to trace float samples back to their source.  Float samples may not be representative of metal grades at their bedrock source.

A synthesis of these results, the historical results, the geology and structural setting indicates a significant mineralizing nexus akin to major deposits in the region and open in all directions.

MSALABS of Langley and Terrace British Columbia Canada is a certified analytical laboratory (ISO 9001 and ISO 17025) with experience in the chemical analysis of geological materials.  MSALABS is independent of the Company as defined by NI 43-101.  The work reported in this news release was on a subset of previously reported samples returning >5 g/t Au and with >0.5 kg remaining material, sufficient to conduct a metallic screening analysis.  A 500g aliquot of sample was crushed and screened to 106μm.  The entire plus (+) fraction was assayed while the minus (-) fraction was assayed in duplicate using a 30g fire assay finished by AA.  Any fine fraction samples over limit for AA (100 g/t Au) had a 30g aliquot fire assayed with a gravimetric finish.  The coarse fraction was analysed by fire assay in totality with a gravimetric finish.

1 Referenced nearby historic resources, deposits and mines provide geologic context for the Project, but are not necessarily indicative that the Project hosts similar potential, size or grades of mineralization.
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