TSX-V: IPG $0.07 unch Gold $US 1,805.89oz -5.24 Silver $US 21.02oz -0.13 Copper $US 4.23lb



The Carheil and Brouilan Project are located 120km north of the town of La Sarre, Quebec and 5km southwest of the former Selbaie Mine, a base metal producer with an historical production of 53 Mt @ 1% Cu, 2.0% Zn, 0.6 g/t Au and 41 g/t Ag. The properties can be accessed via Highway 393 going from La Sarre to Villebois and then north to the former Selbaie Mine. At the kilometer 88 and east-west forestry road goes to the property.

The Carheil and Brouillan property consist of two contiguous claim blocs of 100 claims and 13 claims, respectively. The Carheil and Brouillan claim block are contiguous and cover 53.7km2 and are owned 100% by Imperial Mining Group Ltd. All claims are currently under an option agreement with Soquem Inc, which can earn a 50% interest in the properties by spending $3.75M over a four-year period. Soquem is currently the operator of the exploration program.

The Carheil and Brouillan property lie along the major contact between the andesitic and rhyolitic volcanic rocks of the Brouillan Complex and the basaltic volcanic rocks, gabbroic to peridotitic sills, and sedimentary rocks of the Enjalran Domain. The top of the Brouillan Complex locally hosts thick sequences of rhyolitic flows containing Cu, Zn, Ag, and Au mineralized exhalitic and sulfidic horizons. In 2009, NQ Exploration Inc. discovered a silver rich zone named the AG1 polymetallic Zone (Historical estimate of 4.5M oz Ag). This zone also contains Zn, Pb, Cu and Au mineralization and shows potential at depth. In 2018, on the adjacent property to the east, Soquem reported a 43-101 mineral resources on their B26 Deposit with an indicated resource of 6.97Mt @ 1.32% Cu, 1.80% Zn, 43.0 g/t Ag and 0.60 g/t Au and an inferred resource of 4.41Mt @ 2.03% Cu, 0.22% Zn, 9.0 g/t Ag and 1.07 g/t Au. The stratigraphy hosting the B26 Deposit extends for several kilometers to the west onto Imperial’s ground. Imperial’s claims cover approximately 8 km of this favourable stratigraphy.


SOQUEM completed a 10-hole, 2,109 m diamond drilling program on the D2 polymetallic vein system. Analytical results show a strong, broad area of copper, gold and silver mineralization and hydrothermal alteration. The D2 Zone consists of several centimetric to metric stacked quartz-carbonate veins with variable concentrations of pyrite, chalcopyrite and locally, visible gold.

The new drilling occurs 250 m northeast of historical diamond drilling which had returned up to 1.8% Cu, 76.4 g/t Ag, 24.3 g/t Au over 1.1 m from quartz-carbonate veining in a deformation corridor at the contact of basalt and gabbro. Due to the nugget effect, some samples are being reprocessed via metallic screening at the ALS laboratory of Val-d’Or. Soquem is planning an optical and acoustic Televiewer™ survey at the D2 zone later this year to better understand the precise orientation of the veining and hosting structures.

The results of a program of 3D-IP geophysics were recently received from Abitibi Geophysics of Val d'Or, Québec. The geophysical survey covers the westward extension of the "B26" base metal horizon on Imperial's property. The horizon is manifested as a moderate to strong chargeability lineament at the northern part of the grid and has been traced for a strike length of 3.5 km. A second strong anomaly observed to the south and east of the main anomaly has been traced for a further 1.3 km. In addition, a strong anomaly sits east of the D2 drilling and extends the zone a further 300 m. A second, untested Priority 1 anomaly at the same stratigraphic level and 1.4 km east of the D2 is observed and has been traced for two km to the east. These targets constitute significant targets for gold and copper-zinc-silver mineralization and will be followed up with diamond drilling.


Carheil and Brouillan Project: Best Historical Diamond Drill Intersections

Hole # Company Year Length (m) Cu % Zn % Ag g/t Au g/t
CA2009-01 NQE* 2009 23.6 - 1.37 16.0 -
CA2009-02 NQE* 2009 10.9 - 0.64 74.1 -
CA2009-04 NQE* 2009 24.7 - 0.52 69.9 -
including     4.5 - 1.53 95.5 -
CA2009-05 NQE* 2009 35.5 - 0.72 170.7  
including     10.5 - 1.58 524.0 0.14
CA2010-09 NQE* 2010 7.3 - 0.66 266.0 -
CA2010-09 NQE* 2010 2.5 - 0.38 296.0 0.46
CA2011-21 NQE* 2011 9.0 - - 210.0 -

*NQ Exploration Inc.

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