Agnico Eagle. Mid-Year 2016 Exploration Update

TORONTO, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM, TSX:AEM) (“Agnico Eagle” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on its 2016 exploration activities at the Amaruq project in Nunavut, the Sisar Zone at Kittila, the Barsele project in Sweden, the 50% owned Odyssey prospect adjoining the Canadian Malartic mine, the Madrono prospect adjoining the Pinos Altos and Creston Mascota operations and the El Barqueno project in Mexico.  Highlights include:


  • New zones of mineralization outlined at the Madrono prospect – Agnico Eagle has undertaken a first campaign of drilling on this recently acquired property surrounded by its Pinos Altos mine property, just 0.5 kilometres from the Creston Mascota pit.  Mapping and sampling of historical mine workings have quickly identified high-potential targets.  The initial drilling has returned up to 4.1 g/t gold and 64.5 g/t silver (both grades uncapped) over 6.2 metres estimated true width at 45 metres depth in hole MAD16-005, confirming the potential to outline additional high-grade satellite zones close to the existing mines.
  • El Barqueno Project – Drilling outlines new, 700-metre-long Olmeca structure and extends existing deposits – Drilling is currently moving beyond the deposits that host the mineral resources.  Significant high-grade intercepts are reported at the new Olmeca prospect, which has been traced over 700 metres of strike length.  Results from Olmeca include up to 4.5 g/t gold (capped) and 4.7 g/t silver (uncapped) over 11.0 metres estimated true width at 85 metres depth in drill hole OLM16-010, and 9.4 g/t gold (capped) and 14.1 g/t silver (uncapped) over 5.1 metres estimated true width at 67 metres depth in drill hole in OLM16-003.


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