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AEX Gold Inc

04 April 2022

("AEX" or the "Corporation")

AEX 2021 Drilling Results at Nalunaq Confirm Further High Grade Intersections

Assays up to 139.0g/t Au from the Valley Block

TORONTO, ONTARIO - April 4, 2022 - AEX Gold Inc. (AIM: AEXG; TSXV: AEX), an independent mining company with an unrivalled land package of gold and strategic mineral assets covering an area of 4,090km(2) in Southern Greenland, is delighted to announce results of its 2021 exploration drilling campaign at the Nalunaq Project in South Greenland. The Nalunaq project is a past-producing underground mine which produced approximately 360,000 ounces of gold between 2004 and 2013(1) , from three high-grade zones.

The 2021 drill program comprised 51 drillholes, primarily targeting the newly defined Valley Block predicted by AEX's dolerite dyke structural model.

References to figures and tables relate to the version visible in PDF format on the website by clicking the link

below:   https://www.aexgold.com/investors/regulatory-news-alerts/#tsx-news 

Highlights

-- Drilling has intersected the Main Vein structure in 33 drillholes, 27 of which intersected gold which is better than originally expected given the heterogeneous distribution of the deposit and, significantly, confirms the presence of a fourth high grade zone at Nalunaq.

-- A particular highlight was Hole AEX21044 - 0.50m(#) @ 139.0g/t Au and 30.4g/t Au for a weighted average of 61.43g/t Au.

-- Results verify that the Valley Block, unrecognised by previous operators, is a new high-grade zone, with multiple visible gold intersections confirming the presence of free gold, and can now be the focus for initial resource growth at Nalunaq.

   --    Results confirm that AEX has fulfilled all of its 2021 exploration objectives at Nalunaq. 

-- Assay results also support AEX's "Dolerite Dyke Model", which has been used to predict the location and extents of five new high-grade zones which the Corporation aims to target for progressive resource growth.

-- Independent studies have confirmed that historical surface drilling within high-grade zones at Nalunaq can under-represent the in situ resource, due to the nugget effect in drill core. Therefore, AEX considers that any mineralised intersection from drillholes within high-grade zones will form part of a higher-grade population.

-- AEX is reviewing these results and in conjunction with SRK Consulting are developing a new Mineral Resource estimation procedure, that incorporates the new Dolerite Dyke Model and accounts for the nugget effect in drill core, in order to better reflect the resource potential of the Valley Block and the rest of the Nalunaq project.

# reported with apparent widths

Eldur Olafsson, CEO of AEX, commented:

"I am delighted to announce the 2021 drill results from Nalunaq which has fulfilled all our objectives. Our success rate in intersecting the Main Vein continues to increase and this season has been the most successful to date, where we have confirmed the existence of an entirely new high-grade zone. The Valley Block area holds the potential to materially increase the resources at Nalunaq and the confirmation of the Company's Dolerite Dyke Model opens up the prospect of further resource discovery across five high-grade zones. We plan to build on these encouraging results in our 2022 field program and our Mineral resource estimation work with SRK. We look forward to delivering our regional exploration results from 2021 over the next few months and providing the market with our work plan for 2022."

Discussion on Results

The Main Vein is a laterally extensive shallowly dipping auriferous quartz vein averaging around 70cm thick and hosting variable high grades of up to 5,240g/t Au. The mineralisation is separated into high and low grade zones and is controlled by the intersection of structures which AEX has defined in its geological model.

This vein was mined between 2004 and 2013 and produced c.360,000 ounces of gold(1) . AEX is exploring for a target of up to 2.0 Moz gold across the Main Vein in addition to the footwall and hanging wall vein potential announced in September 16, 2020(2) . The current Inferred Mineral Resource stands at 251Koz of gold in 422,770 tonnes at a grade of 18.5g/t (1) .

The reported 51 drillholes (10,928.14m of total drilling, or 11,044.1m including one abandoned hole) follow the previously reported intersections from the 2020 drill program reported November 2020(3) . The 2021 program was designed to assess the along strike and down dip extensions of the mineralised Main Vein structure away from the previously explored South, Target and Mountain Blocks mined between 2004 to 2013.

The program was also designed to assess AEX's geological and structural models and to test new areas of the project and as such not all drillholes were intended to intersect the Main Vein.

The key focus of the program was the development of the Valley Block, a new parallel resource area predicted by AEX's new structural model, the 'Dolerite Dyke Model'. The results announced here provide further evidence that the Valley Block is a new high-grade zone, unrecognised or developed by previous operators and corroborate the Dolerite Dyke Model. Along this high grade trend, highlights include:

   --    The intersection of five visible gold intervals confirming the existence of free gold; 

-- AEX21044 which intersected 0.5m at 61.43g/t Au(#) (a weighted average from two Main Vein samples at 139.0g/t Au and 30.40g/t Au); and

-- Hole AEX21007 which intersected 0.54m at 38.83g/t Au(#) (a weighted average from two Main Vein samples at 39.7g/t Au and 17.50g/t Au).

Both of these holes build on the up dip potential identified in 2020 within Hole AEX2008 (0.55m at 52.36g/t Au)(3) . This Block now exists as a target for initial resource growth. These surface drillhole intersection grades at Valley Block are considered comparable to those historically encountered across the other three mined blocks.

AEX's Dolerite Dyke Model uses structural intersections to predict a series of prospective domains for high-grade mineralisation. The confirmation of the effectiveness of this model now provides the Corporation with up to five high-grade zone targets for progressive resource growth. These prospective domains are now being used to better focus AEX's drilling activities.

Due to the high 'nugget effect' experienced at Nalunaq (where mineralisation is often concentrated into large nuggets), historical surface core drilling results have under represented the in situ mineralisation. This has been confirmed by an independent review conducted by SRK Consulting which suggested that surface core drilling alone typically under reports gold grade and resource potential in high-grade zones. From this review and incorporating the Dolerite Dyke Model, AEX believes that any mineralised intersection from drill core within a predicted high-grade zone can be considered part of a wider higher-grade population. This has an implication on how future resource estimates could be conducted and could allow for potential increases in resource size and classification.

The high variability of gold grades in deposits with a high nugget effect such as Nalunaq makes accurate estimation of grade challenging. Therefore, in parallel with the drilling program, AEX has been working alongside SRK to assess new Mineral Resource estimation procedures the incorporate the Dolerite Dyke Model and the nugget effect from core to better reflect the full resource potential at the Valley Block and the rest of the Nalunaq project. AEX believe that these new approaches will allow for an increase in resources and provides the Corporation with a robust procedure to estimate in situ mineralisation through surface drilling without the need for close space underground sampling. The issue of requiring close space sampling was highlighted in AEX's press release of November 2020(3) and may be resolved through this new estimation procedure.

Further, and to lessen the influence of this nugget effect during Mineral Resource estimation, AEX, in consultation with SRK, elected that during the 2021 drilling program an additional quarter core sample from each Main Vein intersection would be collected and combined with the original half core as a weighted average. Increasing the overall size of assayed samples is a common approach employed to reduce close spaced variability.

It is the Company's intention that this new resource area, the Valley Block, will become the focus of the initial mining on the asset and will provide feed to the process plant. Further exploration and development in other areas of the historical mine and extensions of the deposit will progress concurrently.

((1) NI 43-101 Report dated June 2020; (2) See press release dated September 16, 2020; (3) See press release

dated November 25, 2020;  (#)   Apparent widths) 

New Discoveries

The 2021 programme also targeted a downdip extension of the South Block and identified a potential further high-grade zone (which would take the total to five), which was predicted by the Dolerite Dyke Model. Highlights here include:

-- Hole AEX21021 which intersected 0.49m at 12.02g/t Au(#) (a weighted average from two Main Vein samples at 16.95g/t Au and 1.56g/t Au); which provides evidence that the high-grade mineralisation extends down dip away from the previously mined areas at the South Block; and,

-- Hole AEX21024 which intersected 0.50m of Main Vein at 1.63g/t Au(#) (a weighted average from two Main Vein samples at 1.58g/t Au and 1.75g/t Au); which provides a positive indication that a further resource area may be located to the south of the Valley Block.

It is AEX's intention to continue to explore these resource growth areas.

Main Vein Intersections from 2021 Drilling Results

 
  Hole ID      From      To     Interval   True Width   Au1 (g/t)   Au2 (g/t)   Au (g/t) 
                                   (m)         (m)                                Final 
  AEX21044    152.87   153.37     0.5         0.44        30.4         139       61.43 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21007    141.14   141.68     0.54        0.49        39.7        17.5       34.83 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21011    152.53   153.03     0.5         0.41        9.65        18.1       12.43 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21021    119.7    120.2      0.5         0.49        16.95       1.56       12.02 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21009    148.57   149.08     0.51        0.46        10.6        2.87        8.48 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21005    141.91   142.41     0.5         0.48        6.24        6.06        6.18 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21013    173.36   173.86     0.5         0.47         1.6        2.29        1.8 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21012    157.88   158.66     0.78        0.77         1.9        1.51        1.79 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21016    195.08   195.74     0.66        0.51        1.92        0.96        1.68 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21024    187.88   188.38     0.5         0.38        1.58        1.75        1.63 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21004    130.34   130.84     0.5         0.43        1.33        2.21        1.56 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21046    188.32   188.82     0.5         0.47        1.19          1         1.13 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21008    147.48   148.09     0.61        0.56         0.9        0.69        0.83 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21003    106.2    106.7      0.5         0.47        0.25        1.94        0.7 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21061    157.49    158       0.51        0.44         0.6        0.84        0.67 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21015    178.6    178.94     0.34        0.31        0.55         NA         0.55 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21081    168.04   169.53     1.49       1.341        0.54        0.35        0.49 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21085     199      201        2          1.71        0.62        0.66        0.49 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21062    165.11   165.61     0.5         0.44        0.49         NA         0.49 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
 AEX21006B    141.38   141.88     0.5         0.49        0.47         0.5        0.48 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21058    136.75   137.95     1.2         0.8         0.29        0.09        0.42 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21001     156     156.62     0.62        0.55        0.41        0.34        0.39 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21042    153.33   154.27     0.94        0.75        0.41        0.17        0.33 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21010    164.14   165.64     1.5         1.48        0.15         NA         0.15 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21002    180.51   181.93     1.42        0.93        0.11         NA         0.11 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21108    215.22    216       0.78        0.77        0.07        0.13        0.09 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21014     171     172.5      1.5         1.48        0.08         NA         0.08 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21017 
     (#)      181.3    181.8      0.5         0.5         <0.05       <0.05      <0.05 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21018 
     (#)      185.36   185.86     0.5         0.45        <0.05       <0.05      <0.05 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21025 
     (#)      217.2    217.7      0.5         0.47        <0.05       <0.05      <0.05 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21106 
     (#)      218.92   219.42     0.5         0.48        <0.05       <0.05      <0.05 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21022 
     (#)      122.4    122.9      0.5         0.43        <0.05       <0.05      <0.05 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
  AEX21032 
     (#)      215.85   216.35     0.5         0.35        <0.05       <0.05      <0.05 
             -------  -------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ----------  --------- 
 

Notes: True width calculated using Main Vein intersection angles recorded during geological logging.

Au1 = half core sample, Au2 = additional quarter core sample

High variability between duplicate samples such as that seen here between Au1 and Au2 is an artefact of the nugget effect in free gold deposits such as Nalunaq.

(#) Intersections under review by AEX geological team to assess the need for resampling and whether intersection is located on the edge of the high-grade zone.

2021 Drilling Locations

 
 Hole ID      Easting    Northing   Elevation   Depth    Ave    Ave Azimuth          Comments 
                                                          Dip 
 AEX21001       509031    6690868       341.4    200.5   80.6         303.2   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21002       509146    6690945       300.7   191.93     80           130   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Main Vein - South 
 AEX21003       509181    6691064       300.8    123.5   71.1         304.1    Block Extension 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Main Vein - South 
 AEX21004       509181    6691064       300.8    150.5     79         294.4    Block Extension 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21005       509111    6690874       306.4    164.7   54.9           326   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21006                          Hole abandoned due to poor ground conditions 
             --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 AEX21006B      509111    6690874       306.4    167.5   53.2         280.4   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21007       509037    6690911         342    164.5     67           315   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21008       509037    6690911         342    157.5   85.8         295.3   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21009       509037    6690911         342   161.63     79           315   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21010       509027    6690840         340      196     50           305   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21011       509027    6690840         340    194.1     65           305   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21012       509027    6690840         340    178.4     75           305   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21013       509023    6690766       334.2      189     50           308   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21014       509023    6690766       334.2      222     62           308   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21015       509023    6690766       334.2      222     72           308   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21016       509023    6690766       334.2      219   81.1         287.5   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Main Vein - possibly 
                                                                               on edge of high-grade 
 AEX21017       509014    6690714       328.8   260.92   56.6         313.4    zone 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Main Vein - possibly 
                                                                               on edge of high-grade 
 AEX21018       509014    6690714       328.8   207.12   62.2         312.2    zone 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Main Vein - South 
 AEX21021       509185    6691095       298.8    149.2   67.5         301.3    Block Extension 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Main Vein - South 
 AEX21022       509185    6691095       298.8    188.5   85.1         232.7    Block Extension 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21024       508889    6690480       311.1   231.56   50.3         332.2   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Main Vein - testing 
                                                                               potential new 
 AEX21025       508915    6690485       314.6   240.68   73.1         311.1    high-grade zone 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Under review 
                                                                               for additional 
                                                                               sampling - testing 
                                                                               potential new 
 AEX21026       508964    6690526       320.4   266.97   64.9         320.8    high-grade zone 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Testing potential 
                                                                               new high-grade 
 AEX21031       508950    6690488       318.2   250.26   67.5         315.3    zone 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Main Vein - testing 
                                                                               potential new 
 AEX21032       508950    6690488       318.2   240.96   54.6         315.6    high-grade zone 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21042       509146    6690947       300.5   206.83   87.5         222.9   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Granite stoped 
 AEX21043       509031    6690868       341.4    152.4     70           305    out Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21044       509031    6690868       341.4   199.97   51.8           307   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Granite stoped 
 AEX21045       509017    6690738         332   195.11     53         316.1    out Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21046       509017    6690738         332   233.71   73.1         309.6   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Testing model 
                                                                               down-dip from 
 AEX21051       509228    6691257       289.4   192.64   65.1         319.3    Target Block 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Testing model 
                                                                               down-dip from 
 AEX21052B      509228    6691257       289.4    194.5     90             0    Target Block 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Main Vein - South 
 AEX21058       509249    6691108       267.5   175.21   86.2         333.1    Block Extension 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21061       509276    6690926       248.1   173.08   60.6         301.8   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21062       509276    6690926       248.1   212.35   69.2           304   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Under review 
                                                                               for additional 
 AEX21070       509276    6690926       248.1   251.34   69.8         343.5    sampling 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Drillhole did 
                                                                               not reach target 
                                                                               depth before 
                                                                               end of season 
                                                                               - will be drilling 
 AEX21071       509276    6690926       248.1     17.7   63.9           0.6    in 2022 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Testing geological 
                                                                               model - Granite 
                                                                               stoped out Main 
 AEX21077       508862    6690127       177.4   247.35   51.1         352.6    Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Testing geological 
                                                                               model - Granite 
                                                                               stoped out Main 
 AEX21077B      508862    6690127       177.4   144.15   61.3           8.3    Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Main Vein - South 
 AEX21081       509395    6691055       234.3   217.86   60.8         318.7    Block Extension 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Under review 
                                                                               for additional 
                                                                               sampling - South 
 AEX21082       509395    6691055       234.3   260.88   74.4         319.8    Block Extension 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Under review 
                                                                               for additional 
                                                                               sampling - South 
 AEX21083       509395    6691055       234.3   288.29   87.2         326.9    Block Extension 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Main Vein - South 
 AEX21085     509389.3    6690988       233.7   230.67   50.6         319.7    Block Extension 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Testing potential 
                                                                               new high-grade 
 AEX21086     509389.3    6690988       233.7   258.15     75           315    zone 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Drillhole did 
                                                                               not reach target 
                                                                               depth before 
                                                                               end of season 
                                                                               - will be drilling 
 AEX21092       509386    6690918       233.1   206.33   65.9           315    in 2022 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Under review 
                                                                               for additional 
 AEX21093       509386    6690918       233.1   226.49     54           310    sampling 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Testing geological 
                                                                               model - Granite 
                                                                               stoped out Main 
 AEX21099       509244    6690515       230.7    404.5   85.7           269    Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Under review 
                                                                               for additional 
                                                                               sampling - testing 
 AEX21101       509244    6690448         231   500.18   67.5         308.4    geological model 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21106       509273    6690731       236.7   272.17   67.5         314.7   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
                                                                              Under review 
                                                                               for additional 
 AEX21107       509273    6690731       236.7   290.68   78.8         312.5    sampling 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 AEX21108       509261    6690706       237.6   236.67     64         309.3   Main Vein 
             ---------  ---------  ----------  -------  -----  ------------  ----------------------- 
 

Projection WGS 84 UTM zone 23N

Sampling and QAQC Disclosure

Drill core was cut in half using a diamond blade core saw. Where a bottom of hole orientation line was present, the cut line was marked approximately 5 degrees off axis, and the left-hand side of the core was sampled. Bulk density measurements were taken of all Main Vein samples. All drill core samples were placed into thick polymer bags with a sample ticket. Each sample bag was sealed and transported from site to ALS Geochemistry, Loughrea, Ireland, an accredited laboratory for analysis.

Sample preparation scheme PREP-31BY was used on all samples. This involves crushing to 70% under 2 mm, rotary split off 1 kg, and pulverizing the split to better than 85% passing 75 microns. Samples were then analysed by 50g fire assay with Au-AA26 which has a detection limit of 0.01 ppm Au. Samples containing visible gold and samples considered to be the Main Vein were assayed with screen-metallics fire assay technique Au-SCR24 which has a detection limit of 0.05 ppm Au. This involves screening 1 kg of pulverised sample to 106 microns followed by a gravimetric assay of the entire plus fraction and a duplicate 50 g AAS assay of the minus fraction. In addition, all samples were assayed with a 48-element Four-Acid Digestion ICP-MS technique (ME-MS61).

The QA/QC program of AEX consists of the systematic insertion of certified standards of known gold content, blanks, and quarter core field duplicates at a rate of 1 in 20 or 5% per QA/QC type. Quarter-core field duplicates were also made of all Main Vein intersections and separated in sequence from their equivalent half-core samples by a coarse blank to avoid contamination. In addition, ALS insert blanks and standards into the analytical process. The average sample mass was 2.08 kg.

Mineral Resource Standard

All Mineral Resources estimated presented in this press release have been estimated in accordance to the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, (CIM) Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, National Instrument 43-101.

Qualified Person Statement

The technical information presented in this press release has been approved by James Gilbertson CGeol, VP Exploration for AEX Gold and a Chartered Geologist with the Geological Society of London , and as such a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

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About AEX

AEX's principal business objectives are the identification, acquisition, exploration and development of gold and strategic metal properties in Greenland. The Corporation's principal asset is a 100% interest in the Nalunaq Project, an advanced exploration stage property with an exploitation license including the previously operating Nalunaq gold mine. The Corporation has a portfolio of gold and strategic metal assets covering 4,090km(2) , the largest mineral portfolio in Southern Greenland covering the two known gold belts in the region. AEX is incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act and wholly owns Nalunaq A/S, incorporated under the Greenland Public Companies Act.

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This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities legislation, which reflects the Corporation's current expectations regarding future events and the future growth of the Corporation's business. In this press release there is forward-looking information based on a number of assumptions and subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Corporation's control, that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to the factors discussed under "Risk Factors" in the Final Prospectus available under the Corporation's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Any forward-looking information included in this press release is based only on information currently available to the Corporation and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Corporation assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect new circumstances or events. No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this press release. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Glossary

 
 Au      Gold 
 g/t     Grams per tonne 
 Koz.    Thousand ounces 
  Moz.    Million ounces 
 Mt      Million metric tonnes 
 oz.     Ounces 
 UTM     Universal Transverse Mercator 
 

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