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Monument Announces Shallow Oxide Drilling Program Results at Burnakura Gold Project

October 1, 2018

Vancouver, B.C. Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY and FSE: D7Q1) (“Monument” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce encouraging results from 2,823m exploration drilling for 90 holes at the Burnakura Property, which have the potential to increase the Burnakura gold resources in near surface oxide. Additional targets for extension and resource definition drilling were identified.

The shallow oxide program is one of three drilling programs completed successfully within two months in May and June 2018 (refer to the news release dated May 8, 2018). The purpose of the Reverse Circulation (“RC”) Burnakura shallow oxide drilling program was to delineate high grade shallow oxide material. Five target areas were drilled: Three Stooges, Alliance West, FCL3, Lewis and Old Workings. All assay results have been received, and high grade mineralization was intercepted at Three Stooges, Alliance West and Lewis areas.

Highlights

The shallow oxide program was successful with several significant intercepts hit at Lewis in particular. Alliance West drilling showed there is potential for a third prospective Banded Iron Formation (“BIF”) mineralised horizon.

Significant intercepts at Lewis are listed in Table 1. Appendix A is a list of individual significant intercepts for Lewis, Alliance West and Three Stooges target areas.

Table 1: Significant intercept results (>= 2g/t Au) for Lewis Oxide Drilling

AreaHole_IDFromToLength (m)*Sample TypeAu (g/t)
LEWIS18RCLE3061711CHIPS2.8
LEWIS18RCLE148179CHIPS3.6
LEWIS18RCLE0925305CHIPS4.6
LEWIS18RCLE287103CHIPS8.8

*true mineralization widths are unknown

Lewis

The Lewis prospect makes part of the Burnakura gold deposits which are situated along a northeast trending splay (Burnakura Shear Zone). It is located along the Federal City line which hosts gold mineralization at Federal City, Authaal, Alliance, New Alliance and the North of Alliance (NOA) trend, all deposits covered in the “NI 43-101 Technical Report: Updated Mineral Resources, Burnakura Gold Project, Western Australia, Australia” dated July 17, 2018, prepared by SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd. at www.sedar.com, that updated the Mineral Resources for Burnakura Property (filed in 18 July 2018).The Lewis mineralisation is hosted within quartz vein sets inside a granite host. Because of the erratic nature of the vein sets within the granite, it is difficult to capture all the mineralization correctly with drilling.

Lewis had several positive intercepts (see Table 1) and encouraging testwork results on an initial ore sorting trial program. The collar locations for Lewis drilling are shown in Figure 1 and Figure 2. The results will be incorporated into a block model for geological modelling and potential further mining plan studies. Further drilling is recommended.

Figure 1 - Collar location map for Lewis drilling

Figure 2 - Drilling collars for Lewis and areas for shallow oxide mineralization, next to existing historical pits

Three Stooges

Three Stooges is a prospect that also makes part of the Burnakura gold deposits associated to the Burnakura Shear Zone as Lewis. Three Stooges is a series of underground workings that were worked in the 1900’s. Drilling directly under and along strike of these shallow workings produced encouraging results (Figure 3). Several steeply dipping narrow mineralized shoots were defined (Figure 4). Grades were reasonable but averaged 1.5g/t Au. Drilling results will be incorporated into a resource block model for geological modelling and potential further mining plan studies. There is potential for further mineralization increases at depth.

Figure 3 - Collar location map for Three Stooges drilling

Figure 4 - Drilling traces for Three Stooges and area for shallow oxide mineralization

Alliance West

Alliance and New Alliance (“ANA”) gold deposits were included in the “NI 43-101 Technical Report: Updated Mineral Resources, Burnakura Gold Project, Western Australia, Australia” dated July 17, 2018, prepared by SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd. at www.sedar.com, that updated the Mineral Resources for Burnakura Property (filed in 18 July 2018).. The main controls for mineralization at Alliance/New Alliance are competent BIF horizons.  Monument Surface mapping identified a BIF outcropping west of Alliance pit, being followed up with some shallow RC drilling. The drilling successfully intersected the BIF and showed that is it weakly mineralized (Figure 5). Projections of this BIF down dip forms a further exploration target (Figure 6). This target is in addition to and much deeper than the previously announced (in August 2018) Alliance deep hole target (18RCDDH10) 1.3m @ 26.8 g/t. It would essentially be a third major mineralization horizon. This needs to be tested with a deep DD hole.

Figure 5 - Collar location map for Alliance West drilling

Figure 6 - Long Section for Alliance West Prospect showing shallow oxide drilling and projection of the deep extension of a BIF layer

The assays on samples from RC drill type were completed at ALS Labs in Perth, WA. The chip samples were logged, sampled by the drill team, including employees and contractors at the drill site, at standard lengths of 1.0m, placed into sealed bags and shipped to ALS labs for sample preparation and assays; they were then being analyzed for gold using FAOG_AAS assay method. Quality control procedures included the systematic insertion of control samples such as blanks, duplicates and standards in the samples submitted to preparation and assaying. The ALS labs also have a routine insertion of own quality control samples.

The shallow oxide drilling program was encouraging; motivating further drilling for this type of material that should be conducted after the ongoing regional structural targeting study has been completed. The Lewis material was the best performing oxide target, and as Three Stooges should be incorporated into block models for geological modelling and further mining planning exercise. Further drilling is recommended to deepen the potential resource at both areas. Alliance West drilling shows there is potential for a third prospective BIF horizon, and needs to be followed up with a deep DD hole. This will form part of the proposed Alliance follow up drill program.

The scientific and technical information in this press release has been prepared by Mark Lynch-Staunton, MCSM, MAIG, M.Sc Mining Geology; and supervised and approved by Roger Stangler, MEng, MAusIMM, MAIG, a Qualified Person as defined by NI43-101, both retained by Monument Mining Limited. 

About Monument

Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY, FSE: D7Q1) is an established Canadian gold producer that owns and operates the Selinsing Gold Mine in Malaysia. Its experienced management team is committed to growth and is advancing several exploration and development projects including the Mengapur Copper-Iron Project, in Pahang State of Malaysia, and the Murchison Gold Projects comprising Burnakura, Gabanintha and Tuckanarra in the Murchison area of Western Australia. The Company employs approximately 195 people in both regions and is committed to the highest standards of environmental management, social responsibility, and health and safety for its employees and neighboring communities.

Cathy Zhai, President and CEO
Monument Mining Limited
Suite 1580 -1100 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4A6

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Forward-Looking Statement

This news release includes statements containing forward-looking information about Monument, its business and future plans (“forward-looking statements”). Forward-looking statements are statements that involve expectations, plans, objectives or future events that are not historical facts and include the Company’s plans with respect to its mineral projects and the timing and results of proposed programs and events referred to in this news release.  Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. The forward-looking statements in this news release are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.  These risks and certain other factors include, without limitation: risks related to general business, economic, competitive, geopolitical and social uncertainties; uncertainties regarding the results of current exploration activities; uncertainties in the progress and timing of development activities; foreign operations risks; other risks inherent in the mining industry and other risks described in the management discussion and analysis of the Company and the technical reports on the Company’s projects, all of which are available under the profile of the Company on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.  Material factors and assumptions used to develop forward-looking statements in this news release include:  expectations regarding the estimated cash cost per ounce of gold production and the estimated cash flows which may be generated from the operations, general economic factors and other factors that may be beyond the control of Monument; assumptions and expectations regarding the results of exploration on the Company’s projects; assumptions regarding the future price of gold of other minerals; the timing and amount of estimated future production; the expected timing and results of development and exploration activities; costs of future activities; capital and operating expenditures; success of exploration activities; mining or processing issues; exchange rates; and all of the factors and assumptions described in the management discussion and analysis of the Company and the technical reports on the Company’s projects, all of which are available under the profile of the Company on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.  Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

Appendix A
Burnakura Shallow Oxide RC Drilling Campaign 2018: Significant Intercepts >= 1g/t Au

AreaHole IDFromToLength  (m)*Sample TypeAu (g/t)
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST0914151CHIPS1.15
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST1327281CHIPS3.61
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST1329301CHIPS2.62
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST1512131CHIPS2.94
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST1513141CHIPS4.08
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST1517181CHIPS1.82
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST2013141CHIPS1.20
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST2216171CHIPS5.19
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST25891CHIPS1.81
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST259101CHIPS1.41
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST2917181CHIPS1.37
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST2918191CHIPS1.19
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST3012131CHIPS1.10
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST3016171CHIPS1.81
ALLIANCE WEST18AWRC0216171CHIPS1.23
ALLIANCE WEST18AWRC0322231CHIPS1.21
ALLIANCE WEST18AWRC089101CHIPS2.90
ALLIANCE WEST18AWRC0812131CHIPS1.15
LEWIS18RCLE02561CHIPS3.11
LEWIS18RCLE0323241CHIPS1.57
LEWIS18RCLE0328291CHIPS6.99
LEWIS18RCLE0329301CHIPS2.62
LEWIS18RCLE07231CHIPS8.63
LEWIS18RCLE0825261CHIPS1.30
LEWIS18RCLE0829301CHIPS2.01
LEWIS18RCLE0925261CHIPS17.15
LEWIS18RCLE0927281CHIPS1.12
LEWIS18RCLE0928291CHIPS2.82
LEWIS18RCLE0929301CHIPS1.01
LEWIS18RCLE1022231CHIPS1.26
LEWIS18RCLE1025261CHIPS1.12
LEWIS18RCLE13561CHIPS1.13
LEWIS18RCLE1314151CHIPS1.13
LEWIS18RCLE14891CHIPS1.05

*approximate true mineralization width

Appendix A (continued)
Burnakura Shallow Oxide RC Drilling Campaign 2018: Significant Intercepts >= 1g/t Au

AreaHole_IDFromToLength (m)*Sample TypeAu (g/t)
LEWIS18RCLE149101CHIPS3.44
LEWIS18RCLE1410111CHIPS1.91
LEWIS18RCLE1412131CHIPS1.23
LEWIS18RCLE1413141CHIPS1.05
LEWIS18RCLE1415161CHIPS18.35
LEWIS18RCLE1416171CHIPS2.01
LEWIS18RCLE15561CHIPS2.51
LEWIS18RCLE16561CHIPS1.46
LEWIS18RCLE16781CHIPS1.07
LEWIS18RCLE16891CHIPS1.21
LEWIS18RCLE1620211CHIPS3.69
LEWIS18RCLE2516171CHIPS1.04
LEWIS18RCLE2618191CHIPS3.04
LEWIS18RCLE2623241CHIPS3.03
LEWIS18RCLE2712131CHIPS4.13
LEWIS18RCLE2715161CHIPS1.63
LEWIS18RCLE2722231CHIPS4.28
LEWIS18RCLE2723241CHIPS7.53
LEWIS18RCLE28781CHIPS17.8
LEWIS18RCLE28891CHIPS7.21
LEWIS18RCLE289101CHIPS1.37
LEWIS18RCLE30121CHIPS1.65
LEWIS18RCLE30671CHIPS2.68
LEWIS18RCLE30781CHIPS2.67
LEWIS18RCLE30891CHIPS1.24
LEWIS18RCLE309101CHIPS2.98
LEWIS18RCLE3010111CHIPS3.53
LEWIS18RCLE3011121CHIPS3.18
LEWIS18RCLE3012131CHIPS6.75
LEWIS18RCLE3013141CHIPS2.18
LEWIS18RCLE3014151CHIPS2.47
LEWIS18RCLE3015161CHIPS2.26
LEWIS18RCLE3016171CHIPS1.26
LEWIS18RCLE3019201CHIPS1.00
LEWIS18RCLE3021221CHIPS1.09
LEWIS18RCLE3024251CHIPS1.01
LEWIS18RCLE31781CHIPS1.59
LEWIS18RCLE3126271CHIPS1.01
LEWIS18RCLE3310111CHIPS6.46

*true mineralization widths are unknown

Appendix B
Burnakura Shallow Oxide RC Drilling Campaign 2018: collar coordinates in MGA Coordinate System

AreaHole IDHole_TypeEnd of Hole
Depth (m)
EastNorthRLDipAzimuth
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST09RC30645198.57006940473.31-50270
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST13RC30645186.27006920473.43-50270
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST15RC30645160.17006920474.24-50270
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST20RC30645198.77006880472.92-50270
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST22RC30645171.87006880473.16-50270
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST25RC30645177.97006860473.49-50270
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST29RC306450657006900475.24-50270
THREE STOOGES18OXRCST30RC30645062.37006910475.56-50270
ALLIANCE WEST18AWRC02RC30645202.27007484470.00-50205
ALLIANCE WEST18AWRC03RC30645233.87007466470.00-50205
ALLIANCE WEST18AWRC08RC306452067007465470.00-50205
ALLIANCE WEST18AWRC10RC30645289.57007430473.04-60270
LEWIS18RCLE02RC30644339.47007079473.00-60130
LEWIS18RCLE03RC30644360.17007060473.00-60130
LEWIS18RCLE07RC30644340.77007119473.00-60130
LEWIS18RCLE08RC30644380.57007081473.00-60130
LEWIS18RCLE09RC30644400.67007060473.00-60130
LEWIS18RCLE10RC306444207007040473.00-60130
LEWIS18RCLE13RC306442807006960473.00-60130
LEWIS18RCLE14RC30644260.37006959473.00-60130
LEWIS18RCLE15RC30644280.77006940473.00-60130
LEWIS18RCLE16RC30644260.27006940473.00-60130
LEWIS18RCLE25RC30644259.97006880473.00-60130
LEWIS18RCLE26RC31644220.77006899473.00-60130
LEWIS18RCLE27RC30644240.57006879473.00-60130
LEWIS18RCLE28RC30644220.57006880473.00-60130
LEWIS18RCLE30RC30644220.57006859473.00-60130
LEWIS18RCLE31RC30644239.57006840473.00-60130
LEWIS18RCLE33RC30644219.47006839473.00-60130
LEWIS18RCLE34RC30644200.77006840473.00-60130

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