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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

Area Hole_ID From To Length (m)* Sample Type Au (g/t)
LEWIS 18RCLE30 6 17 11 CHIPS 2.8
LEWIS 18RCLE14 8 17 9 CHIPS 3.6
LEWIS 18RCLE09 25 30 5 CHIPS 4.6
LEWIS 18RCLE28 7 10 3 CHIPS 8.8

*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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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

Area Hole ID From To Length  (m)* Sample Type Au (g/t)
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST09 14 15 1 CHIPS 1.15
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST13 27 28 1 CHIPS 3.61
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST13 29 30 1 CHIPS 2.62
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST15 12 13 1 CHIPS 2.94
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST15 13 14 1 CHIPS 4.08
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST15 17 18 1 CHIPS 1.82
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST20 13 14 1 CHIPS 1.20
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST22 16 17 1 CHIPS 5.19
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST25 8 9 1 CHIPS 1.81
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST25 9 10 1 CHIPS 1.41
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST29 17 18 1 CHIPS 1.37
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST29 18 19 1 CHIPS 1.19
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST30 12 13 1 CHIPS 1.10
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST30 16 17 1 CHIPS 1.81
ALLIANCE WEST 18AWRC02 16 17 1 CHIPS 1.23
ALLIANCE WEST 18AWRC03 22 23 1 CHIPS 1.21
ALLIANCE WEST 18AWRC08 9 10 1 CHIPS 2.90
ALLIANCE WEST 18AWRC08 12 13 1 CHIPS 1.15
LEWIS 18RCLE02 5 6 1 CHIPS 3.11
LEWIS 18RCLE03 23 24 1 CHIPS 1.57
LEWIS 18RCLE03 28 29 1 CHIPS 6.99
LEWIS 18RCLE03 29 30 1 CHIPS 2.62
LEWIS 18RCLE07 2 3 1 CHIPS 8.63
LEWIS 18RCLE08 25 26 1 CHIPS 1.30
LEWIS 18RCLE08 29 30 1 CHIPS 2.01
LEWIS 18RCLE09 25 26 1 CHIPS 17.15
LEWIS 18RCLE09 27 28 1 CHIPS 1.12
LEWIS 18RCLE09 28 29 1 CHIPS 2.82
LEWIS 18RCLE09 29 30 1 CHIPS 1.01
LEWIS 18RCLE10 22 23 1 CHIPS 1.26
LEWIS 18RCLE10 25 26 1 CHIPS 1.12
LEWIS 18RCLE13 5 6 1 CHIPS 1.13
LEWIS 18RCLE13 14 15 1 CHIPS 1.13
LEWIS 18RCLE14 8 9 1 CHIPS 1.05

*approximate true mineralization width

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

Area Hole_ID From To Length (m)* Sample Type Au (g/t)
LEWIS 18RCLE14 9 10 1 CHIPS 3.44
LEWIS 18RCLE14 10 11 1 CHIPS 1.91
LEWIS 18RCLE14 12 13 1 CHIPS 1.23
LEWIS 18RCLE14 13 14 1 CHIPS 1.05
LEWIS 18RCLE14 15 16 1 CHIPS 18.35
LEWIS 18RCLE14 16 17 1 CHIPS 2.01
LEWIS 18RCLE15 5 6 1 CHIPS 2.51
LEWIS 18RCLE16 5 6 1 CHIPS 1.46
LEWIS 18RCLE16 7 8 1 CHIPS 1.07
LEWIS 18RCLE16 8 9 1 CHIPS 1.21
LEWIS 18RCLE16 20 21 1 CHIPS 3.69
LEWIS 18RCLE25 16 17 1 CHIPS 1.04
LEWIS 18RCLE26 18 19 1 CHIPS 3.04
LEWIS 18RCLE26 23 24 1 CHIPS 3.03
LEWIS 18RCLE27 12 13 1 CHIPS 4.13
LEWIS 18RCLE27 15 16 1 CHIPS 1.63
LEWIS 18RCLE27 22 23 1 CHIPS 4.28
LEWIS 18RCLE27 23 24 1 CHIPS 7.53
LEWIS 18RCLE28 7 8 1 CHIPS 17.8
LEWIS 18RCLE28 8 9 1 CHIPS 7.21
LEWIS 18RCLE28 9 10 1 CHIPS 1.37
LEWIS 18RCLE30 1 2 1 CHIPS 1.65
LEWIS 18RCLE30 6 7 1 CHIPS 2.68
LEWIS 18RCLE30 7 8 1 CHIPS 2.67
LEWIS 18RCLE30 8 9 1 CHIPS 1.24
LEWIS 18RCLE30 9 10 1 CHIPS 2.98
LEWIS 18RCLE30 10 11 1 CHIPS 3.53
LEWIS 18RCLE30 11 12 1 CHIPS 3.18
LEWIS 18RCLE30 12 13 1 CHIPS 6.75
LEWIS 18RCLE30 13 14 1 CHIPS 2.18
LEWIS 18RCLE30 14 15 1 CHIPS 2.47
LEWIS 18RCLE30 15 16 1 CHIPS 2.26
LEWIS 18RCLE30 16 17 1 CHIPS 1.26
LEWIS 18RCLE30 19 20 1 CHIPS 1.00
LEWIS 18RCLE30 21 22 1 CHIPS 1.09
LEWIS 18RCLE30 24 25 1 CHIPS 1.01
LEWIS 18RCLE31 7 8 1 CHIPS 1.59
LEWIS 18RCLE31 26 27 1 CHIPS 1.01
LEWIS 18RCLE33 10 11 1 CHIPS 6.46

*true mineralization widths are unknown

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

Area Hole ID Hole_Type End of Hole
Depth (m)
East North RL Dip Azimuth
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST09 RC 30 645198.5 7006940 473.31 -50 270
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST13 RC 30 645186.2 7006920 473.43 -50 270
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST15 RC 30 645160.1 7006920 474.24 -50 270
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST20 RC 30 645198.7 7006880 472.92 -50 270
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST22 RC 30 645171.8 7006880 473.16 -50 270
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST25 RC 30 645177.9 7006860 473.49 -50 270
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST29 RC 30 645065 7006900 475.24 -50 270
THREE STOOGES 18OXRCST30 RC 30 645062.3 7006910 475.56 -50 270
ALLIANCE WEST 18AWRC02 RC 30 645202.2 7007484 470.00 -50 205
ALLIANCE WEST 18AWRC03 RC 30 645233.8 7007466 470.00 -50 205
ALLIANCE WEST 18AWRC08 RC 30 645206 7007465 470.00 -50 205
ALLIANCE WEST 18AWRC10 RC 30 645289.5 7007430 473.04 -60 270
LEWIS 18RCLE02 RC 30 644339.4 7007079 473.00 -60 130
LEWIS 18RCLE03 RC 30 644360.1 7007060 473.00 -60 130
LEWIS 18RCLE07 RC 30 644340.7 7007119 473.00 -60 130
LEWIS 18RCLE08 RC 30 644380.5 7007081 473.00 -60 130
LEWIS 18RCLE09 RC 30 644400.6 7007060 473.00 -60 130
LEWIS 18RCLE10 RC 30 644420 7007040 473.00 -60 130
LEWIS 18RCLE13 RC 30 644280 7006960 473.00 -60 130
LEWIS 18RCLE14 RC 30 644260.3 7006959 473.00 -60 130
LEWIS 18RCLE15 RC 30 644280.7 7006940 473.00 -60 130
LEWIS 18RCLE16 RC 30 644260.2 7006940 473.00 -60 130
LEWIS 18RCLE25 RC 30 644259.9 7006880 473.00 -60 130
LEWIS 18RCLE26 RC 31 644220.7 7006899 473.00 -60 130
LEWIS 18RCLE27 RC 30 644240.5 7006879 473.00 -60 130
LEWIS 18RCLE28 RC 30 644220.5 7006880 473.00 -60 130
LEWIS 18RCLE30 RC 30 644220.5 7006859 473.00 -60 130
LEWIS 18RCLE31 RC 30 644239.5 7006840 473.00 -60 130
LEWIS 18RCLE33 RC 30 644219.4 7006839 473.00 -60 130
LEWIS 18RCLE34 RC 30 644200.7 7006840 473.00 -60 130

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