Maple Gold Mines Ltd.

11:06 AM EST - Maple Gold Mines Ltd. : Has received permits for drill roads and drill pads and is now cleared to commence a planned 5,000 - 6,000-metre drill program. New mineralized zones defined during 2018 drilling at Nika, and in several areas with higher-than-expected grade intercepts at the Porphyry zone, both offer significant opportunities to add to the deposit resource base at higher-than-deposit average grades. This focused winter drilling campaign will also include two drill-holes more than 1km south of the resource area, where several narrow intervals of high-grade (up to 17.5 g/t Au) contact-style mineralisation similar to that at the Porphyry zone were intersected in a historical hole. Maple Gold Mines Ltd. shares V.MGM are trading up $0.005 at $0.10.