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Orford Mining Corp.

Orford Mining is a mineral explorer focused on highly prospective and underexplored areas of Northern Quebec. Orford’s principal assets are the Qiqavik and West Raglan projects comprising of a land package totaling over 70,000 hectares in the Cape Smith Belt of Northern Quebec. The Qiqavik Project hosts several new high-grade gold discoveries along a mineralized trend in excess of 40 km. Orford’s common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ORM.

Orford Mining (TSXV:ORM) – Drilling Success Points to Further Discoveries at Qiqavik

Impact: Positive

Orford Mining announced the completion of its summer 2019 exploration program at its Qiqavik gold project in northern Quebec, which continues to define shear-hosted gold mineralization in near-surface drilling. With the identification of thick structural zones coexistent with high sulphidation, Orford is looking to further extend these targets. Additionally, with the discovery of new untested EM anomalies and up to 648 g/t Au in boulders, Orford is on track to continue drilling high-grade intercepts at Qiqavik.

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Precious Metals Update – Ready, Set, GOLD!

If it looks like a bull market (technical breakout in gold), smells like a bull market (significant negative yielding debt) and feels like a bull market (funds flowing into gold), it must be a bull market. Our analysis shows that equities in smaller sized companies outperform during a bull market. However, not all junior miners are created equal, and we believe there are three keys to picking them.

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Orford Mining Corp. (TSXV:ORM) – Bringing Qiqavik in to Focus

Impact: Mildly Positive

Orford has announced the beginning of the third phase of exploration for its Qiqavik property where it is begun drill testing targets identified through detailed surface work and geophysics. We continue to view Orford as an inexpensive call option on district scale exploration, which we believe could re-rate the company’s share price on the first hint of drilling success. Having Alamos Gold validate the investment thesis earlier this year only adds to our certainty that it is only a matter of time.

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How to Play a New Bull Market in Gold

We believe that we are in a new gold bull market, as evidenced by negative real and nominal interest rates and over US$5.5B in funds flowing into physical gold ETFs. Our view is that smaller companies outperform in a bull market. Three keys to look at when investing in junior gold equities include scarcity, catalysts and potential.

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Commentary – Golden Summer Conference

We believe that a new bull market has started in gold. This along with investor interest, caused us to host a pair of gold conferences in New York and Toronto, last week. Each conference was opened by Derek Macpherson, VP Research at Red Cloud, highlighting why we believe we are in a new bull market, and 3 keys to investing in it (link). Followed by presentations from Tonogold Resources (OTC:TNGL), Brixton Metals (TSXV:BBB), Mawson Resources (TSX:MAW), Fiore Gold (TSXV:F), Minera Alamos (TSX:MAI), NxGold (TSXV:NXN), Gran Colombia Gold (TSX:GCM), Orford Mining (TSXV:ORM), Pacton Gold (TSXV:PAC), Aquila Resources (TSX:AQA) and RNC Minerals (TSX:RNX).

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Orford Mining Corp. (TSXV:ORM) – Smoke Everywhere – Fire Not Far Behind

Orford provided details for its upcoming 2019 summer exploration program at its wholly owned Qiqavik property, where the company has potentially discovered a new gold belt in northern Quebec. We view Orford as an inexpensive call option on a highly prospective district scale exploration play and believe the company could re-rate on the first hint of drilling success.

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H2/19 Explorer Preview – Looking for Winners in the Upcoming Drill Season

Introducing our inaugural Exploration Preview, which focuses on names within our coverage universe with drill bit torque. We review the exploration potential and try and quantify the potential impact on the share price should the company be successful in delivering results. We believe that exceptional drill results can create value regardless of where we are in the commodity cycle. Our top ideas are highlighted in Figure 1 below and will be presented in a similar alphabetical order within this document, bifurcated for precious and base metals focus.

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Orford Mining Corp. (TSXV:ORM) – Orford Gains Strategic Support

Impact: Positive

Orford has secured a C$2.3M strategic investment from Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX:AGI) in exchange for a 19.3% equity stake in Orford – the funds are expected to be used to kick-start Orford’s 2019 exploration program at the Qiqavik Project in the Cape Smith belt of northern Quebec. We view Orford as an inexpensive call option on a highly prospective district scale exploration play and believe the company could re-rate on the first hint of drilling success.

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Orford Mining Corp. (TSXV:ORM) – Thick Au Intercepts Found; Follow Up Work Warranted

Impact: Mildly Positive

Thick gold intercepts warrant follow up work in Quebec; Carolina drilling also hit thick zones of low grade gold. The company announced results of the 2018 drilling and mapping program on its Qiqavik property in northern Quebec. Although very early days, the company is methodically progressing exploration at Qiqavik. In addition, they provided an update on the Jones Keystone and Landrum Faulkner drilling in the Carolinas. Qiqavik’s results continue to highlight this projects potential and with only ~16 weeks’ work completed to date, follow-up is needed.

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