2012-02-15 Lac La Croix

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					                         OSISKO MINING CORPORATION
                         HAMMOND REEF GOLD PROJECT LTD.

                                       MEETING MINUTES
                               LAC LA CROIX FIRST NATION MEETING
                                       FEBRUARY 15, 2012
                                   LAC LA CROIX FIRST NATION
Lac La Croix FN:               See Attachment A.
Osisko:                        Martin Griffin, Alix Drapack, Bud Dickson,

Meeting Presentations (attached):
   To present an overview of Osisko Mining Corporation (Martin Griffin).
   To present an overview of the Resource Sharing Agreement.
   To present the Hammond Reef Gold Project overview and EA Process.

Welcome and Introductions
   Meeting opened with tobacco and drum ceremony and opening prayer from Dan Geyshick.
     Welcome from Chief Norman Jordan. Introductions of Osisko Team by Martin Griffin.
   Presentations followed.

Questions/Comments from Lac La Croix First Nation community

Q.     Where is OHRG, relative to Lac La Croix?

A.     Bud explains, using map. OHRG ~70 miles due north, as the crow flies. Bud explains general
       water flow: Marmion - Finlayson - Seine River.

Geology: You can make a good living. We want to encourage our students to pursue training that will
result in jobs – especially well paying mining jobs. (There was a lot of interactive discussion regarding
what geologists do and how they are involved in exploration and mining).

Q.     If a person becomes an operator at OHRG, can they transfer to another Osisko
       operation, as OHRG slows down or stops?

A.     Perhaps. It is a possibility, if there is a need and a job opening, Osisko wants to retain

Q.     Did the Resource Sharing Agreement consider the Treaty 3 Resource law (the Greet
       Earth Law)?

A.     Yes.

Main priority to protect Aboriginal rights.

                      OSISKO MINING CORPORATION
                      HAMMOND REEF GOLD PROJECT LTD.

Q.   Can cyanides become airborne? What prevents the cyanide from leaking into the

A.   Cyanide can become a vapour (airborne) when it comes into contact with low pH (acid
     conditions). We do not anticipate these conditions will be present in the environment because
     Osisko is planning to incorporate a cyanide detoxification circuit within the mill building to
     ensure that the concentration of cyanide leaving the mill building is so low that it will not harm
     living things. The detoxification circuit will be designed to prevent harmful concentrations of
     cyanide from entering the environment.

Q.   What is the total worth of the Project?

A.   We have not completed the feasibility study. We have a resource estimate which if 10.5 million
     ounces of gold. But not all of those ounces will end up in gold bars. First, some of the gold will
     not be worth getting out of the ground because of the design of the pit. Second, the process
     will only recover about 90% of the gold. Gold is selling at $1700 per ounce. There are capital
     costs to build a mine (perhaps around 1.2 Billion dollars) and there are operating costs to pay
     for consumables (fuel, chemicals, power etc.) and labour. A full feasibility study will take all of
     these items into account. We do not have the full picture yet.

Q.   When will the Project become a mine?

A.   We hope to complete the permitting process in 2013 and construction will follow and take
     approximately 2 years. The soonest we envision an operating mine is 2016.

Q.   How do you determine if you go for an open pit or underground?

A.   If the gold is located near the surface of the earth, open pit is preferred. An open pit mine is
     used as a low grade bulk mining method. Accessing the Hammond Reef project by using
     underground mining methods would not be economical because the grade is too low and we
     would be constrained by how much material can be transported up the shaft to the surface for
     processing – underground mining requires a lot of capital money and the operating costs are
     also high because the mining rates are low because they are limited by how much you can
     bring up the shaft.

Q.   Before deciding on the areas for the waste rock locations, will you have our Elders in to
     extract those elements that may have a traditional value to the First Nations?
            Ex.: What happens if you find “sage” at Waste Rock option #1?
            Ex.: Sacred Ground: Will you have our Elders help identify that?
     Basically, will you, Osisko, take into consideration TK?

                         OSISKO MINING CORPORATION
                         HAMMOND REEF GOLD PROJECT LTD.

     A. Osisko will be taking into consideration Traditional knowledge on the design of the project. This
        is a very important point. Both the Environmental Impact Statement guidelines from the federal
        government and the Terms of Reference for the provincial government indicate that
        incorporating traditional knowledge into the environmental assessment and the design of the
        project are necessary. We plan to do traditional knowledge field work this summer at the site.

Q.      Downstream…I thought we were upstream?

A.      Bud explains on the map, how Lac La Croix is actually downstream.

     In the past, industry has not consulted First Nations…for example the pulp mills…their
     emissions may have had an influence on our high cases of cancer. I am glad you are
     consulting us (First Nations) before moving forward with your Project.

Q.      Slide 11: Does the last bullet..Spiritual Aspects…Does that cover spiritual paintings
        that may be located in the area?

A.      Bud explains how: Yes, there have been spiritual aspects found in other areas in the past and
        that’s why we want to consult you (First Nations) to find out and be mindful of these important
        aspects in the area.

     I (Chief) was there for the blessing of Mitta Lake, but I am informing you that other areas will
     also have to be blessed. (Ex. Tailings area, etc)

Q.      I am concerned about closure. I know past mines have left a mess in that area.

A.      The government requires that a bond is set aside for mine reclamation before the permit to
        operate the mine is given. This means that Osisko must put aside enough money to abandon
        the mine in an environmentally sound manner before they can even start operations. In fact,
        Osisko was required for the Canadian Malartic project to put 70% of the mine closure costs
        into an account that cannot be touched until closure is completed according to plan. Osisko put
        the FULL 100% of the money into the account (instead of just the 70% required by law).

Q.      Does the site of the proposed pit have the potential to create earth quakes? Similar to
        what has happened with major projects in China?
        **Elders have expressed this concern as well.

A.      An evaluation of the seismic factors at the Site will be part of the Environmental Assessment.
        We will bring this concern back to our design team to let them know that you have raised it.

                      OSISKO MINING CORPORATION
                      HAMMOND REEF GOLD PROJECT LTD.

                                 Attendance Record.

Walking Eagle
Roger Morrison
Michael Ottertail
Rolland Atatise
Horman Jordan
Dan Geyshick
Carol Geyshick
Curtis Atatise
Ryan Oshawee
Pernenl Ottertail
John Geyshick
Tiandra Geyshick
Shania Geyshick
Lance Geyshick
Chad Geyshick
Joce Atatise
Keyshawn Ottertail
Jadon Geyshick
Dylan ?
Kendra Skinawaz(sp)
Jennifer Geyshick
Karissa Atatise Day
Stan Ottertail
Edward Ottertail


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