WAWA, ON, Feb. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (WDO-TSX) is
pleased to report very encouraging preliminary drilling results from
its 100% owned Eagle River Mine located 50 kilometres due west of Wawa,
A series of four holes on section 9400E has encountered strong
mineralization extending 200 metres below current reserves limits. The
deepest hole EU-639 cut 59.67 gAu/tonne over a corelength of 3.15 metres at a depth of about 1,000 metres. Results are summarized in Table 1
and presented on the accompanying longitudinal sections - Figure 1 and
George Mannard, VP Exploration, comments "The high grade 811 Zone has
now been traced from surface to a depth of 1,000 metres where it
remains open. We have been aggressively developing this portion of the
mine over the last two years. Historically, the 811 Zone generated the
bulk of our production in the period 2007 - 2009 when Eagle River
produced 142,700 ounces of gold from 327,000 tonnes at an average
recovered grade of 13.5 gAu/tonne. If we can pull off a similar
production run with today's gold prices, it would certainly be very
Table 1 811 Zone - Significant Intersections
Cut Grade *
* High grade assays are cut to 140 gAu/tonne
Gold mineralization is hosted in subvertically dipping tabular quartz
veins in a discrete shear zone cutting the axis of an elongated
quartz-diorite stock. High grades are typically accompanied by
accessory amounts of pyrite, sphalerite and galena. Hole EU-632
displayed a very well-developed quartz vein yet returned weak assays.
Delineation and definition drilling of the 811 Zone continues.
Since the first gold pour in October, 1995, the Eagle River Mine has
produced 887,000 ounces of gold from 3,016,000 tonnes at a recovered
grade of 9.2 gAu/tonne. The bulk of this has come from depths of less
than 500 metres.
All assays are performed at the Eagle River Mine assay office by fire
assay on 25 gram aliquots. Duplicates, replicates, blanks and
standards are routinely inserted into the sample stream to monitor
quality control. George N. Mannard, VP Exploration, is the "Qualified
Person" responsible for the technical content of this press release as
required by National Instrument 43-101 "Standards of Disclosure".
Wesdome is celebrating its 25th year of continuous mining operations in Canada. It currently has three
producing gold mines with wholly-owned mining and milling complexes
located in Wawa, Ontario and Val d'Or, Québec. The Company has 101.9
million shares issued and outstanding and trades on the Toronto Stock
Exchange under the symbol "WDO".
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SOURCE Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
For further information:
Donovan Pollitt, P.Eng., CFA
President & CEO
416-360-3743 ext 25
George Mannard, P.Geo.
Vice President, Exploration
416-360-3743 ext 22
8 King St. East, Suite 1305
Toronto, ON, M5C 1B5
Toll Free: 1-866-4-WDO-TSX
Phone: 416-360-3743, Fax: 416-360-7620
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.wesdome.com