Blue Note Mining Finds More Gold at Williams Brook

6.5 g/t gold intersected over 0.5 Metres and 6.3 g/t gold recovered in trenches

    
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MONTRÉAL, Jan. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Blue Note Mining Inc. (BNT:TSXV) has found more gold during its 2009 exploration program at its 100%-owned Williams Brook Gold property located near Bathurst, New Brunswick.

Diamond drill hole WB-09-31 intersected 6.5 grams gold per tonne over a half metre from a depth 26.6 metres to 27.10 metres. WB-09-31 was drilled beneath and perpendicular to drill hole WB-08-09 which intersected 2.8 metres of 11.16 grams gold per tonne in 2008.

Trenching in 2009 revealed a grab sample containing 6.33 grams of gold per tonne. The 2009 trenching program was carried out in the vicinity of previously identified gold mineralization that included a float sample containing 28 grams of gold per tonne.

Drilling in 2008 identified two broad alteration zones including an intersection of 28 metres (23 metre true width) which assayed 0.91 grams per tonne gold. So far, the highest gold values have come from the gold-bearing quartz veins lying proximal to the broad alteration zone.

Art Hamilton, Blue Note's Regional Exploration Manager said that "A structural model of gold mineralization is emerging at Williams Brook with higher grade gold mineralization occurring in quartz veins that are proximal to broad gold-bearing alteration zones."

The 2009 trenching program indicates that the gold-bearing quartz veins trend at 110-140 degrees whereas the broad alteration zone mineralization trends at approximately 40 degrees. Two broad gold-bearing alteration zones trending northeast-southwest have thus far been identified. These zones lay oblique and proximal to the vein system. So far the mineralized quartz veins have been tested over a strike length of 200 metres along the alteration zones and remain untested further along strike. The known alteration zones are interpreted to extend for a combined strike length that is in excess of two kilometres.

"We have only drilled into a very small portion of the gold-bearing alteration zone and its accompanying gold-bearing veins," said Art Hamilton. "The next phase of exploration will test for the occurrence of more gold-bearing vein clusters along strike, which is interpreted to run over two kilometres."

Gold-bearing grab samples from trenches are shown in Table 1. Drill collar locations and hole orientation are shown in Table 2 and analytical results are shown in Table 3. True widths of the mineralized intersections have not been clearly established.

    
    Table 1. Grab samples from 2009 trenching program.
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                                   UTM location (NAD 83-Zone 19)
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    Sample no.                        Easting        Northing        Au (g/t)
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    WBA-09-006                         661196         5263315           1.55
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    WBA-09-007                         661215         5263378           0.84
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    WBA-09-009                         661231         5263433           6.33
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    WBA-09-010                         661236         5263443           0.10
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    WBA-09-011                         661237         5263443           0.05
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    WBA-09-012                         661239         5263449           1.37
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    WBA-09-013                         661240         5263446           0.99
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    WBA-09-014                         661240         5263452           2.79
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    WBA-09-015                         661243         5263454           3.53
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    WBA-09-019                         661261         5263424           0.30
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    WBA-09-022                         661287         5263315           0.30
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    Table 2. Diamond drill hole collar location and orientation.
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                  UTM NAD 83 - Zone 19
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                                                                  Hole Depth
    Hole no.    Easting(m)  Northing(m)    Dip   Bearing (True)           (m)
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    WB-09-25       661192      5263298     -45              19          40.5
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    WB-09-26       661217      5263299     -45               0            41
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    WB-09-27       661288      5263296     -45              42         160.5
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    WB-09-28       661227      5263412     -45              42          85.5
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    WB-09-29       661303      5263278     -45              42          70.5
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    WB-09-30       661282      5263398     -45              42          53.5
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    WB-09-31       661184      5263332     -45             180            43
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    WB-09-32       661204      5263389     -45              42         109.5
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    WB-09-33       661287      5263388     -45              60            90
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    WB-09-34       661272      5263301     -45               0          43.5
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    WB-09-35       661185      5263360     -45             180         106.5
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    WB-09-36       661252      5263410     -45              42           101
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    Table 3. Significant mineralized diamond drill intersections from the
    2009 program.
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                            Length     Au        Au
    Hole no.   From   To(m)     (m)   g/t    method           Ag g/t  Pb-ppm
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    WB-09-26  24.30  25.00     0.70  0.55    FA-MeT              1.2      63
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    WB-09-27  14.20  15.30     1.10  1.54      INAA   (less than)0.3      28
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    WB-09-27  15.30  16.30     1.00  0.16    FA-MeT   (less than)0.3      59
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    WB-09-28  52.00  56.50     4.50  0.47      INAA              0.8      52
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    Includes  53.50  55.00     1.50  0.78      INAA              0.7      24
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    WB-09-31  26.60  27.10     0.50  6.56    FA-MeT              2.3     452
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    WB-09-32  43.30  43.70     0.40  0.03      INAA            129.0   24100
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    WB-09-32  56.10  57.00     0.90  0.13    FA-MeT              0.6      22
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    WB-09-34  17.00  18.00     1.00  0.58      INAA              1.1      64
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Diamond drill core was split for sampling with a diamond saw and half of the core sampled and shipped to the Activation Laboratories Ltd. sample preparation facility in Fredericton, NB. Samples were analyzed at the Activation Laboratories Ltd. facility in Ancaster, ON by Neutron Activation (INAA) and ICP/OES with 4-acid digestion (Code 1H) and selected samples were analyzed by for gold by fire assay-metallic screen-gravimetric finish method (FA-MeT). Trench samples were analyzed by fire assay at Activation Laboratories. Higher grade silver and lead samples were analyzed by ICP/OES (Code 8).

Arthur Hamilton, P.Geo., Regional Manager, Blue Note Mining Inc., is a Qualified Person and has reviewed the technical information contained in this press release.

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Blue Note Mining is a mineral exploration and mining company headquartered in Montreal. The company's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol BNT.

    
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For further information: For further information: Glenn Massad, Vice President, Investor Relations, Blue Note Mining, (800) 937-3095 x230, gmassad@bluenotemining.ca; www.bluenotemining.ca

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