Eau Claire Drilling Intersects Exceptional High-Grade Gold



    TSX Symbol: ER

    TORONTO, May 6 /CNW/ - Eastmain Resources Inc. (TSX:ER) is pleased to
announce final assay data from 20 drill holes completed during a winter
campaign on its wholly-owned Eau Claire Gold Deposit, located in James Bay,
Northern Québec. 65 gold-bearing vein and schist zones intersected within the
Eau Claire gold deposit include 27 veins containing visible gold ranging from
4.58 g/t Au to 348 g/t Au or 10.2 ounces gold per ton (Table 1).
    Drilling cut across seven near-surface, high-grade intervals within the D
Vein. Hole ER09-190 intersected 10.2 ounces gold per ton over 0.5 metres. This
hole is located 580 metres west of discovery hole C87L06, which also
intersected 14.5 ounces per ton (497 g/t Au) over 2.0 metres within the D
Vein. Other significant D-Vein intercepts comprise 5.50 g/t Au over 4.50
metres, including 39.4 g/t Au over a half-metre, in hole ER09-188 and 11.75
g/t Au over 2.50 metres, including 22.3 g/t Au over 0.5 metres, in hole
ER09-194.
    Eight vein intercepts from the G Vein include: 26.94 g/t Au over one
metre, including 47.1 g/t Au across a half-metre, in hole ER09-185; 20.31 g/t
Au over a metre, with 40.6 g/t Au over 0.5 metres, in hole ER09-188 and 21.76
g/t Au over 1.0 metres, including a half-metre sample at 38.0 g/t Au, in hole
ER09-195.
    Drill hole ER09-185 intersected the JQ Vein across 8.50 metres grading
5.25 g/t Au. This includes a half-metre intersection of 15.6 g/t Au.
    High-grade, gold-bearing veins from the T-series have been delineated
along a strike length of 300 metres. T-Vein intersections from the
northernmost hole into the deposit, ER09-187, comprise 7.13 g/t Au over 1.0
metres; 9.31 g/t Au over 2.5 metres (including 39.0 g/t Au), and 10.37 g/t Au
over 4.0 metres, which also contains 60.7 g/t Au over 0.5 metres.
    Definition drilling at Eau Claire has been very successful in confirming
a higher average grade for quartz-tourmaline vein and schist zones throughout
the gold deposit. Over the past 16 months 125 (HQ) drill holes have
intersected 365 gold-bearing, quartz-tourmaline vein intervals, of which 147
contain visible gold. These 365 intercepts have an average grade of 14.0 g/t
Au (0.41 ounces per ton) at an average thickness of 1.32 metres (Table 1). 250
vein intervals contain an average grade of 19.6 g/t Au (0.57 ounces per ton).
150 vein intercepts contain an average of 28.2 g/t Au (0.82 ounces per ton).
50 vein intervals contain 66.0 g/t Au (1.93 ounces per ton) and 10
intersections average 210 g/t Au (6.14 ounces per ton). None of these veins
have been included in the current resource calculation.
    Don Robinson, President & CEO of Eastmain comments, "Eau Claire
consistently delivers exceptional high-grade assay results. Multi-ounce veins
occur throughout the deposit from surface to depth, with many lying within the
top 100 metres. The recent 10-ounce intersection of the D-Vein is over a
half-kilometre away from the 14-ounce discovery intercept from the same vein,
indicating a potentially significant increase in the size of the high-grade
footprint at Eau Claire. More drilling is necessary to confirm this
potential."
    A summer drill campaign designed to continue to test additional targets
both within and outside of the known limits of the Eau Claire gold deposit has
been approved. Future exploration objectives will focus on testing the new
T-Vein series, located north of the deposit, confirming the expanse of the
high-grade footprint to the west and the search for a second deposit along
strike.
    This news release was prepared by Dr. Donald J. Robinson, P. Geo., the
qualified person supervising the project in accordance with NI 43-101.

    Eastmain is a Canadian gold exploration company with 100% interest in the
Eau Claire and Eastmain gold deposits. The Corporation approximately $20
Million in working capital and holds an interest in 12 projects within the
James Bay District, including the Eléonore South property, where a gold
discovery has been found in a similar geologic setting to Goldcorp's Roberto
deposit. Eastmain has an annual budget of $4 million for gold exploration in
Québec.

    The statements made in this Press Release may contain forward-looking
statements that may involve a number of risks. Actual events or results could
differ materially from the Company's expectations and projections.


    
    Table 1. Clearwater Project - 2009 Assay Results

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         Eau Claire Gold Deposit 2007-2009 Average composite gold grades
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    Cut off grade       Number of      Length        Average Grade
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       Au g/t          Intercepts        m        Au g/t   Au oz/ton
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        0.0                365          1.32       14.0      0.41
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        2.9                300          1.30       16.7      0.49
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        4.1                250          1.29       19.6      0.57
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        5.5                200          1.27       23.5      0.69
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        7.9                150          1.33       28.2      0.82
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       11.9                100          1.20       40.4      1.18
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       20.5                 50          1.17       66.0      1.93
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       31.2                 25          1.12      109.7      3.20
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       46.0                 10          1.16      210.4      6.14
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      100.0                  4          0.88      513.2     14.99
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                             2009 Assay Results
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    Hole ID       From      To  Length  Au g/t  Au oz/ton  Vein ID   Notes
                                   (m)
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    ER-09-177     60.5    61.5    1.00   11.44     0.33        D      VG 6+
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        incl.     61.0    61.5    0.50   21.80     0.64
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                 163.0   165.5    2.50    7.64     0.22        P
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        incl.    164.0   164.5    0.50   17.85     0.52
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        incl.    164.5   165.0    0.50   12.25     0.36
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                 167.5   168.5    1.00   14.05     0.41       JQ
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        incl.    168.0   168.5    0.50   27.80     0.81
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                 171.0   172.5    1.50   38.58     1.13        R
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        incl.    171.5   172.0    0.50   81.00     2.37
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        incl.    172.0   172.5    0.50   29.80     0.87
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    ER09-178     149.0   149.5     0.5   11.85     0.35        H
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                 165.9   171.4    5.50    4.12     0.12        I
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       incl.     166.9   167.4    0.50   12.25     0.36
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                 184.7   185.7    1.00   10.41     0.30        P
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       incl.     185.2   185.7    0.50   20.80     0.61
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                 193.7   194.7    1.00   19.22     0.56       JQ
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       incl.     194.2   194.7    0.50   38.40     1.12           VG 7, TE 3
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                 222.8   223.3    0.50   15.40     0.45      R/S      VG
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    ER09-179      84.1    85.1    1.00    6.03     0.18        C      VG
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                 102.5   103.5    1.00   16.55     0.48        D
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       incl.     103.0   103.5    0.50   32.90     0.96             VG 10+,
                                                                     TE 5+
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    ER09-179     192.4   196.4    4.00    3.20     0.09        I
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                 192.9   193.4    0.50    6.30     0.18           VG 6, TE 6
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    ER09-180      53.4    54.4    1.00    6.19     0.18        C
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       incl.      53.9    54.4    0.50   12.35     0.36              VG 10
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                 135.7   137.2    1.50   33.41     0.98        H
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       incl.     136.2   136.7    0.50   69.10     2.02
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       incl.     136.7   137.2    0.50   26.20     0.77
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                 177.9   178.9    1.00   18.63     0.54        P
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       incl.     177.9   178.4    0.50   19.60     0.57
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       incl.     178.4   178.9    0.50   17.65     0.52
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                 190.9   192.4    1.50    9.47     0.28       JQ
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       incl.     190.9   191.4    0.50   21.80     0.64
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    ER09-181     113.4   114.4    1.00   14.34     0.42        D
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       incl.     113.9   114.4    0.50   28.40     0.83          VG 6, TE 10
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                 195.5   197.5    2.00    9.74     0.28        I
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       incl.     195.5   196.0    0.50   19.40     0.57
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       incl.     196.0   196.5    0.50   13.15     0.38
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                 217.8   219.3    1.50   19.32     0.56        P
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       incl.     218.3   218.8    0.50   43.40     1.27              VG 3
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                 234.6   235.1    0.50   12.40     0.36       JQ    VG 20+
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    ER09-183     108.2   108.7    0.50   24.20     0.71        F     VG 4
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                 119.0   120.0    1.00    6.76     0.20        G
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       incl.     119.0   119.5    0.50   11.45     0.33              VG 3
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    ER09-184     100.9   101.4    0.50   11.00     0.32        D
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                 143.6   144.1    0.50   12.10     0.35        G    VG 10+
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    ER09-185     156.2   157.2    1.00   26.94     0.79        G
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       incl.     156.2   156.7    0.50   47.10     1.38             VG 10+
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                 226.0   234.5    8.50    5.25     0.15       JQ
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       incl.     229.0   229.5    0.50   15.60     0.46
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       incl.     232.5   233.0    0.50   13.55     0.40
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    ER09-186     198.3   199.3    1.00    6.81     0.20       JQ
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    ER09-187      43.7    45.2    1.50    7.96     0.23        G
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       incl.      44.2    44.7    0.50   15.40     0.45
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                  61.0    62.5    1.00    8.58     0.25        H
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       incl.      61.0    61.5    0.50   11.95     0.35
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                 181.0   182.0    1.00    7.13     0.21       T1
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                 189.5   192.0    2.50    9.31     0.27       T2
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       incl.     191.5   192.0    0.50   39.00     1.14
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                 196.5   200.5    4.00   10.37     0.30       T3
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       incl.     198.5   199.0    0.50   60.70     1.77             VG 50+
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    ER09-188      54.7    55.7    1.00   20.31     0.59        G
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       incl.      55.2    55.7    0.50   40.60     1.19             VG 20+
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                  92.5    97.0    4.50    5.14     0.15        H
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       incl.      93.0    93.5    0.50   19.95     0.58
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                 129.9   130.9    1.00    9.26     0.27        P
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       incl.     130.4   130.9    0.50   18.50     0.54                VG
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    ER09-189     173.5   174.5    1.00    5.92     0.17        R
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                 178.0   180.0    2.00    9.79     0.29        S
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       incl.     179.0   179.5    0.50   31.40     0.92
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    ER09-190     101.1   101.6    0.50  348.00    10.16        D    VG 50+
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       incl.     186.0   186.5    0.50   13.75     0.40        I
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                 203.1   204.1    1.00    9.03     0.26        P
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       incl.     203.1   203.6    0.50   15.95     0.47
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    ER09-191     136.2   136.7    0.50    5.30     0.15       JQ     VG 5+
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    ER09-192      18.0    19.0    1.00    7.37     0.22        C
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                  36.0    40.5    4.50    5.50     0.16        D
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       incl.      40.0    40.5    0.50   39.40     1.15
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       incl.      39.0    40.5    1.50   13.80     0.40
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    ER09-193      56.8    57.8    1.00    7.14     0.21        C     VG
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                  65.2    65.7    0.50   16.70     0.49        D     VG
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    ER09-193     106.7   108.7    2.00    8.68     0.25        G
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       incl.     106.7   107.2    0.50   20.30     0.59
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    ER09-194      12.7    13.2    0.50    9.54     0.28        C
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                  18.0    18.5    0.50    4.96     0.14       C1     VG 7
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                  47.0    49.5    2.50   11.75     0.34        D
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       incl.      47.0    47.5    0.50   16.95     0.49
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       incl.      48.0    48.5    0.50   22.30     0.65
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       incl.      49.0    49.5    0.50   14.60     0.43
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                  64.4    64.9    0.50   13.50    0.39         G    VG 20+
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    ER09-195      41.1    42.1    1.00   21.76    0.64         G      VG
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       incl.      41.1    41.6    0.50   38.00    1.11
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    ER09-196     154.0   154.5    0.50    4.58    0.13         S     VG 4
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                 255.1   255.6    0.50    9.85    0.29        T2
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    Chemical analysis was completed by ALS CHEMEX Laboratories using a 50-
    gram split and gravimetric techniques. The visible gold samples were
    mechanically screened and assayed for metallics. Internal standards
    provided by an independent company and blank samples were inserted for
    quality control purposes.

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    Note: Sample length approximates true thickness. VQTL VG =
    Quartz-tourmaline vein with visible gold. VG5+ = five grains
    of visible gold were identified in the sample. TE = visible
    grains of tellurides.
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For further information:

For further information: Eastmain Resources Inc.: Dr. Donald J.
Robinson, President or Catherine Butella, Exploration Manager at (519)
940-4870, fax (519) 940-4871, by e-mail: info@eastmain.com or visit our
website at www.eastmain.com

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