Golden Dawn Minerals Reports Encouraging Gold Assays in Multiple Zones over Broad Area on the Link-Catharine Property, Ontario



    
    TSX-V: GOM
    FRANKFURT EXCHANGE: 3G8
    

    VANCOUVER, April 6 /CNW/ - Golden Dawn Minerals Inc. (GOM: TSX-V) (the
"Company") has intersected multiple intervals of gold mineralization ranging
from 0.63 g/t, up to 17.45 g/t gold over 1.0 meter and 13.00 g/t over 0.5
meter in the second phase of a seven-hole diamond drill program totaling 1,997
meters, on the Link-Catharine property, located 25 kilometres southeast of
Kirkland Lake, northeastern Ontario.
    Drilling has confirmed historical gold mineralization on the
Link-Catharine vein system and outlined several new mineralized zones
delineated by the 2008 MAG and VLF-EM geophysical surveys. Multiple
intersections of gold mineralization in holes (CAT 09-01, 02, 03 and 06) when
combined with results from holes reported in November 2008 (CAT 08-01 thru
-04) demonstrate the presence of gold within multiple zones in several
conductors within a belt which trends north-south and is unexplored to the
north. All results, including those reported earlier for the first four holes
are summarized in Table 1.

    
    TABLE 1: LINK-CATHARINE PROPERTY 2009 ASSAY RESULTS
    (2008 included for reference)
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       HOLE ID          FROM (m)      TO (m)    INTERVAL (m)(*)   GOLD (g/t)
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    DDH CAT 09-01         39.5         44.0           4.5            0.63
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                         164.5        169.5           5.0            2.03
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    DDH CAT 09-02         86.1         91.5           5.4            1.49
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                          89.0         91.0           2.0            2.70
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                          95.0         97.0           2.0            1.36
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           including      95.5         96.0           0.5            5.07
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                         117.0        119.0           2.0            9.17
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           including     117.0        118.0           1.0           17.45
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                         196.0        197.0           1.0            2.25
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    DDH CAT 09-03        166.0        168.5           2.5            2.64
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           including     166.0        166.5           0.5           13.00
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                         178.0        181.0           3.0            2.71
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    DDH CAT 09-06         10.8         12.8           2.0            1.02
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        DDH CAT 09-04, 09-05 and 09-07 have not yet been logged and sampled.
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    TABLE 1 Continued
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       HOLE ID          FROM (m)      TO (m)    INTERVAL (m)(*)   GOLD (g/t)
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        Earlier Released Results, see Golden Dawn press release dated
                               Nov. 17th, 2008
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    DDH CAT 08-01            No significant intersections
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    DDH CAT 08-02         33.5         36.5           3.0            3.55
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                          40.0         42.0           2.0            0.63
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                          45.5         50.0           4.5            0.46
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                          55.3         56.0           1.2            3.26
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                          72.0         74.5           2.5            0.81
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    DDH CAT 08-03            No significant intersections
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    DDH CAT 08-04         14.5         24.5          10.0            1.01
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           including      18.4         22.0           3.6            1.36
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                          31.8         40.5           8.7            0.89
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           including      37.1         40.5           3.4            2.65
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    (*) Intercept length represents the full sample length and are not true
        width of the zones.
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    Geology and Mineralization

    The Link-Catharine property lies along and straddles the contact of the
Round Lake Batholith and the Wabewawa Group volcanics, within the southeastern
end of the Boston-Skead gold belt. A pattern of major complementary structures
in the volcanic sequence such as the Pacaud Fault presents a favorable
geologic corridor for gold mineralization lying within the Link-Catharine
property. Mineralogy and alteration sequences resemble those documented within
the Kirkland Lake Camp. Drilling has been directed toward V.L.F conductors
which reflect a rectilinear pattern of north-south and east-west trending
lineaments, the intersections of which coincide with known gold occurrences.
    Alteration within the footwall of the structures typically grades from
domainal epidote to a pervasive sericite, to a pervasive chloritic alteration
and into a grey and green carbonate zone. These carbonate zones, varying from
10m to 90m wide, consist of quartz, carbonate and fucshite. Gold
mineralization on the property lies within strongly altered ultramafic rocks,
injected with numerous quartz-albite veins (carbonate-type) and/or strongly
albitized/silicified basalt with variable pyrite content. Gold is typically
associated with quartz-albite veinlets containing pyrite typically greater
then 3%, and in silicified basalt and porphyritic dikes where clotted pyrite
is present. Quartz-albite veins with tourmaline are associated with shears,
often within the carbonate zones, and where clotted pyrite is present there
appears to be a correlation between sulphide content and gold values. Pyrite
also occurs as disseminated grains in the alteration envelopes bounding the
quartz-albite veins. The two drilling programs conducted (2,487m) over the
past year have consistently shown that gold mineralization is associated with
significant alteration zones over several hundred metres in width.

    Exploration 2009

    Exploration to date by the Company has been focused on the Link-Catharine
mineral claims. Results of the diamond drilling program have confirmed the
development of gold-bearing quartz-sulphide vein systems within the favourable
carbonate-altered lithologic and structural corridor that bounds the periphery
of the Round Lake Batholith. The Company has consolidated a 6km long land
package along the Link-Catharine geologic trend having an option to explore
and earn an interest in two adjoining properties, namely the 80 Foot Fall and
the Central Catharine located approximately 3km to the south and 3km to the
north, of this year's drilling program. Ground magnetometer and VLF-EM
geophysical surveys conducted in 2008 have identified anomalies on these
adjacent properties similar to those identified on the Link-Catharine claims.
Plans are being formulated to explore these targets and the northern portion
of the Link-Catharine property in the area of this year's drilling program.

    Quality Control

    The Company has implemented a quality control program to monitor the
quality of the sample preparation and assay data for the drill core samples.
The quality control protocol included the insertion of certified reference
standards, blanks and field duplicates with each batch of 20 samples. NQ size
drill core was saw cut and half the drill core was sampled in 0.4m to 1.0m
lengths. The remaining half of the core is stored in a secure location. The
drill core samples are transported in sealed bags for preparation at ALS Prep
Lab located in Timmins, Ontario, and the pulps shipped to ALS Assay Laboratory
in Vancouver, B.C. Assays have been completed using a standard fire assay on a
30-gram aliquot with an atomic absorption spectroscopy finish. ALS Laboratory
Group is an ISO 9001-2000 registered laboratory preparing for ISO 17025
certification. All standards returned results within acceptable limits for
gold. The duplicates and blanks indicated that the analytical results had an
acceptable degree of precision and were free from contamination during sample
preparation.
    The technical contents of this release have been reviewed by Ed Kimura,
P. Geo., a Qualified Person pursuant to NI 43-101.

    
    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    OF GOLDEN DAWN MINERALS INC.

    "Freeman Smith"
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    Freeman Smith
    President/CEO

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    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
    

    Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information.
These statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to
future exploration, development and production activities and future
expenditures. These statements address future events and conditions and, as
such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which
may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially
different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or
implied by the statements. Such factors include, among others, the time and
success of future exploration, development and production activities and the
timing and amount of expenditures.





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VANCOUVER, BC, V6S 1X2, Telephone: (604) 221-8936, Facsimile: (604) 221-8932

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