J-Pacific Intersects 5.73g Au/t over 1.75 metres on the Blackdome No. 17 Vein



    Promising assay sample includes 31.2g Au/t over 0.25 metres

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - J-Pacific Gold Inc. ("J-Pacific"; TSXV -
JPN, OTCBB - JPNJF) said today that it has intersected 5.73g Au/t over
1.75 metres at its Blackdome Gold Mine, located in the Clinton Mining District
of British Columbia, approximately 250 kilometres north of Vancouver.
    In making the announcement today, John Harrop, J-Pacific's Senior
Geologist, said, "The primary objectives of the 2006 and 2007 Blackdome drill
programs were to test several targets generated from past work - to gain a
better understanding of mineralized structures under the Blackdome peak; to
extend the principal producing veins northward along strike toward the dome;
and to test the intersection of the No. 1 and No. 2 veins at depth." The 2007
Phase 2 program was an aggressive plan primarily designed to drill-test an
area under the Blackdome peak, which received only minor attention during the
life of the mine. The still wide spacing of the drill holes along strike
clarifies the trace of a mineralized structure. "The assay results point to
the potential for ore grade zones within the No. 17 Vein structure, which is
now known to extend through the dome - much farther than previously realized,"
said Harrop. "This also increases interest in parallel features such as the
Giant and Redbird veins, which will receive more attention in the future."
    Three holes, totalling approximately 723 metres, were drilled to test the
No. 17 Vein between the southern extent of earlier drilling and Blackdome's
basalt cap. Two holes targeted the same level as the portal on the No. 17 Vein
(1,950 metres ASL), and one went deeper (1,890 metres ASL). As well, four
holes totalling 844 metres were successfully drilled through the basalt cap.
One hole was lost at approximately 61 metres, due to difficulties in
overburden. All four holes reached the No. 17 Vein, and at least two
intersected what is believed to be the continuation of the No. 1 and No. 2
veins as they curve into the No. 17 Vein.
    Drilling under the basalt cap at the peak of Blackdome revealed that the
No. 17 Vein continues through the peak and down the western side of the
mountain, parallel to the Giant and Redbird veins. An intersection west of the
basalt cap in the northernmost hole of the 2006 drilling, intersected this
vein, but lack of additional data prevented its association with the No. 17
Vein. Importantly, this demonstrates that the No. 17 Vein does not become
either the No. 1 or No. 2 Vein, but instead is a through-going structure
against which the No. 1 and No. 2 veins end, forming a prospective
intersection zone beneath the basalt cap.
    Maps illustrating the relative positions of drill holes are posted on the
J-Pacific website. The characteristics of these holes and the assay results
are presented in the table below.

    http://files.newswire.ca/357/JPN_North_Area.pdf

    http://files.newswire.ca/357/JPN_Overview_vein.pdf

    
    Blackdome Gold Mine 2007 Drill Program
    Significant Assay Results from the No. 17 Vein Targets

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                                       Azimuth    Plunge    Length    Length
    Hole ID          UTM_N     UTM_E   (degree)  (degree)        m      feet
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    B07-12         5687065    535805       130       -50     274.0     904.2
    B07-13         5686942    536185       130       -50     208.2     687.1
    B07-14         5687278    536260       130       -50     180.7     596.3
    B07-15         5686988    535878       130       -50     191.1     630.6
    B07-16         5686988    535878       130       -65     148.4     489.7
    B07-17         5687161    535988       140       -52     230.4     760.3
    B07-19         5687268    536060       130       -50     334.4    1103.5
    B06-06         5686790    535594       100       -50     252.1     831.9
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    Drill Hole        Interval            Core Width(*)        Assays
                   From (m)    To (m)        m      feet   (g Au/t) (oz Au/t)
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    B07-12           99.00     99.67      0.67       2.2      3.88      0.11
    B07-13          190.00    192.00      2.00       6.6      1.39      0.04
       and          192.70    194.00      1.30       4.3      1.56      0.05
    B07-14          126.20    127.00      0.80       2.6      0.61      0.02
    B07-15           82.80     84.55      1.75       5.8      5.73      0.17
       including     82.80     83.05      0.25       0.8     31.26      0.91
    B07-16          130.20    132.75      2.55       8.4      2.53      0.07
    B07-17          203.30    204.80      1.50       5.0      1.07      0.03
    B07-19          307.23    308.03      1.49       4.9      1.19      0.03
    B06-06           22.80     23.90      1.10       3.6      0.64      0.02
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    (*) Core-length intervals; true widths are approximately 70 to 80 per
        cent of reported core-length intervals.


    Drill Intersection Spacing from East to West

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    Hole ID      Spacing(*)
                         m      feet
    --------------------------------
    B06-06               -         -
                       275       908
    B07-12
                        90       297
    B07-15, 16
                       190       627
    B07-17
                       150       495
    B07-19
                        90       297
    B07-13
                        55       182
    B07-14
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    (*) Spacing is measured horizontally between intersections. B07-15 and
        B07-16 shared the drill pad and azimuth with differing dips.
    

    NO. 4 VEIN

    A single short hole (B07-18, 118.3 metres in length) was used to test the
No. 4 Vein at depth. The intersection in core returned 1.42g Au/t over        
1.2 metres. This vein can be traced on the surface for about 250 metres and
runs obliquely between the Redbird and Giant veins, parallel to the No. 1 and
No. 2 veins. The intersection of the No. 4 and Giant veins is a target for the
next drill program.

    NO. 1 AND NO. 2 VEIN INTERSECTION AT DEPTH

    Four holes (B07-07A, B07-08, B07-09 and B07-10, 340.5, 299.9, 237.1 and
257.0 metres in length, respectively) were drilled to test the projected
intersection of the No. 1 and No. 2 veins at depth. Hole B07-07A re-entered
hole B06-07A and extended it by 38.8 metres. Testing of this target did not
return any assays over 1g Au/t. No further field work is currently recommended
on this target. However, the results are under evaluation to determine their
contribution to understanding depositional controls of the gold
mineralization.

    BACKGROUND

    Located in the Clinton Mining District of British Columbia, approximately
250 kilometres north of Vancouver and 70 kilometres west northwest of the town
of Clinton, the Blackdome Gold Mine yielded 240,000 ounces of gold from
338,000 tonnes of ore between 1986 and 1991.
    Currently, the Blackdome Gold Mine has an inferred mineral resource
(A. Boronowski, 1999), as reclassified by SRK Consulting (2001), of 124,120
tonnes, averaging 12.8g Au/t and 33.7g Ag/t, totalling 50,834 ounces of gold
and 134,386 ounces of silver. The infrastructure and processing facilities
remain at the mine, as do the majority of permits for operation.
    The 2007 drill program consisted of 13 holes, totalling 2,079.3 metres.
Twelve of the 13 holes successfully reached their targets. The drilling
focused on gaining/obtaining sufficient new data to better understand the
structural formations under the Blackdome basalt cap.
    Analytical work was performed by Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd. of
Vancouver, Canada, an ISO 9001 certified company. Assay work is supervised by
British Columbia Certified Assayers. Samples submitted to Acme were dried and
crushed to 70 per cent passing through a 10 mesh screen (two-millimetre or
smaller fragments). Splits of 500 grams were taken from this material and
pulverized so that 95 per cent of the material passed through a 150 mesh
screen. A 30 gram sample was taken for fire assay from the fine fraction. The
entire coarse fraction was assayed. A weighted average was used to combine the
results to represent the gold content of the 500 gram sample. For certain
mineralized samples, two 500 gram samples of the initial crush were used to
replicate the analysis. Some difference in gold levels is expected due to the
natural gold variation within the samples. Variation between the replicates
was within expected ranges, and the weighted average of the combined intervals
did not differ significantly. Replicate analyses were conducted by ALS Chemex
of North Vancouver, Canada, an ISO 9001 certified company.
    Coast Mountain Geological Ltd., a Vancouver-based geological services
consulting company, is undertaking the exploration program under the
supervision of John Harrop P.Geo., J-Pacific's Senior Geologist and the
qualified person for this project as defined by NI 43-101 regulations, who has
reviewed and approved this news release.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.


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