"Dewatering Passes 11th Level, Hoist Passes Brake Testing,
Underground Exploration Permitting In Place"
Toronto Stock Exchange Trading symbol - CRJ
AMEX - CGR
SASKATOON, July 21 /CNW/ - Claude Resources Inc. (CRJ.TSX : CGR.AMEX)
today announced that the dewatering of the shaft at the Madsen mine at Red
Lake, Ontario passed the 11th Level on July 14, 2008.
The dewatering process remains on track to enable Claude Resources to
commence underground drilling from the 12th Level, as previously announced, in
the 4th Quarter 2008.
Concurrently, the certification received on July 2, 2008 for the
underground hoisting plant and shaft allow for full access beyond shaft
confines to the underground levels. The Madsen mine is permitted as an
"Advanced Exploration" project.
The initial underground drilling target is expected to be the 8 Zone
which was mined between the 2300 and 2700 levels from its discovery in 1969
until the mine closure in 1976. Underground mapping and historic documentation
shows the development of a series of high-grade, quartz-vein systems and
silicification associated with a complexly-folded package of mafic and
ultramafic lithologies. The system remains open in all directions and shows
strong similarities to high grade mineralization presently being mined at
Goldcorp's Red Lake Complex.
Claude Resources' surface drill program will continue concurrent with the
underground drill program. Results will be released as assays are received and
The Madsen mine operation contains extensive infrastructure with a 600
tonne per day mill that has capacity for expansion, a permitted tailings
management facility and a five compartment 4,000 foot operating shaft.
Claude Resources Inc. is a public company based in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan, whose shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX-CRJ) and
the American Stock Exchange (AMEX-CGR). Claude is a gold exploration and
mining company. The Company also owns producing oil and natural gas assets.
The Company's entire asset base is located in Canada. Since 1991, Claude has
produced approximately 820,000 ounces of gold from its Seabee mining operation
in northeastern Saskatchewan. The Company also owns 100% of the 10,000 acre
Madsen property in the prolific Red Lake gold camp of northwestern Ontario.
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establish estimated resources and reserves, the grade and recovery of mined
ore varying from estimates, capital and operating costs varying significantly
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For further information:
For further information: Philip Ng, Vice President Mining Operations,
(306) 668-7505; Brian Skanderbeg, Vice President Exploration, (807) 749-3182;
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.clauderesources.com