Wesdome cuts 26.1 gAu/tonne over 10.3 metres and 16.5 gAu/tonne over 12.3 metres in Dubuisson drilling



    VAL D'OR, QC, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - Wesdome is pleased to announce that ongoing
drilling is revealing high grades over substantial widths. Recent results
serve to confirm the potential significance of this exciting new find. The
purpose of the drilling is to define the dimensions, internal continuity and
geometry of widespread gold mineralization initially discovered last fall.
    Initial results are very encouraging. Table 2 summarizes the results of
drilling on three sections at 50 metre centres. Figure 1 (see PDF version at
www.wesdome.com) is a crossection demonstrating continuity determined to date.
Table 1 provides a breakdown of individual assays comprising the high grade
intersection in Hole S552. These assays demonstrate high grades and favourable
grade distribution.
    Drilling continues with two machines.

    
    Table 1: Hole S552 Assay Distribution

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                   From             To         Corelength         Assay
                    (m)             (m)           (m)          (gAu/tonne)
               --------------------------------------------------------------
                   200.9           201.9          1.0               4.55
               --------------------------------------------------------------
                   201.9           202.9          1.0             114.99
               --------------------------------------------------------------
                   202.9           203.9          1.0               4.00
               --------------------------------------------------------------
                   203.9           204.9          1.0              13.15
               --------------------------------------------------------------
                   204.9           205.9          1.0              48.34
               --------------------------------------------------------------
                   205.9           207.0          1.1              31.11
               --------------------------------------------------------------
                   207.0           208.0          1.0              29.25
               --------------------------------------------------------------
                   208.0           209.0          1.0               7.62
               --------------------------------------------------------------
                   209.0           209.9          0.9              10.26
               --------------------------------------------------------------
                   209.9           211.2          1.3               2.69
               --------------------------------------------------------------
     Average       200.9           211.2         10.3              26.10
               --------------------------------------------------------------


    Table 2: Significant Intersections

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                             Core    True    Assay
               From    To    Length Width(*) (gAu/          Cut Assay
    Hole No.   (m)     (m)    (m)     (m)    tonne)     (34.28 gAu/tonne)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      S540    250.6   254.6    4.0    2.6     2.33              2.33
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
              279.4   295.0   15.6   10.1     3.52              3.52
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
        inc.  279.4   282.5    3.1    2.0     7.59              7.59
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
         and  288.5   295.0    6.5    4.2     4.75              4.75
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

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      S541    152.6   154.3    1.7    1.2     1.53              1.53
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
              189.7   196.0    6.3    4.5     1.19              1.19
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
              219.8   227.2    7.4    5.3     5.04              5.04
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
              255.2   261.0    5.8    4.1     1.09              1.09
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
              345.6   351.5    5.9    4.1    13.52             13.52
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
        inc.  345.6   347.0    1.4    1.0    56.03             34.28
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
              432.0   437.5    5.5    3.9     1.63              1.63
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      S542                                             no significant assays
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      S543                                             no significant assays
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      S544    209.4   211.5    2.1    1.5     1.65              1.65
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
              261.2   265.7    4.5    3.2     3.02              3.02
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
        inc.  262.2   264.2    2.0    1.4     6.32              6.32
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      S545     57.3    73.5   16.2   12.5     1.20              1.20
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      S546                                             no significant assays
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      S547    159.0   162.0    3.0    2.2     0.95              0.95
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
              180.6   182.2    1.6    1.2     3.86              3.86
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      S548    135.1   138.0    2.9    2.1     5.92              5.92
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      S549    393.9   404.1   10.2    7.2     2.32              2.32
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
        inc.  393.9   397.6    3.7    2.6     3.82              3.82
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      S550    360.8   372.3   11.5    7.3     4.63              4.63
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
              443.0   445.0    2.0    1.3     5.16              5.16
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
              535.5   545.0    9.5    6.1     3.36              3.36
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
              548.5   561.0   12.5    8.0     1.90              1.90
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      S551     18.6    40.6   22.0   16.6     3.51              3.51
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
        inc.   30.6    40.6   10.0    7.6     5.79              5.79
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
               66.7    68.9    2.2    1.7     2.28              2.28
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
              161.2   173.5   12.3    9.3    16.47              9.40
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
              194.5   200.0    5.5    4.1     6.11              6.11
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      S552     22.9    30.2    7.3    4.7    20.80             13.12
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
               37.5    43.0    5.5    3.5     7.59              7.19
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
               73.0    79.5    6.5    4.2    20.84              9.20
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
              200.9   211.2   10.3    6.7    26.10             16.90
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (*) True widths are estimated employing an 80 degree north dip


    Table 3: Drill Hole Locations

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                 Easting       Northing      Azimuth        Dip       Length
    Hole No.      (UTM)         (UTM)       (degrees)    (degrees)   (metres)
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     S540         286352        5333488         215          -57        528
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
     S541         286352        5333488         216          -53        465
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
     S542         286411        5333587         204          -59        667
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
     S543         286411        5333587         203          -57        778
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
     S544         286258        5333527         206          -54        454
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
     S545         286182        5333412         210          -50        300
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
     S546         286182        5333412         211          -58        369
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
     S547         286335        5333652         214          -54        655
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
     S548         286336        5333652         214          -52        601
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
     S549         286327        5333542         215          -56        480
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
     S550         286327        5333542         215          -60        723
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
     S551         286272        5333457         207          -52        444
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
     S552         286272        5333457         205          -60        543
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    The Dubuisson discovery is 100% owned by Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. It is
located in Val d'Or, Quebec, three kilometres east of the Company's Kiena mine
and three kilometres north of Agnico Eagle's Goldex Mine.
    It is situated at the intersection of ESE trending strata of the Jacola
Formation and a prominent regional EW lineament which encompasses the Kiena
mine, the past producing Malartic Goldfields Mine and the Canadian Malartic
Project of Osisko Mining on the neighbouring properties.
    To date, multiple zones of gold mineralization have been identified with
widespread drilling along a strikelength of at least 500 metres. Gold is
hosted by brittley fractured, albitized diorite and/or feldspar porphyry
bodies within a broad, deformed ultramafic (komatiite) sequence.
Mineralization consists of quartz-albite-tourmaline-pyrite veinlet stockworks
commonly carrying free gold. The host rock displays strong Sigma-style
alteration containing disseminated pyrite.
    Technical information in this press release was compiled and verified by
Paul Arscott, PGeo and Chief Geologist, Kiena mine and Marc Ducharme, PGeo and
Exploration Geologist, Kiena mine in their capacity as "Qualified Persons" as
per National Instrument 43-101. Assaying employed fire assay methods at the
Kiena mine assay office. In addition to internal duplicates, standards and
blanks, the geology department inserts blind standards and blanks into the
sample stream at a frequency of one in twenty to monitor quality control.

    Wesdome is an established Canadian gold producer with wholly-owned mining
and milling complexes located in Wawa, Ontario and Val d'Or, Québec. Wesdome
has been producing gold continually for 20 years on an unhedged basis and to
date has produced in excess of 1.0 million ounces. The Company has 99.9
million shares issued and outstanding and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange
under the symbol "WDO".

    This news release contains "forward-looking information" which may
include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the future
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opinions should change, except as required by securities legislation.
Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements.





For further information:

For further information: Rowland Uloth, President or Donovan Pollitt,
P.Eng., VP Corporate Development, 8 King St. East, Suite 1305, Toronto, ON,
M5C 1B5, Toll Free: 1-866-4-WDO-TSX, Phone: (416) 360-3743, Fax: (416)
360-7620, Email: invest@wesdome.com, Website: www.wesdome.com

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