Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. - Development proves up high grade 811 Zone, Eagle River mine, Ontario



    WAWA, ON, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. is pleased to announce
that ongoing development is proving up the continuity of the high grade 811
Zone located in the west end of the 100% owned Eagle River mine, Wawa,
Ontario.
    The potential of this area was first recognized in the fall of 2006 when
above average grades and widths were identified in drilling (see press
releases dated October 5, 2006 and November 1, 2006). Since this time, the
zone has been rapidly developed and will provide the bulk of the Eagle River
mine's production in 2008 and 2009.
    Sill drifting on the following three levels has now confirmed the
continuity and high grade nature of the 811 Zone as detailed in the table
below and illustrated in the accompanying cross section (Figure 1).


    
    Level (metres)                                  Cut Grade        Average
     Depth below     Length           Grade          (cut to       True Width
       Surface      (metres)       (gAu/tonne)     60gAu/tonne)      (metres)

       275 mL          47.0           29.44           16.48            1.53
       355 mL          80.0           77.07           25.81            2.08
       415 mL         103.3           21.15           13.19            3.05
    

    The 811 Zone is a laminated, steeply north dipping quartz vein which
attains widths of up to 9.0 metres. It is hosted in a discrete, shear zone
cutting a 2.0 kilometre long, elliptical diorite plug which intrudes volcanic
rocks along the southern portion of the Mishibishu greenstone belt.
    Drilling is currently focused on examining the depth potential of this
zone to 600 metres. This work should be completed by late November, 2007.
    All assays employ the fire assay method on 25 gram sample aliquots at the
Eagle River mine assay office. Duplicates, replicates and blanks are performed
for each assay batch to monitor quality control. George Mannard, P.Geo. and
Vice President Exploration is the Qualified Person responsible for the
technical results in this press release as per National Instrument 43-101.
    Since 1995, Wesdome's Wawa operations have produced 863,000 ounces of
gold from 2.9 million tonnes at a recovered grade of 9.2 gAu/tonne. Wesdome
Gold Mines Ltd. is an established Canadian gold producer with mining
operations in Wawa, Ontario and Val d'Or, Quebec. The Company has 97 million
shares issued and trades on the TSX Exchange under the symbol "WDO".

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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; Donovan Pollitt, 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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