Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. - Eagle River 811 zone opens up at depth



    WAWA, ON, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - Delineation drilling below the 500 metre level
demonstrates the 811 zone is opening up at depth. To date, the zone has been
traced 300 metres (1,000 feet) below the deepest level and indicates
strikelengths of up to 180 metres (600 feet). The zone remains open at depth
and partially to the east.
    The locations of the following delineation holes are shown on the
accompanying longitudinal section.

    
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                                     Core    True
    Hole No.      From       To     Length   Width    Assay      Cut Assay
                   (m)       (m)     (m)      (m)  (gAu/tonne) (60 gAu/tonne)
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    (*)EU-171    190.70    192.50    1.80     1.56     5.78         5.78
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    (*)EU-172    240.70    243.40    2.70     2.34    19.81        19.81
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    (*)EU-173    301.64    303.90    2.26     1.53     3.65         3.65
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    (*)EU-174    183.20    185.54    2.34     2.26    42.37        25.16
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    (*)EU-175    236.00    237.80    1.80     1.56    10.28        10.28
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    (*)EU-176    288.26    290.60    2.34     1.79     5.38         5.38
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       EU-177    180.90    182.50    1.60     1.50     0.71         0.71
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       EU-178    223.00    225.00    2.00     1.73     6.11         6.11
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       EU-179    263.30    265.10    1.80     1.56    14.88        14.88
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       EU-180    181.00    182.75    1.75     1.64     0.29         0.29
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       EU-181    220.60    222.35    1.75     1.52     0.80         0.80
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       EU-182    249.99    251.79    1.80     1.56    10.56        10.56
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       EU-183    182.60    184.20    1.60     1.58     7.73         7.73
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       EU-184    243.40    245.30    1.90     1.72     4.27         4.27
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       EU-185    301.30    304.00    2.70     1.74    33.18        28.72
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       EU-186    191.00    192.60    1.60     1.50     0.35         0.35
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       EU-187    242.60    244.50    1.90     1.65     1.17         1.17
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       EU-188    313.18    314.96    1.78     1.54     0.41         0.41
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       EU-189    202.10    204.20    2.10     1.61    13.67        13.67
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       EU-190    235.70    237.60    1.90     1.65     2.03         2.03
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       EU-191    302.80    304.80    2.00     1.53     0.27         0.27
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    (*)EU-203    188.40    190.11    1.71     1.61     0.87         0.87
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    (*)EU-204    235.40    237.50    2.10     1.61     5.17         5.17
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    (*)EU-205    297.80    300.50    2.70     2.34    55.52        30.04
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       EU-206    204.60    206.20    1.60     1.50     0.02         0.02
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       EU-207    233.70    235.50    1.80     1.56     1.69         1.69
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       EU-208    304.40    306.90    2.50     2.17    17.79        11.47
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       EU-209    171.85    173.40    1.55     1.53     0.13         0.13
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       EU-225    233.60    235.30    1.70     1.47     1.02         1.02
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       EU-226    313.70    315.70    2.00     1.53     0.27         0.27
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    (*) Preliminary results previously released on April 20, 2009
    

    The 811 zone is an east-west striking, subvertically dipping, tabular
quartz vein. It consists of laminated white quartz with minor sulphides and
free gold hosted in a sheared quartz diorite stock.
    The weighted average gold grade for holes within the currently
interpreted outline is 11.3 gAu/tonne (cut to 60 gAu/tonne) over an average
true width of 1.74 metres.
    All assays are performed at the Eagle River mine assay office by fire
assay on 25 gram sample aliquots. Duplicates, replicates, blanks and standards
are routinely inserted into the sample stream 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.

    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 99.8
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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assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual
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forward-looking statements if circumstances, management's estimates or
opinions should change, except as required by securities legislation.
Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements.

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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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