"Provides 2011 Drill Results on the Amisk Gold Project, SK"
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SASKATOON, Jan. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Claude Resources Inc. (TSX: CRJ) (NYSE Amex: CGR) ("Claude") is pleased to provide the remainder of its 2011 exploration results from the 15,400 hectare Amisk Gold Project in northeastern Saskatchewan, Canada. The Amisk Gold Project is located 20 kilometres southwest of Flin Flon, Manitoba and is a 65:35 Joint Venture between Claude and St. Eugene Mining Corporation. Claude is the operator of the Joint Venture.
A total of 20 holes comprising 6,480 metres were drilled during the fall program. The remaining 6 holes are presented in Table 1 below. The program tested from surface to in excess of 700 metres depth and was designed to expand the limits of the Amisk Gold deposit as well as infill within the northern and eastern portion of the deposit.
Highlights of the drilling include: 6.24 grams of gold per tonne and 23.5 grams of silver per tonne over 12.00 metres and 3.39 percent zinc and 0.91 percent lead over 1.81 metres in hole AL-11-318, and 1.95 grams of gold per tonne and 14.9 grams of silver per tonne over 18.95 metres in AL-11-319. Mineralization intercepted in the drilling is consistent with the current resource model and is associated with a sequence of quartz porphyritic, rhyolitic lapilli tuffs and basaltic tuffs and argillite hosting disseminations, stringers and semi-massive intervals of pyrite, sphalerite, galena, tetrahedrite, pyrrotite and chalcopyrite.
Drill hole AL-11-319 confirmed continuity of gold mineralization within the southeastern portion of the deposit as well as demonstrated the potential for expansion to the east and southeast. Four holes were completed evaluating the continuity of the system to depths in excess of 700 metres. Hole AL-11-318 intercepted significant mineralization at depth with intercepts of up to 71.74 metres at 0.60 grams of Au per tonne as well as a 1.81 metre interval of 3.39 percent zinc and 0.91 percent lead in the hangingwall, 250 metres west of the deposit.
"The 2011 Amisk drill program confirmed mineralization within the current resource model and to depths of 700 metres. In addition to focusing on growth of the gold and silver resource base, the presence of significant grades of zinc and lead in the hangingwall will be evaluated during 2012," stated Brian Skanderbeg, Vice President Exploration.
|Table 1: 2011 fall drill results from the Amisk Gold Project.|
|Note: Intervals noted are intercepted width not true width, have been calculated using a 0.3 g/tonne cut-off and are uncut. True width is variable between 60 and 100 percent of drilled width. They may include internal dilution intervals of up to 10 metres. NSI - No Significant Intercept. * Note that lead assays are preliminary and subject to further check sampling.|
A location map of the Amisk Gold Project and a detailed plan map showing current drill results can be viewed on Claude's website www.clauderesources.com.
As at December 31, 2011, Claude held an approximate 9.7 percent interest in the common shares of St. Eugene. On October 25, 2011, Claude and St. Eugene jointly announced that they had entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Claude will acquire, by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement, all of the shares of St. Eugene that it does not already own. The agreement was subsequently amended on November 30, 2011 and December 14, 2011. The plan of arrangement will be voted on at St. Eugene's annual general and special meeting of shareholders on January 17, 2012 at 4:00pm (Toronto time) at the Toronto Board of Trade. Upon shareholder approval, the transaction is expected to close on or before January 24, 2012.
Claude Resources Inc. is a public company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, whose shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX-CRJ) and the NYSE Amex (NYSE Amex-CGR). Claude is a gold exploration and mining company with an asset base located entirely in Canada. Since 1991, Claude has produced over 962,000 ounces of gold from its Seabee mining operation in northeastern Saskatchewan. The Company also owns 100 percent of the 10,000 acre Madsen Property in the prolific Red Lake gold camp of northwestern Ontario and currently holds a 65 percent working interest in the Amisk Gold Project in northeastern Saskatchewan.
Brian Skanderbeg, P.Geo. and M.Sc., Claude's Vice-President Exploration, is the Qualified Person who has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release. Drill core was halved with samples averaging 1.5 metres submitted to ALS Chemex in Vancouver, an ISO approved facility. Rigorous quality assurance and quality control procedures have been implemented including the use of blanks, standards and duplicates. Core samples were analyzed by a 30 gram gold fire assay with an atomic absorption, conventional gravimetric and/or screen fire techniques.
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CAUTIONARY NOTE TO US INVESTORS CONCERNING RESOURCES ESTIMATES
The resource estimates in this document were prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101, adopted by the Canadian Securities Administrators. The requirements of National Instrument 43-101 differ significantly from the requirements of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). In this document, we use the terms "measured," "indicated" and "inferred" resources. Although these terms are recognized and required in Canada, the SEC does not recognize them. The SEC permits U.S. mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that constitute "reserves". Under United States standards, mineralization may not be classified as a reserve unless the determination has been made that the mineralization could be economically and legally extracted at the time the determination is made. United States investors should not assume that all or any portion of a measured or indicated resource will ever be converted into "reserves." Further, "inferred resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and whether they can be mined economically or legally, and United States investors should not assume that "inferred resources".
For further information:
Brian Skanderbeg, Vice President, Exploration
Phone: (306) 668-7505
Marc Lepage, Manager, Investor Relations
Phone: (306) 668-7505