Hole S783 intersects 89.72 g Au/tonne over 3.1 metres
TORONTO, June 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd (TSX: WDO) is pleased to announce the results of the winter drilling program at its Kiena property in Val d'Or, Quebec. The drill program consisted of thirty (30) holes totalling 7,097 metres to explore S50 East zone extension near the Kiena shaft and also to test the continuity of the Presqu'ile zone towards the west. (See press releases dated November 19, 2014, and February 27, 2013, available at www.wesdome.com).
Twenty-three holes totaling 5,129 metres were drilled to explore the continuity of the S50 East where two (2) holes drilled in 2014 had identified broad intersections of S50 style mineralization at shallow depths. The surface definition drilling of the S50 East spanned 250 metres at 50 metre centres from approximately 250 metres east of the Kiena S50 zone. Additionally, seven holes (7) totaling 1,968 metres were drilled to test the continuity of the Presqu'ile area towards the west. Drilling highlights are summarized below. The appended tables and figures provide detailed drill hole location data, average gold grades over drill core intervals, surface plans and longitudinal sections.
Mr. Rolly Uloth, President and CEO, commented, "The 2015 winter drilling program confirmed continuity of the S50 East zone at shallow depth and confirmed the high grade multi-vein potential of the Presqu'ile area. Wesdome has commissioned an independent 43-101 technical study on its extensive and contiguous Val d'Or land position. We believe this study will comprehensively inventory our significant resource base, mining and processing infrastructure and outstanding brownfields exploration and development potential."
S50 EAST HIGHLIGHTS
- 5.83 g Au/tonne over 12.6 metres in hole S771
- 40.55 g Au/tonne over 3.0 metres in hole S775
- 26.85 g Au/tonne over 5.9 metres in hole S780
- 89.72 g Au/tonne over 3.1 metres in hole S783
ABOUT THE VAL D'OR PROPERTIES
Wesdome's Val d'Or land position consists of a contiguous block of mining claims and concessions covering in excess of 7,300 hectares. This 8 kilometre by 9 kilometre block includes 10 shafts, greater than 2.8 million ounces of historic gold production and a central modern mining, 2,000 tonnes per day milling and refining complex currently on care and maintenance. The Company is actively assessing various development scenarios, actively exploring its claims and compiling an updated 43-101 compliant technical report. This rare combination of modern, fully permitted infrastructure and extensive contiguous property ownership in a proven, world class gold mining camp resulted from a decades long consolidation effort. We consider it a premiere brownfields exploration and development opportunity.
The Kiena area currently contains mineral resources of 4,313,000 tonnes at an average grade of 3.7 grams of gold per tonne for 513,000 ounces in the measured and indicated resources category (2014 Wesdome Annual Information Form, www.sedar.com).
Approximately three kilometres north of the Kiena shaft, the Wesdome deposit contains an additional 336,000 tonnes at an average grade 7.5 grams of gold per tonne for 80,000 ounces in the measured and indicated resources category, and 2,311,000 tonnes at an average grade of 8.0 grams of gold per tonne for 598,000 ounces in the inferred resource category (43-101 Technical Report, dated Dec 8, 2009, www.sedar.com).
S50 EAST ZONE
The S50 East zone consists of broad lenticular intervals of typical S50 stockwork and breccia style mineralization hosted within deformed mafic volcanics bounded by ultramafic rocks defined by magnetic surveys (see Figure 1). The 2015 winter drilling program has confirmed continuity of the S50 zone at shallow depths along a southeast trend (see Figure 2). The S50 zone was the mainstay of Kiena's historic production and it remains open at depth. Its historic production amounts to 1.5 million ounces from 10 million tonnes at a recovered grade of 4.75 grams of gold per tonne.
Drilling in 2015 confirmed a shallow up plunge extension to the east of the S50 zone with a strike length of 150 metres and extending to 100 metres depth (see figure 2).
The Presqu'ile zone is located 1.5 kilometres northwest of the Kiena shaft. The "Presqu'ile zone" mineralization consists of an "en-echelon" array of sub-parallel steep northeasterly dipping quartz-carbonate (+/-chlorite and pyrite) veins with local chalcopyrite and native gold. The mineralized veins are mainly hosted by mafic volcanic tuffs and flows near the contact with komatiite flows along the northwest trending "Marbanite shear" (see Figure 3). Initially during 2012-2013, two mineralized vein structures were delineated at Presqu'ile. The 2015 winter drilling program intersected two additional closely spaced mineralized vein structures towards the northwest. The best 2015 drill intercepts at Presqu'ile returned 89.72 g/t Au (uncut) over 3.1 metres from 95.5 to 98.6 metres in hole S783 and 26.85 g/t Au (uncut) over 5.9 meters of core from 64.3 to 70.2 metres in hole S780 (see Figure 4 and Figure 5).
Drilling in 2015 confirms potential of the Presqu'ile area to host a multi-vein system of above average grade at shallow depth.
The technical content of this press release has been compiled and verified by Marc Ducharme, P.Geo. OGQ, Chief Exploration Geologist, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. in his capacity as a "Qualified Person", as per requirements of National Instrument 43-101. Sample preparation was done at Techni-Lab (ActLabs) in Val d'Or (Quebec) and assaying was done by fire assay methods at Techni-Lab (ActLabs) laboratory in Ste-Germaine-Boulé (Quebec). In addition to laboratory internal duplicates, standards and blanks, the geology department inserts blind duplicates, standards and blanks into the sample stream at a frequency of one in twenty to monitor quality control. Mineral Resource estimates incorporated by reference, were completed by the following "Qualified Persons," Kiena: Marc Ducharme, P.Geo, Chief Exploration Geologist, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. Adjoining Wesdome Project: B.Turcotte, P.Geo and C.Pelletier, P.Geo, InnovExpo - Consulting Firm, Independent.
Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. is in its 28th year of continuous gold mining operations in Canada. The Company is currently producing from its Eagle River and Mishi gold mines near Wawa, Ontario, which have earned consistent free cash flow during times of low gold prices. Wesdome's corporate goal is to build a profitable, long-life, sustainable gold mining Company with modest initial capital costs. This strategy has enabled the Company to acquire strategic property and infrastructure assets in two politically stable and historically proven mining camps. Wesdome has significant upside through ownership of its two other properties, the Val d'Or Property in Québec and the Moss Lake gold deposit located 100 kilometres west of Thunder Bay, Ontario. These assets are being explored and evaluated to be developed in the appropriate gold price environment. The Company has approximately 111.1 million shares issued and outstanding and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "WDO."
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Table 1: DRILL HOLE LOCATION AND PARAMETERS
|TARGET|| EASTING (m)
| NORTHING (m)
|S772||S50 East /South Zone East||283371||5333398||295||210||-50||420|
Table 2: S50 SE & PRESQU'ILE ZONES - COMPOSITE ASSAY RESULTS
|Hole No.||Target|| From
| Core length
| Est. True Width
| Cut Grade
(cut to 34.28
|S771||S50 East (incl.)||37.4||50.0||12.6||11.1||5.83||5.12|
|S772||South Zone East||316.4||317.8||1.4||0.4||3.10||3.10|
|S772||South Zone East||388.5||393.0||4.5||1.1||1.21||1.21|
|Hole No.||Target|| From
| Core length
| Est. True Width
| Cut Grade
(cut to 34.28
NSA = No significant assay
Figure 1: S50 SE - DDH Results Highlights Plan
Figure 2: S50 SE Longitudinal Section
Figure 3: Local Geology Presqu'ile
Figure 4: Presqu'ile Longitudinal
Figure 5: Presqu'ile Drill Section
SOURCE Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
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