Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. - More encouraging results from exploration at the Kiena Mine

    VAL-D'OR, QC, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - Drilling targeting newly discovered
mineralization, dubbed the X Zone, has returned encouraging results at the
Kiena Mine.
    Results are complete for four additional holes drilled to follow up the
intersection of 4.31gAu/tonne (6.38gAu/tonne uncut) over 14.95 metre
intersection encountered in drill hole U-4299. These holes are all drilled
from the same drill bay, located at the 330 metre level, 1.5 kilometres east-
southeast of the Kiena shaft and 360 metres southeast of the Martin Zone.
Please refer to Figure 1 for a plan view and Figure 2 for a section view.

    Table 1 - X Zone Intersections

                                                   Core-    True   Cut Grade
    Hole      Azimuth     Dip      From     To    length   Width   (34.28gAu/
     No.     (degrees) (degrees)    (m)     (m)     (m)      (m)       tonne)

    U-4299(*)    90       +30      47.0    61.95   14.95     13.0       4.21
                       includes:   47.0     51.6     4.6      4.0       8.45
                            and:   57.0    61.95    4.95      4.3       4.52
    U-4329       90       +30      62.9    65.45    2.55     2.15       6.38
                                   73.4     74.4     1.0      0.8       1.72
    U-4330       90       -30     102.8    106.2     3.4     2.45      10.15
    U-4336       90       -17      54.8     56.0     1.0      0.8       2.57
                                  85.15    85.85     0.7     0.55       2.60
    U-4337       90       +15      56.5     57.7     1.0      0.8       1.00
                                   66.5     67.5     1.0      0.8       1.54
                                   79.5     80.5     1.0      0.8       1.69
                                  97.35    98.35     1.0      0.8       4.20

    (*)Previously released October 15, 2007.

    Mineralization occurs in two settings, as quartz-tourmaline-pyrite
stockworks in a diorite porphyry sill and as 20-30% quartz-calcite pyrite
veinlets hosted by basalt.
    Preliminary follow-up drilling suggests potential continuity along a
newly recognized structure located between the Martin and Shawkey 22 zones.
G. Mannard, V.P., Exploration, remarks "This was a pleasant surprise. Although
very early in the game, this provides an additional target that may be readily
tested from existing and planned workings. It will be followed-up in due
    This release was prepared by Paul Arscott, P.Geo and Chief Geologist,
Kiena mine in his capacity as a Qualified Person within the meaning of
National Instrument 43-101. Assay work is performed by fire assay methods at
the Kiena mine assay laboratory. In addition to internal duplicates, standards
and blanks the geology department inserts blind standards and blanks at a
frequency of one in twenty samples to monitor quality control.

    Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. is an established Canadian gold producer with
mining operations and development projects in Wawa, Ontario and Val d'Or,
Quebec. The Company has 99.8 million shares issued and trades on the TSX
Exchange under the symbol "WDO".

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