Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. - Surface Drilling - Shawkey 22 Zone

    TORONTO, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX:WDO) is pleased to
announce further encouraging results from the surface drilling program at
Shawkey, Val d'Or, Quebec.
    The drilling program tested the Shawkey 22-zone at 100 metre centres
targeting the 330 metre level where an exploration drift is approaching the
    This drilling was intended to provide level information to guide drifting
and bulk sampling. The holes were steeply inclined to test what is interpreted
as an array of flat ladder veins hosted by a vertically-dipping feldspar
porphyry sill and its immediate country rocks. Observations confirm our
structural model.

                                                            Grade  Cut Grade
    Hole       Azimuth      Dip     From    To  Corelength  (gAu/  (34.28gAu/
    No.       (degrees)  (degrees)   (m)    (m)     (m)     tonne)   tonne)

    141-146(*)   030        -75    380.25  381.25   1.00     3.04     3.04

    141-147(*)   030        -75    300.80  307.80   7.00    18.06     8.04

    141-148      030        -75    391.00  391.50   0.50     0.51     0.51

    141-149      030        -75    196.80  197.30   0.50    11.23    11.23
                            and    217.00  219.50   2.50    39.35    23.60
                            and    225.00  226.40   1.40     3.27     3.27

    141-150      030        -75    361.50  371.00   9.50     6.11     6.11

    141-151      093        -70    394.00  408.00  14.00     3.31     2.62
                            inc.   401.00  402.50   1.50    22.30    15.83

    -   (*) holes previously released November 26, 2007
    -   hole 141-149 encountered a parallel sill with similar mineralization
        and we believe did not reach the main 22-zone structure
    -   True Widths are not known at this time

    All drill holes encountered distinct quartz-tourmaline pyrite vein
systems at a high angle to the core axis supporting the Company's
interpretation of the controls on mineralization.
    The 22 Zone mineralized system has been traced for 700 metres of
strikelength and to a depth of 300 metres. It remains open laterally and at
    The Company is advancing an exploration drift towards the zone on the 330
metre level. Currently the drift is about 75 metres from the 22-Zone
structure. The Company intends to open up this zone with drifting and sampling
to determine its extent, bulk grade, continuity and potential mining
characteristics during the course of the year.
    Technical information in this press release was compiled and verified by
Paul Arscott, P.Geo. and Chief Geologist, Kiena mine and George Mannard,
P.Geo. and Vice-President, Exploration in their capacity as "Qualified
Persons" as per National Instrument 43-101. Assaying was done by fire assay
methods at the Kiena mine assay office. In addition to internal duplicate,
standards and blanks, the geology department inserts blind standards and
blanks into the sample stream at a frequency of one in twenty 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. It 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
financial or operating performance of the Company and its projects. Often, but
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events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur
or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results,
performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any
future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein are
made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any
obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of
new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no
assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual
results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update
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.

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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