Wesdome's Drilling Confirms and Extends North Zone

    VAL-D'OR, QC, June 5 /CNW/ - Recently completed infill and stepout
drilling on the North Zone at Wesdome's 100% owned Kiena mine has returned
encouraging results.
    Results are complete for six additional holes drilled to provide better
information for future stope development. These holes were all drilled from
the same drill bay, located at the 520 metre level, about 600 metres north of
the shaft and 100 metres north of the VC Zone. Please refer to Figure 1 for a
long section of the drill holes in Table 1.

    Table 1 - North Zone Drilling

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

    U-4379     006       -16      126.00   141.00    11.4          3.43
                       includes   137.00   141.00     3.0          7.92
    U-4380     013       +33      115.70   120.40     4.6          3.34
    U-4381     013       +18      116.00   122.00     5.8          3.27
                       includes   119.00   122.00     2.9          5.10
    U-4382     013       +12      120.00   127.00     6.6          2.88
                       includes   123.00   127.00     3.8          3.94
    U-4383     022       +27      104.20   116.00    11.0          6.39
    U-4384     022        +9      104.20   116.00    10.6          8.11

    The North Zone consists of quartz-calcite veinlet stockworks with pyrite
mineralization hosted by basalts. The zone has previously been mined above the
330 metre level producing 725,000 tonnes grading 3.35 gAu/tonne.
    Hole 4379 extends the zone beyond prior resource limits and confirms the
zone remains open at depth.
    Holes 4380, 4381 and 4382 marginally extend the limits of the zone to the
    Holes 4383 and 4384 are significant due to their above average grades and
widths which will positively influence subsequent resource estimates.
    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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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:
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