Wesdome's Dubuisson drilling continues to impress

VAL D'OR, QC, Nov. 18 /CNW/ - Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd ("Wesdome") is pleased to release results of a further 14 drill holes completed on the Dubuisson discovery located three kilometres east of Wesdome's Kiena mine. These results complement the first batch of 2009 drilling results released on September 8, 2009, and available at www.wesdome.com. The purpose of the drilling program is to establish continuity of mineralization within a new gold discovery, initially identified by widely-spaced drilling in the fall of 2008, and to provide stepout drilling to trace the extent of the mineralization.

Table 1 provides significant results from the infill/continuity drilling while Table 2 lists significant results from the stepout drilling. The drill hole locations and current interpretation are provided in Figure 1 and Table 3.

Highlights include the following intersections:

    
    -   9.9 metres at 10.51 gAu/tonne in hole S557,
    -   10.0 metres at 7.37 gAu/tonne in hole S557A,
    -   10.5 metres at 5.00 gAu/tonne in hole S558,
    -   12.5 metres at 4.42 gAu/tonne and
        4.0 metres at 7.85 gAu/tonne in hole S559,
    -   8.0 metres at 7.00 gAu/tonne and
        6.0 metres at 5.82 gAu/tonne in hole S560
    

To date, reasonable continuity has been interpreted for two subparallel, subvertically dipping zones. One of these has been traced to depths of up to 300 metres and demonstrates attractive grades and widths over at least 100 metres of strikelength. The second also shows strong grades over at least 100 metres along strike yet is currently identified only at shallow depths. Drilling is currently focused on establishing its depth potential.

Stepout drilling has identified widespread alteration and mineralization however, to date, continuity of potentially economic grades and widths have not yet been established.

    
    Table 1   Infill/Continuity Drilling (nominal 50 metre spacing)
              Significant Assay Results (greater than 1.0 gAu/tonne)

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                                       Core
                      From      To    Length*    Grade       Comment
    Hole No.           (m)      (m)     (m)     (gAu/tonne)
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    S553               No Significant Assays                 - hole abandoned
                                                               at 110.5m
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    S553A            115.7     116.7       1.0      3.55
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                     539.0     550.0      11.0      1.59
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      inc.           539.0     544.0       5.0      2.18
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                     558.0     560.0       2.0      1.86
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    S554               No Significant Assays
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    S555             326.0     327.0       1.0      2.36
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     332.0     334.0       2.0      1.24
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    S556             217.2     217.8       0.6      3.89
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                     344.9     347.3       2.4      2.85
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    S557              41.8      51.7       9.9     10.51     - hole lost at
                                                               68.0m
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      inc.            41.8      48.3       6.5     15.29     - re-drilled as
                                                               S557A
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                      56.7      60.1       3.4      2.74
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                      64.1      68.0       3.9      3.29
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    S557A             42.0      52.0      10.0      7.37
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      inc.            42.0      47.5       5.5     12.48
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                      57.0      59.0       2.0      4.02
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                      65.5      70.0       4.5      5.92
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                      82.0      83.5       1.5     13.40
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                      91.6      92.6       1.0      7.35
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                     193.9     201.0       7.1      2.57
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      inc.           199.0     201.0       2.0      5.89
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    S558              38.0      60.0      22.0      3.64
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      inc.            38.0      42.0       4.0      5.16
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      and             49.5      60.0      10.5      5.00
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                      77.2      78.3       1.1     47.01
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                      97.3      98.3       1.0     16.89
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                     112.3     116.4       4.1      1.64
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    S559              94.5      95.5       1.0      5.88
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                     206.0     218.5      12.5      4.42
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      inc.           206.0     209.0       3.0      5.79
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      and            217.5     218.5       1.0     34.05
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                     243.0     246.0       3.0      3.64
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                     341.0     345.0       4.0      7.85
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                     360.0     361.0       1.0      9.95
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                     471.5     472.6       1.1      2.08
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    S560              80.5      88.5       8.0      7.00
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      inc.            81.5      85.5       4.0     10.46
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                     196.0     215.0      19.0      2.25
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      inc.           196.0     202.0       6.0      5.82
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    * True widths represent 50 to 65% of corelengths based on an
        interpreted vertical dip


    Table 2   Stepout Drilling (100m and 200m west)
              Significant Assays (greater than 1.0 gAu/tonne)

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                                       Core
                      From      To    Length*    Grade
    Hole No.           (m)      (m)     (m)     (gAu/tonne)
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    S561               No Significant Assays
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    S562              56.0      57.0       1.0      1.03
    ---------------------------------------------------------
                     186.0     187.0       1.0      3.00
    ---------------------------------------------------------

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    S563               No Significant Assays
    ---------------------------------------------------------

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    S564               No Significant Assays
    ---------------------------------------------------------


    Table 3   Drill Hole Locations

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    Hole No.       Easting      Northing     Azimuth       Dip        Length
                    (UTM)         (UTM)     (degrees)   (degrees)    (metres)
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    S553            286382       5333623       210         -60          111
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    S553A           286382       5333627       211         -63          684
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    S554            286097       5333460       212         -50          351
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    S555            286098       5333460       210         -58          381
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    S556            286421       5333507       201         -61          630
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    S557            286380       5333449       205         -60           68
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    S557A           286383       5333446       200         -59          591
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    S558            286383       5333446       198         -56          630
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    S559            286383       5333446       200         -65          573
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    S560            286206       5333507       181         -45          315
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    S561            285948       5333751       208         -50          512
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    S562            285883       5333646       213         -50          536
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    S563            285801       5333519       212         -50          566
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    S564            285865       5333804       212         -50          561
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The Dubuisson discovery is 100% owned by Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. It is located in Val d'Or, Quebec, three kilometres east of the Company's Kiena mine and three kilometres north of Agnico Eagle's Goldex Mine.

It is situated at the intersection of ESE trending strata of the Jacola Formation and a prominent regional EW lineament which encompasses the Kiena mine, the past producing Malartic Goldfields Mine and the Canadian Malartic Project of Osisko Mining on the neighbouring properties.

To date, multiple zones of gold mineralization have been identified with widespread drilling along a strikelength of at least 500 metres. Gold is hosted by brittley fractured, albitized diorite and/or feldspar porphyry bodies within a broad, deformed ultramafic (komatiite) sequence. Mineralization consists of quartz-albite-tourmaline-pyrite veinlet stockworks commonly carrying free gold. The host rock displays strong Sigma-style alteration containing disseminated pyrite.

Drilling is conducted from barge-mounted drills from the surface of Lac de Montigny. We are approaching the end of the drilling season and with some luck from the weather may complete 55 drill holes for approximately 25,000 metres before the ice sets in. To date, results of 27 holes have been released. This season's drilling provides us information on the orientation, geometry and size, or the internal architecture of the mineralized system. Compilation and interpretation of the remainder of this season's results will provide guidance for further surface drilling currently contemplated to be undertaken from the ice this coming winter.

Technical information in this press release was compiled and verified by Paul Arscott, PGeo and Chief Geologist, Kiena mine and Marc Ducharme, PGeo and Exploration Geologist, Kiena mine in their capacity as "Qualified Persons" as per National Instrument 43-101. Assaying employed fire assay methods at the Kiena mine assay office. In addition to internal duplicates, 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 is an established Canadian gold producer with wholly-owned mining and milling complexes located in Wawa, Ontario and Val d'Or, Québec. Wesdome has been producing gold continually for 20 years on an unhedged basis and to date has produced in excess of 1.0 million ounces. The Company has 100.2 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 not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, 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.

SOURCE Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.

For further information: For further information: Rowland Uloth, President or Donovan Pollitt, P.Eng., 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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