VAL D'OR, QC, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd (WDO:TSX) is pleased to announce the discovery of a new gold occurrence near the Kiena Mine in Val-d'Or, Quebec. A land based surface exploration drill program of the "Presqu'ile" sector located 1.4 kilometres northwest of Kiena Mine was initiated in January 2012 to verify the exploration potential along the "Norbenite-Marbenite Break" which is host to several past and current producing gold mines including Malartic Hygrade, Norlartic, Kierens, Marban, Kiena and Goldex.
The new gold mineralized system spans approximately 200 metres in length and continues to at least 300 metres below surface. The mineralized veins are generally oriented at 300° azimuth with a 60° dip northeast and remain open along strike and at depth. Early encouraging drill results demonstrate the exploration merit for continued follow-up drilling to verify the dimensions and internal geometry of the gold mineralized system.
Drill hole locations and results highlights are summarized in Tables 1 and Table 2 respectively along with the surface plans, available at www.wesdome.com.
George Mannard, Vice President, Exploration comments "This is a high grade, multi-vein system in a strong structure. It requires detailed sectional drilling and patience. This discovery serves to highlight the tremendous exploration potential of our strategically-located, large land package."
3.10 gAu/tonne over 1.4 m (core length), 0.9 m (true width) in hole S739
4.65 gAu/tonne over 1.5 m (core length), 1.0 m (true width) in hole S739
5.04 gAu/tonne over 6.8 m (core length), 4.5 m (true width) in hole S739
30.39 gAu/tonne over 3.0 m (core length), 2.4 m (true width) in hole
11.30 gAu/tonne over 1.5 m (core length), 1.2 m (true width) in hole
5.78 gAu/tonne over 1.5 m (core length), 1.3 m (true width) in hole S744
8.56 gAu/tonne over 1.8 m (core length), 1.2 m (true width) in hole S745
3.22 gAu/tonne over 4.3 m (core length), 3.5 m (true width) in hole S746
63.42 gAu/tonne over 0.5 m (core length), 0.4 m (true width) in hole
- 71.03 gAu/tonne over 2.9 m (core length), 2.1 m (true width) in hole S748
Mineralization in the "Presqu'ile" sector consists of a series of steeply dipping sub-parallel quartz-carbonate-chlorite veins mineralized with pyrite, chalcopyrite, minor sphalerite, galena and visible native gold hosted by mafic volcanic tuffs and flows along the contact with komatiite flows. The new Presqu'ile gold occurrence, located just north of the Kiena mine tailings pond, is situated approximately 800 metres southwest of the Northwest Zone currently being evaluated for future development.
The technical content of this press release has been compiled, reviewed and verified by Marc Ducharme, P.Geo. OGQ, Chief Exploration Geologist, Kiena mine in his capacity as a "Qualified Person", as per requirements of 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 is celebrating its 25th year of continuous mining operations in
Canada. It currently has three producing gold mines with wholly-owned
mining and milling complexes located in Wawa, Ontario and Val d'Or,
Québec. The Company has 101.9 million shares issued and outstanding
and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "WDO".
Table1: PRESQU'ILE SECTOR - DRILL HOLE LOCATIONS
Table 2: PRESQU'ILE SECTOR - SIGNIFICANT INTERSECTIONS
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SOURCE: Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
Donovan Pollitt, P.Eng., CFA
President & CEO
416-360-3743 ext 25
George Mannard, P.Geo.
Vice President, Exploration
416-360-3743 ext 22