QUEBEC – Toronto’s WESDOME GOLD MINES says it has intersected a new area of mineralization, dubbed the X zone, at the former Kiena gold mine near Val d’Or. 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.
Core from the X zone is returning good gold grades. The first hole, reported in October 2007, cut 4.21 g/t Au (cut to 1 oz) over a true width of 13.0 m. Recent core samples have assayed as high as 6.38 g/t Au over 2.15 metres and 10.15 g/t over 2.45 metres. A total of five holes have been drilled from the same drill bay on the 330-metre level, 1.5 km east-southeast of the Kiena shaft.
Wesdome (www.Wesdome.com) has posted both a plan and section view of the drill holes in its Feb. 25, 2008, press release.