ONTARIO — After 13 years of production from its Eagle River gold mine near Wawa, Wesdome Gold of Toronto has recently traced the 811 zone at least 300 metres below the existing workings. Fire assay results of recent drilling include 30.04 g/t Au over 2.34 metres at 800 metres deep, 19.81 g/t over 2.34 metres at 700 metres deep, and 25.16 g/t over 2.26 metres at 600 metres (all figures true widths at a cutoff grade of 60 g/t).
The results are significant because they extend known mineralization in the 811 zone at least 100 metres east of previously defined limits and 300 metres below previously defined limits. The zone remains open to the east, west and at depth.
Mineralization at the Eagle River mine is characterized by subvertically dipping, east-west striking, laminated quartz veins hosted in a sheared quartz diorite stock. The mine produced 118,961 oz of gold in 2008.
Drilling continues as part of an aggressive program designed to provide clarity on resource potential and enable long term mine planning, said the company.
Long sections of the Eagle River mine are available at the end of the April, 20,2009, news release posted at www.Wesdome.com.