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GOLD EXPLORATION: Wesdome updates drilling at Kiena

QUEBEC – Toronto’s Wesdome Gold Mines is drilling high grades during the underground program at its Kiena gold mine in Val d’Or. At the Dubuisson North zone assays were 16.75 g/t over 12.5 metres, 10.65 g/t over 4.3 metres and...



QUEBEC – Toronto’s Wesdome Gold Mines is drilling high grades during the underground program at its Kiena gold mine in Val d’Or. At the Dubuisson North zone assays were 16.75 g/t over 12.5 metres, 10.65 g/t over 4.3 metres and 7.26 g/t over 3.2 metres (all core lengths). In the VC zone over a true width of 10.3 metres, a grade of 7.18 g/t Au was intersected.

The company said the Dubuisson zone is a new discovery 190 metres northeast of the Dubuisson zone. The Dubuisson zone is known to contain at least three lenses of mineralization. The Dubuisson E zone (Dub E) demonstrates the best internal continuity. It has a strike length of 150 metres, a height of 200 metres and an average true width of 4.6 metres. The Dub E will be the focus of future underground development. The continuity of the other Dubuisson lenses and the new Dubuisson North zone will be investigated from underground.

As for the VC zone, which has produced the bulk of Kiena’s better grades, it has potential to continue to the east of previous down plunge drilling. The structure is a plunging pipe-like body with a strike length of 60 metres and widths up to 20 metres.

Wesdome also has two drills testing potential at depth of the S-50 zone from recently completed development.  The first drill is providing definition drilling for mine planning of resources immediately adjacent and below the existing ramp system.  This area is expected to provide significant production volumes over the next three years. The second drill is testing the zone at depth about 250 metres lower.

Information about the Kiena mine geology is available at Wesdome.com.