QUEBEC – As Wesdome Gold Mines of Toronto is starting to mine in the South zone at the Kiena gold mine in Val d'Or, the company is "encouraged" by the high grade drilling results in the S-50 zone. Cores have assayed 21.07 g/t Au over 7.30 metres true width in hole U-5454, 10.59 g/t over 1.53 metres true width in hole U-5445, and 11.40 g/t Au over 1.07 metres true width in hole U-5411.
The S-50 zone has demonstrated continuity to the southwest and at depth with a series of steeply dipping sub-parallel zones intersected by several drill holes. Mineralization consists of an albitized stockwork vein-breccia-dyke complex situated along the contact between tholeitic basalts and komatiite flows. Historic production from the S-50 zone has provided about 93% of the 1.7 million oz of gold produced from the Kiena mine, according to Wesdome.
"We believe further drilling in this area has potential to demonstrate continuity of above average grade mineralization with potentially economic dimensions in proximity to existing underground workings," says VP exploration George Mannard.
Further information about exploration at the Kiena mine is available at Wesdome.com.