Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: Work confirms Wesdome’s No.7 zone up-plunge continuity

ONTARIO – Toronto-based Wesdome Gold Mines says drilling and drifting on the 890 level at its Eagle River gold mine near Wawa has confirmed the continuity and strong grades along the up-plunge of the No.7 zone.

Fifteen new underground drill holes helped trace the No.7 zone 200 metres up-plunge from existing reserves to the 840 metre level. The mineralization remains open toward the surface. Highlights included 28.58 g/t Au over 1.50 metres, 13.35 g/t over 2.18 metres, 55.50 g/t over 1.57 metres, and 6.85 g/t over 1.51 metres (all true widths and cut to 60 g/t Au)

The 42.0-metre-long drift with a width of 1.5-metres wide had an average grade of 33.15 g/t Au (uncut) or 11.26 g/t (cut to 60 g/t Au).

Wesdome is exploring and developing two new parallel zones, the No.7 and 300, located 200 and 400 metres north, respectively, of the main structure that has supported production at the Eagle River mine over the last 20 years. Initial production from the 300 zone began last summer.

More information about the Eagle River mine is available at

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