QUEBEC CITY – VIRGINIA GOLD MINES was named Prospector of the Year at the recent Quebec Exploration 2004 Convention. The company was honoured for its success at the Coulon and Eleanore projects as well as other discoveries in the James Bay area over the last few years. The 100%-owned Eleanore gold project is located 320 km north of Matagami. The Coulon polymetallic project in north-central Quebec is under option to NORANDA, which can earn a 50% interest.
Virginia considers this award the most prestigious in the Quebec mining community and thanked its partners and friends for their support. Details of the Eleanore, Coulon and other projects are posted at www.virginia.qc.ca.