Wesdome Announces Ongoing Exploration Drilling of Kiena Deep A Zone Continues to Extend Zone Up and Down Plunge

 
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TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO) (“Wesdome” or the “Company”) today announces additional high grade results from the ongoing underground exploration drilling of the Kiena Deep A Zone at its 100% owned Kiena Mine Complex, in Val d\'Or, Quebec.

Since the October 12th cut off date for drill data used in the recent resource estimate released on December 12, 2018, exploration and definition drilling has been ongoing with 5 drills at the Kiena Deep A Zone. Since this time, approximately 4,200 metres in 16 holes have been completed. The ongoing drilling is utilizing the newly developed ramp and crosscut extensions completed in November, which enhance drill angles and drill efficiencies. These platforms now allow diamond drilling to be able to intersect the up and down plunge extension of the Kiena Deep A Zone consistently.

The ongoing definition/infill drilling has continued to confirm the overall continuity of the Kiena Deep A Zone and improve our understanding and confidence in the controls on gold mineralization. Drilling to date has identified a well-defined, moderate plunge of approximately 45 degrees to the SE to the gold mineralization that occurs predominantly along the basalt – chlorite-carbonate schist boundary. Ongoing drilling has continued to expand the Kiena Deep A Zone up and down plunge, in excess of 50 additional metres in each direction, and has also provided additional confidence in our understanding of the up and down plunge potential and focus for drilling. Four drills are in operation on the 1050 m level exploration ramp completing the infill and plunge extension drilling, and a 5th drill is now drilling at the 670 m elevation to test the interpreted up plunge extension of the A Zone towards the VC zone area. This up plunge extension is understood to be in excess of 425 metres and would be in addition to the 500 metres of plunge length already defined by drilling (Figure 1A and 1B and 2). This has the potential to significantly add to the resource base, and could be a vital enhancement in any restart scenario.

Highlights of the new drilling are listed below and summarized in Table 1.

Highlights:

Kiena Deep A Zone

  • Hole 6384A: 33.7 g/t over 30.6 m core length (28.4 g/t Au cut, 15.0 m true width)  

  • Hole 6378: 36.5 g/t Au over 7.0 m core length (18.4 g/t Au cut, 5.0 m true width)

  • Hole 6392: 153.4 g/t Au over 1.4 m core length (35.4 g/t Au cut, 1.3 m true width)

  • Hole 6402: 51.9 g/t Au over 7.6 m core length (17.9 g/t Au cut, 7.6 m true width)

  • Hole 6409: 39.8 g/t Au over 4.7 m core length (20.0 g/t Au cut, 3.6 m true width)

All assays cut to 90.0 g/t Au. True widths are estimated.

Mr. Duncan Middlemiss, President and CEO commented, “We are very pleased with the recent drill results that continue to confirm the continuity and mineability of the Kiena Deep A Zone. Our current program is targeting the up and down plunge extensions and recent resource infill. Based on these objectives, we are extremely encouraged by these results. Drilling has continued to return very high-grade results both up and down plunge from the area of the present resource estimate and we are confident this will continue to grow. Additionally, the down plunge and portions of the down dip extension of the A zone remain open and will also be a focus of the continued drilling. Our 2019 underground exploration program calls for 50,000 meters of drilling with 5 drills in preparation for an updated resource estimate later in the year. This information will then lead into a Preliminary Economic Assessment and next steps will be determined at that juncture. At this point I would say we are very encouraged with the ongoing success of our Kiena Deep Exploration program and the obvious restart ramifications that it may bring.”

TECHNICAL DISCLOSURE

The technical and geoscientific content of this release has been compiled, reviewed and approved by Bruno Turcotte, P.Geo., (OGQ #453) Senior Project Geologist of the Company and a "Qualified Person" as defined in National Instrument 43-101 -Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

Analytical work was performed by Techni-Lab (ActLabs) of Ste-Germaine-Boule (Quebec), a certified commercial laboratory (SCC Accredited Lab #707) and by ALS Minerals of Val-d’Or (Quebec), a certified commercial laboratory (Accredited Lab #689). Sample preparation was done at Techni-Lab (ActLabs) and at ALS Minerals, both in Val d\'Or (Quebec).  Assaying was done by fire assay methods with an atomic absorption finish.  Any sample assaying >3 g/t Au was rerun with by fire assay method with gravimetric finish, and any sample assaying >10 g/t Au was rerun with the metallic sieve method in both laboratories.  In addition to laboratory internal duplicates, standards and blanks, the geology department inserts blind duplicates, standards and blanks into the sample stream at a frequency of one in twenty to monitor quality control.

ABOUT WESDOME

Wesdome Gold Mines has had over 30 years of continuous gold mining operations in Canada.  The Company is 100% Canadian focused with a pipeline of projects in various stages of development.  The Company’s strategy is to build Canada’s next intermediate gold producer, producing 200,000+ ounces from two mines in Ontario and Quebec.  The Eagle River Complex in Wawa, Ontario is currently producing gold from two mines, the Eagle River Underground Mine and the Mishi Open pit, from a central mill.  Wesdome is actively exploring its brownfields asset, the Kiena Complex in Val d’Or, Quebec.  The Kiena Complex is a fully permitted former mine with a 930-metre shaft and 2,000 tonne-per-day mill.  The Company has further upside at its Moss Lake gold deposit, located 100 kilometres west of Thunder Bay, Ontario.  The Company has approximately 134.2 million shares issued and outstanding and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “WDO”.

For further information, please contact:
   
Duncan MiddlemissorLindsay Carpenter Dunlop
President and CEO VP Investor Relations
416-360-3743  ext. 29 416-360-3743  ext. 25
dmiddlemiss@wesdome.com ldunlop@wesdome.com
   
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Table 1: Kiena Deep A Zone Drilling Results

Composites

Hole No.From
(m)
To (m)Core Length
(m)
Estimated True
width (m)
Grade
(g/t Au)
Cut Grade
(g/t Au)
Name Zone
6297228.8232.53.73.62.282.28A Zone
6297243.5247.54.03.93.653.65A1 Zone
        
6313101.5104.32.82.25.755.75A Zone
        
6378221.3228.37.05.036.5018.35A Zone
        
6379150.2152.82.61.67.947.94A Zone
        
6384A260.0274.0144.04.984.98Zone
6384A280.0310.630.6**15.033.7228.36A Zone
        
6392166.8168.21.41.3153.4335.38A Zone
        
6394166.0168.02.01.83.083.08A Zone
        
640259.166.77.67.6*51.92*17.89A Zone
6402102.2105.73.53.5*6.54*6.54A2 Zone
        
640357.761.03.33.2*22.28*22.28A Zone
        
6409559.6564.34.73.639.7920.00A Zone
        
6409572.3575.33.02.05.435.43A1 Zone
        
6409583.3587.34.02.72.682.68A2 Zone
Note: * Preliminary Results; Re-assay by Metallic Sieve Method is pending 
Note **: Estimated true width is based on two holes (6384 and 6384A) 
  

Assays

 
Hole
No.
From
(m)
To
(m)
Core Length
(m)
Grade (g/t
Au)
Cut Grade (90 g/t
Au)
Name
Zone
6297228.8229.60.81.501.50A Zone?
6297229.6230.50.90.700.70A Zone?
6297230.5231.51.03.143.14A Zone?
6297231.5232.51.03.463.46A Zone?
       
Hole
No.
From
(m)
To
(m)
Core Length
(m)
Grade (g/t
Au)
Cut Grade (90 g/t
Au)
Name
Zone
6297243.5244.51.04.374.37A1 Zone?
6297244.5245.51.03.503.50A1 Zone?
6297245.5246.51.01.101.10A1 Zone?
6297246.5247.51.05.625.62A1 Zone?
       
Hole
No.
From
(m)
To
(m)
Core Length
(m)
Grade (g/t
Au)
Cut Grade (90 g/t
Au)
Name
Zone
6313101.5101.90.436.0836.08A Zone
6313101.9102.91.00.900.90A Zone
6313102.9103.91.00.260.26A Zone
6313103.9104.91.01.301.30A Zone
       
Hole
No.
From
(m)
To
(m)
Core Length
(m)
Grade (g/t
Au)
Cut Grade (90 g/t
Au)
Name
Zone
6378221.3222.31.05.705.70A Zone
6378222.3222.80.5251.9090.00A Zone
6378222.8223.60.8147.6390.00A Zone
6378223.6224.61.00.170.17A Zone
6378224.6225.30.72.492.49A Zone
6378225.3226.31.00.200.20A Zone
6378226.3227.31.00.640.64A Zone
6378227.3228.31.03.013.01A Zone
       
Hole
No.
From
(m)
To
(m)
Core Length
(m)
Grade (g/t
Au)
Cut Grade (90 g/t
Au)
Name
Zone
6379150.2151.10.922.6622.66A Zone
6379151.1152.00.90.010.01A Zone
6379152.0152.80.80.300.30A Zone
       
Hole
No.
From
(m)
To
(m)
Core Length
(m)
Grade (g/t
Au)
Cut Grade (90 g/t
Au)
Name
Zone
6384A260.0261.01.025.3025.30Zone?
6384A261.0261.50.50.380.38Zone?
6384A261.5262.00.50.030.03Zone?
6384A262.0262.50.51.121.12Zone?
6384A262.5263.00.51.741.74Zone?
6384A263.0263.50.58.038.03Zone?
6384A263.5264.00.53.883.88Zone?
6384A264.0265.01.01.561.56Zone?
6384A265.0266.01.02.312.31Zone?
6384A266.0267.01.05.965.96Zone?
6384A267.0268.01.03.363.36Zone?
6384A268.0269.01.02.612.61Zone?
6384A269.0270.01.01.141.14Zone?
       
Hole
No.
From
(m)
To
(m)
Core Length
(m)
Grade (g/t
Au)
Cut Grade (90 g/t
Au)
Name
Zone
6384A280.0281.01.061.8061.80A Zone
6384A281.0282.01.040.3040.30A Zone
6384A282.0283.01.084.6084.60A Zone
6384A283.0284.01.08.758.75A Zone
6384A284.0285.01.017.8517.85A Zone
6384A285.0286.01.011.9511.95A Zone
6384A286.0287.01.08.798.79A Zone
6384A287.0288.01.046.9046.90A Zone
6384A288.0289.01.0109.0090.00A Zone
6384A289.0290.01.0138.0090.00A Zone
6384A290.0291.01.03.663.66A Zone
6384A291.0292.01.041.3041.30A Zone
6384A292.0293.01.031.2031.20A Zone
6384A293.0294.01.031.6031.60A Zone
6384A294.0295.01.0187.0090.00A Zone
6384A295.0296.01.011.2511.25A Zone
6384A296.0297.01.029.3029.30A Zone
6384A297.0298.01.029.6029.60A Zone
6384A298.0299.01.077.5077.50A Zone
6384A299.0300.01.04.764.76A Zone
6384A300.0301.01.03.623.62A Zone
6384A301.0302.01.04.744.74A Zone
6384A302.0303.01.01.581.58A Zone
6384A303.0304.01.02.222.22A Zone
6384A304.0305.01.019.2019.20A Zone
6384A305.0306.01.06.766.76A Zone
6384A306.0307.01.08.538.53A Zone
6384A307.0307.60.61.031.03A Zone
6384A307.6308.30.71.841.84A Zone
6384A308.3309.20.91.161.16A Zone
6384A309.2309.90.76.186.18A Zone
6384A309.9310.60.73.903.90A Zone
       
Hole
No.
From
(m)
To
(m)
Core Length
(m)
Grade (g/t
Au)
Cut Grade (90 g/t
Au)
Name
Zone
6392166.8167.30.5420.5590.00A Zone
6392167.3168.20.95.035.03A Zone
       
Hole
No.
From
(m)
To
(m)
Core Length
(m)
Grade (g/t
Au)
Cut Grade (90 g/t
Au)
Name
Zone
6394166.8167.30.53.173.17A Zone
6394167.3168.20.90.130.13A Zone
6394167.3168.20.95.865.86A Zone
       
Hole
No.
From
(m)
To
(m)
Core Length
(m)
Grade (g/t
Au)
Cut Grade (90 g/t
Au)
Name
Zone
640259.160.41.3*289.00*90.00A Zone
640260.461.51.17.347.34A Zone
640261.562.71.22.922.92A Zone
640262.764.01.30.550.55A Zone
640264.065.21.23.183.18A Zone
640265.266.71.51.881.88A Zone
       
Hole
No.
From
(m)
To
(m)
Core Length
(m)
Grade (g/t
Au)
Cut Grade (90 g/t
Au)
Name
Zone
6402102.2103.31.1*20.48*20.48A2 Zone?
6402103.3104.51.20.180.18A2 Zone?
6402104.5105.71.20.110.11A2 Zone?
       
Hole
No.
From
(m)
To
(m)
Core Length
(m)
Grade (g/t
Au)
Cut Grade (90 g/t
Au)
Name
Zone
640357.758.20.5*54.20*54.20A2 Zone?
640358.259.10.90.170.17A2 Zone?
640359.159.90.80.070.07A2 Zone?
640359.960.40.5*67.60*67.60A2 Zone?
640360.461.00.6*20.70*20.70A2 Zone?
       
Hole
No.
From
(m)
To
(m)
Core Length
(m)
Grade (g/t
Au)
Cut Grade (90 g/t
Au)
Name
Zone
6409559.6560.61.0*183.00*90.00A Zone
6409560.6561.30.70.280.28A Zone
6409561.3562.31.00.050.05A Zone
6409562.3563.31.00.150.15A Zone
6409563.3564.31.03.613.61A Zone
       
Hole
No.
From
(m)
To
(m)
Core Length
(m)
Grade (g/t
Au)
Cut Grade (90 g/t
Au)
Name
Zone
6409572.3573.31.0*15.10*15.10A1 Zone
6409573.3574.31.00.130.13A1 Zone
6409574.3575.31.01.061.06A1 Zone
       
Hole
No.
From
(m)
To
(m)
Core Length
(m)
Grade (g/t
Au)
Cut Grade (90 g/t
Au)
Name
Zone
6409583.3584.10.83.923.92A2 Zone
6409584.1584.70.63.433.43A2 Zone
6409584.7585.30.61.331.33A2 Zone
6409585.3586.31.00.220.22A2 Zone
6409586.3587.31.04.514.51A2 Zone
Note: * Preliminary Results; Re-assay by Metallic Sieve Method is pending  
  
  

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