Wesdome Announces Ongoing Definition Drilling of Kiena Deep A Zone Returns 68.2 g/t Gold Over 19 Metres and Exploration Drilling Better Defines Up Plunge Extension

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TORONTO, July 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO) (“Wesdome” or the “Company”) today announces additional results from the ongoing underground definition and exploration drilling of the Kiena Deep A Zone at its 100% owned Kiena Mine Complex, in Val d\'Or, Quebec.

Four drills continue to operate on the 1050 metre level (“m-level”) exploration ramp completing the infill and immediate plunge extension drilling of the Kiena Deep A Zone in preparation for an updated resource estimate expected H2 2019. The ongoing definition drilling has continued to confirm the overall continuity of the geometry and the high grade gold mineralization of the Kiena Deep A Zone that now extends over 700 metres along plunge (see Figure 1A and 1B – Plan Views). Meanwhile a 5th drill is located on the 670 m-level and continues to return high grade intersections along the interpreted up plunge extension of the Kiena Deep A Zone towards the VC zone area with one hole returning 31.1 g/t Au over 5.1 metres. It is now interpreted that A Zone is folded as it extends up plunge to intersect the VC1 and VC6 zones (Figures 2, 3 and 4 – Three-dimensional Views) The Company is considering driving an exploration drift near the 790 m-level to better drill this area, that can also be used for future development and production of the Kiena Deep A Zone and the VC zones.

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

Kiena Deep A Zone

  • Hole 6456: 68.2 g/t Au over 19.0 m core length (28.1 g/t Au cut, 14.4 m true width)
  • Hole 6450: 126.3 g/t Au over 4.3 m core length (23.6 g/t Au cut, 3.8 m true width) A2 Zone
  • Hole 6449: 44.5 g/t Au over 9.0 m core length (17.0 g/t Au cut, 7.3 m true width)  
  • Hole 6449: 37.6 g/t Au over 4.6 m core length (28.5 g/t Au cut, 4.5 m true width) A1 Zone
  • Hole 6505: 52.7 g/t Au over 4.7 m core length (32.0 g/t Au, 4.3 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 ongoing definition drilling that continues to confirm the overall continuity of the Kiena Deep A Zone, which has now been defined over 700 metres along plunge. Additionally, we look forward to the upcoming update of the resource estimate that will include almost 50,000 additional metres of drilling since the first Zone A Resource Estimate dated December 12, 2018. Drilling of the up plunge area continues to return high grade intersections and will continue to better define this portion of the A Zone for inclusion into future resource estimates. We are considering the development of a second exploration ramp and drill platforms mid-level in the mine to better drill this area given its potential. Our 2019 underground exploration program calls for 50,000 metres of drilling (30,000 completed so far) in preparation for an updated resource estimate later this year, and we are excited for its completion. This information will then lead into a Preliminary Economic Assessment expected early in 2020 and next steps will be determined at that juncture.”


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 ALS Minerals of Val-d’Or (Quebec), a certified commercial laboratory (Accredited Lab #689). Sample preparation was done at ALS Minerals 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 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.

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 137.0 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. 2029 416-360-3743  ext. 2025
duncan.middlemiss@wesdome.com lindsay.dunlop@wesdome.com

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Table 1: Kiena Complex Drilling Assay and Composite Results


Hole No.From
Length (m)
Estimated True
width (m)
(g/t Au)
Cut Grade
(90 g/t Au)
Name Zone
6431192.9194.51.61.546.0834.08A1 Zone
644956.565.59.07.344.5417.04A Zone
644980.985.54.64.537.6428.50A1 Zone
645057.363. Zone
645093.597.84.33.8126.2523.57A2 Zone
6455179.8191. Zone
6456182.9201.919.014.468.2428.12A Zone
6458230.5234.03.52.975.6931.47A Zone
6459166.7171. Zone
6462A438.0443. Zone
6463473.0477. Zone
646567. Zone
646578.480.92.51.9141.0318.23A1 Zone
6465108.5111.02.51.613.4213.42A2 Zone
6496148.2151.73.53.414.3814.38A Zone
6500175.0180.65.65.411.6611.66A1 Zone
6501B152.3155. Zone
6501B169.8171. Zone
6505499.7504.44.74.352.4331.36A Zone
6510A250.6256. Zone
6523424.7429.64.94.330.2130.21VC1 Zone
6531529.7534.85.13.931.1024.31VC1 Zone


Hole No.From
Length (m)
(g/t Au)
Cut Grade
(90 g/t Au)
Name Zone
6431192.9193.91.00.520.52A1 Zone
6431193.9194.50.6122.0090.00A1 Zone
644956.557.00.559.0059.00A Zone
644957. Zone
644958591.00.150.15A Zone
644959. Zone
644960. Zone
644960.861. Zone
644961.662.50.9365.0090.00A Zone
644962.563.30.83.913.91A Zone
644963.364.20.92.792.79A Zone
644964.264.80.656.3056.30A Zone
644964.865. Zone
644980.981.91.0132.0090.00A1 Zone
644981.982.91.03.493.49A1 Zone
644982.983.50.65.475.47A1 Zone
644983.584.51.020.0020.00A1 Zone
644984.585.51.014.3514.35A1 Zone
645057.358. Zone
645058. Zone
645059. Zone
645059.760. Zone
645060.761.40.7118.0090.00A Zone
645061.462.20.833.4033.40A Zone
645062. Zone
645093.594. Zone
645094.595.20.70.960.96A2 Zone
645095. Zone
645095.896.30.5292.0090.00A2 Zone
645096.396.80.5771.0090.00A2 Zone
645096.897.81.03.443.44A2 Zone
6455179.8180.30.552.4052.40A Zone
6455180.3181. Zone
6455181.4182. Zone
6455182.4183.51.161.1061.10A Zone
6455183.5184. Zone
6455184.5185. Zone
6455185.5186.51.00.370.37A Zone
6455186.5187.20.7119.5090.00A Zone
6455187.2188.00.80.360.36A Zone
64551881891.06.566.56A Zone
6455189.0190.01.01.301.30A Zone
6455190.0191.01.03.743.74A Zone
6456182.9183.60.79.579.57A Zone
6456183.6184.61.0529.0090.00A Zone
6456184.6185.40.8262.0090.00A Zone
6456185.4186.41.05.435.43A Zone
6456186.4187.41.013.9013.90A Zone
6456187.4188.41.02.722.72A Zone
6456188.4189.41.03.813.81A Zone
6456189.4190.00.64.304.30A Zone
6456190.0190.60.614.4014.40A Zone
6456190.6191.61.0245.0090.00A Zone
6456191.6192.61.0119.0090.00A Zone
6456192.6193.10.555.1055.10A Zone
6456193.1193. Zone
6456193.6194.10.52.612.61A Zone
6456194.1195.11.01.961.96A Zone
6456195.1196. Zone
6456196.1197.11.018.4018.40A Zone
6456197.1198.11.04.504.50A Zone
6456198.1199.11.023.9023.90A Zone
6456199.1200. Zone
6456200.1200.80.718.6518.65A Zone
6456200.8201.30.52.692.69A Zone
6456201.3201.90.693.0090.00A Zone
6458230.5231.20.71.921.92A Zone
6458231.2231.90.70.570.57A Zone
6458231.9233.11.2219.0090.00A Zone
6458233.1234.00.90.430.43A Zone
6459166.7167.40.727.7027.70A1 Zone
6459167.4167. Zone
6459167.9168.40.5194.0090.00A1 Zone
6459168.4169. Zone
6459169.4170.41.00.630.63A1 Zone
6459170.4171. Zone
6459171.0171.50.528.5028.50A1 Zone
6462A438.0439.01.00.460.46A2 Zone
6462A439.0440. Zone
6462A4404411.00.010.01A2 Zone
6462A441.0442. Zone
6462A442.0443.01.047.5047.50A2 Zone
6463473.0473. Zone
6463473.8474.60.83.883.88A2 Zone
6463474.6475.61.0214.0090.00A2 Zone
6463475.6476.61.022.7022.70A2 Zone
6463476.6477.30.71.441.44A2 Zone
646567.167.90.8153.5090.00A Zone
646567.968.60.70.530.53A Zone
646568.669.30.70.390.39A Zone
646569.370.10.81.301.30A Zone
646570. Zone
646570.671.40.815.6515.65A Zone
646571.472.41.00.570.57A Zone
646572.472.90.5150.5090.00A Zone
646578.478.90.5704.0090.00A1 Zone
646578.979. Zone
646579.980.91.00.410.41A1 Zone
6465108.5109.51.00.670.67A2 Zone
6465109.5110.00.564.9064.90A2 Zone
6465110.0111.01.00.440.44A2 Zone
6485135.9136.60.70.850.85A Zone?
6485136.6137.40.845.3045.30A Zone?
6485137.4137.90.512.0512.05A Zone?
6485137.9138.91.01.991.99A Zone?
6485138.9139. Zone?
6496148.2148.70.572.9072.90A Zone
6496148.7149. Zone
6496149.7150. Zone
6496150.7151.71.013.7013.70A Zone
6500175.0176.01.051.8051.80A1 Zone
6500176.0177. Zone
6500177.0178. Zone
6500178.0178. Zone
6500178.9179.60.76.446.44A1 Zone
6500179.6180.61.08.768.76A1 Zone
6501B152.3153. Zone
6501B153.3154. Zone
6501B154.3155.00.70.710.71A Zone
6501B155.0155.70.79.919.91A Zone
6501B169.8171. Zone
6501B171.0171.50.526.7026.70A1 Zone
6505499.7500. Zone
6505500.7501.60.913.6513.65A2 Zone
6505501.6502.40.81.481.48A2 Zone
6505502.4503.10.7113.5090.00A2 Zone
6505503.1503.80.7208.0090.00A2 Zone
6505503.8504. Zone
6510A250.6251.61.028.5028.50A2 Zone
6510A251.6252. Zone
6510A252.5253.51.00.480.48A2 Zone
6510A253.5254. Zone
6510A254.4255.20.82.312.31A2 Zone
6510A255.22560.80.140.14A2 Zone
6510A256.0256.80.88.448.44A2 Zone
6523424.7425.60.974.3074.30VC1 Zone
6523425.6426.61.00.370.37VC1 Zone
6523426.6427. Zone
6523427.6428.61.073.2073.20VC1 Zone
6523428.6429.61.00.420.42VC1 Zone
6531529.7530.71.00.910.91VC1 Zone
6531530.7531.71.08.788.78VC1 Zone
6531531.7532.71.013.5013.50VC1 Zone
6531532.7533.81.1121.5090.00VC1 Zone
6531533.8534.81.01.781.78VC1 Zone

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