FSC / Press Release
West Red Lake Gold Resumes Drilling at Rowan Lake Mine
Toronto, Ontario CANADA, January 30, 2013 /FSC/ - West Red Lake Gold Mines Inc.
(RLG - CNSX)(the "Company") is pleased to announce that it is resuming drilling
at its 60%-owned Rowan Lake Mine property, held in a joint venture with Red Lake
Gold Mines, an affiliate of Goldcorp Inc.
The 2013 winter/spring drilling program will consist of two phases and focus on
further extending the Rowan-NT Zone high-grade mineralized structural corridor
and the Rowan Main Zone structure along strike (see Figure 1). The Rowan-NT
structural corridor remains open to the north-east for an indicated 1,100 metres
in addition to the 900 metres currently outlined on the property. It possibly
conjugates with the previously discovered Porphyry Hill/Creek Zones to the
north-east. Together with the Newman Todd mineralized structure (located on the
Confederation Minerals/Redstar Gold property to the south-west, the total strike
length of the zone is outlined over a distance of greater than 2.5 km with the
true width varying from 25 to 110 metres. In addition, recent drilling by
Confederation Minerals indicates the Newman Todd structure hosts gold
mineralization at over 800 metres below surface and remains open at depth (see
Confederation Minerals news release of January 18, 2013). West Red Lake Gold's
Rowan-NT structure has not been explored below 300 metres to date and remains
open at depth.
The first phase of the 2013 program, totalling 3,050 metres, will focus on the
Rowan Main Zone structure (see Figure 2). The drilling program will consist of
drilling 2 pairs of holes of 450 and 600 meters each pair, north of the 2010
collar locations and north-east from the 2011 collar locations. Drilling will
target both the high-grade, gold bearing Rowan Main Zone breccias and the five
Rowan Main Zone vein systems to the south. Additionally, four holes of 250
metres each are planned to the east and north from 2011 collar locations. These
holes will target possible strike extensions of both the breccias to the
east-north-east and the Rowan Main Zone vein systems to the east for an
additional 100 to150 metres. This program follows up on the 2010 and 2011
drilling campaign, the best result being 69.3 grams over 6.0 metres (see Figure
The second phase of 2013 drilling will focus on the Rowan-NT Zone breccias. This
phase of drilling is designed to further delineate the Rowan-NT Zone to the
north-east for an additional 750 metres. Further details of the program will be
released upon completion of the first phase.
Previous Drilling at the Rowan Lake Mine Property
In 2011, the Company conducted a 3,880 metre drill program at Rowan-NT Zone and
a 1,694 metre drill program on the Rowan Main Zones.
The Rowan-NT zone represents a 2010 discovery on the Rowan Lake Mine property on
trend with the Confederation/Redstar Newman-Todd Structure. The structure
continues to produce impressive results with the 2012 drilling program,
including bonanza grade gold mineralization (see Redstar news-release of July
During the 2011 drilling program this subvertical mineralized corridor was
delineated on the Rowan Lake Mine Joint Venture property and extended along
strike by an additional 900 metres. Highlights from the 2011 program include
intercepts of 1 metre of 28.7 g/t gold, 13.7 g/t gold, 12.8 g/t gold, 12.3 g/t
gold, 10.2 g/t gold and 10.1 g/t gold in several holes. Composited values
include 7.67 g/t gold over 2 metres, 5.96 g/t gold over 2 metres, 4.36 g/t gold
over 3 metres and 2.17 g/t gold over 11 metres.
At the Rowan Main Zone, the drilling focused on further delineation of a series
of several sub-parallel, high-grade gold zones to the east-north-east of the
Rowan Lake Mine shaft.
Highlights of the Main Zone drilling include three high grade 1 metre wide
intercepts of 362 g/t gold, 34.5 g/t gold and 16.90 g/t gold. Also intercepted
were a 3 metre wide zone with a 1 metre wide intercept of 73.60 g/t gold and a 3
metre wide zone with a 1 metre wide intercept of 7.76 g/t gold.
The main geological result obtained by the Main Zone drilling was the discovery
of a second breccia corridor which trends east-west and was intersected by all
four of the 2011 holes drilled in this area. The structure shares striking
lithological and structural similarities with the Rowan-NT Zone breccias. This
cross-cutting zone of quartz-carbonate breccias, often with strong sulfide
(mainly pyrite and pyrrhotite) mineralization, is hosted by
felsic/mafic/ultramafic volcanics and quartz porphyry. The breccia corridor is
quite wide at 90 to 250 metres along the hole trace and may occur split into
several breccia subzones, separated by considerably less deformed units of 10 to
30 metres wide.
Vadim Galkine, VP Exploration of West Red Lake Gold comments, "Our exploration
concept suggests that the Newman Todd / Rowan-NT Zone breccia corridor curves to
the north-west and continues as the Rowan Main Zone breccias. Alternatively,
these two zones possibly cross each other and stretch further to the north-west
and south-west as independent mineralized corridors. Both scenarios hold huge
potential in terms of the length and width of the sub-vertical mineralized
breccias, with only shallow depths tested to date."
Vadim Galkine, PhD, P.Geo. who is a qualified person under the definition of
National Instrument 43-101 has reviewed the technical information contained in
this press release.
Drilling operations at the Rowan Lake Mine property will be carried out by
Chibougamau Diamond Drilling Ltd. of Chibougamau, Quebec. Drilling equipment has
been mobilized to West Red Lake Gold's exploration camp at the Mount Jamie Mine
Core samples from the Rowan Lake Mine property program will be cut in half using
a diamond cutting saw and will be sent to ActLabs, an accredited mineral
analysis laboratory in Red Lake, Ontario, for preparation and analysis utilizing
both fire assay and screen metallic methods. Certified gold reference standards,
blanks and field duplicates will be routinely inserted into the sample stream as
part of the Company's quality control/quality assurance program.
About West Red Lake Gold Mines Inc.
West Red Lake Gold Mines Inc. (Formerly Hy Lake Gold Inc.) is a Toronto-based
mineral exploration company focused on gold exploration and production
development in the prolific Red Lake Mining District of Northwestern Ontario,
Canada. West Red Lake Gold Mines has assembled several significant property
packages, totalling approximately 4,000 hectares, in the west end of the Red
Lake Gold Camp. The properties cover a 13 kilometre distance along the West Red
Lake Trend, hosting 3 former producing gold mines - The Mount Jamie Mine, The
Red Summit Mine and The Rowan Lake Mine which is held in a Joint Venture with
Goldcorp's Red Lake Gold Mines. The Company continues to explore these
properties both along strike and at depth. To find out more about West Red Lake
Gold Mines Inc. (CNSX: RLG) please visit our website at www.westredlakegold.com.
Shares Outstanding: 51,311,648
On behalf of the board:
Mr. Robert B. Seitz, President & C.E.O.
This release contains forward-looking statements, including predictions,
projections and forecasts. Forward-looking statements include, but are not
limited to, statements with respect to exploration activities and results
(including the timing of results), the timing and success of exploration
activities generally, permitting timelines, government regulation of exploration
and mining operations, environmental risks, title disputes or claims,
limitations on insurance coverage, timing and possible outcomes of any pending
litigation and timing and results of future resource estimates or future
economic studies, and in particular include statements with respect to the
timing of the reporting of drilling results at the Mount Jamie Mine, Rowan Lake
Mine, Red Summit Mine and the Company's other properties. Often, but not always,
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"plans", "planning", "planned", "expects", or "looking forward", "does not
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"goal" or variation of such phrases or state that certain actions, events or
results "may", "could", "would", or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved.
Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and
assumptions, including the result of drilling and exploration activities, the
expected geological conditions or formations are not located, that contracted
parties provide goods and/or services on the agreed timeframes, that the
equipment necessary for the exploration is available as scheduled and does not
incur unforeseen break downs, that no labour shortages or delays are incurred,
that plant and equipment function as specified, that no unusual geological or
technical problems occur, and that laboratory and other related services are
available and perform as contracted.
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, future events,
conditions, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results,
performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results,
prediction, projection, forecast, performance or achievements expressed or
implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others,
the interpretation and actual results of current exploration activities; changes
in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of gold;
possible variations in grade or recovery rates; failure of equipment or
processes to operate as anticipated; the failure of contracted parties to
perform; labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in
obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of
exploration. Although West Red Lake Gold has attempted to identify important
factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially
from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors
that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or
intended. There can be no assurances that forward-looking statements will prove
to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from
those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place
undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
Figure 1: Rowan Lake Mine Property Drilling Plan for 2013
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Figure 2: Rowan Main Zone Drilling Plan for Winter 2013
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Figure 3: Rowan Main Zone Drilling 2010 and 2011
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Source: West Red Lake Gold Mines Inc. (CNSX: RLG) www.westredlakegold.com
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