Get the Latest Investment Ideas Delivered Straight to Your Inbox.

News Update

TICKERS: WDO

Miner Increases Gold Ounces, Grade in New Resource Estimate
News Update

Source:

Company notes "significant increases in gold grade and ounces of gold."

Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (WDO:TSX) updated the mineral resource estimate for its Kiena mine complex in Val d'Or, Quebec, it announced in a news release.

The updated estimate includes 36,050 meters (36,050m) and 140 holes more of drill data than the previous one from December 2018. Data from 66 of those holes, covering 18,365m, were from Kiena Deep (the A zone).

The newly calculated resource for the Kiena Deep A zone amounts to 405,100 ounces (405.1 Koz) of gold at a grade of 18.55 grams per ton (18.55 g/t) in the Measured and Indicated (M&I) category. That compares to 99.3 Koz of 9.95 g/t M&I gold in the 2018 resource estimate.

Between the new and the 2018 estimates, the Inferred gold resource there grew to 332 Koz from 241.1 Koz, and the grade increased to 15.27 g/t from 11.43 g/t.

"Our work has continued to grow and better define the high-grade Kiena Deep A zone, and we are confident that the mineral resource will increase as a result of the ongoing drilling of this high-grade area that remains open up and downplunge," President and CEO Duncan Middlemiss said in the release.

Along with Kiena Deep, the new report includes resource quantities for other areas of the property: proximal to the Kiena mine development (the A, B, South, VC and S50 zones), outside the Kiena mine area (the Martin, Dubuisson, Northwest, Presqu'ile zones and Wesdome deposit) and all areas combined (global).

That global resource estimate for the entire Kiena complex to date consists of 788.1 Koz of gold grading 8.67 g/t in the M&I category and 798.1 Koz of 8.51 g/t gold in the Inferred.

Wesdome continues to drill Kiena Deep and is constructing an exploration drift to aid further drilling there. Also, the exploration and development company will start the necessary "technical studies supporting a potential restart" and continue working on the preliminary economic assessment, expected in H1/20, the release noted. "This will determine next steps and timing of potentially restarting mine operations," Middlemiss added.

[NLINSERT]

Disclosure:
1) Doresa Banning compiled this article for Streetwise Reports LLC and provides services to Streetwise Reports as an independent contractor. She or members of her household own securities of the following companies mentioned in the article: None. She or members of her household are paid by the following companies mentioned in this article: None.
2) The following companies mentioned in this article are billboard sponsors of Streetwise Reports: None. Click here for important disclosures about sponsor fees.
3) Comments and opinions expressed are those of the specific experts and not of Streetwise Reports or its officers. The information provided above is for informational purposes only and is not a recommendation to buy or sell any security.
4) The article does not constitute investment advice. Each reader is encouraged to consult with his or her individual financial professional and any action a reader takes as a result of information presented here is his or her own responsibility. By opening this page, each reader accepts and agrees to Streetwise Reports' terms of use and full legal disclaimer. This article is not a solicitation for investment. Streetwise Reports does not render general or specific investment advice and the information on Streetwise Reports should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Streetwise Reports does not endorse or recommend the business, products, services or securities of any company mentioned on Streetwise Reports.
5) From time to time, Streetwise Reports LLC and its directors, officers, employees or members of their families, as well as persons interviewed for articles and interviews on the site, may have a long or short position in securities mentioned. Directors, officers, employees or members of their immediate families are prohibited from making purchases and/or sales of those securities in the open market or otherwise from the time of the interview or the decision to write an article until three business days after the publication of the interview or article. The foregoing prohibition does not apply to articles that in substance only restate previously published company releases.




Want to read more about Gold investment ideas?
Get Our Streetwise Reports Newsletter Free and be the first to know!

A valid email address is required to subscribe