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West Red Lake Gold delivers new high grade drill results at Rowan Mine

Oct 11, 2023

West Red Lake Gold Mines Ltd. is reporting additional drill results from its 100% owned Rowan Property located in the prolific Red Lake Gold District of Northwestern Ontario. 

Notably, Hole RLG-23-169 intersected 14.61 grams per tonne (“g/t”) gold (“Au”) over 1.5 metres (“m”), including 42.62 g/t Au over 0.5m at approximately 420m vertical depth in the Vein 101 Zone. This represents an 84m down-dip extension to the previously reported 70.80 g/t Au over 8.3m in RLG-23-163B (September 12, 2023 news release) and demonstrates the down-dip continuity of this high-grade zone, which remains open at depth. Furthermore, high-grade intercepts encountered in holes RLG-23-165 and -166B on the Vein 101, 102 and 103 Zones were drilled outside of the December 2022 mineral resource domains indicating growth potential along strike, outside of the existing resource.


  • Hole RLG-23-166B Intersected 2m @ 45.20 g/t Au, from 297m to 299m, Including 0.5m @ 180.20 g/t Au, from 297.5m to 298m; and 4m @ 6.78 g/t Au, from 191m to 195m, Including 1.7m @ 14.15 g/t Au, from 191m to 192.7m.


  • Hole RLG-23-164 Intersected 0.5m @ 101.60 g/t Au, from 204.5m to 205m; and 1.35m @ 33.47 g/t Au, from 131m to 132.35m, Including 0.5m @ 90.20 g/t Au, from 131.85m to 132.35m. 

  • Hole RLG-23-159 Intersected 2.3m @ 12.81 g/t Au, from 262.85m to 265.15m, Including 0.5m @ 56.43 g/t Au, from 263.85m to 264.35m; and 2.1m @ 12.43 g/t Au, from 247.4m to 249.5 m, Including 0.5m @ 42.98 g/t Au, from 247.4m to 247.9m.


  • Hole RLG-23-169 Intersected 1.5m @ 14.61 g/t Au, from 506m to 507.5m, Including 0.5m @ 42.62 g/t Au from 506m to 506.5m.


Shane Williams, President & CEO, stated, "The high-grade resource growth potential at the Rowan Mine target continues to be highlighted with this most recent round of drill results. Following on the heels of the highest-grade intercept ever drilled across the Rowan Property, the team successfully intercepted what is believed to be the same high-grade zone approximately 80m down-dip. This represents one of the deepest holes drilled within the high-grade East Zone and bodes well for future expansion opportunity at Rowan as the team continues to extend this highly prospective mineralized vein zone at depth and along strike.”

The high-grade mineralized vein zones encountered at the Rowan Mine target area ( the “Rowan Mine Target”) continue to exceed expectations, confirm the geologic model, and further improve the existing high-grade (9.2 g/t Au) 827,462 ounce Inferred Mineral Resource at the Rowan Mine. Sections for the Rowan Mine drilling outlined in this release are provided in Figures 1 through 7. 

A total of 42 diamond drill holes for 15,772m have been completed so far in 2023 at the Rowan Mine target. Fire and metallic screen assays have been returned for 35 out of 42 holes completed, with 2 holes having partial assay results and 5 holes pending assays and QAQC.

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FIGURE 1. Deposit-scale plan map of Rowan Mine Target area showing traces and intercepts for holes highlighted in this News Release.

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