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West Red Lake Gold drilling at Wedge Target – 2 km SW of Madsen Mine

Sep 7, 2023

"Our team is very excited to be back drilling near the Madsen Mine asset," Shane Williams, President & CEO, stated.  "We view Wedge as a key component in our overall vision of staying committed to exploration and unlocking the full potential of all our high-grade assets in the Red Lake Mining District. With Wedge being located just 2 km away from the existing mill facilities at Madsen, on fully patented claims and directly adjacent to the past-producing Starratt-Olsen mine, we can see a clear path forward for permitting at Wedge and view it as a high-caliber candidate for a future mill-feed source at Madsen.”

West Red Lake Gold Mines Ltd. is pleased to announce the commencement of surface drilling at the Wedge target, located approximately 2 kilometres southwest from its 100% owned Madsen Mine in the prolific Red Lake Gold District of Northwestern Ontario, Canada. The drilling program will consist of up to 3,000 metres with the goal of growing and upgrading the existing mineral resources at Wedge, which currently contain an Indicated mineral resource of 56,100 ounces (“oz”) grading 5.6 grams per tonne (“g/t”) gold (“Au”), with an additional Inferred resource of 78,700 oz grading 5.7 g/t Au.


  • Surface exploration drilling to commence at the Wedge target – located 2 km southwest from the Madsen Mine


  • Drilling will be focused on extending high-grade zones at Wedge and increasing confidence in the overall mineral resource


  • Wedge currently hosts an Indicated resource of 56,100 oz of gold grading 5.6 g/t Au1 and an Inferred resource of 78,700 oz of gold grading 5.7 g/t Au1


  • The Wedge resource sits adjacent to the past-producing Starratt-Olsen Mine which historically processed 823,554 tonnes grading 6.16 g/t Au for approximately 163,000 oz of gold  


    Previous drilling highlights from the Wedge target include:


  • Hole PG17-486 Intersected 10.33 m @ 24.94 g/t Au, from 16.67 m to 27 m

  • Hole PG17-467 Intersected 16.6 m @ 17.49 g/t Au, from 11.45 m to 28 m

  • Hole PG17-482 Intersected 14.4 m @ 8.35 g/t Au, from 28 m to 42.4 m

  • Hole PG19-643 Intersected 1 m @ 108.5 g/t Au, from 103 m to 104 m


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