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West Red Lake Gold intersects 10.92 g/t Au over 2.4m at Rowan Mine

Nov 10, 2023

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

Notably, Holes RLG-23-171 and RLG-23-172 represent the deepest intercepts drilled to date on Vein 101 within the high-grade East Zone

This high-grade ore chute has been defined over an impressive strike length of approximately of 250m and has now been drilled down to a vertical depth of 490m from surface, and still remains wide open at depth. Hole RLG-23-171 also intercepted 0.8m @ 19.82 g/t Au in a new sub-parallel vein running south of the currently modelled Rowan vein system, pointing to the discovery potential that still exists at Rowan. Furthermore, high-grade intercepts encountered in hole RLG-23-168 on Vein 101 were drilled outside of the December 2022 mineral resource domains indicating growth potential along strike to the west, outside of the existing resource. 


  • Hole RLG-23-171 Intersected 2.4m @ 10.92 g/t Au, from 562.35m to 564.75m, Including 0.5m @ 48.30 g/t Au, from 564.25m to 564.75m; and 0.8m @ 19.82 g/t Au, from 147.2m to 148m.


  • Hole RLG-23-172 Intersected 2.15m @ 11.07 g/t Au, from 443.60m to 445.75m, Including 0.5m @ 45.90 g/t Au, from 444.70m to 445.20m. 


  • Hole RLG-23-168 Intersected 0.5m @ 38.15 g/t Au, from 229.75m to 230.25m

Shane Williams, President & CEO, stated, "With this latest round of Rowan drill results, we have now successfully extended mineralization in the high-grade East Zone down to a vertical depth of 490m. If the Red Lake District has taught us anything, it’s that these zones can continue to depths exceeding 4km when the structural and geologic conditions are right. The Rowan Mine target has consistently demonstrated it has what it takes to produce high-grade gold intercepts over significant widths, and we look forward to continuing to drill and grow this exceptional resource along strike and at depth.”

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 6. 

A total of 52 diamond drill holes for 18,990m have been completed so far in 2023 at the Rowan Mine target. Fire and metallic screen assays have been returned for 45 out of 52 holes completed, with 1 hole having partial assay results and 6 holes pending assays and QAQC.

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