High Grade Gold Assay Reults At Eau Claire
TORONTO - Eastmain Resources Inc. reported assay data from the remaining 44 drill-holes on its wholly-owned Eau Claire Gold Deposit located in James Bay, Northern QuŽbec (Table 1). Highlights include 17.99 g/t Au (0.53 ounces) over 4.7 metres in hole ER08-136, 13.76 g/t Au (0.40 ounces) over 2.5 metres in hole ER08-137, 9.93 g/t Au (0.29 ounces) across 5.5 metres in hole ER08-155 and 15.02 g/t Au (0.44 ounces) in hole ER08-172. 64 holes totaling approximately 11,500 metres were completed during 2008. In addition to testing the Main Group of Veins, the recent program tested the deposit north of the known resource, where 60 goldbearing intervals intersecting the newly discovered T Vein series also include assays of 24.57 g/t Au (0.72 ounces) over 3.0 metres in hole ER08-145, 15.49 g/t Au (0.45 ounces) over 3.0 metres in hole ER08-148 and 74.15 g/t Au (2.17 ounces) over a metre in hole ER08-132. Over the past 12 months the Corporation has completed 105 HQ drill holes at Eau Claire totaling 15,000 metres with the objective of defining high-grade, near-surface measured resources. 200 gold-bearing vein intervals were intersected with an average grade of 17.56 g/t Au or 0.51 ounces per ton over an average thickness of 1.28 metres. 100 vein intervals have an average grade of 35.87 g/t Au or 1.05 ounces gold per ton over an average width of 1.26 metres and 25 vein intervals contain an average of 100.91 g/t Au or 2.95 ounces gold per ton. Work completed during its 2007-2008 campaign has enabled Eastmain to identify important deposit- and district-scale controls for gold mineralization. Definition drilling, using large diameter (HQ) core, has expanded the lateral and vertical continuity of the high-grade, gold-bearing quartz-tourmaline veins at Eau Claire. Drilling to date has been completed along a length of 600 metres to vertical depths of up to 200 metres, across a corridor approximately 200 metres wide. Over 300 gold-bearing intersections have been delineated near surface, within the Main Group of Veins and T Vein Group at the 450 West Zone. "Drilling at Eau Claire over the past 12 months has delivered an impressive tally of high-grade gold assay results, over a large area near surface. Two hundred intersections at half an ounce of gold and one hundred vein intervals at one ounce gold per ton reinforces our premise that increasing the core diameter combined with a tighter drill spacing will have a positive net impact on gold grade and vein geometry. We have identified a new group of veins and additional controls to the gold mineralization, which will add to the future resource base." stated Don Robinson, President and CEO of Eastmain. This news release was prepared by Dr. Donald Robinson, P. Geo., the qualified person supervising the project in accordance with NI 43-101. The company's address is 36 Toronto Street, Suite 1000, Toronto, ON M5C 2C5.