Birim Goldfields Inc.

Birim Goldfields Inc.

October 02, 2007 09:30 ET

Birim Goldfields Inc.: Scout Drilling Delivers High-Grade Intercepts at the Sangolo Property, Burkina Faso

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2007) - Birim Goldfields Inc. (TSX:BGI) ("Birim" or "the Company") is pleased to release an update of the results from the initial round of drilling at the Acacia and Baobab Prospects on the Sangolo Property in Burkina Faso. Narrow, yet high-grade mineralisation has been intersected in a number of holes that were drilled to test wide zones of intense alteration in proximity to artisanal workings at two locations on the property.

In the current round of scout drilling Birim completed 24 reverse circulation ("RC") drill holes for a total of 1,592 meters. Fourteen holes were drilled at the Baobab Prospect for 904 meters and 10 holes were drilled at the Acacia Prospect for 688 meters. At both prospects the drilling only tested mineralisation down to a maximum depth of 30 vertical meters.

Table 1: Significant RC drill intercepts
Hole ID From (m) To (m) Width (m) Grade Au (g/t) Type
BSB004 11 12 1 20.80 RC
BSB005 41 51 10 1.32 RC
BSB007 16 17 1 6.38 RC
BSA006 15 16 1 9.50 RC

Note: All RC drill intercept widths are apparent widths. True widths are

The Sangolo Property is situated on the eastern margin of the Hounde Belt, 15 kilometers south of Bondigui and Golden Hill Prospects which Orezone currently report as containing a total combined resource of 354,721 oz of gold.

At the Baobab Prospect, the geological interpretation from the scout drilling indicates that the intersected mineralized veins trend obliquely to the expected orientation. Veins trending north-south were expected due to the elongation of the workings, however northwest-southeast oriented structures were intersected. Therefore there is potential for additional parallel en echelon zones within the area of the artisanal diggings at Baobab, since only 30% of the width of the altered zone would have been tested in the recent program. In addition, soil sampling at this prospect has yielded a large gold anomaly on the eastern extension of the mineralized structure beyond the area drilled proximal to the artisanal workings. Clearly, further drilling is required to assess the prospect along the full extent of the kaolinite alteration that typifies the zone.

At the Acacia Prospect, narrow high grade mineralisation in quartz veins was intersected in BSA006 beneath the artisanal workings. Neighbouring holes achieved lower grade intercepts and confirmed the expected trend of the mineralisation. Of particular interest is the spatial coincidence of felsic intrusive rocks that parallel the ferruginous quartz-carbonate-sulphide bearing shear zone to the north, as well as a low grade intercept in BSA001 which intersected a potentially new mineralized zone in the footwall.

Mr. Craig Pearman, Birim's Exploration Manager, directly oversees Birim's exploration programs in West Africa and has reviewed this press release. Mr. Pearman is registered as a Professional Natural Scientist by the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) and is a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 developed by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA).

Birim Goldfields Inc. is an exploration company focused on gold exploration in West Africa and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol BGI.

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- Table 1 Notes

1. Drilling:

1. All quoted intersections were drilled using reverse circulation.

2. All intercept widths are uncorrected due to the use of reverse circulation.

3. Drilling was conducted towards 090 degrees magnetic at the Baobab Prospect (except BTI004 which was drilled towards 070 degrees magnetic), and towards 360 degrees magnetic at the Acacia Prospect. All scout drill holes were drilled at inclinations of -50 degrees.

4. Down hole surveys were generally performed at maximum intervals of 30 meters.

2. Assays:

1. Drill results are for 1m interval riffle split RC samples and are quoted to 2 decimal places.

2. Laboratory sample preparation comprised of drying and jaw crushing of an RC sample greater than 2kg, followed by pulverizing of a riffle-split greater than 2.5kg of which 200g is analyzed. Samples were assayed at SGS Laboratory in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso using 50g Fire Assay with Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS) finish.

3. QA/QC:

1. Internationally recognized standard reference materials, duplicate samples and blank samples were routinely inserted into the sample sequence on a 5% basis.

2. Birim applies rigorous QA/QC procedures to ensure that the quality of the sample results plot within acceptable limits.

3. Certified digital assay data received from the laboratory is imported into an acQuire database and integrated with geological drill data that is digitally captured into acQuire at the drill rig. Validation parameters are established in the database to ensure quality control.

4. Intercepts reported are all greater than 5 gram meters and are constrained with a 0.5 g/t lower cut-off grade, no high cut-off grade, and up to 4m (consecutive) of internal dilution. Intercepts of only 1 meter in width are not reported despite some containing grade.

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