Detour Gold Corporation
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Detour Gold Corporation

December 17, 2009 08:00 ET

Detour Gold Reports Drill Results From Its Detour Lake Gold Project in Ontario

(3.94 g/t/ 41.0 m & 4.23 g/t/ 31.0 m in West Pit Area)

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2009) - Detour Gold Corporation (TSX:DGC) ("Detour Gold" or the "Company") reports assay results for an additional 41 holes totaling 15,205 metres (including 5 holes abandoned for 897.0 metres) from its 2009 infill diamond drilling program at the Detour Lake project in northern Ontario. The 2009 program is now complete with 101,074 metres of drilling (242 holes) to nearly finish the 40 metre by 40 metre drill spacing up to section 18,000E (west end of Calcite Zone).

The Company has completed 332,178 metres of delineation drilling since the acquisition of the project in January 2007, of which nearly 249,000 metres was included in the mineral reserves announced in the pre-feasibility study on September 9, 2009. Completion of the feasibility study is expected in the first half of 2010.

Results from 25 infill holes completed from section 19,260E to 20,520E (area of former open pit) continued to show good continuity of the gold mineralization in the core of the mineralized corridor. For a large portion of the holes testing the northern limit of the mineralized corridor (i.e. over 300 metres in the hanging wall), results were as expected. Of significance, holes DG-09-750 on section 20,180E intersected 4.23 g/t (uncut) or 3.63 g/t (cut) over 31.0 metres in the footwall zone; DG-09-758 on section 20,080E intersected 3.80 g/t (uncut) or 2.71 g/t (cut) over 20.0 metres and 3.94 g/t over 41 metres confirming known mineralization in the footwall zone; and DG-09-730A on section 19,880E intersected 1.89 g/t over 48.0 metres confirming historic underground intersections.

To the west of the former open pit area (between sections 18,720E and 19,240E, i.e. Gap Zone), results from seven (7) infill holes confirmed the continuity of the gold mineralization. Hole DG-09-731 intersected 3.14 g/t (uncut) or 2.23 g/t (cut) over 40.0 metres and DG-09-732 intersected 8.01 g/t (uncut) or 2.54 g/t (cut) over 18.0 metres.

In the Calcite Zone, results from nine (9) infill holes from sections 18,100E to 18,300E confirmed the gold mineralization encountered in prior holes. Assay results include: 3.67 g/t (uncut) or 1.35 g/t (cut) over 16.5 metres in hole DG-09-756 and 1.18 g/t over 38.0 metres in hole DG-09-757.

Significant mineralized (uncut) intervals encountered are shown below.



Calcite Zone
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DG-09-756
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3.67 g/t over 16.5 m

Gap Zone
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DG-09-727 DG-09-731 DG-09-732 DG-09-734
--------- --------- --------- ---------
4.29 g/t over 20.0 m 7.13 g/t over 14.0 m 8.01 g/t 4.33 g/t
3.14 g/t over 40.0 m over 18.0 m over 19.0 m

DG-09-753
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1.66 g/t over 36.0 m

West Pit
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--------
DG-09-726 DG-09-730A DG-09-745 DG-09-748
--------- ---------- --------- ---------
7.86 g/t over 7.0 m 1.89 g/t over 48.0 m 0.89 g/t 1.74 g/t
over 63.5 m over 32.0 m

DG-09-749 DG-09-750 DG-09-758
--------- --------- ---------
2.95 g/t over 25.0 m 4.23 g/t over 31.0 m 3.80 g/t
over 20.0 m
3.94 g/t
over 41.0 m


Complete tables of results, surface and longitudinal plans and cross-sections for the Detour Lake deposit are posted on the Company's website www.detourgold.com /Projects/Detour Lake or http://www.detourgold.com/s/LatestDrillResults.asp or on the home page "Explore Detour Lake".

Detour Gold's delineation program is being managed by Project Manager, Mr. Roger Aubertin, P.Eng., a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Aubertin has verified and approved the data disclosed in this release, including the sampling, analytical and test data underlying the information. Samples are now prepared at both SGS Minerals Services in Sudbury and Don Mills, Ontario, Canada and assayed in their laboratory at Don Mills. Analysis for gold is done on sawn half core samples using fire assay (AA finish). Samples with higher grade gold (greater than 5 g/t) are re-assayed using the pulp and metallics procedures. Standard reference materials, blank and field duplicate samples are inserted prior to shipment from site to monitor the quality control of the assay data. For additional information on Quality Assurance and Quality Control ("QA/QC"), refer to the press release dated April 11, 2007.

Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains certain forward-looking information as defined in applicable securities laws (referred to herein as "forward-looking statements"). Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are beyond Detour Gold's ability to predict or control and may cause Detour Gold's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any of its future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, gold price volatility, changes in debt and equity markets, the uncertainties involved in interpreting geological data, increases in costs, environmental compliance and changes in environmental legislation and regulation, interest rate and exchange rate fluctuations, general economic conditions and other risks involved in the gold exploration and development industry, as well as those risk factors discussed in the section entitled "Description of Business - Risk Factors" in Detour Gold's 2008 annual information form. Such forward-looking statements are also based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to, assumptions about the following: the availability of financing for exploration and development activities; the estimated timeline for the development of the Detour Lake Project; the supply and demand for, and the level and volatility of the price of, gold; the accuracy of mineral reserve and resource estimates and the assumptions on which the mineral reserve and resource estimates are based; market competition; ongoing relations with employees and local communities; and general business and economic conditions. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Detour Gold undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements contained herein whether as a result of new information or future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.



Detour Lake Project - Highlights of Drill Results

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Hole No. Section From To Length Au Au(i) Cut Host Rock
No. (m) (m) (m) Uncut to 20 g/t Unit
(g/t) (g/t)
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DG-09-725 19,400E 314.0 322.5 8.5 1.21 1.21
(West Pit) ---------------------------------------------------------
330.0 342.0 12.0 0.80 0.80
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DG-09-726 19,260E 81.0 93.0 12.0 2.08 2.08
(West Pit) ---------------------------------------------------------
188.0 195.0 7.0 2.98 2.98
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234.0 249.0 15.0 0.82 0.82
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291.0 306.0 15.0 0.84 0.84
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340.0 347.0 7.0 7.86 3.16 Lower
Pillow Flow
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Inc. 342.0 343.0 1.0 52.85 20.00
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DG-09-727 18,820E 19.0 26.0 7.0 1.56 1.56
(Gap Zone) ---------------------------------------------------------
82.0 89.0 7.0 1.20 1.20
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146.0 154.0 8.0 1.19 1.19
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183.0 193.0 10.0 1.49 1.49
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264.0 271.0 7.0 4.04 1.82 Lower
Pillow Flow
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Inc. 267.9 268.4 0.5 50.97 20.00
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298.0 305.0 7.0 5.74 3.90 Lower
Pillow Flow
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Inc. 298.0 299.0 1.0 32.85 20.00
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341.0 348.0 7.0 1.25 1.25
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371.0 391.0 20.0 4.29 2.68 Lower
Pillow Flow
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Inc. 383.5 384.0 0.5 84.55 20.00
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402.0 409.0 7.0 1.42 1.42
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DG-09-727A 18,820E Wedged at 447 m.
(Gap Zone) ---------------------------------------------------------
448.0 463.4 15.4 1.22 1.15
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Inc. 459.9 460.4 0.5 22.19 20.00
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DG-09-728 19,360E No significant results.
(West Pit)

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DG-09-729 19,640E Hit a drift at 473 m. No significant results.
(West Pit)

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DG-09-730 19,880E Abandoned at 141 m. No significant results.
(West Pit)

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DG-09-730A 19,880E 216.0 264.0 48.0 1.89 1.89 Lower
(West Pit) Massive Flow
----------------------------------------------------

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DG-09-731 18,720E 303.0 317.0 14.0 7.13 3.00 Contact Lower
(Gap Zone) MF-PF
---------------------------------------------------------
Inc. 313.0 314.0 1.0 77.77 20.00
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484.0 515.0 31.0 1.36 1.36 Lower
Pillow Flow
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558.0 566.0 8.0 1.98 1.98
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577.0 617.0 40.0 3.14 2.23 Lower
Pillow Flow
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Inc. 601.0 602.0 1.0 44.93 20.00
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Inc. 603.0 604.0 1.0 31.34 20.00
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DG-09-732 19,240E 122.0 131.0 9.0 2.45 2.45
(Gap Zone) ---------------------------------------------------------
251.0 269.0 18.0 8.01 2.54 Contact Lower
MF-PF
---------------------------------------------------------
Inc. 251.0 252.0 1.0 21.40 20.00
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Inc. 268.0 268.5 0.5 213.92 20.00
---------------------------------------------------------
379.0 386.0 7.0 2.45 2.45
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DG-09-733 19,320E Abandoned at 78 m. No significant results.
(West Pit)
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DG-09-733A 19,320E 168.0 178.0 10.0 1.52 1.52
(West Pit) ---------------------------------------------------------
209.0 218.0 9.0 2.66 2.66
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245.0 252.0 7.0 1.41 1.41
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496.0 510.0 14.0 2.29 1.66 Lower
Pillow Flow
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Inc. 496.0 497.0 1.0 28.80 20.00
---------------------------------------------------------
521.0 532.0 11.0 1.26 1.26
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562.0 569.0 7.0 5.90 4.80 Lower
Pillow Flow
---------------------------------------------------------
Inc. 564.5 565.0 0.5 23.87 20.00
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Inc. 565.0 565.6 0.6 28.55 20.00
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Inc. 565.6 566.1 0.5 21.20 20.00
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588.0 597.0 9.0 0.92 0.92
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621.0 628.0 7.0 1.86 1.86
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DG-09-734 18,880E 175.0 182.0 7.0 1.65 1.65
(Gap Zone) ---------------------------------------------------------
253.0 272.0 19.0 4.33 2.54 Lower
Pillow Flow
---------------------------------------------------------
Inc. 253.0 254.0 1.0 54.12 20.00
---------------------------------------------------------
334.0 341.0 7.0 1.20 1.20
---------------------------------------------------------
349.0 361.0 12.0 2.22 2.22 Lower
Massive Flow
---------------------------------------------------------
363.5 371.0 7.5 1.60 1.60
---------------------------------------------------------
382.5 395.0 12.5 2.59 0.95 Lower
Pillow Flow
---------------------------------------------------------
Inc. 382.5 383.0 0.5 61.02 20.00
---------------------------------------------------------
535.0 543.0 8.0 1.27 1.27
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DG-09-735 19,680E Abandoned at 57 m. No significant results.
(West Pit)
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DG-09-735A 19,680E 510.0 520.0 10.0 1.39 1.39
(West Pit) ---------------------------------------------------------

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DG-09-736 20,380E 165.0 184.0 19.0 1.05 1.05
(West Pit) ---------------------------------------------------------

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DG-09-737 19,240E 23.0 36.0 13.0 0.63 0.63
(Gap Zone) ---------------------------------------------------------
100.0 115.0 15.0 0.88 0.88
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143.0 155.0 12.0 0.77 0.77
---------------------------------------------------------
207.0 230.0 23.0 1.04 1.04
---------------------------------------------------------
336.0 345.0 9.0 1.27 1.27
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DG-09-738 20,520E 66.0 76.0 10.0 3.51 3.51 SLDZ
(West Pit) ---------------------------------------------------------

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DG-09-739 20,220E No Significant Results.
(West Pit)
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DG-09-740 19,300E 111.0 136.0 25.0 0.74 0.74
(West Pit) ---------------------------------------------------------
148.0 158.0 10.0 0.83 0.83
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202.0 218.0 16.0 0.87 0.87
---------------------------------------------------------
349.0 357.0 8.0 1.57 1.57
---------------------------------------------------------
388.0 395.0 7.0 2.32 2.32
---------------------------------------------------------
493.0 516.0 23.0 1.97 1.43 Lower
Pillow Flow
---------------------------------------------------------
Inc. 501.0 502.0 1.0 32.39 20.00
---------------------------------------------------------
552.0 559.0 7.0 1.34 1.34
---------------------------------------------------------
578.0 590.5 12.5 1.72 1.72
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DG-09-741 18,180E 163.0 182.0 19.0 0.97 0.97
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282.0 293.0 11.0 1.75 1.75
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408.0 416.0 8.0 2.39 2.39
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456.0 463.0 7.0 1.45 1.45
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514.0 521.0 7.0 1.58 1.58
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DG-09-742 20,200E 194.0 206.0 12.0 1.07 1.07
(West Pit) ---------------------------------------------------------

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DG-09-743 19,440E Abandoned at 135.9 m. No Significant Results.
(West Pit)
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DG-09-743A 19,440E Wedged at 87.8 m.
(West Pit) ---------------------------------------------------------
145.0 152.0 7.0 4.27 4.27 Lower
Pillow Flow
---------------------------------------------------------
199.0 208.0 9.0 1.18 1.18
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362.0 370.0 8.0 1.64 1.64
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382.0 390.0 8.0 1.64 1.64
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DG-09-744 20,040E 282.0 296.0 14.0 1.75 1.75
(West Pit) ---------------------------------------------------------
315.0 327.0 12.0 2.63 2.63 SLDZ
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DG-09-745 19,840E 141.0 148.0 7.0 5.01 3.03 Lower
(West Pit) Pillow Flow
---------------------------------------------------------
Inc. 141.0 142.0 1.0 33.82 20.00
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365.5 429.0 63.5 0.89 0.89 Lower
Massive Flow
---------------------------------------------------------
443.0 473.0 30.0 1.06 1.06 SLDZ
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481.0 488.0 7.0 2.81 2.81
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520.0 529.0 9.0 4.03 4.03 SLDZ
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DG-09-746 18,180E 51.0 59.0 8.0 1.14 1.14
(Calcite ---------------------------------------------------------
Zone) 68.0 80.0 12.0 1.08 1.08
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174.0 198.0 24.0 1.81 1.12 Contact
Lower MF-PF
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Inc. 175.5 176.0 0.5 53.30 20.00
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230.0 237.0 7.0 2.07 2.07
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279.0 298.0 19.0 0.99 0.99
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DG-09-747 19,260E 110.0 123.0 13.0 0.76 0.76
(West Pit) ---------------------------------------------------------
279.0 286.0 7.0 2.09 2.09
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390.0 397.0 7.0 1.44 1.44
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411.0 435.0 24.0 1.79 1.79 Lower
Pillow Flow
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DG-09-748 19,560E 114.0 146.0 32.0 1.74 1.74 Contact
(West Pit) MF-CMH
---------------------------------------------------------
182.0 189.0 7.0 1.26 1.26
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DG-09-749 19,980E 113.0 120.0 7.0 3.16 3.01
(West Pit) ---------------------------------------------------------
Inc. 114.0 115.0 1.0 21.06 20.00
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136.0 144.0 8.0 1.05 1.05
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188.0 197.0 9.0 2.97 2.97 Massive Flow
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207.0 232.0 25.0 2.95 2.95 Massive Flow
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DG-09-750 20,180E 150.0 181.0 31.0 4.23 3.63 SLDZ
(West Pit) ---------------------------------------------------------
Inc. 164.5 165.0 0.5 23.91 20.00
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Inc. 172.5 173.0 0.5 53.37 20.00
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DG-09-751 18,300E 22.0 35.0 13.0 1.67 1.67
(Calcite ---------------------------------------------------------
Zone) 85.0 94.0 9.0 2.03 2.03
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DG-09-752 18,180E 64.0 75.0 11.0 1.05 1.05
(Calcite ---------------------------------------------------------
Zone)
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DG-09-753 19,240E 369.0 390.0 21.0 0.69 0.69
(Gap Zone) ---------------------------------------------------------
505.0 512.0 7.0 1.07 1.07
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571.0 579.0 8.0 2.01 2.01
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683.0 719.0 36.0 1.66 1.66 Lower
Massive Flow
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DG-09-754 18,100E 170.0 179.0 9.0 0.84 0.84
(Calcite ---------------------------------------------------------
Zone) 201.0 208.0 7.0 2.07 2.07
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322.0 330.0 8.0 1.22 1.22
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353.0 362.0 9.0 4.65 3.41 Lower
Pillow Flow
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Inc. 353.0 354.0 1.0 31.14 20.00
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394.0 406.0 12.0 3.66 3.66 Lower
Pillow Flow
---------------------------------------------------------
473.0 480.0 7.0 1.18 1.18
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DG-09-755 20,120E 186.0 202.0 16.0 2.20 1.92 Massive Flow
(West Pit) ---------------------------------------------------------
Inc. 190.0 191.0 1.0 24.52 20.00
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DG-09-756 18,260E 30.0 46.5 16.5 3.67 1.35 Contact MF-PF
(Calcite ---------------------------------------------------------
Zone) Inc. 35.0 35.5 0.5 96.50 20.00
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102.0 122.0 20.0 1.23 1.23
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146.0 153.0 7.0 1.15 1.15
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DG-09-757 18,100E 78.0 106.0 28.0 0.95 0.95 Lower
(Calcite Pillow Flow
Zone)
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188.0 196.0 8.0 1.58 1.58
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216.0 228.0 12.0 1.09 1.09
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344.0 363.0 19.0 1.29 1.29
---------------------------------------------------------
374.0 412.0 38.0 1.18 1.18 Lower
Massive Flow
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DG-09-758 20,080E 208.0 228.0 20.0 3.80 2.71 SLDZ
(West Pit) ---------------------------------------------------------
Inc. 208.0 209.0 1.0 20.90 20.00
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Inc. 221.0 222.0 1.0 40.90 20.00
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284.0 325.0 41.0 3.94 3.94 SLDZ
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DG-09-759 18,180E 91.0 98.0 7.0 3.99 2.88 Massive Flow
(Calcite ---------------------------------------------------------
Zone) Inc. 93.0 94.0 1.0 27.73 20.00
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112.0 129.0 17.0 1.55 1.55 Massive Flow
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DG-09-760 18,140E No Significant Results.
(Calcite
Zone)
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Note: All values above 20 g/t in the composite are reported in the table.
True width is estimated to be 65 to 75% of the drilled length, except
for holes drilled to the north (i.e. sections 19,480E to 20,440E)
where the true width is estimated at 60 to 65% of the drilled length.


Contact Information

  • Detour Gold Corporation
    Gerald Panneton
    President and CEO
    (416) 304.0800
    or
    Detour Gold Corporation
    Laurie Gaborit
    Director Investor Relations
    (416) 304.0581
    or
    Detour Gold Corporation
    Royal Bank Plaza, North Tower
    200 Bay Street, Suite 2040
    Toronto, Ontario M5J 2J1