Ressources Appalaches inc.

Ressources Appalaches inc.

November 23, 2009 11:19 ET

Ressources Appalaches: Start of Drilling at the Dufferin Mine

RIMOUSKI, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 23, 2009) - Ressources Appalaches (TSX VENTURE:APP) is pleased to announce the start of drilling operations on the Dufferin property in Nova Scotia. Over the next month, Appalaches will carry out a campaign of drilling totalling 2,000 metres. The objective of the drilling program is resource definition.

The drillholes will mainly be concentrated in the eastern portion of the deposit, to explore two new veins located within 50 metres of the surface, as well as the five other Saddle-Reef type veins, to a maximum depth of 200 metres. A few additional holes are planned, to explore as many as ten veins to a depth of about 300 metres.

Completed stages

2008 drilling: confirmation of extensions and of the
Saddle-Reef-Vein model
Verification of the condition of the mill
Confirmation of the recovery rate by a metallurgical testing

Forthcoming work

2009 drilling: definition of resources
Dewatering of the mine
Bulk sampling
Resource calculation
Prefeasibility and feasibility studies

Verification of the gold-bearing structure extensions

The drilling campaign performed in 2008 confirmed the extent, the continuity and the grade of the deposit's gold-bearing structures. Among the best drilling results, sampling of a quartz vein and its wall rocks in drill hole F08-07 gave 31.64 g/t Au over 4 meters including 125.5 g/t Au over one meter. Presently, 15 Saddle-type veins have been identified on the deposit. The mineralized zone extends over a length of 900 meters and to a depth of nearly 400 meters including previous work (press release dated 5/02/09).

State of the Processing Plant

The mine was operated from 1999 to 2001 and from 2003 to 2004. The galeries have since become flooded. During 2006-2007, the processing plant was recommissioned in order to process the mine tailings.

Laboratoire LTM in Val D'Or confirms that the equipment in the ore-processing plant at the Dufferin Mine is in excellent condition and recommends doubling the mill's throughput from 300 to 600 tonnes a day (press release dated 25/03/09).

Recovery Rate

A first metallurgical test using cyanidation by Appalaches showed high gold recovery rates. Assays performed on a composite sample give gold values of 5.6 to 18.74 g/t with an average of 10.14 g/t corresponding to recoveries of 98.6 to 99.6% (press release dated 8/04/09).

About Ressources Appalaches

Since it was first established in 1994, Ressources Appalaches has targeted the discovery and development of deposits of base and precious metals. The Company holds some twenty mineral properties in various stages of development.

Ressources Appalaches has become, as of April 9th, 2009, the sole owner of the Dufferin Mine, located in Nova Scotia and intends to become a gold producer. Pictures of the Dufferin Mine and its mining facilities are available on the Company's website at

The contents of this press release were prepared by Alain Hupe Eng., a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release."

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to vary materially from targeted results. Such risks and uncertainties include those described in quaterly and annual report or in the filings made to the securities regulatory authorities.

Contact Information

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