International Wayside Gold Mines Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : WYG
FRANKFURT : IWUB

International Wayside Gold Mines Ltd.

September 17, 2009 09:52 ET

Wayside Drills 48.8m of 4 g/T Gold Including: 1.5m of 44 g/T and 1.6m of 14 g/T

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2009) - International Wayside Gold Mines Ltd. ("Wayside", the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:WYG)(FRANKFURT:IWUB) announced today that it has received results from the first phase of its infill diamond drill program in the Bonanza Ledge Zone on Barkerville Mountain and from three diamond drill holes testing the mine grid west extension of the BC Vein on Cow Mountain (Table 1).

The proposed 17 hole in-fill diamond drill program in the Bonanza Ledge Zone will upgrade its existing NI 43-101 resource from an inferred to indicated category. To date, 8 of 17 drill holes have been completed with BC09-01 through BC09-05 returning promising intercepts containing gold mineralization.

- Drill hole BC09-01 intercepted:

-- 14.0 meters (46.0 feet) of 1.55 g/T gold

- Drill hole BC09-02 intercepted:

-- 32.3 meters (106.0 feet) of 4.38 g/T gold, including 0.70 meters (2.3 feet) of 11.5 g/T gold, 3.0 meters (10.0 feet) of 27.0 g/T gold, and 0.7 meters (3.4 feet) of 16.5 g/T gold

-- 13.2 meters (43.4 feet) of 6.94 g/T gold, including 3.0 meters (10.0 feet) of 17.3 g/T gold

- Drill hole BC09-03 intercepted:

-- 3.8 meters (12.4 feet) of 1.03 g/T gold

-- 11.0 meters (36.2 feet) of 2.04 g/T gold

-- 22.8 meters (74.7 feet) @ 2.67 g/T gold

- Drill hole BC09-04 intercepted:

-- 11.0 meters (36.0 feet) of 2.27 g/T gold

-- 48.8 meters (160.0 feet) of 4.00 g/T gold, including 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) of 44.0 g/T gold and 1.6 meters (5.1 feet) of 14.7 g/T gold

- Drill hole BC09-05 intercepted:

-- 19.3 meters (63.2 feet) of 4.40 g/T gold, including 0.9 meters (3.1 feet) of 36.1 g/T gold and 1.5 meters (5.0 feet) of 21.5 g/T gold

-- 28.4 meters (93.1 feet) of 3.54 g/T gold, including 1.0 meters (3.3 feet) of 11.4 g/T gold, 1.6 meters (5.3 feet) of 14.5 g/T gold and 0.9 meters (2.8 feet) of 25.9 g/T gold

- Drill holes BC09-06 and BC09-07 were collared to control the southeast boundary of the Bonanza Ledge Zone

Results from the remaining holes in the infill drill program are forthcoming.

Drill holes CM09-01 through CM09-03 were completed beside the Lowhee Creek on Cow Mountain and confirm the mine grid west extension of the BC Vein. The results verify that strike quartz veins including BC Vein exist on Cow Mountain, though more drilling needs to be conducted to confirm the total length and depth along strike. Gold values returned from the strike veins are up to 20.5 g/T.

The potential gold resource of the BC Vein has been significantly increased as it is now confirmed to extend approximately 1600 meters from Barkerville Mountain to Cow Mountain. CM09-01 also confirms the existence of volcanic rocks and conglomerate in the Lowhee Unit on Cow Mountain (see News releases dated July 14, 2009 and September 15, 2009).

About International Wayside Gold Mines

International Wayside Gold Mines has been developing its 106,484 hectare Cariboo Gold Project in Barkerville, B.C., which encompasses (from northwest to south east) the former producing Hardscrabble Tungsten Mine, Mosquito Creek Gold Mine (now on care and maintenance), Aurum Mine, Island Mountain Mine, Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine, Bonanza Ledge (proposed mine), the Cariboo Thompson Gold & Silver Mine and the Cariboo Hudson Mine.

The Company has also entered into a letter of intent with 0373849 B.C. Ltd. (formerly Cross Lake Minerals Ltd.) ("Cross Lake") pursuant to which Wayside will purchase a subsidiary of Cross Lake holding all of Cross Lake's interest in the QR Mine and Mill (the "Sale Transaction"). Concurrently with the completion of the Sale Transaction, Wayside will enter into a Spin-off Transaction to transfer all of its properties, including the QR Mine and Mill, Cariboo Gold Project, and its assets, liabilities and obligations, to Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. ("Barkerville"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wayside, in exchange for shares of Barkerville (the "Barkerville Shares") and will then distribute the Barkerville Shares to the shareholders of Wayside on the basis of one Barkerville Share for each share of Wayside. The Sale Transaction and Spin-Off Transaction (together, the "Transactions") will be structured as a Plan of Arrangement involving Wayside, its security holders, Cross Lake and Barkerville pursuant to the provisions of the B.C. Business Corporations Act. The final terms of the Transactions will be modified to the extent necessary to give effect to tax and legal advice to be sought by the parties.

Barkerville will make an application to list its shares on the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSX.V"). This transaction is subject to meeting the usual listing requirements of the TSX.V, which will include having the necessary funds to meet the obligations of operating the QR Mine and Mill, conduct recommended work programs on its Cariboo Gold exploration projects, satisfy the necessary general and administrative expenses and having unallocated working capital.

Completion under the Plan of Arrangement will also be subject to obtaining the necessary shareholder, regulatory and court approvals.

The technical information in this News Release has been reviewed and approved by Chief Geologist Jim Yin, PhD, P.Geo, a qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101.



Table 1. SIGNIFICANT ASSAYS

------------------------------------------------------------------------
From To Width Gold
---------------- ---------- ----------------------
# Drill Hole Feet Feet g/T oz/t
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40 86.0 46.0 1.55 0.045
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including
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40.0 46.0 6.0 1.37 0.040
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46.0 56.0 10.0 3.65 0.106
1 BC09-01 ---------------------------------------------------------
76.0 86.0 10.0 2.40 0.070
---------------------------------------------------------
116.0 196.0 80.0 0.62 0.018
---------------------------------------------------------
including
---------------------------------------------------------
156.0 166.0 10.0 2.25 0.066
------------------------------------------------------------------------
30 136.0 106.0 4.38 0.128
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including
---------------------------------------------------------
36.0 37.6 1.6 7.15 0.209
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46.0 54.5 8.5 1.25 0.036
---------------------------------------------------------
54.5 56.8 2.3 11.5 0.335
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59.0 66.0 7.0 1.79 0.052
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72.2 76.0 3.8 3.95 0.115
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76.0 86.0 10.0 27.0 0.787
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86.0 89.4 3.4 16.5 0.481
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2 BC09-02 96.0 103.3 7.3 1.48 0.043
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109.2 116.0 6.8 2.55 0.074
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116.0 126.0 10.0 1.11 0.032
---------------------------------------------------------
146.0 189.4 43.4 6.94 0.202
---------------------------------------------------------
including
---------------------------------------------------------
146.0 156.0 10.0 1.10 0.032
---------------------------------------------------------
156.0 166.0 10.0 6.01 0.175
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166.0 176.0 10.0 17.3 0.505
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176.0 179.7 3.7 2.84 0.083
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179.7 186.0 6.3 6.33 0.185
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186.0 189.4 3.4 1.93 0.056
------------------------------------------------------------------------
20.0 32.4 12.4 1.03 0.030
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including
---------------------------------------------------------
20.0 26.0 6.0 1.63 0.048
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86.0 122.2 36.2 2.04 0.059
---------------------------------------------------------
including
---------------------------------------------------------
96.0 100.2 4.2 1.4 0.041
---------------------------------------------------------
115.1 122.2 7.1 8.05 0.235
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161.3 236.0 74.7 2.67 0.078
---------------------------------------------------------
including
3 BC09-03 ---------------------------------------------------------
166.0 176.0 10.0 1.05 0.031
---------------------------------------------------------
176.0 186.0 10.0 3.69 0.108
---------------------------------------------------------
186.0 192.0 6.0 7.45 0.217
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192.0 196.0 4.0 6.95 0.203
---------------------------------------------------------
196.0 201.1 5.1 1.73 0.050
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201.1 206.0 4.9 1.96 0.057
---------------------------------------------------------
206.0 216.0 10.0 2.47 0.072
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216.0 226.0 10.0 3.04 0.089
---------------------------------------------------------
246.0 256.0 10.0 2.00 0.058
------------------------------------------------------------------------
30.0 66.0 36.0 2.27 0.066
---------------------------------------------------------
including
---------------------------------------------------------
30.0 36.0 6.0 1.11 0.032
---------------------------------------------------------
36.0 46.0 10.0 5.35 0.156
---------------------------------------------------------
53.4 56.0 2.6 4.25 0.124
---------------------------------------------------------
86.0 246.0 160.0 4.00 0.117
---------------------------------------------------------
including
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126.0 136.0 10.0 1.24 0.036
---------------------------------------------------------
136.0 140.6 4.6 1.58 0.046
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146.0 150.7 4.7 1.07 0.031
---------------------------------------------------------
4 BC09-04 160.2 166.0 5.8 2.09 0.061
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166.0 176.0 10.0 4.82 0.141
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176.0 180.9 4.9 44.0 1.283
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180.9 186.0 5.1 14.7 0.429
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186.0 196.0 10.0 2.28 0.066
---------------------------------------------------------
200.5 206.0 5.5 5.21 0.152
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206.0 216.0 10.0 2.78 0.081
---------------------------------------------------------
216.0 221.2 5.2 2.14 0.062
---------------------------------------------------------
221.2 226.0 4.8 10.4 0.303
---------------------------------------------------------
226.0 232.3 6.3 6.15 0.179
---------------------------------------------------------
232.3 236.0 3.7 3.55 0.104
------------------------------------------------------------------------
82.8 146.0 63.2 4.40 0.128
---------------------------------------------------------
including
---------------------------------------------------------
82.8 83.6 0.8 1.24 0.036
---------------------------------------------------------
100.3 102.9 2.6 1.79 0.052
---------------------------------------------------------
102.9 106.0 3.1 36.1 1.053
---------------------------------------------------------
106.0 111.0 5.0 6.15 0.179
---------------------------------------------------------
111.0 116.0 5.0 21.5 0.627
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121.9 126.0 4.1 2.53 0.074
---------------------------------------------------------
171.2 176.0 4.8 1.76 0.051
---------------------------------------------------------
176.0 180.4 4.4 1.24 0.036
---------------------------------------------------------
236.0 329.1 93.1 3.54 0.103
5 BC09-05 ---------------------------------------------------------
including
---------------------------------------------------------
239.4 246.0 6.6 8.20 0.239
---------------------------------------------------------
246.0 249.3 3.3 11.4 0.331
---------------------------------------------------------
249.3 256.0 6.7 2.62 0.076
---------------------------------------------------------
256.0 261.2 5.2 5.00 0.146
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261.2 266.0 4.8 2.36 0.069
---------------------------------------------------------
266.0 269.2 3.2 1.56 0.045
---------------------------------------------------------
269.2 274.5 5.3 14.5 0.423
---------------------------------------------------------
274.5 277.3 2.8 25.9 0.755
---------------------------------------------------------
290.2 296.0 5.8 1.96 0.057
---------------------------------------------------------
296.0 306.0 10.0 1.01 0.029
------------------------------------------------------------------------
6 BC09-06 No significant assay
------------------------------------------------------------------------
231.9 238.5 6.6 1.03 0.030
---------------------------------------------------------
7 BC09-07 including
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236.0 238.5 2.5 2.94 0.086
------------------------------------------------------------------------
8 BC09-08 pending
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32.4 39.8 7.4 1.55 0.045
---------------------------------------------------------
including
---------------------------------------------------------
32.4 36.0 3.6 2.75 0.080
9 CM09-01 ---------------------------------------------------------
76.6 81.5 4.9 1.52 0.044
---------------------------------------------------------
including
---------------------------------------------------------
76.6 78.5 1.9 3.36 0.098
------------------------------------------------------------------------
35.2 46.0 10.8 3.21 0.094
---------------------------------------------------------
including
---------------------------------------------------------
35.2 38.1 2.9 9.45 0.276
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10 CM09-02 49.8 53.3 3.5 10.01 0.292
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including
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51.6 53.3 1.7 20.5 0.598
---------------------------------------------------------
226.0 227.7 1.7 1.86 0.054
------------------------------------------------------------------------
11 CM09-03 pending
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On Behalf of the Board of Directors

J. Frank Callaghan, President

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding the timing and content of upcoming programs. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained herein.

Contact Information

  • International Wayside Gold Mines Ltd.
    Andrew H. Rees
    Director
    604-669-6463 or Toll Free: 1-800-663-9688
    604-669-3041 (FAX)
    www.wayside-gold.com