Abcourt Mines Inc.

Abcourt Mines Inc.

February 15, 2012 09:10 ET

Abcourt Intersects a Very High Grade Silver Zone on the Abcourt-Barvue Property

MONT-ST-HILAIRE, QUÉBEC, CANADA--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2012) -

Mr. Renaud Hinse, President and C.E.O. of Abcourt Mines Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ABI)(BERLIN: AML.BE)(FRANKFURT:AML.FF) (the "Company"), is pleased to announce that hole AB11-67 on section 5040 E, in the western part of the Abcourt-Barvue ore body has intersected a high grade silver zone as indicated in the following results:

From 240.0 to 244.70 meters, the average grade is 1,386.16 grams of silver per tonne and 5.57% zinc over 4.7 meters. This includes a section of 1.30 meter from 243.40 to 244.70 meters in the hole with a grade of 4,696.00 grams of silver and 11.75% zinc. True width is about 80% of core length. This intersection was cut at a depth of 225 meters from surface.

The drilling program on Abcourt-Barvue is designed to augment and to upgrade existing 43-101 all categories resources and reserves. The property is located 60 km north of Val d'Or, Québec.

31.1 grams = 1 ounce

All assays were done by Techni-Lab S.G.B. Abitibi Inc., an approved laboratory.

"Our drilling program continues to give excellent results in the main zone of mineralization. We are getting good grades and good widths. The above results with those reported previously are adding to our reserves and resources." stated Mr Hinse.

About Abcourt Mines Inc.

Abcourt Mines Inc. is an exploration and development company with strategically located properties in northwestern Quebec, Canada. The Elder Mine with 43-101 gold resources, the Abcourt-Barvue Project with 43-101 silver-zinc ore reserves and resources and the Aldermac property with historical copper-zinc resources are all former producers. Abcourt is now focused on bringing the Elder and Abcourt-Barvue projects back into production with Elder as the first priority. At the same time the company is working on other projects (Aldermac, Vezza, Jonpol and Vendome) to increase its mineral resources inventory. A 43-101 resource calculation was completed in July, 2009, for the Elder Mine. A positive 43-101 feasibility study was completed by GENIVAR in 2007 on the Abcourt-Barvue Project. In addition, mill equipment was purchased. To know more about Abcourt, please visit our web site at and SEDAR.

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This press release was prepared by Mr. Renaud Hinse, a qualified person, President of Abcourt Mines Inc.

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.

Contact Information

  • Renaud Hinse
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    819 768-2857 / 450 446-5511
    819 768-5475 / 450 446-3550 (FAX)