Abcourt Mines Inc.

Abcourt Mines Inc.

May 16, 2011 12:44 ET

Abcourt Mines Inc.: Additional Excellent Drilling Results Obtained at the Eastern End of Elder Mine and a New Mineralized Zone Discovered 165 Meters Below the Main Zone

MONT-ST-HILAIRE, QUÉBEC, CANADA--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) -Mr. Renaud Hinse, President and C.E.O. of Abcourt Mines Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ABI)(BERLIN:ABI)(FRANKFURT:ABI) (the "Company"), is pleased to report that additional excellent results were obtained at the eastern end of the Elder mine located 10 km north-west from the town of Rouyn-Noranda. The mineralization remains open to the east, to the north and at depth.


E10-45 5700E155.00

The length of intersections is approximately equal to true widths.

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


Three of the holes drilled at the eastern end of the Elder mine were deepened and they intersected a new mineralized structure, 165 meters below the main zone. The rock types and alteration are identical to the main zone and it carries some gold. The best values were obtained in hole E11-56 with 3.2 meters grading 1.07 gram of gold per tonne. Additional holes will be drilled to locate an area of enrichment.

"Our goal is always to build significantly on the 2009 NI-43-101 resource estimate for the Elder Property and we're very confident that with the drilling that we are doing and the discovery of a new zone, we're going to succeed", stated Renaud Hinse, President and CEO. "We're gaining a much better understanding of the entire structural model for Elder and this is aiding us immensely as our aggressive drill campaign continues. We're also very excited with the potential of the Tagami property, immediately to the north where much more drilling will be taking place. We are strongly focused on re-opening the Elder mine as quickly and efficiently as possible".

From 1944 to 1964, the Elder mine produced 350,000 ounces of gold.

In July 2009, a revision of the resources for the Elder property was completed by an independent qualified person, Mr Jean-Pierre Bérubé, P. Eng., consultant from Trois-Rivières, Québec. This revision was made according to NI 43-101 standards.

Below is a summary of the non-diluted resources:

Cut-off grade3.8grams/tonne5.1grams/tonne
DescriptionTonnesAu gr/tOuncesTonnesAu gr/tOunces
Measured402,2866.583 635256,3797.763,736
Indicated402,7426.685 502287,2967.771,422
Maesured & indicated805,0286.5169 137543,6757.7135,158
Inferred237,2896.146 722159,7047.237,067

Meanwhile, a major drill program continues at Abcourt-Barvue Silver-Zinc Property near Val-d'Or, (more results pending). Drilling there is designed to upgrade and augment existing NI 43-101 all category reserves and resources.

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, 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

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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)