Bear Lake Gold Ltd.

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Bear Lake Gold Ltd.

November 12, 2012 08:56 ET

Bear Lake Gold Announces New Drilling Results at Larder Lake

Further Wide Mineralized Zones Intersected at Fernland and Cheminis

LONGUEUIL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2012) - Bear Lake Gold Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BLG) is pleased to announce results for 14 more holes of the drilling program conducted by Gold Fields Abitibi Corporation, a 100% subsidiary of Gold Fields Limited ("Gold Fields"), at the Company's Larder Lake gold project. The project is located on the prolific Cadillac-Larder Lake Break in northeastern Ontario.

Highlights

  • Hole 118 intersected 22 meters grading 1.52 g/t gold
  • Hole 124 intersected 12 meters grading 2.50 g/t gold
  • Hole 126 intersected 1 meter grading 17.40 g/t gold.

Gold Fields' initial drilling program focused on the Fernland and Cheminis zones to investigate the potential for lower grade, but wider mineralization. At the beginning of November, 36 holes totaling 15,280 meters have been drilled. The Company is reporting the results of 14 new holes drilled over approximately 1 km strike length investigating the Fernland zone and the carbonate mineralization north of the Cheminis zone (see Table 1 below.) The latest results indicate the presence of lower grade, yet wider mineralization intermixed with higher grade lenses within the Fernland zone and extending towards the Cheminis zone. All holes so far have intersected various degrees of mineralization and additional drilling will be required to fully assess the potential of the area.

Table 1
LARDER LAKE DRILL RESULTS
Hole no. From
(m)
To
(m)
Core length
(m) *
Gold
(g/t)
Comments Zone
GF-12-113 381.87 389.39 7.52 2.38 Carbonate-type Fernland
GF-12-114 43.50 44.50 1.00 1.68 Flow-type Fernland
50.33 57.50 7.17 1.63 Flow-type
including 54.80 56.26 1.46 4.19
GF-12-115 57.00 60.80 3.80 3.90 SS zone Fernland
Including 59.70 60.80 1.10 7.86
70.00 74.50 4.50 1.43 Flow-type
including 71.00 72.00 1.00 3.72
GF-12-116 NSA Fernland
GF-12-117 NSA Fernland
GF-12-118(1) 70.00 92.00 22.00 1.52 Flow-type Fernland
including 83.30 92.00 8.70 2.90
including 83.30 84.75 1.45 5.83
GF-12-119(1) 164.50 166.55 2.05 1.78 Qtz vein Fernland
GF-12-120 NSA Fernland
GF-12-121 272.00 274.00 2.00 1.99 Silicification Fernland
493.18 495.87 2.69 2.28 Carbonate-type
GF-12-122 227.00 235.50 8.50 1.03 Flow-type
Including 232.00 233.00 1.00 3.31 Fernland
241.50 242.50 1.00 2.90 Flow-type
GF-12-123 226.50 228.50 2.00 1.41 Flow-type Fernland-Cheminis
GF-12-124 123.00 135.00 12.00 2.50 Carbonate-type Fernland-Cheminis
including 130.00 134.00 4.00 4.03
GF-12-125 130.67 131.50 0.83 1.93 Carbonate-type Fernland-Cheminis
147.00 152.00 5.00 1.80 Carbonate-type
GF-12-126 34.00 35.00 1.00 17.40 Graphite Fernland-Cheminis
GF-12-127 123.00 127.00 4.00 4.16 Carbonate-type Fernland-Cheminis
including 124.00 125.00 1.00 7.98
GF-12-128 177.00 185.00 8.00 0.39 Carbonate-type Fernland-Cheminis
including 184.00 185.00 1.00 1.14
* Information available to date does not allow estimation of true width
(1) Previously released
NSA = No Significant assay
A table showing all drilling results on the Larder Lake project is available on the Company's website.

Two drills are currently active at site and drilling will continue through winter. Gold Fields is also conducting drilling, geochemical, geologic mapping and geophysical activities over the entire Larder Lake project.

In April 2012, the Company and Gold Fields signed an Option and Joint Venture agreement entitling Gold Fields to acquire up to 60% of the Larder Lake gold project by spending up to C$40 million over 5 years with a firm commitment to spend C$5 million by May 2013 (see press release dated April 10, 2012).

QA/QC

As operator of the project, Gold Fields has implemented and conducted a rigorous QA/QC program. Gold Fields follows an internal QA/QC program which includes evaluation of field blanks, certified standards, pulp duplicates, coarse duplicates and Au repeats. The shipments are bagged, sealed, and shipped to the ALS Global Laboratory, a certified facility in Timmins, Ontario, for preparation. After preparation a pulp split is shipped to ALS Global Laboratory, a certified facility in North Vancouver, BC, for geochemical analysis.

Qualified Person

The technical disclosure contained in this press release was approved by Francois Viens, President and CEO of the Company. Mr. Viens, P. Eng. is a 'qualified person' within the meaning of that term under NI 43-101.

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains certain "forward-looking information" under Canadian securities laws. All statements that address future plans, activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur are forward-looking information. Specifically, this news release contains forward looking information about drilling results and the interpretation of these results as well as plans for further exploration. Forward looking information is based upon assumptions by management that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties beyond the Company's control, including risks related to mining exploration and the availability of financing for companies such as the Company. There can be no assurance that outcomes anticipated in the forward looking information will occur, and actual results may differ materially for a variety of reasons. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking information, except as may be required by law.

About Bear Lake Gold

Bear Lake Gold Ltd. is focused on the exploration and development of the Larder Lake gold project in Ontario, Canada. The common shares of the Company trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol BLG. Additional information about the Company is available on its website, www.bearlakegold.com and on SEDAR at www.sedar.ca.

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