Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd.

Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd.

July 09, 2007 12:21 ET

Bralorne Gold Mines Discovers New Structure

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2007) - Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BPM)(PINK SHEETS:BPMSF)(BERLIN & FRANKFURT:WKN A0B75M) is pleased to report that the underground diamond drilling program from the King Drift has discovered a new structure now named the B.K. zone.

Results from the 34 holes originally outlined in January have been obtained (see news release of January 19 2007). The drilling confirmed that this previously unexplored structure within the King - Bralorne gap is the most significant new structure that has been discovered at the camp in recent history. Some assays from the drill program are still pending.

In an effort to enhance and assist in the exploration program at the Bralorne-Pioneer mining camp, a comprehensive data integration project was launched in 2005. The program involved the input of all available historic data from the camp to create an integrated 3D model of the entire area. This achieved the goal of creating a historic archive of the legacy data as well as a platform for exploration to identify new targets and resources, thereby breathing new life into this historic mining region.

The current drill program and the 3D model have confirmed that the structure is viable over 700 feet of horizontal distance, 300 feet of vertical distance and is within 200 feet of existing workings; namely the old Alhambra vein. The program has now been switched to widely spaced holes to confirm probable extension to the east. It should be noted that although vein width and "ore grade" assay values are somewhat sporadic, the structure is strong and continuous. The drill program is following the adage of "drill for structure and drift for grade". Our work has indicated that the structure is extensive enough to contain tonnage with pockets of "ore grade" material (see news release of April 16, 2007) sufficient to warrant further exploration, development and likely production. Plans are currently being prepared for the proposed exploration drifting program which will consist of a 400 foot cross cut in waste, followed by drifting on vein to the extents of the structure. Assay results, plans and sections are available on the company web site at

Following the completion of the drilling intended to confirm the eastern extension of the B.K. zone, the drill will be turned within the current station to test the previously unexplored eastern extensions of the North and Shaft veins as this area appears to have significant potential. The drill will then be moved to second station for a number of holes designed to test for down dip extensions under historical mining on the North Vein. In addition, the company is deriving further targets from the 3D model which will be the focus of future drilling from underground and the surface in Bralorne's ongoing, aggressive exploration program.

The Bralorne-Pioneer 3D Data Integration Project is headed by Garth Kirkham, P.Geoph, P.Geo. of Beacon Hill Consultants (1988) Ltd. who was awarded the 2006 CIM Barlow Medal for his work on the EXTECH III Yellowknife 3D GIS and is heading the subsurface data integration and modeling for the Coeur d'Alene Silver Valley Generative Project. The project employs state-of-the-art three dimensional (3D) mine modelling technology based on the cutting edge MineSight™ Mine Modelling System. The new technology has already been successfully utilized on projects such as the GoldCorp Challenge and the Hecla Silver Valley Generative Project.

Ned Reid, P.Geo., a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the content of this press release.

The Bralorne mine is located 150 air miles from Vancouver, BC. The Company is re-developing the former and very successful Bralorne, Pioneer and King gold mines. From 1928 to 1971, these three operations produced 4.15 million ounces of gold from 7.9 million tons of ore (equalling a grade of 0.53 ounces per ton). Bralorne, Pioneer and King represent the largest historic gold producers in the Canadian Cordillera. The Company remains well funded with no long-term or short-term debt.

On Behalf of the Board

William G. Kocken, President

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept the responsibility for the accuracy of adequacy of this release.

Contact Information