Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd.

Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd.

May 05, 2008 13:33 ET

Bralorne Intersects 0.842 oz/ton Au Over 184ft. of Mineable Ore in Ongoing Drifting Along BK Zone

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BPM)(PINK SHEETS:BPMSF)(BERLIN & FRANKFURT:WKN A0B75M) is pleased to announce that two sections of ore grade material, viable for mining blocks, have been intersected within the 640 feet of drifting completed to date along the structure known as the BK zone. This 640 feet represents approximately 1/3 of the distance (See news release: Jan 7, 2008) of the current program.

The first section, starting at 300 feet from the crosscut and running for a length of 184 feet, has an average width of 5.45 feet (using historical minimum mining width of 4 feet) with a weighted average grade of 0.842 oz/ton Au. The vein structure itself varied from 0.5 to 9 feet in width; averaging 4.09 feet at a weighted grade of 1.21 oz/ton Au.

This is followed by 37.5 feet of low grade material, 0.019 oz/ton across 4 feet before the second zone with a length of 81 feet and using a minimum 4 foot mining width, which gives a weighted cut grade of 0.525 oz/ton Au. (3 of the 10 faces sampled returned assays of: 4.425 oz/t across 1.4 feet; 9.959 oz/t across 2.3 feet; and 13.259 oz/ton across 1.4 feet. These values were cut to 2.916 oz/ton across respective vein widths for the cut grade calculation. The uncut grade is 1.283oz/ton.)

Visible gold was noted in several faces bringing nugget effect into play. Assays are being conducted at the Company's on-site lab utilizing conventional fire assay techniques on 30 gram samples. Both the pulp and reject portions of a number of samples have been sent to Eco Tech Labs in Kamloops for confirmation and comparison of results.

The program is being supervised by Robert E. "Ned" Reid P.Geo., a qualified person as per NI43-101 who has reviewed this 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 (equaling 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.


William Kocken, President

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