Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd.

Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd.

February 01, 2010 13:30 ET

Bralorne Updates Assay Results on BK East Raise

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 1, 2010) - Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BPM)(PINK SHEETS:BPMSF)(BERLIN:GV7)(FRANKFURT:GV7)(WKN A0B75M) (the "Company") is pleased to report updated results from raise development on the BK vein to define the gold mineralized shoots above the 800 Level. Two raises were driven from the drift level to confirm the grade and the limits of potentially economic mineralization encountered in two sections of the drift in 2008. The eastern raise was driven to a length of 29 meters (96 feet). The western raise was driven to a total of 36.5 meters (120 feet).

Eastern BK Raise

The eastern raise encountered significant mineralization from 8.5 meters (28 feet) to the top of the raise at 29 meters (96 ft). Preliminary results from the on-site laboratory were previously released and have been revised based on check assays and check samples, with assays being completed by Eco Tech Laboratory in Kamloops. The revised grade of the vein from 11 assay traverses ranges from 2.78 to 60.7 g/T Au (0.081 to 1.77 oz/ton) with an average grade of 20.7 g/T Au (0.604 oz/ton) over a true width of 0.58 meters (1.9 feet). The average grade of the zone over a nominal mining width of 1.2 meters (4 feet) is 11.9 g/T Au (0.348 oz/ton).

The revised grade is slightly lower than the preliminary estimate because re-sampling and check assays by the metallics method Completed by Eco Tech Laboratories show lower results compared to high grade preliminary assays. The difference is attributed to a significant nugget effect due to the mineralization containing coarse particulate gold.

The vein at the top of the raise is well developed and the last two sample traverses assayed 60.7 g/T over 0.6 meters and 45.7 g/T over 0.8 meters (1.77 oz/ton over 2.0 ft and 1.333 oz/ton over 2.5 ft). This is very encouraging because previous results from underground drilling indicated low grade in this vicinity.

Underground chip and muck samples were collected by employees of the company and preliminary assays were performed by employees at the on-site assay laboratory. Normal fire assay procedures will be followed using 1 assay ton charges. Repeat analyses and/or metallics screen assays are routinely performed on high grade samples. Check sample pulps and rejects are submitted to Eco Tech Laboratories in Kamloops for verification. Assay results for the western raise are pending verification.

Dr. Matt Ball, P.Geo., recently appointed as Chief Operating Officer, is the qualified person responsible for the technical information contained in this news release.

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"William Kocken"
William Kocken, President & Chief Executive Officer

This release contains statements that are forward-looking statements and are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the Company's periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. Such information contained herein represents management's best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

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