Brigadier Gold Limited

Brigadier Gold Limited

July 17, 2007 09:15 ET

Brigadier Gold (TSX-V: BRG) Announces Drill Program at Hunter Mine

Program designed to test down plunge extension of ore body at past producing gold mine near Timmins, Ont.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 17, 2007) - Brigadier Gold Limited ("Brigadier" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BRG) today announced the details of its upcoming drill campaign, scheduled for September, that will test the down-plunge extension of gold mineralization at the Hunter Mine, a past producer located adjacent to the Dome Mine near Timmins, Ontario.

"Despite being a past producer, the Hunter Mine property is under-explored, and we're excited to kick-off our drilling with a minimum of 1,700 metres," said Herb Kokotow, President. "We've contracted with Benoit Diamond Drilling Ltd., and the program is scheduled to begin in the first week of September."

Gold mineralization at the Hunter Mine occurs as a high-grade shoot within a zone up to 15 metres thick, over a strike length of 470 metres and to a depth of 200 metres as defined by drilling and underground work. Importantly, the mineralization is open both along strike to the north and south, and to depth.

The shoot, which extends from surface, has an indicated length of 68 metres and an average grade of 10.3 g/t gold over a width of 1.3 metres. Previous drilling indicates that the zone persists to a depth of 150 metres, where intersections include 24.5 g/t over 2.7 metres, 26.1 g/t over 1.0 metre, 2.67 g/t over 1.3 metres and 8.85 g/t over 0.8 metres.

Brigadier will drill three 400 metre holes to test the continuation of this mineralization down plunge to the north between the 200 and 300 metre levels. A further three holes, totalling 500 metres, will test a favourable horizon to the southwest in an area that is on strike with the Dome Super Pit and in which there is no record of previous drilling.

Brigadier has an option to acquire, from ValGold Resources Ltd., an up to 80% interest in the Hunter Gold Mine, which is located adjacent to the renowned Dome Mine near Timmins, Ontario which has produced over 60 million ounces of gold. Exploration at the Hunter Mine is being supervised by Dr. Derek McBride, P.Eng., Brigadier Gold's Senior Geologist and a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101. Dr. McBride has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.

About Brigadier Gold

Brigadier Gold Limited is an exploration company focused on Canada's historical gold mining camps. The Company's key assets are: an option to earn up to 80% of the Hunter Mine, a past gold producer in the Porcupine Mining Camp near Timmins, Ontario from which more than 60 million ounces of gold has been mined from numerous deposits including the Dome, Hollinger, Pamour and Hoyle Pond mines; and exploration projects in the Kirkland Lake-Larder Lake and Matachewan areas where over 37 million ounces of gold have been produced from 25 mines. Brigadier's common shares trade on the TSX-V under the symbol BRG.

This press release includes certain "Forward-Looking Statements." All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and reserves, exploration results and future plans and objectives of Brigadier, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Brigadier's expectations are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in Brigadier's documents filed from time-to-time with regulatory authorities.

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

Contact Information

  • Brigadier Gold Limited
    Herb Kokotow
    President & CEO
    (416) 410-7956
    (905) 707-1520 (FAX)