Abcourt Mines Inc.

Abcourt Mines Inc.

November 21, 2011 10:22 ET

Diamond Drilling at Abcourt-Barvue Property Continues to Intersect Excellent Silver Values

MONT-ST-HILAIRE, QUÉBEC, CANADA--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2011) - Mr. Renaud Hinse, President and C.E.O. of Abcourt Mines Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ABI)(FRANKFURT:ABI)(BERLIN:ABI) (the "Company"), is pleased to announce that diamond drilling at Abcourt-Barvue property continues to intersect excellent silver values. Holes AB11-53 to AB11-59, listed below, are part of a drilling program designed to augment and to upgrade existing 43-101 all categories resources and reserves. The property is located 60 km north of Val d'Or, Québec. Here are the results of seven holes drilled recently:

Assay results for seven holes drilled recently on the western part of the Abcourt-Barvue silver-zinc property

1 5400E AB11-53 152.80 162.60 9.80 65,73 2.60
Inc 159.30 161.50 2.20 45.15 5.70
1 5370E AB11-54 238.70 244.50 5.80 106.39 1.35
2 252.70 254.20 1.50 53.70 4.27
1 5370E AB11-55 198.20 207.00 8.80 64.52 1.89
2 213.60 216.00 2.40 78.95 2.66
1 5370E AB11-56 121.50 131.40 9.90 74.22 2.23
1 5340E AB11-57 272.00 283.00 11.00 61.50 1.55
1 Inc 273.50 276.50 3.00 153.70 1.36
2 294.90 296.60 1.70 86.49 2.98
1 5340E AB11-58 203.30 212.00 8.70 170.67 2.17
1 5340E AB11-59 150.60 16..30 12.70 108.20 2.07
1 Inc 150.60 157.50 6.90 111.10 3.13
2 168.50 170.00 1.50 182.20 5.30

31.1 grams = 1 ounce

True width is about 80% of core length.

All assays were done by Techni-Lab S.G.B. Abitibi Inc., an approved laboratory.

"Our drilling program continues to give excellent results in the main zone of mineralization. We are getting good grades and good widths. The above results with those reported previously are adding to our reserves and resources." stated Mr Hinse.

During the four latest months, in addition to the drilling done at Abcourt-Barvue, we drilled four holes on the Vendôme property to confirm historical drill holes and we obtained excellent results (see our Press Release dated August 9, 2011). In addition, we drilled four holes on the Vezza property for assessment work needed to renew the claims. Nine holes were also drilled on the Jonpol property, as required in our purchase agreement for these claims. At Jonpol, the drilling was done near surface in a silver zone.

On the Abcourt-Barvue property, 300 meters west of the known ore zone, a few old drill holes possibly indicate a new mineralized zone with good silver values. We are currently drilling a few holes in this zone, at depths of 300 to 400 meters, to confirm this zone and to establish its extent.

In the past, from 1952 to 1957 and from 1985 to 1990, the Abcourt-Barvue mine produced 6.2 M tonnes of ore with a grade of 1.43 ounces of silver per tonne (8.87 M ounces) and 3.21% zinc (178.965 tonnes or 394 M pounds of zinc).

In 2006, an in-situ mineral resource for Abcourt-Barvue was calculated according to guidelines set forth in NI-43-101 by Mr Jean-Pierre Bérubé, P. Eng., an independent consulting engineer. With the 2007 feasibility study, most of these resources were converted into ore reserves after taking into account mine dilution and mining recovery. See table below:

Mineral Reserves Statement by Genivar Limited Partnership (including dilution) (NI-43-101)

Classification Tonnes Ag g/t Zn % Ounces
of silver
of zinc

Open pit

Proven Mineral Res.





Underground Proven Mineral Res. 1,169,662 105.19 2.87 3,956,000 33,569
Probable Min. Res. 315,139 101.61 3.23 1,030,000 10,179

Total underground






Open pit and underground

Proven Mineral Res.
Probable Mineral Res.











Open pit Proven marginal ore 1,152,502 17.65 1.58 654,000 18,210

Remaining 43-101 resources

Description Tonnes Ag g/t Zn % Ounces
of silver
of zinc
Measured and indicated 562,748 71.26 3.76 1,289,000 21,159
Inferred 1,505,687 120.53 2.98 5,835,000 44,869

Our drill was recently moved to the Vendôme property to drill four confirmation holes which will be used to complete a 43-101 resource report by an independent qualified engineer. After that, it was moved to the Vezza gold property to drill four holes which are needed to hold our claims. This will be followed by drilling a few holes on the Jonpol property to satisfy our work commitment to purchase the claims. At Jonpol, we are planning to drill a silver zone near surface. Following that, the drill will return to the Abcourt-Barvue property and continue the current definition drilling program and check the potential of the Abcourt-Barvue zone at depth.

About Abcourt Mines Inc.

Abcourt Mines Inc. is an exploration and development company with strategically located properties in northwestern Quebec, Canada. The Elder Mine with 43-101 gold resources, the Abcourt-Barvue Project with 43-101 silver-zinc ore reserves and resources and the Aldermac property with historical copper-zinc resources are all former producers. Abcourt is now focused on bringing the Elder and Abcourt-Barvue projects back into production with Elder as the first priority. At the same time the company is working on other projects (Aldermac, Jonpol and Vendome) to increase its mineral resources inventory. A 43-101 resource calculation was completed in July, 2009, for the Elder Mine. A positive 43-101 feasibility study was completed by GENIVAR in 2007 on the Abcourt-Barvue Project. In addition, mill equipment was purchased. To know more about Abcourt, please visit our web site at and SEDAR.

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This press release was prepared by Mr. Renaud Hinse, a qualified person, President of Abcourt Mines Inc.

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Contact Information

  • Renaud Hinse
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    819 768-2857 / 450 446-5511
    819 768-5475 / 450 446-3550 (FAX)