Freewest Resources Canada Inc.

Freewest Resources Canada Inc.

August 13, 2007 10:05 ET

Freewest Intersects 6.59 g/t Gold Over 7.00 Metres in Deeper Drilling at Clarence Stream, New Brunswick

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA--(Marketwire - Aug. 13, 2007) - Freewest Resources Canada Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FWR) today announces the results of ongoing diamond drilling currently being completed on its Clarence Stream gold property (the "Property"). The 100%-owned Property consists of 11,296 hectares and is well-located close to infrastructure, 70 kilometres southwest of Fredericton in south-western New Brunswick.

The current phase of diamond drilling is testing the deeper levels of the gold-bearing system in the Central Zone locale. Specifically, it is testing a 1,000-metre long portion of the structure that hosts the Central Zone and a number of other gold deposits (collectively known as the proximal deposits) at vertical depths of between 200 and 300 metres. The prime objective of the deeper drilling is to significantly increase the gold resource of the proximal deposits.

Highlighting the results of the current drilling, are intersections of 6.59 g/t gold over 7.00 metres and 3.59 g/t gold over 7.00 metres in drill holes CS07-264 and CS07-265, respectively. These results are very significant as they represent, with the exception of one earlier drill hole (CZ02-04), the deepest gold-bearing intercepts obtained to date under the proximal deposits. The intersections were obtained at a vertical depth of 200 metres, effectively opening-up the deep potential of the entire one kilometre strike length of the proximal deposits to the 200 metre depth and greater. The balance of the drill results are as follow:

Hole nates Dip From To Interval Gold Comments
No. (metres) (metres) (metres) (metres) (g/t)(i)
CS07- L800E, -45 degrees 153.00 159.00 6.00 4.43 visible gold,
262 250N intersection
Incl. 156.50 3.50 7.31 at vertical
153.00 depth of 117
CS07- L775E, -45 degrees 193.50 195.50 2.00 47.28 visible gold,
263 300N intersection
at vertical
depth of 140
CS07- L750E, -50 degrees 286.50 293.50 7.00 6.59 visible gold,
264 400N intersection
at vertical
depth of 210
CS07- L650E, -50 degrees 281.00 288.00 7.00 3.59 Visible gold,
265 403N intersection
Incl. 283.00 2.00 7.72 at vertical
281.00 depth of 208

(i) Assays performed by ALS Chemex of Val d'Or, Quebec using the fire assay
method using 30 grams of prepared sample

Visible gold was intersected in all of the drill holes, occurring with stibnite, pyrrhotite and sphalerite as disseminations and in quartz veins and stockwork, within gabbro and hornfels.

A longitudinal section showing the location of the deep intercepts accompany this news release and is posted on the Freewest Resources Canada Inc. website at


The Central Zone is largest of the gold deposits discovered to date on the Clarence Stream property, containing an Indicated Mineral Resource of 347,904 tonnes at a grade of 7.42 g/t gold or, 82,952 ounces of gold. Over the last 8 months, metallurgical testing involving a cyanidation study was completed on a 120 kilogram sample to determine the gold recovery. The testing indicates that the head grade of the Central Zone is 8.00 g/t gold and that 90.4% of the gold can be recovered by conventional cyanidation leach.

A similar metallurgical test was also completed on a sample from the AD Zone, one of the distal deposits. The AD Zone contains an Indicated Mineral Resource of 180,443 tonnes grading 7.83 g/t gold or, 44,288 ounces of gold and also contains 6,395,000 pounds of antimony as a significant by-product. The testing indicates that the head grade of the AD Zone sample assays 6.48 g/t gold and that an encouraging 86.6%of the gold can be recovered by conventional cyanidation leach.

Because of the significant antimony content of the AD Zone, additional testing was performed on this sample by floatation methods, to allow for the recovery of antimony minerals without hindering the recovery of gold. A very high recovery of 92.0% was obtained for both antimony and gold by floatation, yielding a rough grade of 17.0% antimony and 54.0 g/t gold at this recovery. It is anticipated that with further floatation testing, the recovery and grade of the concentrate will increase for antimony and gold.


Diamond drilling will continue in the Central Zone and proximal deposit locales for the rest of the summer and into the fall. Drill results will be released as they become available.

Freewest management stated: "We are very encouraged with the results of the early stages of the deep drilling program that clearly show that ore-grade gold mineralization occurs over mineable widths to at least the 200 metre level. This opens up a lot of room for us in our goal of significantly adding to our gold resource and we look forward to continued drilling".

Glen Lutes, P. Geo. (New Brunswick) is the qualified person on-site at the Clarence Stream property. Donald Hoy, P. Geo. (Ontario), Vice President of Exploration and a Director of Freewest Resources Canada Inc. is responsible for the preparation of this news release.

Freewest is a well-funded mineral exploration company exploring for gold, base-metals and uranium within Eastern Canada. Corporate information can be accessed on the Internet at Freewest's shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

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

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