Goldsource Mines Inc.
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Goldsource Mines Inc.

April 07, 2009 08:00 ET

Goldsource Completes Winter Drill Program at Border; 34 Holes Contain Aggregate Coal Intercepts Ranging From 10 to 100 Meters

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2009) - Goldsource Mines Inc. ("Goldsource" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GXS) is pleased to announce that it has completed the 2009 winter drilling program at the Pasquia, Chemong and Split-Leaf areas of the Border Project ("Border"), located near Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, Canada. Of the 97 holes drilled at Border to date, 34 contain aggregate coal intercepts ranging from 10 to 100 metres in true thickness and coal was discovered in a total of 44 holes. The program was successful in further defining previously known coal discovery areas and identifying at least three new open-ended areas with coal zone intercepts of up to 45 metres. The tables below show all the significant coal zone and aggregate coal thicknesses intercepted as determined visually and using geophysical logs for the Pasquia, Chemong, and Split-Leaf areas and include those holes reported in previous news releases. Three maps showing the drill locations at Border are attached.

J. Scott Drever, President stated; "We are extremely pleased with the results of our latest drill program at Border. To have encountered substantial coal thicknesses of greater than 10 metres, and up to 100 meters, in so many holes so early in the exploration cycle of this new Canadian coal district bodes well for future drilling programs at Border. A NI 43-101 Technical Report with initial resource estimates for Border is anticipated later this year. With successful results from the Technical Report, a Preliminary Assessment to initially review infrastructure requirements, mineability, washability, coal market tradeoffs and economics will be undertaken in the latter part of 2009. Additional drill programs are also being planned for Border and, subject to permitting, at Ballantyne in Saskatchewan and Pine River in Manitoba. More information regarding these coal exploration programs will be released during the second quarter".

More detailed information including interpretive cross sections and coal quality results from Loring Labs in Calgary for each of the Pasquia, Chemong and Split-Leaf areas at Border will be released on an area by area basis once results have been received and the data is compiled and interpreted.

For the purpose of reporting of visual intercepts the Company has utilized two separate categories - "Coal Zone Interval" and "Estimated Aggregate Coal Thickness". The "Coal Zone Interval" includes all sand and mudstone partings, bright to dull coal and highly carbonaceous sections that may ultimately contain high ash levels. The "Estimated Aggregate Coal Thickness" is the sum of individual coal intervals within the Coal Zone as determined by visual identification of bright to dull coal and identification of obvious coal intervals from down-hole geophysical logs.

PASQUIA SUB-BASIN

The coal in this sub-basin is developing in two areas centered on drill holes BD08-02 and BD08-05 (see attached map: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/GXS0407.pdf and tables below) which intercepted aggregate coal intervals of 22.2 metres and 10.5 metres of bright to dull coal, respectively, in 2008. All coal intervals presented in the following table are estimated true thicknesses.

- PASQUIA BD08-02 AREA



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Estimated
Coal Aggregate
Zone(i) Coal
From To Interval Thickness
Hole (metres) (metres) (metres) (ii) Note
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Thickness confirmed by analyses,
BD08-02 81.6 105.0 23.4 22.2 Thermal Coal
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BD08-02 step out of 420m,
BD09-30 79.7 114.50 34.8 34.8 Bright to Dull Coal
124.1 145.0 20.9 20.9 Bright to Dull Coal
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With carbonaceous mudstone and
BD09-64 82.9 136.0 53.1 24.0 sand partings
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BD09-69 86.8 142.5 55.7 34.7 With sand partings.
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BD09-76 60.2 102.0 41.8 15.9 With carbonaceous sand and sands.
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BD09-82 91.4 141.9 50.5 30.1 Poor core recovery - e log picks
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BD09-83 73.2 112.0 38.8 25.2 Bright to Dull Coal
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BD09-85 79.5 137.6 58.1 47.4 Bright to Dull Coal
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BD09-89 57.3 58.6 1.3 1.3 Bright to Dull Coal
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BD09-90 56.3 61.4 5.1 5.1 Bright to Dull Coal
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Average 38.4 26.2
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(i)Visual identification of Coal Zone - contains coal, partings and highly
carbonaceous materials.
(ii)Visual identification of bright and dull coal and includes use of
down-hole geophysical logs for coal identification.


Drill holes BD09-27, BD09-28, and BD09-76 to BD09-79, drilled in this area but did not intercept any significant coal.

The BD08-02 Area approximately 1.5 by 1.5 kilometres and may still be open to the west. These estimated dimensions are based on drilling to date and proprietary geophysical data.

- PASQUIA BD08-05 AREA



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Hole From To Coal Estimated Note
(metres) (metres) Zone(i) Aggregate
Interval Coal
(metres) Thickness
(ii)
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Thickness confirmed by analyses,
BD08-05 78.4 114.45 36.0 10.5 Thermal Coal
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BD09-32 71.7 103.7 34.1 32.2 Bright to dull Coal
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BD09-36 52.8 64.5 11.7 3.0 With sand partings
76.8 80.4 3.6 2.9 Bright to dull coal
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With carbonaceous partings and
BD09-37 96.9 140.2 43.3 15.4 mudstone
151.5 162.4 10.9 6.3 Bright to dull Coal
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BD09-42 68.5 100.5 32.0 7.9 With carbonaceous mudstone
124.5 133.5 9.0 7.8 Bright to dull coal
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BD09-45 55.2 84.4 29.2 10.3 With carbonaceous mudstone
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BD09-46 55.6 81.3 25.7 19.4 Bright to dull Coal
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BD09-49 62.5 77.6 15.1 2.2 With carbonaceous mudstone
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BD09-52 89.7 92.2 2.5 2.5 Bright to dull Coal
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BD09-61 50.5 66.5 16.1 3.97 Bright to dull Coal
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BD09-87 111.7 126.0 14.3 12.7 Bright to dull Coal
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BD09-91 109.5 159.3 49.8 20.1 With sand partings
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Mostly carbonaceous
BD09-95 88.5 109.9 21.4 1.12 sand/sandstone
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Average 27.2 12.0
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(i)Visual identification of Coal Zone - contains coal, partings and highly
carbonaceous materials.
(ii)Visual identification of bright and dull coal and includes use of
down-hole geophysical logs for coal identification.


Drill Holes BD09-54, 54A, BD09-72 and BD09-75 were drilled in this area but did not intercept any significant coal. BD09-54A was the continuation of BD09-54 after that hole was lost.

The BD08-05 Area is approximately 2.0 by 1.0 kilometres and may still be open to the northwest. These estimated dimensions are based on drilling to date and proprietary geophysical data.

CHEMONG SUB-BASIN

The coal in this sub-basin is occurring in three areas centered on drill holes BD08-03, BD08-06 and BD09-20 (see attached map: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/GXS0407.pdf and tables below) which intercepted aggregate coal intervals of 22.6, 21.0 and 44.6 metres of bright to dull coal, respectively. All coal intervals presented in the following table are estimated true thicknesses except where noted.

- CHEMONG BD08-03 AREA



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Coal Estimated
Zone(i) Aggregate
From To Interval Coal
Hole (metres) (metres) (metres) Thickness(ii) Note
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Thickness confirmed by
BD08-03 78.9 107.0 28.1 22.6 analyses, Thermal Coal
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BD08-03A 80.3 102.4 38.7 22.1 Bright to Dull Coal
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BD09-18 46.4 49.6 3.2 2.0 Bright to Dull Coal
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-50 degrees angle hole.
BD09-29 96.5 112.5 16.0 15.0 Est. true thickness 12 m
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-50 degrees angle hole,
BD09-34 109.6 182.2 72.9 72.9 Est. true thickness 55m.
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-50 degrees angle hole,
BD09-40 108.8 241.4 132.6 115.7 Est. true thickness 100m
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Average 48.6 47.7
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(i)Visual identification of Coal Zone - contains coal, partings and highly
carbonaceous materials.
(ii)Visual identification of bright and dull coal and includes use of
down-hole geophysical logs for coal identification.


Holes BD09-10, BD09-14, BD09-17, BD09-26 and BD09-61 were drilled in the general area and did not intercept any significant coal.

The BD08-03 Area is approximately 0.5 by 0.3 kilometres. These estimated dimensions are based on drilling to date and proprietary geophysical data.

- CHEMONG BD08-06 AREA



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Coal Estimated
Zone(i) Aggregate
From To Interval Coal
Hole (metres) (metres) (metres) Thickness(ii) Note
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Thickness confirmed by
BD08-06 78.3 112.5 34.2 21.0 analyses, Thermal Coal
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Thickness confirmed by
BD08-06A 70.5 111.6 41.1 22.4 analyses, Thermal Coal
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BD09-13 79.5 126.2 46.7 39.5 Bright to Dull Coal
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Carbonaceous parting,
BD09-24 89.0 136.0 47.0 31.8 Mostly bright/dull Coal
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-50 degrees angle hole.
Est. true thickness 41m.
Partings of carbonaceous
BD09-43 104.5 159.0 54.5 28.4 mudstone.
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- 50 degrees angle hole.
Est. true thickness 18m.
BD09-47 84.0 108.5 24.5 14.4 Sand partings.
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Average 41.3 26.2
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(i)Visual identification of Coal Zone - contains coal, partings and
highly carbonaceous materials.
(ii)Visual identification of bright and dull coal and includes use of
down-hole geophysical logs for coal identification.


Hole numbers BD09-11, BD09-14 to BD09-17, and BD09-19 which were previously reported as having no significant coal intercepts were re-examined for possible extension drilling below a depth of 100 metres. Initially, holes BD09-11, 14-17 and 19 were drilled until they intersected limestone thought to underlay the coal zone. The occurrence of one or more limestone beds appear sporadically above the coal and these holes were believed to have stopped prematurely within this limestone unit before reaching the coal zone. This theory was tested with holes BD09-31, BD09-50 and BD09-51 all of which encountered the Devonian limestone and no significant coal zones.

The BD08-06 Area is approximately 0.5 by 0.3 kilometres. These estimated dimensions are based on drilling to date and proprietary geophysical data.

- CHEMONG BD09-20 AREA

This area was newly discovered and resulted from drilling a specific geophysical anomaly.



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Coal Estimated
Zone(i) Aggregate
From To Interval Coal
Hole (metres) (metres) (metres) Thickness(ii) Note
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BD09-20 95.5 147.4 50.9 44.6 Bright to Dull Coal
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With sandstone and
BD09-22 74.5 121.5 47.0 29.5 mudstone partings.
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BD09-74 63.5 80.3 16.8 10.4 Bright to Dull Coal
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BD09-86 57.7 64.0 6.3 4.2 Bright to Dull Coal
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Poor Recovery -
BD09-88 49.2 55.0 5.7 0.8 e log picks
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Average 25.3 17.9
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(i)Visual identification of Coal Zone - contains coal, partings and
highly carbonaceous materials.
(ii)Visual identification of bright and dull coal and includes use of
down-hole geophysical logs for coal identification.


The BD09-20 Area is approximately 1.0 by 1.0 kilometres and appears to open to the west. These estimated dimensions are based on drilling to date and proprietary geophysical data.

SPLIT-LEAF SUB-BASIN

The Split-Leaf coal discovery was made by drilling a geophysical anomaly with signatures similar to those exhibited by the 2008 discovery holes and numerous other holes which intercepted significant coal intercepts at the Border Project. Hole BD09-73 (see attached map: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/GXS0407.pdf and table below), intercepted thick aggregate coal intervals of 40.2 metres of bright to dull coal. This discovery is further confirmation that the geophysical techniques and interpretation being used by the Company are successful in identifying coal bearing sub-basins and will continue to be used in identifying other areas for drilling.

- SPLIT-LEAF BD09-39 AREA



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Coal Estimated
Zone(i) Aggregate
From To Interval Coal
Hole (metres) (metres) (metres) Thickness(ii) Note
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New discovery, Bright
BD09-39 103.4 114.0 10.6 10.6 to Dull Coal
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New discovery, Bright
BD09-41 127.7 163.4 35.3 25.5 to Dull Coal
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New discovery, Bright
BD09-73 117.8 163.0 45.1 40.2 to Dull Coal
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Average 30.3 25.4
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(i)Visual identification of Coal Zone - contains coal, partings and
highly carbonaceous materials.
(ii)Visual identification of bright and dull coal and includes use of
down-hole geophysical logs for coal identification.


Holes BD09-38, BD09-81 and BD09-84 were drilled n the general area but did not intercept any significant coal.

The BD09-39 Area is approximately 1.0 by 1.0 kilometres and further work is planned for the area. These estimated dimensions are based on drilling to date and proprietary geophysical data.

- SPLIT-LEAF BD09-48 AREA

This discovery is approximately 12 kilometres southeast of the original discovery in the Chemong area and approximately 6 kilometres southeast of Split-Leaf hole BD09-39 Area and was identified as a potential coal area by airborne geophysics. Hole BD09-48 (see attached map: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/GXS0407.pdf and table below), intercepted aggregate coal intervals of 44.2 metres of bright to dull coal.



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Coal Estimated
Zone(i) Aggregate
From To Interval Coal
Hole (metres) (metres) (metres) Thickness(ii) Note
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New discovery, bright
BD09-48 108.0 117.4 11.3 11.3 to dull Coal
133.9 166.8 32.9 32.9
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(i)Visual identification of Coal Zone contains both coal and partings.
(ii)Visual identification of bright and dull coal and includes use of
down-hole geophysical logs for coal identification.


Holes BD09-53, BD09-67, BD09-68, BD09-70 and BD09-71 were drilled in the area but did not intercept significant coal.

The potential dimensions of this area are currently undetermined at this time. Further exploration is planned for this area.

Several other targets were tested in the western portion of the permit area which encountered minor intercepts of coal. A number of priority targets in the western portion of the property remain to be tested as do priority targets to the north and east of the original 2008 discovery area. Once all the results of the current program have been compiled and interpreted, a follow up program will be designed to test these additional targets.

Initial identification of the intervals of the coal zones and aggregate coal thickness in the tables above is based on visual characteristics. The Company cautions against placing undue reliance on the visual observations of the coal until the results of the analytical work have been completed and announced. Down-hole geophysics has been completed on most holes and minor adjustments to coal thicknesses may occur when reporting final results.

N. Eric Fier, CPG, P.Eng. and Qualified Person for this news release has reviewed and approved its contents.

This news release contains forward-looking statements, which address future events and conditions, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results, programs and financial position could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, some of which may be beyond the Company's control. These factors include: the availability of funds; the timing and content of work programs; results of exploration activities and development of mineral properties, the interpretation of drilling results and other geological data, the uncertainties of resource and reserve estimations, receipt and security of coal permits and mineral property titles; project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses, fluctuations in commodity product prices; currency fluctuations; and general market and industry conditions. Forward-looking statements are based on the expectations and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.

J. Scott Drever, President

GOLDSOURCE MINES INC.

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