Lake Shore Gold Corp.
TSX : LSG

Lake Shore Gold Corp.

March 26, 2009 09:11 ET

Lake Shore Gold Commences Processing at Bell Creek Mill

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 26, 2009) - Lake Shore Gold Corp. (TSX:LSG) ("Lake Shore Gold" or "the Company") today announced that it has commenced processing development ore from the Timmins Mine advanced exploration program at its 100% owned Bell Creek Mill with a target of producing 30,000 ounces of gold in 2009, increasing to 100,000 ounces in 2010. The Mill, with a current capacity of 800 tonnes per day, will initially run in campaigns processing stockpiles of development ore. The Mill will run on a more continuous basis as the year progresses and deliveries from the Timmins Mine increase.

Anthony (Tony) Makuch, President and CEO of Lake Shore Gold, commented: "We are very pleased to have commenced processing at the Bell Creek Mill. I would like to commend our staff at the Mill for their excellent work in refurbishing the facility and returning it to operating status. Ore deliveries to the Mill will initially be limited as we focus our advanced exploration work at the Timmins Mine on the waste and infrastructure development required to establish underground drilling platforms and to access the ore, with deliveries to increase as the year progresses. We will also continue to explore opportunities for contract milling of third party feed as a means of using excess milling capacity."

To view a photo of the Bell Creek Mill's primary ball mill in operation, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Bell_Creek_Mill_Primary_Ball.pdf

To view a photo of the Bell Creek Mill's Carbon-In-Pulp (CIP) Circuit, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Bell_Creek_Mill_Carbon-In-Pulp_Circuit.pdf

About Lake Shore Gold

Lake Shore Gold Corp. is a mineral development and exploration company that is moving towards gold production through its 100%-owned Timmins Mine project, where the Company is sinking a shaft and driving a ramp to access shallow mineralization. The Timmins Mine project is located 18 kilometers west of Timmins, one of the world's most productive mining camps having produced approximately 75 million ounces of gold over the last century. The wholly owned Bell Creek Mill, located just east of Timmins, has been refurbished to a capacity of 800 tonnes per day, and the Company is moving forward with a number of prospective exploration properties in the Timmins area and in other parts of Northern Ontario and Quebec. Lake Shore Gold's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol LSG.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release relating to the Company's development projects, exploration properties, project expenditures, business plans, production schedules, capital position and financial performance are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of securities legislation. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements represent management's best judgment based on current facts and assumptions that management considers reasonable, including that operating and capital plans will not be disrupted by issues such as mechanical failure, unavailability of parts, labour disturbances, interruption in transportation or utilities, or adverse weather conditions, that there are no material unanticipated variations in budgeted costs, that contractors will complete projects according to schedule, and that actual mineralization on properties will not be less than identified mineral reserves.

The Company makes no representation that reasonable business people in possession of the same information would reach the same conclusions. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. In particular, fluctuations in the price of gold or in currency markets could prevent the Company from achieving its targets. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. More information about risks and uncertainties affecting the Company and its business is available in Lake Shore Gold's most recent Annual Information Form and other regulatory filings which are posted on sedar at www.sedar.com.

Contact Information

  • Lake Shore Gold Corp.
    Tony Makuch
    President & CEO
    (416) 703-6298
    (416) 703-7764 (FAX)
    Email: info@lsgold.com
    or
    Lake Shore Gold Corp.
    Mark Utting
    Vice-President, Investor Relations
    (416) 703-6298
    (416) 703-7764 (FAX)
    Email: info@lsgold.com
    Website: www.lsgold.com