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Ressources Appalaches inc.

June 16, 2009 10:00 ET

Ressources Appalaches: 43-101 Report on Dufferin Property

RIMOUSKI, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Ressources Appalaches (TSX VENTURE:APP) wishes to inform its shareholders that MineTech International Limited, an engineering and geological consultant firm from Halifax, NS, has completed a technical report, compliant with National Instrument NI 43-101 standards, on the Dufferin Mine project in Nova Scotia.

The report summarizes all works perform on the property. By virtue of the record of historical work, the positive results obtained in the past and the total expenditures made on the Dufferin Property, the authors conclude that it is a "property of merit" that warrants further exploration.

The recommended work consists of dewatering the existing underground workings, underground mapping and sampling, diamond drilling (1,700 metres, surface and underground) the near-surface saddle-veins and metallurgical work. Phase 1 is expected to last six months and cost approximately $CAN 500,000.


The Dufferin gold property is located near Port Dufferin in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Property is accessible by 8 kilometres of good gravel road from Port Dufferin and is approximately 140 kilometres east of Halifax. The Mineral Lease (2.2 km2) covers the portal with ramp access to underground, tailings pile and mill-camp complex.

Deposit type

The Dufferin Property deposit occurs in a "saddle-reef-vein" type gold deposit in the crest and limbs along the Crown Reserve Anticline. Gold mineralization in the Meguma Group of Nova Scotia, which hosts the Dufferin deposit, has been explored for and mined since the 1860s. Similarities between the saddle-vein deposits in Nova Scotia to those of the Bendigo - Castlemaine goldfields of the State of Victoria, Australia have been noted by numerous authors.

Resource Estimates

A historical reserve estimate was completed in 1993 by Dufferin Resources which showed an in situ geological mineral inventory of the various quartz saddle veins of 147,736 tonnes over a strike length of 450 metres. The Upper saddle vein was estimated to contain 20,611 tonnes at an average uncut grade of 17.5 g/tonne gold. The Middle saddle vein was estimated to contain 80,740 tonnes at an average uncut grade of 12.0 g/tonne gold (Duncan and Graves, 1993).

These historical estimates refer to categories other than the ones required by present day Canadian securities legislation. These estimates are historical in nature, were not prepared in compliance with the CIM definitions required by National Instrument 43-101 and should not be relied upon. While much of this material may have been mined, the figures give an estimate of the character of the mineralized saddles.


Production formally started in 2001 using a gravity mill circuit. Development extended to the third saddle-reef vein with most of the production coming from the second saddle-reef vein. In 2003, mining of ore took place mainly in the first, second and third saddles.A ramp to the fourth saddle was made. In 2006, the mill was changed to a gold flotation circuit to reprocess the existing tailings.

Extension of deposit

In late 2008, Ressources Appalaches confirmed the extent and continuity of the deposit's gold-bearing structures. The results include the sampling of a quartz vein and its wall rock in Hole F08-07, which gave 31.64 g/tonne Au over four metres, including 125.5 g/tonne Au over one metre (not true width). Sampling of several stratiform quartz veins in an argillaceous mudstone layer in hole F08-11 yielded a grade of 8.34 g/tonne Au over nine metres (not true width). Fifteen Saddle-type veins have so far been identified on the deposit. The mineralized zone extends over a length of 900 metres, and to a depth of nearly 400 metres.

Qualified Persons

Doug Roy, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., who is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 and a Mining Engineer with MineTech International Limited, authored the majority of the Technical Report. Mr. Roy is independent of Ressources Appalaches applying all of the tests in Section 1.4 of National Instrument 43-101.

Patrick Hannon, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., who is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 and a Mining Engineer with MineTech International Limited, authored the Metallurgical Work section of the Technical Report. Mr. Hannon is independent of Ressources Appalaches applying all of the tests in Section 1.4 of National Instrument 43-101.

About MineTech International

MineTech International Limited has served the Canadian and International mining markets since its founding in 1989. Staffed by experienced engineers and geologists, it is located in Halifax, Canada. In 2008, it entered into a formal association with ACA Howe International of London, England.

MineTech is an independent, employee-owned consultancy capable of delivering professional results for a wide range of mining and geological problems, including assistance with mine exploration, design, permitting and operations.

About Ressources Appalaches

Since it was first established in 1994, Ressources Appalaches has targeted the discovery and development of deposits of base and precious metals located in the Appalachians and on the Quebec North Shore. The Company holds some twenty mineral properties in various stages of development.

Ressources Appalaches has become, as of April 9th, 2009, the sole owner of the Dufferin Mine, located in Nova Scotia and intends to become a gold producer soon.

The complete technical report is on SEDAR at and also on our website at

The contents of this press release were prepared by Geologist Alain Hupe, a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release."

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