Ressources Appalaches inc.

Ressources Appalaches inc.

November 26, 2007 11:15 ET

Ressources Appalaches: Start of Drilling at the Ecum Secum Gold Mine

RIMOUSKI, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2007) - Ressources Appalaches (TSX VENTURE:APP) announces the start of a 1,500-metre drilling campaign on the Ecum Secum property in Nova Scotia. These boreholes will identify the extensions of a gold mine that was last worked in the early 1900s.

This first drill program is aimed at identifying possible extensions of the mine's gold-bearing veins over a distance of 500 metres and to a depth of 100 metres. Shafts dating from the earlier mining have been discovered in the vicinity of the mine over a distance of one kilometre. The gold veins could also extend over the same distance.

The mine comprised several shafts up to 71 metres deep, with tunnels a hundred metres in length. The total production from the mine is unknown. However, archived reports indicate a production of at least 1,300 oz of gold at a grade of 15.6 g/t.

The mineralization takes the form of native gold (occasionally visible) in stratiform, folded quartz veins. The main model proposed to account for the emplacement of these veins is that they represent saddle-reefs.

"The first boreholes should be completed during December. Given today's mining exploitation techniques, we are hoping to find grades of at least 15.6 g/t" states Andre Proulx, the President.

Ressources Appalaches

Ressources Appalaches is a mineral exploration company with a number of gold and base-metal projects in Quebec and Nova Scotia. The company has two projects aimed at developing former gold mines in Nova Scotia: Ecum Secum and Miller Lake. In Quebec, Appalaches has 11 prime uranium properties including Ashini, which is at a more advanced stage of exploration.

The contents of this press release were prepared by Geologist Alain Hupe, a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43 101.

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