St Andrew Goldfields Ltd.

St Andrew Goldfields Ltd.

June 06, 2005 12:52 ET

St Andrew Plans To Restart Milling Operations At The Stock Gold Complex In July 2005

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 6, 2005) - St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX:SAS) ("St Andrew") wishes to provide an update on activities at its Stock Gold Complex, consisting of the Clavos Mine, Stock Mine and Taylor Mine Project, located 50 kilometres east of Timmins, Ontario, Canada.

Clavos Mine

The Clavos Mine has been the focus of activities over the last 4 months.

Exploration, Delineation Drilling, Drifting, Sampling and Mapping on the 200-metre and 250-metre levels at the Clavos Mine.

Since January 2005 a total of approximately 18,200 metres of underground drilling has been completed on the 200-metre and 250-metre levels to explore and delineate the Clavos mineralization at 15 metre drill centres. The drilling has resulted in good delineation of the Clavos East gold resource as shown in the attached figure. Sufficient understanding of the structure and the continuity of the gold mineralization has been defined so that the requisite stope planning and layouts can be developed.

A program of underground drifting, and stope preparation has commenced on the 200-metre and 250-metre levels and test mining, sampling and mapping will commence in July 2005 to confirm the characteristics and continuity of the delineated Clavos mineralization.

Based on the results from the test mining and favourable characteristics and continuity of mineralization it is planned to start building up the underground tonnage from the Clavos Mine in July 2005 to reach an average of 700 tons per day available for milling by December, 2005.

It is planned to extend the Clavos Decline Ramp by a further 497 metres to a depth of 325 metres below surface. This will give access to some of the additional gold resources defined during the underground drill program.

Stock Mine

From January to May 31, 2005 a total of approximately 3, 200 metres of underground drilling has been carried out. A sampling and development program is currently underway at the Stock Mine in the West-Central areas.

This program is intended to develop additional resources that will extend the life of the Stock Mine.

Milling Operations.

The Stock Gold Mill has undergone minor modifications and upgrades since January 2005.

Mineralized ore will be stockpiled at the Stock Gold Mill in June 2005. Commencing in July 2005 the mineralized ore from the build up of underground operations will be treated in batches to determine and optimize the metallurgical characteristics of the ore and the performance of the gold recovery circuits.

Surface Activities

The 10 kilometre long haul road between the Clavos and Stock Gold Mill is currently under construction and will be completed during August 2005. This will result in considerable savings in transport costs when rock is hauled from Clavos to the Stock Gold Mill.

The upgrade of the surface settling facilities and surface power systems at the Clavos Mine is underway in anticipation of the build up in underground production levels.

Taylor Mine Project

Permitting, engineering and planning for the development of the Taylor Mine Project are continuing. It is anticipated that the excavation of the box cut and portal for the Taylor Decline as part of the advanced exploration program on the Taylor project will commence in the 4th quarter of 2005.

St Andrew (TSX.SAS) is a gold mining and exploration company with near term gold production expected from its Stock Gold Complex, Timmins and Nixon Fork Gold Mine, Alaska. The company controls a large land position in the Timmins Mining Camp and holds a 64.7 % interest in Heritage Explorations (TSX.V-HXL), the holder of an extensive land position at Eskay Creek in northern British Columbia. St Andrew also owns a 28.3 % interest (20 million shares) in Geoinformatics Exploration Inc. (TSX.V-GXL).

For further information about St Andrew Goldfields Ltd., please visit St Andrew's website at or contact Investor Relations toll-free at 1-800-463-5139 or email


Certain statements contained in this press release are "forward-looking statements" and are prospective. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

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