Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd.

Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd.

September 09, 2013 08:30 ET

Surface Operations Resume at Bralorne

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 9, 2013) - Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BPM)(OTCQX:BPMSF)(FRANKFURT:GV7) provides the following update on the status of the Bralorne mine project located near Gold Bridge, British Columbia.

The Company has received approval from the Ministry of Energy and Mines to resume surface operations immediately after complying with an order to cease operations until fire-fighting capabilities were upgraded.

Since the shut-down order of July 15, the Company completed training of 12 employees to NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter 1 Modified level and purchased fire-fighting turn-out gear including self-contained breathing apparatus units. Fire-fighting equipment was also purchased including two 1000 gallon water tanks mounted on two trailers, two high-volume pumps and two high-pressure pumps, one 1600 gallon portable water bladder, plus 2000 feet of fire hose and accessories.

Upon re-starting surface operations the Company plans to start milling materials stockpiled on surface, and continue with the installation of the newly purchased centrifugal concentrator to improve gold recovery in the gravity circuit.

The Company is working on compliance as soon as possible with items required for underground mining operations to resume. An agreement for back-up mine rescue has been obtained, a geotechnical report on rock bolting by a Qualified Person has been submitted, an update of the Mine Emergency Response Plan has been commissioned, and approved apparatus for oxygen generation from carbon dioxide in mine rescue stations has been purchased. The Company is now in the process of acquiring an emergency transport vehicle for underground. It is anticipated that these issues will be resolved to the satisfaction of the mines inspector upon which underground operations will resume.

Bralorne is currently an exploration stage underground mine project with gold production that generates incidental revenue, which is used to partially offset expenditures. The Company employs approximately 50 people at the Bralorne operation and is conducting exploration and development work with the goal of achieving a sustainable operation with increased gold production. The Company is committed to improving the health and safety at its operations site.

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William Kocken, Chief Executive Officer

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. This release contains statements that are forward-looking statements and are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the Company's periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. Such information contained herein represents management's best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

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