VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 2, 2016) - WestKam Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:WKG) (the "Company" or "WestKam") announced today that the Company is in talks with Kinross Gold Corporation regarding a milling facility for processing material from the bulk sample program at WestKam's Bonaparte Gold Project near Kamloops, British Columbia. WestKam has submitted several kilograms of ore grade material for metallurgical test work at Kinross' Kettle River mill facility in Washington State.
"This represents a key step in furthering the project," said Matt Wayrynen, WestKam's President and CEO. "Kinross has visited the site for evaluation, and we are working with them to submit additional samples. Also, our site commissioning is nearing completion, and we expect to initiate advancement of the decline in the coming days."
Recent progress at Bonaparte has included a number of safety initiatives, working in conjunction with the Mines Inspector and Ministry of Energy and Mines, as well as mapping and other preparatory work.
About WestKam Gold Corp.
WestKam is a Canadian gold exploration company focused on developing the Bonaparte Gold Project near Kamloops, British Columbia. Additional information can be found on the Company's website at www.westkamgold.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Matt Wayrynen, President
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