Wescan Goldfields Inc. Announces New Option Agreement With Alto Ventures Ltd. To Explore The Beardmore Gold Belt
June 13, 2007
Maurice (Moe) F. Lindsay, President of Wescan Goldfields Inc. (Wescan), (WGF: TSX-V) is pleased to announce that Wescan has entered into an option agreement with Alto Ventures Ltd. (Alto), (ATV: TSX-V). Under the terms of the agreement, Wescan has an exclusive and irrevocable option to acquire an undivided 50% interest in Alto’s Mud Lake Project by making $600,000 in exploration expenditures and issuing 150,000 Wescan shares to Alto over a two year period. Upon exercising the option by Wescan at the completion of the two year term, the parties will enter into a 50:50 joint venture agreement to carry out on-going exploration and or development. Alto will remain the project operator until the completion of a positive pre-feasibility study, at which time Wescan will have the option to assume the role of operator. The agreement is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
The Mud Lake Project consists of 2,592 hectares (ha) and is located 25 kilometers (km’s) northeast of Beardmore, Ontario, in the Beardmore-Geraldton gold belt where historical production has exceeded 4.0 million ounces of gold. A major auriferous shear extends for over 6.0 km’s on the property but was never drilled prior to Alto’s 2006/2007 winter drill program. This drilling program tested three of twelve surface gold showings and confirmed the existence of the strong shear system, the Mud Lake Shear, which contains gold-bearing quartz veins at each of the three showings. Gold values up to 13.9 grams/tones (g/t) across 1.0 meter (m) were intersected within a wider zone of gold mineralization that assays 3.39 g/t across 6.1 m. (See Alto news releases dated March 6 and March 20, 2007.)
Wescan is excited about this opportunity in a well known gold camp which has recently seen a significant growth in the number of companies exploring in the Beardmore-Geraldton area. Moe Lindsay, President of Wescan, stated that “Alto’s management is well known to Wescan and we have complete confidence in their ability to carry out the exploration of the Mud Lake Project in a professional and thorough manner. This opportunity is consistent with Wescan’s growth objectives and we look forward to working with Alto on the exploration of the Mud Lake Project.”
Wescan Goldfields Inc. is a growth oriented exploration company based in Saskatchewan engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. Wescan has a portfolio of properties that include prospects for gold, uranium and base metals located in northern Saskatchewan’s “Greenstone Belt” and “Athabasca Basin”. Shares in the company trade on the TSX Venture exchange under the trading symbol “WGF”.
For further information please contact:
Maurice (Moe) F. Lindsay - President or Darren Anderson – Investor Relations at (306) 664-2422.
“The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.”
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