Claude Resources Inc. Expands Discovery at the Santoy Gap, Seabee Project

Sep 26, 2011, 07:00 ET from CLAUDE RESOURCES INC.

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"10.3 Grams of Gold per Tonne Over 5.43 Metres at Santoy Gap"

SASKATOON, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Claude Resources Inc. (TSX-CRJ; NYSE Amex-CGR) ("Claude" and or the "Company") today announced that drilling at the Santoy Gap target within the Seabee Project has intercepted multiple high-grade intervals, significantly expanding the strike length and width of the mineralized system. The 14,400 hectare Seabee Project hosts the currently producing Seabee and Santoy 8 Gold Deposits and is located 110 kilometres northeast of La Ronge, Saskatchewan.

Highlights of the drilling include 10.30 grams of gold per tonne over 5.43 metres in JOY-11-535, 6.12 grams per tonne across 6.24 metres in JOY-11-549, 22.06 grams per tonne across 2.82 metres in JOY-11-551 and 49.60 grams per tonne across 1.36 metres in JOY-11-554.  The Company's Santoy Gap exploration program at the Seabee Project has been expanded to include a third surface rig and continues to intercept broad, visible gold-bearing intervals along strike and at depth with assays pending on a further 14 holes.  Table 1 provides a detailed summary of the assay results.

A total of 30 holes and 11,000 metres have been completed at Santoy Gap in 2011 with assays received for 16 holes (Table 1). The drill program has expanded the gold-bearing structure to a strike length of over 400 metres, to depths in excess of 450 metres and, when combined with drilling completed in 2010 (See Claude News Releases dated March 15th and July 26th, 2011), indicates strong potential to expand the Company's resource base at the Seabee Project. The Santoy Gap target is located within 400 metres of underground infrastructure, immediately on strike and adjacent to the Santoy 8 Mine. The system remains open along strike to the northwest, southeast and at depth.

"Initial drill testing of the Santoy Gap target has successfully intercepted multiple high grade vein sets and expanded the Santoy Gap and Santoy 8 system to in excess of 1.8 kilometres. This new discovery combined with the recent success at the L62, Neptune and continued Seabee Deep drilling demonstrate the potential for significant new discoveries and resource growth in the Seabee Camp," stated Brian Skanderbeg, Vice-President Exploration.

Based on these encouraging results from Santoy Gap, Claude has expanded the 2011 Seabee exploration program to include 43,000 metres of surface drilling, of which 20,000 will be focused at Santoy Gap between September 1st and year end. The three rig program will focus on aggressively exploring the Santoy Gap target and its relationship to the Santoy 8 orebody to depths of in excess of 500 metres.

In addition to aggressive exploration efforts at the Seabee Project, Claude has initiated Phase II underground drilling at the Madsen Property in Red Lake and continues to advance the Amisk Gold Project.  The Phase II Madsen program is designed to test depth and strike extensions to high grade mineralization within the 8 Zone Trend.

Please visit for a detailed longitudinal map of the Santoy Gap target and location map of the Seabee Project.

Table 1: Santoy Gap 2011 Drillhole Intercepts.
Hole ID Easting Northing From (m) Gold
Grade (g/t)
Width (m) Visible
JOY-11-534 599349 6170487 286.00 Anomalous    
JOY-11-535 599349 6170487 310.57 10.30 5.43 X
JOY-11-536 599367 6170300 209.14 Anomalous    
JOY-11-537 599403 6170324 331.00 Anomalous    
JOY-11-538 599362 6170404   Results Pending    
JOY-11-539 599334 6170551   Results Pending    
JOY-11-540 599411 6170392   Results Pending    
JOY-11-541 599002 6170639 164.60 3.38 1.25  
JOY-11-542 599001 6170639 175.40 5.30 2.00  
JOY-11-543 599189 6170681 265.30 Anomalous    
JOY-11-544 599150 6170740 261.00 3.93 2.00  
    and 296.00 5.74* 2.00  
JOY-11-545 599070 6170500   Results Pending    
JOY-11-546 599520 6170235   Results Pending    
JOY-11-547 599127 6170539 248.00 Anomalous    
JOY-11-548 599241 6170626 237.00 Anomalous    
JOY-11-549 599175 6170744 330.38 6.12 6.24 X
JOY-11-550 599178 6170745 307.08 20.10 1.00 X
    and 332.00 4.38 5.00  
JOY-11-551 599205 6170769 384.98 12.50 1.69 X
    and 405.77 22.06 2.82 X
JOY-11-552 599221 6170711 379.50 9.85 0.78 X
JOY-11-553 599146 6170793 348.70 42.60 0.81 X
    and 365.12 12.67 1.53 X
JOY-11-554 599146 6170793 413.20 49.60* 1.36 X
JOY-11-555 599146 6170793   Results Pending   X
JOY-11-556 599146 6170793   Results Pending   X
JOY-11-557 599115 6170845   Results Pending   X
JOY-11-558 599217 6170710   Results Pending    
JOY-11-559 599115 6170845   Results Pending    
JOY-11-560 599217 6170710   Results Pending    
JOY-11-561 599217 6170710   Results Pending   X
JOY-11-562 599115 6170845   Results Pending   X
JOY-11-563 599115 6170845   Results Pending   X
* Partial result, assays within zone are pending. Composite grades calculated using a 3 g/t cut-off. Anomalous relates to a gold grade of 0.1-3.0 g/t.

Claude Resources Inc. is a public company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, whose shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX-CRJ) and the NYSE Amex (NYSE Amex-CGR). Claude is a gold exploration and mining company with an asset base located entirely in Canada. Since 1991, Claude has produced over 950,000 ounces of gold from its Seabee mining operation in northeastern Saskatchewan. The Company also owns 100 percent of the 10,000 acre Madsen Property in the prolific Red Lake gold camp of northwestern Ontario and has a 65 percent working interest in the Amisk Gold Project in northeastern Saskatchewan.

Brian Skanderbeg, P.Geo. and M.Sc., Claude's Vice-President Exploration, is the Qualified Person who has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release. Drill core was halved with samples averaging 1.5 metres submitted to ALS Chemex in Vancouver, an ISO approved facility. Rigorous quality assurance and quality control procedures have been implemented including the use of blanks, standards and duplicates. Core samples were analyzed by a 30 gram gold fire assay with an atomic absorption, conventional gravimetric and/or screen fire techniques.


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The resource estimates in this document were prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101, adopted by the Canadian Securities Administrators. The requirements of National Instrument 43-101 differ significantly from the requirements of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). In this document, we use the terms "measured," "indicated" and "inferred" resources. Although these terms are recognized and required in Canada, the SEC does not recognize them. The SEC permits U.S. mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that constitute "reserves". Under United States standards, mineralization may not be classified as a reserve unless the determination has been made that the mineralization could be economically and legally extracted at the time the determination is made. United States investors should not assume that all or any portion of a measured or indicated resource will ever be converted into "reserves." Further, "inferred resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and whether they can be mined economically or legally, and United States investors should not assume that "inferred resources".