Detour Gold Corporation (TSX: DGC) (�Detour Gold� or the �Company�) is reporting that its 2008 drill program started on January 7 with six (6) diamond drill rigs at its Detour Lake property in northern Ontario. The Company has added approximately 50,000 metres of diamond drilling to the Phase II program (for a total of 110,000 metres in Phase II) to expand the deposit to the west and follow up on the additional mineralization found in the hanging wall during the 2007 campaign. This drilling will be completed in the next five months with the objective of expanding the current mineral resource.
In the second half of 2007, Detour Gold completed 170 holes totaling 60,175 metres in Phase II (for a combined total of 304 holes totaling 109,497 metres in 2007). The Company will start releasing results from its Phase II drilling next week. The Company expects to announce a resource update by mid-2008, which will include a grand total of +100,000 metres from the 2007 Phase I and II�
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