Claude Resources said that the new Santoy 8 gold mine has achieved commercial production at the Seabee gold operation in north eastern Saskatchewan, Canada.

The gold mine is a satellite deposit located approximately 14 kms east of the Seabee Mine and Mill.

Over the life of mine plan, the company anticipates the Santoy 8 mine to provide up to 50% of the overall mill feed.

The company said it will continue to explore and delineate mineralization at depth and along strike.

Claude Resources president and CEO Neil McMillan said that the Santoy 8 gold mine represents a real opportunity for the Seabee operation to grow its production profile.

Claude Resources is engaged in the exploration and development of gold mineral reserves and mineral resources.