TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 23, 2017) - Eastmain Resources Inc. ("Eastmain" or the "Company") (TSX:ER)(OTCQX:EANRF) is pleased to announce an 8,500 m diamond drilling program at the 100%-owned Eastmain Mine Project, located in James Bay, Québec. Drilling is focused along the 10-km Mine Trend, targeting anomalies identified during a recently completed Induced Polarization ("IP") survey at the Julien, Suzanna and Michel Targets. The IP survey was conducted as follow-up to the early 2017 discovery at Julien (see press release dated January 19, 2017). Drilling is also planned for the historic Eastmain Mine to support resource classification in preparation for the upcoming mineral resource estimate expected in Q4 2017 (FIGURES 1-3). Up to 29 holes are proposed for the program beginning in the first week of September.