May 22, 2007
Grande Portage Prepares To Resume Drilling At The Merry Widow Massive Sulphide Property
VANCOUVER, BC, May 22, 2007 -- Grande Portage Resources Ltd. (TSX-V GPG) ("Grande Portage" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it will commence its 2007 drilling program at the Merry Widow open pit within the next two weeks. Drill crews and equipment are on site where the Company is currently permitted for a further 10,000 metres of diamond drilling. The Company will focus its efforts on the southern extension of last year's drilling wherein encountered high-grade mineralization such as:
2006 HIGHLIGHTED RESULTS
Specific Highlights of 2006 Drill Results
As a prelude to drilling, the Company's crews have started ground geologic mapping and geophysical surveys to cover a 2 kilometre portion of the Merry Widow trend, both north and south of the open pit.
Crews are establishing a cut line grid with 100 metre spaced lines extending 1 kilometre north and 1 kilometre south of the Merry Widow open pit. A total of 15-20 line-kilometres of grid are planned with possible extensions dependent upon results. Geologic mapping of the known mineral occurrences will be undertaken and ground magnetic and electromagnetic surveys will be completed. Initial geophysical surveying will involve ground magnetic and VLF-EM surveying with readings collected every 10 metres along the grid lines. This will be followed by a Max-Min survey (Horizontal Loop) to locate areas of massive sulphide mineralization within the 2 km long highly magnetic trend and will be used in conjunction with the geologic mapping to define drill targets and extensions to the mineralization defined at the open pit.
The Merry Widow trend encompasses various prospects with consistently anomalous copper and gold with some showings also containing silver, cobalt and iron. The main prospects, from north to south, include: Whiskey Jack (Fe) North Notch (Cu, Au, Co, Ag), Adit Show (Cu, Co, Au), Raven Pit area (Fe, Cu, Au, Ag, Co), Marten (Cu, As, Au), Bluebird 1 and 2 (Cu, Au) and Snowline (Cu, Au).
Snow at the higher elevations has impeded the surveying but it is anticipated that the work will be completed within the next few weeks and drilling of multiple targets will commence shortly thereafter.
Warren Robb, P. Geo., and George Nicholson, P. Geo., are the qualified persons for this project, and have reviewed and verified the contents of this news release.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Alistair MacLennan, Chairman
About Grande Portage Resources Ltd.
Grande Portage Resources Ltd. is a mineral exploration and development company focused on massive sulphide exploration in British Columbia. Grande Portage is operated by experienced managers and professionals who have been effective in discovery, mine development, and mining operations throughout North and South America, Africa, Europe, and Central Asia.
Statements about the Company's future expectations and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward looking statements". The Company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbours created thereby. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ materially from the expected results.
For further information please contact:
Mr. Warren Robb. P. Geo
Phone: (604) 682-4836
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