Nov 20, 2007
Grande Portage Resources Ltd. Awaiting Metallurgical and Water Sample Reports; Appoints New Vice-President, Exploration
VANCOUVER, BC, November 20, 2007 - Grande Portage Resources Ltd. (TSX-V GPG) ("Grande Portage" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it is in the process of undertaking metallurgical testing for acid base accounting and metals recoveries on select samples of drill core to follow-up the recently announced geological resource at the Merry Widow open pit. Composite samples from four drill holes are being prepared at ALS Chemex and will be processed locally in North Vancouver, BC. The samples will test various styles of mineralization including: higher gold and average copper grades in massive sulphide, higher gold-silver-copper grades in sulphide-magnetite, low gold and higher copper grades in sulphide-skarn, and high-grade gold-silver-copper in massive sulphide. The Company anticipates receiving the test results by mid to late December, 2007.
Pursuant to the Company's recent water sampling program at the Merry Widow open pit and underground, workings, Wardrop Engineering Ltd. confirm that results from the samples obtained will be back from the laboratory within a week.
The Company is also pleased to announce that it has appointed Wesley Raven P. Geo., as Vice-President, Exploration. Mr. Raven graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1983 and brings to the Company nearly 25 years of exploration experience in Canada and abroad. Mr. Raven has worked for both senior and junior mining companies and has extensive drill program management from small preliminary testing to expansive programs for ore reserve definition. Mr. Raven has experience in a variety of mineral deposit types, including porphyry copper-gold, magmatic nickel-copper, epithermal and mesothermal gold vein systems, volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits, skarn deposits and carbonate-hosted base metals. Mr. Raven has managed exploration programs for precious and base metals throughout Canada, USA, Mexico, Africa (Ghana, Niger) and South America. Mr. Raven is well versed with the Company's land holdings and exploration programs to date as prior to this appointment he served the Company as a senior consulting geologist.
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. The Company is well financed with no long term debt. More information is available online at www.grandeportage.com
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Alistair MacLennan, Chairman
For further information please contact:
Mr. Ian Klassen
Phone: (604) 290-5762
Statements about the Company's future expectations and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward looking statements". Such forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including risks inherent in mineral exploration and development, which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any projected future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
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