Sep 16, 2010
Grande Portage Resources Ltd. Announces Addition of 2nd Drill to Program
VANCOUVER, BC, Sept 16, 2010 -- Grande Portage Resources Ltd. (TSX-V GPG) ("Grande Portage" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has received all the necessary approvals for adding a second drill at the Herbert Glacier gold project near Juneau, Alaska.
The Company's drilling contractor, Core One Enterprises, has confirmed the availability of a drill, equipment and crew. The Company expects that the 2nd drill will be activated on site within the next few days. In the meantime, drilling has moved to the B Platform and one drill hole has been completed to sample at least two known veins in the area.
According to Carl Hale, project chief, the second drill was needed to adequately sample the Deep Trench, Floyd, and other structures, as well as the previously drilled Main Vein. Mr. Hale stated "This is very good news as it is very important to get as many holes as possible into these vein structures to better assess matters. The second drill will allow us do a more efficient job of sampling this system."
Drilling is expected to continue to mid-October with cleanup taking an additional week. The Herbert Glacier project is about 20 km north-northwest of the historic inactive Alaska Juneau Mine and about 60 km south-south east of Coeur's recently opened Kensington Mine. The mines, historic and operating, were quartz vein systems; like the Herbert, Kensington is within a dioritic intrusion.
Carl Hale, CPG, a geologist of more than 40 years experience, will direct the field program and will act as the qualified person as that term is defined under NI 43-101. Mr. Hale will be backed up by C. C. Hawley, Ph.D., CPG of Hawley Resource Group, Inc. and Alaska Earth Sciences, Inc. of Anchorage, Alaska.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ian Klassen, President
For further information please contact:
Mr. Ian Klassen
Phone: (604) 899-0106
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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