NORTHWEST TERRITORIES Calgary-based COMAPLEX MINERALS is making plans for underground exploration at its Meliadine West gold property near Rankin Inlet. The property is owned 78% by Comaplex and 22% by RESOURCE CAPITAL FUND III.
Comaplex is awaiting regulatory approval to begin a bulk sampling program at the Tiriganiaq deposit. All surface machinery is on site and NUNA LOGISTICS of Edmonton has been awarded the contract to collar a portal, hopefully in early August 2007. Work on the decline may begin as early as mid-September and last nine months.
Highlights of the assays from recent diamond drill holes include 13.1 g/t Au over 4.4 m, 19.5 g/t over 1.7 m, 25.7 g/t over 6.1 m, 25.2 g/t over 4.7 m and 43.5 g/t over 0.6 m. Comaplex reports that multiple intersections are the norm for the Tiriganiaq deposit, and this years results confirm that observation.
Three drill rigs are on site. Two are testing the east end of the deposit and deeper targets. The third drill completed geotechnical drilling in the area of the proposed portal and at potential sites for a waste dam, tailings, and mill site.
Details of the Meliadine project are available at www.Comaplex.com.