NUNAVUT - Drilling at the Meliadine West gold project near Rankin Inlet continues to return high-grade core assays, according to COMAPLEX MINERALS of Calgary. The property is owned 22% by MELIADINE RESOURCES and 78% by Comaplex, which is the operator.
The 27,750-metre, 102-hole drill program for 2007 was completed on Meliadine West in August and assays from the first 59 holes have been received. Highlights include 10.6 g/t Au over 17.4 metres in hole M07-695, 15.9 g/t Au over 26.9 metres in hole 713, 15.9 g/t Au over 26.9 metres in hole 714A, and 23.1 g/t Au over 14.8 metres in hole 719. The highest assay reported was 24.5 g/t Au over 3.9 metres in hole 698.
Drill core from both infill and shallow holes at the Tiriganiaq deposit is returning good assays, too, according to Comaplex. Underground work on a decline into that deposit has advanced roughly 100 metres, and the first mineralized zone should be reached in January 2008.
Additional details and the latest news from the Meliadine project are available at www.Compalex.com.