NUNAVUT - Drilling continues to return good gold grades from the Meliadine West gold property near Rankin Inlet. The property is owned 78% by COMAPLEX MINERALS of Calgary and 22% by RESOURCE CAPITAL FUND III LP. Comaplex anticipates that a total of approximately 22,000 metres of diamond drilling (25% more than originally planned) will be conducted to test the Tiriganiaq gold deposit this year.
The highest assays came from hole 666A: 51.8 g/t Au over 3.3 metres and 14.9 g/t over 3.8 metres. Other notable results from the latest holes include 18.9 g/t Au over 4.5 metres and 12.3 g/t over 6.0 metres in hole 659; 21.3 g/t Au over 3.1 metres in hole 660; 39.3 g/t Au over 4.5 metres and 13.2 g/t Au over 7.5 metres in hole 661; 35.2 g/t Au over 2.7 metres and 12.4 g/t over 4.3 metres in hole 663; and 25.0 g/t Au over 3.5 metres in hole 668.
Comaplex has received the needed approvals for its underground exploration and bulk sampling program on the Tiriganiaq deposit, and excavation of the portal has begun. The underground program is expected to take nine months.
Additional information about the Meliadine project and many unique pictures are available at www.Comaplex.com.