Bulk Sample Confirms Gold Grade and Continuity of Mineralization of the Tiriganiaq Deposit, Meliadine West Gold Property



    
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    CALGARY, Feb. 5 /CNW/ - Comaplex Minerals Corp. (TSX-CMF) is pleased to
report that a summary technical report outlining the results of the recently
completed underground bulk sample program on the Tiriganiaq gold deposit is
now available on SEDAR. The report provides details on all aspects of the bulk
sample program, including underground mapping and sampling descriptions, assay
protocols and procedures, a rigorous QA/QC program, and a complete analysis of
the results.
    The underground exploration program on the Meliadine West property was
initiated in September, 2007 and completed in August, 2008. A total of 25,500
tonnes of mineralized material was mined primarily from the 1100 and 1000
lodes, which comprise approximately 75% of the indicated gold resource in the
Tiriganiaq Deposit. A portion of the 1100 lode mineralization may be mined by
lower cost open pit methods.
    Previously released bulk sample results for these two lodes were released
by Comaplex on August 25, 2008 (press release 08-13) and November 10, 2008
(press release 08-15) which stated that the average diluted gold grade of the
1100 lode was 6.8 g/t gold and the 1000 lode was 13.2 g/t gold. Due to the use
of non-specific mining equipment for the bulk sample, dilution was higher than
would be expected in a production scenario. Dilution on these lodes was
subsequently determined to be 33% for the 1100 lode and 60% for the 1000 lode
resulting in average undiluted grades of 9.1 g/t and 21.1 g/t gold,
respectively.
    While the underground exploration and bulk sample program only explored a
small part of the Tiriganiaq deposit, the geological setting of the areas
exposed underground are considered to be representative of what is likely to
be exposed in future work on the 1000 and 1100 lodes. Physical continuity of
these two main mineralized lodes was excellent both along strike in the
underground drifts and, where tested, up dip in the raises. In areas with a
sufficient amount of drilling, the bulk sample results were in agreement with
the resource estimates for the two main lodes. Important insights were gained
into the spacing of drill holes for feasibility-level resource estimation and
for future grade control sampling protocols. No obvious adverse mining or
geotechnical issues were noted in the program.
    The summary results for all of the samples processed during the program
are contained in the following table.

    
         Summary of Underground Development and Bulk Sample Program
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                                                              Esti-
                                              Number Diluted  mated Undiluted
                                                of    Gold    Total   Gold
                              Length  Tonnage  Bulk   Grade   Error   Grade
                             (metres) Sampled Samples (g/t)   (g/t)   (g/t)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                Not
    Main Ramp                    974          Sampled
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    10,000 Level   1100 Lode
     (-75 m)           Drift     164   9,433     111     6.8  +/-0.2     9.1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   1000 Lode
                       Drift      34   1,006      20     1.8  +/-0.2
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Cross Cuts      96   2,974      40     1.9  +/-0.1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      Raises      59     773      11     8.0  +/-0.6
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    9950 Level        Access
     (-125 m)      Cross Cut      77   3,843      16     0.7  +/-0.1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   1000 Lode
                       Drift     204   6,943     109    13.2  +/-0.3    21.1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   940 Raise      20     152       2    16.7  +/-2.5
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Raise By-Pass
               & Sump Access      14     397       2     1.5  +/-0.2
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals                     1,642  25,522     311
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    It should be noted that the above table includes material from areas
considered to be un-economic. Details on all aspects of the program are
available in the technical report.
    The Meliadine West gold property is located near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.
The bulk sample was excavated from the Tiriganiaq Deposit which is located on
the Meliadine West property (owned 78% by Comaplex and 22% by Meliadine
Resources Ltd. (a private company owned 100% by Resource Capital Fund III L.P.
of Denver)). Comaplex has the option to increase its interest to 80% on the
Meliadine West property.

    The technical report is authored by Henrik Thalenhorst (P. Geo.) of
Strathcona Mineral Services Ltd., Doug Dumka (P. Geo.) and Mark Balog,
(P.Geol.) of Comaplex Minerals Corp. and all three are Qualified Persons as
defined by NI 43-101. Dr. Thalenhorst is independent of Comaplex. Doug Dumka,
P.Geo. is the Chief Geologist for Comaplex and is the designated Qualified
Person as defined by NI 43-101 for the Meliadine West Project.
    Strathcona Mineral Services Limited assisted Comaplex in the setup,
implementation, review, and reporting of the underground bulk sampling
program, including this press release. The bulk sampling process produced two
parallel samples of approximately 25 kilograms for each drift round. SGS
Lakefield used a screened metallics assay protocol on 2000-gram sub-samples,
screening at 150 mesh (106 microns). The two parallel field samples from each
drift round were assayed separately. The precision of the entire field
sampling and assaying processes was monitored by the periodic re-sampling of
the rejects of entire drift rounds through the sampling plant. Variances
between the two sub-samples of each round and between the round repeats are
within the range of the predicted sample error, with no bias. SGS Lakefield
conducted lab-internal quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) with the
insertion of certified reference standards and blanks.

    
    The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the
    adequacy or accuracy of this release.
    

    Forward Looking Statements - This news release contains "forward-looking
statements", including, but not limited to, statements regarding our
expectations as to the mineral resource estimates. Forward-looking statements
express, as at the date of this report, our plans, estimates, forecasts,
projections, expectations or beliefs as to future events or results. We
caution that forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and
uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that such statements will prove
to be accurate. Therefore, actual results and future events could differ
materially from those anticipated in such statements. Factors that could cause
results or events to differ materially form current expectations expressed or
implied by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to,
factors associated with fluctuations in the market price of precious metals,
mining industry risks and hazards, environmental risks and hazards,
uncertainty as to calculation of mineral resources, requirement of additional
financing, and other risks.

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For further information:

For further information: George F. Fink, President and CEO, Mark J.
Balog, Chief Operating Officer, or Kirsten Kulyk, Manager - Investor Relations
at (403) 265-2846 or visit our website at www. comaplex.com or www.sedar.com

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