Grande Portage Resources Ltd. Announces Summary of 2007 Diamond Drilling



    VANCOUVER, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - Grande Portage Resources Ltd. (TSX-V GPG)
("Grande Portage" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the following
summary of it's 2007 diamond drilling program at the Merry Widow Massive
Sulphide project on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Weather permitting,
the Company intends to drill up to three more Zones before the end of the
calendar year.

    
    Specific highlights of the drill program include:

    MW07-72: 8.16 metres of 5.82 g/t Au, 0.66 g/t Ag, 0.405% Co
        -  Including: 4.5 metres of 9.25 g/t Au, 1.00 g/t Ag, 0.702% Co

    MW07-88: 10.24 metres of 4.01 g/t Au, 4.32 g/t Ag and 0.21% Cu
        -   Including 1.94 metres grading 19.39 g/t Au, 18.92 g/t Ag and
            0.93% Cu.

    Marten Zone

    A total of 24 holes (MW07-55 to MW07-78) totaling 1648.71 metres were
completed on the Marten Zone. This Zone outcrops on surface south-west of the
Merry Widow open pit and adjacent to the South Pit Zone. Massive sulphides
and/or mineralized skarn assemblages were intersected in every hole. Copper
values were lower than those for the Merry Widow pit area, however, a number
of encouraging gold, silver and cobalt assays are reported in the table below.
Only the more significant intercepts are reported. All holes had some values
in gold, silver and copper.

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    Hole No.      From    To    Length  Au g/t  Ag g/t  Cu %    Co %   Fe %.
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    MW07-56       7.88   12.58   4.70    1.67    2.69   0.11   0.028   49.11
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    including     7.88    9.38   1.50    3.21    3.00   0.13   0.037 (greater
                                                                      than)50
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    MW07-58       5.07    7.07   2.00    0.26   13.50   1.34   0.010    6.16
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    MW07-59       9.93   11.36   1.43    4.40    4.10   0.17   0.108   46.84
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    MW07-60      11.58   12.30   0.72    2.25    4.60   0.23   0.059   45.60
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    MW07-60      16.55   20.07   3.52    2.03    7.90   0.42   0.071   48.00
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    including    16.55   18.01   1.46    2.72   12.00   0.64   0.059 (greater
                                                                      than)50
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    MW07-61      35.66   37.36   1.70   (less    8.90   0.61   0.003    7.41
                                        than)
                                         0.05
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    MW07-62      16.88   21.92   5.04    0.20    6.10   0.35   0.030   33.35
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    including    16.88   18.81   1.93    0.21   10.80   0.57   0.063   49.90
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    MW07-65       5.18    8.83   3.65    1.09    1.45   0.10   0.092   26.88
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    including     6.88    7.55   0.67    3.15    0.60   0.05   0.389   27.00
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    MW07-67       8.84    9.65   0.81    3.85    8.50   0.28   0.030   38.70
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    MW07-69       6.19    9.19   3.00    0.47    6.60   0.36   0.002   39.83
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    MW07-70       9.07    9.89   0.82    8.80    6.20   0.26   0.087   42.20
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    MW07-71       6.90   13.49   6.59    3.10    1.12  0.038   0.014   11.94
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    Hole No.      From    To    Length  Au g/t  Ag g/t  Cu %    Co %   Fe %.
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    including     9.90   11.98   2.08    8.21    2.74  0.039   0.017   14.19
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    MW07-71      37.40   40.40   3.00    2.88    7.80   0.38   0.016 (greater
                                                                      than)50
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    MW07-72       5.18   13.34   8.16    5.82    0.66  0.019   0.405   13.38
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    including     6.68   11.18   4.50    9.25    1.00  0.031   0.702   16.38
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    MW07-72      17.48   18.76   1.28    3.17   25.00   1.24   0.050   36.40
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    MW07-73       9.82   13.90   4.08    3.61    2.68   0.50   0.443   37.77
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    including     9.82   12.58   2.76    5.00    2.75   0.13   0.653   38.33
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    MW07-74      10.10   11.00   0.90    3.67   (less  0.002   0.137 (greater
                                                 than)                than)50
                                                 0.50
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    Merry Widow Pit Area Drilling

    Areas proximal to "Copper Knob" were tested for possible strike extensions
to the mineralization previously reported and included in the Company's
recently announced preliminary geological resource calculation. Seven holes
(MW07-79, MW07-80 and MW07-86 to MW07-90) totaling 751.21 metres were drilled
around the Merry Widow open pit. Hole MW07-86 and MW07-89 were abandoned due
to technical difficulties at shallow ((less than)10 metres) depths downhole.
Only holes MW07-80 and MW07-88 intersected significant mineralization with the
results shown in the table below.

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    Hole No.      From    To    Length  Au g/t  Ag g/t  Cu %    Co %   Fe %.
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    MW07-80      55.49   57.54   2.05    2.23    5.05   0.40   0.042   29.79
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    MW07-80      61.23   62.52   1.29    4.84   16.00   0.77   0.007   35.60
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    MW07-88      38.40   48.64  10.24    4.01    4.32   0.21   0.004   13.04
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    including    44.00   45.94   1.94   19.39   18.92   0.93   0.033   12.86
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    South Pit Zone

    This Zone lies between the Merry Widow open pit and the Marten Zone and
is manifest on a cliff face in a dry streambed as a strong gossan with both
massive sulphides and massive magnetite present. The Zone borders on the
southern limit of old dump piles of waste material extracted from the Merry
Widow pit.
    The Company attempted to get a drill hole through to the target but was
unsuccessful. A fault, overburden and buried dump material, not visible on
surface, forced the abandonment of every hole prior to reaching the target.
Five holes were collared to test the zone. The Company drilled holes MW07-81
to MW07-85 for a total of 110.32 metres. Holes MW07-85 and 85 were drilled to
depth of approximately 37 metres and intersected local intervals of skarn in
limestone. The remaining holes reached depths of 5-17 metres and no samples
were collected from the intermixed volcanics and limestone units intersected
in the holes. The Company intends on testing this target with a bigger drill
and a larger core size to try and minimize the technical difficulties
encountered.

    Snowline Showing

    Two holes were targeted to test this showing of massive magnetite exposed
on a road cut to the south and east of the Martin Zone and north of the
Bluebird and Bluebird 2 Zones. Holes MW07-91 and MW07-92 totaled
182.00 metres. Hole MW07-91 failed to intersect the target and drilled an
alternating sequence of limestone and volcanic rocks with minor skarn
intervals. Hole MW07-92 intersected weaker zones of wispy sulphide veinlets
proximal to volcanic dykes cutting limestone.

    Summary of Merry Widow Pit Area Drilling

    The Company continues to be encouraged by the results to date from the
Merry Widow Pit area. The Merry Widow open pit, Marten Zone, South Pit Zone,
Bluebird Zone and Bluebird 2 Zones (the Bluebird Zones have not been drill
tested) all lay along a visible general north-south trend. This trend is
thought to represent a plumbing system for the mineralized solutions that
formed the sulphide bodies at these respective zones. This concept has not
been explored fully along strike or at depth nor has the south wall of the
open pit been tested where strong magnetite mineralization is present. The
trend from south of the open pit extends approximately 650 metres to the
Bluebird showing.
    So far, the Company has only conducted limited drill testing of the
Marten zone which is approximately 200 metres south of the Merry Widow open
pit. These targets are exposed on surface and all are accessible along active
or decommissioned roads. Given their proximity to the Merry Widow open pit
collectively these sulphide zones could be exploited in conjunction with the
open pit if sufficient grade and tonnage can be developed. Other showings
occur to the north of the Merry Widow open pit, along the same general
north-south trend and have not been examined in detail as outcrop exposure is
much poorer than that for the showings south of the open pit.

    Old Sport Horizon

    The Company drilled seven holes (MW07-48 to MW07-54) totaling
3870.03 metres to test this target. Of these holes MW07-50 and MW07-52 were
abandoned in fault zones prior to reaching the Old Sport Horizon. In addition
hole MW07-51 deviated greatly resulting in the hole missing the target. Hole
MW07-53 intersected two zones of magnetite mineralization that are believed to
represent the Old Sport Horizon; neither interval reported significant
results. A summary of the intercepts is shown in the table below.

    
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    Hole No.             From    To     Length  Au g/t  Ag g/t  Cu %    Fe %
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    MW07-48            584.00  587.53    3.53    0.45    1.47   0.63   40.69
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    including          584.00  584.76    0.76    0.79    3.40   1.27 (greater
                                                                      than)50
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    MW07-49            518.62   527.3    8.68    0.19    2.60   0.50    6.42
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    MW07-49            558.97   560.6    1.63    0.35    1.80   0.81    3.10
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    including          560.05   560.6    0.55    0.89    4.90   2.04    7.76
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    MW07-50            hole abandoned in fault zone
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    MW07-51            hole deviated and missed target
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    MW07-52            hole abandoned in fault zone
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    MW07-53            673.96   678.48   4.52   (less   (less  0.012   34.12
                                                 than)   than)
                                                 0.05    0.50
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    MW07-54            710.82   711.45   0.63    1.20   31.00   5.25   11.30
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    MW07-54            721.95   736.19  14.24    0.12    1.00   0.29    5.32
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    including          732.70   735.70   3.00    0.43    2.40   0.64    7.96
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    The Company is in discussions to engage Geotech Ltd. to fly a VTEM
airborne electromagnetic survey over the long magnetic lineament believed to
represent the Old Sport Horizon. The purpose of the survey will be to define
conductive zones within the magnetic anomaly that likely represent massive
sulphide bodies prior to drilling further deep holes from surface.
    The Company is in the process of investigating the feasibility of
dewatering the underground workings to facilitate an evaluation of the
remaining underground resource defined at the closure of the Benson Lake and
Old Sport mines. Strike extension drilling of the Old Sport Horizon from
underground would be considerably cheaper than from surface.
    The Old Sport Horizon is a significant target for the Company with
airborne geophysical magnetics data indicating a prospective horizon some
9.5 km long by up to 500 metres wide; the southern 4.0 km of this trend has
never been drill tested.
    Wesley Raven, P. Geo., is the qualified person for this project and has
reviewed and verified the contents of this news release.

    About Grande Portage Resources Ltd.
    -----------------------------------
    Grande Portage Resources Ltd. is a mineral exploration and development
company focused on massive sulphide exploration in British Columbia. Grande
Portage is operated by experienced managers and professionals who have been
effective in discovery, mine development, and mining operations throughout
North and South America, Africa, Europe, and Central Asia. The Company is well
financed with no long term debt. More information is available online at
www.grandeportage.com

    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    -----------------------------------
    Alistair MacLennan, Chairman

    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.

    
        THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT
    RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT OF THIS NEWS
                                   RELEASE
    





For further information:

For further information: Mr. Ian Klassen, Phone: (604) 290-5762, Email:
ian@grandeportage.com, Website: www.grandeportage.com

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