Grande Portage Resources Ltd. Confirms Successful Trip To Former Underground Mines



    VANCOUVER, Nov. 8 /CNW/ - Grande Portage Resources Ltd. (TSX-V GPG)
("Grande Portage" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it had a very
successful property visit to the underground workings of the Old Sport Horizon
with senior underground and environmental specialists from Wardrop Engineering
Ltd. The Old Sport Horizon was the host rock for two former producing
underground mines - Coast Copper and Benson Lake.
    Wardrop officials spent time inspecting the underground decline and
gathered numerous water samples. Samples related to the Old Sport Horizon
include 2 samples from the underground workings, 1 sample from the 5549 adit,
and 2 samples from the Benson River; upstream and downstream of the mine
workings. Additional samples from the area include 1 from the Merry Widow open
pit, 1 from the Kingfisher pit, 1 and 1 from a creek that transects the
Bluebird 1 and Bluebird 2 zones. The samples will be tested for acidity and
suspended metals content as preliminary steps towards the Company's goal of
obtaining a permit to dewater the underground workings and evaluate both the
existing resource and to explore for strike extensions of the Old Sport
Horizon. The samples from outside the underground workings will form part of
the overall baseline environmental studies. The samples are being submitted to
the laboratory for analysis. Results are expected next week.
    The accessible portion of the underground workings are in very good
conditions despite sitting idle since the early 1970's. There was no timbering
present on the level visited, the back and walls were sound with good ground
conditions. The excellent conditions of the workings will facilitate easy
access for dewatering and subsequent evaluation of the remaining
mineralization.
    Grande Portage has been exploring the Merry Widow project under the
premise that there exists significant remaining tonnage at the old open pits
peripheral to the magnetite zones and in the Old Sport Horizon either along
strike extensions or within the old workings. Substantial amounts of
mineralized skarn material remain untested.
    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.
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    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

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    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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