Orbit Garant Drilling Awarded Specialized Drilling Contract by Polar Star Mining



    VAL-D'OR, QC, July 21 /CNW/ - Orbit Garant Drilling Inc. (TSX: OGD) today
announced that it has entered into a two-year contract with Polar Star Mining
Corporation (TSX-V: POS) to provide specialized diamond core drilling services
at Polar Star's properties in Chile.
    The drilling services are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of
Orbit Garant's fiscal year and involve a continuous minimum of 25,000 linear
meters over the term of the contract.
    "The signing of this contract with Polar Star underlines our commitment
to continue to expand our business in stable countries with strong mining
industries," said Eric Alexandre, President and Chief Operating Officer of
Orbit Garant. "This new contract also highlights the robust global demand for
drilling services, which provides an excellent foundation for the continued
steady growth of our company."

    About Orbit Garant

    Orbit Garant is one of the largest Canadian-based drilling companies,
providing both underground and surface drilling services in Canada and
internationally. Orbit Garant provides services to major, intermediate and
junior mining companies, through each stage of mining exploration, development
and production.

    About Polar Star

    Polar Star was created to acquire advanced stage exploration properties
focusing on gold, copper gold, and uranium. The Corporation's material assets
include 20 projects in Chile, which are 100% owned and cover approximately
140,000 hectares.

    Forward-looking information

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements (within the
meaning of applicable securities laws) relating to business of Orbit Garant
Drilling Inc. (the "Company") and the environment in which it operates.
Forward-looking statements are identified by words such as "believe",
"anticipate", "expect", "intend", "plan", "will", "may" and other similar
expressions. These statements are based on the Company's expectations,
estimates, forecasts and projections. They are not guarantees of future
performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to control
or predict. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's
regulatory filings available at www.sedar.com. There can be no assurance that
forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual outcomes and
results may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking
statements. Readers, therefore, should not place undue reliance on any such
forward-looking statements. Further, a forward-looking statement speaks only
as of the date on which such statement is made. The Company undertakes no
obligation to publicly update any such statement or to reflect new information
or the occurrence of future events or circumstances.

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For further information:

For further information: Eric Alexandre, President and Chief Operating
Officer, (819) 824-2707 Ext. 233; Philip Koven, Investor Relations, (416)
447-4740 Ext. 235


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