Alumina clay project located in Grande-Vallée - Works in progress - First results


    MONTREAL, Oct. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - EXPLORATION ORBITE VSPA INC announces the
first results of an important exploration program on its Grande-Vallee
property located in Gaspesie. The activities are concentrated on one of the
three zones delimited pursuant to past exploration works undertaken by
geologist Turner, i.e. Zone A. The fourteen tranches recently excavated have
confirmed the presence of fragmented clay on a 600 meters long zone and, at
certain places, are more than 400 meters wide, the fragmented clay found is
similar to those sampled by Dr. Marc Laflèche, geologist, in 2006 alongside
the forestry road crossing the central portion of Zone A. These fragmented
clay and clay stones are partially decomposed as a result of weathering.
    Following from cumulated previous work, the project geologist,
Mr. Henri-Louis Jacob, proposed a drilling grid of 47 drilling holes with
depth varying between 75 m to 150 m, at a 45 degree inclination,
systematically spread at 50 m intervals, along 6 north-south lines separated
by 100 m. According to Mr. Jacob, these drilling holes are likely to permit
the determination of the available resources in Zone A at depth of more than
100 meters (inferred and indicated resources).

    First Results

    The team of drillers is active on the property since September 21, 2007.
To date, 11 drilling holes out of a total of 47 have been completed. On
average 75 m of holes are dug daily. At this pace, the drilling program should
be completed towards the beginning of November 2007.
    The first drilling holes were produced in the central portion of Zone A
and have confirmed the continuity in depth of both clay and red clay stones
found in the tranches. While this clay is severely altered within the initial
6 to 10 m, it's gradually replaced further in depth by red/brown clay having a
massive aspect and divided according to the schist plan. They contained scarce
centimeter to decimeter bedding of green clay stone as well as small greenish
clay nodules aligned with the schist plan.
    These massive clays are probably equivalent to the red mudstones
identified in the three drilling holes made previously on the property in
Zones A, B and C and that showed concentrations of alumina (AL2O3) generally
varying between 23% and 26%. According to Mr. Jacob, the alumina clay which
will be analyzed on a continuous basis by 3 meters sections, should present
alumina concentrations of the same magnitude.
    Henri-Louis Jacob, geologist and a qualified person within the meaning of
Regulation 43-101 respecting Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has
read this press release and has approved its content.

    Action Plan

    This drilling campaign is one of the main elements of Orbite's action
plan, which calls for the production of alumina and other materials from its
Grande-Vallee property. It follows the production in laboratory of ultrapure
alumina at a concentration of 99.8%. A sample of nearly one kilogram of
ultrapure alumina was presented to the shareholders of Exploration Orbite a
few weeks ago during the annual general meeting.
    Samples of ultrapure alumina produced pursuant to the patent pending
process of Orbite have been sent to brand name corporations involved in the
alumina and aluminum industry for testing purposes. Exploration Orbite is
presently undergoing further discussions with certain companies having tested
these samples.
    As for direct use of red clay in certain industrial applications, thus
necessitating very limited treatment, samples have also been provided to many
potential users.

    Exploration Orbite VSPA Inc. is the holder of mineral rights relating to
the Grande-Vallee property which consists in 50 cells covering 2,300 hectares
and located 32 km north-east of Murdochville, in Gapésie.

    TSX Venture Exchange does not accept any responsibility for the adequacy
    or the accuracy of the information contained in this release.

For further information:

For further information: Richard Boudreault, MBA, Adm.A., President,
(514) 849-7336,

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