Comaplex Provides an Update on the Meliadine Exploration Program


    CALGARY, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - Comaplex Minerals Corp. (TSX-CMF) is pleased to
provide its third update on the 2009 exploration program on the Meliadine West
gold property near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut Territory, Canada. The property is
owned 78% by Comaplex and 22% by Meliadine Resources Ltd. (a private company
owned 100% by Resource Capital Fund III L.P. of Denver), with Comaplex having
an option to increase to 80%. An update is also provided on the Meliadine East
property, owned equally by Comaplex and Meliadine Resources Ltd.

    2009 Drill Program
    The 2009 drill budget of 20,000 meters has been reached as of the date of
this release. On the basis of the results received to date, an additional 3000
meters has been approved for this year (total of 23,000 meters). The extra
drilling will be used to tighten the drill spacing in the Tiriganiaq and F
Zone deposits, as well as geotechnical drilling (pit work for each of the two
deposits plus mill, waste piles, tailings dam, etc.). This drilling is
expected to continue into the third week of September.
    Drill results for the first six drill holes were released on June 15,
2009 (release 09-09). Results from an additional 18 holes were released on
July 13, 2009 (release 09-10). Results from an additional 18 holes are
highlighted here. These include 6 holes (3553 meters) completed in the Western
Deeps (Tiriganiaq Deposit), 4 holes (334 meters) completed into the open
pittable targets in the F Zone, and 8 holes (1547 meters) in the Musket Bay
reconnaissance area approximately 10 kilometers west along strike of the
Tiriganiaq deposit.
    Detailed drill results on all of the recent drill holes are attached to
this release. Highlights from holes in the Tiriganiaq deposit include:

                23.5 gmt gold over 3.1 meters in hole M09-812
                     and:  20.2 gmt gold over 3.3 meters

                11.2 gmt gold over 5.0 meters in hole M09-814
                     and: 14.7 gmt gold over 8.9 meters
                     and: 9.0 gmt gold over 5.3 meters

                15.5 gmt gold over 9.0 meters in hole M09-818
                10.0 gmt gold over 10.5 meters in hole M09-820W1
                     incl. 24.5 gmt gold over 3.5 meters

    The drilling in the latter half of the program is targeting the plunge
extensions of the high grade 1255 lode and a parallel series of lodes, the
1150 lodes (specifically the 1153 and 1154 lodes) in the Western Deeps part of
the Tiriganiaq gold deposit. Early indications suggest continuity along at
least one of the 1150 lodes for at least 700 meters at depth. Scattered
suggestions of a third mineralized lode, the 1350 lode, were recovered in hole
09-814, which returned gold assays of 11.2 gmt over 5.0 meters. See Figure 1:
    Highlights from drill holes testing the shallow pit potential of the F
Zone include:

                7.1 gmt gold over 6.1 meters in hole M09-816

                11.7 gmt gold over 4.8 meters in hole M09-817

    Drilling of the shallow portions of the F Zone deposits is focused on the
infill and subsequent conversion of open pittable inferred resources to an
indicated level for inclusion in a Feasibility Study. Shallow areas of poorly
drilled gold mineralization to the east of the known deposits in the zone are
also being targeted as potential additions to the resource base. See Figure 2:
    A total of 3013 meters (15 holes) of reconnaissance drilling has been
completed on the land covered parts of the Musket Bay structure, located
approximately 8-10 kilometers east along strike of the Tiriganiaq gold
deposit. The structurally complicated area underwent limited drilling in the
mid-late 1990's and is believed to be the source of high grade gold bearing
boulder trains in the area. Extensive lake cover and a total lack of outcrop
characterizes the Musket Bay region. Assay results from the first eight holes
into the area of this program did not return any gold bearing zones of note.
    Additional lab results are expected in the fall and these results will be
released as they are received and verified.

    Meliadine East Exploration
    Exploration drilling on the eastern half of the Meliadine property has
been largely completed (~2000 meter program), but to date no results have been
received from operator and partner Meliadine Resources Ltd. Results will be
released as they are received. Geotechnical drilling of the Discovery deposit
and area is now underway and is expected to be completed shortly.

    Regulatory Update
    Compilation of the Preliminary Project Description (PPD) for the
regulators is ongoing, but is contingent on technical information emanating
from the ongoing geotechnical, geochemical, and environmental studies that are
currently being conducted by Golder Associates on the property. Refined
engineering of the open pit and underground components by Comaplex is also
taking place. The goal continues to be the rapid advancement of the property
to a level that will support initiation of a Feasibility Study as soon as

    New Appointment within the Company
    Comaplex is pleased to report that Mr. Doug Dumka has been promoted
within the company to the position of Exploration Manager. Mr. Dumka has been
intimately involved on the Meliadine West property for the last 4 years and
has made a significant technical contribution to the project and the company.

    Doug Dumka, P.Geo. is the Chief Geologist for Comaplex Minerals and is
the Senior Project Geologist and designated Qualified Person (Q.P.) for the
Meliadine West Project. Mr. Dumka will be supervising drill hole planning,
implementation and quality control/quality assurance programs at the Meliadine
West project for 2009.
    Drill core analysis is performed on cut, half NQ core with standard fire
assay procedures and a gravimetric finish (2 assay ton, 1000 gram pulp). QA/QC
programs employ the insertion of external standards (low to high grade Au),
blanks, and core duplicates every 20 samples. All assaying was completed by
TSL Laboratories Ltd. based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. TSL completes its own
internal QA/QC by inserting a standard, blank, pulp duplicate, and coarse
reject duplicate in every batch of 20 analyses. QA/QC compliance was
rigorously checked on a continuous basis during the exploration program.
    Meterage provided is measured down hole and intersection widths are
interpreted to be approximately 80% of true width.

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

    Meliadine West Property - Comaplex Press Release 09-12
                                                              August 19, 2009

                                                                    Cut to
                                                                  60 gmt Au
                                                    weigh. aver. weigh. aver.
    hole  No.   area        lode       meterage      (gmt Au/m)   (gmt Au/m)
    ---------   ----        ----       --------      ----------   ----------

    M09-812  Tiriganiaq -   1255     376.6- 378.95    5.9 / 2.3m
              West Deeps    1255   383.15 - 387.05    8.7 / 3.9m
                            1255    410.15 - 413.4   23.5 / 3.1m  14.8 / 3.1m
                            1255    424.85 - 428.2   20.2 / 3.3m

    M09-813A  F Zone pits             33.0 - 35.35    1.3 / 2.4m

    M09-814  Tiriganiaq -   1350   449.75 - 458.85    7.7 / 9.1m
              West Deeps                      incl.
                                   453. 8 - 458.85   11.2 / 5.0m
                            1253     470.7 - 479.6   14.7 / 8.9m
                            1253    482.0 - 487.25    9.0 / 5.3m
                            1100     558.0 - 559.0    6.3 / 1.0m

    M09-815  F Zone pits              69.92 - 72.3    5.1 / 2.4m

    M09-816  F Zone pits              50.1 - 56.22    7.1 / 6.1m

    M09-817  F Zone pits               29.2 - 34.0   11.7 / 4.8m

    M09-818  Tiriganiaq   upper IF    86.55 - 88.6    6.2 / 2.1m
              - West Deeps  1154    395.85 - 402.4    6.2 / 6.5m
                            1153     426.0 - 427.0   18.7 / 1.0m
                            1000     469.7 - 478.7   15.5 / 9.0m  15.2 / 9.0m

    M09-819  Musket Bay                   NSV

     820W1   Tiriganiaq -   1350     446.8 - 447.3   13.0 / 0.5m
              West Deeps    1253    473.8 - 475.96    8.4 / 2.2m
                            1255   491.61 - 502.11  10.0 / 10.5m
                                   491.61 - 495 12   24.5 / 3.5m
                            1153   522.69 - 523.35   15.1 / 0.7m
                            1015   558.55 - 559.94    6.8 / 1.4m

    M09-821  Musket Bay
              recon                       NSV

    M09-822  Musket Bay
              recon                       NSV

    M09-823  Tiriganiaq -
              West Deeps    1155   463.35 - 469.55    6.7 / 6.2m
                            1153     481.7 - 483.6    9.0 / 1.9m
                                    483.05 - 483.6   30.6 / 0.5m
                            1015     525.4 - 525.9   23.3 / 0.5m

    M09-824  Musket Bay
              recon                       NSV

    M09-825  Musket Bay
              recon                       NSV

    M09-826  Musket Bay
              recon                       NSV

    M09-827  Tiriganiaq -
              West Deeps    1253    501.9 - 503.85    7.3 / 2.0m
                            1015    591.0 - 593.45    3.3 / 2.5m
                            1000    610.92 - 614.6    9.0 / 3.7m

    M09-829  Musket Bay
              recon                       NSV

    M09-831  Musket Bay
              recon                199.45 - 199.95     1.2 / 0.5m

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