Comaplex Provides an Update on the Meliadine West Exploration Program


    CALGARY, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - Comaplex Minerals Corp. (TSX-CMF) is pleased to
provide an update on the current 2007 exploration program on the Meliadine
West gold property near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut Territory, Canada. The property
is owned 78% by Comaplex and 22% by Resource Capital Fund III L.P., with
Comaplex having an option to increase to 80%.

    2007 Drill Program
    The surface drill program was completed on August 26. The spring and
summer drilling program was very successful technically and financially, with
a total of 21,758 meters in 102 holes completed on budget (including 17
geotech holes for site infrastructure work). All of the drilling was completed
on the Tiriganiaq deposit. The object of this year's program was predominantly
an infill program to upgrade the resource status and to increase the
understanding of the deeper parts of the deposit. Meterage was also allocated
to shallow drill testing of both the western and eastern potential open pit
areas of the Tiriganiaq deposit.
    Results from the first 36 holes were released in Comaplex press releases
07-08, 07-09, and 07-11. This release details the assay results from an
additional 23 drill-holes. Of these 23 holes, one hole was lost, six tested
the area of the deposit that will be targeted in the underground program,
seven holes tested the deeper portions of the Tiriganiaq deposit, and nine
holes tested the east and west pit areas of the deposit. To view approximate
hole locations, please click on the following URL:

    Detailed drill results on all holes are attached to this release.
Highlights include:

        18.3 gmt gold over 10.3 meters in hole M07-673

        30.9 gmt gold over 3.4 meters in hole M07-678

        25.5 gmt gold over 4.7 meters in hole M07-680

        44.9 gmt gold over 10.6 meters in hole M07-684
              and: 23.5 gmt gold over 2.1 meters
              and: 14.1 gmt gold over 7.6 meters

        33.0 gmt gold over 3.3 meters in hole M07-685

        36.8 gmt gold over 3.4 meters in hole M07-691

        13.2 gmt gold over 15.1 meters in hole M07-692
              and: 17.5 gmt gold over 4.6 meters
              and: 16.4 gmt gold over 5.9 meters

    Drilling results to date are consistent with expectations for the
deposit. Coalescing of several of the lodes is apparent in some areas of the
deposit (e.g. holes 07-684, 07-692) where multiple high grade gold
intersections are present over considerable distances. As of this time,
approximately 4000 additional assays (25 additional holes) from this year's
drill program are still in the lab. The delay in getting results from the lab
has impacted Comaplex's schedule for getting a new resource estimate completed
and in ongoing scoping level studies. The in-fill drilling should provide
better confidence and understanding of the ore body.

    Diamond Exploration
    Surface exploration to locate the source of the G10d garnet diamond
indicators on the far eastern end of the Meliadine property was limited to
prospecting and mapping. No surface exposures of kimberlitic rock were found.
With the extensive drilling and underground programs focused on gold on the
property, this is, at the present time, not a high priority target for the
company. Comaplex continues to monitor the diamond exploration results and
activities of unrelated third parties who hold ground around our claim block.
More work on the diamond targets will be completed in the 2008 field program.

    Underground Exploration Program Commences
    In early August, Comaplex received approval from the last of the
regulatory agencies for its proposed underground exploration and bulk sampling
program on the Tiriganiaq deposit. Portal excavation by the contractor, Nuna
Logistics Ltd. began in early August and was completed on October 5. The
underground mining contractor, J.S. Redpath Limited, mobilized its underground
mining equipment to site from Rankin by heavy lift helicopter over a one week
period starting September 14. Construction of site infrastructure at the
box-cut was completed by Redpath and the first full-face round of the
underground exploration program took place on October 7, 2007. The underground
portion of the program is expected to continue for approximately nine months.
    Assay results from the remaining drill-holes from the summer program will
be released as they are received from the geochemical lab and verified.
Supplies for the 2008 field season are already in Rankin Inlet and will be
mobilized to site over the winter. The Company will continue to assess its
options in advancing this project.
    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 supervised drill hole planning,
implementation and quality control/quality assurance programs at the Meliadine
West project for 2007.
    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 07-12        October 17,
    ------------------------------------------------------              2007

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

    M06-671   Tiriganiaq
                Deposit    1100         101.6-103.8     7.5/2.2m
                           1025       150.25-152.85     7.4/2.6m

    M07-672B  Tiriganiaq
                Deposit  upper IF      110.24-112.8    14.2/2.6m   hole lost
                                                                    prior to

    M07-673   Tiriganiaq
              - deep       1100         417.0-427.3   18.3/10.3m  10.4/10.3m

    M07-674   Tiriganiaq
                Deposit                                   NSV

    M07-675   Tiriganiaq
                Deposit    1000          70.5-72.25    11.3/1.8m

    M07-676   Tiriganiaq
              - west pit   1025           50.9-52.3    12.0/1.4m
                           1000          63.2-65.85     7.9/2.7m

    M07-677   Tiriganiaq
              - west pit   1100           26.4-30.8     5.7/4.4m
                           1025           35.0-37.1    13.9/2.1m
                           1000         45.15-47.75    18.2/2.6m

    M07-678   Tiriganiaq
              - west pit   1000           42.0-45.4    30.9/3.4m   30.1/3.4m

    M07-679   Tiriganiaq
              - east pit   1025       155.97-161.74    17.2/5.8m   10.9/5.8m

    M07-680   Tiriganiaq
              - Deep       1100        351.65-354.4     8.3/2.8m
                           1000        381.7-386.35    25.5/4.7m   21.6/4.7m

    M07-681   Tiriganiaq
              - east pit   1025         114.4-130.1    4.3/15.7m

    M07-682   Tiriganiaq
              - east pit   1025       149.55-155.43     5.6/5.9m
                                 incl. 153.0-155.43    11.0/2.4m

    M07-683   Tiriganiaq
              - east pit   1025         119.3-120.7     8.4/1.4m

    M07-684   Tiriganiaq
              - deep     upper IF        33.9/34.45    36.7/0.6m
                        1155/1154     265.89-276.45   44.9/10.6m  15.1/10.6m
                           1155   incl. 265.89-269.0  130.7/3.1m   29.2/3.1m
                           1154  incl. 271.31-276.45   13.4/5.1m
                           1153        287.97-290.0    23.5/2.1m
                           1152         300.0-307.6    14.1/7.6m   13.9/7.6m
                           1100       312.31-313.41    28.9/1.1m

    M07-685   Tiriganiaq
              - deep       1100        317.95-404.9     8.4/6.9m
                           1000        421.75-425.0    33.0/3.3m
                            900        433.05-434.0    18.6/1.0m

    M07-686   Tiriganiaq
              - east pit   1155           90.0-92.1     6.1/2.1m
                           1025         154.1-157.6    14.6/3.5m   12.2/3.5m
                                  incl. 156.1-156.7    87.6/0.6m   60.0/0.6m
                           1000       190.25-190.75    13.6/0.5m

    M07-687   Tiriganiaq
              - east pit   1025         163.8-164.8    11.3/0.8m

    M07-688  Tiriganiaq
             - east pit    1025         112.7-113.9    13.8/1.2m
                           1025         115.9-118.6     8.2/2.7m

    M07-689  Tiriganiaq
             - east pit    1025       161.68-162.18    10.7/0.5m

    M07-690  Tiriganiaq
             - deep        1154         326.1-328.7     6.7/2.6m
                           1153       332.14-336.76     9.3/4.6m
                           1100       348.57-349.71    12.2/1.1m

    M07-691  Tiriganiaq
             - deep        1154         377.0-380.5     7.9/3.5m
                           1025        416.5-419.95    36.8/3.4m   14.1/3.4m
                                 incl. 419.3-419.95   180.7/0.7m   60.0/0.7m

    M07-692  Tiriganiaq
             - deep        1155        282.75-297.8   13.2/15.1m  11.9/15.1m
                           1154       302.45-307.05    17.5/4.6m   16.2/4.6m
                           1153         314.2-320.0    16.4/5.9m
                           1152         324.2-327.1     7.5/2.9m
                           1100       345.95-346.45    17.4/0.5m

    M07-693  Tiriganiaq
             - east pit    1100         65.85-69.15     7.0/3.3m
                           1075          73.3-75.15     5.0/2.6m

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For further information:

For further information: George F. Fink, President, or Mark J. Balog,
Vice President - Exploration, at (403) 265-2846 or visit our website at

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