Grande Portage Resources Ltd. To Explore Former Underground Mines

    Wardrop Engineering Inc. to Develop Strategic Plan

    VANCOUVER, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - Grande Portage Resources Ltd. (TSX-V GPG)
("Grande Portage" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has engaged
Wardrop Engineering Ltd. to assist with the evaluation of environmental
conditions at the Merry Widow open pit as well as the former underground
workings of the Old Sport Horizon. Company representatives will be onsite with
senior underground and environmental specialists from Wardrop this week.
    The Old Sport Horizon was the host rock for two former producing
underground mines - Coast Copper and Benson Lake. The mines produced
appreciable amounts of copper, gold, silver, cobalt and iron over almost a
decade before closing in late 1972 due largely to the low commodity prices at
the time. From 1960-1973 these mines processed 2,621,131 tonnes of ore that
yielded 90,814,161 lb of copper, 377,165 oz of silver, 124,386 oz of gold and
507,207 tonnes of iron. Airborne magnetic data has greatly helped to define
the geological trend and related mineral showings and further associated
copper-gold-cobalt targets.
    The Company's geological team has had the benefit of reviewing the
underground data provided by former operators. As such, there is great
enthusiasm surrounding this next phase of exploration aimed at accessing the
Old Sport from an underground perspective. Grande Portage's helicopter
airborne magnetic and time domain electro-magnetic geophysical survey outlined
an 8.0 km long by up to 500 metres wide linear magnetic feature that coincides
with the location of the Old Sport Horizon and the historic underground
    Preliminary drill testing of this target was completed as part of the
Company's 2007 exploration work on the Old Sport Horizon. Drill hole step-outs
some 800 metres south of the underground workings intersected a magnetite-rich
portion of the Old Sport Horizon at the basal contact of the Quatsino
Limestone in the centre of the magnetic linear feature. The hole confirms that
the magnetic feature represents the Old Sport Horizon. Additional airborne
coverage completed in 2007 has extended the magnetic anomaly a further 1.5 km
to the northwest, for a total length of 9.5 km, where it appears the magnetic
trend terminates against an east-northeast trending magnetic low.
    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.
    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


    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


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For further information: Mr. Ian Klassen, Phone: (604) 290-5762, Email:, Website:

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