VANCOUVER, BC, April 20, 2011 -- Grande Portage Resources Ltd. (TSX-V GPG) ("Grande Portage" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has received approval to commence drilling at the Herbert Glacier gold project in the Juneau Gold Belt, Alaska. The Company will mobilize in early June with drilling expected to commence on June 16, 2011.
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The 2011 program consists of up to twenty-two (22) NQ core holes with a drilled total of approximately 3000 meters. The program targets three main structures; Deep Trench, Main, and Goat Creek as well as the satellitic Lake and Ridge veins. Drilling targeted on the Deep Trench structure offsets a 12-meter vein intercept that previously included 1.51m grading 5.18 g/t Au and another hole (10E-1) that intersected sections grading 6.42g/t Au and 8.51 g/t Au before being lost short of the target. The sub parallel Main Vein will be tested from three platforms including 10C that intersected a maximum of 17.1 g/t Au over 1.14m and a hole (10C-2) that was lost before intersecting the targeted vein. A historic hole (H-5) on the drill hole alignment assayed 21.21 (g/t Au) over 1.22 meters.
The Goat Creek structure will be tested with up to three core holes. This strong linear, which is sub parallel to the Deep Trench and Main zones, can be followed for about 400 meters on the surface and contains mineralized subsidiary quartz vein structures. Success in testing the Goat Creek structure would open gold-vein potential for about 200 meters north of Main Vein. One more vein-fault, the Floyd structure about 150m south of the Deep Trench, may be tested with a deep extension from platforms 11E or 11G. Overall, drilling could extend the vein structure over 600m in an E-W and N-S direction.
Core One Enterprises LLC has been selected as the drill contractor. Due to the fairly steep terrain all holes will be drilled in fan fashion from constructed platforms that permit minimal time in drill moves.
In 2010 Grande Portage entered into an agreement with Quaterra Resources Inc. (TSX-V: "QTA", NYSE Amex: "QMM") wherein GPG has the right to earn a 65% interest in the Property and the Lease by incurring Expenditures on the Property of not less than USD$1,250,000 on or before June 15, 2012.
Carl Hale, CPG, a geologist of more than 40 years experience, will direct the field program and will act as the qualified person as that term is defined under NI 43-101. Mr. Hale will be backed up by C. C. Hawley, Ph.D., CPG of Hawley Resource Group, Inc. and Alaska Earth Sciences, Inc. of Anchorage, Alaska.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ian Klassen, President
For further information please contact:
Mr. Ian Klassen
Phone: (604) 899-0106
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 statements.