January 30, 2007 11:52 ET

Nordex Explosives Announces Supply Contract for Northgate Minerals

KIRKLAND LAKE, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 30, 2007) -

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NORDEX EXPOSIVES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:NXX) announces that it has signed an agreement with Northgate Minerals Corporation for the supply of explosive products for use at their Young-Davidson exploration project near the town of Matachewan, Ontario. Under the terms of the agreement, Northgate Minerals will purchase a minimum of 90% of the explosives for the Young-Davidson exploration project from Nordex Explosives until project completion in approximately eighteen months. There is no minimum volume or dollar commitment under the agreement and resulting explosive sales will be a function of the operating activity at the Young-Davidson exploration project.

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ABOUT NORDEX EXPLOSIVES: LES EXPLOSIFS NORDEX LTEE./NORDEX EXPLOSIVES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:NXX) is a manufacturer and distributor of explosives for the mining, quarry and road construction industries since 1970. Its manufacturing operations and distribution centre is strategically located in one of the world's largest mining regions near Kirkland Lake, Ontario.

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