Opawica Explorations Inc.
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Opawica Explorations Inc.

April 08, 2009 14:27 ET

Opawica Announces Initial Drill Results From Atikwa Lake and Dingman Properties 2009 Drilling

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 8, 2009) - Opawica Explorations Inc. ("Opawica" / the "Company")(TSX:OPW) announces initial drill hole results from the drill programs that commenced in late February 2009 on Opawica's 100% owned Dingman and Atikwa Lake properties, Ontario.

ATIKWA LAKE, ONTARIO, Cu - Au

The following drill hole results for the first 7 of a minimum 16 hole drill program at the Atikwa Lake property, located near Kenora, Ontario are as follows:



Assay Results Received For Opawica 2009 Drilling - Atikwa Lake Project

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Hole No. Section Target From (m) To (m) Width (m) Au g/t Cu %
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AT-09-01 844 N Maybrun FW 260.75 470.00 209.25 0.32 0.116
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including 276.00 297.00 21.00 0.67 0.392
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including 278.00 282.00 4.00 1.88 0.893
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including 278.00 279.00 1.00 4.94 1.940
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Also 341.00 348.00 7.00 1.00 0.329
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including 346.00 347.00 1.00 3.29 0.285
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Also 363.00 389.00 26.00 0.58 0.129
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including 382.00 383.00 1.00 3.81 0.144
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Also 465.00 470.00 5.00 1.84 0.003
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AT-09-02 837 N Maybrun FW 237.00 427.00 190.00 0.36 0.090
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including 238.00 243.00 5.00 1.22 0.418
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including 241.00 242.00 1.00 3.22 0.730
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Also 296.00 297.00 1.00 5.49 0.362
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Also 310.00 334.00 24.00 0.80 0.135
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including 311.00 313.00 2.00 3.36 0.057
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Also 424.00 426.00 2.00 2.84 0.022
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AT-09-03 2000 N North 423.00 477.00 54.00 0.31 0.112
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including 423.00 433.00 10.00 0.47 0.105
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And 442.00 448.00 6.00 0.45 0.125
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And 453.00 458.00 5.00 0.40 0.713
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And 471.00 477.00 6.00 0.91 0.039
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including 475.00 476.00 1.00 3.29 0.038
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AT-09-04 1850 N Center 82.00 115.00 33.0 0.31 0.307
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including 85.00 94.00 9.00 0.51 0.242
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And 102.00 107.00 5.00 0.60 1.061
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149.00 154.00 5.00 1.27 0.197
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including 152.00 154.00 2.00 2.74 0.355
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164.00 170.00 6.00 0.15 0.169
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AT-09-05 1806 N Center 82.00 124.00 42.00 0.62 0.366
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including 92.00 108.00 16.00 1.49 0.597
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including 95.00 100.00 5.00 2.38 1.312
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including 99.00 100.00 1.00 5.35 2.030
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AT-09-06 1606 N Center 76.00 77.00 1.00 0.06 0.500
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85.00 86.00 1.00 0.46 0.118
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122.00 123.00 1.00 0.13 0.408
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Also 107.00 108.00 1.00 10.35 0.173
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AT-09-07 840 N Maybrun FW 398.00 477.00 79.00 0.42 0.155
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including 419.00 430.00 11.00 0.34 0.411
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And 443.00 477.00 34.00 0.74 0.137
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including 460.00 473.00 13.00 1.26 0.083
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including 460.00 468.00 8.00 1.70 0.117
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including 460.00 462.00 2.00 4.89 0.075
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including 461.00 462.00 1.00 7.96 0.148
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The true widths of the mineralized zones are 75 to 85% of the above drill intercept widths. A further 9 holes are ongoing and planned at Atikwa Lake under the current program.

DINGMAN, ONTARIO, Au & Aggregates

The following initial drill hole results from the Dingman gold property, located about 95 km north east of the Greater Toronto Area ("GTA"), Ontario, are as follows:



Assay Results Received For Opawica 2009 Drilling - Dingman Project

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Hole No. Section From (m) To (m) Width (m) Gold g/t
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DI-09-01 15W 518.0 705.0 187.0 0.70
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including 610.0 705.0 95.0 1.00
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including 629.0 658.0 29.0 1.68
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including 629.0 639.0 10.0 3.07
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including 638.0 639.0 1.0 14.54
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The true widths of these mineralized zones are approximately 70% of the above Dingman drill intercept widths. A further 7 holes are ongoing or planned under the current program.

The above Dingman drill hole is significant as it demonstrates that the 800m long Dingman granitic stock is mineralized from surface to a depth of at least 600m and remains wide open to depth from this level. At about 600m deep, the granitic stock, and mineralization contained therein is about 140m wide which makes the zone approximately 25m wider than the widest sections encountered from all previous drilling conducted within 225m of surface. In addition, when reviewing the drilling conducted above 225m in depth with hole DI-09-01, at least one higher grade portion of the granite continues to be evident in this deep hole consisting of 29m at 1.68 g/t Au, including 10m of 3.07 g/t Au and including 1m of 14.54 g/t Au.

Gold mineralization of the Dingman granitic stock is typical of the significant hydrothermal quartz-carbonate vein deposits hosted by granitoid rocks in Archean and early Proterozoic rocks in Canada, which are usually found substantially further north of the Dingman property associated with some of the prominent gold districts of northern Ontario and Quebec.

Alteration, quartz veining and gold mineralization on the Dingman property appear to have been strongly controlled by structures within the Dingman granite. Wall rock hydrothermal alteration consists of large zones of alkali metasomatism primarily in the form of sericite and sulphidation, primarily pyrite, with lesser amounts of chalcopyrite, galena and sphalerite. The complex style of quartz veining at the Dingman property is typical of the network of veins and related host structures characteristic of many Archean vein deposits. An important component of a number of Archean vein deposits is their significant vertical extent which can exceed 2 km in depth (Pope 2009).

Fire assaying for the Atikwa Lake and Dingman properties was completed by Swastika Laboratories of Kirkland Lake, Ontario.

The Qualified Person ("QP") for the Atikwa Lake and Dingman properties is Mr. Robert (Bob) Laakso, P.Eng., of Holland Landing, Ontario, and he has reviewed the contents of this release.

Forward Looking Statements:

Some of the statements contained herein may be forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization, resources and expansion of resources, recoveries, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward looking statements that involve various degrees of risk. The following are important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements: changes in the world price of mineral commodities, general market conditions, risks inherent in mineral exploration, risks associated with mine permitting, metallurgy, development, construction and mining operations, the uncertainty of the determination of mineable ounces of gold and copper in pounds or other minerals in pounds, or the future profitability of the companies projects

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