OPAWICA EXPLORATIONS INC. ANNOUNCES ASSAY RESULTS, ATIKWA LAKE, ONT.

Oct 01, 2010, 14:29 ET from Opawica Explorations Inc.

VANCOUVER, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Opawica Explorations Inc. (TSX.V; OPW)("Opawica" / the "Company") announces the following assay results from drilling on the Company's 100% owned Atikwa Lake Gold and Copper project located near Kenora, Ontario and about 60km northeast of Rainy River Resources Gold Project.

    Assay Results Received For Opawica 2010 Drilling - Atikwa Lake Property
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                                      From    To   Width    Au          AuEQ
    Hole #  Section    Zone          (m)    (m)   (m)     g/t   Cu %   g/t
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                       Maybrun
    AT-10-05   992 N      FW          488.0  526.5  38.5   0.37  0.204  0.72
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                               inclu-
                                ding  514.0  526.5  12.5   0.64  0.180  0.95
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                               inclu-
                                ding  515.0  518.0   3.0   1.45  0.135  1.68
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                                      609.0  610.0   1.0   2.55  0.011  2.57
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                                      648.0  649.0   1.0   1.37  0.003  1.38
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                       Maybrun
    AT-10-06   882 N     Main          41.0   71.0  30.0   0.39  0.470  1.20
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                               inclu-
                                ding   41.0   53.0  12.0   0.65  0.668  1.80
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                               inclu-
                                ding   50.0   53.0   3.0   0.72  2.003  4.15
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                       Maybrun
    AT-10-07   908 N     Main          12.0   51.0  39.0   0.60  0.707  1.81
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                               inclu-
                                ding   33.0   37.0   4.0   2.41  1.278  4.60
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                                 and   45.0   46.0   1.0   5.06  0.964  6.71
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                       Maybrun
    AT-10-09   956 N     Main           2.0   56.0  54.0   0.40  0.604  1.44
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                               inclu-
                                ding   23.0   41.0  18.0   0.43  0.858  1.90
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                                 and   45.0   47.0   2.0   2.47  1.895  5.72
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                       Maybrun
    AT-10-10   883 N     Main           3.0   20.0  17.0   1.37  0.527  2.27
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                               inclu-
                                ding   16.0   17.0   1.0  10.93  0.607 11.97
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                                       26.0   60.0  34.0   0.33  0.553  1.28
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                               inclu-
                                ding   26.0   39.0  13.0   0.55  1.062  2.37
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                               inclu-
                                ding   34.0   39.0   5.0   1.12  1.851  4.29
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                       Maybrun
    AT-10-11   977 N     Main           8.0   31.0  23.0   0.17  0.477  0.99
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                                       36.0   39.7   3.7   0.33  0.693  1.52
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                                       42.6   60.0  17.4   0.55  0.582  1.55
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                               inclu-
                                ding   46.0   55.0   9.0   0.77  0.894  2.30
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                       Maybrun
    AT-10-12   924 N     Main          18.0   52.0  34.0   1.26  0.538  2.18
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                               inclu-
                                ding   24.0   41.0  17.0   2.22  0.789  3.57
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                               inclu-
                                ding   31.0   33.0   2.0  16.67  3.180 22.12
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                               inclu-
                                ding   32.0   33.0   1.0  32.42  1.410 34.84
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    Note:  AuEQ (Au Equivalent) calculated using US $800 per oz for Au and
           $2.00 per lb for Cu: AuEQ = (Cu*22.05*2.00/800*
           31.1035)

Hole AT-10-05 was drilled into the Footwall Zone while the balance of the above holes were infill holes drilled within the open pit of the Maybrun Main Zone Indicated Resource. This infill drilling was recommended in conjunction with the Company's August 16, 2010 Preliminary Scoping Study filed on SEDAR.

Assays are pending on one deep Footwall Zone hole (AT-10-24) and 12 further infill holes from the Maybrun Main open pit zone. Further drilling has been recommended.

The above drill holes are approximately 90% true widths. The AuEq calculations in this release represent head grades and does not include metallurgical recoveries or net smelter returns for gold and copper. All assaying of the above drill core was completed by AGAT Laboratories of Mississauga, Ontario.

Mr. Robert Laakso, P.Eng., is the Qualified Person for the Atikwa Lake property and he has reviewed the contents of this release.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The forgoing information may contain forward-looking statements relating to the future performance of the Company. Forward looking statements, specifically those concerning future performance, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the appropriate regulatory authorities. We seek safe harbour.

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