Nemaska Exploration Reports 65,4m at 1,92 % Li2O, 20,76m at 1,94% Li2O, 18m at 2,26% Li2O and 17,9m at 1,93% Li2O on Its Whabouchi Property.

19 January 2010
QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 19, 2010) - Nemaska Exploration Inc. (Nemaska or the Company) (TSX VENTURE:NMX) announces the results of its last three of seven holes completed in October 2010 on its Whabouchi property and confirms that it resumed drilling of a 5,000m campaign that will lead to a resources calculation during the spring of 2010. A detailed map indicates the location of the drill holes as well as the sampling and trenches can be found at http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Whabouchi_samples.jpg.

Hole WHA-05-09 has intersected among others, 65,4m of spodumene pegmatite grading 1,92% Li2O, and 18m at 2,26% Li2O. This hole confirms at depth the pegmatite zones intersected in hole WHA-04-09, which has reported 29m a 2,11% Li2O and 12,25m at 1,66% Li2O.

Hole WHA-06-09 has intersected among others, 10,91 m of spodumene pegmatite grading 1,81% Li2O and 20,76m at 1,94 Li2O. Hole WHA-07-09 has intersected among others, 17,9 m of spodumene pegmatite grading 1,93% Li2O and 17,45 at 1,51% Li2O confirming at depth the intersections reported in hole WHA-06-09.

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The summary of the 7 holes completed in October 2009, are reported in the
following table:

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Holes            From      To   Length   True widths     Li    Be   Li2O
                                    (m)           (m)     %   g/t      %
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WHA-01A-09
                34,82   37,26     2,44          2,29   0,36   155   0,78
Including       34,82   35,87     1,05          0,99   0,71   180   1,53

                48,37    55,3     6,93          6,51    0,8   128   1,72
Including       48,37    54,5     6,13          5,76    0,9   127   1,94

                77,66   78,26      0,6           ,56   0,01    86   0,02

                80,86   82,03     1,17          1,10   0,01   144   0,02

WHA-02-09
                 19,5   22,38     2,88          2,72   0,73   174   1,57

                39,02   41,31     2,29          2,17   0,38   127   0,82
Including       39,02   40,64     1,62          1,53   0,52   122   1,12
                59,62   60,63     1,01          0,95   0,04   110   0,09

WHA-03-09
                 3,93    6,77     2,84          2,21   0,74   183   1,59
Including        3,93       6     2,07          1,61   0,97   145   2,09

                14,88   15,66     0,78           ,61   0,37    93   0,80

                17,32  118,25   100,93         80,61   0,76   147   1,64
Including       17,32      31    13,68         10,93   1,05   170   2,26
Including          39      50       11          8,78   1,08   179   2,33
Including       53,92      59     5,08          4,06   1,27   180   2,73
Including        69,5    71,5        2           1,6   0,79   140   1,70
Including        81,5    89,5        8          6,39   0,82   123   1,77
Including          93     110       17         13,58    0,9   159   1,94
Including         113   117,5      4,5          3,59   0,87   162   1,87

WHA-04-09
                   15      44       29         19,78   0,98   176   2,11

                59,14   61,94      2,8          1,91   1,07   265   2,30
                63,81   76,06    12,25          8,35   0,77   165   1,66
                 70,5    75,5        5          3,41   1,03   254   2,22

WHA-05-09
                  6,5    7,36     0,86          0.68   0,65    84   1,40
                40,92   53,05    12,13          9.55   0,52   131   1,12
Including       40,92      42     1,08          0.85   0,74    82   1,59
               102,76   168,5    65,74         49.61   0,89   178   1,92
                132,5   150,5       18         13.58   1,05   182   2,26

WHA-06-09
                 20,5   22,96     2,46          1.91   0,98   311   2,11
                35,59    46,5    10,91          8.71   0,84   148   1,81
                 60,6   81,36    20,76         15.67   0,81   153   1,74
Including        65,5    74,5        9          6.79      1   171   2,15

WHA-07-09
                91,48    95,5     4,02          3.12   0,93   155   2,00
               105,94  123,84     17,9         13.91   0,89   143   1,93
               130,67     132     1,33          1.03   0,61   138   1,31
                133,5   136,2      2,7           2.1    1,4   163   3,01
               138,65   156,1    17,45         13.56    0,7   153   1,51
Including      138,65   141,5     2,85          2.21   1,12    70   2,41
Including       141,5   156,1     14,6         11.35   0,62   183   1,33
                159,8   163,5      3,7          2.87   1,38    46   2,97

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The Company has reported the intersections lengths in the holes as well as the best estimates of the true widths given the current understanding of the geology. The 2009 holes were done at an average azimuth of 330 degrees and a dip of 50 degrees. The pegmatite bands have generally an azimuth of 060 degrees and a South-East dip of 70 degrees to 80 degrees. The difference noted between the intersection length and the true width of the holes realized in the Eastern sector can be explained by the difference in dip of the pegmatite zones intersected

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Nemaska Exploration 2009 holes, location and details

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# hole      East UTM   North UTM   Azimut   Dip         length (m)
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WHA-01-09     441695     5726322      330   -50   33.1 (abandoned)
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WHA-01A-09    441695     5726327      330   -50                90
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WHA-02-09     441657     5726323      330   -51              65,9
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WHA-03-09     440963     5725788      330   -52               129
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WHA-04-09     440884     5725716      330   -52               138
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WHA-05-09     440920     5725650      330   -51               177
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WHA-06-09     441063     5725885      330   -50               114
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WHA-07-09     441093     5725831      330   -50               168
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Canico 1962-63 holes, location and details

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14890           n.l.        n.l.      360   -60              21,4
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14891        441642     5726344       175   -60              20,1
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24040           n.l.        n.l.      330   -45             137,3
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24041        441413     5726071       330   -45             146,6
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24042        440993     5725784       330   -45             138,1
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n.l.: not located

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During that campaign, sixteen (16) trenches exposed more than 710 meters of pegmatite and country rocks. These trenches, with a 50 to 100 meters spacing, covered 1000 meters laterally. A total of 27 channels, totalling 295,6m coming from 11 trenches, were completed. The results of these channel samples are reported in the following table:

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Trench     Channel     From     To     Length     % Li     % Li2O
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TR-1          R-01     1,00   1,70       0,70     0,95       2,05
              R-02     0,00   4,30       4,30     0,76       1,64
              R-03     0,00   5,50       5,50     0,87       1,87

TR-2          R-04     0,00   2,20       2,20     0,53       1,14
                       3,00   7,00       4,00     0,54       1,16

              R-05     0,00  10,30      10,30     0,57       1,24
              R-06     0,00   0,55       0,55     0,76       1,64
                       5,00   6,50       1,50     0,71       1,52
              R-07     1,30   9,80       8,50     1,35        2,9
              R-08     0,00   7,10       7,10     1,51       3,26

TR-3          R-09     1,05   7,40       6,35     0,81       1,75
              R-10     0,00   2,30       2,30     0,94       2,01
              R-11     0,00   3,10       3,10     0,63       1,36

TR-4        7 chip 
           samples                      10,00     1,33       2,86

TR-5          R-12     1,40   8,30       6,90     1,07       2,31
              R-13     1,00   7,80       6,80     0,75       1,61

TR-6          R-14     1,00   8,20       7,20     0,88       1,90

TR-7   Filled   Not sampled

TR-8          R-15        0   4,60       4,60     0,62       1,34
              R-16     0,00   2,60       2,60     0,65       1,40
              R17      0,00  15,70      15,70     0,71       1,52
              R-18     0,00   2,80       2,80     0,88       1,89

TR-9, TR-10 and TR-11, to be sampled in 2010

TR-12        R-23      0,00   3,80       3,80     0,58       1,25
                       9,00  15,90       6,90     0,74       1,60

TR-13        R-22      1,00  36,40      35,40     0,71       1,53

TR-14        R-20      4,20  35,00      30,80     0,90       1,94
             R-21      1,00   9,60       8,60     0,95       2,05

TR-15        R-24      1,00   4,65       3,65     0,96       2,07
             R-25      1,00   4,40       3,40     0,50       1,08
             R-26     17,40  20,60       3,20     0,38       0,81
                      22,70  28,60       5,90     0,98       2,11
                      34,00  38,25       4,25     0,62       1,33
                      40,10  41,10       1,00     0,15       0,32
                      42,10  43,50       1,40     0,52       1,12
                      46,50  52,40       5,90     0,82       1,77
                      56,50  62,50       6,00     0,73       1,58

TR-16        R-19      1,30   7,90       6,60     0,60       1,29
             R-27      0,00   2,75       2,75     0,51       1,10
                       9,25  12,50       3,25     0,54       1,16
                      25,00  36,60      11,60     1,02       2,20

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The samples have been shipped for preparation (crushing and pulverization) to the lab of Table Jamesienne de Concertation Miniere (TJCM) in Chibougamau. The prepared samples will then be sent by courier to the Lakefield laboratory of SGS Mineral Services in Lakefield, Ontario, for lithium and beryllium analysis. This laboratory is recognized by industry and accredited ISO/MEC 17025: 2005 by the Canadian Council of standards. Nemaska Exploration implements a rigorous quality control protocol to its operations, including the insertion of analytical control samples, duplicates and blanks and the follow-up on the results of these assays.

The technical sections of this press release have been prepared and reviewed by Donald Theberge, Eng. M.B.A. and qualified person as defined in National instrument 43-101.

About Nemaska Exploration

Nemaska Exploration Inc., a reporting issuer in Quebec since November 2008, is a mineral exploration company involved in the James Bay region in Quebec. Its main assets are the Lac Arques (about 32,000 hectares), Whabouchi (about 1,600 hectares) Lac Levac and Lac des Montagnes properties (about 32,000 hectares) all 100 % owned. These properties are contiguous and cover about 70 km of the Lac des Montagnes green belt polymetallic formation and are easily accessible year round by either the Route du Nord from Chibougamau (280 km) or the Route de la Baie James from Matagami (380 km). They are located near the Cree community of Nemaska and the Nemiscau airport.

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The statements herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements address future events and conditions and so involve inherent risks and uncertainties, as disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. Actual results could differ from those currently projected. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement.