Nemaska Exploration Engages Industrial Minerals Consultants for Scoping Study on Whabouchi Lithium/Beryllium Project

24 August 2010

QUEBEC, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 24, 2010) - Nemaska Exploration Inc. («Nemaska» or the «Company») (TSX VENTURE:NMX) is pleased to announce that it has engaged Equapolar Consultants to oversee the lithium metallurgical tests currently underway at the SGS Canada Lab in Lakefield, Ontario, and to complete a scoping study on the Whabouchi (Lithium/Beryllium) project. The principal of Equapolar, Gary Pearse, is an engineer, economic geologist and mineral economist with more than 40 years experience, largely as a rare metals and industrial minerals consultant. During his career he managed scoping studies, pre-feasibility studies and feasibility studies, authored numerous technical papers and managed or consulted on significant pegmatite projects. Mr. Pearse will be charged with producing a Preliminary Economic Assessment (scoping study) on the Whabouchi project.

Mr. Guy Bourassa, President and CEO of Nemaska commented, "We are delighted to be working with someone of Gary's calibre, whose extensive experience in hard rock lithium projects will enable us to continue to fast track our Whabouchi project. Gary has already been to the project and was immediately impressed by the size and continuity of the exposed pegmatite zone. We look forward to the results of his work and to providing our shareholders with various mining scenarios and economic models for developing the project."

About Nemaska

Nemaska Exploration Inc. is a mineral exploration company involved in the James Bay region of Quebec. Its main assets are the Whabouchi (about 2,240 hectares), Lac Levac (about 7,212 hectares), Lac Arques (about 35,270 hectares), and Lac des Montagnes (about 16,695 hectares) properties, all 100 % owned. These properties are contiguous and cover about 70 km of the Lac des Montagnes green belt polymetallic formation. They 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) and are located near the Cree community of Nemaska and the Némiscau airport.

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