Bravado Resources Ltd.

Consolidated Silver Tusk Mines Ltd.

April 11, 2005 09:00 ET

Bravado Resources Inc. and Consolidated Silver Tusk Mines Ltd.: CKS Announces a Strategic Alliance with Bravado Resources Inc.


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FOR: BRAVADO RESOURCES LTD.

AND CONSOLIDATED SILVER TUSK MINES LTD.

APRIL 11, 2005 - 09:00 ET

Bravado Resources Inc. and Consolidated Silver Tusk
Mines Ltd.: CKS Announces a Strategic Alliance with
Bravado Resources Inc.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 11, 2005) -
Consolidated Silver Tusk Mines Ltd. and Bravado Resources Inc.

This J.V. agreement with Bravado will enable the company to exploit
previously identified gold, diamond and platinum, properties in the
Pompano River district of Sierra Leone West Africa.

CKS is pleased to present the following update on its Sierra Leone, West
Africa project. Following CKS receipt of tax loss funds, a decision was
made to invest in and develop a 40 square kilometer alluvial concession
along the Pompano River in Sierra Leone with the concession owner Rosint
LTD.

In the early 1990's, the Pompano property had geological reports written
on alluvial grade, based on bulk sampling techniques. The reports
indicated a significant gold resource with an average grade of one and
one half grams per ton. Early bulk testing by Bravado is averaging
slightly over 3 grams of gold per ton. The concession also hosts hard
rock potential to the north of the property and additional work in this
area may define drill targets.

After significant investment in the property CKS has negotiated a joint
venture agreement with Bravado to move the project into exploration and
further bulk testing for which Bravado will provide funding and on site
management CKS will convert its position into shares of Bravado.

Bravado will in conjunction with a financing pursue a public listing of
its shares in North America and/or Europe in 2005, Bravado is currently
in talks with several investment groups to raise additional funding to
acquire equipment, as well as new properties that will include both
on-shore gold, diamond and offshore diamond concessions.

Following the financing, Bravado plans to aggressively seek the
acquisition of additional gold and diamond concessions with the
objective of taking one or more of these projects into production on a
solo or joint venture basis.

Sierra Leone has an open door policy with regards to foreign investment
in all aspects of commerce, and provides favorable tax incentives to
mining companies. As a result, the Sierra Leone mining sector has been
booming over the last several years, with major financial investment
from several large multinational mining groups. These multinational
groups have recognized that Sierra Leone offers significant opportunity
to invest in known gold and diamond properties.

Sierra Leone is now very stable since the end of civil conflict with a
large U.N. presence, and in addition the government has signed a
long-term security agreement with the British Government.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Consolidated Silver Tusk Mines Ltd. / Bravado Resources Inc.
    Neville Render
    (416) 351-0222