Astral Mining Corporation

Astral Mining Corporation

June 06, 2007 09:15 ET

Update on Astral's Jumping Josephine Gold Project Drilling Program

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA --(Marketwire - June 6, 2007) - Astral Mining Corporation ("Astral" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AST)(PINK SHEETS:ASMGF)(FRANKFURT:A7D)(WKN:A0JDX3) is pleased to provide an update on the ongoing Phase I diamond drilling program on its Jumping Josephine (JJ) Gold Project in southeast British Columbia. Astral is earning a 60% interest in the JJ Project from Kootenay Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KTN). At the JJ Main discovery zone 1,461m in 20 holes have been completed along 5 fences, testing the gold-bearing quartz stockwork zone over a strike length of 180m and to a vertical depth in excess of 100m. Surface trenching on the stockwork zone during 2006 by Astral Mining returned channel sample intersections of up to 31.19 g/t gold over 7m, including 133.91 g/t gold over 1m (see Astral's December 14th 2006 news release). Core logging, cutting and sampling is proceeding and samples from half of the holes have now been submitted for analysis. Results will be released in batches as they are received.

The drill has now been moved to the Bonanza Pass target on the southern part of the JJ property where the first of 2 planned holes is underway, testing gold soil anomalies along strike from high-grade quartz veins. Afterwards 4-5 holes are planned for the Albion target in the central portion of the property. A program of trenching, soil sampling and geological mapping will commence once the Phase I drill program is completed. A Phase II expanded drill program is planned for later in the summer once all results from the current phase of drilling are received and analyzed. Permitting for the Phase II program is underway. To view all of the results to date from Astral's 2006 summer work programs visit

Astral Mining Corporation, a member of the Grosso Group, is a Canadian-based company engaged in the exploration and development of precious metal properties in North America. By focusing on exploration in mining-friendly districts, the Company minimizes the political and social risks encountered in many other parts of the world. With a new gold discovery at the Company's Jumping Josephine Gold Project in Southern British Columbia currently being drilled for the first time, and an experienced technical team and seasoned management, Astral is poised to leverage this expertise into early exploration success. Further details on Astral Mining Corporation and its high-quality portfolio of exploration projects can be found at


Mr. Manfred Kurschner, President & CEO

Cautionary Note to US Investors: This news release may contain information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties. This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

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