X-Cal Resources Ltd.
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X-Cal Resources Ltd.

October 16, 2007 08:00 ET

X-Cal Resources Ltd.: Sonic Drill Program Begins at Sleeper

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2007) - X-Cal Resources Ltd. (TSX:XCL) -

A Sonic Drill Program to gather additional material from the Heap Leach Pads at Sleeper is underway.

Sonic drilling utilizes high-frequency vibration to pass through unconsolidated material and obtain a continuous sample, generally without the use of water, air or mud. The forty-hole program is scheduled for completion in November.

Column testing of material from the Heap Leach Pads is already in progress at Kappes, Cassiday & Associates of Reno, Nevada using samples from the earlier 2007 trenching program. The sonic samples will add to the test material.

Definition drilling of the Facilities North area, located adjacent to the heaps, is also nearing completion. The program for this area has used a combination of reverse circulation (RC) and core drilling.

Near-term project goals call for independent estimates of the gold and silver mineralization in the Heap Leach Pads and Facilities North areas that comply with NI 43-101 regulations. Evaluating the potential for a new heap leach operation at Sleeper will be the next objective, after mineralization from these two areas is officially quantified.

A comprehensive set of images entitled "Evolution of the Sleeper Gold Property" has been posted to www.x-cal.com. The presentation documents a geologic breakthrough at Sleeper, which should assist modeling of the Facilities North mineralization and near mine exploration at Sleeper.

The 2007 X-CAL Annual Report describes favorable strata/horizons that localize mineralization. The report contains descriptive graphics, text and encouraging highlight drill intercepts.

The proposed winter drill program for Sleeper will continue definition drilling of the West Wood high-grade and testing of the favorable horizon between West Wood and the North West Target over a +1,500 meter distance (see highlight intercepts in Annual Report).

The Sleeper Gold Project covers a 30 square mile Epithermal Gold District. The near-term goals are foundation steps towards the larger exploration potential of the district as described in the paper "Exploration Potential of the Sleeper Project, Nevada" by Dr. Richard H. Sillitoe, which can be found at www.x-cal.com.

The contents of this release have been reviewed by Robert Thomason, M.Sc., and Larry Kornze, P.Eng., who are "Qualified Persons" as defined by NI-43-101.

Shawn Kennedy, President

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This release and related documents may contain certain "forward-looking statements" including, but not limited to, statements relating to interpretation of drilling results and potential mineralization, future exploration work at the Sleeper Gold Project, the Mill Creek Gold Project, the Reese River Project and the Spring Valley Area Project and the expected results of this work. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to fluctuations in gold prices; uncertainties related to raising sufficient financing to fund the planned work in a timely manner and on acceptable terms; changes in planned work resulting from weather, logistical, technical or other factors; the possibility that results of work will not fulfill expectations and realize the perceived potential of the Sleeper Gold Project, the Mill Creek Gold Project, the Reese River Project and the Spring Valley Area Project; uncertainties involved in the interpretation of drilling results and other tests; the possibility that required permits may not be obtained in a timely manner or at all; risk of accidents, equipment breakdowns or other unanticipated difficulties or interruptions; the possibility of cost overruns or unanticipated expenses in the work program; the risk of environmental contamination or damage resulting from the exploration operations at the Sleeper Gold Project, the Mill Creek Gold Project, the Reese River Project and the Spring Valley Area Project.

Forward-looking statements contained in this release and related documents are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of management on the date the statements are made. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove accurate. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated or projected. X-Cal Resources Ltd. and X-Cal USA, Inc. undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements if management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

Note: X-Cal Resources Ltd. can be referenced through the Standard & Poor's Directory.

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