Adriana Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : ADI

Adriana Resources Inc.

July 12, 2007 09:56 ET

Adriana Commences Expanded Drill Program at MIE Ni-Cu-PGE Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2007) - Adriana Resources Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ADI) announces that it has commenced the expanded diamond drill program at the Company's wholly-owned MIE Ni-Cu-PGE Property in Nunavut, Canada. This stage of the drill program will consist of two holes, each ranging from 600 to 800 meters in length, directly down-dip from MC07-02 (drilled in May 2007). The goal of the expanded diamond drill program is to further test the mineralized Ni-Cu-PGE intersections discovered in June 2007.

The analytical results on the lower portion of drill hole MC07-02 announced on June 16, 2007, intersected a fourteen meter zone of disseminated magmatic sulphide mineralization in the top half of a 65 meter thick magmatic unit within the Muskox Intrusion. The zone includes a six metre interval with an average weighted grade of 0.47% Ni, 1.12% Cu, 1.46 g/tonne Pd, 0.13 g/tonne Pt and 0.13 g/tonne Au. The Company interprets these results as being significant in that a new zone of mineralization has been identified within the Muskox Intrusion near the Keel (or Feeder) portion of the intrusion. A diagrammatic cross section with the location of the two proposed drill holes and the location of the two drill holes completed in May 2007 is available on the Company's website attached to the press release dated June 16, 2007.

Mr. Afzaal Pirzada, P.Geo., the project manager for the MIE Project and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, has approved the technical content of this News Release.

Mr. Wilf Struck, P.Eng., a director of the Company and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, has approved the technical content of this News Release.

About the Muskox Intrusion

The MIE Project draws its name from one of the world's largest continental-type magmatic events. The Mackenzie Igneous Event deposited an estimated 5 to 10 million cubic meters of magma across Northern Canada. Rare geological events such as these are widely known to host large, rich platinum group elements (PGE) and copper-nickel deposits. For example, one of the world's largest such complexes, Noril'sk-Talnakh in Russia, hosts numerous deposits and operating mines.

About Adriana Resources Inc.

Adriana Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration and development company with advanced and early staged mineral projects in Canada and Finland. The individuals comprising Adriana's Board have a proven record in their previous associations in identifying and successfully developing mineral deposits through to production.

Adriana is pleased to announce our "new" corporate website is now live and ready for viewing at www.adrianaresources.com.

ON BEHALF OF ADRIANA RESOURCES INC.

Michael J. Beley, President

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Adriana Resources Inc.
    Robert Ferguson
    (604) 629-0250 or Toll Free: 1-877-629-0150
    or
    Adriana Resources Inc.
    Ali Sinawi
    (604) 629-0250 or Toll Free: 1-877-629-0150
    (604) 629-0923 (FAX)
    Website: www.adrianaresources.com