Adroit Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : ADT

Adroit Resources Inc.

June 22, 2005 11:00 ET

Adroit Applies for Seven Additional Italian Permits

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 22, 2005) - Adroit Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ADT) is pleased to report that it has made application to acquire seven (7) additional properties in Southern Tuscany/Northern Latium, in central Italy, that it believes to be prospective for epithermal gold deposits.

The areas applied for cover a total of 4,440 hectares, with individual permit surfaces ranging from 330 to 1,390 hectares. The addition of these properties will significantly add to the Company's overall portfolio of properties in the region, and will bring the total number of properties to ten (10), with a total surface area of approximately 6,400 hectares.

Research continues to support a model whereby this region represents an area of significant epithermal gold occurrences, exhibiting many of the characteristics of the prolific Carlin-style occurrences.

The region is, by world standards, a major historic mining district. It was one of the world's largest producers of mercury and a significant producer of antimony and pyrite; and yet the presence of gold was only discovered in the 1980's, when new mineralization models and modern exploration techniques were introduced. Subsequently, the results from regional geochemical stream, soil and rock chip surveys and limited test drilling, all carried out during the mid-to-late 1980's (mainly by the mineral arm of the Italian oil company, AGIP), lead to several indications of Carlin-style epithermal gold occurrences.

Each of the properties selected exhibits the following common characteristics:

- Gold indications returned from stream, soil, or rock sampling surveys;

- Antimony, mercury, barite and gold mineralization present;

- Fault systems, which may have acted as conduits for the mineralization, including the presence and intimate association of active geothermal activities;

- Favourable host rock lithologies; usually large tracks of limestone (commonly the Triassac Calcare Cavernoso limestone) and/or Verrucano schists, overlain by impermeable flysch formations, which may have acted as a lid on the rising mineral fluids;

- Widespread hydrothermal alteration, usually silicification, kaolinisation, argilic alteration, decarbonatation, or sulphidisation.

The Ponte San Pietro Property (959 ha) is situated 7 km east of Adroit's Poggio Pietricci Property. Reports indicate that ore, grading 8% Copper and 2% Zinc and lead, was mined ending in 1953. The deposit is interpreted as being a fault filling breccia zone, oriented NE-SW, 4-6 meters wide, 60 meters deep and about 200 meters long, enclosed in meta-arenites and phyllites of the Triassic Verrucano Formation. Researchers from the University of Rome in Italy, in 1996, identified the presence of fine-grained gold in sulphides of the deposit (pyrite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite and minor galena) with tenors in excess of 10 g/t Au. Floatation test-work, carried out on a 75kg sample from mine tailings material, returned 9.2 g/t Au and 73.4 g/t Ag. Re-sampling in the later 1990's returned gold grades of 11.15 and 4.3 g/t in association with pyrite in quartz gangue.

The Podere Le Certine Property (336 ha) features a major NW-striking high angle fault, which forms the west side of a graben, and several subsidiary E-W to NE-SW faults striking across and limited to this structure. The area hosts a relatively large old antimony mine in the central part of the property, associated with one of the E-W faults. Historic geological and geochemical surveys returned anomalous gold values in rock samples and a sample from the mine tailings returned 0.5 g/t Au, while silicified rock samples from the mine dumps returned gold values of up to 2.5 g/t.

The I Monti Property (355 ha) lies immediately northwest of Adroit's Poggio Fogari Property. At the I Monti, former surveys identified a number of multi-element anomalies of epithermal association in stream sediment and rock-chip samples.

The stream sediment values were up to 376 ppb Au in a greater than 10ppb anomalous gold zone extending in a NW trend over 1,000 X 300 meters in silicified and clay altered Calcare Cavernoso limestone near the contact with argillaceous flysch. Rock chip samples returned up to 6.7 g/t Au.

The Macchia Del Birelli (554 ha) forms the northern extension of Adroit's Frassine Property. As it shares many of the same geological and mineral characteristics with the Frassine Property, the two prospects are being viewed as forming a "single" exploration prospect. Structural windows of Calcare Cavernoso limestone, overlain by an impermeable flysch cover, characterize the area. Widespread hydrothermal alteration has produced, together with silicification and argillisation, diffused Antimony and Barium mineralization. The hydrothermal activity is a likely source of the nearby Lardello geothermal fields as well as the source of kaolin and alunite deposits (mined) on the property.

Previous results by AGIP in the early 1990's include 11.5 g/t Au in jasperoid rocks (at Podere Cantinacce) and 1.8 and 1.5 g/t in Verrucano jasper and quartzite rock types (at an alunite quarry). Channel sampling from the alunite quarry returned 19.67 m @ 0.94 g/t Au and trenching near the Grasceta farmhouse returned an average of 2.34 g/t over 19 m, as well as Silver, Antimony (up to 4.8%) Barium and Mercury.

The Poggio Bruscoline Property (465 ha) features outcrops of intensively altered (silicified, argilized) limestone, with traces of pyrite, sphalerite and galena. The alteration occurs on the contact between limestone and flysch formations and nearby NW-trending faults. Sampling of the altered limestone returned several anomalous values of up to 0.79 g/t Au.

The Banditella Property (381 ha) is located 5 km north of Adroit's Poggio Pietricci Property. The property is underlain by large Eocene limestone formations covered by impermeable flysch deposits. Two fault systems, have been recognized. The area is marked by intensive silicification, spatially associated with the fault systems, and locally supplemented with barite and stibnite mineralization. AGIP obtained stream sediment anomalies of up to 0.46 g/t Au in the area and detected fine visible gold in panned stream samples. Assays of the altered limestone returned anomalous gold contents, up to 0.3 g/t Au with associated Antimony and Arsenic. AGIP reported that "the intensive silicification observed at surface may represent part of the upper portion of the epithermal zone, with the possibility that gold mineralization may be developed at lower levels".

The Pietratonda Property (1,390 ha) hosts an ancient Antimony mine and an active silica sands quarry. The area is underlain by the metamorphic Verrucano schists and by the Calcare Cavernoso limestone, both covered by impermeable flysch formations. The Cavernoso limestone is often intensively altered (silicified) and mineralized. It takes the form of a breccia with chalcedony-bearing elements cemented by vuggy quartz. The alteration is accompanied by traces of stibnite and antimony oxides. Rock samples collected from the altered limestone returned up to 0.8 g/t Au.

It should be noted that the sample results sited herein are historic, reported results, and have not been independently verified by the Company. The selection of these properties is based upon the recommendations of Messrs. Marcello De Angelis, Director, The Italian Gold Fields Ltd, Guy Franceschi and Mehmet Taner, internationally recognized consulting geologists retained by management. Mr. De Angelis has been working in this camp for some 20 years, Mr. Franceschi is now the project manager, and Mr. Taner has just completed the Qualifying Report on the Company's initial land holdings in the area. A multi-facetted program, including additional archival regional and property specific research, sampling and an initial reverse circulation drilling program, is being implemented. Whether the Company completes all of the property acquisitions, retains its interests therein, or adds to the current portfolio will depend upon results and financial conditions.

The Company is a mineral exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange that is exploring in Tuscany, Italy and Temagami, Canada. Adroit currently has 12,607,526 shares issued and outstanding. For further information on the Adroit and its projects, please visit the Company's web site at: www.adroitresources.ca.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Graeme Rowland, Chairman and President


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