Adroit Resources Inc.
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Adroit Resources Inc.

December 22, 2006 14:08 ET

Adroit Drilling Confirms Gold Mineralization

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 22, 2006) - Adroit Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ADT)(BERLIN:A7V)(FWB:A7V) -

Management is pleased to report that diamond drilling at the Poggio Pietricci Property, in Central Italy, has confirmed the presence of gold mineralisation.

Poggio Pietricci

Holes PP003, PP004 and PP005, were drilled in the central part of the Poggio Pietricci permit. The assays, from split core, from three holes at Poggio Pietricci, Central Italy, confirmed the presence of gold mineralization. Large intervals of several meters regularly grade over 0.3g/t Au as shown in table 1, including, occasionally, peaks of 0.8 to 1.3g/t Au. The highest value encountered is 1.375g/t and covers an interval of 3.4m (31.2-34.6m) in PP004.



Table 1: best drill hole intercepts.

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Hole From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Recovery (%) Au (g/t) Ag (g/t)
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PP004 0 44.4 44.4 58.0 0.41 17.7
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incl. 29.9 34.6 4.7 46.8 1.24 35.6
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PP003 0 11.8 11.8 42.8 0.35 29.2
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incl. 8.8 11.8 3.0 90.0 0.57 55.9
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PP005 13.0 20.8 7.8 21.8 0.21 7.8
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and 34.7 46.7 12.0 11.7 0.41 61.6
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The anomalous gold values in PP003 and 004 are encountered at the contact between the Macigno sandstone and the underlying Calcare Cavernoso limestone, in PP005 they are located in highly altered and brecciated Calcare Cavernoso, probably close to the inferred (and eroded) contact with the Macigno sandstone. The contact between the Macigno and Calcare Cavernoso is highly altered (argilized, kaolinized, silicified,...) and is interpreted to be a fault contact, possibly an overthrust. All the formations have been subject to intensive brecciation, hydrothermal alteration and meteoric weathering. The original textures and rock types in the contact zone are often not easily recognizable and recovery in the drill holes has been generally very low.

The large gold-mineralized intervals coincide with silver highs. Zinc (greater than 0.5%), Manganese (greater than 1%) and Antimony (greater than 1%)(1) highs are occasionally associated with this mineralization, as was already noticed in PP001 and 002 at Faggio Scritto (see news release of November 29th, 2006). In fact, the mineralization consists of a large hydrothermal envelope yielding a suite of elements, with local higher-grade concentrations.

To date, the best results have been obtained from PP004, where the over-all mineralized envelope extends from surface to a depth of 44.4m. Gold grade averages in that interval 0.4g/t, silver averages 18g/t. The broader mineralized envelope includes a 4.7m interval (29.9-34.6m) yielding 1.24g/t Au and 35.6g/t Ag.

These results have to be treated with caution as, due to the highly fractured and altered nature of the material, recovery in that higher-grade interval barely reaches 47%, while the recovery in the broader mineralized interval ranges around a poor 58%.

The three holes were part of the initial drilling programme consisting of five core holes on the Poggio Pietricci property. This programme was designed to confirm the location of the gold and antimony mineralization reported by previous explorers, which includes Samim, AGIP and Anglo American and to provide further geological information.

The first two holes were designed to test the antimony mineralization only, the three holes reported on herein were designed to probe for the gold mineralization. The results of the first two holes, which confirmed the presence of antimony, have been reported in a news release dated November 29th, 2006. The data collected from this initial drill campaign will be interpreted and used to assist in the design of a more extensive exploration programme seeking both gold and antimony in the property.

Half core samples from drill were composited over 1 to 5m intervals, depending on recovery, and standards were inserted in the series every 10 to 12 samples. Samples were sent to Filab Laboratoires, Dijon-France, for standard preparation then Fire Assay on 30g charge and ICP multi-element analysis. Laboratory repeat assays have been undertaken on an approximate basis of 1 in 25 samples. From a QA/QC perspective, the review of results suggests this is a satisfactory and reliable data set.

Poggio Fogari

Drilling at Poggio Fogari, which started on November 27th (see news release of December 4th, 2006), has been delayed until February 2007.

Drill hole PF001/2006 was interrupted at a depth of 46m in highly altered limestone (Calcare Nummulitico). The alteration is marked by extensive argilisation, attributed to intense hydrothermal activity. The drilling contractor stated that their drilling equipment and their drilling methods were inappropriate to drill properly the alternation of soft, plastic, clays and harder limestone. The Company is finalizing terms of agreement for a new contractor to continue the drilling programme with a planned start date of mid February 2007.

The drilling programme in Poggio Fogari aims at testing a mineralized fault and a recently discovered induced polarization (IP) chargeability anomaly (see news release of December 4th, 2006). The target is traversed by a NNW-SSE oriented high-angle fault which juxtaposes the prospective Calcare Cavernoso limestone with the overlying argillaceous Eocene to Cretaceous flysh formations. Assays carried out by past exploration (confirmed by the company's work) on randomly collected float and outcrop of jasperoid rocks, which abundantly occur along the fault, frequently returned gold contents in excess of 0.25g/t.

A brief (orientation) pole-dipole IP survey has located the high-angle fault, and has identified on the two southern profiles a strong chargeability anomaly. The northwest-southeast trending anomaly, with a maximum response of approximately 15 mV/V (milliseconds) above background, occurs at about 75m below surface and appears to be related to the fault. The anomaly is open to the south and seems to increase in amplitude. The delayed first hole in Poggio Fogari is aimed at testing this anomaly discovery.

The Company has planned to follow-up the orientation survey with a more complete pole-dipole IP survey, scheduled to start as soon as possible and prior to the resumed drilling programme.

The surveys are carried out by the Adroit geological staff and managed by Guy Franceschi, Economic Geologist who is also a director of Adroit. Mr. Franceschi is a Qualified Person under the guidelines of National Instrument 43-101 and he has reviewed and approved the geological information contained in this news release.

Central Italy Properties. A total of twelve permits (nine granted and three applied for) make up seven contiguous properties.

Poggio Pietricci is one of nine exploration permits granted to the Company. As announced in the Company's November 2nd, 2006 news release, the Poggio Pietricci property is being increased in size from 769 ha to 1,025 ha by the addition of the Faggio Scirtto permit, recently applied for, which includes part of the Samim historic Antimony resource mentioned in the Company's November 29th, 2006 news release, as well as a large gold-in-soil anomaly that has never been tested.

Poggio Fogari is one of nine exploration permits granted to the Company. The Poggio Fogari property was increased in size from 749 ha to 1,100 ha by the addition of the recently granted I Monti permit, which includes the favourable geological context (large tracts of limestone) associated with local gold highs in assayed rock samples. I Monti is similar in setting and gold response as the Poggio Fogari anomaly west of the NNW-SSE fault. Neither permit has ever been drill tested.

Adroit Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration company focused on growing shareholder value through the advancement of its Central Italy and Ontario, Canada projects. There are currently 26,243,821 common shares issued and outstanding.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Graeme Rowland, Chairman and President

(1) these elements have been detected by ICP-MS, precise tenors of those exceeding detection limit (resp. 0.5% for Zn, 1% for Mn and for Sb) will require further assaying.

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