Alberta Star Development Corp.
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Alberta Star Development Corp.

June 23, 2008 09:00 ET

Alberta Star Receives Permission to Drill for 2008 From the Chief Inspector of Mines

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 20, 2008) - Alberta Star Development Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ASX)(OTCBB:ASXSF)(FRANKFURT:QLD) is pleased to announce that the Company has been granted "permission to drill" by the Chief Inspector of Mines of the Northwest Territories for the Company's 2008 drill program at its Eldorado and Contact Lake IOCG & uranium projects. The Company has also received notice from the Chief Inspector of Mines that the Safety Program submitted by the Company in support of the Company's 2008 drill program is in compliance with Section 15.02 of the Mine Health and Safety Act and Regulations and is deemed acceptable. Permission is now granted for work to proceed at the Eldorado & Contact Lake Projects. The Company is now in receipt of all the necessary permits required to undertake its 2008 drill program and implement its long-term mineral exploration and drilling strategy.

ELDORADO & CONTACT LAKE-5 YEAR CLASS "A" DRILLING PERMITS ISSUED-FULLY PERMITTED FOR DRILLING IN 2008

The Company has been granted two amended five-year Sahtu Land & Water Board Class "A" Land Use Permits (Eldorado/Glacier Lake and Contact Lake) for diamond drilling at both the Eldorado & Contact Lake Projects. The Eldorado/Glacier Lake "Class A Land Use Permit" amended (Permit #S05C-012) is valid until April 26, 2013 and the Contact Lake "Class A Land use Permit" amended (Permit #S05C-002) is valid until August 24, 2012. The Company has also submitted a formal application for a third drill permit to the Sahtu Land and Water Board (SLWB) and is awaiting final permit approval. The permit (Permit #S07C-008) application was deemed complete on May 30, 2008. This third "5-Year" drill permit application was submitted in April of 2007 and has requested 15,000 meters of drilling per year, over a five-year period for a total of 75,000 meters which includes the area of the Eldorado South IOCG and uranium Project.

THE ELDORADO & CONTACT LAKE IRON OXIDE COPPER, GOLD, SILVER AND URANIUM PROJECTS

The Eldorado & Contact Lake Permit Areas are located on the east side of Great Bear Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories. The permit areas are situated 470 kilometers north of the city of Yellowknife. The Eldorado & Contact Lake permit areas covers over 113,488 acres. The Eldorado & Contact IOCG + uranium project areas include past producing high grade silver and uranium mines. This includes the Echo Bay Silver Mine which produced 23,779,178 ounces of silver and the Eldorado Uranium Mine which produced 15 million pounds of uranium and 8 million ounces of silver (Normin NTGO: Senes Report 2005). The current June 20, 2008 spot price for uranium provided by the Ux Consulting Company LLC (www.uxc.com) is now $57.00 US per pound.

ALBERTA STAR DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Alberta Star Development Corp. is a Canadian mineral exploration company that identifies, acquires, finances advanced stage exploration projects in Canada. The Company is focused in the discovery of base, precious metals and uranium.

INVESTOR RELATIONS

Investors are welcomed to contact Mr. Allan Feldman, the Company's In-house Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Specialist, for all corporate updates at (604) 948-9663 and in Quebec Mario Drollet at MI3 Corporate Communications (514)904-9663.

ALBERTA STAR DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Tim Coupland, President & CEO

This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, that address future production, reserve potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects to occur, are forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans" "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur. Information inferred from the interpretation of drilling results and information concerning mineral resource estimates may also be deemed to be forward looking statements, as it constitutes a prediction of what might be found to be present when and if a project is actually developed. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, and continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change. For further information investors should review the Company's filings that are available at www.sedar.com or contact Tim Coupland, President at (604) 681-3131.

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Contact Information

  • Alberta Star Development Corp.
    Tim Coupland
    President and CEO
    (604) 681-3131
    (604) 408-3884 (FAX)
    Website: www.alberta-star.com