Aquila Resources Inc.
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Aquila Resources Inc.

January 29, 2008 08:00 ET

Aquila Drills New Near Surface Gold Mineralization

Results include 11.24 meters of 5.7 grams per tonne gold and 28.0 grams per tonne silver

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 29, 2008) - AQUILA RESOURCES INC. (TSX:AQA)(FRANKFURT:JM4A) ("Aquila" or the "Company") today announced more drilling results from 11 holes from the ongoing drilling program at the Back Forty Project in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Ten out of 11 holes encountered significant gold and silver values in multiple zones, including near surface gold mineralization in a new zone south of the Pinwheel massive sulfide and gossan encountered in LK-220. High grade zinc mineralization in extensions of both the Hinge and South Limb areas of the Main Zone massive sulfide were also encountered.



Results include:

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All Intervals Est.
in Meters True g/t g/t % % %
Hole # From To Width Au Ag Cu Pb Zn Description
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LK-220 11.9 12.5 0.6 0.72 46.25 1.62 0.09 0.03 Pinwheel
massive
sulfide
15.3 26.5 11.24(i) 5.67 28.00 0.03 0.03 0.01 Altered
rhyolite
crystal
tuff (new
gold zone)
including 19.0 23.5 4.5(i) 9.90 45.84 0.03 0.02 0.02 Altered
rhyolite
crystal
tuff

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LK-203 115.0 125.0 10.0(i) 0.18 15.47 0.02 0.69 2.11 Stringer
sulfides
170.3 174.3 3.6 2.08 20.75 0.61 0.15 10.54 Hinge Zone
massive
sulfide
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LK-204 No Significant Values
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LK-210 90.0 92.0 2.0(i) 7.68 163.39 0.02 1.96 1.75 Chlorite
altered
rhyolite
103.0 104.5 1.5(i) 3.52 147.92 0.02 0.93 0.58 Chlorite
altered
rhyolite
212.0 214.9 2.9(i) 6.12 64.89 0.11 1.25 0.49 Chlorite
altered
rhyolite
214.9 238.8 10.6 1.02 5.52 0.05 0.15 10.51 South Limb
massive
sulfide
103.0 104.5 1.5(i) 2.32 28.04 1.19 0.19 0.10 Unknown
massive
sulfide
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LK-212 86.5 95.0 8.5(i) 2.05 70.74 0.02 0.41 2.02 Tuffaceous
sediments
w/ thin
massive
sulfide
including 89.0 90.5 1.5(i) 5.28 231.13 0.08 1.59 10.17 Unknown
massive
sulfide
280.5 296.4 14.3 1.43 8.89 0.09 0.24 9.34 South Limb
massive
sulfide
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LK-215 317.0 319.9 2.9 0.60 2.26 0.06 0.15 20.54 South Limb
massive
sulfide
348.5 351.0 2.5(i) 4.70 24.26 0.05 1.61 0.02 PM Gold
Zone
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(i)Drilled thickness, true thickness unknown



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All Intervals Est.
in Meters True g/t g/t % % %
Hole # From To Width Au Ag Cu Pb Zn Description
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LK-222 109.5 112.5 3.0(i) 12.20 32.00 0.04 0.66 1.07 Altered
rhyolite
tuff
229.5 246.0 16.5(i) 1.82 9.62 0.19 0.11 13.04 South Limb
massive
sulfide
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LK-227 141.5 160.5 11.0 2.60 47.86 0.07 0.21 0.34 South Limb
massive
sulfide
including 153.0 154.5 1.0 20.44 10.45 0.25 0.04 1.21 Stringer
sulfides
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LK-232 211.0 214.0 3.0 4.00 76.57 0.07 0.68 0.07 Altered
rhyolite
crystal
tuff
233.0 243.3 10.3(i) 5.24 43.97 0.22 0.47 0.12 South Limb
massive
sulfide
including 233.0 235.5 2.5(i) 16.64 137.48 0.22 1.46 0.16 South Limb
massive
sulfide
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LK-237 208.3 249.5 13.2 1.12 41.47 0.54 0.30 6.19 South Limb
massive
sulfide
including 229.5 238.5 2.9 1.73 52.30 0.62 0.23 14.31 South Limb
massive
sulfide
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LK-241 322.5 341.3 18.8(i) 3.26 20.58 0.20 0.31 2.87 South Limb
stringer
sulfide
including 333.0 339.0 6.0(i) 6.53 22.14 0.17 0.37 2.32 South Limb
stringer
sulfide
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(i)Drilled thickness, true thickness unknown


New Near Surface Gold Mineralization

LK-220 targeted an undrilled region of the main fold hinge south of the Pinwheel massive sulfide and intersected a shallow massive sulfide interpreted to be an outlier of the Pinwheel Zone, underlain by gold bearing altered and oxidized rhyolite tuff representing another new, near surface gold occurrence at the project. Follow up drilling to assess the relationship of this intercept with the nearby Pinwheel gossan and massive sulfide is underway. "New intercepts like this are expected to add significantly to the growing gold and silver inventory at the Back Forty Project," stated Tom Quigley, Aquila's President.

Main Zone South Limb Expansion

Three drill holes (LK-210, -212, -215) targeted the South Limb of the Main Zone massive sulfide along section 435050E, extending and further defining massive sulfide in this area. Significant gold and silver mineralization was also encountered in these holes in overlying chloritic tuffs, siliceous sediments and along the central porphyry margin (PM Zone).

Drill holes LK-222, -227, -232, -237, and -241 were step outs from two previously reported intercepts (LK-202PE - 13 meters of 8.7% zinc and LK-206PE - 7.7 meters of 10% zinc) in a new area of South Limb massive sulfide mineralization. These step out holes successfully intercepted base and precious metal mineralization related to the South Limb and peripheral host rocks and significantly expand the South Limb and related gold mineralization into this area.

Main Zone Hinge

At the western extent of the Hinge zone, where it appears to be thinning, LK-203 extended the Hinge zone to the north by an additional 25 meters beyond previous intercepts. LK-204, drilled to the north of LK-203, returned no significant values, closing off the north limb of the Hinge on this section.

Ongoing Drilling

Drilling at the Back Forty project continues to intersect widespread zinc, copper, gold and sliver mineralization, and the focus of ongoing drilling in 2008 will be directed at providing information required for computing an updated 43-101 mineral resource estimate, which will include not only the expanded massive sulfide and stringer mineralization, but will also include a distinct gold and silver component.

An up to date plan map of completed and pending holes is available on the company's website at http://www.aquilaresources.com/projects.php#map.

Sample preparation and analyses for this release were conducted by Accurassay Labs in Thunder Bay, Ontario on split drill core supplied by Aquila. Standards were inserted in the sample sequences with check assays and re-run's routinely conducted. Tom Quigley, P.Geo. and President of Aquila is the Qualified Person as described in National Instrument 43-101 for the Back Forty Project and is responsible for the content of this press release.

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