Astral Mining Corporation

Astral Mining Corporation

April 30, 2007 12:01 ET

Astral Commences Airborne Geophysical Survey on Chenier Copper-Gold Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 30, 2007) - Astral Mining Corporation ("Astral" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AST)(FRANKFURT:A7D)(WKN# A0JDX3) is pleased to announce that an AeroTEM helicopter-borne geophysical survey has commenced on the Chenier Copper-Gold Project, located 30km north of Rock Creek in the West Kootenay region of southern British Columbia. Astral recently announced (see April 18, 2007 News Release) that it had entered into an agreement to earn a 60% undivided interest in the 6,500 hectare Chenier property from Kootenay Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KTN). After completion of the AeroTEM survey, and interpretation of its results, the company is planning on carrying out an aggressive surface exploration program during the 2007 field season to identify drill targets on the project.

The geologic characteristics observed at the Chenier property indicate it has the potential to host a disseminated alkalic-type copper-gold porphyry deposit. The property covers a newly-discovered mineralized system with characteristics of the upper level of an alkalic porphyry copper-gold/silver system, including well zoned structurally controlled alteration and mineralization. Two copper zones named the East and West zones are exposed over areas measuring roughly 500 metres by 200-300 metres. A description of the geology, alteration and mineralization observed on the property is provided in the Company's April 18, 2007 News Release.

The 1000 line-kilometre airborne survey is being flown by Aeroquest Limited of Mississauga, Ontario using an AeroTEM helicopter time-domain EM system. The survey is being flown at a 100 metre line spacing to produce a high definition product. The magnetic component of the airborne survey is anticipated to greatly assist in delineating the structural controls to alteration and mineralization. The electromagnetic data from the survey should identify buried sulphide conductors.

This release has been reviewed by Dr. David A. Terry, P.Geo., VP Exploration and director of Astral, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

Astral Mining Corporation, managed by the Grosso Group, is a Canadian-based company engaged in the exploration and development of precious metal properties in North America. By focusing on exploration in mining-friendly districts, the Company minimizes the political and social risks encountered in many other parts of the world. With a new gold discovery at the Company's Jumping Josephine Gold Project in Southern British Columbia to be drilled for the first time in May 2007, and an experienced technical team and seasoned management, Astral is poised to leverage this expertise into early exploration success. Further details on Astral Mining Corporation and its high-quality portfolio of exploration projects can be found at


Mr. Manfred Kurschner, President & CEO

Cautionary Note to US Investors: This news release may contain information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties. This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

2007 Number 11

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