BOWMORE Exploration Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : BOW

April 18, 2011 11:07 ET

BOWMORE Commences St-Victor Drill Program

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 18, 2011) -BOWMORE Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BOW) ("Bowmore") is pleased to announce that a diamond drill program on its 100% owned St-Victor gold property has recently begun. The first phase of drilling will test three out of the six anomalous gold zones discovered in 2010, which are spread along a strike length of 20 kilometres in the core of the St-Victor sedimentary belt. The three main gold zones to be tested are Wotton, Wotton NW and Gérard. The company has obtained all necessary agreements and permits for property access and drilling work to be done on the targeted areas.

The 2009-2010 work programs discovered several broad zones of anomalous gold values within the sedimentary belt (see news release dated October 12th, 2010). The three principal gold zones (Wotton, Wotton NW and Gerard), will be tested by drilling 8 to 10 holes at a maximum depth of 200 metres each for a total of 1600 to 2000 metres. The broad anomalous zones are characterized by partially carbonated (ankeritic) and sericitized sedimentary rocks that yielded consistent values between 0.05 g/t gold (anomalous threshold) and 0.99 g/t gold from outcrop grab samples.

An airborne geophysical survey consisting of total magnetic and time–domain electromagnetic measurements was flown over 24,000 hectares of the property in December 2010 (see press release dated November 26, 2010). The survey identified several major structures and a highly conductive core to the sedimentary belt that hosts the previously identified gold mineralization. The designed drill program is intended to test the anomalous gold zones and some of the stronger conductors.

Mr. Paul Dumas, President and CEO of Bowmore Exploration Ltd., stated: "I am pleased to see the drill program at our St-Victor gold property underway with the consent of the land owners and most of the local communities. We are looking forward in drill testing our geological model which is targeting the sedimentary belt for near-surface, bulk-tonnage gold deposits. So far this conceptual model has yielded positive results and it may ultimately explain the source of historical placer gold deposits that are widespread in the Eastern Townships of Quebec."

In order to ensure best practices and minimal environmental impact during the drill program, an independent environmental firm has been hired to monitor the drill sites before, during and after the drill program. Bowmore's goal is to insure best practices during all phases of the exploration program and open communication with the local communities.

The Property

St-Victor property includes 1183 claims covering over 69,000 hectares within the Appalachian St-Victor Synclinorium, an extensive sedimentary belt that was targeted in 2009 for near-surface, bulk-tonnage, sediment-hosted gold deposits in similar in type to Kinross' "Paracatu" mine in Brazil (published reserves of 1,430 million tons grading 0.40 g/t Au for 18 million ounces gold), or the Russian Sukhoi Log deposit, containing total unclassified resources of approximately 48 million ounces gold grading 2 g/t Au.

Gilles Lanthier, P.Geo., geological consultant for Bowmore, is the Qualified Person who has reviewed this news release and is responsible for the technical information reported herein.

About BOWMORE

BOWMORE is a Canadian exploration mining company focused on precious metal exploration in Canada and Mexico.

For further information on BOWMORE, visit www.bowmorexploration.com.

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