Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc.
TSX VENTURE : CYU

Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc.

March 03, 2008 12:20 ET

Columbia Yukon Continues to Intersect Higher Grade Moly Mineralization at Storie Property Including 620 Feet (189 Metres) Averaging 0.163% MoS2

WEST VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc. (the "Company" or "Columbia Yukon") (TSX VENTURE:CYU) is pleased to report assay results for ten additional drill holes for the Company's "Storie" Molybdenum Property.

In 2007, Columbia Yukon completed 76 drill holes (23,000 metres or 75,460 feet of core drilling) on the Storie Property. The Company is continuing to report assay results as they are received. Prior to this news release, Columbia Yukon has reported assay results from 48 of the 76 drill holes. By this news release, the Company is reporting assay results for an additional ten drill holes (ST07-69 to ST07-78), which results are summarized as follows:



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HOLE FROM TO INTERVAL INTERVAL Mo MoS2
Number (metres) (metres) (metres) (feet)(i) (%) (%)(ii)
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ST07-69 12 270 258 846 0.083 0.138
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including 12 228 216 708 0.091 0.152
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and 12 201 189 620 0.098 0.163
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ST07-70 7 91 84 276 0.062 0.103
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including 7 64 57 187 0.073 0.122
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ST07-71 5 181 176 577 0.102 0.170
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ST07072 59 198 139 456 0.110 0.183
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ST07-73 89 278 189 620 0.083 0.138
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ST07-74 39 339 300 984 0.063 0.105
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including 114 339 225 738 0.073 0.122
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ST07-75 12 165 153 502 0.100 0.167
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including 12 117 105 344 0.130 0.217
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and 39 117 78 256 0.162 0.270
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ST07-76 29 308 279 915 0.063 0.105
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including 122 308 186 610 0.075 0.125
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ST07-77 6.0 123 117 384 0.056 0.093
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ST07-78 92 128 36 118 0.054 0.090
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and 215 239 24 79 0.064 0.107
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(i)conversion factor: 1 metre equals 3.28 feet

(ii) conversion factor 1% MoS2 equals 0.5999 %Mo


Of the ten drill holes referred to above, drill holes ST07-71, 72, 73 and 74 are located within the higher grade area which was referred to in the Company's recent news releases. Drill holes ST07-69 and 76 lie just to the east of the zone. These two holes extend the higher grade zone to the east.

The specific locations of the drill holes reported in this and earlier news releases can be viewed in the "Investors" - "Corporate Presentation" section of the Company's website at www.columbiayukon.com.

All of the above holes were drilled using hydraulic drills producing NQ sized core. The core was sawn in half by a diamond bit rock saw and half of the core was retained and stored in the core box for permanent record or later reference. The other half of the core was bagged and sent to Acme Analytical Laboratories of Vancouver, B.C. where it was crushed and pulverized. A one-gram sample was dissolved in aqua regia and the solution was analysed for 30 elements using an inductively coupled plasma emission spectrometer. Samples that ran greater than 350 ppm Mo were assayed using a larger sample size and greater dilution in order to be able to read the higher grade values.

The Company is presently finalizing this year's exploration drill program for the Storie Property and expects to core drill a minimum of 40,000 metres (131,233 feet) in 2008. The Company's 2008 program is being designed in an effort to significantly expand the currently known and sizeable resource. As well, the 2008 exploration program will focus on further resource definition of the new high grade zone discovery.

This news release has been reviewed and approved by John Kowalchuk, P. Geo., who is acting as Qualified Person for the Company's Storie Property Project in accordance with regulations under NI 43-101.

About Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc.:

Columbia Yukon is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the development of its Storie Molybdenum Property deposit located in northern British Columbia.

Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc.

Ronald A. Coombes, President & CEO

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc.
    Mr. Clive Shallow
    Investor Communications
    (604) 922-2030
    (604) 922-2037 (FAX)
    Website: www.columbiayukon.com