Cross Lake Minerals Ltd.
TSX : CRN

Cross Lake Minerals Ltd.

September 11, 2007 09:00 ET

Cross Lake Minerals Ltd.: QR Gold Mine Commences Operations

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2007) - Cross Lake Minerals Ltd. (the "Company" or "Cross Lake") (TSX:CRN) is pleased to provide this update of operations for the QR Gold Mine, which is located approximately 60 kilometers southeast of Quesnel, British Columbia. Throughout the past several months the management and staff of the Company have worked diligently towards our goal of seeing the QR Mine commence operations, after having been shut down for 10 years. Cross Lake is very pleased to announce that commissioning of the Mill commenced on Monday, September 10, 2007 with the first ore being processed. This is a major milestone for the Company as it represents the first mining operation and the start of a planned expansion of production through the acquisition of new projects and the development of existing projects, such as Porcher Island Gold.

Cross Lake would like to thank all of the Suppliers and Contractors that have worked with the Company to realize this important goal. Also, the project would not have been able to move forward without the continued cooperation of the various departments of the Government of British Columbia.

In addition, the Company would like to acknowledge the work related to supplying power by BC Hydro and Interior Power Contractors. The availability of BC Hydro power is a significant advantage to Cross Lake over the previous operation that depended on diesel generated power, a much higher cost source.

The QR Mill is rated to operate at 900 tonnes per day with feed from three zones, the Northwest, Midwest and West Zones. As planned, initial ore will be from the Northwest Zone where mining has been underway for several weeks. Ultimately the North Zone, which is being accessed by an underground decline for delineation drilling and mine planning, is expected to contribute to long term operations. The decline will be completed shortly, which will be followed by underground drilling.

"This is obviously a major accomplishment for Cross Lake. I would like to acknowledge the contribution to the successful completion of the restarting of the QR Mine of Ross Hollinger, Mine Manager, Lloyd Penner Assistant Mine Manager, Tom Colbourne, Vice President of Mining and Jim Miller-Tait, Vice President of Exploration. We will continue to strive towards meeting our ongoing operations goals and are now in a position to move our other development project, Porcher Island Gold, forward and evaluate other projects that will compliment the QR Mine", stated Gordon Keevil, President. The QR Project is being supervised by Mr. Ross Hollinger, Mine Manager and Tom Colbourne, Vice President of Mining who are the designated Qualified Persons who have reviewed the contents of this news release.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future production, reserve potential, exploration and development activities and events or developments that the Company expects, are forward-looking statements. Although management 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 or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploration and development successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Please see our public filings at www.sedar.com for further information.

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