Crowflight Minerals Inc.

Crowflight Minerals Inc.

March 30, 2005 09:59 ET

Crowflight Intersects More High Grade Nickel At Bucko Deposit, Thompson Nickel Belt


NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY CCNMatthews

FOR: CROWFLIGHT MINERALS INC.

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: CML

MARCH 30, 2005 - 09:59 ET

Crowflight Intersects More High Grade Nickel At Bucko
Deposit, Thompson Nickel Belt

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 30, 2005) - CROWFLIGHT MINERALS
INC. (TSX VENTURE:CML) is pleased to announce that the Company has
received additional assays from diamond drill holes BK-05-03, N-05-12B,
N-05-12C, N-05-15A and N-05-15B from the Bucko Deposit metallurgical
sample and in-fill drilling and step-out drill program. Crowflight has
an option to earn a 100% interest in the Bucko Deposit (refer to Figure
1 Location Map) by completing a feasibility study, arranging financing
and bringing the deposit into production. To date a number of activities
are progressing to advance the project to the feasibility stage,
including resource block modeling, metallurgical testing, environmental
and geotechnical studies and mine design and milling.

Tom Atkins, President and CEO of Crowflight commented on the continued
high-grade intersections at Bucko, stating: "We continue to be excited
by the continued ability to intersect high grade nickel mineralization
both through infill and step-out drilling. With a current indicated
resource of some two million tonnes grading about 2.3% nickel, Bucko
remains open at depth and along strike. Our immediate efforts are to
test some of this potential while we have access for drilling off of the
ice. Going forward, we will focus our efforts on the feasibility study
at Bucko confident in the potential to enhance the mineral resources at
Bucko with further in-fill and step-out drilling. Initially this
drilling will test strike extensions and once we have gained access to
the underground workings we plan to test the depth extensions of
mineralization."

All five holes intersected a number of mineralized nickel intervals. Of
significance are wedged holes N-05-12C and N-05-15A.

Hole N-05-12C intersected an approximate 33 metre interval of
disseminated sulphides grading 1.29% nickel (including a higher grade
interval of 6.8 metres grading 2.42% nickel).

Hole N-05-15A intersected an approximate 26 metre interval of
disseminated sulphides grading 1.28% nickel (including a higher grade
interval of 4.7 metres grading 2.81% nickel). Note, all intervals are
core lengths.



Summary Table of Drill Results
---------------------------------------------------------
DDH# From To Length Nickel
---- ------ ---- ------ ------
(metres) (metres) (metres) (%)

BK-05-03 560.4 569.1 8.7 1.41

N-05-12B 298.0 326.0 28.0 1.10
incl. 298.0 301.6 3.6 2.57
336.0 347.2 11.2 1.39

N-05-12C 312.5 345.6 33.1 1.29
incl. 315.2 322.0 6.8 2.42

N-05-15A 202.6 228.4 25.8 1.28
incl. 202.6 213.0 10.4 1.85

BK-05-15B 190.3 194.3 4.0 1.21
198.2 210.5 12.3 1.36
---------------------------------------------------------


Individual assays, including copper, platinum and palladium, for the
intervals are given in appended Table 1.

Delineation hole BK-05-03 intersected a number of significant nickel
intervals within disseminated and/or net-textured sulphides over 126
metres. The location of this hole indicates the potential to extend the
current Bucko resources to the north and east beyond what was known from
previous drilling. The mid-point intersection for the total interval is
located at a vertical depth of 450 metres, some 200 metres below and 100
metres south of previously announced hole BK-05-2A (1.32% nickel over
26.5 metres and 0.97% nickel over 24.2 metres - refer to the press
release issued March 3, 2005). The interval is also located at the
mid-point, some 40 to 70 metres from (and between) historical 1970's
vintage Falconbridge drill holes BU-38 (3.11% nickel over 7.0 metres),
BU-56 (2.02% nickel over 6.1 metres), M77-09 (1.11% nickel over 1.5
metres) and M77-26A (1.70% nickel over 1.5 metre) along the south limb.

Wedged metallurgical and in-fill holes N-05-12B and N-05-12C intersected
5% to 8% sulphides over 22 metres and 55 metres of 1% to 3% sulphides
including 4 metres of more semi-massive and net-textured sulphides,
respectively. The original drill hole N-12 gave three separate
intersections of 3.29% nickel over 8.3 metres, 2.36% nickel over 7.3
metres and 2.01% nickel over 10.6 metres, respectively; whereas the
first wedged diamond drill hole N05-12A (as reported in the press
release issued March 3, 2005) intersected two intervals of high-grade
nickel mineralization grading 2.23% nickel over 20.3 metres (including
11.06% nickel, 1.39% copper and 1.30 g/t palladium over 3.0 metres) and
1.84% nickel over 12.2 metres (including 2.69% nickel over 8.4 metres).

Wedged metallurgical holes N-05-15A and N-05-15B each intersected 2% to
3% sulphides over 50 metres. The original drill hole N-15 intersected
three separate intervals grading 3.70% nickel over 1.4 metres, 2.90%
nickel over 5.0 metres and 1.50% nickel over 1.7 metres. N-05-15A is
located 20 metres above N-14 (1.72% nickel over 8.8 metres); 50 metres
north of N-18 (1.22% nickel over 4.4 metres); 40 metres south of N-20
(1.10% nickel over 4.9 metres); and 50 metres below M77-B (1.54% nickel
over 6.34 metres).

A number of assays are pending as part of a 20,000 metre diamond drill
campaign on numerous targets across the TNB on several
Thompson/Birchtree-type targets. These include:

(1) additional metallurgical and in-fill drill holes on the Bucko
Deposit plus step-out (from down-dip and lateral step-out drilling)
holes at Bucko; and (2) exploration drill holes in other areas being
explored under the Crowflight-Falconbridge partnership on the 440 km2
Thompson Nickel Belt ("TNB") properties. Assays from this drilling are
expected to be released over the coming weeks.

Qualified Person/Quality Control Procedures

This press release has been prepared and revised by Mr. Jean Lafleur, P.
Geo., Crowflight's VP Exploration, a Qualified Person under the NI
43-101 guidelines, based on data provided by Falconbridge Limited. Fire
assays are performed at the ALS-Chemex laboratory in Vancouver on all
the samples for Gold and PGE's which undergo an ICP-AES finish and
Sodium Peroxide Fusion. All other metals undergo an ICP-AES finish.
Standards and blanks are submitted with each sample batch.
Falconbridge's Senior Geologist Robert Banville is the project's
Qualified Person for the assay database verification and validation
(QA/QC program).

Crowflight - The Base Metal Builder

Crowflight Minerals Inc. is a Canadian junior mining exploration and
development company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The company is
focused on Nickel, Copper and Platinum Group Mineral projects in the
Thompson Nickel Belt ("TNB") and Sudbury Basin. The company currently
owns and/or has under option more than 672 km2 of exploration and
development properties in Manitoba and Ontario.

In Manitoba, these properties include: (1) the Bucko Deposit where the
Company is conducting a feasibility study, and (2) an earn-in option on
ten highly prospective properties with Falconbridge Limited, including
four within 30 kilometres of the Bucko Deposit (Bowden Lake, Resting
Lake, Halfway Lake and Gonlin Lake), and six located 100 kilometres to
the north on the TNB Thompson North Project (Burntwood River, Birchtree
South, Birchtree North, Airport, Moak Lake and Strong Lake).

In the Sudbury Basin, these properties include: (1) the 100% owned AER
Kidd Project adjacent to Inco's Totten Deposit (10.1 million tonnes @
1.5% Ni, 2% Cu, 4.8 g/t PGE's), (2) the Airport Property (a 50/50 joint
venture with Millstream Mines Ltd.) located 4 km south, and on-strike,
with Falconbridge's Nickel Rim South Deposit (13.2 million tonnes @ 3.5%
Cu, 1.7% Ni, 0.8 g/t Au, 4.1 g/t PGE's), (3) the optioned (100% earn-in)
Mystery Offset Dyke Property and (4) the 100% owned Peter's Roost
Property.

Further information is available on the Company's web site at
www.crowflight.com.

Statements in this release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that any
such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual
developments or results may vary materially from those in these
"forward-looking statements.The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed
and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this
release.

NOTE: There is a Map regarding Falconbridge-Crowflight Thompson Nickel
Belt Projects available on CCNMatthews website at:

http://www2.ccnmatthews.com/database/fax/2000/figure1330.pdf




Table 1
Detailed Assay Results from the Bucko Deposit, Thompson Nickel Belt,
2005 Diamond Drill Holes BK-05-03, N-05-12B, N-05-12C, N-05-15A and
N-05-15B

Hole # Drill Hole
------ ----------
Collar
------
Azimuth/ Core
-------
From To Inclination Length Pt Pd Cu Ni
---- -- ----------- ----- -- -- -- --
(m) (m) (degrees) (m) (ppm) (ppm) (%) (%)
BK-05-03 560.4 561.3 236 / 66 0.9 0.06 0.15 0.10 1.62
561.3 562.3 1.0 0.31 0.32 0.08 1.75
562.3 562.5 0.2 0.60 0.36 0.12 12.60
562.5 564.0 1.5 0.70 4,630.00 0.02 0.37
564.0 565.5 1.5 0.02 0.03 0.04 0.60
565.5 566.3 0.8 0.03 0.09 0.05 0.68
566.3 567.0 0.7 0.04 0.10 0.06 1,27
567.0 568.2 1.2 0.14 0.27 0.06 1.63
568.1 568.8 0.7 0.18 0.33 0.22 0.61
568.8 569.1 0.3 0.07 0.31 0.16 1.80
BK-05-12B 298.0 298.8 233 / 58 0.8 0.39 1.12 0.25 7.59
298.8 300.2 1.4 0.08 0.19 0.13 1.30
300.2 301.6 1.4 0.12 0.16 0.06 0.97
301.6 303.0 1.4 0.01 0.03 0.01 0.16
303.0 303.9 0.9 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.14
303.9 304.9 1.0 0.06 0.14 0.06 0.88
304.9 305.9 1.0 0.04 0.08 0.04 0.56
305.9 306.7 0.8 0.03 0.14 0.02 0.82
306.7 308.0 1.3 0.04 0.08 0.02 0.58
308.0 309.0 1.0 0.07 0.13 0.03 0.77
309.0 310.0 1.0 0.08 0.19 0.06 0.99
310.0 310.6 0.6 0.11 0.16 0.09 0.43
310.6 312.0 1.4 0.05 0.10 0.05 0.65
312.0 312.7 0.7 0.04 0.07 0.05 0.64
312.7 313.8 1.1 0.07 0.09 0.06 0.79
313.8 314.8 1.0 0.19 0.49 0.33 2.09
314.8 316.0 1.2 0.10 0.43 0.15 1.91
316.0 316.4 0.4 0.02 0.04 0.06 0.21
316.4 317.9 1.0 0.08 0.32 0.57 1.40
317.9 319.4 1.5 0.08 0.10 0.06 0.78
319.4 320.4 1.0 0.08 0.22 0.14 0.90
320.4 321.5 1.1 0.22 0.44 0.26 1.45
321.5 322.4 0.9 0.09 0.18 0.11 1.46
322.4 323.5 1.1 0.05 0.15 0.03 0.92
323.5 325.0 1.5 0.09 0.14 0.07 0.78
325.0 326.0 1.0 0.06 0.13 0.05 0.97
336.0 336.9 0.9 0.03 0.13 0.03 0.64
336.9 338.0 1.1 0.23 0.69 0.12 3,01
338.0 338.6 0.6 0.15 0.15 0.37 0.95
338.6 340.0 1.4 0.16 0.31 0.19 1.76
340.0 341.5 1.5 0.12 0.28 0.12 1.63
341.5 342.8 1.3 0.22 0.39 0.04 1.71
342.8 343.8 1.0 0.06 0.13 0.04 1.04
343.8 345.0 1.2 0.08 0.19 0.04 0.99
345.0 346.5 1.5 0.06 0.13 0.03 0.78
346.5 347.2 0.7 0.13 0.16 0.03 0.85
N-05-12C 312.5 313.4 233 / 58 0.1 0.08 0.11 0.06 0.93
313.4 314.3 0.9 0.06 0.24 0.05 1.49
314.3 315.2 0.9 0.55 0.23 0.36 0.76
315.2 316.1 0.9 0.21 0.20 0.11 3.18
316,1 316.6 0.5 0.16 0.51 0.07 6.13
316.6 317.6 1.0 0.19 0.50 0.32 4.22
317.6 319.0 1.4 0.04 0.08 0.07 0.59
319.0 319.6 0.6 0.35 1.12 0.46 4.63
319.6 320.0 0.4 0.04 0.09 0.09 0.77
320.0 320.6 0.6 0.10 0.18 0.28 1.64
320.6 322.0 1.4 0.08 0.22 0.12 1.39
322.0 322.9 0.9 0.05 0.08 0.05 0.79
322.9 323.5 0.6 0.06 0.10 0.01 0.73
323.5 324.5 1.0 0.10 0.19 0.06 0.98
324.5 325.5 1.0 0.18 0.31 0.06 2.17
325.5 326.5 1.0 0.14 0.41 0.07 2.15
326.5 327.7 1.2 0.07 0.15 0.08 1.09
327.7 329.0 1.3 0.06 0.08 0.04 0.65
329.0 330.1 1.1 0.07 0.13 0.03 0.49
330.1 331.5 1.4 0.04 0.06 0.03 0.57
331.5 333.5 2.0 0.03 0.06 0.03 0.55
333.5 334.3 0.8 0.02 0.06 0.03 0.60
334.3 335.8 1.5 0.01 0.04 0.01 0.12
335.8 336.4 0.6 0.10 0.13 0.10 0.78
336.4 336.9 0.5 0.22 1.08 0.04 5.40
336.9 338.1 1.2 0.04 0.07 0,02 0.20
338.1 339.5 1.4 0.08 0.25 0.13 1.41
339.5 341.0 1.5 0.14 0.27 0.13 1.31
341.0 342.5 1.5 0.14 0.18 0.06 1.20
342.5 344.0 1.5 0.11 0.15 0.21 0.87
344.0 345.6 1.6 0.07 0.18 0.09 0.92
N-05-15A 202.6 203.8 229 / 45 1.2 0.11 0.28 0.06 0.92
203.8 204.3 0.5 0.50 0.07 0.07 0.28
204.3 204.7 0.4 0.62 0.68 0.29 6.42
204.7 206.0 1.3 0.09 0.13 0.04 0.75
206.0 206.5 0.6 0.09 0.16 0.04 1.01
206.5 207.9 1.4 0.09 0.67 0.11 5.09
207.9 209.0 1.1 0.10 0.50 0.08 2.48
209.0 210.5 1.5 0.05 0.11 0.11 0.67
210.5 212.0 1.5 0.04 0.14 0.05 1.30
212.0 213.0 1.0 0.06 0.12 0.03 1.01
213.0 214.0 1.0 0.05 0.13 0.06 0.89
214.0 214.6 0.6 0.04 0.08 0.02 0.49
214.6 215.2 0.6 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.04
215.2 216.4 1.2 0.16 0.30 0.07 1.04
216.4 217.5 1.1 0.12 0.23 0.05 0.87
217.5 219.0 1.5 0.05 0.09 0.04 0.60
219.0 220.5 1.5 0.05 0.12 0.05 0.73
220.5 221.6 1.1 0.19 0.31 0.07 0.93
221.6 223.0 1.4 0.21 0.62 0.13 2.16
223.0 224.0 1.0 0.16 0.41 0.13 1.71
224.0 225.0 1.0 0.19 0.54 0.07 1.57
225.0 225.8 0.8 0.03 0.13 0.03 0.53
225.8 227.3 1.5 0.23 0.37 0.12 1.59
227.3 228.4 1.2 0.10 0.22 0.06 1.08
N-05-15B 190.3 191.4 229 / 45 1.1 0.03 0.06 0.26 0.34
191.4 192.4 1.0 0.09 0.19 0.16 2.24
192.4 193.6 1.2 0.11 0.33 0.22 1.55
193.6 194.3 0.7 0.08 0.10 0.14 0.51
198.2 199.0 0.8 0.08 0.15 0.20 1.08
199.0 199.9 0.9 0.01 0.03 0.24 0.38
199.9 200.9 1.0 0.23 0.41 0.15 2.16
200.9 202.1 1.2 0.25 0.49 0.12 2.52
202.1 203.5 1.4 0.05 0.08 0.16 0.70
203.5 204.5 1.0 0.66 0.54 0.05 1.92
204.5 205.3 0.8 0.25 0.17 0.02 0.77
205.3 205.8 0.5 0.07 0.10 0.23 0.75
205.8 207.0 1.2 0.06 0.15 0.20 0.71
207.0 208.5 1.5 0.07 0.13 0.20 0.73
208.5 209.5 1.0 0.13 0.30 0.17 2.48
209.5 210.5 1.0 0.06 0.32 0.16 2.01



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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Crowflight Minerals Inc.
    Tom Atkins
    President and CEO
    (416) 861-5906
    www.crowflight.com