Monster Copper Corporation

Monster Copper Corporation

August 10, 2005 11:00 ET

Drill Targets Identified on Monster Copper's Mustang Lake Uranium Property, Labrador

RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 10, 2005) - Monster Copper Corp. ("Monster Copper") (TSX VENTURE:MNS) is pleased to announce that drill targets have been defined on its Mustang Lake Property. Monster Copper's 100% owned Bruce River and Mustang Lake properties, which collectively cover 28,675 hectares and are located in the Central Mineral Belt of Labrador, are under option to Santoy Resources Ltd. ("Santoy") (TSX VENTURE:SAN).

The Bruce River and Mustang Lake properties host numerous uranium occurrences, as documented in government reports. The Mustang Lake property is located 8 km NE of the Michelin uranium deposit, where a historic resource ((i)see footnote) of 6.4 million tonnes of 0.13% U3O8 (18.3 million lbs. of uranium) has been identified.

Monster Copper has been advised by Santoy that it has completed an initial phase of fieldwork on the Mustang Lake property and as a result of this work, Santoy is in the process of applying for a drill permit for two areas, which are:

1.) The Irving Zone: a 1979 Brinex program delineated a mineralized boulder train, believed to be of local derivation, comprised of 117 angular to sub-angular boulders averaging 1.28% U3O8 (range 0.09 to 6.25% U3O8). This boulder train was re-examined by an experienced prospecting crew, and it was concluded that the previously unsuccessful drilling was completed entirely within the boulder train. Santoy's fieldwork is believed to have constrained the "up-ice" source of the boulders to within 400 m. Drilling proposed by Santoy will target the newly interpreted "up-ice" source of the boulders.

2.) The South Prospect is characterized by 150 mineralized angular to sub-angular boulders, of which 40 were assayed by Brinex and averaged 0.55% U3O8 (.02 to 3.5% U3O8). No drill follow up has been done in this area. Work by an experienced prospecting crew located an outcrop with a narrow radioactive, biotite-magnetite rich shear zone, which occurs near the head of the boulder train. This outcrop and the adjacent interpreted source area for this boulder train constitute targets that will be tested in an upcoming drill campaign.

The prospecting crew is presently re-locating to the Bruce River property where numerous copper and uranium occurrences are hosted in geological and structural settings favorable for uranium mineralization.

Santoy has commissioned an 8,000 line km helicopter-borne radiometric and magnetic survey (of which 3,465 line km is over the Bruce River Property) to Fugro Airborne Surveys and this survey is expected to commence shortly.

The Qualified Person, as defined by National Instrument 43-101, responsible for review of this news release is Dr. Tom Setterfield, P.Geo., Vice-President of Exploration.

About Monster Copper Corporation

Monster Copper ( is dedicated to the discovery of world-class IOCG copper-gold-uranium deposits with an experienced IOCG exploration team. An IOCG area with recent discoveries of large copper-gold deposits is the Carajas Mineral Province in northern Brazil. Monster Copper has established itself in the Carajas by partnering with Noranda Exploracao Mineral Ltda. on the exploration of 10 separate mineral properties covering a combined area of 800 sq km.
About Santoy Resources Ltd.

Santoy Resources Ltd. ( is a junior Canadian energy company focused on exploration for uranium, coal and coalbed methane.


Michael J. Downes, President, C.E.O. and Director

(i) The uranium resource referred to for the Michelin deposit (source: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Mineral Deposits Database) is historical in nature. Since this historical estimate pre-dates and does not conform to the requirements of National Instrument 43-101, it should not be relied upon, however Monster Copper believes this historical estimate provides a conceptual indication of the potential of the area and is therefore relevant to the news release.

This news release may contain "forward-looking statements". These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements.

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

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