August 11, 2005 09:00 ET

First Narrows Commences Drilling on Middle River Property

Initial Drilling Will Focus on Gold Targets Within the Middle River Thrust Belt

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 11, 2005 -- First Narrows Resources Corp. (TSX-V: UNO) ("First Narrows" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced on the Middle River property situated 18 km west of the City of Bathurst, New Brunswick.

Drilling has commenced on a series of at least five parallel gold targets that are defined by soil geochemical anomalies and ground magnetic, VLF, and IP geophysical anomalies. The targets occur in a 1 km-wide zone of interpreted multiple thrust faults. The historical MRG gold zone, which occurs within the thrust belt, consists of structurally hosted antimony-arsenopyrite-quartz mineralization in tuffs, black shales (some being limy), and melange units. A second drill is in the process of being mobilized to the property.

First Narrows either owns, or has the right to own, a 100% interest in the 763 claims that comprise the Middle River property. Mr. Arthur Hamilton, P.Geo., is the Company's Qualified Person on the Middle River Project. Mr. Hamilton was formerly Chief Mine Geologist for Noranda's Heath Steele Division.

About First Narrows Resources Corp.:

First Narrows Resources Corp. (TSX-V: UNO) is a Canadian mineral exploration company whose corporate strategy is to build shareholder value by finding and developing overlooked and undervalued mineral properties. Having assembled a balanced mix of gold, base metal and strategic metal properties, the Company's core focus is the advancement of the Chester Project and the exploration of newly recognized gold and VMS targets on the Middle River Property. The Company's exploration efforts are focused in the Bathurst Mining Camp, renowned for hosting several world-class VMS deposits. For more information visit:

For Corporate, Media, or Investor Communications contact:
Greg Lytle, Communications Manager
First Narrows Resources Corp.
Toll-free: (866) 285-5817
Vancouver: (604) 839-6946

"Peter K. Gummer"
Peter K. Gummer, President
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Contact Information

  • For Corporate, Media, or Investor Communications contact:
    Greg Lytle
    Communications Manager
    First Narrows Resources Corp.
    Toll-free: (866) 285-5817
    Vancouver: (604) 839-6946
    Email: Email Contact