September 07, 2007 08:30 ET

First Narrows Prepares to Go Underground at Chester

Permit Granted to Re-Enter Historical Decline on the Feeder Deposit

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - September 7, 2007) - First Narrows Resources Corp. (TSX-V: UNO) (PINKSHEETS: FNRWF) ("First Narrows" or the "Company") is pleased to report that the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources has approved the Company's plans to re-enter the historical decline on the Company's 100% owned Chester copper-polymetallic Feeder Deposit, which is located in the southern part of the Bathurst Mining Camp in New Brunswick, Canada.

The approved Stage I Refurbishment Program will consist of surveying the historical underground workings down to the flooded water level, tying in the old workings to the Company's resource estimate survey grid, and sampling the decline water to establish water metal and general chemistry quality.

Following completion of Stage I, application will be made to dewater the flooded portion of the decline, continue the surveying of the underground workings, and carry out underground tasks as may be required to complete a mine feasibility study and Environmental Impact Assessment for the Chester project.

The decline, a gently inclined 3-meter by 5-meter (10 ft. x 16.5 ft.) diameter tunnel driven 470 meters (1,542 ft.) into the Feeder Deposit by a previous operator in 1974-75, will be used to provide immediate access to a near surface portion of the Feeder Deposit.

About the Chester Feeder Deposit

Based primarily on the historical drilling results, the Chester Feeder Deposit is an east-west trending gently west plunging cigar-shaped mineralized structure within an alteration zone approximately 75 meters (246 ft.) or more in thickness and greater than 200 meters (656 ft.) in width. It extends west of the current area of drilling for more than 1 kilometer ( > 3,280 ft.). At the east end it lies close to surface and at its known western extent it is approximately 400 meters (1,320 ft.) below surface. The targets of the current resource estimate drilling program are one to three (or more) stacked, gently westerly inclined and northerly striking, sheet-like zones of higher-grade mineralization of variable thicknesses within the cigar-shaped feeder structure.

The Chester property is located in the southern part of the Bathurst Mining Camp approximately 53 kilometers (kms) west of Miramichi City, and 72 kms southwest of the city of Bathurst, New Brunswick.


Quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) of the Chester NI 43-101 qualifying mineral resource estimate drilling, analytical and surveying programs are being monitored by independent consultants Robert Sim, P.Geo. and Bruce Davies. Earnest Brooks, P.Geo., is the Company's Qualified Person on the Chester Project. Mr. Brooks was formerly a Mine Geologist at the Patino Mines Copper Rand Mines Div. in Chibougamau, Quebec, and a mining operations geologist and exploration geologist at the BMS mines, Bathurst, from 1975 to 1990.

About First Narrows Resources Corp.:

First Narrows Resources Corp. (TSX-V: UNO) is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company whose corporate strategy is to develop overlooked and undervalued mineral properties that offer near term production potential. The Company has active projects in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada and in the State of Sonora, Mexico. The most advanced project is the 100%-owned Chester copper-polymetallic deposit in New Brunswick's Bathurst Mining Camp, which is rapidly moving forward to NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate and conceptual mine design status. For more information visit:

"Peter K. Gummer"
Peter K. Gummer, President

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