Fjordland Exploration Inc.
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Fjordland Exploration Inc.

April 24, 2008 08:15 ET

Fjordland Exploration Inc.: Drilling Expands Southeast Copper-Molybdenum Zone at Woodjam, BC

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - Fjordland Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FEX) and Cariboo Rose Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:CRB) are pleased to report analytical results for the first two diamond drill holes of their 2008, Phase 1 (4000 metres) drilling program on the Southeast Zone of the Woodjam Project, located in the road accessible Cariboo region of central British Columbia.

Hole WJ-08-80, located 56 metres to the northwest of hole WJ-07-79, intersected copper-molybdenum mineralization from the bedrock surface at 189.9 metres to the end of the hole at 581.6 metres and remains open to depth. The entire 391.7 metre interval graded 0.22% Cu and 0.012% Mo. Several higher-grade intervals were noted, including 61.6 metres grading 0.42% Cu and 0.014% Mo.

Hole WJ-08-81, located 93 metres to the southwest of hole WJ-07-79, intersected copper-molybdenum mineralization from the bedrock surface at 172.2 metres to the end of the hole at 393.2 metres, where the hole was lost due to broken ground. The entire 221.0 metre interval graded 0.28% Cu and 0.018% Mo, including 96.3 metres grading 0.33% Cu and 0.025% Mo.

These results indicate the size potential of the Southeast Zone mineralization is wide open. Drilling of hole WJ-08-82 is in progress at a site 50 metres northeast of hole WJ-07-79. Several more holes are planned in this phase and will all be 100-metre step-outs.

The newly discovered Southeast Zone has now been intersected in all of the five drill holes testing it; porphyry-style copper-molybdenum mineralization has been encountered from the bedrock surface to depths in excess of 580 metres (note: all holes bottomed in mineralization) over a strike length of 900 metres. The IP chargeability high anomaly measures 1.5 by 1 kilometres and remains largely untested. Mineralization and grades in the Southeast Zone are comparable with those at significant copper-molybdenum mines in BC such as Teck Cominco's Highland Valley Copper deposit (2007 reserves of 318.7 Mt grading 0.43% Cu and 0.008% Mo) and Taseko Mines' Gibraltar deposit (2007 reserves of 383.6 Mt grading 0.31% Cu and 0.009% Mo).

Chalcopyrite, molybdenite and minor pyrite occur as fracture fillings and in quartz +/- anhydrite/gypsum veinlets within quartz monzonite. Locally, the rock has undergone potassic alteration. Selected photographs of core specimens and a map of the drill hole locations are available at http://www.fjordlandex.com/woodjam_property.html.

The existence of at least three significant copper +/- gold +/- molybdenum zones at Woodjam within a diametre of 6 kilometres is thought to have some similarities to the geological setting at Newcrest Mining Limited's Cadia Valley operations in New South Wales, Australia. There, the Cadia Hill and Ridgeway deposits are currently being mined by open pit and underground methods, respectively. The latter is located 500 metres below surface, and recently the Ridgeway Deeps deposit was outlined 1300 metres below surface. Current resources at Cadia are estimated at 267 Mt grading 0.15% Cu and 0.65 g/t Au.

Analyses were performed by Acme Analytical Laboratories, a certified facility in Vancouver, BC, using multi-element (ICP-ES) procedures, with gold and silver determined using fire assay procedures. External standards were inserted into the sample sequence at a ratio of one standard per twenty-five samples. Bruce Laird, P.Geo., of Mincord Exploration Consultants Ltd. is supervising the 2008 drilling program and sampling protocol. T.G. Schroeter, P.Eng./P.Geo., who is a qualified person within the context of National Instrument 43-101, has read and takes responsibility for this news release.

About Fjordland Exploration Inc.

Fjordland Exploration Inc. is a mineral exploration company focused on the discovery of gold, copper and molybdenum deposits in British Columbia and the Yukon. Fjordland has a 60% interest in the 44,413-hectare Woodjam copper-gold-molybdenum property in south-central British Columbia and is operator of the project; Cariboo Rose Resources Ltd. holds the remaining 40% interest. Fjordland also has a 50%-50% joint venture with Serengeti Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SIR) on the QUEST project to explore 27 properties totalling approximately 144,000 hectares in the heart of British Columbia's Quesnel Terrane for precious and base metals. Shares of Fjordland Exploration Inc. trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "FEX". For further information visit the Company's website at www.fjordlandex.com.

Tom Schroeter, P.Eng./P.Geo., President

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