Fortune River Resource Corp.

Fortune River Resource Corp.

March 09, 2007 09:00 ET

Fortune River Resource Corp.: Drilling Begins at Fortune River's Drayton Gold Project in Ontario

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 9, 2007) - Fortune River Resource Corp. (TSX VENTURE:FRX)(FRANKFURT:RG7A) reported today that the company has begun an 8-10 hole, +1500 metre diamond drill program on the 1,584 ha, Drayton Archean-vein gold project, located 10 km southeast of Sioux Lookout, northern Ontario. The 2007 drill program is following up on the 2006 drill program, which consisted of ten holes (1,674 metres) and where significant gold intercepts were encountered including high-grade intervals of up to 14.5 g/t Au over 2.0 metres containing visible gold in quartz + carbonate veins.

About Fortune River Resource Corp.

Fortune River Resource Corp. is exploring for high-grade gold deposits within two prolific gold producing geologic provinces, Nevada and Ontario. The low-sulphidation Wind Mountain, Highland, Baxter, Mud Springs, and Buz projects in Nevada and the Archean-vein Drayton project in Ontario all have significant high-grade gold potential.

Rob Macdonald (P.Geo.) is the Qualified Person responsible for reviewing the technical results reported in this release.

On behalf of the Board,

Joseph Anthony Kizis, Jr. President,

Fortune River Resource Corp.

We seek safe harbor.

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