High Ridge Resources Inc.
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High Ridge Resources Inc.

September 17, 2008 11:00 ET

High Ridge Resources Inc.: High Priority Drill Targets Identified at the Rosicler-El Domo Project in the San Mateo Area, Peru

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2008) - High Ridge Resources Inc. ("High Ridge") (TSX VENTURE:HRR)(FRANKFURT:HR2) is pleased to announce that it has delineated a widespread gold-bearing copper-lead-zinc-silver mineralization that coincides with the 3D induced polarization (IP) anomaly on its Rosicler-El Domo project near San Mateo, 90 km east of Lima, Peru.

As a result of mounting evidence of a widespread mineralization over and near the area of the IP anomaly, the company has decided to advance without delay the drilling program and test the overall size and grade of the Rosicler-El Domo system.

High Ridge's detailed outcrop sampling over a portion of the IP anomaly indicates that it is flanked by significant copper-lead-zinc-silver and gold geochemical anomalies. In the high chargeability-low resistivity zone, anomalous element geochemistry (Cu less than 9,730 ppm, Pb less than 1.2%, Zn less than 1.67%, Ag less than 629 ppm, and Au less than 2.82 ppm) coincides with and is located immediately outside of the IP zone, whereas the central zone of the IP anomaly is of relatively lower grade.

The very effective 3D IP geophysical survey concluded recently by High Ridge (news release, August 26, 2008) has outlined a large, "doughnut"-shaped geophysical anomaly with a minimum length of more than 1,500 meters and width in excess of 600 meters. The strong chargeability responses continue down to 280 meters depth (the survey's limit at depth). A substantial portion of this IP anomaly is partly flanked by and overlaps with a total field magnetic intensity high. The IP anomaly is interpreted to represent disseminated sulphide within an intrusive and a tip of a possible porphyry system.

At the surface, the north-western portion of the IP anomaly coincides with a greater than 1,000 meters wide, equigranular to porhyritic diorite and dacite stock (El Domo) and the Rosicler vein system. El Domo is locally characterized by a strong argillic alteration and silicification, especially where it overlaps with the Rosicler vein. In Rosicler, with its complex system of mineralized veins, veinlets, and stockworks, mineralization is represented by chalcopyrite-bornite-galena-sphalerite and pyrite assemblage. Anomalous gold and silver coincide with zones of strong silicification in the host rock.

Consequently, the initial drilling program will now consist of holes commencing in the El Domo and Rosicler area (northeastern part of the IP anomaly) and expanding southwards towards the end of Pituranga valley and then eastwards towards Pacococha. The drilling program is going to involve an initial 3,000-3,500 metres and it is estimated that it will take up to 9-12 weeks to complete. At this same time the company continues to expand the rock sampling program over this and other geophysical anomalies within the project area.

About High Ridge Resources Inc.:

High Ridge is focused on large scale exploration projects in British Columbia and Peru. In addition to the Peruvian gold and polymetallic projects, High Ridge has three advanced exploration projects in British Columbia. These properties include the Chuchi property (Cu-Au porphyry), 30 km northwest of Terrane's Mt. Milligan project; Newton Mountain (Au-Cu porphyry), 35 km north of Taseko Mine's Prosperity project - formerly Fish Lake (Au-Cu porphyry); and the Silver Bay (Ag, Pb, Zn, and Cu porphyry) project, 10 km south of Cominco's former Bluebell mine.

Z. Adam Szybinski, Ph.D. (Geology), High Ridge Vice-President of Exploration, and Jose R. Arce, M.Sc. (Geophysics), of Arce Geofisicos, are the "qualified persons" responsible for the contents of this news release.

Forward Looking Statements: The above contains forward looking statements that are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in our forward looking statements. Factors that could cause such differences include: changes in world commodity markets, equity markets, costs and supply of materials relevant to the mining industry, change in government and changes to regulations affecting the mining industry. Forward-looking statements in this release include statements regarding future exploration programs, operation plans, geological interpretations, mineral tenure issues and mineral recovery processes. Although we believe the expectations reflected in our forward looking statements are reasonable, results may vary, and we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.

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