J-Pacific Gold Inc.
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J-Pacific Gold Inc.

October 18, 2005 13:23 ET

J-Pacific Gold Acquires Additional Protective Claims at HC Property

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 18, 2005) - J-Pacific Gold Inc. (J-Pacific) (TSX VENTURE:JPN)(OCTBB:JPNJF) is pleased to announce that an additional 90 patented mineral claims have been acquired at the HC property in the Cortez District of Nevada's productive Battle Mountain - Eureka Trend. These new claims extend the HC property northwesterly approximately 6,000 feet (1,830 metres) to protect the projection of the similar trending gold and mercury geochemical anomaly outlined in a 2004 survey, which was drilled in 2004 and on which the 2005 drilling program is still in progress. The HC property now consists of 189 patented mineral claims, 20 of which are under a renewable lease option and 169 that were staked by J-Pacific.

The HC property is an early stage project located approximately three miles (five kilometres) southeast of the of the Buckhorn Mine on the south side of the Cortez Mountains along the prolific Battle Mountain - Eureka Gold Trend of northeastern Nevada. HC is proximal to the successful Cortez Joint Venture (Placer Dome/Kennecott) area, which includes the recently discovered Cortez Hills, Pediment and ET Blue deposits, as well as the Pipeline, South Pipeline, Gold Acres and Cortez Mines.

Carlin Trend Mining Services of Elko, Nevada, carried out the staking program on behalf of J-Pacific.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

N. Ferris, President and CEO

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.

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