Peregrine Diamonds Ltd.

Peregrine Diamonds Ltd.

November 09, 2006 06:30 ET

James Crawford Joins Peregrine Diamonds Ltd.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 9, 2006) - Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. ("Peregrine") (TSX:PGD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. James Crawford as Supervisor - WO Diamond Project.

Mr. Crawford has over 13 years of international mineral exploration experience with a focus on diamonds.

Mr. Crawford graduated with a Master of Science (Geology) from Queen's University, Canada in 2003 where he primarily studied the geology of kimberlites from the Slave Craton of Northern Canada, which included working with Dr. Barbara Scott-Smith at the DeBeers Canada Exploration Inc. Kimberlite Petrology Laboratory in Vancouver. Mr. Crawford received his Bachelor of Science, Honours (Geology) from Queen's University in 1989.

Mr. Crawford worked for Kennecott Canada Exploration Inc. from 2003 to 2006, starting as a geologist on Kennecott's Broduer Pennisula kimberlite exploration project. He was also Manager of Kennecott's Sample Processing facility in Thunder Bay, Ontario where he oversaw the successful construction, commissioning and operations of a ten tonne per hour, Dense Media Separation (DMS), diamond recovery facility. Prior to joining Peregrine, Mr. Crawford was the Field Manager for Kennecott's Western Canadian Coal Project where he was responsible for all aspects of coal exploration activities in British Columbia and Alberta.

From 1994 to 2001, Mr. Crawford was a mineralogist and then Senior Mineralogist with the diamond division of Golden Star Resources, with exploration programs in Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and the Ivory Coast.

From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Crawford was a research assistant in the geology department of Queen's University and a contract geologist to Falconbridge Exploration Inc. and the Ontario Geological Survey.

Prior to 1989, Mr. Crawford served three years of active duty in the United States Marine Corps where he received a Navy Achievement Medal and two meritoriously awarded promotions culminating in the rank of corporal.

Peregrine is a well funded Canadian diamond exploration/development company that is managed by experienced geoscientists. The company is completing a Preliminary Technical Assessment Report on the 9 hectare DO-27 and 3 hectare DO-18 diamondiferous kimberlite pipes, and is exploring for other diamondiferous kimberlites on its extensive land holdings in Canada. The company trades on the TSX Exchange under the symbol "PGD".

On Behalf of the Board of Directors:

Eric Friedland, President and CEO

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