Jilbey Gold Exploration Ltd.
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Jilbey Gold Exploration Ltd.

August 11, 2005 15:18 ET

Jilbey Gold Exploration Ltd.: Infill Diamond Drilling at Bissa Cuts 17.58 g/t Over 16 Meters

BEDFORD, NOVA SCOTIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 11, 2005) - Jilbey Gold Exploration Ltd.(TSX VENTURE:JLB) is pleased to provide an update on exploration activities on the Bissa project in Burkina Faso. Highlights of the work completed since the last press release of June 7, 2005 are as follows:



- Infill diamond drilling in the Bissa Deposit extension (20 holes -
results received for 12 holes)
- Infill diamond drilling in the Bissa SW area - 4 holes (results
received for all holes)
- RAB drilling on a geochemical anomaly on the Gargo permit in the
Sabce Shear Zone (SSZ) (approximately 15 km SW of Bissa deposit -
results received for all holes)
- Detailed geochemical sampling in the SSZ to cover an additional 20
km of the SSZ to the SW of the Bissa deposit (complete results not
yet received).

Significant assays from in-fill core drilling include:

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HOLE ID AREA EAST NORTH FROM TO LENGTH Au
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(meters)(meters) (meters) (g/t)
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ZK05-003 Bissa SW 9700.0 5682.5 36.0 40.0 4.0 2.54
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ZK05-004 Bissa 9296.0 5637.5 65.0 79.0 14.0 2.55
Extension
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ZK05-005 Bissa 8900.0 5617.5 86.5 92.0 5.5 1.63
Extension
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ZK05-006 Bissa 8900.0 5573.0 76.0 93.0 17.0 1.02
Extension
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ZK05-007 Bissa SW 8980.0 6105.0 43.0 44.5 1.5 14.93
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ZK05-008 Bissa SW 8940.0 6175.0 60.0 76.0 16.0 4.17
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ZK05-009 Bissa SW 8940.0 6135.0 6.0 26.0 20.0 2.44
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and 31.0 39.0 8.0 5.51
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and 74.6 76.8 2.2 8.81
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ZK05-012 Bissa 8980 5994 0.0 29.0 29.0 2.70
Extension
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ZK05-013 Bissa 8980 5585 93.0 127.0 34.0 0.76
Extension
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ZK05-014 Bissa 8580 5480 76.0 80.0 4.0 4.42
Extension
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ZK05-017 Bissa 8660 5472.5 66.0 82.0 16.0 17.58
Extension
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ZK05-018 Bissa 9100 6042.5 62.6 79.0 16.4 3.60
Extension
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and 137.0 146.2 9.2 3.77
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The infill diamond drilling completed in the Bissa Hill Deposit Extension and Bissa SW was designed to develop a database to allow for a resource estimate in this area. Twenty four (24) holes ZK003-0026 were drilled. Assays have been returned for 16 of the core holes and a map as well as a full set of significant intercepts, including the highlights above, will be posted in the press release section at www.jilbey.com.

The core intersection of 17.58 g/t Au over 16 meters is located between RC holes ZBR 38 (13.17g/t over 7 metres) and ZBR 39 (11.48g/t over 3 metres) and further indicates the excellent potential of the area. Further diamond drilling will be commenced following the rainy season.

The RAB drilling was completed to test a geochemical anomaly located in the SSZ approximately 15 km southwest of the Bissa Hill Deposit. A total of 327 RAB holes (13,044 meters) were drilled on nine NW-SE lines covering a strike extent of approximately 2 kilometers. The results confirm the presence of gold mineralization and follow-up RC drilling is warranted. All RAB data will be posted on our web site in the press release section.

Significant RAB intersections include:



- 3.70 g/t Au / 4m
- 0.98 g/t Au /10m
- 7.26 g/t Au / 2m
- 0.80 g/t Au / 18m
- 0.95 g/t Au / 6m
- 2.37 g/t Au / 2m
- 1.27 g/t Au /6m


Due to the demonstrated and previously reported excellent correlation between surface geochemistry and gold mineralization the detailed geochemistry coverage was extended over a 20 km section of the SSZ. Though the geochemical analyses for this program have not been received it is anticipated that drill targets similar to the drill targets in the 4 kilometer Bissa Hill to Gonglou section may be identified.

At present all drilling has been suspended for the duration of the rainy season. Drilling is expected to resume in September.

Gregory Isenor P. Geo., President and CEO of Jilbey Gold Exploration Ltd., a qualified person as defined under the Canadian Securities Administrators' National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for program supervision and confirms that there has been no change to the Corporation's QC/QA procedures since the press release dated June 7, 2005.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Jilbey Gold Exploration Ltd.
    Gregory Isenor, P Geo
    President and CEO
    (902) 832-5555
    (902) 832-2223 (FAX)
    or
    Jilbey Gold Exploration Ltd.
    Daniel Whittaker
    VP and CFO
    (902) 832-5555
    (902) 832-2223 (FAX)