Jilbey Gold Exploration Ltd.

Jilbey Gold Exploration Ltd.

March 21, 2005 08:00 ET

Jilbey Gold Extends Bissa Mineralization An Additional 4 Kilometers


NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY CCNMatthews

FOR: JILBEY GOLD EXPLORATION LTD.

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: JLB

MARCH 21, 2005 - 08:00 ET

Jilbey Gold Extends Bissa Mineralization An Additional
4 Kilometers

BEDFORD, NOVA SCOTIA--(CCNMatthews - March 21, 2005) - Jilbey Gold
Exploration Ltd. ("Jilbey") (TSX VENTURE:JLB) is pleased to announce
significant gold intersections in the continuing RAB drilling program
testing geochemical targets along a 4 km strike length of the 30 km long
Sabce Shear Zone in Burkino Faso, West Africa.

The drill program comprised a series of holes spaced 20 meters apart and
drilled to a depth of 40 meters each. The total program consisted of
approximately 450 holes totaling 18,000 meters and the most significant
results from 350 holes completed in the current phase of the drilling
are reported here. For a map showing the above locations, please visit
the press release section of the Jilbey website at www.jilbey.com .



TABLE 1: HIGHLIGHTS OF SIGNIFICANT INTERCEPTS FROM RAB DRILLING
HOLE ID FROM TO INTERVAL ASSAYS
meters Au g/t
ZBB 320 4 38 34 1.34
Incl. 4 20 16 1.90
ZBB 333 20 24 4 8.01
ZBB 335 22 28 6 11.88
ZBB 389 16 24 8 6.33
ZBB 424 28 40 12 3.46
ZBB 467 24 26 2 9.75
ZBB 507 16 40 24 1.87
ZBB 513 18 34 16 2.98
ZBB 514 2 34 32 1.87
ZBB 536 24 30 6 9.93
ZBB 570 12 18 6 2.14
ZBB 581 38 46 8 5.86
ZBB 588 6 22 16 1.54


A 4 km section of the 30 km Sabce Shear Zone from Bissa SW to Gonglou
was covered with a detailed geochemical sampling. High priority
geochemical anomalies were identified and selected anomalies were tested
with RAB drilling. All gold geochemical anomalies that were RAB drill
tested produced significant gold intersections which will be tested to
depth by RC and diamond drilling.

The results (Table 1) clearly demonstrate that the Bissa Hill Deposit
and the Bissa SW mineralization extends for an additional 4 km along the
30 km Sabce Shear Zone. It should be noted that preliminary prospecting,
mapping and sampling of the remaining 25 km of the Sabce Shear Zone
suggest that potential exists for results similar to those in the
sections tested to date.

It is very important to note that Jilbey has intersected gold on every
geochemical target tested in this area. We will continue to follow our
strategy and plan to test all these RAB intersections at depth with RC
drilling. This approach has been very successful to the east at Bissa
Southwest.

At present RC drilling, to be followed by core drilling, is being
completed on the Bissa deposit extension and Bissa SW area to bring the
gold mineralization identified in this area to the resource category. In
addition a diamond drilling program will be initiated in the Bissa Hill
deposit to increase the resource base of that deposit

Greg Isenor, President and CEO of Jilbey stated, "these drilling results
clearly demonstrate the potential of the Sabce Shear Zone and that our
exploration approach is meeting with considerable success. The zone of
mineralization has been drill outlined for six kilometers and we are
excited at the prospect of continuing exploration along this prolific
belt".



TABLE 2: SIGNIFICANT RAB LINE ASSAYS
------------------------------------------------------------
LINE HOLE FROM TO INTERVAL GOLD ASSAY
------------------------------------------------------------
8340 320 4 20 16 1.9 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
320 26 30 4 2.03 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
320 36 38 2 3.54 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
321 2 10 10 0.63 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
327 14 16 2 1.95 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
328 0 16 16 1.66 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
333 0 14 14 1.20 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
333 20 24 4 8.01 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
334 0 8 8 2.03 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
335 22 28 6 11.88 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
342 34 36 2 2.83 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
349 18 38 20 1.71 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------
8200 389 16 24 8 6.33 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
389 32 40 8 1.01 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
395 2 12 10 1.57 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
406 18 24 6 2.18 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
415 16 28 12 1.75 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------
7900 424 28 40 12 3.46 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
466 34 38 4 3.31 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
467 8 16 8 2.52 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
467 24 26 2 9.75 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
467 34 36 2 2.89 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
468 8 10 2 6.61 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
472 18 22 4 2.23 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------
7100 507 16 40 24 1.87 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
512 0 26 26 1.10 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
512 32 40 8 2.49 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
513 18 34 16 2.98 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
514 2 18 16 2.15 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
514 22 34 12 2.13 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------
6200 526 30 34 4 2.12 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
530 10 16 6 1.34 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
536 24 30 6 9.93 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
536 42 44 2 2.68g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
541 34 36 2 2.02 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
543 18 22 4 1.75 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------
6000 560 2 4 2 2.68 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
565 24 28 4 1.06 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
566 30 32 2 2.45 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
566 38 42 4 1.68 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
568 38 40 2 3.05 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
569 38 40 2 2.64 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
570 12 18 6 2.14 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
572 32 36 4 1.63 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
581 18 20 2 1.49 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
581 38 46 8 5.86 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------
5800 582 36 38 2 2.82 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
588 6 22 16 1.54 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
588 28 30 2 1.30 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
588 42 44 2 2.19 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
589 0 2 2 1.65 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
591 10 12 2 2.27 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
592 2 14 12 1.08 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
592 28 30 2 1.47 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
599 30 34 4 1.25 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------
5400 607 6 10 4 1.01 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
612 26 38 12 1.11 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
613 14 34 20 0.86 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
614 0 16 16 1.12 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
614 22 32 10 1.11 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
616 12 14 2 2.51 g/t Au
------------------------------------------------------------
Note: All intervals to 40 meters indicates holes bottomed in
mineralization.
Note: A composite list of assays will be posted on the Jilbey
website shortly


QA/QC procedures and controls have not changed since the last Jilbey
press release dated March 4, 2005. Greg 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.

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    Gregory Isenor, P Geo
    President and CEO
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    or
    Daniel Whittaker
    VP and CFO
    (902) 832-5555
    (902) 832-2223 (FAX)
    or
    Alec Alipan
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