Journey Resources Corp.

Journey Resources Corp.

January 09, 2007 11:13 ET

Journey Resources Corp.: 2006 Exploration Drill Program Results On The Empire Mine Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 9, 2007) - Journey Resources Corp. ("Journey") (TSX VENTURE:JNY)(FRANKFURT:JL4) and Trio Gold Corp. ("Trio") (TSX VENTURE:TGK US LISTED:TROOF) are pleased to announce further results from the 2006 exploration program on the Empire Mine Project (the "Property").

Drill results from holes JRC05 to JRC12 have been received from ALS Chemex labs in Vancouver. Hole JRC11 assayed 1.37% copper and 29.7 gpT silver over 53.3 m (175 ft.), including 9.1m (30.0 ft.) of 4.64 % Cu and 126.6 gpT Ag. This hole is located near the south end of the AP pit, approximately 350m south of holes TDD01 (13.5% Cu over 1.5m, drilled by Trio in 2004), JDD04 (63m-205 ft, of 0.31% Cu, drilled by Journey) and JDD05a (76m-251 ft, of 0.65% Cu, see below), all near the north end of the pit. Results from the intervening holes are pending.

In total, sixty-five infill and exploration holes are planned on the property, as part of an on-going development drilling program To date, 33 holes consisting of 5 core and 28 RC have been completed in the AP pit area of the Empire Mine. Two of the RC holes had no recovery. Results from the nine previously announced holes (JDD01 to JRC04) were released on August 24 and November 16, 2006.

Drill results from eight holes have been received and are summarized in
the table below.

Empire Mine Drill Results From the AP Pit Area

Drill Dip From To Int Int Cu Zn Ag Au
Hole# deg (m) (m) (m) (ft) Tot% Tot% gpT gpT
JRC05 -45 0.0 12.2 12.2 40.0 0.46 0.28 11.3 -
JRC06 -45 0.0 32.0 32.0 105.0 0.44 0.13 - 0.38
Incl. 15.2 25.9 10.7 35.0 0.69 0.25 18.4 0.48
JRC07(a) -45 0.0 16.8 16.8 55.0 0.11 - - -
JRC08(a) -45 No Significant Results
JRC09 -45 0.0 27.4 27.4 90.0 0.16 - - 0.50
JRC10a -45 0.0 22.9 22.9 75.0 0.48 0.16 20.7 0.30
22.9 48.8 25.9 85.0 - - - 0.79
JRC11 -45 18.3 76.1 53.3 175.0 1.37 - 29.7 -
Incl. 24.4 33.5 9.1 30.0 4.64 - 126.6 -
JRC12 -45 38.1 65.2 27.4 90.0 0.22 - - -

(a) These holes are located at the outer edge of the AP pit.

All thicknesses are considered to be nearly true. All intercepts are in magnetite-diopside exoskarn (derived from limestone) and garnet endoskarn (feldspar porphyry) associated with the Mackay stock. More results are expected within the next several weeks.

Journey is currently earning a 50% lease interest in the Empire Mine project. Empire Mine is a polymetallic skarn deposit containing copper, zinc, gold and silver located in the Alder Creek Mining District in Custer County, Idaho. The mine is located on the east-facing slope of the White Knob Mountains approximately three miles west of Mackay, Idaho. The Property consists of 26 patented mining claims, six mill-site claims and 21 unpatented mining claims.

Journey is investigating the potential for a SX-EW copper-zinc operation on the oxide ores present in the AP pit area, along with recovery of the precious metals. The evaluation of the deeper sulfide resource at Empire is planned in the future. Phil van Angeren, P.Geol., is the Qualified Person for Journey on the Empire Project. Sampling is supervised under rigid quality control, and ALS Chemex in Elko, Nevada and Vancouver produces all assays.

The primary objective of the 2006 work program on the Empire Mine Project has been to complete a feasibility study; the drilling to date has provided necessary information. Continued drilling is planned for 2007.

Jack Bal, President of Journey, commented: "These results, continue to support our belief in the Empire Project and we look forward to commencing the 2007 program that will include additional drilling and mine planning."

The management of Trio comments: "We are pleased with the work program to date and look forward to receiving the results from the remaining holes."

Journey Resources Corp. is a mineral-exploration resource company trading on the TSX Venture Exchange Symbol : JNY - FRANKFURT: JL4. The Company is currently exploring three advanced exploration-stage projects; the Vianey Mine Silver Project, the Musgrove Gold Project and the Empire Mine Project. The Vianey Mine Project consists of concessions totaling 5,022 hectares in Guerrero State west of Mexico City, Mexico. The Musgrove Project is a prospect for a disseminated gold bulk-tonnage surface project similar to the Beartrack Mine, a nearby former gold producer. The Empire Mine Project is a poly-metallic skarn deposit containing copper, zinc, gold and silver ores.

Trio Gold Corp. is a mineral-exploration resource company trading on the TSX Venture Exchange (Symbol:TGK, US Listed:TROOF). The Company, in addition to the Empire Mine, also owns 100% of the Rodeo Creek property, a 29-unit claim block located less than 1.5km north of Barricks' Storm deposit on the Carlin Trend in Nevada. Trio is planning to drill program on the Rodeo Creek property in 2007.



JATINDER (JACK) BAL, President & Director



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