Kent Exploration Inc.
TSX VENTURE : KEX

Kent Exploration Inc.

April 23, 2007 09:00 ET

Kent Exploration Inc.: Brokers Best Sampling Program Conducted

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 23, 2007) - Kent Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KEX) ("Kent" or the "Company") reports that it has conducted a sampling program on its 100% optioned Brokers Best Property, a barite property that is highly prospective for gold and silver mineralization, located approximately 12 km NW of Northport WA and 15 km south of Rossland BC.

The Company took 36kg (80lb) of quartz containing copper carbonate and tetrahedrite from the veins located in the black shale at the footwall and hanging wall of the barite deposit, and 23kg (50lb) of black shale containing numerous quartz stringers from the west side hanging wall of the barite deposit. The quartz and black shale samples have been submitted for gold and silver assay.

300kg (660lbs) of barite samples were taken from four separate locations on the property and submitted for initial testing for the most cost effective method of beneficiating the barite to meet the American Petroleum Institute ("API") specification for barite as an additive to drilling mud used for oil and gas well drilling.

The Brokers Best property has a reported non-43-101-compliant resource of 1.3 million tons of 4.2 specific gravity barite which was developed by CE Minerals ("CE") of Athens, Georgia, in 1981. During the period 1981 - 1984, CE was reported to have mined and shipped approximately 85,000 tons of barite from the open pit workings. CE reported that 810 feet of a 19,200 foot, 203 hole drill program performed to define the barite resource intersected an average grade of 0.254 opt/au.

The Company has made Notice of Work applications to the Bureau of Land Management, Spokane, WA, for, subject to financing, three work programs on the Brokers Best property.

The first planned program is an IP survey to confirm the 4,000 plus foot strike of the reportedly gold bearing quartz vein system and the approximate location of lead/zinc mineralization that reportedly exists under the barite deposit.

The second planned program is a ten hole diamond drill program to follow up the high grade gold intercepts reported by CE, including CE hole #39C, which reportedly intersected 20ft of 1.78 opt/au, 20ft of 1.942 opt/au and 20ft of 0.198 opt/au, for a total average grade over 60ft of 1.307opt/au with an apparent true width of 7 ft, in the footwall of the barite deposit, and, subject to results from the proposed IP survey, the reported area of lead/zinc mineralization. A 1,000 ton bulk sample of the barite is also planned to determine the economics of extracting and beneficiating the 1.3 million ton barite resource to API specifications.

A qualified person has not performed the required work to classify the historical estimates on the Brokers Best Property as current mineral resources, and the issuer is not treating the historical estimates as current mineral resources. The historical estimates should not be relied upon, as historical resources merely provide a target for further exploration.

Kent Exploration Inc. is a mineral exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and trades under the symbol KEX. The Company's main objective is the acquisition of, and financing of exploration on, prospective mineral properties.

The Company has earned a 50% interest in the Ivanhoe Creek property, a Midas-style gold/silver target in Nevada's Carlin Trend and is earning a 100% interest in the Rosebud property, a gold/silver prospect in northern Arizona. The Company has entered into a mining lease option on the Brokers Best property, a gold/silver/barite prospect in eastern Washington.

This News Release has been prepared on behalf of the Kent Exploration Inc.'s Board of Directors, which accepts full responsibility for its contents. This news release has been reviewed and approved by Marvin A. Mitchell, P.Eng, a director of the Company and a Qualified Professional as defined by N.I. 43-101.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Graeme O'Neill, President

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

Contact Information

  • Kent Exploration Inc.
    Graeme O'Neill
    President
    (604) 684-3394 or Toll Free: 1-866-399-6539
    1-888-282-7763 (FAX)
    Website: www.kent-exploration.com