Kent Exploration Inc.

Kent Exploration Inc.

March 04, 2009 17:22 ET

Kent Files for Saskatchewan Coal Drill Permits

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - Kent Exploration Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:KEX) reports it has engaged Paul D. Gray Geological Consulting of Vancouver, BC, to initiate the drill permitting process on its behalf and that the first drill permit applications have been completed and filed with Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment. The current Drill Permit Applications target the Company's Casat Lake Coal Project and allows for diamond drilling of up to twenty six drill holes each of 150 meters depth.

The Casat Lake Coal Project lies in Central Saskatchewan, between Montreal Lake and Lac La Ronge, and consists of 48 Coal Prospecting Permits covering approximately 372 square kilometers (144 square miles). The proposed diamond drilling sites utilize existing access roads and target potentially coal bearing lithologies.

Kent's Casat Lake Coal Project is one (1) of five (5) distinct Saskatchewan coal projects upon which the Company intends to file for drilling permits in 2009. Drill permitting design is ongoing on the four remaining coal prospect targets and will be filed in priority order.

Kent applied for and acquired approximately 890 square kilometers of Coal Dispositions from the Saskatchewan Government in 2008. These areas were selected on the basis of the potential of the Mannville/Swan River group of Cretaceous age to host economic concentrations of coal following on intercepts of sub-bituminous coal in east-central Saskatchewan in 2008. Kent intends to test by drilling these projects towards the discovery of similar coal intervals.

Kent Exploration Inc is a junior exploration company that has a 100% interest in a mining lease option on the Flagstaff Mountain property, a gold/silver/zinc/barite prospect in eastern Washington state, 50% of a 100% interest in the mining lease option on the Ivanhoe Creek property, a Midas-style gold/silver target in Nevada's Carlin Trend, 50% of a 100% interest in the Ivanhoe Creek placer claims covering a bentonite deposit, 100% interest in the Courtney Lake property, a silver/lead/zinc prospect in north-east Saskatchewan, an option to earn a 100% interest in the Silver Hills property, a silver/lead/zinc prospect in south-eastern British Columbia, 100% interest in Coal Prospecting Permits covering approximately 92,000 ha in eastcentral Saskatchewan, and an option to acquire a 70% interest in the Reefton gold project in New Zealand.

This News Release has been prepared on behalf of the Kent Exploration Inc Board of Directors, which accepts full responsibility for its contents.


Graeme O'Neill, President

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