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NORMABEC MINING RESOURCES LTD.

March 29, 2005 15:48 ET

Normabec: Diamond Drill Results on the Pitt Gold Property


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MARCH 29, 2005 - 15:48 ET

Normabec: Diamond Drill Results on the Pitt Gold
Property

ST-BRUNO, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 29, 2005) - Normabec Mining
Resources Limited (NORMABEC) (TSX VENTURE:NMB) wishes to announce the
results of the first four diamond drill holes on the Pitt Gold Property
where a 9000 meter drilling campaign started at mid-January

The Pitt Gold Property is located approximately 35 km north of
Rouyn-Noranda and more precisely 7 km to the east of the town of
Duparquet, Abitibi and straddles he highly prospective Porcupine-Destor
Fault. The Property is located between the Beattie, Donchester and
Central Duparquet former producers, to the west, and the Duquesne and
Golconda gold mines, to the east. They form part of the Duparquet gold
camp which historically produced more than 1 million ounces of gold.
Most of these former producers were located close to the
Porcupine-Destor Fault.



Results :

DDH From To Length Grade
(m) (m) (m) g/t Au

PG2005-01 234,0 235,2 1,2 1,1
314 315 1,0 1,29
392 393,57 1,57 3,87
PG2005-02 53,8 55,2 1,4 13,13
or 53,8 56,7 2,9 6,83
241 242,4 1,4 1,85
572,1 572,6 0,5 1,37
PG2055-03 167,45 168,45 1,0 3,39
428,5 430 1,5 6,41
PG2005-04 423,2 423,9 0,7 13,95
485,5 487 1,5 5,76
561,15 561,6 0,45 2,16
562,7 563,3 0,6 6,96
568,5 569,13 0,63 2,85


The objective of PG 2005-01 was to verify the western portion towards
the surface of the Stinger Zone. This DDH was found very anomalous in
gold along its entire length. The best value intersected in this hole
was grading 3,87g/t Au over 1,57 m but does not seem to correspond to
the Stinger Zone.

PG 205-02 was positioned to test western center part of the Stinger
Zone. Again, this hole was found very anomalous in Gold, a high Gold
value grading 13,3g/t Au over 1,4 m was intersected in the sediments.
This area constitutes a new target with great potential.

PG 2005-03 had the objective to verify the eastern portion of the
Stinger Zone along its extension towards the surface. A Gold value
grading 6,41g/t Au over 1,5 m was obtained in this area which certainly
opens the extensions to the east.

PG 2005-04 was set-up to test the Stinger Zone at approximately a depth
of 450 m. A high Gold value returned 13,95 g/t Au at minus 432 m and
another one grading 5,76 g/t Au was encountered a little deeper.

We can note that significant gold values were encountered in all the
holes and all the different lithologies. The mineralization was observed
in various contexts (quartz veins- tourmaline-pyrite, shear zones with
pyrite, disseminated pyrite). A good compilation will be necessary to
correlate the results. The next coming holes will verify the main part
of the Stinger Zone and its lateral extensions which seems to be opened.

Samples were analysed at Laboratoire Expert from Rouyn-Noranda and were
subjected to fire assay with AA finish. All values above 1,000 ppb were
re-analysed and cross-checks were done by fire assay with gravimetric
finish and rejects re-analysed by fire assay with AA finish.

The drilling program is under the supervision of Mr. Pierre O'Dowd,
geologist and Qualified Person as per National Instrument 43-101.

NORMABEC is an exploration company whose shares trade on TSX Venture
under the symbol NMB. The Company holds mineral rights to several
properties in Quebec offering gold and platinum-palladium potential.

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    Robert Ayotte
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