Portal Resources Ltd.

Portal Resources Ltd.

August 10, 2007 09:00 ET

Portal Resources Tests Extension of Refugio Molybdenum-Copper Porphyry System

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 10, 2007) - Portal Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PDO) is pleased to report on progress on the exploration program testing the Refugio molybdenum-copper porphyry system discovered in the southern portion of the Arroyo Verde property in Chubut province southern Argentina.

This program of additional Induced Polarization (IP) geophysical surveying and reverse circulation drilling, followed up the significant intersections encountered in reverse circulation drill hole PO-54 which bottomed in 0.0512% molybdenum over 11 meters from 295 to 306 meters. Drill hole PO-54 which was later deepened with diamond drilling to a total depth of 765 meters intersected two sections of molybdenum mineralization associated with strong quartz-pyrite-molybdenite stockworks in a strongly sericite altered granitic intrusive as follows: 284 to 460 meters (176 meters) grading 0.031% molybdenum and 655 to 711.15 meters (54.5 meters) grading 0.0324% molybdenum. The total interval of molybdenum mineralization in the hole is 230.5 meters.

A 15 kilometer pole-dipole IP/Resistivity survey, carried out to trace the chargeability zone to the southwest, defined two additional strong, discrete chargeability anomalies 2.4 and 4.6 kilometers southwest of the main molybdenum zone identified in hole PO-54. These anomalies, coincident with anomalous molybdenum and copper geochemistry in surface rock and soil samples and argillically altered and gossanous bedrock, were tested with two reverse circulation holes. Hole PO-105 intersected a weakly to moderately chlorite-magnetite-pyrite altered intrusive with scarce sericite from 230 to 400 meters. This intersection included minor quartz veinlets carrying molybdenum, copper, lead and zinc mineralization, however with only anomalous assay value. Hole PO-106 intersected a thick section of rhyolitic ignimbrite with strong sericite-quartz alteration and weak quartz veining with molybdenum, copper, lead and zinc mineralization but also provided only anomalous assay values. Narrow, 2 to 6 meter wide zones of anomalous gold values up to 0.21 g/t and silver values up to 22.29 g/t, suggest proximity to a new rhyolite dome complex with epithermal precious metal potential.

The El Refugio occurrence represents a grass roots discovery by the Portal team of a large molybdenum-copper porphyry system. To date, drilling on wide spaced centers within this very large system, measuring over 7 kilometers long by 4 kilometers wide, has defined wide spread, low grade, molybdenum-copper mineralization. Additional work is warranted to search for areas of higher grade within this large, mineralized system. Portal is currently evaluating the option of seeking a joint venture partner to share the risk in further exploring such a large mineralized system.

Sampling procedure at Arroyo Verde is to prepare splits of both core and cuttings samples, with one split retained on site for reference and the other split delivered to Alex Stewart Argentina S.A., a subsidiary of the international laboratory Alex Stewart (Assayers) Limited and transported to their laboratory in Mendoza for analysis. Samples are analyzed by fire assay for gold and silver and ICP for trace elements. Mr. Gary Nordin, P.Geo, British Columbia is the designated Qualified Person in accordance with the guidelines of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Nordin is responsible for the program design and quality control of exploration undertaken by the Company in Argentina.

Portal Resources Ltd. is a precious and base metal exploration company founded in 2004. The Company's exploration portfolio consists of approximately 1200 square miles of mineral rights in three primary project areas in the country of Argentina and increasing presence for uranium exploration in the United States of America.

Commodities being explored for include gold, silver, copper, molybdenum and uranium. A description of the Company's assets including maps and photographs, can be viewed on the company's website at www.portalresources.net.


Bruce Winfield, President & CEO

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