Skeena Resources Limited
TSX VENTURE : SKE

June 13, 2008 10:22 ET

Skeena Expands Cerro Tunel Zone at Malpica Cu-Au-Mo Project; Mazatlan, Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 13, 2008) - Skeena Resources Limited (TSX VENTURE:SKE) is pleased to announce the third batch of assay results from its advanced Malpica copper-gold-molybdenum project in Sinaloa State, 30 km east of Mazatlan.

The primary focus of the current program at Malpica is to drill test the open-ended strike and dip extent of the two main mineralized tourmaline breccia pipes, Cerro Tunel and Cerro Pelon. The six diamond drill holes reported below (SM-18 to SM-23, inclusive) on Cerro Tunel have successfully expanded the zone to the southeast with good grade mineralization starting at surface, and provided in-fill verification (drill hole SM-23 which intersected 142 metres assaying 0.39% copper and 0.5 g/t gold). A drill plan map is available on the Company's website at www.skeenaresources.com.



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From To Interval Au Cu Ag Mo
Hole-ID (metres) (metres) (metres) (g/t) % ppm ppm
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SM18 0.0 20.0 20.0 0.033 0.316 2.2 31.5
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SM18 58.0 64.0 6.0 0.059 0.467 7.6 5.0
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SM19 0.0 36.0 36.0 0.178 0.655 9.1 369.2
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Incl. 28.0 34.0 6.0 0.855 2.410 41.0 12.0
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SM20 0.0 26.0 26.0 0.056 0.255 6.1 24.5
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SM22 4.0 24.0 20.0 0.078 0.413 1.9 339.4
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SM22 62.0 158.0 96.0 0.444 0.327 1.5 5.3
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Incl. 74.0 110.0 36.0 0.857 0.490 2.5 7.4
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Incl. 118.0 134.0 16.0 0.337 0.374 1.3 3.5
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SM23 2.0 144.0 142.0 0.501 0.396 2.1 7.2
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Incl. 2.0 48.0 46.0 0.231 0.335 1.4 8.0
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Incl. 64.0 144.0 80.0 0.742 0.491 2.8 7.9
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Incl. 84.0 92.0 8.0 1.927 1.551 13.6 7.5
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Incl. 98.0 108.0 10.0 1.596 0.886 2.7 34.0
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Incl. 118.0 126.0 8.0 1.802 0.782 3.0 4.0
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Incl. 136.0 142.0 6.0 0.778 0.495 2.3 7.0
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The 35 hole (5,640 metre) Malpica Phase 1 drilling program is now complete (the reader is referred to two previous news releases dated April 14 and June 2, 2008). Assay results from the balance of the holes will be released upon receipt in two more batches. Drill collar surveying, re-logging and re-assaying of historic core, and additional detailed geologic mapping are currently underway. Upon completion, a Phase 2 drill program of approximately 7,500 metres is planned which will also include investigation of the recently completed soil geochemical and airborne geophysical survey results. Several new targets appear to be structurally controlled in a setting somewhat different from Cerro Tunel and Cerro Pelon.

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and reviewed by Rupert Allan, P.Geol., President and CEO of Skeena, the designated Qualified Person for this project. On site drilling supervision is provided by the Company's Latin American management team of Peter D. Boies, and Felipe Ortega. To ensure best practices in sampling and analyses, the N thin-walled diameter core is logged, photographed, and cut in half with a diamond saw. One half of the core is submitted for analysis and the second half is retained on site. A rigorous chain-of-custody and QA/QC program is applied with the insertion of blanks, control samples, and duplicates. Samples are trucked to Guadalajara, Mexico and crushed at an ALS Chemex facility. The final analysis are completed in Chemex's ISO-registered laboratory in Vancouver, BC. Gold is analyzed by 30 gm fire assay fusion with an ICP-ES finish, and 31 additional elements by 0.5 gm ICP-ES analyses. Assays of greater than 10 g/t Au are repeated by 30 gm fire assay with a gravimetric finish, and copper greater than one percent is analyzed by 1 gm ICP-ES.

All drill holes reported on in this news release were drilled vertically. Drill intercepts are reported as down hole lengths of various metals over widths in metres, as true widths of the various zones have not yet been reliably ascertained.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SKEENA RESOURCES LIMITED

J. R. Allan, P.Geol., President

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information.

The statements made in this News Release may contain certain forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ from the Company's expectations. Certain risk factors may also affect the actual results achieved by the Company.

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