Southern Star Resources Inc.

Southern Star Resources Inc.

January 17, 2006 10:11 ET

Southern Star Resources Inc.: 2006 Drill Program Started at Gold Eagle Mine Property; Expanding Program to Three Rigs

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 17, 2006) - Southern Star Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: SSR) and Exall Resources Limited are pleased to report that its Bruce Channel drill program resumed on September 14, 2006 at the Gold Eagle Mine Property, Red Lake, ON (the "Property").

The program is a continuation of the successful Bruce Channel exploration program targeting Balmer assemblage rocks (the host to the nearby Placer Dome - Campbell and Goldcorp Red Lake mines) in the eastern part of the Gold Eagle Property. Previous work by SSR and Exall has led to a new discovery in this area (see press releases dated December 6, 2005, September 21, 2005, August 29, 2005 and May 13, 2004).

A third drill rig is scheduled to arrive on the property within four to six weeks.

The Gold Eagle Mine Property drill program is being carried out under the direction of Mr. John Whitton, P.Geo, the qualified person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Whitton has reviewed the contents of this news release.

The statements made in this News Release may contain forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations and projections.

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

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