Sparton Resources Inc.
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Sparton Resources Inc.

November 09, 2005 09:15 ET

Sparton Reports Summer Program Results from Sierra Rosario Property, Mexico

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 9, 2005) -

HIGHLIGHTS

LA HOSCA ZONE EXTENDED TO OVER 1100 METRES IN LENGTH

DISTINCT GEOPHYSICAL AND GEOCHEMICAL ANOMALIES ASSOCIATED WITH THREE MAIN TARGET AREAS

LAS TAHUNAS ZONE SAMPLING RETURNS UP TO 33.2 G/T GOLD

LA HOSCA ZONE SAMPLING RETURNS UP TO 16.4 G/T GOLD

SAN RAFAEL ZONE SAMPLING RETURNS UP TO 3.7 G/T GOLD

Sparton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SRI)(the "Company") announced today results from the summer sampling mapping and geophysical program completed at its Sierra Rosario joint venture project in Sinaloa State, Mexico. Sparton is earning a 51% interest in the property from International Northair Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:INM)("Northair") under certain terms and conditions.

High grade gold-silver mineralization had been previously outlined in three separate zones in the southern, central, and northern parts of the 500ha claim area and the work completed involved electrical and magnetic geophysical surveys to systematically cover these areas as well as detailed soil sampling along the zones to extend them through overburden covered areas.

The 6 week program involved collection of a further 565 soil and stream sediment samples, 60 rock and chip samples and approximately 20 line km of geophysical surveys.

Las Tahunas

The soil sampling and geophysical surveys over this area disclosed a distinct electrical anomaly (VLF) approximately 200m long, located along strike with mineralization found in a trench near high grade ( up to 33g/t gold ) mineralized boulders associated with the old mine workings . Trenching is planned to excavate this area to better expose and further define the mineralization.

La Hosca

Work at La Hosca succeeded in extending this mineralized zone from a few hundred metres to over 1.1 km in strike length. It shows widths of from 8 to 30 metres and is characterized by a wide pyritic gossanous zone with strong silicification and quartz veining. A moderate VLF anomaly is associated with the central 400 meter long section of the zone and this is coincident with a strong gold in soil (values over 400 ppb) geochemical anomaly. The mineralization contains up to 1.8 % copper in grab samples, and gold values taken from grab samples of boulders along the mineralized trend range from 1.0 g/t up to 16.4 g/t gold. This area will be the subject of mechanical trenching and subsequent core drilling. The area is accessible with minor repairs to an existing road.

San Rafael

This is the principal target area on the property and the geophysical work, in particular the magnetic survey, delineated a well defined magnetic anomaly associated with the San Rafael rhyolite porphyry body that is related to the old mine workings in the vicinity, and also located a similar anomaly which is covered by upper volcanic series tuffs and may represent a new buried intrusion. Both skarn and structurally controlled mineralization containing barite, copper, gold, and silver are present in the area and values of up to 7.28% Cu and 13 g/t gold were obtained from samples taken from boulders in a gully below the old mine dump. Strong base/precious metal mineralization is located in a shear fracture zone east of the main rhyolite intrusive as well as in fault zones associated with rhyolite dykes in limestone on the east side of the property where there is a large multi element soil anomaly. Drilling will be needed to evaluate these various mineralized zones.

The geophysical data and new analytical results confirm the presence of high grade gold base metal and silver mineralization in the three key areas of the property. The magnetic and electrical surveys have established distinct geophysical signatures for the mineralization in each area, Josca (southern), Las Tahunas (central) and San Rafael (north). Each of these areas is the site of historical production from small underground, and open cut excavations and no records exist of any past drilling.

Decision to Increase Land Position

In view of these positive results the decision was taken by the Joint Venture to increase the size of the Sparton - Northair claim holdings in the area. On October 31st Northair staff filed an application for an additional 590 hectare concession contiguous to the current claim holdings thus increasing the total project area size to 1090 hectares. The new claim area will cover the extensions of the San Rafael zone indicated by the geophysical surveys which now appear to be substantially larger than initially estimated. The new holdings may host both skarn type carbonate replacement deposits as well as the extensions of the known vein-structure hosted mineralization.

Both Sparton and Northair are extremely pleased with the results from this work program and drilling is planned for early in the new year.

Sparton's exploration program in Mexico is being carried out under the direct supervision of A. Lee Barker, P. Eng., P Geol., the Company's President and CEO who is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

Analyses were done by ALS Chemex's Laboratories in Hermosillo Mexico using Induced Coupled Plasma (ICP) techniques for a 34 element group, and Atomic Absorption (AA) methods for gold and silver. AA / Gravimetric Finish method was used for higher grade samples.

Sparton Resources Inc. is a diversified mineral exploration company, which has been an active participant in the Canadian junior resource sector for over 20 years. In addition to its Mexican, Chinese and Canadian portfolio of gold exploration properties it also holds an interest in a significant offshore natural gas reserve in eastern Canada.



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