Stornoway Diamond Corporation
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Stornoway Diamond Corporation

February 20, 2008 09:00 ET

Stornoway and Shear Report Additional Diamonds From Kahuna Drilling

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 20, 2008) - Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX:SWY) and Shear Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SRM) today announced additional macro and micro diamond recoveries from the 2007 drilling of the Kahuna kimberlite dyke at the Churchill Diamond Project in Nunavut.

In 2007 at Kahuna, 30 drill-holes from 18 set-ups totaling 2,333m were drilled along a tested 4.5km strike length of the kimberlite dyke to provide a better understanding of its size and geometry. A total of 142m of kimberlite was intersected with single intercepts ranging from 1.0m to 11.8m down-hole. Based on these intercepts the Kahuna kimberlite is a vertical dyke averaging 2.6m in true width. Drill core samples totaling 206.3 kg were processed and a total 1,071 diamonds including 99 macro diamonds were recovered. Results are listed below:



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NUMBER OF DIAMONDS PER SIEVE SIZE
(MM SQUARE MESH SIEVE)
TOTAL -----------------------------------------------
SAMPLE SAMPLE 0.150 0.212 0.300 0.425 0.600 0.850 1.180 1.700
NUMBER WEIGHT mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm TOTAL
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Total
Kahuna
Drilling 206.3 444 291 205 80 34 13 3 1 1,071
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In addition, samples were collected from each of the three mini bulk sample pits for micro diamond modeling. A total of 288.5 kg was processed with 1,619 diamonds, including 215 macro diamonds, being recovered. Results are listed below:



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NUMBER OF DIAMONDS PER SIEVE SIZE
(MM SQUARE MESH SIEVE)
TOTAL -----------------------------------------------
SAMPLE SAMPLE 0.150 0.212 0.300 0.425 0.600 0.850 1.180 1.700
NUMBER WEIGHT mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm MACROS TOTAL
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Kahuna 1 106.1 236 172 119 54 20 2 4 0 80 607
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Kahuna 2 83.7 244 162 96 28 18 10 2 0 58 560
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Kahuna 3 98.8 167 131 76 43 25 5 4 1 77 452
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Total
from
Pits 288.5 647 465 291 125 63 17 10 1 215 1,619
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All samples were submitted to the Saskatchewan Research Council Geoanalytical Laboratories ("SRC") accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard by the Standards Council of Canada as a testing laboratory for diamond analysis using caustic fusion.

"We have consistently recovered high diamond counts from both drilling and sample pitting along strike, confirming the homogeneous nature of the Kahuna dyke," says Shear President and CEO Pamela Strand.

All diamonds are being categorized by Mineral Services Canada in Vancouver in order to assess the population. A final report is pending.

The Churchill Diamond Project is owned 41.86% by Stornoway and 58.14% by Shear and is comprised of the diamond rights to more than two million acres located near the communities of Rankin Inlet and Chesterfield Inlet in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut. Work is presently focused on continued exploration of new promising indicator mineral trains and geophysical anomalies as well as the evaluation of a system of significantly diamond-bearing, vertically-emplaced kimberlite dykes that have returned sample grades of up to 2.18 carats per tonne. The 2008 field program is under the supervision of Jennifer Burgess, P. Geol., a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.

On behalf of the Board

STORNOWAY DIAMOND CORPORATION

Eira Thomas, Chief Executive Officer

This news release may contain forward looking statements, being statements which are not historical facts, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization, exploration results, resource or reserve estimates, anticipated production or results, sales, revenues, costs, "best-efforts" financings or discussions of future plans and objectives. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove accurate. Such statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those anticipated or projected. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are in Company documents filed from time to time with the Toronto Stock Exchange and provincial securities regulators, most of which are available at www.sedar.com. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to revise or update such statements.

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