Strathmore Minerals Corp.
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Strathmore Minerals Corp.

October 20, 2005 11:00 ET

Strathmore Begins Field Work at its Patterson Lake Property in the Athabasca Basin

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 20, 2005) - Strathmore Minerals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:STM) has initiated an exploration program at its Patterson Lake Property, which is located within the southwest part of the Athabasca Basin in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. The Patterson Lake Property encompasses approximately 25,000 hectares and is located about 30 km due south of UEX Corp. and Cogema Resources Inc.'s Anne and Colette uranium deposits near Shea Creek. Recently, they have announced a drill hole with 27.4% U3O8 across 8.8 m from the Shea Creek corridor. Within this drill hole, the unconformity was intersected at a depth of 714.3 m.

Exploration will include an AEROTEM electromagnetic survey over the property. Based on a 300 m line-spacing the survey, it would total approximately 1000 line-kilometers. This is the first known survey of its kind to be conducted at the Patterson Lake Property.

Prior exploration in the vicinity of the Patterson Lake Property has shown the depth to the unconformity ranges from less than 100 m to a maximum of about 300 m. The property is underlain by metasediments, gneisses and granites of the Clearwater Domain. It also covers a number of possible structures of interest, including a possible splay of the large-scale Beatty River Fault Zone, and structures associated with a prominent magnetic high referred to as the Vaudner Dome.

The Patterson Lake Property remains relatively under-explored. Prior exploration on portions of the property identified several conductors and geochemical anomalies, which remain untested. Drilling and ground geophysical programs have been conducted on the Beatty River Project of UEX Corp., Cogema Resources Inc. and Japan-Canada Uranium Company, Limited; which lies adjacent to the west of the Patterson Lake Property.

STRATHMORE MINERALS CORP. is a Canadian based company specializing in the strategic acquisition, exploration and development of uranium properties. STRATHMORE MINERALS CORP. Common Shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "STM".

This news release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Dev Randhawa, President

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