Strongbow Exploration Inc.
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Strongbow Exploration Inc.

March 17, 2008 09:20 ET

Strongbow Announces Spring Drilling Program at Silvertip Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Strongbow Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SBW) is pleased to announce it has been notified by North Arrow Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NAR) that exploration drilling will commence shortly on the Silvertip project, located in the Back River area of Nunavut, approximately 110 km east of the Diavik diamond mine and 115 km south of Sabina Silver's Hackett River deposit. North Arrow can earn up to a 60% interest in the project from Strongbow by funding $5 million in exploration expenditures prior to December 31, 2011. Drilling is set to commence the first week of April, 2008.

The 1,500 m drilling program will focus on further defining the Pale showing, which consists of quartz veining and locally significant sulphide mineralization, hosted within a thick northwest striking sequence of variably silicified and carbonate altered felsic volcanic rocks. During 1977 and 1978, Cominco Ltd. tested the showing with thirteen drill holes (2,541 m), with twelve of the holes intersecting significant polymetallic mineralization over a strike length of approximately 300 m and up to a depth of 200 m. In particular, the drilling defines a northwest plunging zone of highlight assay values including:



Drill Interval Silver Silver Gold Gold Lead Zinc
Hole (m) (oz/ton) (g/tonne) (oz/ton) (g/tonne) (%) (%)

P-1 72.50 3.97 136 Trace -- -- 0.35

Incl. 7.50 13.09 449 0.092 3.2 0.82 1.52

And 8.70 10.21 350 Trace -- 0.25 0.71

P-7 60.10 1.17 40 0.095 3.3 1.04 3.05

Incl. 6.78 4.25 146 0.151 5.2 3.90 11.64

P-8 39.15 2.39 82 0.025 0.9 0.55 1.19

P-9 12.90 27.50 943 0.064 2.2 0.87 2.17

P-10 44.83 3.33 114 Trace -- 0.29 0.89

P-12 8.04 7.14 245 Trace -- -- 0.37


Surface sampling completed by Strongbow in 2006 confirmed the tenor of mineralization at the Pale showing, with eleven of nineteen grab samples returning high grade precious and base metal values ranging from 1.98 to 15.7 g/t Au, 380 to 6,162 g/t Ag, 0.55 to 5.5% Pb and 1.18 to 18.0% Zn. The results from bedrock mapping and ground geophysical surveys completed in 2006 and 2007 support the interpretation of a northwest plunging mineralized zone. The goal of the current drill program will be to test this interpreted extension at depth and along strike.

Exploration of the Silvertip project is conducted under the supervision of Gordon Clarke, P.Geol. (NT&NU), President and CEO for North Arrow and a qualified person under NI 43-101.

STRONGBOW EXPLORATION INC.

Kenneth A. Armstrong, President and CEO

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