Strongbow Exploration Inc.

Strongbow Exploration Inc.

March 25, 2008 13:50 ET

Strongbow Commences VTEM Surveys of Magmatic Ni-Cu Sulphide Targets, Snowbird Nickel Project, Canada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - Strongbow Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SBW) is pleased to announce that Geotech Ltd. has commenced flying detailed helicopter borne time-domain electromagnetic (VTEM) surveys at Strongbow's 100% owned Snowbird Nickel project in northern Saskatchewan and southern Northwest Territories. A total of nine survey blocks (approximately 1,390 line km) will be flown, with eight covering priority Ni-Cu sulphide exploration targets identified by regional geophysical surveys completed in 2007. The ninth survey block will be completed on Strongbow's 100% owned Nickel King project where an exploration drilling program is currently underway. The surveys are expected to be completed by early April.

The VTEM surveys are intended to better define coincident magnetic/electromagnetic targets associated with anomalous Ni-Cu-Mg lake sediment geochemistry. Initial field evaluations completed by Strongbow in 2007 have confirmed the presence of mafic to ultramafic rocks within eight of the nine survey areas. Nickel sulphide mineralization has been identified at several locations including the Nickel Lake and Dumas Lake areas. At Nickel Lake, located 30 km north of Stony Rapids, twelve prospecting samples collected by Strongbow in 2007 returned from background values up to 0.45% Ni (background to 4.2% S) in a weakly mineralized norite sill. Ten kilometres northeast of Nickel Lake, historic drilling that tested a norite intrusion at Dumas Lake reportedly returned assays ranging from background values up to highlight intercepts of 2.0 m grading 1.36% Ni and 0.94% Cu and 0.5 m grading 2.36% Ni and 0.26% Cu. Historic drilling at both locations was located on either the periphery of (Nickel Lake), or at shallow depths above (Dumas Lake), multi-channel electromagnetic anomalies identified by the 2007 geophysical surveys, indicating that both targets have yet to be properly tested. Results of the VTEM surveys will be used to focus follow up exploration work during the summer of 2008 including an exploration drilling program planned for later in the field season.

The Snowbird Nickel project consists of approximately 900,000 acres of mineral claims and permits located along a 240 km strike length of the Snowbird Tectonic Zone (SBTZ). The SBTZ is a northeast trending crustal scale structure that can be traced for over 2,800 km from the Rocky Mountains to Hudson Bay and represents an underexplored region prospective for sulphide nickel deposits. Regional evaluations completed by Strongbow and others have shown that the SBTZ has been intruded by numerous mafic-ultramafic rocks and that some of these intrusions are known to host magmatic nickel-copper sulphide mineralization. The best known mineralization in the southern SBTZ is the Main Zone magmatic Ni-Cu-Co prospect currently being drilled by Strongbow at the Nickel King project. The detailed VTEM surveys announced today are part of Strongbow's exploration strategy to test the nickel potential of the SBTZ outside of the Nickel King project area.

All prospecting samples collected in 2007 were submitted to Acme Analytical Laboratories of Vancouver, BC for analysis. Each sample is subjected to a four acid digestion (0.25g using nitric, perchloric, hydrofluoric acids, and hydrochloric acid) with the resulting solution analyzed by inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). A quality assurance / quality control program is in place, with the insertion of standard, blank and field duplicate samples into the sample stream. Strongbow's 2008 exploration programs are conducted under the supervision of David Gale, P.Geo.(BC), Vice-President of Exploration for Strongbow and a qualified person under NI 43-101.


Kenneth A. Armstrong, President and CEO

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