Strongbow Exploration Inc.

Strongbow Exploration Inc.

November 29, 2007 14:23 ET

Strongbow Discovers New Gold Showings at the Shovelnose Property, British Columbia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2007) - Strongbow Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SBW) is pleased to provide an exploration update on its 100% owned Shovelnose property in southwestern British Columbia. The 8,329 ha property is located in the Spences Bridge gold belt, approximately 30 km south of Merritt and 175 km east of Vancouver. The Coquihalla Highway (Provincial Highway #5) crosses the northwestern corner of the property.

The 2007 exploration program included a helicopter borne magnetic-electromagnetic-radiometric survey and the collection of 162 rock samples and 3,838 soil geochemical samples. A reconnaissance soil geochemical survey completed in May, 2007 identified a broad 600 m by 300 m gold in soil anomaly centred approximately 1,500 m west of the Tower showing, which was discovered in 2006. Detailed follow up soil sampling and prospecting work led to the discovery of the Mik and Line 6 showings, located 380 m and 1,600 m west of the Tower showing, respectively. Gold mineralization at both localities is characterized by a series of shallow to moderately west dipping, colloform-banded quartz veins. The veins vary in thickness from 0.5 cm to 7 cm and are hosted by strongly to moderately silicified and clay altered felsic volcanic rocks. Clay alteration is particularly evident along vein margins. A series of three continuous bedrock chip samples tested a 35 m strike length of the Mik showing, returning 2.73 g/t Au over 3.75 m, 2.97 g/t Au over 3.0 m and 2.73 g/t Au over 3.7 m, respectively from south to north. Grab samples from similar style mineralization at the Line 6 showing yielded from background values up to 2.15 g/t Au. Both showings remain open along strike. Additional assay results are pending for samples collected during a five day follow up program conducted in mid-October, involving hand trenching at the Line 6 and Mik showings, as well as prospecting of several additional soil anomalies generated from the reconnaissance soil geochemical survey.

Anomalous levels of silver, arsenic, mercury, molybdenum and antimony are associated with gold mineralization identified on the Shovelnose property and are interpreted to indicate the potential presence of a broad zone of epithermal style mineralization. Bedrock exposure in the area of the gold showings is poor and plans for exploration work in 2008 will include mechanized trenching to better assess the extent and orientation of quartz veining and related alteration on the property.

Elsewhere in the Spences Bridge gold belt, Strongbow has completed drilling programs at the Skoonka Creek (13 drill holes; 3,144 m) and Ponderosa (6 drill holes; 960 m) projects. The properties are located approximately 60 km and 20 km, respectively, northwest of the Shovelnose property and drilling targeted epithermal style gold mineralization. Assay results for samples collected from these drilling programs are pending and will be reported when received.

Strongbow's 2007 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. A quality assurance/quality control program is in place, with the insertion of standard, blank and field duplicate samples into the sample stream. All samples from the field program were submitted to Acme Analytical Laboratories of Vancouver, BC for analysis. All samples are analyzed by 36 element ICP-MS, with rock samples anomalous in gold (greater than 100 ppb) automatically submitted for standard fire assay.


Kenneth A. Armstrongm, President and CEO

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