Strongbow Exploration Inc.
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Strongbow Exploration Inc.

November 14, 2005 17:00 ET

Strongbow Exploration Inc.: Exploration Update-Anialik and Regan Lake Projects

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 14, 2005) - Strongbow Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SBW) is pleased to provide the following update of summer exploration programs on its 100% owned Anialik and Regan Lake properties located in Nunavut. Exploration programs were completed over a 9 week period and consisted of bedrock and soil geochemical surveys, mapping, prospecting and channel sampling. A number of new gold discoveries have been made at the Anialik project and detailed work at Regan Lake continues to confirm widespread anomalous gold values associated with iron formation horizons within the property.

At the 62,519 ha Anialik project, the main goal of the program was to investigate the mineral potential of the relatively underexplored Anialik River greenstone belt (ARGB), with particular focus on the gold potential of the associated volcanic rocks. Bedrock mapping has revised interpretations of the structural evolution of the ARGB and led directly to the discovery of several new gold prospects within the belt. Approximately 3000 soil and 1000 rock samples were collected from the property during the program. Highlights from this work include:

- Detailed mapping at the new Locanna prospect has defined a linear zone extending over a strike length of approximately 3000 m that is characterized by deformed pyritic gold-bearing quartz veins with locally well developed carbonate and iron carbonate alteration. Forty seven of 146 prospecting samples collected along this corridor have returned in excess of 1 g/t gold with high values of 44.2 g/t gold, 20.9 g/t gold, and 14.2 g/t gold. Channel sampling of three areas along a 7 m strike length of one vein near the southern end of the corridor returned 14.4 g/t gold over 1.6 m, 51.2 g/t gold over 0.25 m, and 6.8 g/t gold over 1.18 m.

- Prospecting of a high interest structural corridor to the north of the previously explored Arnica gold showings has identified the new Frank prospect, a 500 m by 100 m zone of moderate to intense carbonate alteration and associated quartz-carbonate veining. Fifteen of 31 samples collected from outcrops in the area have returned in excess of 1 g/t gold with three highest values of 11.5 g/t gold, 15.8 g/t gold and 14.7 g/t gold.

- Six grab samples collected over a 230 m strike extent at the new Greenstone showing have returned between 1.1 g/t gold and 33.8 g/t gold. The showing consists of a 1 to 7 m wide quartz vein system within sheared mafic volcanic rocks.

- Three of five samples collected from the new Felicia showing returned 1.6 g/t gold, 8.7 g/t gold and 18.8 g/t gold. Samples were collected from quartz-chalcopyrite veins within highly deformed and iron carbonate altered mafic volcanic rocks. The most intense alteration has been mapped over a 200 m strike length within a larger 1000 m structural corridor considered favourable for gold mineralization.

Over the next few months Strongbow will complete a final evaluation of exploration results from the belt-scale 2005 Anialik program. The primary goal of this evaluation will be the definition of specific, high interest areas on which to focus exploration efforts in 2006.

At the 9,860 ha Regan Lake gold project, located in the Back River area of Nunavut, 14 days were spent conducting bedrock mapping and rock and soil geochemical surveys. Mapping has produced a revised structural interpretation that better explains complex folding and faulting of iron formation horizons, defined by detailed airborne geophysical surveys of the property. The geochemical surveys continue to demonstrate the gold-bearing nature of iron formation horizons throughout the property with 48 of 205 rock grab samples returning greater that 1 g/t gold with three highest values of 25.8 g/t gold, 29.5 g/t gold, and 26.2 g/t gold. Further compilation and interpretation of exploration results acquired to date will be used to define priority target areas for exploration drilling in 2006.

Strongbow's gold and base metal 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.

STRONGBOW EXPLORATION INC.

Kenneth A. Armstrong, President and CEO


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