Strongbow Exploration Inc.

Strongbow Exploration Inc.

September 20, 2005 14:47 ET

Strongbow Exploration Inc.: Skoonka Creek Gold Property-Drilling Set to Start

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 20, 2005) - Strongbow Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SBW) announced today that a drilling contract has been signed in anticipation of an exploration drill program on the Skoonka Creek gold property located 10 km northeast of Lytton in southern British Columbia. Connors Drilling Ltd. of Kamloops, British Columbia has been contracted to complete a minimum 1000 m drill program on the JJ showing, with drilling set to commence during the week of September 26, 2005. Strongbow recently provided an update on exploration results from the JJ showing (Strongbow news release #05-13, September 6, 2005) where a mineralized quartz vein system has been traced over an approximate strike length of 60 m coincident with a 150 m by 150 m gold soil anomaly. Geophysical surveys are currently underway and results will be used in planning the drill program.

Strongbow is presently working to earn up to a 60% interest in the Skoonka Creek property from Almaden Minerals Ltd. (TSX:AMM) by incurring $4 million in exploration expenditures and making certain share issuances over a 6 year period. The Skoonka Creek exploration program is conducted under the supervision of David Gale, P.Geo. (BC), a qualified person under NI 43-101.


Kenneth A. Armstrong, President and CEO

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