Strongbow Exploration Inc.
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Strongbow Exploration Inc.

September 06, 2005 11:28 ET

Strongbow Exploration Inc.: Skoonka Creek (SAM) Gold Property-Exploration Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 6, 2005) - Strongbow Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SBW) is pleased to provide the following update of exploration activities at the Skoonka Creek (formerly SAM) gold property located 10 km northeast of Lytton in southern British Columbia. Exploration to date has consisted of detailed and regional soil sampling, bedrock mapping and hand trenching.

A series of hand dug trenches have been completed over the JJ showing where two parallel quartz veins uncovered by a single trench in 2004 returned an average grade of 22.8 g/t gold over an estimated true width of 2.0 m. The new trenching has exposed the northeast striking JJ mineralized system over a total length of approximately 45 m. Initial results have been received from three new trenches that bracket the 2004 JJ trench, representing an exposed strike length of approximately 21 m. Each trench is oriented perpendicular to strike and ranges from 3.9 m to 7.3 m in length. Of 29 bulk channel samples collected to date, 28 have returned greater than 100 ppb gold, including 20 samples greater than 1 g/t gold and 10 samples in excess of 12 g/t gold. Best averaged results are as follows (from southwest to northeast):



Trench Apparent Gold (g/t)
Width (m)
2005-T3 3.4 19.3
2004-JJ 3.0 22.8
2005-T2 1.4 13.9
2005-T1 7.3 1.16
Including 2.3 2.08


Additional trenching has recently been completed approximately 25 m along strike to the northeast of trench 2005-T1, in the vicinity of eight float and outcrop grab samples that have returned from 0.34 to 6.97 g/t gold. Results from this new trenching are pending, however this work has exposed a series of narrow quartz veins up to 0.5 m in apparent thickness within a 1.5 m wide mineralized zone, effectively extending the strike length of the JJ showing to 45 m. The JJ vein system is hosted within clay altered andesites and is estimated to have a moderate, 60 to 70 degree southeasterly dip.

A detailed soil grid has also been completed over the JJ showing, with 195 samples collected at 25 m stations along 50 m spaced lines. Results from the survey define a gold soil anomaly covering a 150 m by 150 m area within the central part of the grid, including several individual station points returning in excess of 1,000 ppb gold. The JJ showing is located along the southeastern edge of the soil anomaly and the size and shape of the anomaly suggests that additional parallel mineralized zones may be present across strike to the northwest.

A second soil grid of similar size has also been completed over the DD (Discovery) showing where previous work identified a low grade quartz breccia vein returning a weighted average gold value of 0.38 g/t over a width of 4.2 m. Initial results of the soil survey indicate a gold soil anomaly over a 200 m northeast trending zone coincident with the DD showing. Prospecting and mapping in the area has identified outcrop and float boulders of additional quartz breccia and veining both within and outside of the detailed soil grid. Results from most of these rock samples remain outstanding however some are noted to contain excellent examples of epithermal textures with multiple generations of silica flooding.

Further infill soil sampling is presently underway on both the JJ and DD grids to more accurately constrain the extent of the gold soil anomalies. Ground geophysical surveys are also planned in anticipation of a mid to late September 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.

STRONGBOW EXPLORATION INC.

Kenneth A. Armstrong, President and CEO

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