Strongbow Exploration Inc.

Strongbow Exploration Inc.

February 25, 2008 08:47 ET

Strongbow Exploration Inc.: Winter Drilling Underway at Nickel King, NWT

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2008) - Strongbow Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SBW) is pleased to announce the start of winter drilling at its 100% owned Nickel King project in southern Northwest Territories. The primary goal of the current drilling is to test numerous borehole and surface geophysical anomalies associated with nickel sulphide mineralization within the Main Zone. The Main Zone is a significant magmatic nickel sulphide system that has been traced by drilling over a strike length of approximately 2,200 m. Mineralization is hosted within two stacked, 40 m to 100 m thick, south dipping norite sills. Seventeen of 32 drill holes completed to date by Strongbow and previous workers have encountered nickel grades in excess of 1%, most commonly associated with disseminated to net texture sulphides within the lower norite sill. Borehole geophysical surveys completed in 2007 have proven effective at defining zones of higher conductivity within the lower sill. Two of these conductors were drilled in the fall of 2007, with both holes encountering higher grade mineralization including 32.88 m grading 1.02% Ni, 0.17% Cu and 0.044% Co in DDH NK07-12 and 0.85% Ni, 0.19% Cu and 0.037% Co over 14.15 m in DDH NK07-11 (Strongbow News Release #07-28, December 11, 2007).

This 4,000 m winter drilling program at Nickel King is part of Strongbow's ongoing exploration of the Snowbird Tectonic Zone (SBTZ). The SBTZ is a major crustal scale structure and represents an underexplored region of Canada that is prospective for magmatic sulphide nickel deposits. Strongbow maintains a 100% interest in approximately 900,000 acres of mineral claims and permits along a 240 km strike length of the southern SBTZ and a number of priority exploration targets have been identified, primarily to the south of Nickel King in Saskatchewan. A number of these targets will form part of a second phase drilling program planned for later in the year. 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 within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101.


Kenneth A. Armstrong, President and CEO

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