Strongbow Exploration Inc.
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Strongbow Exploration Inc.

December 11, 2007 09:04 ET

Strongbow Intersects New Nickel-Copper Mineralization

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 11, 2007) - Strongbow Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SBW) is pleased to report additional assay results from the summer drilling program at its 100% owned Nickel King property in southern Northwest Territories. Highlights of the latest results include:

- Drill hole NK07-16 collared in mineralized gabbro and has returned 21.16 m grading 0.47% Ni including 3.8 m grading 0.73% Ni and 0.47% Cu from the South Ring target, approximately 3 km south of the Main Zone;

- Drill hole NK07-13 tested the Koona target approximately 1 km east of the Main Zone, cutting a narrow mineralized interval that has returned 0.48 m grading 1.26% Ni;

- Additional assay results from drill hole NK07-12 have expanded the previously reported high grade interval in the Lower Sill of the Main Zone to 32.88 m grading 1.02% Ni, 0.17% Cu and 0.044% Co;

- Assays from the Upper Sill of the Main Zone in drill hole NK07-12 confirm the potential for the Upper Sill to host significant nickel sulphide mineralization;

- Drill holes NK07-14 and NK07-15 have extended the total strike length of the Main Zone to over 2,200 m.

Ken Armstrong, President and CEO of Strongbow stated "The discovery of significant nickel sulphide mineralization outside of the Main Zone represents an important development for the Nickel King project. Particularly encouraging is the fact that nickel grades reported from the South Ring and Koona targets come from moderately mineralized gabbroic rocks and suggest that stronger conductors associated with these targets may reflect greater concentrations of sulphide minerals and therefore higher nickel grades. Further definition of the South Ring and Koona targets will be a priority for the upcoming winter drilling program, currently scheduled to commence in mid February 2008."

Mr. Armstrong continued: "The 2007 Nickel King exploration program has accomplished all of its intended goals including i) extending the strike length of the Main Zone to over 2,200 m; ii) proving borehole geophysical surveys are an effective tool for targeting higher grade mineralization within the Lower Sill of the Main Zone; and iii) the discovery of new sulphide nickel mineralization outside of the Main Zone."

Highlight drill results from the summer 2007 drilling program are reported in the following table:



DDH Angle Az. From To Length Ni Cu Co Target
(m) (m) (m) (%) (%) (%)
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NK07-11 -85 350 33.00 68.00 35.00 0.22 0.05 0.012 (i)MZ
Upper Sill
161.40 175.55 14.15 0.85 0.18 0.037 (i)MZ
Lower Sill
incl. 161.95 162.95 1.00 2.40 0.36 0.110 (i)MZ
Lower Sill
and incl. 171.30 172.82 1.52 1.84 0.36 0.075 (i)MZ
Lower Sill
188.75 204.10 15.35 0.56 0.14 0.028 (i)MZ
Lower Sill
incl. 189.95 192.60 2.65 1.11 0.34 0.049 (i)MZ
Lower Sill
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NK07-12 -85 350 15.60 17.73 2.13 0.91(ii) 0.18 0.048 MZ Upper
Sill
20.00 21.00 1.00 1.00(ii) 0.15 0.053 MZ Upper
Sill
126.62 159.50 32.88 1.02 0.17 0.044 MZ Lower
Sill
incl. 137.05 141.40 4.35 1.72 0.23 0.073 (i)MZ
Lower Sill
146.75 157.00 10.25 1.43 0.19 0.060 (i)MZ
Lower Sill
164.90 179.65 14.75 0.23 0.04 0.012 MZ Lower
Sill
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NK07-13 -85 234 26.60 27.08 0.48 1.26 0.11 0.048 Koona
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NK07-14 -84 54 55.25 59.70 4.45 0.26 0.06 0.020 MZ Upper
Sill?
62.01 67.32 5.31 0.42 0.12 0.028 MZ Upper
Sill?
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NK07-15 -85 54 46.00 81.15 35.15 0.22 0.04 0.012 MZ Upper
Sill?
incl. 54.50 56.00 1.50 0.77 0.17 0.032 MZ Upper
Sill?
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NK07-16 -78 312 6.00 27.16 21.16 0.47 0.27 0.025 South Ring
incl. 14.10 17.90 3.80 0.73 0.47 0.040 South Ring
and incl. 24.80 25.20 0.40 2.30 0.31 0.102 South Ring
and incl. 26.48 27.16 0.68 1.24 0.66 0.055 South Ring
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NK07-17 -80 148 Assays Pending North Ring
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NK07-18 -72 328 No Significant Results Kizan
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NK07-19 -85 133 Assays Pending Kizan
South
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(i)previously reported results (News Release #07-26, October 31, 2007);
MZ - Main Zone
(ii)Some nickel assays exceeded the upper limit of the technique used,
additional assays are pending


Drill hole NK07-16 tested the South Ring target, a coincident magnetic/electromagnetic anomaly located along the southern boundary of a circular magnetic feature having a circumference of approximately 4.5 km. A series of airborne electromagnetic anomalies are coincident with this circular feature, which is centred 2.5 km south of the Main Zone. NK07-16 collared in mineralized gabbro and remained in mineralization through to 27.16 m before entering paragneiss and garnetite country rocks. The mineralized gabbro has returned 0.47% Ni over 21.16 m with better nickel grades encountered near the end of the interval, including 0.4 m grading 2.3% Ni, 0.31% Cu and 0.102% Co and 0.68 m grading 1.24% Ni, 0.66% Cu and 0.055% Co. The nickel tenor of this new mineralized zone compares favourably with the Main Zone, indicating potential for higher nickel grades in association with greater concentrations of sulphide minerals. The airborne electromagnetic anomaly that defines the South Ring target extends over a 600 m by 550 m area with the most conductive portion of the anomaly located beneath a small lake located 300 m south of NK07-16. During the winter 2008 program, ground geophysical surveys will be extended to cover the entire airborne anomaly and additional drilling will more fully evaluate this new discovery.

Drill hole NK07-13 tested a medium priority electromagnetic anomaly located near the southern end of the 700 m long NNW trending Koona target, approximately 1 km east of the Main Zone. NK07-13 collared in unmineralized gabbro below 5.0 m of overburden and remained in gabbro through to 31.12 m. A narrow zone of sulphide mineralization was encountered from 26.6 to 27.08 m, including a 10 cm section of massive sulphides from 26.6 m to 26.7 m. This 0.48 m section has returned 1.26% Ni, 0.11% Cu, 0.048% Co. The nickel tenor of this mineralized zone also compares favourably to the Main Zone. Ground and airborne geophysical surveys indicate stronger conductive responses are located to the northwest and southeast of NK07-13, representing targets for follow up drilling in 2008.

Additional assay results have been received for drill hole NK07-12, expanding the previously reported high grade interval in the Lower Sill of the Main Zone to 32.88 m grading 1.02% Ni, 0.17% Cu and 0.044% Co (please see Strongbow news release #07-26, October 31, 2007). Final assays are pending for two narrow higher grade zones that have been reported from the Upper Sill in hole NK07-12. The presence of higher nickel grades in the Upper Sill is important as it confirms the potential of the Upper Sill to host significant nickel mineralization. A number of borehole geophysical targets have been identified in the Upper Sill and will be drilled during the 2008 exploration program.

Drill holes NK07-14 and NK07-15 were collared 150 m and 590 m southeast of the historic Main Zone resource, respectively. Both holes encountered a single gabbro sill that is tentatively correlated with the Upper Sill of the Main Zone, however, this interpretation may be complicated by a number of faults that have been mapped in this area. Mineralized intervals encountered by NK07-14 and NK07-15 indicate the Main Zone likely extends a further 600 m to the southeast, bringing the total strike length of the Main Zone to approximately 2,200 m. Further work will be required to better define this section of the Main Zone, including its potential to host higher nickel grades.

A summary of assay results received to date for the 2007 drilling programs at Nickel King will be posted on the Company's website at www.strongbowexploration.com.

All samples from the drilling program were split with one half of the core submitted to Acme Analytical Laboratories of Vancouver, BC for analysis. Each sample is weighed, dried and crushed to better than 70% passing a 2 mm screen. A split of up to 250g is taken and pulverized to better than 95% passing a 100 micron (150 mesh) screen. The prepared sample is subjected to a four acid digestion (0.25g using nitric, perchloric, hydrofluoric acids, and hydrochloric acid). The resulting solution is analyzed by inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Samples that return nickel results greater than 5,000 ppm are automatically re-analyzed using a larger sample size and laboratory inserted ore grade standards to provide optimum precision and accuracy. Strongbow conducts an internal quality assurance/quality control program, with the regular insertion of standard, blank and field duplicate samples into the sample stream.

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 within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101.

STRONGBOW EXPLORATION INC.

Kenneth A. Armstrong, President and CEO

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