Strongbow Exploration Inc.

Strongbow Exploration Inc.

September 06, 2007 12:40 ET

Strongbow Starts Drilling Program at the Skoonka Creek Gold Property, British Columbia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 6, 2007) - Strongbow Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SBW) is pleased to announce that a 3500 m exploration drilling program is underway at the Skoonka Creek gold property in southwestern British Columbia. The purpose of the program will be to test a number of epithermal gold targets that have been identified within the 10,000 ha property. Drilling will focus on target areas located along the Discovery-Backburn trend (the "DBT"), a 3,000 m long east-west trending structural corridor defined by weakly to strongly clay and silica altered volcanic rocks and a coincident gold in soil geochemical anomaly. Exploration work along the DBT has included detailed mapping, ground magnetic and soil geochemical surveys as well as hand and mechanical trenching.

The Deadwood target area, located at the western end of the DBT, represents a top priority target for the current program. Gold mineralization at Deadwood has been identified within silicified volcanic rocks over a 200 m strike length and remains open to the east and west. Detailed soil and rock chip geochemical surveys have identified at least two, and possibly three, sub parallel target zones with widths of 10 to 40 m. Bedrock exposure in the area is very poor, however 193 bedrock grab and chip samples have returned from background values up to 14 g/t Au with 39 samples returning in excess of 1 g/t Au. Bedrock chip sampling near some of the better grab samples has returned 2.6 g/t over 13.0 m, 1.1 g/t over 7.0 m and 0.65 g/t over 7.0 m. Additional targets that will be drill tested include the Ember, Backburn Central, and Backburn East zones where coincident soil and bedrock geochemical anomalies are associated with strongly silica and clay altered volcanic rocks.

The Skoonka Creek project is owned by joint venture partners Strongbow, which owns a 51% interest and is the operator, and Almaden Minerals Ltd. (TSX:AMM)(AMEX:AAU). The Fall drilling program represents the second of a two phase, $2.3 million exploration program. Almaden has elected not to contribute its share of the 2007 exploration budget. Strongbow has elected to solely fund the program and as a result its ownership interest will increase to approximately 65%.

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 under NI 43-101.


Kenneth A. Armstrong, President and CEO

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