Sultan Minerals Inc.
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Sultan Minerals Inc.

March 28, 2006 09:30 ET

Sultan Minerals Commences Diamond Drilling and Metallurgical Work on Molybdenum-Tungsten Property, BC

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 28, 2006) - Sultan Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SUL) ("Sultan") is pleased to report that the 2006 exploration program is now underway on its Jersey-Emerald Molybdenum Property in the Salmo area of British Columbia. A program of underground and surface drilling will investigate the size of the East Dodger Molybdenum Zone, which has been intersected in 21 diamond drill holes over an area that measures 3,200 feet north-south by 400 feet east-west and to a depth of 300 feet. This very large target presently remains open in all directions and at depth. Metallurgical test-work on molybdenum recoveries is in progress and Government permits have been requested for an underground drifting program for bulk sampling purposes. Approval is expected within a few days.

Jersey Molybdenum - Metallurgical Test-Work

Process Research Associates Ltd. of Richmond, BC have been contracted to carry out flotation test-work for molybdenum on drill core samples from the East Dodger Molybdenum Zone. The study is presently under way and Process Research Associates report that the 'rougher flotation' phase of the work has been completed with very encouraging results. The next phase of work is to conduct 'cleaner flotation' trials on the rougher concentrate to produce a final MoS2 concentrate. This work will provide data on the optimum processing parameters and reagents, as well as recovery rates and concentrate grade. The information obtained from this study will help Sultan to plan for a proposed bulk-sampling program.

Jersey Molybdenum - Bulk Sample

A Notice of Work for an underground drifting program has been submitted to the BC Government. The proposed drift is intended to provide a bulk-sample for further metallurgical test-work. The drift will follow one of the known molybdenum zones (The 6900 Zone) from east to west to confirm the results obtained from the diamond drill program carried out in 2005. The 6900 Zone is located at the southern end of the intrusive area tested by the 2005 program (see news releases of Feb. 9 and Feb. 22, 2006).

Permitting has also been requested for an underground drilling program that would accompany the drifting program on the 6900 Zone. The 6900 Zone remains open to depth and along strike and the proposed drill program would be a preliminary test to approximately 600 feet below the current data, covering an east-west extent of approximately 1,000 feet. The geological work needed for the underground drifting and proposed diamond drill testing program has been initiated.

Preliminary engineering has been completed on the location, direction, and size of the proposed drift. A mining contractor is reviewing the data and will be submitting a bid on this project.

Jersey Molybdenum North - Drill Proposal

Evaluation of the data from surface hole DS-05-01 has indicated that follow-up drilling is justified to further evaluate the molybdenum intersections in this hole. The surface hole intersected molybdenum stockwork mineralization at a hole-depth of 350 feet and the mineralization persisted to the end of the hole at a depth of 1,032 feet. The entire 682-foot section averaged 0.03% MoS2. Within this interval, three well-mineralized zones similar in character (quartz vein stockworks) to the 6900 Zone were located from 2,400 to 2,800 feet north of the 6900 Zone. The mineralization occurs within the same north-south trending intrusive structure that hosts the 6900 Zone mineralization. The most northerly zone assayed 0.10% MoS2 over 105 feet. The proposed follow-up drilling program would test the area to the east, the west, and below that intersection.

East Emerald Tungsten - Surface Drill Program

Diamond drilling is scheduled to begin on the 10th of April on the East Emerald Tungsten Zone. The program will involve drilling four holes for a total footage of 1,500 feet of NQ core. The purpose of this program is to confirm the tungsten results of historic holes drilled by Wartime Metals Ltd. in 1941 and 1942, and to add to the existing database. Some of these proposed holes will also test the MoS2 potential of the intrusive which is believed to lie immediately under the tungsten bearing zone.

A geological review of historic data from the Invincible Tungsten mine is presently underway. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the possibility that the near surface tungsten occurrences shown by the Wartime Metals drilling may extend to the north and to depth.

Mr. Ed Lawrence, P.Eng., former Manager of the Jersey and Emerald Tungsten Mines, is managing the exploration drill program. Perry Grunenberg, P.Geo., of P&L Geological Services of Lac Le Jeune, BC, is Sultan's project supervisor and "Qualified Person" for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101, "Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects".

For further information on Sultan's projects, visit www.sultanminerals.com.

Arthur G. Troup, P.Eng., Geological, President and CEO

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