Thundermin Resources Inc.
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Thundermin Resources Inc.

June 17, 2008 08:00 ET

Thundermin and Cornerstone Intersect 2.2% Cu Over 74.0 M, Including 2.6% Cu Over 13.0 M; 2.8% Cu Over 7.3 M; 2.9% Cu Over 10.6 M and 6.5% Cu Over 8.6 M in a New Copper Zone at Little Deer

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Thundermin Resources Inc. ("Thundermin") (TSX:THR) and 50% joint venture partner Cornerstone Resources Inc. ("Cornerstone") (TSX VENTURE:CGP) announce that the new copper zone that was recently intersected in hole LD-98-07D on the Little Deer copper property assays 2.2% Cu over a core length of 74.0 m, including intervals of 2.6% Cu over 13.0 m; 2.8% Cu over 7.3 m; 2.9% Cu over 10.6 m and 6.5% Cu over 8.6 m. This new zone is comprised of disseminated, stringer, semi-massive and massive sulphide mineralization containing variable amounts of chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite and pyrite within moderately to intensely altered mafic volcanic rocks. The center of this copper-bearing zone occurs at a vertical depth of approximately 633 m and it is located approximately 50 m north of the high-grade copper horizon that has been the focus of Thundermin's and Cornerstone's drilling program on the property to date (Table 1, News Release dated June 6, 2008).



Table 1: Little Deer Drill Results

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Dip Az
Hole East North (deg- (deg- From To Interval Cu Co
No. (m) (m) rees) rees) (m) (m) (m)(i) (%) (%)
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LD-98-
07D 13596 4541 -70 325 639.4 713.4 74.0 2.2 n.a.
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incl. 644.6 657.6 13.0 2.6 0.02
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incl. 663.1 670.4 7.3 2.8 0.03
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incl. 691.4 713.4 22.0 4.0 n.a.
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incl. 691.4 702.0 10.6 2.9 0.02
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incl. 704.8 713.4 8.6 6.5 n.a.
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LD-98-
07C 13596 4541 -70 325 498.0 501.9 3.9 2.3 0.02
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incl. 498.0 499.2 1.2 6.1 0.05
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542.5 556.5 14.0 1.9 0.02
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incl. 542.5 549.5 7.0 2.7 0.02
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(i) Reported intervals are core lengths
Hole LD-98-07D (n. a.) - some assays for cobalt are not yet available


In addition, previously unreported hole LD-98-07C intersected two mineralized zones which occur in chlorite-altered, mafic volcanic rocks. The upper zone assays 2.3% Cu over 3.9 m, including 6.1% Cu over 1.2 m and the lower zone assays 1.9% Cu over 14.0 m, including 2.7 % Cu over 7.0 m. The 14.0 m intersection in hole LD-98-07C occurs approximately 33 m east of the copper intersection in hole LD-98-07, at a vertical depth of approximately 515 m. This intersection correlates with the historical copper-bearing horizon on the property.

Drill hole LD-98-07E, which was designed to test the new copper zone approximately 50 m above the intersection in hole LD-98-07D, was abandoned due to drilling difficulties. Hole LD-07-01 is currently being deepened to intercept the new copper zone approximately 100 m along strike to the southwest.

Thundermin, the operator, and Cornerstone have the option, on a 50/50 basis to earn a 100% interest in the Little Deer copper deposit and adjacent property from Weyburn Investments Ltd. Thundermin, under its joint venture agreement with Cornerstone, has the right to increase its interest in the Little Deer property to 75% by completing a feasibility study and by arranging 100% of the necessary bank financing required to place the property into commercial production. Details on the Little Deer copper deposit and the terms of the agreement with Weyburn can be found in news releases dated May 1, June 21, July 9, October 30, December 11, 2007 and January 24, April 9, May 15 and June 6, 2008 and on Thundermin's and Cornerstone's respective websites and on SEDAR.

Mr. Andrew Hussey, P.Geo., Project Geologist and Lands Manager, Cornerstone Resources Inc., is the qualified person that is responsible for supervising the drilling program on the property for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Hussey has reviewed and approved the contents of this release. All 2007 and 2008 drill holes are NQ in size. Specific gravity, rock quality determinations and photographic logging of significant mineralized intersections are performed systematically prior to assaying. The core is logged and the mineralized sections, where appropriate, are sawn in half at a core logging facility in Springdale. Half of the core is submitted for analyses to Eastern Analytical Limited an independent and qualified assayer located in Springdale and the remaining half of the core is kept for future reference. Blanks, duplicates and standards are routinely used as part of the assay procedures.

Thundermin and Cornerstone would like to acknowledge the financial support received from the Junior Exploration Assistance (JEA) Program of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador in carrying out the above referenced diamond drilling program.

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