Torch River Resources Ltd.

Torch River Resources Ltd.

August 14, 2008 09:15 ET

Torch River Reports Drill Results at Red Bird

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2008) - Torch River Resources Ltd ("Torch") (TSX VENTURE:TCR) (FRANKFURT:WNF) (PINK SHEETS:TORVF) is pleased to announce results on a second diamond bit drill hole in its 2008 program on its Red Bird property in British Columbia. DDH 150 is located 258 meters east of, 125 meters north of, and 101 meters higher in elevation in relation to recently reported DDH 08-RB-156. Drill hole 150 contains disseminated and fracture filling molybdenite associated with quartz stockwork and K-spar/kaolinite alteration in the section from 0-148.2 meters which is hosted in quartz monzonite porphyry. The bottom of the hole ended in hornfels andesitic tuff/flow which was intersected from 148.2-178.47 meters. A twenty hole program with a total of 6,400 meters of drilling is planned on Red Bird in 2008.

The results of assays on the diamond drill hole (DDH) are as follows:

From - To Length Equivalent
DDH 150 (meters) (meters) Mo% Cu% Mo%
includes 0-72 72 .113% .050% .118%
0-8 8 .173% .024% .176%
72-140 68 .082% .048% .087%
140-178.4 38.4 .018% .176% .037%
DDH 150 ended in mineralization at 178.4 meters depth

Note: Equivalent molybdenum percentages were calculated using prices of $33
and $3.50 per pound of molybdenum (Mo) and copper (Cu) respectively.

Torch is very encouraged by the results of this second hole in its 2008 program and will report further results as they become available. Further holes are planned in the program to test this area of the Main Zone. Torch is interested in the potential of a high grade sub-zone of the Main Zone as it would relate to a possible starter pit for future production.

A diagram of the location of DDH 150 and the drill holes of the 2008 program can be viewed at or at Torch's web site at

Andris A. Kikauka, P. Geo. is a Qualified Person under NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical data in this press release.

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