Trend Exploration, Inc.
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Trend Exploration, Inc.

May 04, 2007 14:50 ET

Trend Exploration Expands Exploration at Kurchum River

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - May 4, 2007) - Trend Exploration, Inc. (PINK SHEETS:TRDX), a U.S. based junior mineral exploration company, today announced the expansion of surface exploration at its recently optioned Kurchum River Gold Property.

Trend Exploration has appointed an exploration team which includes Vice President, Exploration, Vlad Gerchikov, Chief Geologist, Victor Kascheev and other members to complete a Surface Exploration Report for the yet unexplored, undeveloped areas of the 303 square kilometer Kurchum River Gold Property.

The Kurchum area has been known as a gold producing center for several centuries, with most of the gold reportedly being won from narrow vein quartz and quartz-carbonate systems. Gold production from the Kurchum Area since 1979 ranges from 52 kilograms to 240 kilograms annually averaging 144.6 kilograms (5,100 oz). Kazakhstan and the Kurchum region are rich in mineral resources ranging from metallic deposits to energy minerals and non-metallic industrial mineral commodities.

Ivanhoe Mines, Bakyrchik Gold Mine (70 percent ownership), which is nearby Kurchum contains and estimated 13.2 million ounces of gold. Ivanhoe Mines plans to initially produce 50,000 ounces of gold per year. Privately owned KazakhGold Group, and the largest gold producer in Kazakhstan, claims to have an estimated 46 million ounces in reserves.

The Kurchum Gold Property, consisting of 303 square kilometers in area, is considered to have the highest priority for investment and exploration.

Kurchum geology is favorable for the discovery of significant hard rock gold mineralization, which may be of a hydrothermal or Carlin-type. The area is underlain by a multi-stage Narym granite including metasediments, lavas and pyroclastic formations. The area is also in the vicinity of major northwest-southeast striking structures which generally characterize other gold-bearing regions in Kazakhstan. The main geological structure containing gold mineralization may continue for an overall strike length of 23 kilometers.

A preliminary independent economic appraisal shows the in situ gold placer reserves to be worth about US $43.5 million assuming 100 percent recovery. Operating costs are provisionally estimated at US $7.8 million and a capital provision of US $8.5 million has been made (including capitalized overburden pre-stripping), giving a provisional net value estimate of US $27.2 million.

The placer deposits have an identified resource base (C1+C2) of 2,079.7 kilograms (67,000 ounces) of gold which is equivalent to an Indicated and Inferred resource under the internationally accepted JORC Resources and Reserves Classification system. The hardrock mineralization (P1 + P3) rated as potential resources in excess of 10 million ounces of gold.

Trend Exploration continues to seek out additional interests in the eastern province of Kazakhstan, an area noted for its gold output potential. In addition, the Company also continues to evaluate other mineral properties for potential acquisition or joint venture opportunities in Mexico.

About Trend Exploration, Inc.

Trend Exploration, Inc. (PINK SHEETS:TRDX) is a U.S. based junior mineral exploration company actively acquiring, exploring and developing early stage mineral resource properties in geologically permissible and politically stable areas of the world. The Company seeks out early stage opportunities with good mineralization indicators that carry plenty of blue-sky potential. Trend Exploration, Inc. progresses these projects that are or will be of interest to mid-size and major producers. By forming ventures on individual projects with such producers, the Company expects to grow and maintain an interest in mines operated by its partners, allowing it to continue to build value through continued exploration. Trend Exploration, Inc. is currently focused on exploring and developing projects in Mexico and Kazakhstan. Please visit www.trendexploration.com for additional information.

Notice Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements", as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this press release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, that Ivanhoe Mines, Bakyrchik Gold Mine contains and estimated 13.2 million ounces of gold, that Ivanhoe Mines plans to initially produce 50,000 ounces of gold per year, that KazakhGold Group claims to have an estimated 46 million ounces in reserves, that the Kurchum Gold Mine is considered to have the highest priority for investment and exploration of the seven projects, that Kurchum Gold Mine geology is favorable for the discovery of significant hard rock gold mineralization, which may be of a hydrothermal or Carlin-type, that the main geological structure containing gold mineralization may continue for an overall strike length of 23 kilometers, that preliminary economic appraisal shows the in situ gold placer reserves to be worth about US $43.5 million assuming 100 percent recovery, that operating costs are provisionally estimated at US $7.8 million giving a provisional net value estimate of US $27.2 million, that the placer deposits have an identified resource base (C1+C2) of 2,079.7 kilograms (73,000 ounces) of gold which is equivalent to an Indicated and Inferred resource under the internationally accepted JORC Resources and Reserves Classification system or that the hardrock mineralization (P1 + P3) rated as potential resources currently can be summarized as 504,000 kilograms which in excess of 10 million ounces of gold.

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with mineral exploration. We are not in control of metals prices and these could vary to make development uneconomic. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein.

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