Troymet Exploration Corp.
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Troymet Exploration Corp.

August 07, 2008 08:31 ET

Troymet Commences Drilling at Golden Eagle Project

COMOX, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 7, 2008) - Troymet Exploration Corp. (TSX VENTURE:TYE) ("Troymet" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the commencement of diamond drilling on its 100% owned Golden Eagle project in northwest British Columbia. The planned 2,500-metre program will focus on the Tannis and LQ prospects.

The diamond drilling program will initially target the Tannis zone, where drilling in 2005-2006 intersected high-grade gold-silver mineralization in a pyrite and arsenopyrite-bearing quartz vein system in rhyolitic intrusive (Reference: Sept. 24, 2007 news release). Individual quartz veins have been traced in excess of 300 metres. The mineralized veins also intrude the Boundary Range Metamorphic Suite that flanks the intrusive to the east, and reconnaissance soil geochemical sampling suggests the mineralized veins continue into or beneath Jurassic volcanics/sediments that flank the intrusive to the west.

The mineralization at Tannis reflects an epithermal-style mineralizing environment, and this type of setting has the potential to host bonanza-grade mineralization.



Table 1. Tannis Zone - 2005-2006 Drill Results

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From To Width Gold Silver
Hole # UTM E UTM N (m) (m) (m) (g/t) (g/t)
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TAN05-01 509243 6636936 49.60 51.20 1.60 7.36 102.81
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TAN05-02 509320 6636977 40.30 45.80 5.50 10.73 104.20
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incl. 44.10 45.80 1.70 29.94 135.00
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TAN05-03 509300 6637014 35.80 41.00 5.20 7.90 12.90
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incl. 37.50 39.90 2.40 16.03 24.75
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71.00 79.30 8.30 2.10 8.87
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incl. 74.00 75.00 1.00 7.97 8.11
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TAN06-04 509235 6636967 84.45 87.58 3.10 1.58 25.4
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(1) Widths represent down hole core lengths. True widths cannot be
reliably estimated at this time.


Where exposed, the LQ prospect is a minimum 1.0-metre wide pyrite and arsenopyrite-bearing quartz vein in Stuhini Group Volcanics. Limited sampling in 2004 returned 1.76 g/t and 4.72 g/t gold in a grab and float sample respectively (Reference: Sedar filing Oct. 11, 2007). There is no historical record of the LQ prospect ever being drill tested.

The current program also includes detailed and reconnaissance prospecting over the property's 25-km long extent, with particular focus on a number of airborne magnetic and EM anomalies identified in 2005 that have yet to be investigated.

The 8,178-hectare Golden Eagle project is located within the Tintina Gold Belt in northwestern British Columbia. The Company controls a 100% interest in the property through a mix of 100% owned claims and optioned claims. The property has the potential to host several deposit types, including high-grade gold-silver vein-hosted deposits, bulk tonnage copper/gold porphyries with associated skarn deposits and volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposits. Eleven separate mineralized zones have been identified to date over the property's 25-km long extent.

The Company has engaged Equity Exploration Consultants Ltd of Vancouver BC to conduct the 2008 exploration program and the drilling contract was awarded to Apex Diamond Drilling Ltd. of Smithers BC. All core samples will be sent to ALS Chemex laboratory in Vancouver BC and assay results will be released once received and compiled.

Tracy Hurley, P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration and qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 is responsible for the technical information provided in this release.

TROYMET EXPLORATION CORP.

Kieran Downes, Ph.D., P.Geo., President, CEO & Director

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