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Barker Minerals Strengthens Exploration Team

 Prince George, B.C., May 11, 2007 -- Barker Minerals Ltd. (TSX-V: BML) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has made two key additions to its exploration team. Mr. Rein Turna B.Sc., P.Geo., joins Barker in the position of Vice President of Exploration and Mr. Gilles R. Dessureau M.Sc., as Project Exploration Manager. The new appointments reflect the Company's focus on executing the future exploration and development plans on its extensive property holding in the Quesnel Trough.

"Mr. Turna and Mr. Dessureau are important additions to our exploration team as we begin to test the numerous drill targets defined to date and evaluate Barker's vast exploration properties," said Louis Doyle, President of Barker Minerals. "We have commenced our 2007 drilling program and will continue to focus on identifying areas of interest to further establish the economic potential of our exploration properties."

Mr. Turna brings to Barker significant experience and knowledge on a variety of deposit types including: porphyry, volcanogenic massive sulphide and epithermal gold prospects. Rein has worked at senior management levels as a Staff Geologist for Lac Minerals and UMEX Inc and as a consulting exploration geologist to Placer Dome and Falconbridge.

Mr. Dessureau's education and experience has concentrated on massive sulphide and Nickel-Copper-PGE deposits. Gilles has held the position of Project Geologist with Yukon Zinc Corporation and Crowflight Minerals and brings considerable knowledge of moving deposits from pre-feasibility to pre-production stages.

About Barker Minerals
Barker Minerals has acquired and advanced exploration on its mineral properties in the Cariboo Gold District, one of the most mineralized belts in British Columbia. The Company has identified 19 projects on its exploration properties, which are 100% owned by Barker Minerals and cover approximately 294,697 acres. Six of the projects have drill-ready gold targets and massive sulphide targets. Barker's principal project, its Frank Creek property, contains copper-zinc-lead-silver and gold bearing massive sulphide beds and stringer sulphide zones. Barker has initiated plans to explore for gold, copper and molybdenum mineralization on its Kangaroo property and the company plans to initiate exploration for gold, gold/silver and gold/copper mineralization on its Ace and Blackbear properties.

For more information on Barker Minerals properties please visit: www.barkerminerals.com.

Certain statements in this press release may be considered forward-looking information, including those relating to "plans" of the Company. Such information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors -- including the availability of funds, the results of exploration activities, the interpretation of drilling results and other geological data, project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses and other risks identified by the Company in its public securities filings -- that may cause actual events to differ materially from current expectations. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Louis E. Doyle
Barker Minerals Ltd.
Tel: (250) 563-8752
Fax: (250) 563-8751
barker@telus.net
www.barkerminerals.com

Jim Elbert
Destiny Focus Consulting Inc.
Tel: (250) 475-6000
1-888-388-8989
Fax:(250) 475-0176
jelbert@snrg.net

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
 
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