|Mon Apr 30, 2007|
Barker to Start Kangaroo Drilling and Grants Options
| ||News Release BM-07-108|
Prince George, B.C., April 30, 2007 - Barker Minerals Ltd. (TSX-V: BML) CEO/President, Louis Doyle reports that the Company has completed plans for a spring 2007 drill program on its Kangaroo Project located in the prolific Quesnel Trough 60 km northeast of Williams Lake B.C. The diamond drill is expected on site within the next few days and coring to begin shortly thereafter. The primary objective of the initial 2000 metre drill program is to test targets defined by previous surface exploration programs.
Initial Drill Program
The initial drill program will focus on the co-incident IP and soil anomalies along strike and up-ice from the large gold, copper and molybdenum (Au-Cu-Mo) soil geochemical anomaly, and Cross Lake Minerals' (TSX-V: CRN) previously announced Au-Cu-Mo porphyry discovery near the Kangaroo Project's western claim boundary (North target).
The southern anomaly (South target) to be tested is along strike of Cross Lake's anomalous Au-Cu-As-Sb geochemical trend. Drilling this anomaly will also test along strike of the historical gold-mineralized interval intersected by Corona in 1989, which intersected 5.26 g/t gold over an 8.5 metre interval (0.15 oz/t over 27.9 feet. Anomalous values in the soil survey completed on the Kangaroo project in 2006 had concentrations up to: 5.22 grams per ton Au; combined with 719 ppm Cu; 48 ppm Mo and 3.25 ppm Ag, the geochemical anomalies are also co-incident with a strong IP target.
The Company has authorized the grant of 750,000 options to consultants, employees, senior officers and directors of the Company. The options are exercisable at $0.40 per share for a period of five years and replace the same number of options that expired on April 20, 2011.
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 the Kangaroo Project and other Barker Minerals properties please visit: www.barkerminerals.com.
The scientific and technical information contained in this news release was prepared under the supervision of Rein Turna, B.Sc., P.Geo. an independent "qualified person" under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
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
Destiny Focus Consulting Inc.
Tel: (250) 475-6000
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