Eagle Plains Commences 2007 Drilling Program on Sphinx Molybdenum Project
Cranbrook, B.C., 24 April, 2007: Eagle Plains Resources Ltd. (EPL:TSX-V) has commenced work related to a 2500m Phase 1 diamond drilling program on it’s 100% controlled Sphinx property, located 60 km west of Kimberley, B.C.. Drilling was last completed on the property in late fall, 2006 (see EPL NR February 7th, 2007). Results of the 2006 program include hole SX06-15, which intersected .042% Mo (.070 %MoS2) over its entire length of 470m (ending in mineralization), and hole SX06-15 which intersected a high-grade intercept of 79.0 m grading .068% Mo (.114%MoS2).
Snow removal has been completed along the access road to the property, and camp construction is now underway. Drilling activity is expected to occur in approximately one week. It is expected that the Phase 1 work will take approximately 4 weeks to complete. Drilling services have been contracted to Apex Diamond Drilling Ltd. of Smithers, B.C., a company controlled by Eagle Plains.
Sphinx Project Summary
The Sphinx property area consists of approximately 2500 ha, with 1600 ha acquired by staking by EPL and 900 ha subject to an option to earn a 100% interest (less 1% NSR) from arms-length individuals. The claims are ideally located with respect to local infrastructure. The property is road-accessible, has been logged extensively and is situated along a high-voltage hydro-electric line. Rail facilities are located 60km east of the property.
B. Price, P.Geo. submitted a technical report in May, 2006 which outlined an Inferred Resource of 62,005,615 tonnes grading .035% Mo, using a cut-off grade of .01% Mo. This current inferred resource represents 47,884,630 lbs of contained molybdenum metal. The estimate is based on 14 holes drilled in 2005 by Eagle Plains and incorporates data from 10 holes drilled in 1980 and 1997 by past operators. Drill holes from the 2006 program have not yet been incorporated into the inferred resource calculation. The inferred resource is open in two directions and to depth, and is considered to have significant potential for expansion. The project is being advanced as a bulk-tonnage target.
The work program will be carried out under the supervision of David L. Pighin, P.Geo. This news release has been reviewed and approved by Tim J. Termuende, P.Geo, both parties hereby designated as a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101.
Eagle Plains Resources continues to conduct research, acquire and explore metal projects in western Canada. The Company controls over 35 gold, base-metal and uranium projects, many with third parties including Alexco Resource Corp. (TSX-V:AXR), Wellstar Energy Corp. (TSX-V:WST), Blue Sky Uranium Corp. (TSX-V:BSK), Blind Creek Resources and Golden Cariboo Resources Inc. (TSX-V:GCC). These agreements expose Eagle Plains to over $18.0 million in exploration expenditures over the next five years. In recent years, Eagle Plains has completed option agreements with Billiton Metals, Rio Algom Exploration, NovaGold Resources, Kennecott Exploration, Viceroy Resource Corp. and numerous other junior exploration companies, resulting in over 38,000m (125,000’) of drilling and over $16,000,000 in exploration spending on its projects since 1998. During the 2006 season, EPL and its partners completed over 7,000m (23,000’) of diamond drilling on its properties.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
“Tim J. Termuende”
President and CEO
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