Drilling Commences on Eagle Plains' Coyote Creek Property, Southeastern British Columbia

Cranbrook, B.C.: Eagle Plains Resources Ltd. (EPL:CDNX) is pleased to announce that diamond drilling has commenced on Eagle Plains' 100% owned Coyote Creek property, located 50km northeast of Cranbrook, British Columbia.

The road-accessible Coyote Creek property consists of 161 units (9800 acres) overlying stratigraphy distinguished by highly anomalous zinc (with associated nickel, molybdenum and vanadium) geochemical values. Interest in the area dates back to 1991, when results of a BCGS regional stream-sediment geochemical sampling (RGS) program were released, indicating zinc values in the 99th percentile for many drainages in the property area. Values ranging from 380 ppm to a high of 5500 ppm Zn were returned during the course of the program from creeks draining the Coyote Creek property.

Follow-up exploration consisted of geological mapping, soil geochemical sampling, and additional stream sediment sampling and resulted in the delineation of a metal-rich shale package which extends throughout the property area. This shale package has never been tested by drilling, and provides the target for Eagle Plains' two-hole, 1000' (300m) diamond-drilling program.

On behalf of the Board of Directors


“Tim J. Termuende”
President and CEO

For further information on EPL, please contact Mike Labach at 1 866 HUNT ORE (486 8673)
Email: mgl@eagleplains.com or visit our website at http://www.eagleplains.com


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