Champion Bear encounters visible gold drilling at its Plomp Farm property, Dryden area



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    CALGARY, June 27 /CNW/ - Champion Bear Resources Ltd. ("Champion Bear")
is pleased to report that its first deep "wedge" hole encountered visible
gold. Assaying confirms 71.6 g Au /t, 6.0 g Ag /t and 141 ppm Cu, over a core
length of 0.4 metres from 623.6 to 624.0 metres. Table 1 below shows the
distribution of anomalous Au (gold), Ag (silver), Cu (copper), Zn (zinc), Pb
(lead) and Ba (barite) throughout the main mineralized zones. Hole PF-07-119W1
was a wedge hole testing the mineralized zone approximately 15 metres up dip
from previous hole PF-06-119, which encountered 31.7 g Au/t, 33.3 g Ag/t and
1.36% Cu for a core length of 0.4 metres from 579.0 to 579.4 metres.

    
                Table 1 - Hole PF-07-119W1 Selected Intervals
                             Plomp Farm Property

                                       Au     Au    Ag    Cu    Zn  Pb     Ba
    Sam-                    Width     ppb    g/t   ppm/  ppm   ppm  ppm   ppm
    ple     From      To    (met-           FA-   (g/t)  TD-   TD-  TD-
    No.   (metres) (metres)  res)    INAA   GAA  TD-ICP  ICP   ICP  ICP  INAA
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    A17744  591.0    592.0   1.0      196    0.2     3   437   294   89  2800
    A17745  592.0    592.5   0.5      854   1.16    13  1380   301   87  1800
    A17746  592.5    593.0   0.5      912   1.08    16  1450   363   44  2200
    A17747  593.0    593.5   0.5      902   0.93    11  1080  1250   80  6800
    A17748  593.5    594.1   0.6      893   0.97    15  1990   300   69  2100

    A17767  612.0    613.0   1.0     1210   1.13    12  1590   863   31  5760
    A17768  613.0    614.0   1.0      174   0.17   1.8   149   276   32  9000
    A17769  614.0    615.0   1.0      208    0.1     5   260   243   40  2610
    A17770  615.0    616.0   1.0      156   0.13     3   129    98   32  1260
                                            less
                                            than
    A17771  616.0    617.0   1.0      174   0.03   2.7   197   229   41  1350
    A17772  617.0    618.0   1.0      175   0.07     3   266   280   56  1890
    A17773  618.0    619.0   1.0      239   0.13     3   183   442   24  2700
    A17774  619.0    620.0   1.0      116   0.07   1.2    99    92   18  3330
    A17775  620.0    621.1   1.1      141   0.13   2.3   168   119   19  1270
    A17776  621.1    622.0   0.9      106   0.03   1.8    81    49   11   910
                                            less
                                            than
    A17777  622.0    623.0   1.0       68   0.03   1.4    94    39    7   640
    A17778  623.0    623.7   0.7      162   0.03   1.6   126    31   12   760
                                  greater
                                     than
    A17779  623.7    624.1   0.4    30000  71.06     6   141    61   21   750
    A17780  624.1    625.0   1.0      215   0.07   1.1    84    82   15  1100
                                            less
                                            than
    A17781  625.0    626.0   1.0      110   0.03   1.4    94    84   22   910
                                            less
                                            than
    A17782  626.0    627.0   1.0       55   0.03     5    96    55   12   580
    A17783  627.0    628.0   1.0      109   0.07   2.1   221    62   17   820
    A17784  628.0    629.0   1.0      155    0.1   2.4   136    61   35   990
                                            less
                                            than
    A17785  629.0    630.0   1.0      184   0.03   3.3   290   288   66  1500
    A17786  630.0    631.0   0.0      227   0.19   2.4   386   177   52  1200
    

    Champion Bear is encouraged by this intersection, which confirms that
zones of higher-grade gold are present within this large mineralized system.
Two other wedge cuts have been completed from the original hole, one to the
east and one at greater depth. Assays will help determine the parameters and
define the controls to the high grade gold mineralization.
    Hole PF-07-119W2 the second wedge cut, approximately 12 metres to the
east of original hole PF-06-119 encountered anomalous gold, silver, copper,
zinc and barite mineralization typical of the main mineralized structure (see
Table 2).

    
                Table 2 - Hole PF-07-119W2 Selected Intervals
                             Plomp Farm Property

                                    Au     Au      Ag    Cu  Pb      Zn    Ba
                                   ppb    ppb     ppm   ppm ppm     ppm   ppm
             From     To   Width                 MULT              MULT
    Sample  (met-   (met-  (met-                INAA/   TD- TD-   INAA/
      No.    res)    res)   res)  INAA  FA-AA  TD-ICP   ICP ICP  TD-ICP  INAA
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    A18060  570.20  570.70  0.5    262    283     2.7   735  13    2420  1700
                                                                greater
                                                                   than
    A18061  570.70  571.20  0.5    892   1120      17  1540  11   10000  1500

    A18088   594.0   595.0  1.0    287    235     3.2   325  49     538  3600
    A18089   595.0   596.0  1.0    338    264     4.4   494  48     387  2400
    A18090   596.0   597.0  1.0    218    190     3.2   344 112    1270  1700
    A18091   597.0   598.0  1.0    888    897     8.5  1160  77    1240  1600
    A18092   598.0   599.0  1.0    606    560     8.4  1050  45     260  2700

    A17814   620.0   621.0  1.0    159      -     3.7   271  23     146  4100
    A17815   621.0   622.0  1.0    177      -     3.8   253  29     254  1300
    A17816   622.0   623.0  1.0    162      -     2.5   184  25     231  1800
    A17817   623.0   624.0  1.0    137      -     2.6   175  23     168  2000
    A17818   624.0   625.0  1.0    189      -       3   206  16     140  2500
    A17819   625.0   626.0  1.0    129      -     1.9   106  14     101  1800
    A17820   626.0   627.0  1.0     97      -     1.3   112  14      86  1100
    A17821   627.0   628.0  1.0    136      -     1.6   196  12      91  1100
    A17822   629.0   630.0  1.0    135      -     1.4   103  14      81  1700
    A17823   630.0   631.0  1.0    173      -     1.7   206  10     111  1000
    A17824   631.0   632.0  1.0    239      -     1.6   226  12      92  1200
    A17825   632.0   633.0  1.0    175      -     2.7   393  16      67  1000
    A17826   633.0   634.0  1.0    121      -     1.8   220  11      54   740
    A17827   634.0   635.0  1.0     89      -     1.7   275  14      63   910
    A17828   635.0   636.0  1.0     93      -     1.9   187  19      43   650
    A17829   636.0   637.0  1.0    129      -     2.8   254  66     109  1700
    A17830   637.0   638.0  1.0    216      -     2.1   246  85     182  2300
    A17831   638.0   639.0  1.0    249      -     2.1   257  81     203  3500
    

    Anomalous gold mineralization was also encountered 700 to 1,100 metres
west of the main Plomp Farm zone along the same mineralized structure and on
the Plomp Farm East claims eight kilometers to the east of the main zone.
    Table 3 shows the distribution of anomalous gold, silver, zinc and copper
mineralization in hole PF-07-126 drilled 700 metres west of hole PF-06-119.
Anomalous mineralization encountered in hole PF-07-125 drilled 500 metres
further to the west of hole PF-07-126 was less intense.

    
                 Table 3 - Hole PF-07-126 Selected Intervals
                             Plomp Farm Property

                                               Au    Ag   Cu    Zn   Pb
                                              ppb   g/t  ppm   ppm  ppm
                                                    TD-  TD-   TD-  TD-
       Sample    From       To      Width    INAA   ICP  ICP   ICP  ICP
         No.   (metres)  (metres)  (metres)    Au    Ag   Cu    Zn   Pb
       ----------------------------------------------------------------
       A17649    171.0     172.0     1.0       29   0.6   27   113   13
       A17650    172.0     173.0     1.0       35   0.6   48   435   13
       A17651    173.0     174.0     1.0       46   0.9   57   348   14
       A17652    174.0    175.00     1.0       91   0.8  208   397   20
       A17653   175.00    176.00     1.0       78   1.1  285  1430   16
                                             less  less
                                             than  than
       A17654   176.00    177.00     1.0        2   0.3   12    50    8
       A17655   177.00    178.00     1.0        9   0.3   10    51   10
                                             less
                                             than
       A17656   178.00     179.0     1.0        2     1    4    40   12
                                             less
                                             than
       A17657    179.0     180.0     1.0        2   0.5    6    40   13
                                             less
                                             than
       A17658    180.0     181.0     1.0        2   1.2   12   160   13
       A17659    181.0     182.0     1.0      278   1.9  403  1890   38
    

    Geochemically anomalous gold was encountered in two surface trenches on
the Plomp Farm East block on lines 95+35 and 94+90 and in two of three
preliminary test holes drilled on line 95+00E and 105+00E on the east grid.
The trench results show anomalous gold values in association with arsenopyrite
(see Table 4).

    
         Table 4 - Surface Trench Results from Plomp Farm East Claims

                                                                  Zn
                                        Au      Ag   Cu      Pb  ppm     As
                                       ppb     ppm  ppm     ppm  MULT   ppm
                            Channel           MULT               INAA/
    Sample                  Dimens-          INAA/  TD-           TD-
      No.   Grid X  Grid Y  ions  cm  INAA  TD-ICP  ICP  TD-ICP   ICP  INAA
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    17631   95+35E   152N   130x10x5   165     0.3   33      13   57  10900
                                              less
                                              than
    17632   95+35E   152N   70x14x5     21     0.3   40      12   67   33.1
                                              less
                                              than
    17633   95+35E   152N   70x14x5     31     0.3   15       8   64   54.6
                                              less         less
                                              than         than
    17634   94+90E   152N   120x4x5      7     0.3   24       3   87      5
                                              less         less
                                              than         than
    17635   94+90E   152N   115x7x5     33     0.3   28       3   79    5.4
                                      less    less         less
                                      than    than         than
    17636   94+90E   152N   100x7x5      2     0.3   22       3   68    9.1
    

    Drill holes PFE-07-02 and PF-07-03 tested two IP anomalies in the
southern part of the grid approximately 100 metres east of the trenches. Hole
PFE-07-03 located at 0+60N on line 96+00E drilled north at -48 degrees
encountered 10-15% sulphides (pyrrhotite and pyrite) between 113 and
135 metres (the IP anomaly) and sporadic anomalous gold in the range of
2-75 ppb Au, with 0.3-1 ppm Ag and 40-122 ppm Zn. No significant
mineralization was encountered in hole PFE-07-03 located at 0+88N on line
95+89E drilled south at -48 degrees which was drilled to test mineralization
near the collar of PF-07-02.
    Hole PFE-07-01 located at 0+92N on line 105+00E drilled north at
-50 degrees was drilled to test an IP anomaly. The hole encountered 5-15%
sulphides (locally up to 50%), mostly pyrrhotite, with anomalous gold, silver,
and zinc in the range of 2-65 ppb Au, 0.3-3.2 ppm Ag and 98-157 ppm Zn in a
sheared zone between approximately 190 and 198 metres.
    Detailed mapping and surface sampling along the entire three-kilometre
section of this structure is currently in progress. The remaining additional
four kilometres further to the east is scheduled for initial prospecting later
this summer.
    Based on the anomalous gold mineralization encountered to date along this
mineralized structure Champion Bear believes that their entire 14 kilometre
strike length of this structure warrants further detailed exploration.
    Diamond drilling, field mapping and sampling programs were carried out by
Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited personnel, under the field supervision of
WGM senior geologist J. Smolen, P. Geo.
    Core samples were cut with a diamond saw and one-half of the core has
been retained in storage for future testing and data confirmation. Channel
samples were cut with a portable masonry saw and chipped out with a chisel.
All samples were tagged and sealed in plastic bags after cutting. Sealed
plastic bags were personally delivered to the shipper for delivery to
Activation Laboratories in Ancaster, Ontario.
    All samples were analysed for base and precious metals using the
following assay procedures, INAA (Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis)
and TD-ICP (Total digestion with Inductively Coupled Plasma), including Zn,
Pb, Cu, Ni, Co, Ag, As, Bi, Ba, and W. The high grade gold samples were
re-assayed using FA-GRA (Fire Assay with Gravimetric finish) to confirm the
gold analyses.
    The QP for the technical aspects of this news release is Joe Hinzer,
P. Geo., President of WGM.

    Champion Bear is a mineral exploration company focused exclusively on the
historically prospective regions of Ontario. The Company's primary target is
platinum group and precious metals and to a lesser extent polymetallic base
metal and pegmatite-hosted tantalum deposits. Champion Bear's aim is to create
shareholder value through selective property acquisition and joint venture
followed by focused exploration emphasizing drilling. The Company has
assembled a large land position in the Dryden and Sudbury areas, totaling over
16,000 hectares.

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





For further information:

For further information: Richard D. Kantor, Chairman and President of
Champion Bear Resources Ltd. at Phone: (403) 229-9522 or Fax: (403) 229-9518;
Champion Bear's website is www.championbear.com

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