Drilling at Reed Lake Detects Highly Conductive Off-hole Anomalies



    Drilling at Jackfish Intersects Nickel Mineralization and VMS Target

    Trading Symbol RCR: TSX-V

    SUDBURY, ON, April 15 /CNW/ - Rockcliff Resources Inc. (RCR: Tier 1
TSX-V) is pleased to announce the completion of its winter exploration program
consisting of 13 surface drill holes totalling 3,068 m, two surface DPEM
geophysical surveys and borehole geophysical surveys. Drilling was completed
on three properties (Jackfish, Eel and Reed Lake) within Rockcliff's Snow Lake
Project located in central Manitoba. At Reed Lake, an exploratory hole
(HO-09-01) was completed to test a large DPEM anomaly located approximately 1
km southwest of Rockcliff's Reed Lake VMS Deposit. Borehole geophysical
surveys of this drill hole detected a series of off-hole anomalies indicative
of multiple, stacked, highly conductive lenses with conductivities typical of
massive sulphide mineralization. At Jackfish, drilling intersected significant
nickel-copper values within a 50 m thick sequence of gabbroic rocks associated
with disseminated to massive sulphide mineralization. Drilling at Jackfish
also intersected a 300 m long VMS target associated with disseminated to
massive sulphide mineralization within an altered sequence of juvenile arc
rocks. Additional exploration, including drilling is planned at the Snow Lake
Project in 2009.
    At the Reed Lake Property, Rockcliff completed one NQ drill hole
(HO-09-01) in follow-up of two DPEM geophysical surveys that were performed on
Reed Lake. The surveys identified a large, steeply dipping, 600 m long, highly
conductive anomaly located approximately 1 km southwest of the Reed Lake
Deposit (please review press release dated March 23, 2007 for further
details). The drill hole intersected a thick sequence of juvenile arc rocks
consisting of variably altered mafic, intermediate and felsic volcanic rocks
(the same rock assemblage that hosts all of the mined VMS base metal deposits
in the Flin Flon greenstone belt). Borehole geophysics (BHPEM) outlined four
off-hole anomalies at down hole depths of approximately 500 m, 750 m, 880 m,
and 930 m. The hole terminated in altered juvenile arc rocks at 1,052 m. The
distances to the nearest edge of the conductive anomalies ranged from 20 m to
60 m from the hole. The anomalies are interpreted as highly conductive,
multiple stacked bodies with conductivities typical of massive sulphide
mineralization. The nearby Reed Lake Deposit also hosts multiple, highly
conductive, stacked bodies of massive sulphides associated with pyrite,
pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite and sphalerite. The potential of these off-hole
conductive bodies to host base metal sulphides similar to the Reed Lake
Deposit will be investigated in 2009.
    At the Jackfish and Eel properties, a total of six untested VTEM
geophysical targets were drill tested. Two of the six anomalies, anomaly 37
and anomaly 52 were successful in identifying mineralized areas for additional
follow-up exploration. VTEM anomaly 37 is located at Jackfish and was tested
by four holes totalling 668 m. The 100 m long VTEM anomaly was associated with
disseminated sulphides (trace to 10%) and local (less than 1.0 m thick)
semi-massive sulphide veins (up to 70% sulphide) hosted in layered gabbroic
rocks located along the outer margin of the Jackfish Layered Gabbro. Sulphide
mineralization consisted of pyrite, pyrrhotite with minor amounts of
pentlandite (nickel bearing) and chalcopyrite (copper bearing). Two of the
four holes (JF-09-01 and JF-09-09) intersected nickel and copper values across
a potential strike length of 100 m and to a vertical depth of 100 m.
Widespread trace to anomalous copper and nickel values were obtained in drill
hole JF-09-09 across a maximum down hole thickness of 50 m. Significant down
hole copper-nickel values were associated with semi-massive sulphide veins
located within the anomalous zone and are highlighted below.

    
    -   1.83% nickel and 0.23% copper across 0.93 metres,(JF-09-01),
    -   1.38% nickel and 1.35% copper across 0.32 metres (JF-09-01)
    -   1.70% nickel and 0.37% copper across 0.10 metres (JF-09-09)
    

    VTEM anomaly 52, also located at Jackfish, was tested with two holes
totalling 298 m. The 300 m long VTEM anomaly was associated with disseminated
to massive sulphide mineralization hosted in an altered
(chlorite-biotite-garnet) juvenile arc rock package of intermediate to felsic
volcanic rocks with an average down hole thickness of approximately 100 m.
Sulphide mineralization consisted of pyrite, pyrrhotite with local trace
amounts of chalcopyrite and sphalerite mineralization.
    Ken Lapierre, President and CEO of Rockcliff commented, "with the success
of our winter 2009 program, two new VMS targets and a nickel target have now
been added to our portfolio of five historical VMS deposits. Our fall 2008
drill program was also successful with the discovery of the R1 VMS Zone at the
Rail Property. Highlights of the R1 VMS Zone included 4.08 m grading 3.38%
copper and 6.09 m grading 3.17% copper, including higher grade intercepts of
1.93 m grading 5.38% copper and 1.0 m grading 5.58% copper (see press release
dated October 1, 2008). The zone is open in all directions, is located 250 m
south of the near surface historical Rail Deposit and has been tested across
100 m of strike and to a vertical depth between 250 m and 350 m. With five
historical deposits, the R1 VMS Zone, numerous known VMS targets and dozens of
additional untested base metal anomalies remaining to be explored, Rockcliff
is well positioned for additional discoveries in this world class VMS belt".
    Rockcliff has the exclusive right to earn a 100% interest in the Reed
Lake Property (including the Reed lake Deposit) from Hudson Bay Exploration
and Development Company Limited (HBED), a wholly owned subsidiary of HudBay
Minerals Inc. (HBM: TSX). If Rockcliff earns its interest in the Reed Lake
Property, HBED will receive a 2% Net Smelter Return Royalty. If Rockcliff
earns a 100% interest in the Reed Lake Property, HBED then has the right to
acquire up to a 65% interest in the Reed Lake Property. Please refer to the
News Release dated March 23, 2007 for further details.

    QA-QC STATEMENT

    Peter Wood, P.Eng., P.Geo., VP Exploration of Rockcliff, a Qualified
Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for
the technical information in this press release and is responsible for
verification and quality assurance of Rockcliff's exploration data and
analytical results. Samples of half core are packaged and shipped directly
from Rockcliff's field office to TSL Laboratories (TSL), Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan. TSL is a Canadian assay laboratory and is accredited under
ISO/IEC 17025. Each bagged core sample is dried, crushed to 70% passing 10
mesh and a 250g split is pulverized to 95% passing 150 mesh for assaying. A
0.5g cut is taken from each pulp for base metal analyses and leached in a
multi acid (total) digestion and then analyzed for copper, nickel, cobalt,
lead, zinc and silver by atomic absorption. Gold, platinum and palladium
concentrations are determined by fire assay using a 30g charge followed by an
ICP-AES finish. Samples greater than upper detection limit (3000 ppb) are
reanalyzed using fire assay gravimetric using a 1 AT charge. Rockcliff
inserted certified blanks and standards in the sample stream to ensure lab
integrity.

    Rockcliff Resources Inc.

    Rockcliff Resources Inc. is a Canadian resource exploration company
focused on the Snow Lake VMS Project located in central Manitoba. The project
totals in excess of 1,200 km(2) and is located within the prolific Flin Flon
greenstone belt. The project presently includes five historical VMS deposits
(Lon, Rail, Reed, Kof, Sylvia), the R1 VMS Zone and numerous additional areas
with potential for VMS and nickel mineralization. Rockcliff also controls the
Shihan VMS Project located in Northern Ontario.

    Forward Looking Statement:

    Some of the statements contained herein may be forward-looking statements
which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Without limitation,
statements regarding potential mineralization and resources, exploration
results, and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward looking
statements that involve various risks. The following are important factors
that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those
expressed or implied by such forward looking statements: changes in the world
wide price of mineral commodities, general market conditions, risks inherent
in mineral exploration, risks associated with development, construction and
mining operations, the uncertainty of future profitability and the uncertainty
of access to additional capital. There can be no assurance that
forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and
future events may differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.
Rockcliff undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements
if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change. The
reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking
statements.

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





For further information:

For further information: For more information please visit our website
at www.rockcliffresources.com or contact Ken Lapierre, P.Geo., President and
CEO of Rockcliff Resources Inc. at (705) 688-9800 or at
therock@rockcliffresources.com

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