Drilling Has Started on the BA claims With 12 Holes Completed to Date. The Company Plans to Have Four drills Testing the Project Shortly.



    
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    STEWART, BC, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - Mountain Boy Minerals Ltd announces that
drilling has started on its 100 % owned BA claims. The BA claims are located
30 km east of Stewart in the Skeena mining division approximately 3 kilometers
south of paved Highway 37A.
    This project has the potential to host a large Kuroko type VMS deposit
that has silver rich replacement type mineralization associated with it. It
has been drill tested along 500 meters of strike length in the main exposed
area. Drilling utilizing one drill is presently being conducted from drill
pads constructed by a small excavator which is also used to move the drill
from set-up to set-up. Drilling is on a 15 by 15 meter grid which will enable
a resource calculation at the end of the 2008 program. A second skid mounted
drill will be mobilized within the next 2 weeks to drill test a wide zone of
mudstone-dacite approximately 400 meters south of the present drilling. A
third fly drill utilizing wood drill decks will test the north end of the
horizon.
    Surface work approximately 400-500 meters north of the present drilling
has indicated 3 to possibly 4 different exhalite-mudstone-dacite horizons
within an andesite sequence of flows and breccias. Work has shown
sphalerite-galena-pyrite-chalcopyrite mineralization within mudstones in this
area. Hydrozincite stain has also been noted on rock walls along these
mudstone sequences. Each of these new zones appears to be in excess of 30
meters in width. A fourth drill capable of deeper holes will test the sequence
of rocks hosting the 4 horizons identified.
    In addition, a strongly hydrozincite stained mudstone occurs
approximately 150 meters stratigraphically lower than the present
exhalite-mudstone-dacite sequence being drilled. This horizon appears to
correlate to a second horizon noted in a sequence 500 meters north of the
present drilling. Plans are to drill test this second zone either through
deeper holes while testing the upper zone or from lower pads using a fly
drill.
    Early 2008 drilling has intersected wide zones of
zinc-pyrite-galena-chalcopyrite mineralization in the upper horizon. In
addition, barite rich replacement zones have also been noted along the
andesite-dacite contact along the bottom of the mineralized sequence. These
replacement zones can be high in silver particularly if chalcopyrite is
present.
    E. Kruchkowski, P. Geo., a qualified person under National Instrument
43-101, is in charge of the exploration program on behalf of the Company.
Drill core and surface samples are assayed by Assayers Canada of Vancouver,
BC.

    Mountain Boy Minerals Ltd is a Canadian based mineral exploration company
whose activities are in the Stewart and McKenzie area of BC. It is actively
exploring for gold-silver-base metals on the Silver Coin project, silver-base
metals on their American Creek properties, copper-gold in the Stewart area,
porphyry molybdenum in the Stewart and McKenzie areas and
copper-nickel-platinum group metals in the McKenzie area.

    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

    "Ed Kruchkowski"

    Ed Kruchkowski, Director

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For further information:

For further information: John Thornton at (778) 855-7823; or Ed
Kruchkowski at (250) 636-9232; or visit the website at
http://www.mountainboyminerals.ca

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