Final Lucky Joe drill results - 1500 m copper-gold zone defined



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    VANCOUVER, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - Copper Ridge Explorations Inc. ("Copper Ridge"
or the "Company") announces final drill results from its 100% owned Lucky Joe
project, located 40 km south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory. The target at
Lucky Joe is a metamorphosed porphyry copper-gold deposit or possibly a
variety of IOCG (iron oxide copper-gold) deposit as defined by two large
copper-gold soil geochemical anomalies and coincident geophysics. The drill
program included 2400 m in 13 holes (one of which did not reach bedrock) that
targeted the Ryan's Creek anomaly, southwest of the main Lucky Joe deposit.
These new results indicate the presence of a potentially large copper-gold
mineralized system. Subject to a complete review and interpretation of the
results from the 2007 drilling, the Company is considering an ongoing drill
program to test for continuity and higher grade mineralization along strike
from and below existing intersections, particularly focusing on the 2,000 m
gap between drill holes LJ07-19 and LJ06-09.
    Best results from this program include 7.3m at 0.905% Cu and .5 g/t gold
(LJ07-19), 26.6m at 0.152% Cu (LJ07-18) and 15.3m at 0.176% Cu (LJ07-22). They
define a copper-gold mineralized horizon that extends for at least 1,500 m and
possibly greater than 3,500 m in strike length including 2006 hole LJ06-09.
The horizon is defined by pyrite mineralization that occurs as both
disseminated and massive to semi massive blebs throughout the host
quartz-biotite-chlorite schist. Copper mineralization, with associated
elevated gold values, occurs within this horizon as malachite near the upper
sections and as disseminated to blebby chalcopyrite at depth. The following
table summarizes the significant intersections.

    
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    Hole No.          From(m)      To(m)      Width(m)     Cu(%)      Au(g/t)
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    LJ06-09(*)          50.9       62.95       12.05       0.370       0.800
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      includes          57.0       60.05        3.05       0.760       0.380
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      includes         60.05       62.45         2.4       0.170       3.240
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    LJ07-14            171.9       187.2        15.3       0.103       0.018
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    LJ07-16             27.1        46.7        19.6       0.187       0.079
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    LJ07-18(*)          35.7        62.3        26.6       0.152       0.100
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      includes          35.7        44.3         8.6       0.107       0.162
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      includes          54.2        62.3         8.1       0.225       0.188
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    LJ07-19              8.5        15.8         7.3       0.905       0.500
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    LJ07-22             62.6        85.3        15.3       0.176       0.113
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        (*) Previously reported
    

    Mineralized intersections in all holes occur immediately east of a strong
IP chargeability anomaly and correlate directly with a sharply defined
copper-gold soil anomaly. Copper and gold values are increasing to the south
along the Ryan Trend structure, as demonstrated by hole LJ07-19, the most
southerly drill hole of the 2007 program, and hole LJ06-09, located 2,000 m
further south. Hole LJ07-21 was collared 160 m north of hole LJ06-09 to follow
up the copper-gold intersection discovered in 2006 (see table above). Due to
insufficient casing, this hole was unable to penetrate the very broken and
sandy material that occurs above bedrock in this area. Therefore the
intersection in hole LJ06-09 remains open in all directions.
    Drilling was carried out by Prospector Drilling of Ste. Rose Du Lac,
Manitoba and assays were completed by Eco Tech Laboratories of Kamloops,
British Columbia. Mr. J. Greg Dawson, P.Geo., Vice President of Exploration
for Copper Ridge, supervised the drill program, is the Qualified Person for
the Lucky Joe project and is responsible for the technical content of this
news release.
    Copper Ridge's exploration philosophy focuses on maximizing the potential
for success in a high-risk business. With grass roots mineral exploration,
where the entry cost is low but the potential reward can be very high, success
will be contingent on exploration skill and on carefully managed risk. Our
management team brings tenacity, technical skill and experience, all crucial
ingredients for discovery. By exploring a broad array of projects, focusing on
the right commodities, in areas of high mineral potential, in mining-friendly
jurisdictions and by sharing the risks on some projects with joint venture
partners, Copper Ridge is exposing its shareholders to a greater chance for
discovery. The Company is well financed for the 2007 field program on its
Yukon and British Columbia properties.

    
    TSX Venture Exchange - KRX      Pink Sheets - CRXOF      Berlin - 502845
    

    This release was prepared by management of the Company who takes full
    responsibility for its contents. The TSX Venture Exchange has not
    reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy
    of this news release.





For further information:

For further information: Gerald G. Carlson, President & CEO, Copper
Ridge Explorations Inc., Suite 500 - 625 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6C
2T6, Phone: (604) 688-0833, 1-888-278-2288, Fax: (604) 688-0835,
info@copper-ridge.com

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