Heatherdale Drilling Continues to Expand New Discovery of High-Grade,
Precious Metals-Rich Mineralization at Niblack

VANCOUVER, March 19 /CNW/ - Heatherdale Resources Ltd. ("Heatherdale" or the "the Company") (TSXV: HTR) announces that intersections of high-grade copper-gold-silver-zinc mineralization continue to be encountered in underground drilling at the Niblack Project in southeast Alaska. The ongoing drill program is utilizing two rigs which are presently focused on delineating the new, precious-metals enriched massive sulphide discovery located southwest of the Lookout Deposit; one of six known volcanogenic massive sulphide ("VMS") deposits within the 10 square mile Niblack property.

The two discovery holes (U027 and 28) drilled by joint venture partner CBR Gold Corp. along with the first six delineation holes (U029, 30, 31, 32, 33A and 34) were tabulated and presented in Heatherdale's January 18th news release. New intersections from the next four holes (U035, 36, 37A and 38) are presented in the Niblack Assay Table below. A Plan Map and Cross Sections showing the location of all the drill holes are available at www.heatherdaleresources.com.

    
                             NIBLACK ASSAY TABLE

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    Drill Hole          From      To    Intercept    Cu      Au    Zn     Ag
      Number           (feet)   (feet)    (feet)      %     g/t     %    g/t
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    U035                982.0    986.8        4.8   2.37   3.79   1.54    78
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    U035              1,010.0  1,061.5       51.5   1.88   2.52   1.56    51
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    U035        incl. 1,010.0  1,015.2        5.2   2.14   3.45   0.60    59
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    U035        incl. 1,018.3  1,032.3       14.0   2.49   3.13   1.52    59
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    U035        incl. 1,050.0  1,061.5       11.5   2.24   3.27   2.78    67
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    U035              1,089.6  1,095.0        5.4   1.99   3.16   1.52    43
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    U035              1,189.0  1,225.5       36.5   1.24   3.53   3.18    43
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    U036              1,174.0  1,178.0        4.0   1.25   1.12   4.21    27
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    U036              1,363.1  1,372.0        8.9   1.11   1.92   1.02    28
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    U037A             1,021.5  1,026.5        5.0   1.17   1.98   3.47    41
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    U037A             1,032.4  1,053.3       20.9   1.19   2.10   2.05    39
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    U037A       incl. 1,045.8  1,053.3        7.5   2.16   4.00   4.05    69
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    U037A             1,114.5  1,163.8       49.3   1.23   1.53   1.06    22
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    U037A       incl. 1,155.0  1,163.8        8.8   2.14   2.43   1.20    32
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    U038              1,237.4  1,261.0       23.6   0.50   0.90   0.48    12
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Holes are being drilled in fan patterns from underground drill stations and are designed to cross-cut the high grade mineralization. To date, the true widths of the intersections have not yet been accurately established.

Heatherdale has now initiated a second and third series of underground fan drill holes at drill stations number two and three located along strike at 100 foot intervals.

"Intersections from fan drilling the first, second and third underground drill stations each located 100 feet apart have certainly demonstrated a continuity of high-grade, precious-metals enriched VMS mineralization southwest of the Lookout Deposit," said David Copeland, President and CEO of Heatherdale. "What is perhaps more exciting is that we haven't yet determined the outer dimensions of this thick high-grade copper-gold-silver-zinc mineralized body. It is still wide open."

Niblack's location at tidewater on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska presents a number of project benefits, including year-round marine access, a well-trained labour force, a mature supply and service sector, proximity to Asian markets, and the support of community and Alaska Native corporation partners. The project is located 27 miles (44 kilometres) from Ketchikan, a community of 8,000 people with important services to support project development, including a deep water port and international airport. The State's burgeoning minerals industry also enjoys a competitive tax regime and stable, predictable permitting and regulatory oversight coordinated by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources' 'Large Mine Permitting Team'. For reference, Hecla's Greens Creek, a 2,100-ton per day underground massive sulphide mine, operates 225 miles (370 kilometres) to the northwest of Niblack on Admiralty Island.

Heatherdale Resources Ltd. is a Vancouver-based exploration and development company focused on advancing the high-grade mine development opportunity at the Niblack Project. The Company will earn up to a 70% interest from CBR Gold Corp. by expending US$25 million and completing a Feasibility Study on the Niblack Project. Heatherdale is affiliated with the Hunter Dickinson group, a private company associated with successful mineral exploration and development projects around the world.

Mark Rebagliati, P.Eng., a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101, is supervising the exploration and quality assurance and quality control programs on behalf of Heatherdale and has reviewed the content of this release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

David Copeland, P.Eng.

President and CEO

    
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    Sample preparation and analysis is done at ISO 9001 accredited ALS Chemex
    laboratories in Vancouver, BC. All samples are assayed for gold by 30 g
    fire assay fusion with Inductively Coupled Plasma - Atomic Emission
    spectroscopy (ICP-AES) finish. Copper, silver, zinc, lead and 29
    additional elements are determined for all samples by four acid
    digestion, followed by ICP-AES finish. All over-limit copper, zinc or
    lead results (greater than 10%) and all over-limit silver results
    (greater than 200 grams per tonne) are re-assayed by high grade single
    element four acid digestion ICP-AES analysis. As part of a comprehensive
    QA/QC program, one standard is inserted into the sample stream in each
    group of 20 samples, as well as one or more field blanks in each
    analytical batch. One sample in each group of 20 is a duplicate, which is
    analyzed by Acme Analytical Laboratories in Vancouver.
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Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provide (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the company expects are forward looking statements. Although the company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continuity of mineralization, uncertainties related to the ability to obtain necessary permits, licenses and title and delays due to third party opposition, changes in government policies regarding mining and natural resource exploration and exploitation, and continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, investors should review the Company's continuous disclosure filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

    
                             NIBLACK ASSAY TABLE
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    Drill Hole          From      To    Intercept    Cu      Au    Zn     Ag
      Number           (feet)   (feet)    (feet)      %     g/t     %    g/t
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    U027                629.2    644.0       14.8   3.06   6.57  18.51   101
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    U028                460.8    488.3       27.5   4.11  20.03  14.03   301
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    U028         and    590.6    627.6       37.0   3.73   5.47  13.00   114
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    U028        incl.   618.7    627.6        8.9   5.73  10.60  12.98   177
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    U028         and    688.8    694.2        5.4   4.77   2.36  11.95    50
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    U029                763.7    825.1       61.4   1.40   2.40   2.81    48
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    U029        incl.   790.4    799.4        9.0   2.79   4.81   1.10    85
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    U029        incl.   815.7    825.1        9.4   2.63   4.92   9.80   108
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    U030                835.1    867.8       32.7   1.83   3.39   2.56    57
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    U030        incl.   856.0    867.8       11.8   1.96   4.34   3.38    70
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    U031                762.0    905.9      143.9   2.25   3.01   5.52    76
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    U031        incl.   809.4    905.9       96.5   2.65   3.38   7.28    90
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    U031        incl.   838.0    905.9       67.9   3.21   3.86   8.66   112
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    U031        incl.   847.0    895.5       48.5   3.51   4.01  10.08   109
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    U031        incl.   866.8    895.5       28.7   4.19   5.18  13.85   133
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    U032                848.0    858.7       10.7   1.51   2.16   2.53    52
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    U032         and    883.0    896.0       13.0   1.92   3.34   1.21    60
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    U033A               768.5    950.0      181.5   2.52   4.53   4.68   105
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    U033A       incl.   832.5    935.8      103.3   3.29   5.43   6.76   127
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    U033A       incl.   881.0    932.5       51.5   3.93   7.11  10.09   159
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    U033A       incl.   889.6    910.0       20.4   3.96   8.98  14.95   221
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    U034                754.8    759.4        4.6   1.15   1.99   4.42    32
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    U034         and    875.5    933.5       58.0   1.09   1.78   1.48    49
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    U034        incl.   885.0    898.5       13.5   1.83   2.96   3.90    85
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    U034        incl.   897.5    898.5        1.0   2.00   1.19  26.20    39
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    U035                982.0    986.8        4.8   2.37   3.79   1.54    78
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    U035              1,010.0  1,061.5       51.5   1.88   2.52   1.56    51
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    U035        incl. 1,010.0  1,015.2        5.2   2.14   3.45   0.60    59
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    U035        incl. 1,018.3  1,032.3       14.0   2.49   3.13   1.52    59
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    U035        incl. 1,050.0  1,061.5       11.5   2.24   3.27   2.78    67
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    U035              1,089.6  1,095.0        5.4   1.99   3.16   1.52    43
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    U035              1,189.0  1,225.5       36.5   1.24   3.53   3.18    43
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    U036              1,174.0  1,178.0        4.0   1.25   1.12   4.21    27
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    U036              1,363.1  1,372.0        8.9   1.11   1.92   1.02    28
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    U037A             1,021.5  1,026.5        5.0   1.17   1.98   3.47    41
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    U037A             1,032.4  1,053.3       20.9   1.19   2.10   2.05    39
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    U037A       incl. 1,045.8  1,053.3        7.5   2.16   4.00   4.05    69
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    U037A             1,114.5  1,163.8       49.3   1.23   1.53   1.06    22
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    U037A       incl. 1,155.0  1,163.8        8.8   2.14   2.43   1.20    32
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    U038              1,237.4  1,261.0       23.6   0.50   0.90   0.48    12
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