MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. - 2,500 metre drill program underway on Big Mac property in James Bay Lowlands



    TORONTO, March 31 /CNW/ - MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd., (TSXV:"BMK")
is pleased to announce that a 2,500 meter drill program has commenced on its
recently optioned Big Mac property in the James Bay Lowlands. Through the
option agreement, WSR Gold Inc. (TSXV:"WSR") will be the "operator" for the
exploration of 701 claim units, totalling approximately 11,200 hectares, in
the "Ring of Fire", Webequie District of Northern Ontario, near Noront's
prolific nickel-copper discovery. The agreement provides WSR with an option to
earn a 75% interest in the BMK Big Mac claims.

    
    Since February 25, 2008 WSR has:

    1.  Mobilized and completed construction of a full and complete 20 person
        exploration camp with all the required equipment;
    2.  Mobilized an extensive exploration team;
    3.  Reviewed flight data and prioritized exploration targets (the
        "Targets");
    4.  Cut ground lines over the Targets and completed a geophysics program
        which has further defined the Targets;
    5.  Delineated a drill program; and
    6.  Mobilized a drill to the property.
    

    About MacDonald Mines

    MacDonald Mines is a TSX-Venture listed, Canadian exploration company
with a deep established history in the exploration of base and precious
metals. MacDonald Mines is currently focusing its exploration in the Sachigo
Greenstone Belt in the James Bay Lowlands of Northern Ontario. With a sizeable
land position of 271 claim blocks (3,982 claim units), totaling over 63,700
hectares, and the identification of numerous high-quality targets from its
latest airborne, the Company has strategically positioned itself as a long
term investment opportunity in the Webequie District of the James Bay
Lowlands.

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

    Forward looking statements: Certain information set forth in this news
release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known
and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are
subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the
control of WSR, including but not limited to the impact of general economic
conditions, industry conditions, volatility of commodity prices, risks
associated with the uncertainty of resource and reserve estimates, currency
fluctuations, dependence upon regulatory approvals, the unavailability of
future financing and exploration risk. Readers are cautioned that the
assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered
reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and as such,
undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.

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For further information:

For further information: please visit our website at
www.macdonaldmines.com or contact: Brent Nykoliation, Director of Business
Development, MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd., (416) 364-7024,
bnykoliation@macdonaldmines.com; John Tait, President and Chief Executive
Officer, WSR Gold, (416) 628-5905, jtait@wsrgold.ca

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