Mantis reports high-grade gold assays up to 47.8 gpt from its Cree Lake property.



    TORONTO, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - Mantis Mineral Corp ('Mantis' -- CNQ 'MINE') is
pleased to announce initial assay results of samples recently collected from
its Cree Lake property. Three samples from the Flint Rock Occurrence returned
individual assays of 47.8 gpt, 19.2 gpt and 7.4 gpt.
    The Cree lake property is situated in the Swayze portion of the Abitibi
greenstone belt 5,000-meters south of the former producing Kenty Gold Mine.
The property hosts numerous gold showings including the Flint Rock occurrence.
At this occurrence, a zone up to 100-meters wide that was blast trenched in
several locations in the past has consistently returned high gold values. In
1961 D.C. McKechnie (Mining Engineer) sampled quarts vein material from these
trenches and obtained gold values ranging from 46.6 gpt to 139.9 gpt. A
shallow, 34-hole diamond drill program also in the early 1960's, by Flint Rock
Mines Limited, intersected gold values ranging from 13.7 gpt to 709.7 gpt. In
1990 MPH Consulting Ltd. sampled these trenches and reported gold values of up
to 121.4 gpt. Prior to Mantis Mineral Corp acquiring the property in 2006,
Caracle Creek International Consulting Inc. of Sudbury sampled these trenches
and reported 10-samples with gold values ranging from 5.8 gpt to 97.0 gpt.
    Mantis has also just recently located, 1600-meters east-northeast of the
Flint Rock occurrence, the Buffalo-Canadian gold occurrence. Between 1933-1934
Buffalo-Canadian Gold Mines Limited stripped a gold bearing quartz vein for a
152-meter strike length. Mantis is currently in the midst of a sampling and
trenching program targeting these gold occurrences. Channel cut sampling,
portable drill core sampling, mechanical trenching and power washing are
slated to be completed by month end.
    Commented Walter Hanych, senior project geologist, "We are extremely
excited to confirm the high grade nature of the Flint Rock occurrence and the
location of the Buffalo Canadian gold occurrence which potentially adds to the
strike length of this system. The two occurrences are separated by
1,400-meters within an 850-meter wide corridor of favourable geology.
Additional assay results will be released over the coming weeks. Due to the
prevalence of historical high-grade results and the numerous gold showings
that exist on the property, a follow-up drill program is being scheduled for
early 2009."
    This news release has been viewed and approved by Walter Hanych, Senior
Geologist and Project Manager, who is a Qualified Person as defined by
National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for program design and quality
control of exploration undertaken by the Company.
    ALS Chemex Laboratory in Thunder Bay assayed all samples.

    Cautionary note:

    While the historical assays reported do not conform to National
Instrument 43-101 they are generally considered reliable according to local
industry standards.

    About Mantis Mineral Corp.

    Mantis Mineral Corp. is a Canadian based resource and exploration company
traded publicly under the symbol MINE on the CNQ. Mantis is focused on
creating shareholder value through the exploration and development of its
suite of strategically located, high-impact Canadian exploration projects.

    
    The CNQ has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the
    adequacy of this release.
    

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For further information:

For further information: Mr. Robin Ross, Chairman & CEO: (416) 362-1800,
rross@mantismineralcorp.com, or visit our corporate website at
www.mantismineralcorp.com

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