Mantis Uncovers Historical Data Illustrating High Grades at Depth at The Orphan Mine, Adjacent to Kodiak Exploration



    TORONTO, Dec. 6 /CNW/ - Mantis Mineral Corp. is pleased to announce that
recent research into historical documents filed in 1987 through the Alberta
Stock Exchange by Canadian Gold Resources Inc. illustrate the gold
mineralization potential of the Orphan Mine vein systems. This research is an
on-going compilation of information from which a Geographic Information System
('GIS') database is being constructed of the Orphan vein system to assist with
expediting future exploration programs.

    
    The following highlights have been extracted from the filings:

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    Hole Number     From              To          Interval           Gold
                   (feet)           (feet)         (feet)          Grade opt
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    DDH-5           154.5           177.25           3.5              0.25
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    DDH-5 within    187.67          203.58          3.42 section     0.397
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    DDH-13          253.0           258.0            3.0             0.359
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    DDH-16          701.0           717.0           16.0              0.11
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                    includes                         4.0             0.196
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    opt = ounces per ton.
    Cautionary note:
    While these assays are of a historical nature and do not conform to
    National Instrument 43-101 they are generally considered reliable
    according to local industry standards.
    

    Significantly the intersection reported in DDH-16 was at a 675-foot
vertical depth, 425-feet below the 250-foot level of the mine.
    These holes constitute a portion of the 7,500-foot drill program that was
undertaken between October 1986 and February 1987. The collar locations of all
the holes in relation to the Orphan vein will be added to the GIS data base,
and made available for viewing on the company website in the near future.
    Robin Ross, CEO commented, "The uncovering of these drill results on our
Orphan property is extremely exciting because it illustrates the success of
diamond drilling on our land package, in this important and growing gold camp.
We are confident that we will be able to repeat and expand upon this past
success in our up-coming diamond drill campaign, scheduled for the 2nd quarter
of 2008."
    "These results are also significant because they confirm the continuation
of strong gold mineralization to depth. Kodiak Exploration's recent drill
program reported high-grades at similar depths and geological experts on this
camp believe that mineralization could extend as deep as 2000-meters."
    The Orphan Main Vein was accessed by a 262-foot deep shaft and ore was
mined by drifting on the 150-foot level for 202-feet and on the 250-foot level
for 352-feet. Historical records indicate that minimal mining was done in two
very small stopes (an underground working where ore is removed by upward
progressions in lateral sections in the plane of the vein), presumably leaving
behind substantial ore. Historical data has delineated target blocks for
potential tonnage calculations. The projection is to the 320-foot level. As is
illustrated from historical reports, down dip the vein is open to hosting
significant gold mineralization.

    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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