Polaris announces first shipping and sales from the Orca Quarry



    VANCOUVER, March 28 /CNW/ - Polaris Minerals Corporation (TSX:PLS) is
pleased to announce that the first Panamax-class bulk freighter will begin
loading at the Orca Quarry on March 31, 2007 for shipment to San Francisco
Bay. This announcement complements the first load of sand and gravel sold from
the Orca Quarry, shipped by barge to the Vancouver area on March 22, 2007.
    The CSL Acadian, a new generation 79,000 ton capacity self-discharging
vessel operated by CSL International Inc., will begin loading at Orca Quarry
on March 31, 2007 and is expected to arrive in San Francisco Bay, on April 3,
2007. After anchoring at common anchorage No.9, the ship will be met by a
fleet of barges operated by, and on behalf of, Shamrock Materials, Inc. The
ship will off-load approximately 33,000 tons of sand and gravel into the
barges, which will be towed to Shamrock's receiving terminal, located on the
Petaluma River at Petaluma. Shamrock is a leading San Francisco Bay Area
ready-mix concrete producer, and has a long term, exclusive supply and
distribution agreement for Orca Quarry products within the Northern Bay area.
    Mr. Marco Romero, President and CEO of Polaris, said: "I am pleased to
announce the commencement of shipments of sand and gravel from the Orca Quarry
to California. It is fitting that this shipment will meet the requirements of
our first customer, Shamrock Materials, which has been a supporter of our
business plan since 2005. Shamrock has invested in an extremely efficient
marine terminal dedicated to receiving sand and gravel from the Orca Quarry
for decades to come. With each shipment of our high quality materials, we will
be repaying that trust."
    After lightering onto Shamrock's barges, the partially-laden vessel will
proceed to another customer's terminal in the Bay Area to off-load the
remainder of its cargo.
    Mr. Romero continued: "While our initial business plan was built around
shipping construction aggregates into California using Panamax vessels, we are
pleased to have commenced deliveries to our first customer in the Vancouver
ready-mix concrete market. On March 22 we loaded sand and gravel into our
customer's barges, which were the first sales under a five-year supply
agreement."
    To view recent images of the barges loading, please visit the photo
gallery on Polaris' website at
http://www.polarmin.com/photogallery/orcasand_mar07B/orcasand_mar07B.php

    Polaris Minerals Corporation is exclusively focused on the development of
quarries and the production of construction aggregates in British Columbia for
marine transport to urban markets on the west coast of North America to meet
growing local supply deficits.

    This press release contains "forward-looking statements" and
"forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities
laws. These statements and information appear in this document and include
estimates, forecasts, information and statements as to management's
expectations with respect to, among other things the future financial or
operating performance of the Company, costs and timing of the development of
the construction aggregate quarry, the timing and amount of estimated future
production, costs of production, capital and operating expenditures,
requirements for additional capital, government regulation of quarrying
operations, environmental risks, reclamation expenses, and title disputes.
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results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed
under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" in the Company's Annual Report and
under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form
(AIF) in respect of its financial year-ended December 31, 2005, both of which
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statements.





For further information:

For further information: Marco Romero, President & CEO or Mike
Westerlund, Director, Corporate Development, Polaris Minerals Corporation,
Tel: (604) 915-5000, Web site: www.polarmin.com, Email: info@polarmin.com

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