Copper Ridge confirms U values at Borealis - Airborne radiometric survey completed


    VANCOUVER, Aug. 16 /CNW/ - Copper Ridge Explorations Inc. (the "Company")
announces results of a preliminary sampling program at its Borealis uranium
property, 50 km north of Dawson City, Yukon. The Borealis property covers
approximately 1800 hectares of a mid Cretaceous multiphase granitic unit of
the Tombstone Suite intrusive complex. Uranium mineralization is associated
with a late stage phase of syenite dykes within the stock and occurs as
structurally controlled lenses of pitchblende and as disseminations of
uraninite within the syenite.
    Nine grab samples were recently collected from areas of previously
reported uranium mineralization. Assay results confirmed the previous results,
with values ranging from 0.01 percent U to 2.1 percent U. Six of the samples
were taken from trenches in an area where historical sampling of 24 rocks from
a 10 by 60 m talus train returned values ranging from 38 to 4200 ppm U and
averaging 2100 ppm U (0.21%). The results of these samples are:

                 Sample   Type  U (%)       U ppm

                 36451    Grab  0.113  greater than 1000
                 36452    Grab  0.106  greater than 1000
                 36454    Grab              597.6
                 36455    Grab  0.222  greater than 1000
                 36456    Grab              115.8
                 36457    Grab              162.3

    Three samples were collected from an area 5.5 kilometers to the southwest
of the above where previous sampling returned values up to 1.1 % U3O8.The
results of these samples are:

                 Sample   Type  U (%)       U ppm

                 36458    Grab  0.184  greater than 1000
                 36459    Grab  2.080  greater than 1000
                 36460    Grab  0.118  greater than 1000

    The sampling indicates that several styles of mineralization occur within
the intrusive rock. Samples 36451 to 36454 were taken from oxidized fractures
within course grained syenite, while sample 36455 was of finer grained syenite
containing irregular quartz veinlets. Samples 36458 to 36460 were of more
massive dark material, possibly lenses containing pitchblende developed within
the syenite.
    An airborne radiometric and magnetic survey has just been completed over
the property by Aeroquest International. Preliminary results from the survey
are being used to guide a follow-up program of mapping, prospecting and soil
and rock sampling, which is now underway.
    J. Greg Dawson, P.Geo., VP Exploration for Copper Ridge, is the Qualified
Person for the Dorothy Property and has reviewed and approved the content of
this news release.

    Copper Ridge's exploration philosophy focuses on maximizing the potential
for success in a high-risk business. With grass roots mineral exploration,
where the entry cost is low but the potential reward can be very high, success
will be contingent on exploration skill and on carefully managed risk. Our
management team brings tenacity, technical skill and experience, all crucial
ingredients for discovery. By exploring a broad array of projects, focusing on
the right commodities, in areas of high mineral potential and in
mining-friendly jurisdictions and by sharing the risks on some projects with
joint venture partners, Copper Ridge is exposing its shareholders to a greater
chance for discovery. Copper Ridge is well financed for the 2007 field program
on its Yukon and British Columbia properties.

    TSX Venture Exchange - KRX     Pink Sheets - CRXOF      Berlin - 502845

    This release was prepared by management of the Company who takes full
    responsibility for its contents. The TSX Venture Exchange has not
    reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy
    of this news release

For further information:

For further information: Gerald G. Carlson, President & CEO, Copper
Ridge Explorations Inc., Suite 500 - 625 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2T6,
Phone: (604) 688-0833, 1-888-278-2288, Fax: (604) 688-0835,

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