Copper Ridge's Babine Project, B.C. - New copper-gold porphyry deposit acquired

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 9 /CNW/ - Copper Ridge Explorations Inc. (the "Company")
announces that it has agreed to terms whereby it has the right to acquire a
100% interest in the road accessible Dorothy porphyry copper-molybdenum
deposit, located 80 km northeast of Smithers, British Columbia and adjoining
the Company's recently acquired NAK porphyry copper-gold deposit. The
acquisition also includes the Lynn porphyry occurrence, located 5 km northeast
of NAK and the MAST porphyry occurrence, 6 km south of Dorothy. The NAK,
Dorothy and Lynn claim groups, combined with additional claims staked by
Copper Ridge, are referred to as the Company's Babine Project. The claims
total 6,083 hectares in size.
    The Dorothy deposit was originally staked in 1969 and was subject to
surface exploration and a 29 hole drill program in the early 1970's. Weighted
average for the best 20 holes was 0.2 per cent copper and 0.019 per cent
molybdenite. Subsequent to this work, additional surface exploration has been
carried out that suggests the Dorothy pluton, which belongs to the
well-mineralized Babine plutonic suite, is significantly larger than was
originally believed. Additional copper mineralization has been discovered in
new logging roads outside the originally drilled area.
    The Dorothy and NAK deposits occur in the Babine copper-gold porphyry
belt that includes the Bell and Granisle mines, the Morrison deposit and
numerous undeveloped prospects. The Bell and Granisle mines together produced
130 million tonnes of ore grading 0.4% copper (Cu), 0.15 g/t gold (Au) and
0.75 g/t silver. Copper Ridge believes that the Babine Project has excellent
potential for discovery of both higher grade and larger tonnage porphyry
copper and gold mineralization in this area of glacial till overburden cover
and relatively little surface outcrop exposure. The Company is in the process
of compiling historical exploration data and planning definition surveys that
are expected to include mapping, soil geochemistry and a property-wide,
reconnaissance scale Induced Polarization and magnetic geophysical surveys.
    The Company can earn a 100% interest in the Dorothy property by making
payments totaling $200,000 over 4 years, including $15,000 on signing of the
agreement and issuing 400,000 shares, 200,000 of which will be due upon
regulatory approval. The vendor is also entitled to additional payments of
$125,000 upon certain exploration milestones being reached. These payments may
be taken in shares of the Company at the vendor's option. The vendor retains a
3% NSR royalty, two-thirds of which can be purchased by the Company for
$1 million. The agreement is subject to regulatory approval.
    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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