Geoinformatics Completes First Drill Hole at Whistler in 2008 Program


    TORONTO, July 8 /CNW/ - Geoinformatics Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: GXL)
("Geoinformatics" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has begun
its 2008 exploration program on the Whistler Project in southern Alaska and
has completed the first drill hole of the campaign.

    Focus on Near-Whistler Zone Targets

    The initial phase of the 2008 Whistler Project drill program is focusing
on targets in near proximity to the Whistler Zone, which hosts an initial
independent National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") compliant mineral
resource announced in January 2008. The resource estimate established an
Indicated mineral resource of 840,000 ounces of gold and an additional
Inferred mineral resource of 2.74 million ounces of gold. Significant copper
and silver mineralization increases the NI 43-101 gold-equivalent resource to
1.31 million ounces in the Indicated category and 4.44 million ounces in the
Inferred category.

    First Target: Rainmaker

    The first hole completed on the Whistler Project in 2008 is on the
Rainmaker Target ("Rainmaker"), which is located in a valley approximately two
km. east-southeast of the Whistler Zone. The inclined hole (RM-08-01) was
drilled from northeast to southwest and is intended to correlate with a prior
hole drilled vertically by Kennecott Exploration Company ("Kennecott") in
2005, which recorded 184 metres of mineralization from 5.7 metres down-hole
grading 0.44 grams per tonne (g/t) gold and 0.16% copper.

    Satisfaction of Whistler Project Acquisition Terms

    The 2008 Whistler exploration program has been approved by Kennecott and,
when completed, will satisfy the requirements for Geoinformatics to earn a
100% interest in the Whistler Project pursuant to the terms of the June 2008
Whistler Project offer letter from Kennecott.

    2008 Exploration Program

    During the 2008 season, Geoinformatics intends to drill test as many
regional targets as possible and has contracted one drill rig for the summer
field season. In addition, Geoinformatics will test the northern extensions of
the Whistler Zone and follow up on the high-grade breccia intersected in 2007
in hole WH-07-02. As announced on June 11, 2008, Geoinformatics is seeking
additional financing which would allow it to contract a second drill rig and
possibly acquire a small portable shallow drill rig. The targets expected to
be drilled in 2008 were largely identified or refined in regional exploration
targeting conducted in early 2008 and announced in a press release in February

    The Whistler Project

    The Whistler Project is located approximately 160 km. northwest of
Anchorage, Alaska, and is one of the largest contiguous mineral claim blocks
held by a single company in Alaska, outside of existing mines and mine
development projects.
    The Indicated resource consists of 30 million tonnes grading 0.87 g/t
gold, 2.46 g/t silver and 0.24% copper and the Inferred resource consists of
134 million tonnes grading 0.64 g/t gold, 2.18 g/t silver and 0.20% copper. In
addition, there is considerable mineralization in the Whistler Zone that has
been identified by drilling and reported in the 43-101 resource technical
report filed on SEDAR (, but has not yet been categorized as a
mineral resource.
    The Whistler Zone is just one of a cluster of targets and prospects
within the 440 sq. km. block of 732 State of Alaska mining claims that make up
the Whistler Project. Most of these targets are covered by shallow alluvial
sediments and do not have the significant outcrop of the Whistler Zone, but do
have comparable geophysical, geological or geochemical signatures.

    Kennecott - Geoinformatics Alliance Agreement

    The Whistler Project was conveyed to Geoinformatics under the
target-of-merit provisions of the Kennecott-Geoinformatics Master Strategic
Alliance Agreement (the "Alliance Agreement") in June 2007, and all Whistler
targets and prospects mentioned in this press release fall under it. The
Company entered into the Alliance Agreement effective March 2006, under which
it has been using its proprietary geo-science and technology platform (the
"Geoinformatics Process") to identify, prioritize and drill more than 30
exploration drill targets over the initial two years of the Agreement.
Kennecott retains a back-in right to acquire either a 51% or 60% interest in
the Whistler Project and all other projects subject to the Alliance Agreement,
which is exercisable under certain circumstances. Please refer to
Geoinformatics' press-release dated August 14, 2006, for further information.

    Qualified Person

    The technical content of this release has been compiled by Darren Holden,
MAusIMM, Executive, Vice President - Operations of Geoinformatics, and is
based in part on historic information obtained from Kennecott. Mr. Holden is a
Qualified Person as defined under NI 43-101 guidelines.

    About Geoinformatics

    Geoinformatics is a North American-focused minerals exploration company
which has developed a unique approach to exploration applying innovative and
proprietary technology.
    In addition to the Whistler Project, Geoinformatics is also actively
exploring several advanced projects located in Sinaloa and Sonora (Mexico),
Utah, the Cortez Trend region of Nevada, and British Columbia. Geoinformatics
also has an extensive portfolio of other direct and indirect property
interests, joint ventures, and royalties covering a wide range of minerals in
Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and North America.

    This news release includes certain forward-looking statements concerning
the future performance of Geoinformatics' business, operations and financial
performance and condition, as well as management's objectives, strategies,
beliefs and intentions. Forward-looking statements are frequently identified
by such words as "may", "will", "plan", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate",
"intend" and similar words referring to future events and results.
Forward-looking statements are based on the current opinions and expectations
of management. All forward-looking information is inherently uncertain and
subject to a variety of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including the
speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, fluctuating
commodity prices, competitive risks and the availability of financing, as
described in more detail in Geoinformatics' securities filings available at Actual events or results may differ materially from those
projected in the forward-looking statements and the reader is cautioned
against placing undue reliance thereon. We assume no obligation to revise or
update these forward-looking statements.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.

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For further information:

For further information: Mr. Kevin L. Snook, Chairman, Tel: (416)
861-1300 x226, Email:; Mr. Darren Holden, Executive
Vice President, Operations, Tel: (604) 605-3073 x101, Email:; Geoinformatics Exploration Inc., 330 Bay Street,
Suite 1109, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2S8,; Geoinformatics
Exploration Inc., 700 West Pender Street, Suite 304, Vancouver, British
Columbia, V6C 1G8

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