Happy Creek update on the Rateria Property, Highland Valley, B.C.

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - Happy Creek Minerals Ltd. (TSX-V: HPY, the
"Company") would like to provide an update on its 100% owned Rateria property,
located approximately 10 kilometres southeast of the Highland Valley Copper
concentrator operated by Teck Cominco Ltd.
    Exploration on the Rateria property in 2008 has comprised a 3D induced
polarization and magnetic survey along with diamond drilling of eight
widely-spaced holes on the "A" target, and one hole on the "C" target. The
Company is expecting to release preliminary results of the first five holes
next week. Diamond drilling, geophysical surveys and field work have together
identified a potential corridor that is over five kilometres in length and
five hundred metres in width through the Rateria property. Mineralization
within this corridor appears associated with district-scale contacts between
several phases of the Guichon Batholith.
    The Company also wishes to announce it has acquired a 100% interest in
two mineral properties that are in proximity with its 100% owned Rateria
    The "Sho" property adjoins to the south the Rateria property, and adjoins
to the west the Highland Valley Copper property owned by Teck Cominco. The
property totals 1,010 hectares in area. The Sho prospect is a visually
well-mineralized copper zone that was explored by trenching in the 1970's. The
Company has performed chip sampling and geological mapping of this zone and
results will be announced when received.
    The West Valley property is 8,124 hectares in area and located
approximately five kilometres west of the Rateria property. The property
adjoins to the east the Highland Valley Copper property of Teck Cominco. The
Company feels the West Valley property has geological aspects and several
copper prospects that are similar to the Rateria property. Preliminary surface
exploration is planned over the next few months.

    David Blann, P.Eng. is a Qualified Person as defined by National
Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for the preparation and approval of the
technical information disclosed in the news release.

    On behalf of the Board of Directors,

    "David E Blann"

    David E Blann, P.Eng.
    President, CEO

    This news release has neither been approved nor disapproved by the TSX
Venture Exchange. The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for
the accuracy or adequacy of the contents of this news release. This news
release may contain statements that are forward looking and subject to risk
and uncertainty more fully described in the company's prospectus and public
filings located on SEDAR.

    %SEDAR: 00023793E

For further information:

For further information: Corporate Office: David Blann, President,
Phone: (604) 662-8310, Email: info@happycreekminerals.com

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