Jasper Mining Corporation - Management Discussion of results from 2006 exploration program on Isintok property

    Trading Symbol: JSP (TSX-Venture)

    CALGARY, April 9 /CNW/ - Jasper Mining Corporation (the "Company") has
released all significant analytical results from the 2006 exploration program
on its 100% owned Isintok property. The property comprises approximately 3,007
ha (7,433 acres or 11.6 square miles), covering the drainage divide between
McNulty and Isintok creeks. The property is located west of the Okanagan
Valley in south-central British Columbia, approximately 27 km west-southwest
of Summerland and 20 km north of Hedley.
    Previous work by Anaconda Canada Exploration Ltd. and Canex Aerial
Exploration Ltd. resulted in identification of possible reserves of 22,994,985
tonnes grading 0.067% molybdenum disulfide (0.040 % molybdenum) and 0.161 %
copper (Note: reported prior to implementation of, and therefore not compliant
with, National Instrument 43-101). Of particular significance to the Company's
evaluation of the property is that "... reserves are based on 14 widely-spaced
diamond and percussion-drill holes drilled by Anaconda Canada Exploration Ltd.
in 1981. The 14 holes average about 90 metres in depth with many of the holes
stopped in ore grade material. The area encompassed measures about 1000 by 300
metres with a vertical mineralized interval of 27 metres" (MINFILE 092HNE100).
The documented fact that many of the holes stopped in material considered to
be "ore grade", at that time, suggests strong potential to increase the size
and possible grade of the reported resource.
    The objective of the Company's exploration program continues to be
directed toward location, and definition, of a copper-molybdenum plus/minus
gold porphyry-style deposit similar to the Brenda Mine, located approximately
40 km north of the Isintok property, west of Peachland. "The Brenda mine began
production in early 1970 with measured geological (proven) reserves of
160,556,700 tonnes grading 0.183 per cent copper and 0.049 per cent molybdenum
at a cutoff of 0.3 per cent copper equivalent (eCopper = % Copper +(3.45 x%
Molybdenum))" (BC MINFILE 092HNE047) (Note: reported prior to implementation
of, and therefore not compliant with, National Instrument 43-101). Therefore,
using the above grades as a model for the property, the Company requires
mineralized intercepts averaging approximately 0.183% (1830 ppm) copper and
0.049% (490 ppm) molybdenum.
    Exploration work completed during the 2006 field season included an
airborne geophysical survey, 16 diamond drill holes, collection of 1,388 soil
samples and an Induced Potential (IP) ground geophysical survey. The results
of these programs have been previously released (Press Releases dated August
11, August 28, September 26, October 25 and December 12, 2006; March 27,
    A total of 16 diamond drill holes were completed in 2006, intended to
continue the Company's evaluation of sub-surface mineralization in an area
identified from previous drill programs in 1982 and 1976-1979. The following
tabulations document all results in excess of 1,000 ppm (0.100%) copper from
the last two years drilling by the Company.


    2005        Hole        From        To   Interval     Copper  Molybdenum
    ----        Number       (m)        (m)        (m)        (%)       (%)
                    3     106.67     134.11      27.44      0.102     0.010
                    4     136.54     145.68       9.14      0.121     0.031

    2006        Hole        From        To   Interval    Copper   Molybdenum
    ----        Number       (m)        (m)        (m)       (%)        (%)
                    1      32.89     156.05     123.16      0.107      0.004
                    2      41.79      61.55      19.76      0.117      0.004
                    3      11.32      69.49      58.17      0.109      0.001
                    4      13.41      38.17      24.76      0.381      0.001
                    5      17.37      85.95      68.58      0.109      0.012
                    6       3.05     184.09     181.04      0.113      0.009
                    7      15.84      90.78      74.94      0.111      0.019
                    7     206.64     258.46      51.82      0.122      0.017
                    8       3.05      31.86      28.81      0.125      0.008
                    9     214.87     256.16      53.36      0.112      0.012
                   14     192.62     227.67      35.05      0.199      0.013
                   15     136.24     151.48      15.24      0.114      0.020
                   15     253.59     279.49      25.90      0.129      0.013
                   16      17.37      87.47      70.10      0.129      0.001
                   16     262.72     390.74     128.02      0.143      0.010

    Management is very encouraged by these results as they confirm
sub-surface mineralization documented by previous drill results. Preliminary
interpretation of these drill results is interpreted to support a north-south
trending mineralized zone up to 1 km in length and up to 400 m in width.
Furthermore, the results tabulated are also interpreted to indicate two
possible intervals of mineralization, a near surface zone extending from
surface to approximately 150 m below surface and a second at depths greater
than 200 m (see holes 7, 15 and 16).
    Gold has been detected in approximately 75% of analyses, with local,
highly elevated gold values (to 1,445 ppb over 0.66 m; 586 ppb over 1.52 m)
documented. Most gold values returned have been below 50 ppb. Similarly,
silver values to 60.0 ppm over 0.25 m have been documented, however, values
are generally less than 1 ppm, with only approximately 60% returning values
over the minimum detection limit. Tungsten values to 5400 ppm have also been
documented, however, values are generally less than 10 ppm. On the basis of
results to date, the mineralization is best characterized as copper plus/minus
molybdenum plus/minus gold.
    Results to date may indicate possible zonation within the mineralized
system documented to date, with elevated molybdenum plus/minus tungsten in the
southerly holes and elevated gold to the north. Possible zonation will be
evaluated as the program continues.
    Drilling to date has utilized the existing road network, with all holes
drilled on, or west of, a north-south access road to the drill area. A high
grade soil anomaly is located east of the road to the south and crosses the
road at a shallow oblique angle to the north, passing across the road to the
west side. As a result, the mineralized intercepts documented to date may
represent lower grade mineralization on the west side of the mineralized zone,
as defined by soil results.
    The sub-surface results are particularly interesting with regard to the
results of surface soil and IP geophysical results. Both surveys document a
coincident copper plus molybdenum soil and chargeability anomalies overlying
the area of sub-surface mineralization independently documented through
drilling. On the basis of these coincident data management interprets the
drilling to have been collared above a relatively narrow zone (approximately
100 to 200 m wide) of linear anomalous copper plus molybdenum and
chargeability that mushrooms farther north into a generally circular to
elliptical zone of coincident anomalies. The drill holes, under this
interpretation, have passed from near surface mineralization, as tabulated
above, into a weakly mineralized to barren halo. As discussed previously,
several holes may have subsequently passed into deeper zones of
    As part of the 2007 field program, given the apparent success of surface
soil sampling, the Company intends to extend surface soil sampling to the west
and south of Grid B so as to tie in anomalous results at the grid boundaries
with those documented on Grid A and along road traverses to the west. As
previously reported (see Press release dated Dec. 12, 2006), the surface soil
and IP anomaly identified on Grid B was approximately 400 m wide on the
southernmost line of Grid B and remains open to the south. Additional soil
sampling on Grid B will, therefore, be extended a further 500 m to the south
(and possibly beyond dependent upon results once received).
    Given the fact that surface soil and IP anomalies document the presence
of sub-surface mineralization, the Company has proposed a diamond drill
program to test the sub-surface underlying the access road where surface soil
and IP suggests a higher grade core to the anomaly may be situated.
    Data from the Brenda Mine, which produced from early 1970 to mid-1990,
document a total of 160,556,700 tonnes grading 0.183 % copper and 0.049 %
molybdenum from a volume 720 m long x 360 m wide x 300 m deep. The Brenda Mine
was able to exploit a relatively low grade resource due to careful grade
control and the readily available local infrastructure. A similar level of
infrastructure exists at the Isintok property, located only 27 km the Okanagan
Valley along existing forestry roads.
    Metal prices during the life of the Brenda Mine varied from U.S. $0.45 to
$1.29 (average $0.76) per pound for copper and U.S.$1.80 and $23.95 (average
$5.11) for molybdenum. Management believes that with copper prices above
U.S.$2.00 per pound, a mineralized volume having surface dimensions 1000 x 200
to a possible depth of 200 m, having an average grade of 0.100% copper may
represent a resource for potential development. (Note: no metallurgical
studies or resource estimates have been completed to date).
    Management is unreservedly encouraged by the results of the 2006 field
program, together with surface soil and IP results. Further work will be
completed on the property during the 2007 field season and will include
expansion of the existing grids to the south west and northwest as well as
additional diamond drilling.

    This press release has been prepared by Richard T. Walker, B.Sc., M .Sc.,
P. Geo., the "Qualified Person" under National Instrument 43-101.

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

For further information:

For further information: Gordon F. Dixon, Q.C., President, Jasper Mining
Corporation, Telephone (403) 297-9480, Fax (403) 266-1487, email:
xon@telus.net or visit the Company's website at www.jaspermining.com; Investor
Relations inquiries may be directed to Robert Rowell, Telephone (403)
668-4880, email: ir@beaumontcapital.ca

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