Jasper Mining Corporation - Management discussion of results to date on McFarlane property

    Trading Symbol: JSP (TSX-V)

    CALGARY, June 20 /CNW/ - Jasper Mining Corporation (the "Company")
continues to receive anomalous to high grade molybdenum results from almost
every hole reported to date as part of its Phase II drill program on the
McFarlane property. A total of 93 holes have been completed on the property,
with 81 completed in Phase II.
    To summarize the program to date, the Company's initial exploratory
program in 2006 consisted of a total of 7 drill holes from 3 drill pads,
resulting in recovery of 1,821 metres of drill core, intended to follow-up
anomalous surface soil results. The subsequent Phase I program in 2007
comprised 5 drill holes from 5 pads, totaling 1,210 metres of drill core,
intended to evaluate more aggressive anomalies proposed by Aeroquest from
their airborne geophysical survey flown in 2006. The subsequent Phase II drill
program of 81 drill holes was initiated to test a mineralized vein system
identified between two adits documented on the property (see News Release
dated January 21, 2008). Phase II drilling commenced in the fall of 2007, with
an initial 21 drill holes completed by mid-December.
    Since re-mobilizing to the property on Feb. 12, 2008 to continue the
Phase II program, a total of 60 additional drill holes have been completed
along the existing road network between the two adits, resulting in recovery
of approximately 14,580 metres of drill core. Therefore, approximately 17,600m
 of drill core has been recovered by the Company from the McFarlane property
to date. Drill holes vary between 100 and 370 m in length and have been
drilled to further develop and evaluate amolybdenite-bearing vein system which
contains very encouraging grades of mineralization as documented in hundreds
of mineralized intercepts documented to date.
    Management is very encouraged by the results of the Phase II program to
date, particularly with documented molybdenite grades to 3.235 % Mo (5.396%
MoS(2)) over 0.26 m, and multiple composite widths exceeding 0.100% (0.167%
MoS(2)) up to 2.83 m (Note: not true width).
    Anomalous molybdenite mineralization exceeding 100 ppm has been
documented in hundreds of intercepts and from virtually every hole completed
to date. Molybdenite mineralization varies from coatings several mm thick
along vein contacts through fine- to very coarse-grained disseminations within
quartz veins up to 1.6 m thick. Visually pure molybdenite veins up to 2 cm
thick have also been documented (including a vein sub-parallel to core that
returned 0.889% over 7.3 m - News Release dated July 12, 2007). The vein
system generally trends east-west with dip varying between steeply north and
steeply south dipping. Quartz monzonite is the predominant host lithology,
with overlying metasediments (metamorphosed sediments) hosting a subordinate
proportion of molybdenite-bearing veins. Mineralized veins typically consist
of quartz +/- pyrite +/- sericite+/- alkali feldspar.
    While no resource estimate has been made, the Company believes it is in
the process of delineating a high grade vein-hosted molydenite deposit. The
Phase II program has been, and continues to be, undertaken to identify the
limits of the mineralized vein system and develop continuity between veins
within the vein system, both along trend (strike) and to depth (down-dip). To
this end, the extent of the mineralized vein system documented to date is
approximately 920 m northeast -southwest by 400 m wide (northwest -
southeast), with the two adits separated by 480 m within the mineralized
trend. The mineralized trend has high grade molybdenum at surface in the 2
adits and extends to a depth of at least 175 m vertical and remains open at
depth. The western end of the trend is defined by the Ben Derby adit, in which
high grade molybdenite mineralization has been described (and sampled - see
News Release dated October 22, 2007). The eastern end of the trend is defined
by mineralization noted in Holes 75 - 77, recently completed from a single
pad, having the same azimuth, with inclinations of -45 degrees, -55 degrees
and -65 degrees, respectively. Therefore, the high grade mineralized
molybdenum trend remains open along the vein system in both directions and at
    Mineralized quartz veins have been documented as sub-surface intercepts
in drill holes, surface veins (chip sampled) and as veins exposed within both
adits (grab samples - see News Release dated October 22, 2007). Mineralization
noted within both adits consists of relatively large masses of high grade
molybdenite mineralization intimately associated with pyrite and sericite,
separated by visually barren quartz veins (with pyrite +/- sericite).
Therefore, management believes many of the visually barren to low grade
intercepts described in the core, having all the characteristics of high grade
molybdenite-bearing veins (quartz +/- pyrite +/- sericite +/- alkali feldspar)
may represent locations adjacent to higher grade mineralization in a manner
analogous to the "nugget effect" associated with gold mineralization. More
specifically, veins recovered in drill core having all the visual
characteristics of a high grade molybdenite-bearing vein, yet appearing barren
or containing only low grade mineralization, may represent a mineralized vein
similar to those exposed within the adits (as described above), in which the
drill has passed between mineralization present within the vein.
    In addition, an Induced Potential (IP) geophysical survey was completed
as part of Phase II on the property by S.J. Geophysics of Delta, BC, earlier
this year (see News Release dated January 21, 2008). The survey grid consisted
of 11 tightly spaced survey lines approximately 560 metres in length, having a
line spacing of 50 metres. The lines were oriented at an azimuth of
approximately 330 degrees and, therefore, oriented approximately perpendicular
to the interpreted trend of the molybdenite mineral vein system. The total
surveyed grid comprised 5.76 km and was completed to evaluate the response of:
a) high grade molybdenite-bearing quartz veins, b) the host quartz +/-veins
and/or c) the sericite +/- alkali feldspar (potassic alteration) accompanying
the mineralized veins. The results of the IP survey have been received and
reviewed by the Company, with several Resistivity and Chargeability anomalies
identified and subsequently drill tested.
    In 2007, additional mineral tenures were acquired so as to control
sufficient area with which to evaluate the mineral potential believed to exist
on the McFarlane property, resulting in a contiguous property with an area of
3,058 ha (7,556 acres). The resulting property covers two adits reported on
the property (Ben Derby MINFILE occurrence 082FNE125), as well as the area
underlying previous exploration programs for molybdenum. Furthermore, the
resulting property is now contiguous with the adjacent Lydy property.
Together, the McFarlane and Lydy properties comprise a composite property
encompassing an area 11 km east-west by 4 km north-south, totaling 4,259 ha
(10,524 acres). Both the Lydy and McFarlane properties are 100% owned by the
Company with potential for molybdenum plus copper plus/minus gold
mineralization. In an interesting recent development, all available ground
around the McFarlane - Lydy property has been covered by Mineral Tenures by
competitors, extending for a considerable distance in all directions.
    Highly anomalous molybdenum values have been reported immediately north
of the common boundary between the McFarlane and Lydy properties,
approximately 7.5 km east-northeast of the mineralized vein system currently
under evaluation by the Company. In addition, ananomalous Mo + Cu soil
geochemical trend has been defined, extending from the west edge of the
McFarlane property east-northeast through the McFarlane property eastward
toward the Lydy property. This trend will be evaluated by the Company in
future exploration programs as it is considered an important mineral trend for
the contiguous McFarlane - Lydy property. Additional diamond drilling has been
proposed for the Lydy property to evaluate mineral potential on the west side
of this contiguous property.
    Analytical results, as received from Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd.
("Acme"), are reported as values in ppm for results less than 2000 ppm (Group
1DX analysis), and as a percent value (%) when greater than 2000 ppm (for
Group 7KP re-analysis of higher grade samples). Therefore, results reported by
the Company to date have been reported as Mo, in both ppm and % values. A
resource estimate for the property would comprise an estimate for molybdenum
as molybdenite (MoS(2)), the mineral under consideration for possible
production. The Company intends to have a resource estimate, both as to grade
and tonnage, within a few weeks. Therefore, all future News Releases by the
Company pertaining to molybdenum will include equivalent values as MoS(2).
    Extensive delays have been previously reported for submissions made to
Acme. Discussions with Acme representatives appear to have resolved this
issue, with analytical results from recent submissions received within three
weeks. Therefore, samples from drill core continue to be submitted for
analysis to Acme in Vancouver, BC. Quantitative analytical results will
continue to be released as received and evaluated by the Company.
    This news 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; Investor relations inquiries may be directed to Robert Rowell,
Telephone (403) 668-4880, email:ir@beaumontcapital.ca

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