Pacifica Resources Commences Winter Mobilization In Advance Of Drilling Activities

    Trading Symbol:  PAX.TSX-V

    VANCOUVER, April 11 /CNW/ - Pacifica Resources Ltd. (PAX.TSX-V) is
pleased to update shareholders on the start of the 2007 program for the Selwyn
Project, Yukon. Mobilization of heavy-equipment, bulk material and supplies
for the proposed $25 million exploration program has commenced.

    Winter Mobilization

    To reduce logistical costs for the mobilization of heavy-equipment and
bulk supplies to the Selwyn Project, Pacifica is utilizing the airstrip at the
Cantung Mine operated by North American Tungsten Corporation, as it is the
closest point to the Selwyn Project with direct highway access. This
large-scale mobilization of heavy-equipment and bulk supplies greatly reduces
the start up time of the existing XY and newly established New Anniv camp to
mid-April 2007. Both 40-person exploration camps are scheduled to be fully
active by late-May 2007.
    To accomplish the large-scale mobilization from the Cantung airstrip, a
large-lift, Mi-26 helicopter from Airborne Energy Solutions Ltd. of
Whitecourt, Alberta was contracted to move heavy-equipment and bulk supplies.
The large-scale mobilization began on April 6, 2007 with the Mi-26 helicopter
and given its unique lifting capabilities, the Mi-26 has now completed its
work. The remainder of the material and supplies will be flown to site by
fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters from Alkan Air Ltd., and Heli Dynamics
Ltd. respectively, both of Whitehorse, Yukon. The mobilization will continue
for approximately one month barring weather conditions.
    Coincident with the start of diamond drilling activities, the newly
acquired heavy-equipment will recommence construction on the new airstrip for
the New Anniv exploration camp and initiate rehabilitation of the extensive
exploration trail infrastructure established by prior operators throughout the
Don Valley. As soon as snow-pack conditions become more favourable through
late-April to early-May, additional drill rigs will resume drilling at the XY
Central deposit, continuing both deep drilling of the high-grade underground
mineral resource and definition drilling of open-pit resources.

    2007 Exploration Program

    Drilling activities are slated to commence in mid-April 2007 with two
diamond drill rigs in Don Valley. Initial follow-up of the high-grade
mineralization intersected in the Don, Don East and HC West Zones will begin
by drilling several sections across the valley that coincides with the
interpreted core of the regional synclinal structure.
    The approved $25 million exploration program in 2007 will include more
than 40,000 metres of core drilling, environmental baseline and site
engineering studies. The diamond drilling activities will be focused on infill
and definition drilling throughout the 22-kilometre corridor of zinc-lead
mineralization that includes three major zinc-lead deposits, XY, Anniv
Central, and Anniv East, as well as five newly discovered deposits Brodel, HC,
HC West, Don East, and Don that are amenable to open-pit mining. The 2007
drilling will provide for further upgrading of mineral resource classification
of the recently released, updated NI 43-101 mineral resource for these
deposits consisting of Indicated mineral resources of 158% to
86,600,000 tonnes, grading 4.93% zinc and 1.73% lead and an Inferred mineral
resources of 91% to 215,460,000 tonnes, grading 4.71% zinc and 1.48% lead (see
April 2, 2007 news release). The updated mineral resource estimate for the
Selwyn Project was prepared by John J. O'Donnell, the onsite Qualified Person
for Pacifica in conjunction with, and under audit by, Independent Qualified
Person under NI 43-101, Cliff Pearson of Pearson Geological Ltd. of Victoria,
    The newly discovered high-grade underground targets at XY and in Don
Valley appear to indicate a transition to higher grades in the core of the
synclinal structure hosting the various deposits, signalling the potential for
significant tonnages of higher grade mineralization over the more than 15
kilometres separating these two zones.
    Mr. Jason Dunning (P.Geo.), the Qualified Person pursuant to National
Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the contents of this press
    Pacifica's main focus is the exploration of its properties in the Selwyn
Project area, Yukon that are part of the Selwyn Project; which hosts large
tonnages of zinc-lead mineralization. The known deposits have the potential
for large scale production of zinc and lead, at a time when World zinc mine
supply is in deficit and there are few new mines under development.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the
mineralization at and the potential of the Selwyn Project. These
forward-looking statements are based upon the reasonable beliefs of Pacifica
and its management as of the date of this news release; however,
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based upon
factors that may change and assumptions that may prove, with the passage of
time, to be incorrect as a result of exploration and other risk factors
associated with mineral exploration and development that are beyond the
control of Pacifica. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon
such statements. If factors materially change or assumptions are materially
incorrect, the actual results, performance or achievements of Pacifica may be
materially different from any future results, performances or achievements
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Pacifica does not
undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to
reflect new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by
applicable law.


For further information:

For further information: Dr. Harlan Meade, President and CEO; Jasmin
TamDoo, Manager of Investor Communications, Telephone: (604) 682-5474,
Toll-free: 1-877-682-5474, International Toll-free: (800) 8682-5474,
Facsimile: (604) 682-5404,,

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