Rubicon Hits More High-Grade Gold at Phoenix Gold Project, Red Lake

    - intercepts include 42.99 g/t Au over 1.55 metres, 34.14 g/t Au
    over 1.00 metre and 10.59 g/t Au over 1.57 metres -

    TORONTO, June 19 /CNW/ - Rubicon Minerals Corporation (RMX.TSX :
RBY.AMEX), is pleased to provide additional assay results from the recently
completed drill program at its 100%-controlled Phoenix Gold Project in the
heart of the prolific Red Lake gold district.

    1) West Mine Target:

    Drilling west of the historical underground workings at the McFinley Mine
has intersected new high-grade gold mineralization in the West Mine Target
area. This new, previously untested target area is wide open for follow up
expansion. Drill hole WMT-07-01 returned 42.99 g/t gold over 1.55 metres from
a fault zone containing visible gold. The fault zone is hosted by mafic
volcanic rocks. A second hole, WMT-07-02, drilled 30 metres to the south
intersected what is interpreted to be the same fault structure although
visible gold was not observed.

    2) North Peninsula Target:

    Following up on the successful drill results released earlier from this
program, (10.41 g/t gold over 1.50 metres including 24.80 g/t gold over 0.50
metres, 28.07 g/t gold over 0.90 metres and 9.93 g/t gold over 1.00 metre.
(see News Release dated May 9, 2007), the following additional results have
been received from three drill holes:
    Holes NPZ-07-02 and NPZ-07-04 were drilled on the same section as hole
NPZ-07-01. NPZ-07-02, drilled 50 metres up dip of NPZ-07-01, returned 5.40 g/t
gold over 1.29 metres (incl. 8.30 g/t gold over 0.66 metres). NPZ-07-04 was
drilled 40 metres down dip of NPZ-07-01 and returned 6.85 g/t gold over 1.09
metres. The gold zones in both of these recent holes are hosted in the Lower
Zone mafic unit that is encompassed by ultramafic rocks.
    Hole NPZ-07-05 was drilled 50 metres south of the first section of holes
and returned gold values from both the Upper and Lower, gold mineralized,
mafic zones. The Upper Zone returned 8.70 g/t gold over 1.00 metre and 4.44
g/t gold over 1.30 metres. Associated with this Upper Zone is a fault zone
that dips to the west and displays a number of striking similarities to the
Phoenix Zone Fault, observed 1500 metres to the northeast. These include
intense biotite alteration, colloform/crustiform, quartz-carbonate veining and
varying amounts of sulphides, including arsenopyrite. The Lower Zone returned
values of 34.14 g/t gold over 1.00 metre and 10.59 g/t gold over 1.57 metres.
The intensity of alteration and sulphidization of the Lower Zone observed on
this section is pervasive over an interpreted true width of 56 metres, and is
characterized by zones of intense silicification and arsenopyrite replacement
of carbonate veins over widths ranging from four to nine metres.
    Assay results from other holes drilled on this section are pending. The
exploration team is extremely encouraged with the drilling results to date,
from the North Peninsula Zone. The continuity of the gold mineralization and
intensity of alteration, both in the Upper and Lower Mafic Zones is indicative
of an extremely robust, gold mineralizing system which will be followed up
with additional drilling.
    In May, 2007, Rubicon reported that winter drilling in 2007 had also
intersected gold in two additional new settings, the KZ target (2.89 g/t gold
over 9.00 metres (incl. 9.60 g/t gold over 1.00 metre and incl. 7.29 g/t gold
over 1.00 metre) and 5.41 g/t gold over 2.40 metres) and the Deep Footwall
Target (23.55 g/t gold over 1.00 metre).
    Drilling in 2007 has now identified four new gold bearing target areas.
Following the compilation of the final results, an aggressive drill program
will be designed and implemented to follow up on these targets, as well as the
previously identified Phoenix Zone.
    An updated plan map and video presentation can be viewed on the company
website at
    "We are pleased with progress at the North Peninsula Zone and the West
Mine area." said David Adamson, President and CEO. "We continue to identify
new high-grade gold potential on the project over wide areas and at depths
ranging from surface down to 1200 metres. Our strategy is to identify and
advance multiple target areas on the property to add to existing resources,
expand our Phoenix Zone where over 60 significant gold intercepts have been
observed to date and to continue the search for new gold zones."

    Rubicon Minerals Corporation is a well-funded, gold-focused exploration
company which is owned 32.8% by Rob McEwen. Rubicon controls over 150 square
miles of prime exploration ground in the prolific Red Lake gold camp of
Ontario which hosts Goldcorp's high-grade, world class Red Lake Mine. In
addition to the Phoenix Project, Rubicon is currently drilling its 60% owned
McCuaig project in Red Lake and is also carrying out drilling on its extensive
Pogo district holdings in Alaska as part of its aggressive 12-month $8.0
million exploration program.


    David W. Adamson
    President & CEO

    Table 1: Phoenix Gold Project Assay Results (New Results
    Highlighted in Grey)

    Hole                                         Length
    Number         From (m)        To (m)         (m)      Gold (g/t)
    NPZ-07-01       180.20        181.20          1.00          9.93

                    253.60        254.50          0.90         28.07

                    320.15        321.65          1.50         10.41
             incl   320.15        320.65          0.50          24.8

    NPZ-07-02       309.33        310.62          1.29          5.40
             incl   309.96        310.62          0.66          8.30

    NPZ-07-04       326.24        327.33          1.09          6.85

    NPZ-07-05        95.40         96.70          1.30          4.44


                    293.70        295.27          1.57         10.59

                    340.35        341.35          1.00         34.14

    WMT-07-01        87.90         89.45          1.55         42.99

                    121.00        122.00          1.00          8.70

    DF-07-01       1322.40       1323.40          1.00         23.55

    KZ-07-01         80.90         83.30          2.40          5.41

    KZ-07-02        130.50        139.50          9.00          2.89
             incl   130.50        131.50          1.00           9.6
             incl   138.50        139.50          1.00          7.29

    True widths are estimated to be approximately 90% of reported lengths.
All assays were conducted on sawn NQ2-sized half core sections. Program assays
by Accurassay Laboratories and ALS Chemex using the metallic screen fire assay
procedure or fire assay gravimetric finish. Standards and blanks were included
at regular intervals in each sample batch. Gold standards were prepared by CDN
Resource Laboratories Ltd. Work programs are supervised by Terry Bursey,
P.Geo. the project Qualified Person under the definition of NI 43-101.

    A historical inferred resource of 334,007 tons at 0.20 oz/ton gold to a
depth of 400 feet has been defined at the Phoenix Gold Project on the main
peninsula. This resource, according to Glenn Hogg, P.Eng. and QP, would be
classified as an Inferred Mineral Resource under the standards of National
Instrument 43-101 (see Technical Report 43-101 dated May 12, 2003).

    Forward-Looking Statements

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Company expects to occur, are forward looking statements. Forward looking
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"should" occur. Forward-looking statements in this document include statements
with respect to the Company's exploration programs, its expenditures on such
exploration programs and the anticipated results of such exploration programs.

    Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such
forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such
statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may
differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that
could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in
forward-looking statements include uncertainty with respect to findings under
exploration programs and general economic, market or business conditions.
Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future
performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from
those projected in the forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements
are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management
on the date the statements are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to
update these forward-looking statements in the event that management's
beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

    These statements are based on a number of assumptions, including, among
others, assumptions regarding general business and economic conditions, the
ability of management to successfully implement the planned exploration. The
foregoing list of assumptions is not exhaustive. Events or circumstances could
cause results to differ materially.

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