Starfield Resources Appoints Vice President of Operations

    THE U.S./

    TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Starfield Resources Inc. (TSX: SRU / OTCBB:
SRFDF) today announced the appointment of Fred Mason as Vice President of
Operations. In this role, Mr. Mason will be responsible for the administration
and operations of the Ferguson Lake project in Nunavut.
    Mr. Mason comes to Starfield with over 35 years of experience with senior
mining companies. Most recently, Mr. Mason was Construction Manager at New
Gold Inc.'s New Afton Copper-Gold project, located near Kamloops, British
Columbia. Previously he was Vice President and General Manager at Kinross Gold
Corporation's Refugio project near Copiapo, Chile, and General Manager of the
Pascua Lama project for Barrick Gold Corporation, situated on the border of
Chile and Argentina. Mr. Mason was also Vice President of Operations and
Senior Manager of Mining for Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. in Indonesia
and General Manager at the Toquepala Area for Southern Peru Copper, now known
as Southern Copper Corporation.
    "I am very pleased to welcome Mr. Mason to Starfield's executive team,"
said André Douchane, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Fred brings with
him a wealth of operating and construction knowledge that will be valuable as
we advance with the operations at Ferguson Lake."

    About Starfield

    Starfield Resources Inc. is an advanced exploration and emerging early
stage development company focused on its Ferguson Lake
Palladium-Platinum-Nickel-Cobalt-Copper property in Nunavut, Canada. The
property is emerging as Nunavut's largest ongoing base and precious metal
project. Starfield has developed a novel, environmentally friendly and
energy-efficient hydrometallurgical flowsheet to recover platinum, palladium,
cobalt, nickel and copper from Ferguson Lake massive sulphides.

    This news release may contain forward-looking statements, including those
describing Starfield's future plans and the expectations of management that a
stated result or condition will occur. Any statement addressing future events
or conditions necessarily involves inherent risk and uncertainty. Actual
results can differ materially from those anticipated by management at the time
of writing due to many factors, the majority of which are beyond the control
of Starfield and its management.


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For further information:

For further information: André J. Douchane, President and Chief
Executive Officer, Starfield Resources Inc., (416) 860-0400 ext. 222,; John Vincic, Executive Vice President, Barnes
McInerney Inc., (416) 367-5000 ext. 249,

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