MANTLE ANNOUNCES 2008 AFRIDI LAKE DRILL PROGRAM Ground Program Underway
Vancouver, B.C. – Wednesday March 26, 2008 – Mantle Resources Inc. (TSX Venture: MTS; Frankfurt: AOF7E1) (the “Company”), Shear Minerals Ltd., International Samuel Exploration Corp. and New World Resource Corp. are please to announce the commencement of the 2008 exploration program at the Afridi Lake Diamond Project (“the Afridi Project”), Northwest Territories. A minimum of 15 high priority geophysical targets will be drill tested.
An eleven person crew has been mobilized to the field with ground magnetic and gravity geophysical surveys underway. Radius Drilling Corp. of
“The airborne and ground gravity surveys that were completed in 2007 were a huge success,” commented Shear Minerals President and CEO Pamela Strand. “These methods clearly defined the known kimberlites as well as outlined a number of potential new targets that will be drill tested in the coming month.”
In 2007, a high resolution airborne gravity gradient survey was flown by Bell Geospace of Houston, Texas. It was proven that the density contrast between the surrounding rock and the known kimberlites was great enough to register an interpretable gravity gradient anomaly of two hectares or larger. A review of the geophysical data by independent consultant Christopher Campbell of Intrepid Geophysics,
The Afridi Project is comprised of 56,000 acres of claims and mineral leases within the Lac de Gras Diamond District located 320 km northeast of the City of
The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MANTLE RESOURCES INC.
PEEYUSH VARSHNEY, LL.B
Chief executive officer