VAL-D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - Metanor Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MTO) is pleased to announce that it has poured more gold at its Bachelor Lake Mill facilities, bringing the cumulative total to more than 3,000 ounces of gold dore bars. The bulk sample mill-feed is from its promising Barry open pit property. The Bachelor Lake Mill continues to operate consistently at 500 tons/day, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and is well on its way of producing its minimum 1st year forecast of 25,000 ounces. Ghislain Morin, President and COO commented "The mill continues to operate very well during this start-up phase, with each day comes continued improvements - for instance -recovery is presently at 96.6%. The operations at the mill continue to show testament of the hard work of our team."
As previously announced, Metanor has commenced a 15,000 meter diamond drilling program at its promising deposit at the Barry camp. This drilling campaign was initiated to the southwest of the main zone trying to connect the main zone with zone 48. Due to the core samples taken to date with visible gold present, Management has mobilized a second diamond drill to the Barry camp and the second drill is presently on site and operating at full capacity. The core samples are analyzed at our on-site laboratory and are sent to an independent laboratory for verification, results are pending. This drilling program is being done in an effort to prove up the resources at the Barry camp and to better plan its ongoing excavation and processing of the ore body. To reinforce this program were the very promising results obtained from the most recent study published by Diagnos showing a potential body stretching 4KM in length. "With these core samples ,we continue to believe that the Barry pit is potentially a very large deposit as it is open in all directions and open at depth , this is why we are accelerating the drilling campaign with the addition of a second drill on site " stated Serge Roy, Chairman and CEO.
Mr. Andre Tremblay, P Eng. is the qualified person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101 and supervised the technical information presented in the news release.
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Metanor Resources Inc.
Serge Roy, CEO