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July 30, 2003

Feasibility Study Underway

Pacific Booker Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce that the feasibility study is now underway on the Morrison/Hearne Hill project located 65 kilometres northeast of Smithers, BC. The Morrison property is under option from Noranda Inc. and the Hearne Hill property is owned by Pacific Booker Minerals Inc, the properties are contiguous.

Prior to the start of the feasibility study Pacific Booker Minerals Inc. drilled a total of 82 diamond drill holes (22,824 metres) to delineate the deposit. This drilling led to a Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource being developed by a manual polygonal in-house study as well as a block model and geostatistical evaluation by Snowden Mining Industry Consultants. All of the work performed to date is in compliance with National Instrument 43-101. The results of these studies led to the appended table with a comparison to the nearby former producing Bell Mine.

The preliminary work on the feasibility study started in April 2003 with drilling starting on July 4, 2003. The current work will:

  • Close off three areas of the deposit
  • Obtain geotechnical data
  • Explore hydrology of the area, i.e. depth to ground water, monitoring wells, run-off water, etc.
  • Investigate potential for acid generation
  • Commence detailed environmental studies
  • Preliminary studies are under way on potential waste and tailings sites
  • A preliminary Terms of Reference document is underway

The geotechnical studies are under the direction of Sean Daly, P.Eng. The waste management studies are under the direction of Knight, Piesold and the environmental studies are being managed by Rick Killam, P.Eng. Acid generation studies are being conducted by Kevin Morin,Ph.D., P.Geo., L.Hydrogeo. Michael Farnsworth, P.Eng. is handling government relations, keeping all federal and provincial regulators up to date. Our Qualified Person, independent consultant, is Ed Kimura,P.Geo.

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J. Paul Stevenson, CEO
Pacific Booker Minerals Inc.

“No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained in this news release. This release includes certain statement that may be deemed “forward-looking statements”. All statements in this release, other than statement of historical facts, that address future production, reserve potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautious that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.”