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Metallurgical test programme begins

March 2, 2005

As part of the feasibility study currently underway at the Morrison/Hearne Hill property 65 kms. NE of Smithers, BC., Pacific Booker Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce the start of the Metallurgical test programme.

This will consist of drilling 3 PQ (8cm) diameter diamond core holes totaling 700 metres. The contractor, Advanced Drilling, will start the programme March 7, 2005 under the supervision of Beacon Hill Consultants.

The wide diameter core obtained from the program will be used for comminution and flotation tests under supervision by JRW Fox of Laurion Consulting.

Results of this programme will permit finalization of mill design and provide samples of concentrate for testing by potential purchasers such as Asian smelting groups.

Chris J. Sampson, P. Eng

“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.”