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December 21. 2005

Private placement completed

Vancouver B.C. December 21, 2005 - The Company has completed 520,450 units of the non-brokered private placement announced on October 4, 2005 and amended on November 22, 2005. The private placement units consisted of one share at a purchase price of $4.00 per share, and one warrant to purchase an additional share at a price of $4.00 exercisable for a period of two years. The shares shall not be traded before April 2, 2006. The proceeds of the private placement have been used for general working capital and continued exploration on the Morrison & Hearne Hill properties. No finders fee or commission was payable for this private placement.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

"John Plourde"

John Plourde

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