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Pacific Booker Minerals Inc. Responds to the Geomembrane Lined Tailings Storage Facility Plan

Vancouver BC, November 20, 2012: The Company would like to provide some additional information on the plan to line the Tailings Storage Facility.

An Environmental Assessment is conducted at the conceptual design level prior to detailed engineering and obtaining the various Licenses and Permits required for the construction, operation, decommissioning and reclamation of a mine. The Company’s Environmental Assessment Certificate Application for the proposed Morrison Copper/Gold mine was based on a Feasibility level design, which was a comprehensive technical and economic study.

The Company’s Environmental Assessment Certificate contained 32 conditions. They are conditions that the Company would have to meet prior to obtaining the Mines Act Permit and conditions that the Company would have to meet during Construction, Operations and Closure, in order to comply with the Mines Act and Environmental Management Act.

Condition #9, lining the Tailings Storage Facility with a geomembrane liner was at the request of the BC Environmental Assessment Office and its reviewers who requested water quality predictions for the Tailings Storage Facility receiving streams and emergent groundwater in Morrison Lake lakebed for a geomembrane lined Tailings Storage Facility. However, the extent of the geomembrane liner would be determined during detailed engineering and prior to the issuance of the Mines Act Permit. The geomembrane liner, if required, is proven technology that has been used at several mines in BC and would be installed over the 21 year life of the mine.

The BC Environmental Assessment Office’ User Guide states that it is common for an environmental assessment certificate to have over 100 conditions. Therefore, the Company’s 32 conditions is a relatively low number of conditions. Two previously approved mines contained 197 and 96 conditions respectively.

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Erik Tornquist, Director


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