Vancouver, BC -- Skyharbour Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: SYH) announces that the Phase I winter diamond drill program on its 20% owned, Cypress Development Corp. (TSX.V: CYP) 80% owned, McKenzie Island gold project located in Red Lake, Northwestern Ontario is about to commence. The drill rig (Rodren Drilling, Winnipeg) is being mobilized at this time and the drill is expected to start to turn about mid January 2006.
The companies have delineated drill targets from a recently completed closely spaced Induced Polarization survey (IP) and detailed Magnetometer survey. The surveys have confirmed an extensive geological alteration within an embayment of volcanic rocks to the south and to the west of the gold mineralization (166,000 oz at .53 oz per ton resource estimate) found on the Western Discovery Zone of Southern Star / Exall Resources (SSR / EXL) property.
Skyharbour Resources will drill test the possible westward extension of the Western Discovery Zone onto the McKenzie Island property. A review of the exploration data compiled to date suggests the controlling structure on this mineralized Western Discovery Zone of SSR / EXL is shown to be shallow dipping to the west. With this dip, it is considered that the prospective mineralization would lie at a depth of 550 - 650 metres along the eastern edge of the adjoining Skyharbour property. This target area is well within an effective drilling range.
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The IP survey identified several chargeability features within resistive rocks within the alteration system. The McAndrew East Zone will be the initial drill target area. Past exploration programs consisting of till sampling by overburden drilling and Mobile Metal Ion (MMI) soil surveys have resulted in the establishment of several areas of elevated gold-in-tills settings on this portion of Skyharbour's McKenzie Island property. Ongoing geological and geophysical evaluation of the McAndrew East Zone has identified a continuous trend of shearing and carbonate alteration of approximately 1 kilometre long in an east-west direction. The shearing and lithologies in the McAndrew East Zone dip very steeply to the north (near vertical).
A linear zone trending along the north edge of the McKenzie Island property exhibits strong evidence of oxidizing and reducing fluids having mixed. No drilling to date has ever tested this target setting.
It is the Company's position that there remains significant potential for gold deposits to be discovered on its McKenzie Island property.
A total of 19.2 million ounces of gold have been produced from 13 mines in the Red Lake area. Gold production has been continuous since 1930 when the Howey Gold Mine entered production. Current gold production is around 700,000 ounces per year from the Campbell mine of Placer Dome and the Red Lake mine of Goldcorp.
David J. Busch, B.A., B.Sc., PGeo. is the qualified person, under the meaning of National Instrument 43-101, and has reviewed the data in this News Release.
About Skyharbour Resources Ltd.:
Skyharbour Resources Ltd. is a gold exploration company that focuses on the acquisition and exploration of projects in northwestern, Ontario. The Company has options or interests in 5 mineral properties located in the Red Lake greenstone belt.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DONALD C. HUSTON
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