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Joint Venture Fieldex - Lake Shore Gold

Fieldex Exploration Inc. (FLX :TSXV) is pleased to announce an amendment to its agreement signed March 31, 2004 with Lake Shore Gold Corp. (“Lake Shore”) for exploration of Lake Shore's Noranda North volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) and gold project in western Québec. Under the terms of the amended agreement, Fieldex can earn a 50% interest in the Project by spending $500,000 before September 30th, 2006, which must include 1,000 metres of drilling. Lake Shore will be the operator of the Project, which covers 3,600 hectares.

The Noranda North Project consists of 89 claims (approximately 3,600 hectares) located about 40 kilometres north of Rouyn-Noranda, Québec. The area was staked in 2003 based on a review of potential targets for volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) base metal gold-silver deposits in the vicinity of Rouyn-Noranda. This assessment highlighted the area's highly prospective geology, and its lack of drilling along key stratigraphic horizons. About four kilometres west of the Noranda North Project lies the Lyndhurst Mine (VMS copper-silver). Discovered in the early 1950's, it produced 141,520 tonnes grading 1.93% copper and 12.72 grams per tonne silver (1956-1957).

During the 2003 field season Lake Shore initiated a program of reconnaissance scale geological mapping, lithogeochemical sampling, and soil sampling. In October 2003 Geotech Ltd. was contracted to fly a helicopter-borne Time-Domain EM and magnetic survey over the entire property (a 40 square kilometre area) at 75 metre spaced north-south lines for a total of 585 line kilometres.

Results of this work have led to the identification of several VMS-style and gold targets. Target areas will be further advanced in the upcoming field season leading towards a drill program.