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Fieldex begins first phase program on Temiscamingue

Also News Release (C-ARP) Aurora Platinum Corp

Mr. Martin Dallaire of Fieldex reports

DRILLING COMMENCES ON ITS TEMISCAMINGUE GOLD PROJECT, ABITIBI-TEMISCAMINGUE, QUEBEC

Fieldex Exploration Inc. has initiated a first phase drill program on its Temiscamingue joint venture project with Aurora Platinum Corp.

In June, 2004, a fixed-wing airborne magnetic survey was completed, covering the company's Temiscamingue joint venture project area in Quebec (Fieldex Exploration, 50 per cent; Aurora, 50 per cent). Data from this survey were merged with three other detailed airborne surveys that Aurora had previously flown throughout the Temiscamingue region. The resulting product helped define initial target areas that were field investigated from June, 2004, to November, 2004. Fieldwork consisted of prospecting, reconnaissance mapping, outcrop stripping and washing, detailed mapping, channel sampling, and ground acquisition. The results of this program led to the discovery of four new gold showings and the significant expansion of some previous known showings. Initial grab samples of some of these areas returned gold values of 59.8 grams, 42.7 grams, 18.35 grams and 16.05 grams. New areas favourable for hosting nickel-copper-platinum-group-metal deposits have also been identified and prospected.

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2004/ FIELD EXPLORATION PROGRAM -- TEMISCAMINGUE JOINT VENTURE
OccurrenceAssay result highlights
Petosa59.8 g/t Au, 18.0 g/t Au, 7.43 g/t Au (grab samples)
Gauthier19 g/t Au (grab sample), 5.47 g/t Au (one-metre channel sample), 7.48 g/t Au (one-metre channel sample), 11.15 g/t Au (0.5-metre channel sample)
Belleterre16.0 g/t Au, 12 g/t Au (grab samples)
Harding East0.97 per cent zinc, 0.22 per cent copper, 0.17 per cent nickel (channel samples)
Roy2.03 g/t Au, 0.86 per cent copper, 1.25 per cent zinc (grab samples)
SiscoTwo g/t Au (grab sample)
Lac Bluff1.75 g/t Au, 0.55 per cent Cu (grab samples)
BellehumeurTwo g/t Au, 4.36 per cent copper (grab samples)
HIGHLIGHTS OF 2004/ FIELD EXPLORATION PROGRAM -- TEMISCAMINGUE JOINT VENTURE
OccurrenceDescription
PetosaGold mineralization occurs within quartz veins and strongly sheared, silicified and sericitized quartz diorite
GauthierQuartz ankerite veins cutting sheared gabbro. The 15-metre-wide shear zone returned anomalous gold values over its entire exposed 100-metre length from 0.2 g/t Au to 19.0 g/t Au
BelleterreMineralization in quartz vein hosted by a three- metre-wide highly sheared gabbro
Harding EastIntensely altered and deformed mafic to ultramafic schist hosted by gabbroic rocks
RoyPyrite and chalcopyrite mineralized pillow and pillow breccia basalt
SiscoQuartz vein cutting sheared gabbro
Lac BluffInterbedded dacitic tuff and volcaniclastic rocks (7-per-cent combined pyrite and chalcopyrite)
BellehumeurIntensely sericitized and silicified mafic volcanic and gabbroic rocks

In December, 2004, a helicopter-borne electromagnetic survey was completed over a number of specific target areas. The VTEM and magnetometer survey covered included 1,440 total line kilometres flown over komatiitic and gabbroic terrains to locate conductors indicative of massive sulphide mineralization for subsequent drilling (phase 2) this winter.

The Temiscamingue joint venture project is being supervised by Dr. Michael J. Byron (PGeo), the qualified person for this project.