9.14% Combined Zinc+Lead over 7.65 Meters in Hole A-06-41 AKIE PROPERTY, BC
January 19, 2007
Vancouver, B.C. – January 19, 2007 – Mantle Resources Inc. (TSX Venture: MTS; Frankfurt: A0F7E1) (the “Company”) ”) is pleased to announce the following assay results for drill hole A-06-41, the seventh hole completed during the 2006 exploration program at the Akie zinc lead property which is located in northeastern British Columbia, approximately 280 kilometers north-northwest of the town of Mackenzie.
Hole: A-06-41: (Az: 055o; Dip: -83o; Grid: 3520N/0115W; Elev: 1398 meters; End of hole: 675.74 meters)
From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Zinc (%) Lead (%) Zinc+Lead (%)
587.60 604.35 16.75 6.56 (6.70) 1.20 (1.21) 7.76 (7.91)
Incl: 591.87 604.35 12.48 6.99 (7.12) 1.31 (1.33) 8.30 (8.45)
Incl: 596.70 604.35 7.65 7.65 (7.81) 1.49 (1.51) 9.14 (9.32)
The average silver values for the reported intervals range between 12.20 and 16.70 grams/tonne.
For each of the zinc and lead values presented above, the first figure has been derived from assay data received from Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd. (“Acme”), Vancouver, BC, and the second, in italics and brackets, has been calculated from confirmatory analyses carried out on assay pulps from Acme by Global Discovery Labs, Vancouver, BC.
The true width of the mineralization is estimated to be 71% of the core interval but this figure is subject to revision.
Hole A-06-41 was drilled from the same pad, and on the same section, as holes A-05-33 and A-06-40 and pierced the mineralized zone approximately 45 meters down dip from the pierce point of A-05-33.
During the recently completed 2006 exploration program, the Company drilled 11 holes totaling 4,880.58 meters, comprising seven holes (4,434.39 meters) that penetrated the Akie mineralized horizon and four holes (446.19 meters) that were abandoned for various technical reasons.
Assay samples and assay procedures
All mineralized core is split by diamond saw and sampled, with a maximum of 1.5 meters of core collected for each sample. These samples are then bagged and shipped in secure containers to Acme Analytical Laboratories in Vancouver for analysis for zinc, lead and silver by aqua regia digestion followed by ICP analysis (Group 7A-ICP multielement assay).
John R. Fraser, P.Geo. (BC) is the Qualified Person for the Company and is responsible for the technical information contained in this release.
For further information regarding the Akie property, the reader is referred to a NI 43-101 report, titled Geological Report on the Akie Property, dated October 24, 2005, by D.G. MacIntyre, Ph. D., P.Geo.(BC)., which is filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MANTLE RESOURCES INC.
“ PEEYUSH VARSHNEY ”
pEEYUSH vARSHNEY, LL.B
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