News Release

 January 26, 2005
Crowflight Updates Exploration Work From Sudbury Basin Properties

 TORONTO, ONTARIO: CROWFLIGHT MINERALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:CML) wishes to announce the latest results from the Company's exploration activities at the Mystery Offset Dyke, Peter's Roost and AER Kidd Properties in the Sudbury Basin (refer to the Crowflight Location Map).

The Mystery Offset Dyke (MOD) Property was initially evaluated by the Company in 2004 as it covers a well mineralized and Platinum Group Elements (PGE's) bearing segment of the southwest extension of the Worthington Offset, some 8 km from Crowflight's AER Kidd and 7 km from Inco's Totten properties. Crowflight plans to execute a two hole diamond drilling program to test the extension of significant historical PGE's drill intersections, following a re-evaluation of historical geophysical database. Historical channel samples assayed from 0.23% to 1.92% Ni, 0.25% to 1.01% Cu, and 0.63 to 9.61 g/t PGE's over widths varying from 0.4 to 5.1 meters. Diamond drilling in 11 holes tested the main exposure of QD and returned up to 1.26% Ni, 0.45% Cu and 13.43 g/t PGE's over 2.62 metres (DDH-MOD-04) and 1.20% Ni, 1.18% Cu and 1.34 g/t PGE's over 1.42 metres (DDH-MOD-08).

The Peter's Roost Property was acquired by Crowflight via a major staking program early in 2004 and covers a 148 km2 land package along the North Range of the Sudbury Basin covering two projected concentric Offset Dykes. The MegaTEM II airborne geophysical survey flown by Fugro Airborne Surveys over the property revealed six anomalies ("A" to "F") that have Electromagnetic response characteristics and coincident magnetic features typical of massive sulphide lenses. Crowflight is planning a drill program in the first quarter 2005 to test the first priority "A", "B" and "C" anomalies.

Crowflight has focused the majority of its efforts in 2004 at the AER Kidd Property with a significant drilling component. Nickel, Copper and Platinum Group Elements (PGE's) mineralization was encountered in the Worthington Offset at the property. Stringer and massive sulphides are present and are linked to a MT geophysical anomaly (Anomaly "1375") - DDH-3AW1 intersected 19.2 metres (9.8 metres true width) grading 0.80% Nickel, 0.48% Copper, 1.02 g/t PGE's and 3.28 g/t Silver, that included a higher grade core of 1.46% Nickel, 0.56% Copper, 1.31 g/t PGE's and 3.73 g/t Silver over a 8.3 metre (4.2 metres true width) interval.

Crowflight - Sudbury Exploration Activities

Mystery Offset Dyke (Crowflight option to earn 100% interest)
Crowflight plans to execute a two hole diamond drilling program to test the extension of significant historical PGE's drill intersections, following a re-evaluation of historical geophysical data. The Mystery Offset Dyke or MOD Property is located 7 kilometres southwest of Inco's Totten Deposit and 8 kilometres southwest of Crowflight's 100% owned AER Kidd, along what is interpreted to be the south western extension of the Worthington Offset Dyke. The MOD Property covers an 800 metre strike length of sulphide-rich, brecciated Quartz Diorite (QD) very similar to the QD that is the main host of Nickel, Copper and PGE's mineralization within the Worthington Offset Dyke and in other important Offset dykes in the Sudbury Basin.

Grab samples from surface showings (T. H. Poupore) returned up to 4.02 %Ni, 4.87% Cu and 7.28 g/t PGE's. Subsequent channel samples (Tearlach Resources Ltd.) assayed from 0.23% to 1.92% Ni, 0.25% to 1.01% Cu, and 0.63 to 9.61 g/t PGE's over widths varying from 0.4 to 5.1 meters. Diamond drilling in 11 holes (Tearlach Resources Ltd.) from 100 to 615 metres maximum depth tested the main exposure of QD and returned up to 1.26% Ni, 0.45% Cu and 13.43 g/t PGE's over 2.62 metres (DDH-MOD-04) and 1.20% Ni, 1.18% Cu and 1.34 g/t PGE's over 1.42 metres (DDH-MOD-08).

Quantec Geoscience Limited, with Crowflight's geophysical consultant, John Buckle, P. Geo., re-evaluated the available Titan DCIP/resistivity geophysical data from the property. Two anomalies were identified - one in and the other proximal to the QD. Both anomalies sit at depths between 300 and 750 metres in two different segments of the QD. The first target in the QD appears to be a down-dip continuation of the known surface occurrence of disseminated and net textured sulphides. The second target appears to correlate with a breccia unit that has not been described in any existing reports on the property.

"The MOD Property has already proved its worth at this early stage with the presence of significant Nickel, Copper and PGE's", states Jean Lafleur, P. Geo., Crowflight's VP Exploration. "Crowflight is aiming for similar or better results, particularly in PGE's, in the two hole program that could lead to additional drilling to define resources." To earn an initial 51% interest in the MOD Property, Crowflight would be required to make a payment of $250,000, issue 500,000 warrants with an exercise price of $0.75 and an additional 500,000 warrants with an exercise price of $1.25. Once the 51% interest is earned, Crowflight could earn the remaining 49% interest by making payments totaling $120,000 over a 24 month period and by incurring exploration expenditures of $2,000,000 prior to September 1, 2006. The acquisition remains subject to regulatory approval.

Peter's Roost (100% Crowflight)
The MegaTEM II and Magnetic airborne geophysical survey flown by Fugro Airborne Surveys over the North Range of the Sudbury Basin revealed a number of prominent Electromagnetic (EM) anomalies over the property. The 4,000 line-kilometre survey extended along two predominantly east-west trending concentric corridors at the Parkins Offset Dyke in the east, to beyond the Foy Offset Dyke in the west, a distance of over 40 kilometres. The survey was designated to identify conductive EM targets to greater depths than historic airborne surveys, with the likely targets being conductive stringer, semi-massive and/or massive sulphides in association with, but not restricted to, radial and concentric Offset Dykes related to the Sudbury Igneous Complex.

Several geophysical anomalies detected exhibit the expected signature from massive sulphide lenses. Six anomalies ("A" to "F") have EM response characteristics and coincident magnetic features typical of shallow massive sulphide lenses (refer to the appended location map). Field work in the fourth quarter 2004 on the top three anomalies ("A" to "C") consisted of line cutting, soil geochemistry ("MMI" survey), ground Transient Electromagnetic ("TEM") surveys. This work served to defined the target areas and confirm the potential for massive sulphides.

> Anomaly "A"

Follow-up ground TEM delineated a very strong conductivity response on the "A" anomaly. The anomaly is in two associated zones. The northwest zone measures 900 by 700 meters and exhibits a very strong 20 channel EM anomaly, the southeast zone is also a strong EM response and of dimensions 300 by 300 metres. The EM response indicates a shallow target, 100 metres at most from surface. Both targets have response characteristics of massive sulphides. The associated flanking magnetic response supports the sulphide interpretation, as does the corresponding high MMI soil geochemistry anomalies (up to 1% Zinc in soil).

> Anomaly "B"

Anomaly "B" is similar in character to "A". The response is slightly weaker, indicating a deeper target. The conductive zone measures 700 by 600 meters and exhibits to distinct high amplitude peaks separated by an apparent fault.

> Anomaly "C"

Although final results have not been received, the in-field interpretation of anomaly "C" suggest another similar target in the same trend of responses running east - west across the North Range.

Crowflight is planning a 2,500 metre drill program in the first quarter 2005 to test the "A", "B" and "C" targets and will report results as they become available.

AER Kidd (100% Crowflight)
The completed Phase 1 drill campaign consisted of 18,099 metres of diamond drilling in 27 holes from 12 different drill platforms (refer to Table 1 for the final drill hole statistics from the Phase 1 program) to test a series of Magneto-telluric ("MT") geophysical anomalies along a 1 kilometre segment of the Worthington Offset Dyke, 1 to 2 kilometre northeast of Inco's Totten Deposit whch hosts a 10.1 million tonnes resource grading 1.5% Ni, 2% Cu, 4.8 g/t PGE's (refer to the appended Worthington Offset Longitudinal Section). The MT targets were interpreted to be conductive sulphide lenses, potentially similar to Totten-type sulphide lenses between 300 and 1,500 metre vertical depth from surface.
  • A total 11 of the 27 drill holes intersected sulphide-bearing Quartz Diorite (QD) of the Offset (DDH-01, 03AW1, 03AW4, 04, 04W1, 05, 06, 07, 10, 11, and 12).
  • Another 10 drill holes did not intersect the QD (DDH-02A, 02AW1, 02AW2, 03A, 03AW2, 03AW3, 04W2, 07A, 08 and 09) due to the QD being cut-off by gabbro dykes, displaced by faults or oriented differently than predicted. A further 5 drill holes had to be abandoned (DDH-02, 03, 07W1, 07AW1 and 12) due to excessive hole deviation prior to reaching the intended sulphide target.
  • Nickel, Copper and Platinum Group Elements (PGE's) mineralization was encountered in the Worthington Offset. Stringer and massive sulphides are present and are linked to a MT geophysical anomaly (Anomaly "1375") - DDH-3AW1 intersected 19.2 metres (9.8 metres true width) grading 0.80% Nickel, 0.48% Copper, 1.02 g/t PGE's and 3.28 g/t Silver, that included a higher grade core of 1.46% Nickel, 0.56% Copper, 1.31 g/t PGE's and 3.73 g/t Silver over a 8.3 metre (4.2 metres true width) interval (refer to Table 2 for the most significant drill hole assay results from the Phase 1 drill program).
  • A unusually high number of faults and dykes cut the Offset, masking and/or displacing key segments of the QD that could potentially host massive sulphide mineralization.
  • Deep drilling (to beyond a 1 kilometre depth) on the property below Perch Lake, targeting new and stronger MT responses, has identified a 30 to 50 metre wide segment of the Offset, with disseminated sulphides, the occasional sulphide stringers and pervasive mineral alteration, suggestive of a marginal or halo-type mineralization surrounding or capping potentially more massive sulphide mineralization at depth, as was seen in the DDH-3AW1 intersection.
  • The nine MT anomalies outlined on the AER Kidd property are likely linked to a kilometric size MT anomaly that may extend well beyond the property boundaries suggesting a large sulphide bearing mineralized system over a 2 to 3 kilometre segment of the Worthington Offset Dyke, that may encompass the Totten Deposit to the south west.

"Crowflight exploration's approach at the AER Kidd using MT and bore hole EM methods has been successfully used by companies exploring for Offset, Sublayer or Contact ores in the Basin for many years, particularly in the initial discovery and follow up exploration of Inco's Kelly Lake Deposit (10.5 million tonnes at 1.77% Nickel, 1.34% Copper and 3.6 g/t PGE's) and Falconbridge's Nickel Rim Deposit (13.2 million tonnes grading 1.7% Nickel, 3.5% Copper, 0.8 g/t gold and 4.1 g/t PGE's) - deposits valued between $US 4 and 6 billion." stated Stan Bharti, Crowflight's President and CEO.

Crowflight's VP Exploration, Jean Lafleur, P.Geo., adds "We are still in the early exploration stages at AER Kidd. Even though there were early indications of a number massive sulphide lenses, only one lens was uncovered. However, the nature of the geophysical anomalies and the QD, as well as the increasing alteration and sulphide development at depth, would still indicate a potential for stringer and/or massive sulphides at greater depths than previously expected. A 5 million tonne semi-massive to massive sulphide lens could measure no more 200 by 150 metres, making it a very small drill target along the 40 metre wide Worthington Offset especially at a 1 kilometre or more depth." Mr. Lafleur is responsible for the management and supervision of the Company's exploration programs, and is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

Crowflight will be evaluating a number of options available for the AER Kidd property during the first quarter of 2005, that would include seeking a deal with a major company. Crowflight is currently completing a technical report on the 2004 exploration program, which should be available at the end of the first quarter 2005 on the SEDAR and Crowflight websites at www.sedar.com and www.crowflight.com, respectively.

Crowflight - The Base Metal Builder
Crowflight is a Canadian junior mining exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange focused on Nickel, Copper and Platinum Group Minerals exploration in the Thompson Nickel Belt and Sudbury Basin. The company currently owns and/or has under option more than 672 km2 in Manitoba and Ontario. This includes the Bucko Deposit in Thompson, where the Company is conducting a feasibility study, and ten highly prospective properties in a partnership with Falconbridge - four around Bucko (Bowden Lake, Resting Lake, Halfway Lake and Gonlin Lake), and six located 100 kilometers to the north on the TNB Thompson North Project (Burntwood River, Birchtree South, Birchtree North, Airport, Moak Lake and Strong Lake).

The Company also has several advanced projects in Sudbury, which include the AER Kidd Project adjacent to Inco's Totten Deposit (10.1 million tonnes @ 1.5% Ni, 2% Cu, 4.8 g/t PGE's), Airport Property (a 50/50 joint venture with Millstream Mines Ltd.) located 4 km on-strike with Falconbridge's Nickel Rim South Deposit (13.2 million tonnes @ 3.5% Cu, 1.7% Ni, 0.8 g/t Au, 4.1 g/t PGE's), Mystery Offset Dyke Option and Peter's Roost. Further information is available on the Company's web site at www.crowflight.com.

Statements in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual developments or results may vary materially from those in these "forward-looking statements. The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Table 1. Final drill hole statistics from the AER-Kidd Phase 1 
program (12/2003 to 08/2004)

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DDH#             COORD.             AZ/DIP            LENGTH(a)
WO3 series       Easting,           Degrees           Metres
                 Northing

01               466686             317 / -75           983.0
                 5137215
02               466434             150 / -75           145.4
                 5137983
02A              466434             128 / -75         1,055.0
                 5137983
02AW1            466546             168 / -68         1,532.0
                 5137786
02AW2            466530             155 / -75         1,101.0
                 5137848
03               466965             284 / -80            98.6
                 5137469
03A              466965             296 / -76           887.4
                 5137469
03AW1            466867             310 / -74           966.5
                 5137522
03AW2            466890             296 / -75         1,024.0
                 5137505
03AW3            466906             300 / -76           421.0
                 5137494
03AW4            466906             300 / -77           852.0
                 5137949
04               467297             298 / -78         1,203.0
                 5137419
04W1             467209             311 / -68         1,201.0
                 5137484
04W2             467209             311 / -67         1,208.0
                 5137483
05               467248             222 / -65           531.0
                 5138131
06               466657             172 / -85           160.5
                 5137715
07               467248             222 / -73           342.0
                 5138131
07W1             467211             239 / -70           277.5
                 5138105
07A              467248             219 / -73           547.0
                 5138131
07AW1            467225             231 / -70           141.5
                 5138109
08               466657             172 / -80           947.0
                 5137715
08W1             466660             191 / -81           750.0
                 5137666
09               467248             217 / -75           768.0
                 5138131
10               467475               340/-76           992.0
                 5137776
11               468110               280/-80          1943.0
                 5137460
12               467475               250/-84           294.0
                 5137776
12W1             467475               250/-84          1020.0
                 5137776


DDH#             NET                CUMULATIVE
WO3 series       LENGTH(b)          NET LENGTH
                 Metres             Metres         COMMENTS

01                983.0               983.0        QD, sulphides
02                145.4             1,128.4            Abandoned
02A             1,055.0             2,183.4        No QD, gabbro
02AW1             672.0             2,855.4     No QD, sediments
02AW2             451.0             3,306.4     No QD, sediments
03                 98.6             3,405.0            Abandoned
03A               887.4             4,292.4        No QD, gabbro
03AW1             466.5             4,758.9        QD, sulphides
03AW2             637.0             5,395.9        No QD, gabbro
03AW3             421.0             5,816.9        No QD, gabbro
03AW4             572.0             6,388.9        QD, sulphides
04              1,203.0             7,591.9        QD, sulphides
04W1              801.0             8,392.9        QD, sulphides
04W2              809.0             9,201.9        No QD, gabbro
05                531.0             9,732.9        QD, sulphides
06                160.5             9,893.4        QD, sulphides,
                                                       abandoned
07                342.0            10,235.4        QD, sulphides
07W1              277.5            10,512.9            Abandoned
07A               547.0            11,049.9     No QD, sediments
07AW1              41.5            11,091.4            Abandoned
08                947.0            12,038.4     No QD, sediments
08W1              750.0            12,788.4     Hole end in seds
09                768.0            13,556.4     No QD, sediments
10                992.0            14,548.4        QD, sulphides
11              1,943.0            16,491.4        QD, sulphides
12                294.0            16,785.4            Abandoned
12W1             1020.0            18,099.4        QD, sulphides

      TOTAL        18,099.4 metres / 27 drillholes / 12 stations
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(a) Full drill hole length from surface, including wedged portion 
    to end of hole
(b) Drill hole metreage to end of hole taken from downhole wedge 
    position


Table 2. Significant drill hole assay results from the AER Kidd 
Phase 1 drill program

DDH#          FROM         TO         LENGTH     Cu    Ni    Pt    Pd
          (metres)   (metres)       (metres)      %     %   g/t   g/t
01(1)        927.4      932.8            5.4   0.18  0.12  0.14  0.17
       incl. 931.1      932.8            1.7   0.22  0.19  0.12  0.19
(1) refer to Press Release dated December 5, 2003 for details.
03AW1(2)     842.0      861.2  19.2 (9.8(3))   0.48  0.80  0.44  0.58
       incl. 844.2      852.4            8.3   0.56  1.46  0.58  0.74
(2) refer to Press Release dated February 5, 2004 for details.
(3) true width interval
04         1,123.3    1,124.2            0.9   0.31  0.17  0.37  0.42
05           264.0      268.0            4.0   0.28  0.32  0.34  0.42
             272.6      284.0           11.4   0.41  0.22  0.13  0.11
       incl. 276.3      277.3            1.0   2.73  0.35  0.21  0.08
             305.7      308.4            2.7   0.34  0.20  0.20  0.20
07            38.0       39.0            1.0   0.12  0.10  0.14  0.23
07A           35.0       39.0            4.0   0.06  0.10  0.58  0.26
09            64.0       66.0            2.0   0.08  0.12  0.45  0.52
11          1786.0     1789.0            3.0   0.12  0.14  0.25  0.20
12W1        1187.5     1188.5            1.0   0.12  0.17  0.16  0.31

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Stan Bharti
President and CEO
(416) 861-5876
 
 

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