News Release

 October 13, 2004
Crowflight Receives 43-101 Report Confirming Indicated Resources at Bucko

 TORONTO: CROWFLIGHT MINERALS INC. (TSX-V:CML) has reached another milestone in the Bucko Deposit program.

- The Company has received the Bucko Deposit Report, titled 43-101 Technical Evaluation Report of the Bucko Lake Property, Northern Manitoba, dated September 24, 2004 from Alain-Jean Beauregard (P. Geo.) and Daniel Gaudreault (P. Eng.), both from GEOLOGICA inc. of Val-d'Or, independent Qualified Persons under NI 43-101 standards.

- The Bucko mineralization shows sufficient continuity with potentially economic Nickel grades as detailed by the historical drilling such that a significant amount of the historical resources are deemed of high quality and can be included in the Indicated Resources category following the guidelines of NI 43-101. The current Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources are summarized in the following table:
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                         MINERAL RESOURCE SUMMARY

                                                  Tonnes     % Nickel
Undiluted Mineral Resource Summary(a)
Indicated Resources                            1,218,000         2.71
Inferred Resources                               455,000         2.23
(a) 6.2 metres average horizontal thickness

Diluted Mineral Resource Summary(b)
Indicated Resources                            1,461,000         2.36
Inferred Resources                               547,000         1.99
(b) 7.4 metres average horizontal thickness, diluted 20% at the 
average wall rock grade
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"Micon International is currently finishing up its initial Scoping Study of the Bucko Deposit based on the resources as stated in the NI 43-101 report", stated Stan Bharti, and President and CEO of Crowflight Minerals Inc. "The 1.4 million tonnes of 2.36% Nickel in the Indicated Resources category means we can now focus our efforts on a more robust economic study to determine the viability of an underground project in the short term, and at the same time drill the extensions of the deposit to increase the resource base in all categories."

The complete Bucko Deposit Report, including a listing of all the historical composite assay database for each of the mineralized lenses used in the resource estimate is available under Crowflight Minerals Inc. on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com and on Crowflight's website at www.crowflight.com. A summary listing of these historical composite assays is appended for reference purposes to show the range of significant Nickel values at the Bucko Deposit.

GEOLOGICA concludes their evaluation, as with Roscoe Postle Associates in 2000 and Micon International Limited in 2001, by stating a number of key recommendations for future resource-reserve delineation and engineering programs at the Bucko Deposit:

- Significant Platinum Group Elements (PGE's) values were obtained from the recent core sampling completed by GEOLOGICA (refer to Crowflight's September 21, 2004 Press Release). All future drilling should be assayed for PGE's.

- There is excellent potential to increase the mineral resource and to convert Inferred Resources to the Indicated category. Drilling of the ultramafic zone on projections of known blocks along plunge could increase the amount of Indicated Resources. Fill-in drilling in the vicinity of intersections in the Inferred Blocks should allow classification of some of these blocks as Indicated Resources. Some potential exists for the discovery of new resources above the 180 metre level under Bucko Lake and below the 300 metre level. The deposit remains open along strike and the area will be drilled with the objective of increasing the resources.

- Based on the distribution of resource blocks, grade thickness contours and existing drill hole locations, a total of 18 targets are outlined where a drill hole could significantly expand the existing resource. The ultramafic unit hosting the nickel mineralization is known to thin considerably along strike to the north and south. Therefore there seems to be limited opportunity for the discovery of new mineralization much beyond the existing drilled area. However, there is geophysical evidence for a nearby paralleling ultramafic unit, which has the potential to host more Thompson-type nickel sulphide mineralization.

- Geotechnical data measurements and bulk sampling for metallurgical testing purposes, is currently lacking at the Bucko Deposit. This information will be required for conversion of resources to reserves.

Crowflight will be implementing all of these recommendations on Bucko as the underground exploration and development work proceeds in the coming months.

The Company has closed its previously announced private placement. A total of 5,000,000 units at a price of $0.20 were issued for aggregate gross proceeds of $1,000,000. Each Unit consisted of one common share and one common share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share at an exercise price of $0.30 for a period of two years (this was incorrectly reported in our earlier press release as 18 months). Both the common shares and the warrants are subject to a four-month hold period. The Company also granted 1,425,000 options to officers, directors and consultants of the Company to purchase common shares at $0.245 per share, subject to regulatory approval.

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 has under option more than 365 km2 in Manitoba and Ontario, containing three highly prospective properties in the Thompson Nickel Belt - Bucko-Bowden, Resting Lake and Halfway Lake, and six in Sudbury - AER Kidd, Airport Property (a joint venture with Millstream Mines Ltd.), Marble Mountain Option, Copenhagen Option, Mystery Offset Dyke Option and Peter's Roost.

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".
Summary Table of Historical Composite Assay Results from the Bucko Deposit

DDH           From        To      Core  Horizontal  Historical Assays
No.       (metres)  (metres)    Length   Thickness                 Ni
                              (metres)                            (%)
Hinge Zone
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Lens A (2 out of 8 total intersections)
BU-29       176.78    185.62      8.84        7.07               2.14
M77-NA      271.88    274.93      3.05        2.72               1.10
Lens B (2 out of 12 total intersections)
BU-25        99.36    100.89      1.53        1.53               1.82
M77-Z       329.79    341.99     12.20       11.53               1.36
Lens C (2 out of 9 total intersections)
BU-29       112.62    118.11      5.49        4.49               1.57
BU-44        69.19     76.81      7.62        7.60               1.20
Lens D (2 out of 6 total intersections)
BU-29        99.97    101.50      1.53        1.25               1.85
BU-44        51.51     55.78      4.27        4.23               1.66

West Limb Zone
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Lower (6 out of 93 total intersections)
BU-34       185.62    202.39     16.77       14.76               2.27
BU-41       137.77    143.87      6.10        5.12               1.70
BU-50       152.10    175.87     23.77       16.64               2.70
M77-L       352.96    368.20     15.24       11.87               1.99
M77-03      388.92    404.16     15.24       13.84               3.05
N-12        336.14    342.26      6.12        5.21               2.06
Middle (7 out of 94 total intersections)
BU-16       164.59    179.22     14.63       14.63               1.22
BU-20        89.92     99.06      9.14        8.90               1.23
BU-51       185.01    192.02      7.01        6.58               3.22
M77-03      375.21    385.88     10.67        9.67               1.25
M77-21      722.68    728.78      6.10        4.61               1.20
N-11        336.21    343.85      7.64        5.94               1.94
N-12        308.77    322.73     13.96       11.89               2.76
Upper (6 out of 94 total intersections)
BU-28        89.70    103.94     14.24       10.81               1.59
BU-35       231.65    242.32     10.67        9.94               2.06
BU-51       175.26    179.83      4.57        4.29               1.37
BU-55       104.85    116.13     11.28        9.55               9.68
BU-56       170.69    177.70      7.01        6.60               1.27
N-12        297.67    303.10      5.49        4.69               3.88
For further information:
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Stan Bharti
President and CEO
(416) 861-5875
 
 

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