News Release

 April 14, 2004
Crowflight Acquires 'Mystery Offset Dyke Property' in Sudbury Basin

 TORONTO, ONTARIO - CROWFLIGHT MINERALS INC. (TSXV:CML) has an entered into an agreement to acquire 100 % of the "Mystery Offset Dyke Property" (MODP), along the Mystery Offset Dyke, located in Lorne Township of the South Range sector of the Sudbury Basin. The Mystery Offset Dyke is thought to be the southern extension of the Worthington Offset that hosts Inco's Totten Deposit (10.1 million tonnes grading 1.5 % Nickel, 2.0 % Copper and 4.8 g/t PGMs (Platinum Group Metals) and Crowflight's AER-Kidd Property.

The MODP, which consists of 1 patented claim covering 102 hectares, is located 8 km southwest of the Totten property. The Mystery Offset Dyke extends for a strike length of 800 metres across the MODP and hosts sulphide-rich, brecciated Quartz Diorite (QD) that is very similar to the QD that is the main host of Nickel (Ni), Copper (Cu), and Platinum Group Metals (PGM) mineralization within the Worthington Offset Dyke and in other important Offset dykes in the Sudbury Basin.

"The acquisition of the Mystery Offset Dyke Property offers Crowflight and its shareholders a strategic play with previously identified and significant sulphide mineralization along the extension of the Worthington Offset, close to our AER-Kidd Property" stated Jean Lafleur, P. Geol., President & CEO. "As with Crowflight's other recent acquisitions, the Mystery Offset Dyke Property provides Crowflight with increasing opportunity to identify significant mineral resources along Offsets in the Sudbury Basin that have not been explored to their fullest potential".

The earliest known recorded work on the property (Ontario Bureau of Mines, 1891; Geological Survey of Canada, 1901) dates from the early 1890's, with the sinking of four small exploration shafts, and small "ore" piles reported to average 1.95% Ni. The property lay idle until 2001, when T.H. Poupore completed geological and geophysical investigations which led to the discovery of several mineralized surface showings. Grab samples from three showings sampled by Poupore returned:

- 2.52% Ni and 1.47 g/t PGM's and 0.55% Ni, 4.87% Cu and 3.63 g/t PGMs (line 200E)

- 2.67% Ni, 0.18% Cu and 1.00 g/t PGMs (line 225E); and

- 4.02% Ni, 0.15% Cu and 7.28 g/t PGMs (line 25W).

More recent work by previous vendors Tearlach Resources Ltd. (Butler, 2003, Geological Report on the Mystery Offset Dyke Property, Tearlach Resources Ltd., Company Report) identified a new surface mineralized system in a series of sulphide-bearing inclusion-rich QD containing up to 5% pyrrhotite-pentlandite-chalcopyrite. This included an 80 metre long exposed section of the Mystery Offset Dyke, some 3 to 5 metres wide (within the 15 to 30 metre wide dyke), carrying net textured and semi-massive sulphide pods and veins that individually range from 2 to 20 centimetres wide. Twenty-three channel samples are reported to have been taken across this section with results ranging from 0.23% to 1.92% Ni, 0.25% to 1.01% Cu; and 0.63 to 9.61 g/t PGMs over widths varying from 0.4 to 5.1 metres.

Follow up core hole drilling of 3,100 metres in 11 shallow holes (to 100 metre depth) and 6 deeper holes (from 305 to 615 metre depths) tested the main exposure of QD and returned the following significant results (Butler, 2003):

Table 1: Significant Drill Hole Intersections, Mystery Offset Dyke Property (Butler, 2003)

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Hole No.       Location     Ni (%)     Cu (%)      PGM    Core Length
                                                  (g/t)      (m)
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DDH-MOD-01     line 195E      0.52       0.58      1.22      2.94
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DDH-MOD-02     line 212.5E    0.52       0.63      1.05      3.32
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DDH-MOD-04     line 312.5E    1.26       0.45     13.43      2.62
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DDH-MOD-08     line 312.5E    1.20       1.18      1.34      1.42
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DDH-MOD-12     line 625E      0.15       0.15      1.30      38.0
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Under the agreement with T.H. Poupore, Crowflight can acquire an initial 51% interest in the property by providing Mr. Poupore with:

(1) a $50,000 payment at the signing of the letter of intent (completed on April 8, 2004);

(2) a $450,000 payment on or before May 30, 2004, and 1,000,000 warrants, of which two tranches of 500,000 warrants are to be issued pursuant to the payments entitling Mr. Poupore to purchase common shares of Crowflight for $0.75 and $1.25, respectively for each tranche, for each warrant held for a period of 2 years from the date of issuance;

(3) a $250,000 payment on or before April 5, 2005; or Crowflight may elect, in its sole discretion, to issue 500,000 Units to Mr. Poupore. Each unit will consist of one common share and one warrant of Crowflight, with each warrant exercisable at a price of $0.75 for a period of 2 years from the date of issuance. The issuance of any warrants and/or units is subject to regulatory approvals.

Upon earning a 51% interest in the MOD Property, Crowflight has the option to acquire the remaining 49% interest by:

(1) making payments of $5,000 per month for a period of 24 months; and

(2) incurring exploration expenditures of $2,000,000 prior to May 30, 2006

Additionally, at any time, Crowflight will have the option to acquire the surface rights of the north half of the MOD property for $250,000. Also, Crowflight will have a first-right-of-refusal (for a period of 10 days) on any ground acquired by Mr. Poupore within a radius of 100 km from the intersections of Highway 17 and 69 in Sudbury. The final agreement is subject to a due diligence review prior to May 30, 2004, and regulatory approvals.

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".


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Crowflight Minerals Inc.
Jean Lafleur, P. Geo.
President & CEO
Cell (514)794-3633
www.crowflight.com

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