Pacific Bay Starts Papaskwasati Ground Program


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Sept. 8, 2008) – David H. Brett, President and CEO, Pacific Bay Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PBM) (the “Company”), reports the Company has commenced a surface exploration program at the Company’s 100% owned Papaskwasati property located in the Mistassini basin within the Otish Mountains uranium district. Minexco, a Montreal geological consulting firm retained by the Company, has mobilized to Papaskwasati a 9 person team made up of geologists and technicians to the area to follow up airborne geophysical anomalies on the property outlined in 2007.

The prospecting effort will focus on four key target areas outlined in 2007. The East Fault area, adjoining and surrounding Golden Valley Mines Ltd.’s Mistassini project, covers the Papaskwasati basin rim and hosts the strongest airborne radiometric anomalies found in the 2007 survey. The North Rim zone hosts significant airborne radiometric anomalies also detected during the 2007 airborne survey. The West area hosts a radiometric high within shallow Proterozoic sediments just inside the basin rim. The Southwest area hosts radiometric anomalies near the contact between the Proterozoic sandstones conglomerates and the Archaean basement.

A new map of the Company’s Papaskwasati area claims outlining key target areas and geophysical anomalies will shortly be added to the Company’s website.

The technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Ernie Black, P.Eng., a Qualified Person under policy NI43-101.

Pacific Bay Minerals Ltd.

David H. Brett, MBA, President & CEO

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