Tamerlane Intersects 162 Feet of 16.83% Lead-Zinc In Hole G03-TV1 And 90 Feet of 19.83% Lead-Zinc In Hole W85-TV9

Tamerlane Ventures Inc. (TAM: TSX-V) announces exciting results on its 5,000-metre drill program on its Pine Point lead-zinc project in the Northwest Territories. Nine (9) drill holes have been completed on the W-85 deposit and three (3) drill holes have been completed on the GO-3 deposit. The total drill program is anticipated to cost approximately C$800,000 and is being funded from the proceeds of a recent C$1.257 million flow-through share issuance.

The 2005 exploration program includes drilling four known deposits (W-85, GO-3, R-190 and N-204) with approximately 10 holes to be drilled in each deposit. The objectives of the program are to confirm the deposits’ grade and provide metallurgical samples for testing the applicability of the Dense Media Separation (DMS) process, which was not used in the past.

A summary of the assay results from the current drill program are given below:

Drill Hole

Interval

(Feet)

Thickness

Average

Combined

Number

From

To

Feet

Meters

% Pb

% Zn

%Pb+%Zn

W-85 Deposit

W85-TV1

106

222

116

35.4

7.40

4.08

11.48

W85-TV4

87

203

116

35.4

7.24

5.97

13.21

W85-TV4

234

262

28

8.53

6.94

4.72

11.66

W85-TV5

201.5

285

83.5

25.5

4.10

8.14

12.24

W85-TV6

205

340

135

41.2

3.72

10.72

14.44

W85-TV7

165

235.7

70.7

21.6

0.60

3.42

4.02

W85-TV8

197

222

25

7.6

2.31

6.95

9.26

W85-TV8

262

350

88

26.8

5.66

9.48

15.14

W85-TV9

260

350

90

27.4

6.12

13.71

19.83

GO-3 Deposit

G03-TV1

180

342

162

49.4

4.50

12.33

16.83


Additional assay results are pending and the drill program is temporarily suspended due to spring breakup and is expected to recommence late May or early June.

The environmental baseline studies will also be started at this time to provide data for the feasibility study. Currently, meetings are being held with the local Dene and Metis of the Fort Resolution area, which is east of the Pine Point area, to outline Tamerlane’s proposed activities and discuss the future of Pine Point.

The project has many advantages compared to other base metal operations and projects as it has 34 drill-delineated deposits in addition to the infrastructure from previous mining and exploration in the area. The infrastructure includes paved roads and hydro power to the property and a railhead located at nearby Hay River. The mineralogy and metallurgy of Pine Point are well known. The lead-zinc ore is easy to mill and the concentrate is easy to refine. Lead and zinc recoveries during previous operations were high. The concentrate will be in demand by smelters around the world because of the low impurity levels.

The exploration potential at Pine Point is excellent. The property has an area of 175 square kilometres containing lead-zinc deposits within a Devonian reef which plunges gently to the west. A total of 47 deposits were mined and a further 34 delineated before the closure of the mine. A lightly explored zone approximately 15-kilometres long occurs between the most westerly deposit mined and the Westmin deposits. This is of interest as the number of deposits averages one deposit per kilometre in the mined area.

Ross Burns, President & CEO, said: “We believe that Pine Point has excellent potential to be developed into a profitable mine again, particularly in light of current lead and zinc prices, and the use of a continuous miner to overcome the problems of the high water table as well as the DMS process to upgrade the ore prior to milling. Compared to grass-roots lead-zinc projects, the development and capital costs will be significantly lower because of the existing infrastructure and the size of the current resource”.

The results herein described have been prepared under the guidance of Ross F. Burns, P. Geo., LG, President of the Company, who is designated as a Qualified Person with the ability and authority to verify the authenticity and validity of the data. The drill program was carried out under the direct supervision of Mr. Charles Watts, BSc. Samples and assay results for lead and zinc quoted herein were prepared by ALS Chemex of Vancouver, BC using industry standard assay techniques for ore grade lead and zinc mineralization.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

“Ross F. Burns”

President & CEO

For further information, please contact:
Graham Eacott , Vice President, Investor Relations Phone: (360) 332-4653
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