News Release

July 21, 1997

Possible Massive Sulphide Deposits on Lindenow Property To Be Re-Visited

Softrock Petroleums Ltd. today announced that previously identified possible massive sulphide deposits of copper-lead-zinc on the Corporation's Lindenow property will be re-visited as part of the Corporation's imminent ground geology and geophysical surveys in Southeast Greenland. Just received, preliminary results of recently flown helicopter-Em/Magnetic surveys look very encouraging over the same areas. Lode gold and shear zone hosted gold prospects, outlined in 1996, will also be extensively sampled with the objective of bringing a total of up to three varied prospects to the drilling stage.

Softrock also announced the recent award of an additional 127 km2 of choice exploration rights, immediately adjacent to a remarkable new gold prospect (assays to 3.9oz/mt), located on the North flank Of Softrock's 100%-owned Lindenow property which now covers 1,229 km2 (122,900 hectacres or 307,250 acres).

Softrock trades on the Alberta Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "STZ".

Further details of Softrock's activities may be obtained from Michael England - locally in the Vancouver, B.C. area: (604) 945-4770 or toll-free: 1-888-945-4770.

The Alberta Stock Exchange has neither approved or dispproved of the information contained herein.