News Release

May 1, 2006

SOFTROCK MINERALS ANNOUNCES FURTHER DRILLING IN SPARKY AREA

Softrock Minerals announces that due to the success of its earlier reported discovery extension to the Saskatchewan Sparky oilfield the group (SFT-30%) is to start preparing a stepout one-half mile north of the successful A-9 discovery.

It is hoped that, depending on rig availability, the new well which is on the same 3-D seismic, as A-9 will be drilled within two months. The new test will validate options which may give the Softrock group four or five more locations to drill.

The A-9 well has been on test since October 2005 with different sized pumps and production techniques. In the month of March (the last and best month) it averaged 150 BOPD. Softrock's thirty percent share is 45 BOPD with the 12 degree oil selling for just over $30 per barrel.

On behalf of the Board of Directors
The Honourable Nick Taylor, President and Director

For further information please contact:
Softrock Minerals Ltd.
#1010, 825 – 8th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2T3
Ph:(403) 266-2605 or Fax:(403) 266-2730
Email: softrockminerals@shaw.ca

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