News Release

June 4, 2005

SOFTROCK MINERALS PARTICIPATING IN DRILLING OF A TEST WELL

Softrock Minerals Ltd (SFT on the TSV Venture Exchange) announces that it is participating in its first drilling of a test well since it was reorganized in early 2003.

It will pay 40% to earn 30% in the Silver Strand Manito A9-31-44-27 W3 test in the Manitou Lake area of north-west Saskatchewan.

The well is a 625 meter test of the Sparky heavy oil sand and lies one-half mile west of Sparky production in Section 32 adjoining.

The well is expected to spud and complete between June 6 and June 12 next week with Silver Strand doing the operating.

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

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

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility
for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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