News Release

June 14, 2005

MANITOU LAKE UPDATE

Softrock Minerals Ltd (SFT on the TSV Venture Exchange) announces that the well it announced its forty percent to earn thirty percent participation in June 04, 2005 in north-west Saskatchewan with the Silver Strand Energy Corporation and others has completed drilling and has set production casing prior to further testing.

The well is a 631 meter test of the Cretaceous Sparky heavy oil sand and is located in lsd 9, sec 31, twp 44, rge 27 W3 mer.

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.

It is expected that it will take approximately one month to determine the quality and stability of the expected production.

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

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for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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