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Millstream Mines Ltd.

4 King St. W. Suite 1320            Toronto, Ontario, M5H 1B6      Tel: (416) 368-9595

Fax: (416) 368-6827

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: Dec. 14, 2004

Dec. 13, 2004 Close: $0.08

 

MILLSTREAM RECEIVES ENCOURAGING RESULTS

FROM MONTANA GOLD PROPERTY

 

Toronto, Ontario -- Millstream Mines Ltd. (MLM - TSX-V) is pleased to announce that it has received        encouraging assay results from the latest drilling of its Montana gold prospect, the Tamarack Property. Diamond  Drill Hole (DDH) 04-01, drilled as a vertical (HQ) hole to a depth of 216 feet, was located approximately 35 feet southwest of a previously reported reverse circulation drilled hole (TR-2) by Gold Fields Mining Corp. in 1991 (See MLM PR Oct. 6, 04).

 

Drill hole DDH 04-01 intersected a 5 foot (core) section of a gold enriched zone at 73’ to 78’ having an average assay of 0.338 opt. and containing a high assay of 1.06 opt. for interval 73’ to 74’. A second intersection of 7 feet was cut within a decomposed skarn rock from 102’ to 109’. This interval carried an average grade of 0.438 opt.

 

Gold Field’s TR-2 hole reported a 20’ section of a gold enriched zone from 70’ to 90’ having an average assay of 0.975 opt. and a second 10’ section from 105’ to 115’ having an average assay of .123 opt.

 

Dr. Cam Cheriton, the company Qualified Person (Q.P.) for the property, reports that the Tamarack

Property is underlain by late Precambrian skarned carbonate rocks which dip 30º to 40º northerly and are cut by steeply dipping northeasterly and westerly striking shear zones which are auriferous. Dr. Cheriton believes that the gold zones intersected by DDH 04-01 and the sections reported in Gold Field’s TR-2 hole are part of an enriched blanket. He recommends follow-up drilling to check for continuity and geometry.

 

 Norris Lab Inc. of Montana, USA completed the lab work which outlined the above results of DDH 04-01 drill core. Further assay samples are pending.

 

The Tamarack Property is a former producing, high-grade gold operator in the Tobacco Root Mountains, Madison County, Montana consisting of six (6) patented claims and a further unpatented claim block tying in all claims and making them contiguous. The Tamarack Property is accessible year round, 4 miles from the town of Sheridan, on a gravel maintained road (PR June 16, 2004 and June 17, 1998).

 

The associated assets of the property include a new small 60 to 100 tons per day mill erected in the early 1990's and an older small 50 to 60 tons per day mill last operated in the 1960's. Additional associated assets are tailings disposal ponds, a water supply lagoon and well, compressors, bulldozers, loaders, haulage trucks; underground mining equipment, parts and tools. An electric power transmission line complete with a sub-station on the property can be energized on signing a current contract with the Northwest Energy Co.

 

The Tamarack Property was initially discovered in the 1860's and has been worked intermittently, both on surface and underground, up to the present time. The most dedicated undertaking of the property was carried out by Mr. Alexander Leggat, B.S., E.M., a professional mining engineer, from 1927 to 1937. During this period Leggat surveyed and assayed the past workings producing detail plans of the mine and geology. Due to the lack of proper financing he developed and ran the mine on a salvage type operation until he ran out of funds. In his final report dated March 30, 1937, he expressed his findings and conclusions of the ore occurrence and characteristics. Leggat described the occurrence in the Broadgauge ore body of the Tamarack Property, below and above the 406 drift, "having the gold mainly in the limestone above the hanging wall of a large body of intruded porphyry, and the porphyry seems to carry low values for a considerable thickness. The main ore body, however, being the limestone, in which occur irregular pipes, streaks and bunches of a white, siliceous material, rather porous, and not vein quartz but is usually very rich - samples having assayed as high as 27 opt. The gold occurs in the rock absolutely free and very pure."

Millstream purchased an undivided 50.5% interest in the Tamarack, lode gold bearing, Property and its associated assets.

The principle objective of Millstream Mines Ltd. is to enhance and develop known mineral properties to production potential.

 

Millstream, further wishes to announce and remind the interested public of its web site location,

WWW.MILLSTREAMMINES.COM.

 

WARNING: The company relies upon litigation protection for "forward-looking" statements.

 

For further information contact:

 

 

Mr. Ernest Harrison, EM, CEO       Mr. Marty Martinello, B.A., V.P.

Phone: 705-474-7282

Fax: 705-474-5491

 

Mr. Robert Chase, B.A., CFO

 

Phone:416-368-9595

Fax:  416-368-6827

 

Email: info@millstreammines.com Web:www.millstreammines.com

 

 

No regulatory authority or similar body approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.