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Amarc Commences Drilling The Newton Bulk Tonnage Gold Deposit Target in BC

October 19, 2009
Oct. 19, 2009 (Canada NewsWire Group) --

VANCOUVER, Oct. 19 /CNW/ -- Amarc Resources Ltd. ("Amarc" or the "Company") (TSX-V: AHR; OTCBBB: AXREF) announces that core drilling has commenced at the Newton property located in south central British Columbia. Amarc management considers the Newton property to be highly prospective for bulk tonnage-style gold (+/- copper) mineralization. Amarc recently signed an Option and Joint Venture Agreement (the "Newton Agreement") by which it can acquire 80% of the Newton property from High Ridge Resources Inc. ("High Ridge").

Historical drilling at the Newton property tested for porphyry-style copper-gold mineralization with low grade results. However, two drill holes (DDH06-12 and DDH06-03), positioned 200 metres apart and located at the very eastern edge of this historical core drilling, intercepted 105 metres of 1.20 g/t gold (including 49 metres at 2.33 g/t gold) and 97 metres at 0.51 g/t Au, respectively, within what has the earmarks of being a widespread epithermal, bulk tonnage gold environment. Both of these historical holes bottomed in good-grade gold (+/- copper) mineralization. Amarc has commenced drilling a series of holes to test both the continuity of this impressive bulk tonnage-style gold mineralization target and its extent to the east and/or to depth. Assay results will be reported as they are received, with first results expected in early November.

The Newton property is located 140 kilometres, west-southwest of the City of Williams Lake, within an area of flat to gently rolling topography. It is 50 kilometres by mainline logging road from the property to the Chilcotin Provincial Highway, which provides access to the established mining centre of Williams Lake and BC Hydro transmission lines.

Under the terms of the Newton Agreement with High Ridge, Amarc has the right to acquire an 80% interest in the Newton property by expending some $5 million on the project. On exercise of the option by Amarc, the two parties will further develop the project through an 80:20 joint venture.

Amarc Resources Ltd. is a Vancouver-based exploration and development company focused on making the next major mineral deposit discovery in the province of British Columbia. Amarc is affiliated with Hunter Dickinson, a private company based in Vancouver that has enjoyed considerable exploration and development success in B.C. with the Golden Bear, Mt. Milligan, Kemess, Gibraltar and Prosperity deposits. Hunter Dickinson expects to further its success in British Columbia through Amarc.

Mark Rebagliati, P.Eng., a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101 and who is supervising the exploration and quality assurance and quality control programs on behalf of Amarc, has reviewed the content of this release.

Ronald W. Thiessen
President & CEO
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or accuracy of this press release.

Cautionary and Forward Looking Statement Information

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts that address possible future exploration results, resource potential or developments that Amarc expects to occur are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, effect of and changes to government policies regarding mining and natural resource exploration and exploitation, availability of capital and financing, geopolitical uncertainty and political and economic instability, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and those actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, Investors should review the Company's annual Form 20-F filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and its home jurisdiction filings that are available at www.sedar.com.


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