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 December 09, 2008
Drilling Intersects 283 Grams Gold/Tonne (8.28 Ounces/Ton) Over 1.25 Metres (4.1 Feet)

 Drilling of the recently discovered Ember vein on Bitterroot Resources Ltd.'s (symbol BTT, TSX-V) 55%-owned Mineral Creek, BC property has intersected a 1.25 metre core interval which grades 283 grams gold/tonne (8.28 ounces gold/ton), including one 0.35 metre (1.15 feet) interval which returned 998 grams gold/tonne (29.1 ounces gold/ton). This is the highest grade interval yet encountered in drilling of the Ember Vein (see attached map). Detailed drilling results are summarized in the table below.

Drill-location #3 -- 2008, Linda Zone / Ember Vein

DDH #

From
(metres)

To
(metres)

Interval
(metres)

Estimated
True Width
(metres)

Au
grams/Tonne

Ag
grams/Tonne

Recovery
(percent)

BTT-L56

24.5

26.3

1.8

unknown

61.57

12.62

100%

Including:

BTT-L56

24.5

24.8

0.3

 

5.77

0.3

100%

BTT-L56

24.8

25.7

0.9

 

118.5

24.6

100%

BTT-L56

25.7

26.3

0.6

 

4.08

0.8

100%

 

BTT-L56

31.8

33.5

1.7

1.5

7.93

2.79

100%

Including:

BTT-L56

31.8

32.8

1.0

 

9.85

3.9

100%

BTT-L56

32.8

33.5

0.7

 

5.18

1.2

100%

 

BTT-L56

113.9

115.9

2.0

unknown

4.25

2.05

100%

 

BTT-L57

43.8

47.1

3.3

unknown

1.56

2.05

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BTT-L58

26.4

27.65

1.25

unknown

283.88

73.81

100%

Including

BTT-L58

26.4

26.75

0.35

 

998.0

261.0

100%

BTT-L58

26.75

27.65

0.9

 

6.16

1.1

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BTT-L58

36.45

37.1

0.65

unknown

18.2

1.6

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BTT-L58

100.0

101.0

1.0

0.9

7.43

4.94

100%

 

BTT-L58

171.8

172.85

1.05

unknown

8.48

1.8

100%

 

BTT-L59

30.8

31.8

1.0

0.8

24.58

23.2

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BTT-L59

35.0

35.5

0.5

0.45

5.01

4.6

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BTT-L59

38.5

38.7

0.2

0.15

117.5

21.9

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BTT-L60

37.5

39.8

2.3

unknown

2.53

3.03

100%

 

BTT-L60

44.8

45.25

0.45

unknown

7.63

5.5

100%



The high-grade Ember vein has been intersected along a strike length of approximately 100 metres and an apparent dip extent of approximately 100 metres. The Ember vein and the nearby Lower Linda vein are both open along strike and down dip. Drilling has ceased for the winter, but additional drilling of the Ember vein and adjacent targets is planned to resume in the spring of 2009.

Mr. Michael Becherer, P.Geo is the Qualified Person responsible for the design and implementation of exploration programs on the Mineral Creek project. The drill core from holes BTT-L56 to BTT-L60 was logged and sampled by G.A. Price, P. Geo. Samples were assayed by ALS Chemex in North Vancouver, BC. Analysis consisted of procedure Au-AA 23 and ICP41.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael S. Carr
Director

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

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This document contains statements about expected or anticipated future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and as a result, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, such as general economic, market and business conditions, regulatory processes and actions, technical issues, new legislation, competitive conditions, the uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans, the occurrence of unexpected events and the company's ability to execute and implement its future plans. Actual results may differ materially from those projected by management. For such statements, we claim the safe harbour for forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Legislation Reform Act of 1995.