Vancouver, B.C.: Southern Arc Minerals Inc. (TSX Venture: SA) is pleased to announce that a second diamond drill rig has been secured for exploration activities at its Selodong Porphyry Cu-Au prospect. The drill rig will be mobilized to site on November 5, 2007 and immediately commence drilling at Kekalik(Figure 1), one of 15 defined porphyry Cu-Au drill target areas within SA's Selodong Intrusive Complex (SIC). Details of each of these targets were previously reported in NR 07-19, August 14, 2007.

The drill rig supplied by PT. Antero Indodrill is capable of coring 150-200 m PQ, 400-450 m HQ and 650-700 m NQ. Management feels based on encouraging Cu-Au drill intercepts from the first six holes (SLD01-06), together with information from detailed geologic mapping and 3D geological/geomagnetic modeling that an increase in drilling production is warranted to accelerate the advancement of the project.

On behalf of the Board of
Southern Arc Minerals Inc.

"John Proust”
President and CEO

Southern Arc Minerals Inc.
Suite 1500, Box 1078, 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E8 Canada

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