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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (“Petaquilla” or the “Company”) (TSX: PTQ)(OTCBB: PTQMF)(FRANKFURT: P7Z) announced today that Richard Fifer, director of Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. and President of Petaquilla Minerals, S.A., will be featured live on Market News First ( for an exclusive interview with news anchor Steve Kanaval of the MN1 news team. The interview is scheduled for March 8, 2007, at 9:00 a.m. PST / 12:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. GMT and can be heard on Market News First’s website at

Mr. Fifer will provide a complete corporate update as the Company gears up for production this year.

Topics to be discussed will be:

- Production commencing in the third quarter of 2007 at the Company’s 100%-owned Molejon gold plant

- Schedule of 120,000 ounces of gold per year with cash costs of $165 USD per ounce

- Update of resource calculation, which is expected shortly

- The drill program underway on the 795 square kilometer concession (40,000m focused on gold and 210,000m focused on copper exploration)

- Ownership structure of newly-formed Petaquilla Copper Ltd. The Company is the largest shareholder of Petaquilla Copper Ltd. with 22.189 million shares

- Petaquilla Copper deposit ranked by CRU as one of the top 5 undeveloped copper deposits in the world in a 1996 study

- New zone in Petaquilla Copper Ltd.’s 52%-owned Botija Abajo deposit. Holes BA-06-152 (31.6m 2.14 g/t gold - 15.1m 3.58% Cu) and BA-06-154 (40.5m 2.68 g/t gold - 22.5m 2.34% Cu)

- Corporate strategies looking forward for the company located in pro-mining Panama

Those unable to view the live update on will be able to subsequently view the interview on the Company’s website,

About Petaquilla Minerals Ltd.

Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. is a mineral exploration firm focused on the development of its 100%-owned Molejon Gold Project located in Panama. Construction of its gold plant is currently underway. To learn more about Petaquilla and its latest news, please visit


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