Athabasca Hires Gravel Exploration Manager and Names New Chief Geologist

EDMONTON, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – May 8, 2008) – Athabasca Minerals Inc. (the "Company" or "Athabasca") (TSX VENTURE:ABM) is pleased to announce the hiring of a gravel exploration manager to assist in its sand and gravel exploration activities, as well as the appointment of a new chief geologist. The appointments are instrumental in the continuing strategy of becoming a major provider of industrial minerals to northern Alberta and the oil sands sector…more at marketwire