First Metals Inc.
TSX : FMA

First Metals Inc.

November 05, 2007 13:42 ET

First Metals Blasts and Ships From Fabie Bay

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 2007) - First Metals Inc. (TSX:FMA) is pleased to report that the initial blasting of the open pit bench at the Fabie Bay Deposit was successfully undertaken on November 1st, 2007.

Trucking of the crushed material stockpiled from underground has begun today. It is anticipated that approximately 15,000 tonnes of both higher grade and low grade material will be delivered to the Horne Mill in Rouyn-Noranda by the time the mill is ready to start on November 17th, 2007. The deposit is located 30 miles from Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec.

C.O.O. Charles Gryba commented that: "The fact that we have progressed from concept to actually shipping within 18 months is a significant achievement for which we have to commend both our employees, for their dedication and efforts, and the Government of Quebec, for implementing what has to be one of the most progressive compliance and permitting systems in the world. With more than 60 full time employees, we look forward to contributing the economy of the region for many years to come."

First Metals is bringing into production the Fabie Bay and Magusi River Copper, Zinc, Gold and Silver Projects, near Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada acquired from Globex Mining Enterprises, Inc. last year. First Metals has approximately 34.5 million shares issued and outstanding.

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