Galena Capital Corp.

Galena Capital Corp.

April 24, 2008 08:00 ET

Galena Commences Drilling on Melissa Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - Galena Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE:FYI) (the "Company" or "Galena"), is pleased to announce the initiation of the drill program on the Melissa project located north west of Hermosillo in Mexico. Melissa is a priority one target comprising 4,900 hectares in size located in the state of Sonora, Mexico. Melissa is one of the properties included in the portfolio of properties held by Norma Mines Limited ("Norma Mines"), which acquisition was recently completed.

Drilling has commenced and the first hole has been completely drilled to a depth of 210 metres. The hole contained sulfurous materials and pyrites at the bottom. The core will be split and sent to the assay lab for processing. Initial processing will be completed by the ALS Chemex Labs (ISO 9001:2000 certification) in Hermosillo, Mexico.

The Melissa drill program includes a further three holes, each being approximately 300 metres in depth. We anticipate this to be completed by May 15th. At that time, we will move the drill rig to our Mercedes property which is located 200 miles from Melissa.

Once we have the assay results from Melissa and Mercedes, we will evaluate the merits of each and determine a further drill program for one or both of the projects. More information on the Melissa and Mercedes project can be found on our website at:

CEO Arni Johannson states, "We are very enthusiastic about this project. The infrastructure of Melissa is in place and there is the potential for open-pit mining and near-term production."

Galena's mission statement is to aggressively build a well-financed, premiere public company run by dedicated, experienced senior management, with projects whereby production can withstand commodity fluctuations and therefore create a legacy in Mexico and South America.

For further information please visit or contact Galena directly on the number below.


Arni Johannson, Chairman & CEO

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Contact Information

  • Galena Capital Corp.
    Ian Pedersen
    Investor Relations
    (604) 638-0260 or Toll Free: 1-877-906-3987