HudBay Minerals Inc.
TSX : HBM

HudBay Minerals Inc.

November 05, 2007 15:51 ET

HudBay Announces Exploration Drilling in South West Ontario

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 2007) - HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM) (HudBay) today announced that it expects to commence drilling on its South Western Ontario zinc mineral properties, in November 2007.

HudBay expects to drill up to four drill holes to a depth in the order of 300 metres each to test coincident geophysical and geochemical anomalies. The holes will be near the communities of Mount Forest and Harriston. HudBay's exploration land holdings in this area comprises approximately 10,900 hectares and is located approximately 70 kilometres, northwest of Kitchener, Ontario.

Exploration in the area began in the 1970's when anomalous zinc and other elements associated with Mississippi Valley Type zinc deposits were identified during survey of ground waters. Anomalous areas identified were followed up with soil geochemical surveys and Quantec Titan 24 geophysical surveys in 2001.

This phase of HudBay's exploration in the area is an early stage exploration project. Drilling was attempted to test one of these targets in 2004 but abandoned due to inclement weather and hole deviation prior to reaching the target depth. No other drilling has been done on the property for mineral exploration.

The exploration area is well developed for agricultural purposes and industrial infrastructure exists nearby. Consistent with HudBay's consultative approach, the company is in the process of meeting with the local communities and agencies to seek input into its exploration plans in the area.

About HudBay Minerals Inc.

HudBay is an integrated mining company operating mines, concentrators and a metal production facility in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. HudBay also owns a zinc oxide production facility in Ontario, the White Pine copper refinery in Michigan and the Balmat zinc mine operations in New York state. HudBay is a member of the S&P/TSX Composite Index and a member of the S&P/TSX Global Mining Index.

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