Iberian Minerals Corp.
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Iberian Minerals Corp.

November 17, 2009 09:00 ET

Iberian Minerals Reports Vinchos Este Exploration Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2009) - Iberian Minerals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:IZN) today announced the results of its recently completed exploration program on Vinchos Este, a surface diamond drilling program located in an area some 300-400 meters to the east of the current Condestable mine. As reported previously, the drill program was to test potential extension of surface horizons underground.

The program has confirmed the extension of mineralization within Vinchos Este, and further work will be planned by way of in-fill underground diamond drilling during 2010 with a view to further delineation and understanding of the area, and in order to allow 43-101 compliant reporting for this additional area of mineralization.

A total of 1,590 metres was drilled, and the results are summarized in the following table:



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Length
of
Inter True
Hole From To -cept width Cu Azimuth Dip Depth Litho
ID (m) (m) (m) (m) (%) (degrees) (m(i)) -logy
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68 -5
3896 7.90 16.20 8.30 5.41 1.42 degrees 36' degrees 39' 298 Lavas

68 -5
3896 28.80 33.48 4.68 3.05 2.00 degrees 36' degrees 39' 296 Lavas

68 -5
3896 225.00 228.60 3.60 2.35 0.84 degrees 36' degrees 39' 277 Lavas

68 -17
3936 6.10 13.85 7.75 6.15 1.23 degrees 20' degrees 28' 295 Lavas

68 -17
3936 21.25 29.80 8.55 6.78 1.44 degrees 20' degrees 28' 291 Lavas

68 -17
3936 125.35 131.35 6.00 4.76 1.21 degrees 20' degrees 28' 260 Lavas

68 -17
3936 173.30 177.75 4.45 3.53 0.97 degrees 20' degrees 28' 246 Lavas

68 -17
3936 180.35 185.85 5.50 4.36 1.08 degrees 20' degrees 28' 243 Lavas

68 -17
3936 186.95 190.95 4.00 3.17 0.90 degrees 20' degrees 28' 242 Lavas

66 -69
3953 5.40 12.50 7.10 6.89 1.69 degrees 55' degrees 03' 290 Lavas

66 -69
3953 25.40 28.40 3.00 2.91 2.66 degrees 55' degrees 03' 273 Lavas

66 -69
3953 53.70 56.60 2.90 2.81 0.96 degrees 55' degrees 03' 246 Lavas

65 -19
4010 60.05 64.20 4.15 3.34 0.98 degrees 08' degrees 00' 242 Lavas

65 -19
4010 73.70 76.55 2.85 2.29 1.07 degrees 08' degrees 00' 238 Lavas
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(i) Referenced to sea level.


The onsite supervision of the diamond drill program was done by Carlos Rodriguez, Superintendent of Geology at Condestable (since 2005) under the supervision of Mike Newbury, P.Eng. as Qualified Person. The diamond drill program produced 443 core samples of 0.92 meters long on average. The cores were cut by saw and 50% sent for assay to the secure Condestable lab onsite for analysis. The assay procedure was Atomic Absortion Spectometry (Aqua Regia Digestion). The lab undertakes batch duplicates and replicates for quality control in their analytical procedures.

Daniel Vanin, President stated: "We are pleased to see the potential for lateral expansion to the Condestable mineralization. Our Mine has been based on down dip extension, and both history and our Karina Vein project have confirmed that understanding and view of the Mine. It is exciting to see that we have the potential to extend beyond our current mining and resource limits. Further focus on Vinchos Este and other sectors of the property to test similar possible lateral expansions will be part of our planning for 2010 and beyond."

About Iberian Minerals Corp.

Iberian Minerals Corp. is a Canadian listed global base metals company with interests in Spain and Peru. The Condestable Mine, located in Peru approximately 90 km south of Lima operates at 2.2 million tonnes per year producing copper, and associated silver and gold in a concentrate. The Aguas Tenidas Mine is in the Andalucia region of Spain approximately 110 km north-west of Seville and operates a 1.7 million tonnes per year underground mine and concentrator that produces copper, zinc and bulk copper/lead concentrates that also contain gold and silver.

All technical information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Mike Newbury, P.Eng., who acts as Qualified Person ("QP") for Iberian.

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