October 02, 2007 08:49 ET

Normabec Obtains 338.7 g/t Ag Over 5.1 Metres at the Real de Catorce Silver Mining District in Mexico

ST-BRUNO, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2007) - Normabec Mining Resources Ltd. ("Normabec") (TSX VENTURE:NMB), through its wholly owned Mexican subsidiary Minera Real Bonanza S.A. de C.V. ("MRB"), is pleased to announce the results from a re-sampling program as well as the first results from its underground drilling program on the Veta Madre structure at the Real de Catorce project in north-central Mexico.

After completing a first phase of exploratory drilling on secondary structures at Real de Catorce, Normabec has initiated the drilling of the main structure of the property; Veta Madre. The first hole, aimed at the eastern extension of the Purisima oreshoot, VMP-1, intersected 14 metres of strongly mineralized quartz-carbonate vein material corresponding to the Veta Madre structure. The intersection returned 146.2 g/t Ag over 10.0 m. This result is very encouraging, as it should be noted that the eastern extension of the Purisima oreshoot is not the primary structural target, whereas the depth extension is.

Therefore, the drill rig has now been set up to target the depth extension of the Purisima ore shoot which extends from the 3,100 metre level down to the 2,600 metre level.The presence of that oreshoot at depth has been confirmed by relogging and resampling historic (1985) drill core. Hole 1026 returned 338.7 g/t Ag over 5.1 m while hole 1016 gave 1,371 g/t Ag over 1.05 m at the 2,450 metre level. It is interesting to note as well, that base metals are observed at depth (2.1% Pb and 1.0 % Zn over 1.05 m).The company has commenced an underground program of approximately 4,000 metres of drilling targeting this structure.

A surface drill rig has also been mobilized on Veta Madre. Drilling has been initiated on a portion of the vein that returned 189 g/t Ag over a strike length of 550 metres at surface. No results are yet available but a 3-5 metre wide vein structure has been intersected in the first holes.

Samples were prepared and assayed at Chemex Lab of Guadalajara, Mexico. Methods used are Au-ICP21 for gold and ME-ICP41 for multi elements including silver. Detection limits for Ag are 0.2 - 100 ppm. Silver values higher than 100 ppm are submitted to method AG-AA46 consisting of aqua regia digestion with ICP-AES or AA finish (up to 1,500 ppm Ag). QAQC was performed using two silver standards and one blank being introduced alternatively (every 25 samples). Duplicates are being performed by the laboratory.

Pierre O'Dowd, geologist., a designated Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators has reviewed and approved the content of this news release.

Normabec is a junior mining exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, under the symbol NMB, active in both Canada and Mexico in exploration of high quality assets.

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

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