ALDRIDGE MINERALS INC.
TSX VENTURE : AGM

ALDRIDGE MINERALS INC.

August 09, 2006 12:14 ET

Aldridge Acquired Second License with Potential for Nickel in Laterite in West Turkey

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 9, 2006) - Aldridge Minerals Inc. ("Aldridge") (TSX VENTURE:AGM) is pleased to announce that it acquired a second license with potential for lateritic nickel mineralization. The license is called Gurlek and is located only about 10 km east of Aldridge's Ayranci license, announced June 29, 2006, and about 160 km east of the advanced large Caldag nickel laterite project, in western Turkey. Seven rock grab samples were taken for a first orientation at Gurlek, with results of 0.26-8.1 % Ni. These samples were prepared at the facilities of ALS Chemex at Izmir in Turkey for pulp preparation, and were then sent to the ALS Chemex assay laboratory in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Dr. Martin S. Oczlon, PhD Geo, a director of Aldridge and a Qualified Person as such term is defined in NI-43-101, has reviewed and verified the technical content of this release.

Aldridge is active in the exploration and development of gold and base metal projects in Turkey.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

DR. HIKMET AKIN

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