ALDRIDGE MINERALS INC.
TSX VENTURE : AGM

ALDRIDGE MINERALS INC.

October 07, 2005 12:10 ET

Aldridge Minerals Inc. Announces Drill Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 7, 2005) - Aldridge Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AGM) ("Aldridge") is pleased to announce the completion and results of its reverse-circulation (RC) drilling campaign at the Yenipazar project, Central Turkey. Yenipazar is seen as metamorphosed volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) polymetallic mineralization. A strong thermal overprint led to growth of larger ore minerals, enabling high recovery rates as found in a historic study by Anatolia Minerals Development (1998). The target is open pit minable mineralization, as suggested by the results of four historic drill holes.

Aldridge completed a total of 4332 m in 35 vertical RC-holes on an 80 x 80 m grid, with holes ranging in depth from 60 m to 188 m (average 123.8 m). Results include the following intersections:



Hole-Nr Depth Aggregate
Range Mineralized Au g/t Ag g/t Cu % Pb % Zn %
Thickness
YP6A 30-112 44 1.03 56.5 0.21 2.28 2.05
YP13A 42-134 44 1.17 28.8 0.31 0.86 1.24
YP14A 42-84 42 2.13 31 0.43 1.35 2.03
YP20A 18-92 42 1.45 22.6 0.60 1.08 0.85
YP25A 30-104 36 1.22 32.3 0.50 1.10 1.24
YP29A 14-78 12 0.17 15.9 0.07 0.41 1.48
YP30A 84-154 28 1.72 34.1 0.49 1.07 1.14
YP31A 106-162 12 1.12 30.7 0.14 0.95 1.62
YP33A 78-104 18 3.16 47 0.69 1.44 1.79
YP34A 86-110 12 1.12 35.6 0.36 1.03 1.50


Assaying was performed by ALSChemex in Vancouver after sample preparation in the ALSChemex facilities in Izmir, West Turkey.

An independent resource calculation is scheduled for this year and further exploration work will involve more drilling on a 40 x 40 m grid to improve resource definition quality. A scoping study shall include metallurgical testwork and determine parameters for a potential open pit operation.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

"Martin Oczlon"

MARTIN OCZLON

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