Alturas Minerals Corp.

Alturas Minerals Corp.

July 11, 2007 08:21 ET

Alturas Commences Drilling at the Utupara Copper-Gold Porphyry Project, Peru

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - Alturas Minerals Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ALT) announced today that drilling has commenced at their 100% owned Utupara copper-gold porphyry project in southern Peru. The 5,000 meter Phase One drilling program will test large breccia pipe, skarn and porphyry style targets outlined in a previous press release dated April 26, 2007. Local drilling company Geotecnia Peruana S.R.L. has been retained by Alturas to execute the program.

Miguel Cardozo, President & CEO, commented "We are very pleased to report that drilling is now underway at Utupara, after a short delay due to the unusually prolonged rainy season this year. The drilling program will test a number of high priority copper-gold targets that we have defined in recent months by careful geological, geochemical and geophysical work in this very large mineralized district".

For maps showing exploration results, refer to the Company's website

About Alturas Minerals Corp.

Alturas is a Canadian corporation, and is the parent of Alturas Minerals S.A. ("Alturas Peru"). Alturas Peru has been actively exploring various mineral projects in Peru since January 2004. The principal assets of Alturas are four mineral exploration projects located in southern Peru, being the Huilacollo Gold Project, the Banos del Indio Gold Project, the Utupara Copper-Gold Project and the Huajoto Gold-Silver-Zinc Project. In addition, Alturas Peru has interests in fourteen other exploration projects in Peru. Alturas' exploration strategy is focused on the discovery of large epithermal gold mineralized deposits and copper-gold porphyry/skarn deposits. For further information, please visit the Company's website at

As required by the National Instrument 43-101, Alturas's designated Qualified Person for the supervision of exploration of the projects is Dr. Paul Pearson, F. AUSIMM, Vice President-Exploration of the Company, who has verified the technical information reported in this News Release.

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