SOURCE: General Metals Corporation

September 19, 2007 08:06 ET

General Metals Update: Phase 1 Exploration Drilling Commences With Mobilization of Drilling Equipment and Crew to Independence Mine

RENO, NV--(Marketwire - September 19, 2007) - General Metals Corporation (OTCBB: GNMT) (FRANKFURT: GMQ) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that Drift Exploration and Drilling, the Company's drilling contractor, has made a rig and crew available for our Phase 1 drilling program and will mobilize to the Independence Mine over the upcoming weekend.

Sam Nunnamaker, P. Geo in charge of Phase 1 exploration drilling, said: "We are fortunate to have obtained this rig and crew, who are among the best that I have worked with. We are now able to get started on our Phase 1 program on The Independence Mine which is designed to develop a reportable resource/reserve under SEC Industry Guide 7. During the past few weeks we acquired additional claims and we have used this time to add additional drill targets to our program which could add additional mineralized material to our proposed future mining and processing operations."

Company President and CEO Steve Parent said, "Sam has been involved in drilling operations involving more than $12,000,000 over the past few years and we are fortunate to have his experience guiding our exploration efforts. With all required drilling permits and reclamation bonds in place for Phase 1, drilling will now get underway. Drilling results should enable our ability to generate a detailed mine model to better guide our proposed cyanide heap leach operation which will be designed to mine, crush and process some 5-6 million tons which could contain 235,000 ounces of gold and 2.5 million ounces of silver. With gold at new record high prices, our potential economics are enhanced which could result in more ounces to recover than currently estimated."

Dan Forbush, Company CFO, says: "With proven and probable resource/reserve guidance, the industry will be able to accurately forecast how long our proposed heap leach operation will produce cash flow. These factors together become strong foundation blocks upon which to build a mining company. We built Glamis on 25,000 ounces annual production to a much larger mining company and it is our objective to do the same here at General."

Drilling results will be published as available over the next several weeks and these results will be used to generate a comprehensive report under SEC Industry Guide 7 over the next few months at the conclusion of Phase 1.

About General Metals Corporation, Inc.: General Metals is a gold and silver mining Company that operates the Independence Mine in Battle Mountain, NV and has recently acquired 150 sq. km. with a full prospecting license for gold, diamonds and base metals in Ghana, West Africa. Historical and recent geologist and engineering reports discuss an estimated 235,000 ounces of gold and 2.5 million ounces of silver in the Independence shallow target and from 818,000-2 million ounces of gold in the Independence deep target. Phase 1 shallow drilling is scheduled to commence in a few weeks. We recently executed a Confidentiality agreement with Newmont Mining to consider possible future operations.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this press release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, any future price of the Company's shares, that an estimated 235,000 ounces of gold and 2,500,000 ounces of silver are contained in the mineralized material in the shallow operation, that the deep target in the southern area of the property could contain mineralized material with 1.4 million ounces of gold at an average grade of 0.17 ounces gold per ton, or 818,000 ounces of gold at a grade of 0.27 ounces gold per ton. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with mineral exploration. We are not in control of metals prices and these could vary to make development uneconomic. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-KSB for fiscal year 2007, our quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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