General Minerals Corporation
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General Minerals Corporation

September 28, 2005 09:00 ET

General Minerals Corporation Announces Start of Drilling at the Malku Khota Silver Project in Bolivia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 28, 2005) - General Minerals Corporation ("GMC") (TSX:GNM) is pleased to announce that SILEX Bolivia S.A., a Bolivian subsidiary of Apex Silver Mines Ltd. (collectively "Apex Silver") has commenced drilling at the Malku Khota silver project in west central Bolivia. The original program announced on August 29 (see GMC PR05-07), consisting of approximately 2,500 metres of diamond core drilling, has increased because Apex Silver has recently extended the original silver mineralized zone, Limosna Hill, further to the north to include two new target areas.

These new target areas are known as Malku Khota and Warra Warra. Malku Khota is approximately 400 metres long by 100 metres wide and Warra Warra is approximately 1.5 kms long and varies in width from 100 metres to 300 metres. The drilling program will be expanded to test these zones. Apex Silver now anticipates that the initial drill program will consist of between 10-20 diamond drill holes. Drilling will start at the Limosna Hill area where GMC previously reported a zone of interest with 1.4 km of strike within the host sandstone unit. Within this zone, samples from within a series of old tunnels averaged 395 gpt silver over 130 metres true width which were reported on June 6, 2005 (see GMC PR05-06).

General Minerals Corporation is an international minerals exploration company focusing its activities in North and South America. The Company has six properties in the US, three in Bolivia, one in Chile as well as six in Mexico. The target mineralization is copper, silver and gold. The Company currently has four properties that are under option to major mining companies. In addition to the Malku Khota project that has been optioned to Apex Silver the Company has optioned the following three projects:



Escalones (Chile) with the Phelps Dodge Chilean subsidiary,
Minera Aurex (Chile) Limitada;

Monitor (USA) with Teck Cominco Ltd.;

Dragoon (USA) with BHP Billiton.


The Company also assists other groups of entrepreneurial geologists through equity investment to form companies and develop early stage exploration projects with discovery potential. Two of these companies, Foundation Resources Ltd. and Afghan Minerals Inc., were established in 2004 where the primary country focus has been in Mongolia and Afghanistan, respectively.

Certain statements contained herein regarding Apex Silver's planned drilling program constitute "forward-looking statements". These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations based on discussions between the Company and Apex Silver. The nature and extent of the planned drill program may materially change from current intentions for a number of reasons, including if the results of early drilling differ from expectations. The Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or any other reason.

SEC 12g3-2(b): 82-34810

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