SOURCE: Liberty Mines Inc.

September 11, 2007 07:55 ET

Liberty Signs Important MOU With the First Nations

EDMONTON, AB--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Liberty Mines Inc. (TSX-V: LBE) ("Liberty or the Corporation") is pleased to announce the ratification of a memorandum of understanding ("MOU") with the Mattagami, Matachewan and Wahgoshig First Nations. The MOU encompasses all of the exploration, development and mining activities on Liberty's mining claims and leases in the Shaw Dome Nickel Belt near Timmins, Ontario. It addresses the traditional rights of the First Nations and sets out the objectives and topics for negotiation of an impact development agreement ("IBA") between the parties to mitigate the potential impact of those rights from exploration, development and mining operations. It discusses business opportunities, employment and training, environmental matters, ongoing communications and many other items of concern to all parties. The MOU specifically states the First Nation's support of Liberty's applications for the permitting of its Shaw Dome mining projects subject to the environmental matters outlined in the document.

Good faith consultation must be conducted with the First Nations when crown land is given up for mining or forestry. "Liberty has established an excellent rapport with the First Nations by understanding and respecting their traditional rights," said Liberty's President, Gary Nash. "We look forward to working with the First Nations at all of our projects and completing the IBA in a timely efficient manner," he added.

The First Nations will be an integral part of a ceremony for the grand opening of the Redstone Mill to be held on September 19.

About Liberty Mines Inc.

Liberty Mines Inc. is a mineral exploration and development company with a focus on the development and mining of nickel, cobalt, copper and platinum group metals from its properties in Ontario.


No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein. This News Release includes certain "forward-looking statements." All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, without limitation, statements regarding future plans and objectives of Liberty, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Liberty's expectations are exploration risks, commodity prices, assumed startup and operating costs detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by Liberty with securities regulators.

Press Release 28-07

Contact Information

  • For further information please contact:
    Dr. Gary Nash, PhD (Physics)
    President & CEO
    Liberty Mines Inc.
    Phone (416) 238-9736
    Fax 780-437-7898
    e-mail: Email Contact