Belmore Resources (Holdings) plc
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July 02, 2008 02:00 ET

New Licence Award in County Clare

                                                 
                                 BELMORE RESOURCES (HOLDINGS) PLC
                                   ("Belmore" or "the Company")
                                                 
                                 NEW LICENCE AWARD IN COUNTY CLARE




Belmore  Resources  (Holdings)  Plc, the PLUS quoted mining exploration  company,  is  pleased  to
announce that it has been granted two additional Prospecting licences over Areas 3640 and 3641  in
County  Clare, SW Ireland, by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.  The
licence permits Belmore to explore for Base Metals, Barytes, Silver and Gold.

The  licences cover areas of prospective Carboniferous stratigraphy and are adjacent to the  south
and  west  of  Prospecting Licence 3679 at Kilbricken where Belmore made a  significant  Zinc/Lead
discovery earlier this year. The two new licences are prospective for mineralisation at depth  and
down dip of the Kilbricken drillhole, which intersected 10 metres of sulphide grading 13.84% zinc,
5.52% lead and 62.84gm/tonne silver.

The  granting of these licences allows Belmore to consolidate its exploration territory  following
the discovery announced in April.

Company Chairman Mr Ian Forrest said: "I am delighted that we have been able to secure this ground
which  lies adjacent to our recent discovery.  This is one of the most significant discoveries  to
be  made  in Ireland in recent years. The award of these licences allows further scope for Belmore
to develop what could be an extremely significant resource."

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              The directors of the issuer accept responsibility for this announcement
                                                 

ENQUIRIES:

Belmore Resources (Holdings) Plc                    Tel: 00 35387 681 2883
Patrick Mahony

Bishopsgate Communications Ltd                      Tel: 020 75623350
Nick Rome/Michael Kinirons

VSA Capital Limited                                 Tel: 020 7096 9580
Paul Renken



Notes to Editors

Belmore  is  a minerals exploration company with a focus on projects in the Republic  of  Ireland.
Whilst prospects for any mineral will be considered, priority will be given to the Company's  zinc
exploration properties in County Clare.

Clare  Blocks  (Republic  of  Ireland): Belmore has a 50% interest  in  six  prospecting  licences
covering  267.75  sq  kilometres and 100% interest in five prospecting licences  covering  125  sq
kilometres.   Previous exploration identified a high-grade resource of zinc and lead rich  massive
sulphides  (approximately 400,000 tonnes @ 12% zinc plus lead and 75g/t silver)  in  the  area  of
Milltown.

Donegal  Blocks  (Republic  of  Ireland): Belmore has 100% interest in  two  prospecting  licences
covering 80.76 sq kilometres.

As  announced by the Company in April 2008 diamond drilling on Prospecting Licence 3679, in  which
Belmore  holds a 100% interest, near Quin in County Clare, intersected newly discovered  zinc  and
lead  mineralization.  The drillhole intersected 18 metres of massive sulphide at the base of  the
Waulsortian Reef.  The top part of that massive sulphide consists of virtually barren  pyrite  but
the  bottom  part contains high-grade zinc and lead sulphides as well as pyrite and  arsenopyrite.
The  interval from 448.1 to 458.1 metres gave the following composite result:  10 metres at 13.84%
Zinc, 5.52% Lead and 62.84 gm/tonne Silver.

The mineralisation is open in all directions and further diamond drilling is required to determine
the extent of the mineralisation.


For further information please visit www.belmoreresources.com


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