January 29, 2008 10:48 ET

New Phase of Drilling on Pitt Gold: Normabec Intercepts 11.3 g/t Au Over 2 Meters

ST-BRUNO, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 29, 2008) - Normabec Mining Resources Limited ("NORMABEC" or the "Company") (TSX:NMB) is pleased to announce that its winter drilling program on the Pitt Gold property, located along the Porcupine-Destor Break some 35 km north of Rouyn-Noranda, Abitibi, is in progress.

While drilling started in late November 2007, initial assay results from this program are just now becoming available. As such, Normabec is pleased to report that the first hole of the program successfully intersected the interpreted western extension of Vein 2, some 60 metres to the west of the previously released hole PG2006-01 (82.88 G/T Au over 4.58 meters (see press release dated April 20, 2006) . The new hole, PG2007-06, returned 11.3 g/t Au over 2.0 meters from 651 to 653 metres along the hole. Other anomalous results included 1.51 g/t Au over 3.0 metres from 791 to 794 m.

Drilling is ongoing, with a minimum of 8,000 metres. This ten hole drilling program is aiming at defining Vein #1 and 2, on a 50 X 50 meters spacing, in the western portion of the mineralized area as well as testing various parallel gold bearing structures previously intersected by drilling to the north of the latter

It is important to note that in previous years, drilling at Pitt Gold was limited to the winter months due to the wet nature of the ground in and around the project area. Prior to the beginning of the drilling program, the company undertook engineering and construction of an all weather road (700 meters) to improve access to the project area. With the new road in place, the company will be able to carry out exploration and drilling activities year round, with the exception of the spring break-up period which affects most projects in the Abitibi.

Since optioning the property, the company has outlined mineralized structures that can be traced over a strike length in excess of 500 meters. The gold associated with these structures is generally related to zones of grey quartz stockwork and silicic-potassic alteration containing between 2 to 10% of disseminated pyrite and traces of chalcopyrite. All rock types, north and south of the Porcupine-Destor Break, can host mineralized structures although intermediate volcanics and QFP appear to be favoured in term of continuity.

Samples were prepared and assayed at Laboratoire Expert of Rouyn-Noranda. Normabec has implemented a QAQC program which includes systematic use of standards, blanks and duplicates. Values above 1 g/t Au are systematically re-assayed.

The 2008 drilling program is being carried out under the supervision of Mr. Pierre O'Dowd, geologist and Qualified Person as per National Instrument 43-101.

In 2007, Normabec earned a 60 percent interest in the Pitt Gold property, per the option purchase agreement signed with SOQUEM Inc. and GeoNova Exploration Inc.. The company has completed more than 18,000 meters of drilling on the property since the signing of this agreement. Normabec is now in the process of earning an additional 20 percent interest in the property by undertaking exploration expenditures (incl. drilling) of C$500,000 before June 2008.

SOQUEM is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Societe generale de financement du Quebec (SGF). The mission of the SGF, an industrial and financial holding, is to undertake economic development projects, in the industrial sector, in cooperation with partners and in compliance with the economic development policies of the Quebec government.

GeoNova is a wholly owned exploration company of Campbell Resources Inc., a mining Corporation which operates mainly in the Chibougamau area (Quebec), and holds several gold and copper properties.

Normabec is a junior mining exploration company with a portfolio of advanced exploration projects including: the Pitt Gold Project in Quebec and the Real de Catorce Silver Project in Mexico.

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

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