November 09, 2006 14:11 ET

Normabec Mining Resources Ltd.: Drilling Started on the Tailings Piles of the Real De Catorce Silver Mining District

ST-BRUNO, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 9, 2006) - Normabec Mining Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:NMB) (FRANKFURT:N6M) ("Normabec"), through its wholly owned Mexican subsidiary Minera Real Bonanza S.A. de C.V. ("MRB"), is pleased to announce that exploration is progressing well on its 100% owned Real de Catorce silver project in San Luis Potosi state, north-central Mexico.

The company's short term objective is to quickly create value to the shareholders with its Mexican project. To do so, management is developing the property on three fronts. The first one, which is already well on its way, is to determine the economic potential of the tailings piles. This program was started first because of its immediate access and minimal infrastructure and investment. Secondly, the company intends to transform the historical inventory, estimated when the mine was shut down in 1990, into 43-101 compliant resources. Thirdly, the company intends to carry out systematic underground exploration drilling to explore the extensions of the various veins starting with the main one (Veta Madre).

To date, in addition to systematic mapping and sampling of the vein system at surface, MRB has initiated systematic drilling of the three tailing piles. This program was recommended by Micon International in its NI 43-101 Technical Report on the property (June 2006) as previous operators had estimated that the tailing piles contained between 1.5 and 2.0 million tonnes of material grading between 60 and 105 g/t Ag. This program will enable the company to produce a NI 43-101 compliant resources estimate for the tailing material.

Auger type drilling is being carried out on a 25 X 25 m grid over the entire tailings. Samples are being collected at every 1.5 m interval. The auger system used on site (called penetrometro) enables sampling without contamination of samples. The company estimates that 112 holes, totaling 1,110 meters, will be needed to cover the entire potential area (300 X 300 m X approximate average thickness of 10 m). Density measurements and surveying of the tailings are also being carried out.

As part of the company quality control program (QA/QC), and as recommended by Micon, silver standards were generated from tailing material. To produce those standards, the company took two 500 kg samples and had them homogenized and assayed at 5 different laboratories (6 samples per lab). The average grades obtained from 60 results represent our standards. A blank sample was also produced. They are being incorporated with all batches of samples sent to the lab. Duplicates and re assaying of high grade assays are also parts of the QA/QC procedure.

Drilling, density measurements and surveying of the tailings should be completed by the end of November. An independent NI 43-101 resource estimate will then be commissioned. Material collected during the drilling program will then be used to carry out metallurgical testing in order to determine the best possible milling flow sheet.

On the two other fronts, mine plans and infrastructures are being prepared for the rehabilitation of portions of the mine. This work will lead to the re sampling of the mine in order to transform the historical mineral inventory into 43-101 compliant resources, as well as to the setting up of drill stations to explore the southeastern extension of Veta Madre. So far, the work in Real de Catorce is progressing on schedule.

Normabec is a junior mining exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, under the symbol NMB, active in both Canada and Mexico in exploration of high quality assets.

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

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