Sherwood Copper Corporation

Sherwood Copper Corporation

September 23, 2005 09:12 ET

Permit for Sherwood's Minto Project Signed by Premier of Yukon

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 23, 2005) -

Type A Water Licence Extended to June 30, 2016

Sherwood Copper Corporation (TSX VENTURE:SWC) is pleased to announce that the Honourable Dennis Fentie, Premier of the Yukon, has signed a ten-year extension of the Type A Water Licence for the 100% owned Minto copper-gold project. The Type A licence allows Sherwood, through its wholly owned subsidiary Minto Explorations, to construct and operate a mine at Minto. The Minto Project already has a Type B Water Licence which covers, among other things, access to the site.

"The renewal of the Type A Water Licence for 10 more years provides Sherwood Copper with the certainty it needs to advance the Minto Project towards a production decision," said Stephen Quin, President & CEO of Sherwood Copper. "We are very encouraged by the speedy execution of the renewal: the Premier signed the licence just one week after the Yukon Water Board sent its positive recommendation to the Executive Office and illustrating just how much the Yukon has changed since devolution."

Minto Project

The Minto Project is a high-grade copper-gold deposit located in the Yukon Territory of Canada. In the late 1990's, a feasibility study was completed by prior owners, permits obtained and construction commenced. Construction was suspended after expenditures of approximately $10 million as a result of depressed copper prices. As announced June 27, 2005, the Minto Project contains measured and indicated resources of 9.2 million tons at a grade of 1.8% copper, 0.016oz/t gold and 0.2oz/t silver, and an additional inferred resource of 0.8 million tons grading 1.4% copper, 0.013oz/t gold and 0.2oz/t silver. The mineral resources for the Minto Project were estimated by Giroux Consulting. Gary Giroux, P.Eng. is the Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 responsible for the estimate. Sherwood is conducting an extensive work program to support completion of an updated feasibility study on the Minto Project, which is slated for completion in early 2006.


Sherwood's successful consolidation of the ownership of the Minto Project provides a unique investment opportunity - participation in an already permitted, partially constructed, high-grade, open pit copper-gold project located in Canada with infrastructure and exploration potential on the property.


Stephen P. Quin

President & CEO

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Contact Information

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    Stephen Quin
    President of Sherwood
    (604) 687-7545 or (888) 338-2200
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    Sherwood Copper Corporation
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