Primary Metals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : PMI

Primary Metals Inc.

August 01, 2006 09:00 ET

Primary Metals Announces Technical Advisor

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 1, 2006) - Primary Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PMI) ("Primary" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Dr. Art Soregaroli is joining the Company in an advisory capacity. Dr. Soregaroli is well-known and highly regarded in Canada and internationally and will be primarily involved in providing geological guidance at the Company's operating tungsten mine at Panasqueira in Portugal. He will also assist in the ongoing review of new projects under consideration for the Company.

Dr. Soregaroli was most recently Chief Geoscientist with Teck Corporation in Vancouver as internal consultant and advisor with special responsibilities for preliminary evaluation of foreign projects before his retirement in 1998. He was Vice President, Exploration with Westmin Resources from 1976 to 1990, with responsibility for development and implementation of exploration strategies and interfacing with various mines and development projects. At Westmin, he organized and managed the exploration team that discovered the HW massive sulphide deposit on Vancouver Island and, with Noranda, was actively involved in the exploration and development of other major copper or copper/molybdenum mines including Boss Mountain, Brenda and the Bell mine in British Columbia in the 1960's and 1970's.

Dr. Soregaroli holds Fellowships and memberships in several professional organizations including Fellowships in the Society of Economic Geologists, the Geological Society of Canada, the Geological Society of America, and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy ("CIMM"). He has been the recipient of various awards including a Distinguished Service Gold Medal and the AO Dufresne Award from the CIMM, the Frank Woodside Past President Award from the BC & Yukon Chamber of Mines, and the Duncan Derry Medal from the Geological Association of Canada.

Dr. Soregaroli has visited the Company's Panasqueira tungsten mine several times in an informal capacity and the Company is indebted to him for his advice and guidance. Management looks forward to a continuing relationship in support of the Company's activities.

About Primary Metals

Primary Metals Inc. is a TSX Venture listed company, which owns 100% interest in the Panasqueira tungsten mine in Portugal, currently producing wolframite concentrates containing some 100,000 MTUs of tungsten trioxide per annum. Mining has been carried out at Panasqueira for over 100 years. Significant increases in tungsten prices from US$85 to current levels of around US$255 per MTU, along with recently improved mining activities, have yielded profitable results and the Company has recently reported earnings of C$0.99 per share for the financial year ended March 31, 2006.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

James Robertson, P. Eng., Director


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