Primary Metals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : PMI

Primary Metals Inc.

September 17, 2007 18:08 ET

Primary Metals Resumes Tungsten Mine Operations

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - Primary Metals Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:PMI) reports that its Panasqueira tungsten mine resumed operation on August 28 following the annual August vacation period and that scheduled maintenance and refurbishment of the mine and mill have been completed. Work included the installation of a new underground primary crusher together with a complete maintenance service of all the underground drills and LHD mining units, including the low profile units. In the plant, equipment, pumps and handling equipment were replaced or refurbished in preparation for resuming operations in September.

Prior to the scheduled vacation in August, results for July continued to show some improvement with mine production increased to 72,371 tonnes for the month compared to 67,921 tonnes during June. Output from the plant was increased to 11,340 MTUs of WO3 (tungsten trioxide) for July, an increase of almost 15% over the production of 9,868 MTUs in the previous month (1 MTU equals 1 metric tonne unit or 10 kilograms of contained WO3). The feed grade to the plant showed a sustained minor improvement to 0.19% WO3 compared to 0.18% WO3 for the two previous months. Process plant recovery remained steady at 82.2%.

"We are pleased that these improvements are continuing," said Lewis Black, Chairman of the Company. "Our refurbishment work undertaken during August, together with further planned development work in the mine and tungsten prices at current levels, should ensure a long term continuation of operations at Panasqueira."

About Primary Metals

Primary Metals Inc. owns a 100 percent interest in the Panasqueira tungsten mine in Portugal and is currently producing wolframite concentrates containing some 100,000 MTUs of tungsten trioxide per annum. European tungsten prices, on which Company sales are based, averaged approximately US$238 per MTU during August. The Panasqueira mine has a long history of production of high-quality wolframite concentrates and is the dominant producer of high-grade tungsten concentrates outside China. Further information is available at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.primarymetals.ca.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

James Robertson, P. Eng., Director

James Robertson, P. Eng., is a Qualified Person for Primary and has reviewed and approved the information contained in this News Release.

Certain of the statements made and information contained herein is "forward-looking information" within the meaning of the Ontario Securities Act or "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 of the United States. Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation the company's expectations as to the results of planned work programs, potential mineralization, resources, reserves, mine production levels and future tungsten prices. Such statements are based on certain assumptions, including continued demand for tungsten, availability of capital, equipment and personnel to carry out and complete the planned work programs and accuracy within a reasonable range of reported exploration and development results, and involve various risks and uncertainties, including global economic factors, future commodity prices, lack of availability of equipment or personnel, and results of exploration and development. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the Company's documents filed from time-to-time with regulatory authorities and on www.sedar.com.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of this release.

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