Los Andes Copper Ltd.
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Los Andes Copper Ltd.

July 12, 2007 09:00 ET

Retransmission: Los Andes Copper Ltd. Commences Vizcachitas Drilling Program

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2007) - Los Andes Copper Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:LA)(PINK SHEETS:LSANF) announces that the first drill rig has arrived at Vizcachitas and has started the first hole of the previously announced 5,000 metre program. A second drill rig is scheduled to move up to the camp before the end of the week. The drilling program, the first on the property since the late 1990s, is designed to confirm historical drilling, upgrade inferred resources to indicated resources and to test for southerly and easterly extensions of known mineralization.

Vizcachitas is located in the province of San Felipe, Region V, Chile, an area of low elevation with excellent infrastructure, including water and power. It is a typical Andean porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit and occurs in the same late Miocene-Pliocene metallogenic belt as the giant porphyry copper deposits El Teniente, Los Pelambres and Rio Blanco-Los Bronces. Currently known NI43-101 compliant resources include an indicated resource of 144 million tonnes grading 0.52% copper and 0.015% molybdenum and an inferred resource of 211 million tonnes grading 0.46% copper and 0.016% molybdenum at a 0.40% copper cutoff, as detailed in the NI43-101 compliant technical report of A.C.A. Howe International Limited dated February 7, 2007.

Roger Moss, President of Los Andes Copper commented as follows: "We are excited about the startup of drilling at Vizcachitas and the opportunity to follow up the work completed in the nineties. A successful first phase program will encourage us to continue drilling with the aim of obtaining sufficient information to proceed to a pre-feasibility study during 2008."

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