Tirex Resources Ltd.
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Tirex Resources Ltd.

June 11, 2008 07:00 ET

Tirex Intersects 16.0m of 1% Cu, 5.2% Zn, 11g/t Ag and 1.7g/t Au

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - Tirex Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:TXX) -

- assays pending on additional holes

- drilling continues on multiple priority exploration targets

Tirex Resources Ltd. ("Tirex") is pleased to announce assay results from the fifth drill hole on the Mirdita Project in Albania. This hole was drilled in the Koshaj area of the property on the same section as the first three holes which intersected wide zones of high grade mineralization (see Tirex news releases dated March 3, 2008 and May 1, 2008). Samples from the fourth hole were delayed in transit and are now in the laboratory being assayed.

The fifth drill hole intersected a 16 metre (52.5 ft) section grading 1.0% Copper, 5.2% Zinc, 11g/t Silver and 1.7g/t Gold including 1.1 metres grading 1.8% Copper, 18.1% Zinc, 41g/t Silver and 4.1g/t Gold.

Summary of assay results from drill hole MR08-05:



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KOSHAJ DEPOSIT
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FROM TO CORE LENGTH COPPER ZINC SILVER GOLD
(m) (m) (m) (%) (%) (g/t) (g/t)
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DRILL HOLE MR08-05
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137.9 153.9 16.0 1.0 5.2 11 1.7
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Including
145.9 146.9 1.0 1.6 15.2 57 5.1
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Including
151.8 152.9 1.1 1.8 18.1 41 4.1
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Drill hole MR08-05 was drilled on the same section as the first three holes. It was collared 25m east of drill hole MR08-03 but was drilled at an angle of -65 degrees to intersect the mineralization closer to its true width entering the zone between drill holes MR08-02 and MR08-03.

The first drill has now completed nine holes on three sections over a strike length of 75m on the Koshaj Deposit which remains open on strike. Samples from the remaining five holes have now arrived at the laboratory and assays are pending. In assays from all holes received so far, wide widths of high grade mineralization were encountered (see also Tirex news releases dated March 3, 2008 and May 1, 2008). When assays are received from all nine holes to date, Tirex geologists will model the deposit to guide Phase 2 drilling at Koshaj. In the meantime, the drill has been moved 2.5km south to test the Gurthi South zones of historically known mineralization.

This drilling is the start of a District-wide drill program at Mirdita, the first target area being Koshaj. Tirex owns a District of projects with the Koshaj Deposit being one of 17 known deposits on the property. Koshaj was only partially drilled and defined by the Albanian State Mining Company in the past. It was reported to be a zinc-rich deposit which was not mined because of a lack of zinc processing facilities. Tirex drill targets at Koshaj and elsewhere on the property, were identified by a combination of historical data compilation, results from the Tirex 2007 airborne geophysical survey and the follow up ground geophysical work.

George Gorzynski, P.Eng. and Director, states, "Today's assay results add one more piece to the definition of the Koshaj Deposit. When assays for the remaining five Koshaj holes are received, our geologists will model the results to guide further drilling. In the meantime Koshaj is the first of 17 known deposits on the property to which we have added numerous new geophysical exploration targets. Drilling has started at Gurthi South which is an area with known widespread VMS mineralization and road building to access the first drill sites at Gurthi Central has now been completed. Gurthi Central is one of the most significant historical targets on the Mirdita property to be revisited by Tirex with modern exploration techniques and drilling. We will be systematically and aggressively testing all these targets as we move to prove up the great potential of the Mirdita District."

Tirex is a company purpose-built to explore and develop the large 344 square kilometer Mirdita Property in Albania. The nature of the VMS mineralization in this District provides Tirex investors with exposure to a high grade basket of metals: Copper, Zinc, Gold and Silver. The property is readily accessible by paved and gravel roads and is located 70km north of the capital city of Tirana. The property covers the core of the historically productive Mirdita VMS base metal district. It represents an opportunity to explore Copper, Zinc, Gold and Silver zones that were previously partially mined, explored or evaluated at lower metal prices, and provides an opportunity to apply modern exploration techniques toward the discovery of new VMS deposits and extensions of known zones. In addition to the historical deposits identified by previous State-run exploration, Tirex has identified numerous high priority exploration targets from the 2007 airborne geophysical survey and ongoing field work. The Mirdita Project is managed by an experienced team of Canadian geologists and other professionals, and several senior Albanian geologists, geophysicists and surveyors.

John Nicholson, P.Geo., a Qualified Person under the meaning of Canadian National Instrument 43-101 and Mirdita Project Manager, is responsible for the technical content of this news release. Drill core was HQ size (6.35cm diameter) and BTW size (4.20cm diameter). Half core samples were collected with a rock saw, tagged for identification and securely stored at the Tirex base camp until shipment. A total of 5% assay standards and 5% blanks were inserted into the sample shipment as a quality control measure in addition to the internal quality control measures applied by the laboratory. All samples were shipped directly to Global Discovery Labs in Vancouver, Canada where they were dried, weighed, crushed and pulverized. Splits of each pulp were then analysed for 30 elements by ICP Spectrometry and assayed for copper, lead, zinc, silver and gold by standard assay methods.

Further details on the company and the Mirdita Project can be found on the Tirex website at www.TirexResources.com.

ON BEHALF OF TIREX RESOURCES LTD.

Bryan Slusarchuk, CEO and Director

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

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