Tirex Resources Ltd.

Tirex Resources Ltd.

July 09, 2008 16:00 ET

Tirex Resources Commences Drilling of Large Historic Mine Area at Mirdita

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - Tirex Resources Ltd.(TSX VENTURE:TXX) ("Tirex") is pleased to announce that drilling of extensions of the historic Gurthi Central Deposits is now underway on the Mirdita VMS Project in Albania.

Compilation of historic data by Tirex indicates that Gurthi Central consists of two deposits, both open for expansion. The first Tirex drill hole has now started and is targeted to intersect the VMS mineral horizon about 100m downdip of (at depth from) the old mine workings on the Gurthi Central No. 1 Deposit. Plans are then to systematically drill test the full extent of both deposits.

Gurthi Central is an area of significant interest to Tirex. It was the last historical producer in the Mirdita VMS District. The Gurthi Central mine workings are not currently accessible but recently compiled data indicate that the mining encountered two Noranda-type Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide ("VMS") deposits with significant values in copper, zinc, gold and silver. The Albanian Geological Survey reports that Gurthi Central produced 772,200 tonnes of copper bearing rock of unspecified grade mainly from the Gurthi Central No. 1 Deposit. The nearby Gurthi Central No. 2 Deposit was being prepared for mining when operations ceased. Former miners report that the mine was shut down in 2000 due to political and metal market factors and not lack of mineral. They also report that zinc-rich portions were not mined and were left in the ground due to lack of zinc processing facilities in Albania. Tirex personnel assayed selected samples from the Gurthi Central mine dump which returned high grades in copper, zinc, gold and silver confirming reports by former miners (for details see the NI43-101 report available on the Tirex website at www.TirexResources.com).

Bryan Slusarchuk, CEO, states, "We have been eagerly anticipating drilling the Gurthi Central area since we first started field work at Mirdita. As this was an area where a lot of mining activity occurred, there was a lot of historical data that our technical team needed to compile before we started drilling. We also wanted to complete our own geophysical analysis of the area to complement the historical data and needed to build access roads to the drill locations of choice. Former explorers did not drill these extensions due to the rugged terrain in the area. The Tirex team has met that challenge and drilling has begun. With the extensive logistical preparation and compilation work of Gurthi Central now complete, we will now be aggressively drilling this target area. Exploring these deposits for the first time with modern technology and modern geological interpretation will be another exciting phase in the District-scale exploration program Tirex is conducting at Mirdita."

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 70 km 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 resulting from the 2007 airborne geophysical survey, ongoing ground geophysics and field work. The Mirdita exploration project is managed by an experienced team of Canadian geologists and other professionals, and several senior Albanian geologists, geophysicists and surveyors.

George Gorzynski, P.Eng., Director and a Qualified Person under the meaning of Canadian National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for the technical content of this news release.

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


Bryan Slusarchuk, CEO and Director

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