Tribute Minerals Inc.

Tribute Minerals Inc.

January 11, 2006 09:00 ET

Tribute Announces Start of Winter Exploration Program on Garnet Lake and South Bay Properties

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 11, 2006) - Ian A. Brodie-Brown, President & CEO of Tribute Minerals Inc. ("Tribute") (TSX VENTURE:TBM) reports Tribute will begin its winter drill program on the Garnet Lake and South Bay properties effective immediately. The Confederation Lake area is a Base Metal prospect with significant zinc grades and historic production from the South Bay Mine.

On the adjacent Copperlode Property, line cutting is presently underway in preparation for planned geophysical surveys and diamond drilling in order to test a largely unexplored four kilometre long favorable horizon trending southwest from the Arrow Zone.

The program is being conducted under the direction of consulting geologist Trevor Boyd, Ph.D., P. Geo, and a qualified person (QP) for the purposes of NI 43-101.

The current outstanding capital of the Company is 47,571,910 common shares.

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

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