Press ReleasesJanuary 20, 2011
Wallbridge Mining Sells 500,000 shares of Duluth Metals to Raise $1.47 million
Toronto, Ontario - January 20, 2010 - Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX:WM, FWB:WC7) (the "Company") today announced that it has completed the sale of 500,000 shares of its Duluth Metals Limited shareholding, raising $1.47 million. This new funding provides the Company with working capital to advance its key projects in Sudbury.
"Our Duluth Metals shares remain a core asset for Wallbridge, and we continue to be Duluth's largest shareholder holding 11.1 million shares or 10.7% of Duluth," stated Alar Soever, President and CEO of Wallbridge. "While the Duluth shares provide us with a degree of financial stability not enjoyed by most junior companies, our core business remains the discovery of a major copper-nickel-platinum group metals deposit in Sudbury. This new funding provides us with the working capital to pursue a very active 2011 exploration program."
About the Company
Wallbridge Mining Company Limited's primary focus is the exploration for platinum group elements ("PGE"), nickel and copper deposits in the Sudbury area of Ontario. The Sudbury area hosts the world's largest concentration of nickel deposits and is currently the most active mining camp in North America. Major joint venture partners in Sudbury include Vale, Xstrata Nickel, Lonmin Plc and Impala Platinum Holdings Limited. Wallbridge also has a major shareholding in Duluth Metals Limited, which has defined a large copper-nickel-PGE resource in the rapidly emerging Duluth Complex base metal camp in Minnesota and recently announced a joint venture with Antofagasta plc, which will see the project financed through feasibility. Wallbridge also holds a portfolio of porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum properties in southwestern British Columbia, which is currently being spun-out into a new company, Miocene Metals Limited, which was formed to finance the exploration of these properties.
For further information
Please visit the Company's website at www.wallbridgemining.com, or contact:
Wallbridge Mining Company Limited
Mara Strazdins, Vice-President, Investor Relations
Tel: (416) 369-1500 ext 222
Ron Poirier, Investor Relations
Tel: (705) 682-9297 ext 263
This document may contain forward-looking statements relating to Wallbridge's operations or to the environment in which it operates. Such statements are based on operations, estimates, forecasts and projections. They are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and may be beyond Wallbridge's control. A number of important factors could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements, including those set forth in other public filings. In addition, such statements relate to the date on which they are made. Consequently, undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements. Wallbridge disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, save and except as may be required by applicable securities laws.