International Bethlehem Begins Drilling on “Broken Hill Type” Cottonbelt Property

October 22, 2008

West Vancouver, British Columbia " October 22, 2008 " International Bethlehem Mining Corp. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce commencement of a core drilling program of up to 2,000 metres on its Cottonbelt Property located approximately 40 kms north, via primary logging road, of the community of Seymour Arm, British Columbia. The Company approved the drill program as recommended in a NI 43-101 report prepared by Trygve Höy, Ph.D, P.Eng. The initial drill program is designed to test the hinge zone of the Mount Grace syncline and is based on projections from the surface and mineralized intercepts from a 1996 historical drill program.

To date, the projected depth to the Cottonbelt Zone layer has been reasonably well estimated throughout the property. The Cottonbelt Property has many similarities to classical, lead/zinc, Broken Hill-type deposits. The drilling program will be managed by regional experts, Mr.Trygve Höy, Ph.D, P.Eng., Mr. Gordon Gibson, Geo., and Mr Arnie Pollmer, P.Geo.

Both Mr.Trygve Höy, Ph.D, P.Eng., and Mr Arnie Pollmer, P.Geo., are acting as the Company’s Qualified Persons for this project in accordance with regulations under NI 43-101 and have reviewed and approved this press release.

By way of corporate update, the Company also reports that Mark T. Brown has stepped down as a director of the Company owing to the many demands on his time from his other business pursuits. The Company wishes to sincerely thank Mr. Brown for his considerable and valuable contributions to the Company during his tenure as a director. As Mr. Brown was also a member of the Company’s Audit Committee, Douglas L. Mason, a current director of the Board, has been appointed to serve on the Audit Committee. Following this change, the Company directors (and senior officers) are: Ronald A. Coombes (President, CEO and director), Sead Hamzagic (CFO, Secretary and director), Bruce E. Morley (director) and Douglas L. Mason (director).

For further information, contact Mr. Clive Shallow, investor communications, at 604-922-2030 or visit the Company’s website at

International Bethlehem Mining Corp.

Ronald A. Coombes
Ronald A. Coombes, President & CEO

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