International Bethlehem Furthers Exploration of the Eva Kitto Property Platinum Group Element Project, Thunder Bay Mining Divi


July 27, 2009

West Vancouver, British Columbia â€" July 27, 2009 â€" International Bethlehem Mining Corp. (“International Bethlehem” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that planning is underway for a further phase two exploration program for the 210 claim unit “Eva Kitto Property” located near the town of Beardmore, Ontario and approximately 180 km north-northeast of Thunder Bay, Ontario, which property is part of the Proterozoic Nipigon Basin.

The Eva Kitto Property covers an area over a 10 km diameter ultramafic intrusion. Additional exploration on the potential feeder dike targets beneath the 10 km diameter cone shaped ultramafic intrusion is the primary target. The new program will also include further detailed surface exploration for potential platinum showings. A surface showing occurs in a creek-valley wall where it cuts into the ultramafic intrusion. This disseminated sulphide horizon is thought to occur elsewhere within the significant ultramafic body, however, the exploration focus currently remains on the highly prospective feeder dikes, since they are generally known to be associated with platinum group element (“PGE”) discoveries (as recently discovered north of Thunder Bay and south of the Seagull intrusion).

In December 2008, drill hole EK08-1 was drilled to a depth of 245.36 metres and bottomed in an ultramafic unit interpreted to be a feeder dike (see the Company’s news release dated January 26, 2009). When the program continues this summer, this hole will be deepened to explore the potential of the dike and step out holes are planned to test a nearby PGE occurrence.

Under the Company’s option agreement with East West Resource Corporation (“East West”), International Bethlehem is required to spend $500,000 in exploration expenditures on the Property by November 2009 in order to acquire its initial 30% interest ($150,000 of which has been spent so far) and the Company has the right to earn up to a 51%, 60% and 75% interest, respectively, by incurring additional exploration expenditures.

The phase two program is being supervised by Mr. Robert Middleton, P. Eng, Geophysicist and is the Qualified Person for this project in accordance with the regulations under the NI 43-101.

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

International Bethlehem Mining Corp.

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

 

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