West Vancouver, British Columbia – November 16, 2011 – International Bethlehem Mining Corp. (the “Company” or “International Bethlehem”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired, by staking, 4 additional mineral claims covering approximately 1,500 hectares (the “Leo Claims”), which claims are contiguous to the Company’s “Myoff Creek” rare earth elements properties located near Revelstoke, British Columbia.
At this stage, the Company believes that the “REN” carbonatite, as discovered on the Company’s Myoff Creek rare earth elements property, may also be present on the Leo Claims.
In a separate, but related property matter, in August 2011, the Company entered into an option agreement to acquire one mineral claim which is also contiguous to the Company’s Myoff Creek property. The optionor, who had agreed to keep the claim in good standing until 2012, allowed the claim to lapse.
For further information, contact Mr. Clive Shallow, Shareholder Communications, at 604-922-2030, Robert A. Young, Investor Relations, at 604-682-5123 or visit the Company’s website at www.bethlehemmining.com.
International Bethlehem Mining Corp.
“Ronald A. Coombes”
Ronald A. Coombes, President & CEO