90% Gold Recovery from Sulphide Mineralization at Uzboy



    CALGARY, June 14 /CNW/ - Alhambra Resources Ltd. ("Alhambra" or the
"Corporation") announces the results for preliminary independent metallurgical
test work completed by SGS Lakefield Research Europe ("SGS") on two
representative samples of sulphide (primary) gold mineralization from the West
zone of the Uzboy gold deposit.
    Gold recovery rates of 92% and 89% were realized from the tests. Alhambra
plans to conduct additional testing on sulphide gold mineralization from the
West zone throughout 2007 to optimize the percentage gold recovery. In
addition, two representative samples of sulphide gold mineralization from the
East zone of the Uzboy gold deposit have been submitted to SGS for similar
metallurgical test work.
    Based on the encouraging preliminary metallurgical test work and the
recent updated resource estimate for the Uzboy gold deposit, Alhambra has
retained ACA Howe International Limited ("Howe") to complete a Preliminary
Assessment of the gold resources contained in the sulphide portion of the
Uzboy gold deposit. Given positive results, Alhambra would commission the work
required to complete a pre-feasibility study on the suphide gold
mineralization at the Uzboy gold deposit.

    Detailed Metallurgical Test Work

    The test work was completed by SGS, a leader in providing mineral
processing and analytical services to the mining industry, at their
laboratories in Truro, Cornwall, England.
    Detailed results of the two tests are summarized below.

    
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                              Test No. 1                   Test No. 2
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                       Amount  Assay   % gold      Amount   Assay   % gold
    Product            (g/ml)  (g/ml) Extraction   (g/ml)   (g/ml) Extraction
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    8 hour solution   1,898.0   3.36     72.6     2,026.0    0.31     42.6
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    24 hour solution  1,909.0   3.70     81.0     2,061.0    0.49     69.1
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    48 hour solution  1,936.0   4.08     91.8     2,074.0    0.62     88.6
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Final residue       988.9   0.73      8.2       986.7    0.17     11.4
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    Calculated head
     grade                n/a   8.77    100.0         n/a    1.47    100.0
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    After 48 hours of testing, the gold recoveries were 91.8% for Test No. 1
and 88.6% for Test No. 2.
    Test No. 1, considered to be representative of the higher grade sulphide
gold mineralization in the West zone, had a head assay of 6.3 gold grams per
tonne ("g/t"). Test No. 2, considered to be representative of the lower grade
sulphide gold mineralization in the West zone, had a head assay of 2.29 g/t.
The head assays are based on a fire assay of a representative sample from each
of the samples tested. The calculated head grades are based on the sum of the
gold recovered by leaching and the amount of gold remaining in the sample
after leaching. The positive variance between the calculated head grade and
the head assay in the two tests is interpreted to be due to a "nugget" effect.
    A nugget effect generally occurs in gold mineralization when some
particles of gold are significantly larger than the majority of the gold
particles. The addition or lack of one of these particles in the head assay
sample can impact the gold content of the sample tested.

    Detailed Metallurgical Test Work Procedures

    The representative sample for Test No. 1 weighed approximately
36 kilograms ("kg") and the representative sample of Test No. 2 weighed
approximately 15 kg. Approximately 1,000 grams from each sample was selected
for preparation and testing. Test No. 1 was ground to 90% passing 45 (micro)m
(325 mesh) and Test No. 2 was ground to 95% passing 45 (micro)m (325 mesh).
The ground material for each test was transferred to separate bottles and
cyanide solution mixed with lime was added to the ground material to create a
slurry that consisted of 35% solids by weight. The cyanide concentration used
in each test was 0.5 grams/litre at a pH level of between 10.5 and 11. The
samples were continuously leached for 48 hours. Aliquots of solution were
collected after 8, 24, and 48 hours and analyzed for gold concentration to
determine percentage gold extracted at that time. After 48 hours of testing,
the samples (final residue) were filtered, dried, weighed, and assayed to
determine the gold content in the sample after leaching. Reagent consumption
averaged 0.06 kilograms of cyanide per tonne and 0.25 kilograms of lime per
tonne. SGS are registered under the International Standards Organization
("ISO") 9001-2000.

    About Alhambra

    Alhambra is a Canadian based gold exploration and production corporation
engaged in the exploration of and production from its 100% owned Uzboy
Project. Alhambra is currently in its sixth year of operations in the Republic
of Kazakhstan.
    Alhambra common shares trade on The TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol
ALH and in Germany on the Frankfurt Open Market under the symbol A4Y. The
Corporation's website can be accessed at www.alhambraresources.com.
    Elmer B. Stewart, MSc. P. Geol., President of Alhambra, is the
Corporation's nominated Qualified Person responsible for monitoring the
supervision and quality control of the programs completed within the Uzboy
Project. Mr. Stewart has reviewed and verified the technical information
contained in this news release.

    The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. has neither approved nor disapproved the
    information contained herein.

    This news release contains forward - looking information including but
not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work
programs and potential mineral recovery processes. Forward - looking
information includes disclosure regarding possible future events, conditions
or results of operations that is based on assumptions and courses of action,
and therefore, involves inherent risks and uncertainties. For any forward
looking information given, management has assumed that the analytical results
it has received are reliable and the metallurgical testing methodologies
applied are consistent with industry standards. Although management has a
reasonable basis for the conclusions drawn, actual results may differ
materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. For such
statements, we claim the safe harbor for future.




For further information:

For further information: Elmer B. Stewart, President & Chief Operating
Officer, (403) 228-2855; Ihor P. Wasylkiw, Chief Information Officer,  (403)
508-4953; Jim Clarke, Investor Relations, (888) 290-1335 (Toll Free)

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