Aldridge Minerals drills high-grade core at Yenipazar deposit



    TSX-V: AGM
    Frankfurt: A0CAPB

    - Intersects 34 metres of 5.78 g/t Gold, 1.11% Copper, and 3.9 % Zinc -

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - Aldridge Minerals Inc. ("Aldridge" or "the
Company"), (TSX-V: AGM), announced today drill results from its ongoing
resource definition program for the Yenipazar Au-Ag-Cu-Pb-Zn deposit. Results
of select drill holes, including hole YP-149 the richest intersection so far
in the Yenipazar deposit, are listed below (for complete results, please see
www.aldridgeminerals.com). Assaying was performed by ALSChemex (Vancouver).
    The current drill campaign has demonstrated mineralization with grades,
thickness and width similar to the deposit average as determined in the last
NI 43-101-compliant study from May 2007. The deposit strike-length has been
extended to 1,700 m., which is more than three times the strike length used
for the last NI 43-101-compliant study (see release from May 9, 2007 for
details, filed on Sedar:
    www.sedar.com/DisplayCompanyDocuments.do?lang=EN&issuerNo=00007950).

    
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                               Thick     Au      Ag     Cu      Pb      Zn
    Hole        Interval (m)  -----------------------------------------------
    No.         from     to     (m)     g/t     g/t      %       %       %
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    YP-147       120    142     22     1.44    68.0    0.54    2.05    2.83
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    YP-149        92    126     34     5.78    93.4    1.11    2.72    3.90
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    YP-150        36     74     38     1.81    74.9    0.58    2.17    1.86
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    YP-151        58     70     12     3.62    52.0    1.03    0.52    2.76
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    YP-151        74    100     26     6.35    52.5    1.62    1.18    2.79
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    YP-156        42     90     48     3.93    16.7    1.09    0.30    0.30
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    YP-156(*)    110    116      6     0.51    26.7    0.18    0.75    1.35
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    YP-156(*)    122    130      8     0.58    16.5    0.19    0.60    1.13
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    YP-156(*)    136    138      2     0.18    12.0    0.10    0.60    1.30
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    YP-156(*)    144    150      6     0.36    45.9    0.07    1.23    1.82
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    (*) Yielding a weighted average grade of 22 m @ 0.46 g/t Au,
        26.9 g/t Ag, 0.15 % Cu, 0.81 % Pb, and 1.39 % Zn
    

    Aldridge President & Director, Hikmet Akin, said, "Since our goal is to
extend the mineralization at Yenipazar, we are especially pleased that we have
hit our best hole yet. These results support our aggressive work at Yenipazar
to demonstrate its full value."
    Mineralization at Yenipazar is volcanogenic massive sulphide in nature
that displays features of high-temperature metamorphosis, and has an
open-folded, sheet-like occurrence at depths ranging from 35 m to 190 m below
surface.
    The Yenipazar project is subject to an earn-in agreement with Anatolia
Minerals, wherein Aldridge can earn a 100% working interest, subject to
project expenditures of US$ 6 M and stepwise payments of total US$ 1 M to
Anatolia over a period of 6 years, a 6 % net proceeds interest (NPI, revenue
less operational cost) until revenues reach US$ 165 M, and 10 % NPI
thereafter. Since the acquisition of the project in Dec 2004, Aldridge has
paid about US$ 3.5 M for exploration.

    Dr. Martin S. Oczlon, PhD Geo, a director of Aldridge and a Qualified
Person as such term is defined in NI-43-101, has reviewed and verified the
technical content of this release.

    About Aldridge

    Aldridge Minerals Inc. is a Canadian-based junior mining company formed
in 1994 as a minerals exploration company. Aldridge's current main project is
the Yenipazar gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc deposit in central Turkey,
where the company has drilled 120 holes for resource definition since May
2007. The Company also holds the Derinkoy gold-silver exploration license in
the Pontide copper-gold belt of NE Turkey. For further information, please
visit www.aldridgeminerals.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements:

    The statements made in this Press Release may contain forward-looking
statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events
or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations and
projections.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.





For further information:

For further information: Hikmet Akin, President & Director, Aldridge
Minerals Ltd., Tel: (604) 737-2743, Email: akin@shaw.com; Andreas Curkovic,
Investor Relations, The Equicom Group, Tel: (416) 815-0700 x262, Email:
acurkovic@equicomgroup.com

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