Aldridge Minerals reports new results from Yenipazar resource definition drilling



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    Frankfurt: A0CAPB

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - Aldridge Minerals Inc. ("Aldridge") announced
today the results from its resource definition drill program at the Yenipazar
VMS open pit-project in Central Turkey. Assaying was performed at ALSChemex
(Vancouver) on samples drilled during the months of November and December
2007.
    Results were obtained from RC-drilling on a 40 x 40 m grid to define the
resources within the known 1,700 m strike length of the deposit, in the
framework of a Preliminary Economic Assessment.

    
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    Hole     Interval (m)  Thickness  Au g/t  Ag g/t    Cu %    Pb %    Zn %
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             from     to      (m)
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    YP-200     28     32       4       7.24    37.80    0.18    9.30    0.14
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    YP-200     36     44       8       0.32    18.58    0.12    1.60    0.42
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    YP-200     68     72       4       0.02     0.28    0.00    0.02    1.47
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    YP-200    Cumulative      16       1.98    18.81    0.11    3.13    0.61
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    YP-205     10     22      12       2.25    78.78    0.26    2.64    0.26
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    YP-205     36     58      22       1.20    98.93    0.15    3.67    1.59
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    YP-205     64     70       6       0.29    13.93    0.07    0.49    0.82
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    YP-205    104    106       2       0.78    24.40    0.11    1.09    0.22
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    YP-205    110    118       8       0.34    13.20    0.05    0.72    0.79
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    YP-205    Cumulative      50       1.19    67.20    0.15    2.47    1.00
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    YP-209     74     86      12       0.25    42.80    0.06    1.34    2.04
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    YP-220      6     12       6       1.96    28.18    0.28    3.49    2.13
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    YP-220     14     26      12       0.50    40.70    0.07    2.11    0.58
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    YP-220     34     38       4       0.23    28.30    0.71    0.43    0.19
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    YP-220    Cumulative      22       0.85    35.03    0.24    2.18    0.93
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    Complete results are available on www.aldridgeminerals.com

    Temperatures in January 2008 have been unusually low at the project site
in central Turkey, reaching to -28 degrees C (-19 degrees F) at night for most
of the month. In addition, unusual snowfall blanketed the area with more than
one meter of accumulation. Due to these unexpected conditions drilling has
been suspended temporarily and is to be resumed on February 11th.
    Aldridge President & Director, Hikmet Akin, said, "While these
unexpectedly severe winter conditions halted our drill program temporarily, we
are on schedule to define resources over the entire deposit strike length for
a Preliminary Economic Assessment by mid-2008. The continued good results from
different sectors of this open pit project show the quality of the Yenipazar
asset".
    The Yenipazar project is subject to an earn-in agreement with Anatolia
Minerals, wherein Aldridge can earn a 100% working interest. At the more
recent rate of project expenditures, Aldridge's work commitment of
US$ 6 million should be reached by early 2009.
    Martin S. Oczlon, PhD Geo, a director of Aldridge and Qualified Person as
defined in NI 43-101, has reviewed and verified the technical content of this
press release.

    Aldridge Minerals Inc. is wholly focused on mineral opportunities in
Turkey where the Company is conducting an ambitious exploration and
development program at its flagship Yenipazar polymetallic VMS project. A
Preliminary Economic Assessment as well as an updated resource calculation is
scheduled for mid-2008, subject to the eventually determined size of the
deposit and progress of respective resource definition drilling. Aldridge has
also identified several prospective nickel opportunities in Turkey and has
amassed a large property position where a systematic development program has
commenced.



    On behalf of the Board of Directors

    "Hikmet Akin"
    ------------------------
    President and a Director

    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: Dr. Hikmet Akin, President & CEO, Aldridge
Minerals Inc., (604) 737-2743; Martti Kangas, The Equicom Group, (416)
815-0700 x 243

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