Bear Creek drilling and new sampling expands silver mineralization on its 100% owned Santa Ana project, Peru



    VANCOUVER, June 27 /CNW/ - Bear Creek Mining (TSX Venture: BCM) ("Bear
Creek" or the "Company") is pleased to announce results from thirteen
additional diamond drill holes (Phase 3 drilling) and results from soil/rock
chip grid sampling on the extreme north and south ends of the area drilled to
date at its 100% owned Santa Ana silver project. Santa Ana is located 200
kilometers south of the Company's Corani silver-base metal deposit in
southeastern Peru. Drilling at Santa Ana now totals 7,501 meters in fifty-five
drill holes. Highlights of this press release include:

    
        -  Drill hole SA-26A intersected mineralized volcanics with 128
           meters @ 48 g/t Ag, including 14 meters @ 84 g/t Ag and 30
           meters @ 91 g/t Ag.

        -  Higher grade intervals intersected in SA-25 and SA-26; 4 meters
           @ 119 g/t Ag and 10 meters @ 95 g/t Ag, respectively.

        -  Mineralization extended 350 m to the north and 400 m to the south
           through soil and rock-chip grid sampling, increasing the target
           size by 50%.

        -  Mineralization remains open with strong vectors for extension in
           three directions plus at depth.
    

    Andrew Swarthout, President and CEO of Bear Creek, states "The continuing
positive results from Phase III underscore the potential for intersecting
blind, higher-grade silver mineralization within the extensive volumes of
lower grade silver halo at Santa Ana. The latest drilling and grid sampling
significantly expands the footprint of mineralization and defines additional
untested high grade zones that will likely contribute significant value to the
discovery. Importantly, oxide mineralization continues to dominate; a factor
that bodes well for the excellent leaching characteristics indicated by early
metallurgical testing. We are expanding the Phase III drill program, as well
as continuing our aggressive metallurgical test program. Mineralization
remains open in all directions. A second drill has been requested in order to
advance drilling towards the project's first resource estimation by year-end."
    Mr. Swarthout continues "The drill is currently working to the north
within the newly discovered soil/rock-chip grid anomaly approximately 150
meters north of the farthest north hole (SA-22) and a second platform an
additional 150 meters north is next in line. Assay results from these holes
will be reported as they become available in the coming weeks. Additional
soils and rock geochemical sampling within the district is expected to further
extend the target areas."
    Drilling results are as follow. All intercepts are down-hole lengths and
true widths have not been calculated.

    
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     Drill     Azi-   Incli-  Total  From   To    Inter-  Silver  Lead  Zinc
     Hole      muth   nation  Depth   (m)   (m)   val (m) (grams   (%)   (%)
     No.      (deg-  (deg-    (m)                 DTH      per
               rees)  rees)                               tonne)
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    SA-1A      180    -40     269     32    86     54     30.1    0.2    0.4
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                                     108   116      8     24.8    0.5    0.9
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                                     152   252    100     24.6    0.3    0.5
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    SA-8A      160    -50     131      6    36     30     20.5    0.1    0.2
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    includes                          94   112     18     42.7    0.3    0.4
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    SA-8B      300    -50     264     42    52     10     35.8    0.3    0.2
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                                     162   264    102     25.6    0.6    0.8
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    includes                         198   212     14     53.3    1.0    1.3
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    SA-24      330    -50     105      2    24     22     19.3    0.3    0.4
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                                      54    58      4     42.0    0.2    0.4
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                                      90   100     10     23.8    0.3    0.2
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    SA-24A     205    -50     152      4    54     50     23.0    0.3    0.3
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    includes                          28    44     16     41.8    0.5    0.3
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    SA-25        0    -50     147     20    32     12     78.5    0.7    0.5
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                                     116   122      6     57.0    0.7    0.4
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                                     142   146      4    119.5    0.8    1.2
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    SA-25A     180    -50     211     10   176    166     28.9    0.3    0.4
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    includes                          78    84      6     56.7    0.9    0.2
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    and                               90   106     16     46.5    0.2    0.2
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    and                              138   176     38     51.5    0.6    1.1
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    SA-26      160    -50     201      0     6      6     67.7    0.3    0.4
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                                      28    58     30     28.5    0.2    0.3
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                                     102   142     40     40.1    0.4    0.4
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    includes                         106   116     10     95.0    1.1    0.6
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    SA-26A    280     -60     185     56   184    128     48.3    0.6    0.8
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    includes                          64    78     14     83.9    0.9    1.2
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    and                              108   138     30     90.7    0.9    0.9
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    SA-27     320     -45     231      2    82     80     25.2    0.3    0.4
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                                     212   226     14     49.0    0.1    0.1
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    SA-27A    140     -60     185      4    54     50     15.8    0.3    0.6
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                                      68    88     20     37.7    0.3    0.8
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    SA-28     310     -50     167     46    86     40     35.0    0.2    0.4
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    includes                          46    52      6    114.3    0.4    0.4
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    SA-28A    130     -60     221      4     8      4       29    0.2    0.3
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                                      36   106     70     21.1    0.2    0.6
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    includes                          98   106      8     62.8    0.8    1.4
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                                     150   178     28     18.9    0.3    0.4
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    (Full drill results can be found at www.bearcreekmining.com. To access
    the silver drill hole map directly please refer to
    http://www.bearcreekmining.com/s/PhotosAndMaps.asp?ReportID=193990)
    

    Soil/rock-chip grid sampling - Three larger areas of cover located to the
north, south and southeast, and to the west of the area currently drilled have
been grid sampled on 50 meters centers. To the north, an area measuring 250 x
300 meters contains rock-chip (subcrop) sample values of 24 to 95 g/t Ag. To
the south and southeast, an area measuring 200 x 250 meters has rock sample
values of 25 to 177 g/t Ag with supporting soil assays to 16 g/t Ag. Finally,
to the west, single point values of 81 g/t Ag (rock) and 12 g/t Ag (soil) have
been found. These anomalies define un-drilled target expansions on three sides
of the deposit. Drill follow-up of the two large areas is underway and results
will be reported as they are received.

    Metallurgical Testing - Metallurgical test work continues on schedule at
McClelland labs (see news release dated 12 Apr, '07). This test work consists
of several bottle role tests and finally three column leach tests designed to
evaluate the heap leach potential of the project. Early parts of the test work
confirm all the previous work that the Santa Ana material leaches very well.
The column tests were started this week and are expected to run through the
next few months. Final results of the test work will be reported upon
completion of test work.

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

    Regulatory footnotes:

    All of Bear Creek's exploration programs and pertinent disclosure of a
technical or scientific nature are prepared by or prepared under the direct
supervision of David Volkert, P.Geo., Bear Creek's Vice President of
Exploration and/or Marc Leduc, P. Eng., Vice President of Technical Services
and the President and CEO, Andrew Swarthout, P.Geo., who serve as the
Qualified Persons under the definitions of NI 43-101. All diamond drilling has
been performed using HQ diameter core with recoveries averaging greater than
95%. Core is logged and split on site under the supervision of Bear Creek
geologists. Sampling is done on two-meter intervals and samples are
transported by Company staff to Juliaca, Peru for direct shipping to ALS
Chemex, Laboratories in Lima, Peru. ALS Chemex is an ISO 9001:2000-registered
laboratory and is preparing for ISO 17025 certification. Silver, lead, and
zinc assays utilize a multi-acid digestion with atomic absorption ("ore-grade
assay method"). The QC/QA program includes the insertion every 20th sample of
known standards prepared by SGS Laboratories, Lima. A section in Bear Creek's
website is dedicated to sampling, assay and quality control procedures.
    Certain disclosure in this release, including management's assessment of
Bear Creek's plans and projects, constitutes forward-looking statements that
are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors relating to
Bear Creek's operation as a mineral exploration company that may cause future
results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such
forward-looking statements. (*)Any reference to the potential quantity & grade
of mineralization at Corani is conceptual in nature, there has been
insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource on the property and it
is uncertain if further exploration will result in discovery of a mineral
resource on the property. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements. Bear Creek expressly disclaims any intention or
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.





For further information:

For further information: Andrew Swarthout - President and CEO, or
Patrick De Witt - Investor Relations, Phone: (604) 685-6269, Direct: (604)
628-1111, E-mail: info@bearcreekmining.com; For further information, please
visit the Company's website (www.bearcreekmining.com)


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