Bear Creek Santa Ana drilling continues to expand silver mineralization, including high-grade additional positive metallurgical results reported



    VANCOUVER, Nov. 19 /CNW/ - Bear Creek Mining (TSX Venture: BCM) ("Bear
Creek" or the "Company") is pleased to announce results from sixteen
additional diamond drill holes (3,775 meters). Drilling at Santa Ana now
totals 16,577 meters in ninety-eight drill holes. Santa Ana is located
200 kilometers south of the Company's Corani silver-base metal deposit in
southeastern Peru. Highlights of this press release include:

    
    -   Drill hole SA-42A intersects 32m @ 203.7 g/t Ag, including 6m @
        884.7 g/t Ag

    -   Drill hole SA-41A intersects 32m @ 64.8 g/t Ag, including 12m @
        123.7 g/t Ag

    -   Drill hole SA-43 intersects 106m @ 30.8 g/t Ag, including 12m @
        88.5 g/t Ag and 1.2% Zn

    -   Drill hole SA-45 intersects 100m @ 27.8 g/t Ag and 7m @ 372.2
        g/t Ag (TD)

    -   Drill hole SA-46 intersects 50m @ 85.4 g/t Ag, including 24m @
        133.9 g/t Ag

    -   Drilling under thin soil cover continues to intersect mineralization,
        including higher-grade structures

    -   Mineralized footprint now extends 1.8km by 850 meters and remains
        open in all directions.
    

    Andrew Swarthout, President and CEO of Bear Creek, states "We continue to
intersect strong mineralization as we step out into the open directions of
this large silver system. Drill holes SA-42A and SA-46 validate the soil
geochemical anomaly to the southwest and holes SA-43 and SA-45 show continued
mineralization west under the post-mineral tuff. On the southeast, drill hole
SA-41A, in conjunction with the previously reported SA-39, indicate
mineralization along the untested eastern side of the range-front where
colonial workings evidence potential mineralization for a distance of
400 meters. In addition, drilling is in progress 300 and 500 meters north of
the northern-most, mineralized drill hole SA-30. The first resource
calculation is being prepared but as in any emerging, significant discovery,
this will likely be only an initial snap-shot as drilling is continuing to
extend the footprint and the edges of the mineralization have not yet been
defined. We are very pleased that the metallurgical testing is on track to be
able to produce a scoping study of the project in the first quarter 2008."
    Drilling results are as follow. All intercepts are down-hole lengths and
true widths have not been calculated.

    
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                                                         Silver
    Drill       Azi-  Incli-  Total              Inter-  (grams
    Hole        muth  nation  Depth   From   To  val(m)    per   Lead   Zinc
    No.        (deg-  (deg-    (m)     (m)   (m)   DTH   tonne)   (%)    (%)
                rees)  rees)
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    SA-40        285    -60  203.0      0     38    38    28.8    0.2    0.2
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    includes                            4      8     4   170.0    0.5    0.3
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      102    146    44    41.2    0.5    0.9
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    includes                          114    116     2   454.0    2.3    4.5
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      170    200    30    31.2    0.2    0.5
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SA-40A       105    -50  278.6      0     54    54    16.7    0.1    0.2
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       68     98    30    30.1    0.2    0.4
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      172    268    96    27.8    0.2    0.3
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    includes                          174    176     2   179.0    1.1    1.2
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      248    256     8   102.0    0.3    0.3
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SA-40B       105    -80  218.5      0      6     6    27.0    0.1    0.1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       28     68    40    27.4    0.3    0.4
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       86     98    12    19.3    0.4    1.1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      122    142    20    48.1    0.3    0.3
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    includes                          138    140     2   215.0    1.0    0.7
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SA-41        300    -50  170.5     56     84    28    45.2    0.6    1.7
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    includes                           64     74    10    88.0    0.8    2.3
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      106    118    12    22.3    0.1    0.1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      134    150    16    26.2    0.1    0.2
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SA 41A       120    -70  234.2     60     70    10   202.8    0.5    1.5
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       94    126    32    64.8    0.2    0.4
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    includes                           96    108    12   123.7    0.2    0.4
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SA-42        325    -40  190.5    104    148    44    52.1    0.4    0.5
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    includes                          112    126    14   108.7    0.6    0.4
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SA-42A       180    -50  362.6     50     76    26    56.1    0.2    0.2
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    includes                           56     62     6   160.0    0.4    0.3
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      146    162    16    47.6    0.6    1.0
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      204    216    12    40.2    0.4    0.4
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      248    280    32   203.7    0.4    0.3
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    includes                          270    276     6   884.7    0.6    0.4
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SA-43        270    -60  208.4     46    152   106    30.8    0.2    0.5
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    includes                           62     74    12    88.5    0.5    1.2
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SA-43A        90    -60  220.0     54     92    38    71.2    0.4    0.9
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------



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                                                         Silver
    Drill       Azi-  Incli-  Total              Inter-  (grams
    Hole        muth  nation  Depth   From   To  val(m)   per    Lead   Zinc
    No.        (deg-  (deg-    (m)     (m)   (m)   DTH   tonne)   (%)    (%)
                rees)  rees)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SA-44        340    -40  252.5    106    114     8    23.8    0.3    0.8
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      130    156    26    36.3    0.2    0.5
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      188    198    10    60.4    0.2    0.4
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SA-44A       180    -50  137.2         No significant intervals
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SA-45         90    -60  287.0     50    150   100    27.8    0.3    0.9
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    includes                           56     76    20    61.3    0.5    1.2
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      216    248    32     9.1    0.9    1.4
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      280 287(TD)    7   372.2    1.2    0.9
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SA-45A       270    -50  240.2      0     70    70    39.5    0.2    0.3
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    includes                            6     16    10    65.8    0.3    0.2
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    and                                32     52    20    70.2    0.4    0.3
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      152    164    12    85.0    0.7    1.1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SA-46        160    -50  348.3    112    124    12    34.2    0.2    0.8
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      144    168    24    33.8    0.4    0.4
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      234    246    12    59.5    0.6    0.7
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      280    282     2   179.0    1.1    0.9
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      296    346    50    85.4    0.2    0.4
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    includes                          296    320    24   133.9    0.3    0.5
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SA-47        340    -60  211.5     38     72    34    16.9    0.2    0.2
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      114    128    14    66.9    0.4    0.7
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SA-47A       160    -50  212.0      0     10    10    23.6    0.2    0.1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       80    168    88    23.9    0.4    0.6
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    includes                           82     96    14    47.0    0.5    0.6
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    (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/i/pdf/SantaAnaDHMap20071113.pdf)
    Drilling continues to intersect blind, high-grade structures within large
halos of lower grade heap-leach material (SA-42A, SA-43 and SA-45). New soil
and rock grid sampling data from areas with no outcrops has extended the
mineralization 500m to the north and 100m to the west and these areas, as well
as infill holes, will be followed up through grid drilling that is continuing
with 2 rigs. Data is being assembled that will allow for a resource estimation
anticipated in early 2008.

    Santa Ana Metallurgy: The testing of three columns simulating heap leach
conditions is scheduled to be completed on Nov 21st following 120 days of
leaching, at which time the columns will be unloaded for screen-fraction
analyses and assay of residuals. By early December, the final recoveries and
reagent consumptions will be calculated, and an analysis of optimum crushing
sizes for heap leach feed can be made for scoping and Preliminary Economic
Assessment purposes. Recoveries on the order of 60% to 65% silver for average
grade conventional crushed heap leaching method (3/4 inch crush) and at least
70% silver for the pulp agglomeration method are expected based on preliminary
results.

    Santa Ana Resource and Engineering: Independent Mining Consultants,
Tucson, AZ is preparing the first resource estimate of the project based upon
drill results through November 14, 2007. The data base will include
16,576 meters of diamond core drilling in ninety-eight drill holes. The
resource estimate, in conjunction with the final column leach test results,
will provide the basis for the scoping study and Preliminary Economic
Assessment for the first quarter 2008. Additional resource estimates will be
performed as drilling results warrant.

    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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