Coeur Provides Update on San Bartolome Project



    COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO, April 10 /CNW/ - Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation
(NYSE:  CDE)(TSX:CDM) today announced an updated summary of progress on the San
Bartolome silver mine, which is targeted for completion near the end of 2007.

    Construction highlights are summarized below, as of March 2007:

    --  24 contractors on site and total employment of approximately 450
workers, most of whom are Bolivian

    --  More than 213,000 man-hours without a lost-time accident

    --  Completed installation of concrete batch plant

    --  Have begun pouring concrete in leach tank area

    --  90% complete with grading and topsoil removal for tailings facility;
work under way on tailings dam foundation

    --  90% complete with site preparation for processing plant area
Contractor mobilizing to install field-erected tanks

    In recent months, the company has continued to meet with officials of the
Bolivian government to discuss issues related to the project. In those
meetings, the company has received repeated expressions of support for the San
Bartolome mine. The government has expressed a desire to increase taxes in the
mining sector but has not yet submitted a formal proposal in this regard.

    The San Bartolome silver mine is being developed by Empresa Minera
Manquiri S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Coeur d'Alene Mines. The mine is
located near the town of Potosi, Bolivia. The project has silver mineral
reserves of 152 million ounces. The mine is expected to commence operations in
early 2008 and to produce approximately 9 million ounces of silver in its
first full year of operation.

    Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation is one of the world's leading primary
silver producers and a growing gold producer. The company has mining interests
in Alaska, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Chile, Nevada, and Tanzania.

    Cautionary Statement

    Company press releases may contain numerous forward-looking statements
within the meaning of securities legislation in the United States and Canada
relating to the company's silver and gold mining business. Such statements are
subject to numerous assumptions and uncertainties, many of which are outside
the company's control. Operating, exploration and financial data, and other
statements in this document are based on information the company believes
reasonable, but involve significant uncertainties as to future gold and silver
prices, costs, ore grades, estimation of gold and silver reserves, mining and
processing conditions, construction schedules, currency exchange rates, and
the completion and/or updating of mining feasibility studies, changes that
could result from the company's future acquisition of new mining properties or
businesses, the risks and hazards inherent in the mining business (including
environmental hazards, industrial accidents, weather or geologically related
conditions), regulatory and permitting matters, risks inherent in the
ownership and operation of, or investment in, mining properties or businesses
in foreign countries, as well as other uncertainties and risk factors set out
in the company's filings from time to time with the SEC and the Ontario
Securities Commission, including, without limitation, the company's reports on
Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. Actual results and timetables could vary
significantly from the estimates presented. Readers are cautioned not to put
undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The company disclaims any intent
or obligation to update publicly such forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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For further information:

For further information: Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation Scott Lamb,
208-665-0777

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