Coeur Strengthens Management Team in South America and Alaska



    San Bartolome and Kensington Growth Projects Prepare for Operations and
Production

    COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO, October 22 /CNW/ - Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation
(NYSE:  CDE) (TSX:CDM) today announced the appointment of key personnel at its
growth projects, San Bartolome, Bolivia silver mine and Kensington, Alaska
gold mine. Both mines are progressing toward the operations and production
phase of development.

    "We are very pleased to announce that our San Bartolome silver mine and
Kensington gold mine have almost completed construction and are moving toward
the operations and production phase," said Dennis E. Wheeler, Chairman,
President and Chief Executive Officer. "In tandem with this, Coeur has
significantly strengthened its operations management team to secure the
company's position as it moves to its next level of strategic growth.
Production at San Bartolome remains on schedule to begin producing nine
million ounces of silver annually, beginning in February. Additionally,
construction at Kensington is over 90% complete and the process plant and
ancillary construction activities, including pre-operational testing, are
fully complete."

    San Bartolome, Bolivia

    At San Bartolome, Rick Irvine has been appointed General Manager for the
mine in Potosi, Bolivia. Rick recently joined Coeur and Empresa Minera
Manquiri, Coeur's Bolivian subsidiary. He has 17 years of mining experience in
Canada, Argentina, Chile, Honduras, Nicaragua, as well as Bolivia. Rick was
most recently Operations Manager at the Manantial Espejo development project
in Argentina. He was also previously Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer of Apogee Minerals.

    As San Bartolome moves toward its expected February 2008 startup, over
1,600 personnel on site at the project have surpassed 2 million man hours
without a lost time accident. All major construction contracts have been
awarded for the project, with engineering 100% complete, and procurement of
equipment and materials 98% complete.

    Kensington, Alaska

    At Kensington - Coeur's major gold project near Juneau, Alaska - Tom
Henderson has been promoted to General Manager for Coeur Alaska. Tom has been
Mine Manager at Coeur's Kensington Mine since beginning with the company in
late 2006. Effective November 1, Mr. Henderson will also become General
Manager of the Kensington as it moves toward its production phase.

    Tom was previously a mining manager at the Robinson Mine in Ruth, Nevada,
and also worked at the Goldstrike Mines in Carlin, Nevada. Tom was also mine
manager at the Grasberg Mine, one of the world's largest mines located in
Indonesia. Tom brings a total of 29 years of mining operations experience to
his new position at Kensington.

    Construction at Kensington is over 90% complete. The process plant and
ancillary construction activities, including pre-operational testing, are
fully complete. A supplemental operations team remains focused on improving
the process plant control systems, as well as other minor activities including
sediment control, overall site maintenance, and weather conditioning.

    Additional Personnel Changes

    Bernie O'Leary was named Director of Technical Services, based in Sydney
Australia. Bernie succeeds Stuart Mathews, who was promoted to lead the
Palmarejo silver and gold project in Chihuahua Mexico. Bernie brings with him
23 years of mine production management and planning experience at small to
large mine operations in both New Zealand and Australia and, most recently,
was mining manager at Barrick's Cowal Gold Mine in NSW, Australia.

    Greg Blaylock was named to Manager of Mining for the Palmarejo Project in
Chihuahua, Mexico; Hector Figueroa was named to Geology Manager at Palmarejo.

    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 news releases and advisories may contain
statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The company cautions
that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future
performance and involve significant risks and uncertainties, and that actual
results may vary materially from those expressed or implied in the
forward-looking statements as a result of various factors.




For further information:

For further information: Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation Tony Ebersole,
Director of Investor Relations 208-665-0777

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