Copper mineralization discovered at TEAL's Kasonta Copper Project in the DRC



    
    -  Exploration drilling program at Kasonta in the DRC delivers initial
       assay results, including:
       -  23 metres at 4.8% copper (from a depth of 25 metres); and
       -  6 metres grading 4.4% copper (from a depth of 52 metres)
    -  Regional geochemical sampling program completed
    

    TORONTO, July 8 /CNW/ - TEAL Exploration & Mining Incorporated (TSX-"TL")
(JSE-"TEL") ("TEAL") has announced the discovery of extensive copper
mineralization in the greater Kasonta area adjacent to TEAL's Lupoto Copper
Project, which forms part of TEAL's 60%-owned Kasonta-Lupoto Mines sprl
("Kalumines") mining licence area, situated close to Lubumbashi in the
Democratic Republic of the Congo ("DRC").

    
    The results of two boreholes, KASD 0136 and KASD 0134 have been received
and are summarized below:

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    Borehole      Depth from (m)   Intersection (m)         Copper (%)
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    KASD 136               0.00              10.50               3.20
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                          25.00              23.30               4.80
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                          52.00               6.00               4.39
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                         133.00               2.30               1.47
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    KASD 134               0.00              16.00               2.73
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                          26.50              16.50               2.02
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                          46.80               6.70               1.92
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                          59.50               2.30               1.55
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                          65.50              10.50               1.97
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    As the information is not yet available, TEAL will report "true widths"
    of intersections when the 43-101 compliant resource is completed
    

    TEAL's initial drilling program commenced in March 2007 on the Lupoto
'horseshoe' structure, where previously Union Miniere du Haut Katanga ("UMHK")
and La Générale des Carrières et des Mines ("Gécamines") drilled 73 boreholes
and partially defined the copper oxide mineralization which is now known as
TEAL's Lupoto Copper Project.
    TEAL has completed a 400 metre line spaced termite mound geochemical
sampling program to delineate possible evidence of copper mineralization below
the extensively developed soil cover in this area. The results of this program
are shown in Figure 1 and 2. Good copper anomalies in termite mound soils,
with values in access of 600 ppm copper, are defined in an area now generally
described as the Greater Kasonta Area, which is situated about 500 metres to
the east of Lupoto and stretches for more than 2,400 meters and which includes
the copper-in-soil enriched area known as Niamumenda.
    TEAL's existing mining licence for Kalumines is located 25km northwest of
Lubumbashi and covers a surface area of 77km(2). The licence hosts various
near surface exposures of rich oxide copper mineralization; all within a few
kilometres from each other. Kalumines is a 60:40 joint venture with Gécamines.
    The Kalumines licence area covers a large portion of an approximately 9km
wide kite-shaped anticline containing numerous large rafts of the,
prospective, Mine Series stratigraphy. The figure shows an outline of areas
where TEAL is undertaking exploration work. The regional results of the
termite mound sampling program delineate important anomalous areas, which are
now being explored through further geological work including drilling.
    Within the Greater Kasonta Area, TEAL has established a grid over the
area initially spaced 100 metres apart with closer spaced lines over the
Kasonta prospect. Initial drilling of 41 boreholes (of a total of 46
boreholes) for a total of 5,029 metres was completed. This drilling program
was aimed at broadly defining the copper mineralization, and to test the
strike extension between the known copper occurrences of Kasonta and
Niamumenda. The results of the drilling outline extensively developed copper
mineralization comprising both oxide copper (malachite and chrysocolla) and
sulphides copper (mainly chalcocite) situated in specific geological units
comprising mainly dolostone and breccia, probably of the RGS unit of the upper
Series des Mines.
    Importantly, the copper mineralization is extensive and to-date remains
open-ended down dip and along strike between the known occurrences of Kasonta
and Niamumenda, for a strike exceeding 2,400 metres.
    On average, the copper mineralized units dip between 50 degrees -
60 degrees to the NE.
    TEAL recently acquired a containerized sample processing facility which
will be independently managed by ALS Chemex (South Africa) (Pty) Limited, an
internationally accredited laboratory. The samples received from the drilling
program in the Greater Kasonta Area are presently being processed for
analysis.
    Mr. Claus Schlegel, Pr. Sci. Nat. (No. 400149/90), TEAL's Vice President:
Exploration and Business Development, is the "qualified person" for the
content of this press release in terms of National Instrument 43-101.

    NOTES:

    TEAL is incorporated under the laws of the Yukon, Canada and its common
shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") and the JSE Limited
("JSE"). The common shares of the Company trade under the symbol "TL" on the
TSX and "TEL" on the JSE.
    TEAL is a mineral development and exploration company with development
projects and exploration areas in Namibia, Zambia and the DRC. TEAL has a
portfolio of base and precious metal development projects and complementary
exploration areas, and the Company continues to seek other opportunities,
mainly in southern and central Africa.
    TEAL has targeted specific core projects: the Konkola North Copper
Project in Zambia; the Otjikoto Gold Project in Namibia; and the Kalumines
Copper-Cobalt Project in the DRC. TEAL also has interests in various other
mineral licence areas in Zambia and in Namibia on which the Company continues
drilling and other exploration activities.

    ADDITIONAL TEAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT: www.tealmining.com





For further information:

For further information: Julian Gwillim (VP: Investor Relations and
Corporate Development) on +27 82 4524 389 (SA); or julian@tealmining.com

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