Mayor of Juneau Announces Progress in Discussions between Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation (Coeur Alaska) and Environmental Groups on Kensington Tailings Plan



    COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO, November 16 /CNW/ - Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation
(NYSE:  CDE) (TSX:CDM) reported that Bruce Botelho, Mayor of Juneau, Alaska, has
announced that the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, Lynn Canal
Conservation, the Juneau Group of the Sierra Club, and Coeur Alaska all stated
they will ask the U.S. Forest Service to examine the use of an alternative
site using paste technology for disposal of mine tailings at Coeur's
Kensington Gold Mine.

    The following is the full text of the press release by the City and
Borough of Juneau:

    
        COEUR ALASKA AND CONSERVATION GROUPS WILL ASK USFS TO PERMIT
                    ALTERNATIVE SITE FOR TAILINGS DISPOSAL

    November 15, 2007

    "The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, Lynn Canal Conservation,
     the Juneau Group of the Sierra Club, and Coeur Alaska announced today
     that they will ask the U.S. Forest Service to examine the use of a
     site near Comet Beach for disposal of the Kensington mine tailings.
     The site is essentially the same as the previously approved Dry
     Tailings Facility site, but Coeur is now proposing to store the
     tailings using paste technology instead of dry stacking. Based on the
     1997 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for this site and
     the work of environmental consultant Dr. David Chambers, the
     Conservation Groups believe that the potential adverse environmental
     impacts of the Comet Beach site are less than the impacts of
     alternative sites that have been identified. If the Comet Beach site
     is approved, Lower Slate Lake would not be used in any way for
     tailings storage or disposal.

    "Any revised operations plan is subject to federal, state and local
     regulatory approval and permitting. The next step is for the parties
     to meet with the Forest Service to discuss the regulatory process
     that would be followed to evaluate the Comet Beach site. Development
     of a final plan of operations is expected to be an iterative process
     because both Coeur and the Conservation Groups expect that the
     regulatory process will help define further details of the disposal
     plan. All of the parties have pledged to cooperate and work with the
     regulators to complete evaluation of the proposed site in as timely a
     manner as possible. The parties have preserved all of their legal
     rights pending final permitting of the mine."

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    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.

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events or otherwise.




For further information:

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

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