Tamerlane Intersects 35.3% Combined Lead-Zinc Over 110 Feet (36 Meters)



    BLAINE, WA, June 12 /CNW/ - Tamerlane Ventures Inc. (TAM: TSX-V)
announced today that it has intersected extensive high-grade lead-zinc
mineralization at the Company's Pine Point property, located in the Northwest
Territories, Canada.
    The assay results announced today are in addition to the Company's 2008
drilling program. Based on recommendations from Pincock, Allen and Holt, a
total of 4 holes were drilled at the R190 deposit. Tamerlane had originally
intended to drill a single shaft condemnation hole at R190, but used the
opportunity to drill an additional 3 confirmation holes (TV11, TV12 and TV13)
to provide further confirmation of core recoveries. The recovery results were
positive, showing 86% recovery in the ore zones and an average of 91% overall.
Samples and data collected from these holes will be used to further optimize
metallurgical recovery rates for mining operations. A fourth hole was drilled
at R190 as a condemnation to ensure that the shaft does not intersect the
mineralized zone and to confirm competency of ground conditions for the shaft.
The fourth hole confirmed the expected ground conditions and demonstrated the
ability of the basal dolomitic sandstone to prevent water inflows. This is
notable because this dolomite will form the bottom of the freeze perimeter.
    Drill hole R190-TV13 returned a significant 155-foot true vertical
thickness of 26.3% combined lead and zinc, including an interval of 110 feet
of 35.3% lead and zinc. The results from today's announcement are summarized
below:

    
                                 Deposit R190
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                 Interval (Feet)    Thickness     True     Average
    Drill Hole   ---------------  ------------- Thickness ---------- Combined
    Number        From     To     Feet   Metres  (Feet)   %Zn    %Pb  %Zn+%Pb
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   451     463      12     3.7      11     0.6    5.6    6.2
                 ------------------------------------------------------------
                   467     502      35    10.7      31    10.3   14.8   25.1
    R190-TV11    ------------------------------------------------------------
                   529     582      53    16.2      47    26.9   14.3   41.2
                 ------------------------------------------------------------
                   592     628      34    10.4      31    15.1    7.6   22.7
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    R190-TV12      427     560     133    40.5     128     9.7    6.8   16.4
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Containing:  445     537      92    28.0      88    13.6    8.9   22.5
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    R190-TV13      437     607     170    51.8     155    17.1    9.2   26.3
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Containing:  487     607     120    36.6     110    23.8   11.5   35.3
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
         R190-TV11 was drilled at -64degrees; R190-TV12: -74degrees;
         R190-TV13: -66degrees
    

    The results shown above for Deposit R190 include 21 sections (totaling
105 feet) where zinc was reported greater than 30%, and an additional 3
sections (totaling 14.5 feet) where lead was reported greater than 30%. An
assay technique designed to accurately measure high grade ore is currently
underway to establish the precise grade of these sections. 30% was used in
this report for all sections where lead or zinc reported greater than 30%.
    The results herein described have been prepared under the guidance of
Ross F. Burns, P. Geo., LG, President of the Company, who is designated as a
Qualified Person with the ability and authority to verify the authenticity and
validity of the data. The drill program was carried out under the direct
supervision of Mr. Wolfgang Schleiss, M.Sc. Samples and assay results for lead
and zinc quoted herein were prepared by ALS Chemex of Vancouver, BC using
industry standard assay techniques for ore grade lead and zinc mineralization.

    "Ross F. Burns"

    President & CEO

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this press
    release.

    Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Information

    This press release contains forward-looking information within the
meaning of applicable securities laws. We use words such as "may", "will",
"should", "anticipate", "plan", "expect", "believe", "estimate" and similar
terminology to identify forward-looking information. It is based on
assumptions, estimates, opinions and analysis made by management in light of
its experience, current conditions and its expectations of future developments
as well as other factors which it believes to be reasonable and relevant.
Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties
and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from
those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements and accordingly,
readers should not place undue reliance on those statements. Risks and
uncertainties that may cause actual results to vary include but are not
limited to the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development,
including the uncertainty of reserve and resource estimates; operational and
technical difficulties; the availability to the Company of suitable financing
alternatives; fluctuations in zinc, lead and other resource prices; changes to
and compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including environmental
laws and obtaining requisite permits; political, economic and other risks
arising from our activities; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; as well
as other risks and uncertainties which are more fully described in our annual
and quarterly Management's Discussion and Analysis and in other filings made
by us with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and available at
www.sedar.com.





For further information:

For further information: Brent Jones, Manager of Investor Relations,
E-mail: bjones@tamerlaneventures.com, Phone: (360) 332-4653, Fax: (360)
332-4652, Website: www.tamerlaneventures.com

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