TORONTO, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - Cline Mining Corporation (TSX: CMK) ("Cline" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its U.S. wholly owned subsidiary New Elk Coal Company LLC ("New Elk") has entered into a long term arrangement with the Port of Corpus Christi Authority of Texas providing New Elk with a long-term lease of 18 acres of land that will serve as a coal storage area, adjacent to the shipping channel and proximate to the bulk coal ship-loader. This will provide New Elk with immediate access to the world seaborne export coal markets for the sale of metallurgical coal from the New Elk coal mine in southern Colorado.

The property lease is effective February 8, 2011, and provides for an initial 5-year lease, with the option for the Company to extend the lease for five additional periods of 5 years. The facility is capable of supporting a throughput of up to 2 million tons of metallurgical coal per year and additional storage area is available to the Company at the Port to accommodate future mine production schedules.

The Port of Corpus Christi is strategically placed for the export of coal worldwide, including Europe and Brazil on the Atlantic side, and Asia through the Panama Canal. The Port can accommodate seagoing vessels capable of carrying up to 70,000 tons of coal. The Port delivers access to overland transportation with on-site and direct connections to three Class I railroads and uncongested interstate and state highways.

Cline's New Elk coalmine has recently commenced mine production of high-vol metallurgical coal with production slated to reach a rate of 3 million tons per year by the end of 2011. Overall production in 2011 is anticipated to reach approximately 1 million tons of coal and will ramp up exponentially throughout the year, with 80% of the annual production scheduled to take place in the last 6 months of the year.

Cline's New Elk Coal Mine has a mineral resource estimate of 315 million tons of coal in-place (87.6 million tons Measured and 227.4 million tons Indicated) as detailed in a technical report titled "NI 43-101 Technical Report of the New Elk Mine Project Los Animas County, Colorado, USA" prepared by Gary L. Skaggs, P.E., P.Eng. and Timothy Ross, P.E., of Agapito Associates, Inc. dated November 1, 2010 (effective March 13, 2010), available on SEDAR under Cline's profile and on Cline's website at

About Cline: Cline has significant metallurgical coal property interests in British Columbia, Canada and in Colorado, U.S.A. Cline Mining Corporation is a mine development company focused on the exploration and development of metallurgical steel making coals in Canada and the U.S., iron ore in Madagascar and the Cline Lake Gold Mine Property in northern Ontario, Canada.


Ken Bates, President and Chief Executive Officer

Forward-Looking Information
This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws), including the magnitude or quality of mineral deposits, the economic assessment and estimates regarding the mine life of the New Elk coal mine, and the timing and completion of financings. The timing of drilling and work recommended by the NI 43-101 Technical Report is based on current internal expectations, which may prove to be incorrect. Other risk factors are discussed under "Risk Factors" in Cline's Annual Information Form for its 2009 financial year end, and include management's ability to anticipate and manage risk factors. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that are common to junior mineral exploration companies. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the Company's need for additional funding to continue its exploration efforts, changes in general economic, market and business conditions, and competition for, among other things, capital and skilled personnel. These statements are not a guarantee of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on them. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements except as required by applicable laws. Copies of the Company's public filings under applicable Canadian securities laws are available at The Company further cautions that information contained on, or accessible through, this website is current only as of the date of filing such information and may be superseded by subsequent events or filings.

SOURCE Cline Mining Corporation

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Principal Offices:

Toronto Office: Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, 3rd Floor, Clarkson Gordon Heritage Building, Toronto, ON, M5J 2T3
Vancouver Office: Suite 2950 -650 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 4N8

Contacts: Ken Bates, President and CEO
Ernest Cleave, Vice-President and CFO
Office: (416) 572 2002

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