AME BC's 2009 E.A. Scholz Award Recipients

VANCOUVER, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Capstone Mining Corp. (CS: TSX) is pleased to announce that Stephen Quin, President and COO and Bruce McLeod, Director of Capstone proudly accepted the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia's (AME BC) 2009 E.A. Scholz Award at the AME BC Awards Dinner on January 20th, 2010, in recognition of Capstone's Minto Mine located in the Yukon.

The E.A. Scholz Award is presented to an individual or group of individuals who have demonstrated excellence in mine development in British Columbia and/or the Yukon. The award is presented annually by the Board of Directors of AME BC to recognize the ability to see opportunities and turn them into operating mines through vision, leadership, shrewd business skills and persistence.

"I would personally like to congratulate Stephen and Bruce on this remarkable achievement." said Darren Pylot, Vice Chairman & CEO of Capstone Mining Corp. "Stephen and Bruce's dedication and leadership brought Minto into production in 2007 after Sherwood Copper Corp. acquired the project just two years earlier. Throughout the stages of exploration, feasibility, permitting, financing and construction, they were also committed to developing a cooperative relationship with government agencies, First Nations and local communities. The Minto mine and its surrounding communities thrive today as a result of Stephen and Bruce's vision and dedication."

The TSX does not accept any responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE Capstone Mining Corp.

For further information: For further information: Darren Pylot, Vice Chairman & CEO, Stephen Quin, President & COO Or Jason Howe, VP Investor Relations at (604) 684-8894 or (866) 684-8894,

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