Anvil Mining Limited - Shareholders Meeting to be held October 16

    Common Shares outstanding 71.2 million

    MONTREAL, Sept. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Anvil Mining Limited (TSX, ASX: AVM)
("Anvil" or the "Company") announced today that it will hold a special meeting
of its shareholders on October 16, 2008. The purpose of the meeting is to
approve its previously announced private placement of approximately C$237
million. If the private placement is approved by shareholders at the special
meeting and the other conditions of closing are satisfied, Anvil anticipates
that the private placement will be completed on October 24, 2008.

    Anvil Mining Limited is an unhedged copper and silver producer, the
shares of which are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (as
Common Shares) and the Australian Securities Exchange (as CDIs) under the
symbol AVM. It has majority interests in and operates the Dikulushi
copper-silver mine, the Kinsevere copper mine, and the Mutoshi Stage I copper
tailings operation in the Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of

    Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: The forward-looking
statements made in this news release are based on management's assumptions and
judgments regarding future events and results. Such forward-looking
statements, including but not limited to those with respect to completion of
the private placement with Catala Global Limited, involve known and unknown
risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the Company's actual
results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any
anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied
by such forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that the private
placement will be completed.
    As a consequence of the letters Anvil received in February 2008 from the
Minister of Mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC"), Anvil expects
to be required to enter into discussions or negotiations with the DRC
Government and Gécamines regarding its rights with respect to its properties
in the DRC. No assurance can be given as to the outcome of any such
discussions or negotiations or that Anvil's security of tenure and its ability
to secure additional financing in the future may not be adversely affected so
as to have a material adverse effect on its business, operating results and
financial position.

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For further information:

For further information: Craig Munro, Senior Vice President Corporate &
CFO, Tel: +61 (8) 9481 4700, Email: (Perth); Robert La
Vallière, Vice President Investor Relations, Tel: (Office) (514) 448-6664,
(Cell) (514) 944-9036, Email: (Montréal); Website:

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