Capstone Mining Sponsors Yukon Hospital Foundation's Chair-ity Live Art

VANCOUVER, May 26 /CNW/ - Capstone Mining Corp. (CS: TSX) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Minto Explorations Ltd, is sponsoring the Yukon Hospital Foundation's upcoming "Chair-ity" event on June 10th. Minto Explorations owns and operates the Minto copper-gold mine in the Yukon. As the title sponsor of Chair-ity, Minto Explorations will fund the live art auction which brings together 18 visual artists from the territory's vibrant cultural community. Each artist has created - through several different mediums from metal work to mosaic, from carving to painting - a unique chair for live auction.

"Capstone, through its operating subsidiary, Minto Explorations, is pleased to be investing back into the communities in which we operate, including the Yukon - home to the Minto mine," said Stephen Quin, President of Capstone Mining and Minto Explorations. "The Yukon Hospital Foundation is a key part of the network of support for the health and welfare of our employees, those of contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders with whom we work, as well as their families, and we are proud to be able to give back to these communities."

"On behalf of Chair-ity and the Yukon Hospital Foundation, I extend sincere thanks to Capstone Mining and Minto Explorations for their strong sense of community giving," said Scott Kent, President, Yukon Hospital Foundation. "The generosity of individuals and businesses such as Capstone and Minto Explorations allows us to help make our hospital the very best it can be."

About Chair-ity

The Yukon Hospital Foundation's Chair-ity event will take place on Thursday, June 10th at 5pm at MacBride Museum Courtyard and will include live music, appetizers and an opportunity for the Yukon's generous community to shine. All proceeds benefit the Yukon Hospital Foundation. Tickets for Chair-ity are available for $20 at MacBride Museum, Yukon Gallery or by calling 867-393-8930.

About the Yukon Hospital Foundation

Established in 2005, the Yukon Hospital Foundation raises funds for diagnostic equipment at Whitehorse General Hospital to provide the very best quality health care for Yukoners - "close to home." For more information, visit

About Capstone

Capstone owns and operates two high grade copper mines and has an advanced high grade copper-zinc development project, all located in favourable mining jurisdictions in North America. The Cozamin Mine is a high grade, relatively shallow, mechanized underground copper mine in Zacatecas, Mexico, with significant by-product credits of zinc, lead and silver. The Minto Mine is a high grade open pit copper-gold mine, and is located in the Yukon, Canada. In addition, Capstone owns the high grade Kutcho Copper Project in British Columbia, Canada, which is being advanced towards a production decision, and could produce significant by-products of zinc, silver and gold. Capstone aims to grow both organically through its existing projects, and through mergers and acquisitions. Capstone's growth ambitions are backed up by a successful track record of growth through both avenues, and supported by a strong balance sheet and significant equity investments.

SOURCE Capstone Mining Corp.

For further information: For further information: about Capstone's community efforts please contact: Julie Drossos, Corporate Communications at (604) 684-8894 or (866) 684-8894,; For further information about the Yukon Hospital Foundation please contact: Scott Kent, President, Yukon Hospital Foundation at (867) 393-8930,

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