General Mining Properties Ltd. announces the passing of Mr. Leslie L. Cahan, Chairman and a director


    CALGARY, Sept. 2 /CNW/ - General Mining Properties Ltd. (TSX Venture
Exchange: GPL) (the "Corporation") notes with sadness that its Chairman and a
director, Mr. Leslie Cahan, has passed away in Phoenix, Arizona after a brief
illness. Mr. Cahan will be missed by all of us and we extend our condolences
to his family.
    Mr. Leslie Cahan acted as Chairman, a director and Corporate Secretary of
the Corporation since March 30, 2007. Mr. Cahan had over 55 years of business
experience in the resource, real estate and manufacturing sectors, and was
involved in all aspects of such sectors, including development, construction,
manufacturing & marketing. Mr. Cahan pioneered the development of mobile camps
for the oil and gas industry as well as pipeline construction companies.
Through United Trailer Company, Mr. Cahan was involved in the manufacture of
the majority of all mobile camps for Transcanada Pipeline Ltd. and West Coast
Transmission Company Ltd., as well as for a number of other geophysical and
geological exploration companies. Mr. Cahan was a partner in North King
Equipment Canada Ltd., a private company which manufactured the first
off-highway transport equipment for oil and gas drilling and exploration
companies. Mr. Cahan was a partner in Can Amera Oil Sands Ltd. which developed
the first tar sands separator. Mr. Cahan was also a partner in Nanisivick - on
Baffin Island - one of the world's largest zinc mines as.
    The Corporation intends to commence a search for a suitable replacement
in due course.

    The Corporation is a mining exploration and development company with
holdings in northern Alberta, Canada. Information about the Corporation can be
found at

    Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as
    that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information:

For further information: Robert B. Knight, Chief Operating Officer and
Chief Financial Officer, Telephone: (403) 531-2088, Facsimile: (403) 531-2099,
Cell phone: (403) 804-5200, Email:

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