General Mining Properties Ltd. announces update on transaction for option to acquire 70% of past producing Yarnell gold mine in Arizona

    CALGARY, June 16 /CNW/ - General Mining Properties Ltd. (TSX Venture
Exchange: GPL) (the "Corporation") previously announced that it had entered
into a non-arms length Joint Venture Agreement (the "JV Agreement") with CaNev
Resources Corporation and Yarnell Mining Company, Inc., further details of
which can be found in the August 26, 2008 press release of the Corporation.
Pursuant to the JV Agreement, the Corporation has the option to acquire a 70%
working interest in the past producing Yarnell gold mine property located in
Arizona. The Corporation has made all reasonable efforts to obtain the
financing necessary to make the payments it is required to make as set forth
in the JV Agreement, but at this time has not been able to obtain the funds
necessary to make such payments. As a result of the failure to make the
applicable payments, CaNev Resources Corporation and Yarnell Mining Company,
Inc. have noted the Corporation in default of its obligations under the JV
Agreement. Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the JV Agreement, the
Corporation now has thirty (30) days to cure such default, after which any
interest the Corporation has acquired or may acquire pursuant to the JV
Agreement will be terminated.

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

    The TSX Venture Exchange has in no way passed on the merits of the
aforementioned transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the
contents of the press release. There can be no assurance that the
aforementioned transaction will be completed as proposed or at all. Trading in
the securities of the Corporation should be considered highly speculative.

    Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services 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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