Major Drilling Announces Completion of Purchase of Chilean Drilling Operation

    MONCTON, NB, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Major Drilling Group International Inc.
(TSX: MDI) is pleased to announce that, through its wholly owned Chilean
subsidiary, it has completed the purchase of Harris y Cia Ltda. This purchase
was previously announced on September 6, 2007.

    Based in Moncton, New Brunswick, Major Drilling Group International Inc.
is one of the world's largest metals and minerals contract drilling service
companies. To support its customers' mining operations and mineral exploration
activities, Major Drilling maintains operations in Canada, the United States,
South and Central America, and in Australia, Africa, Armenia, Indonesia, and

For further information:

For further information: Denis Larocque, Chief Financial Officer, (506)
857-8636, Fax: (506) 857-9211,

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