Merit Mining Commissions its Greenwood Gold Project Mill

    VANCOUVER, March 3 /CNW/ - Merit Mining Corp. (TSX-V: MEM) reports that
it has started commissioning of its Greenwood Gold Project 200 tonne per day
gravity/flotation mill to process a 10,000 tonne underground bulk sample from
the Lexington-Grenoble mine. The first shipment of copper/gold concentrate is
expected to be delivered to purchasers in April.
    Upon receipt of project development and construction financing from Wega
Mining ASA of Oslo, Norway in May and August 2007, Merit's target for mill
startup was April 30, 2008.
    "The fact that the mill startup is significantly ahead of schedule is a
credit to all the people involved in the project", says Fred Sveinson,
President & CEO. "The on site leadership of our experienced mine development
and construction management team and the hard work of our employees,
contractors, and consultants has enabled us to beat our original target for
mill startup."

    Merit Mining Corp.
    "Fred Sveinson"
    Fred Sveinson, President & CEO

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

    The statements made in this News Release may contain certain forward-    
 looking statements. Actual events or results may differ from the Company's
expectations. Certain risk factors may also affect the actual results achieved
by the Company.

For further information:

For further information: Fred Sveinson, at (604) 694-2344; For Investor
Relations Information Contact: MarketSmart Communications, (604) 261-4466,
(Toll Free (877) 261-4466)

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