Revett Minerals Reports Resumption of Mining at Troy



    SPOKANE VALLEY, WA, Aug. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Revett Minerals Inc., 
(TSX-RVM) ("Revett" or the "Company") reports that on Wednesday August 8, 2007
milling operations resumed at its 67% Troy Mine located in northwestern
Montana. On Friday August 10, 2007, representatives of the Mine Safety and
Health Administration ("MSHA") approved the resumption of mining activities in
most areas of the mine. The immediate area of the ground fall will be isolated
from adjacent mining areas resulting in a temporary production shortfall until
other mining areas are developed. The ground fall is not expected to impact
proven and probable reserves. While production is not yet at the same levels
as it was just prior to the accident, production has been improving each day.
It is estimated that roughly 600 tons of concentrate production was lost
during the shutdown. The Company anticipates that concentrate deliveries to
its customers will resume next week.
    Mr. William Orchow, President and CEO of Revett Minerals, stated "We
would like to express our gratitude to the representatives of MSHA and our
staff for their dedication and perseverance in working around the clock to
ensure that safe operations could resume at Troy as quickly as possible."

    William Orchow
    President & CEO

    This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the
Company's ability to resume and sustain production at the Troy Mine. Such
forward-looking statements assume, among other things, that there are no
further major geotechnical problems, that the Mine Safety and Health
Administration ("MSHA") remove any existing stop work orders and do not order
further mining areas closed, that the workforce safety and training programs
continue to be effective, that mechanical availability of the equipment
remains at planned levels and that the future prices of silver and copper are
such that the mine continues to be economically viable. Actual results may
differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements if
any of these assumptions prove incorrect. The forward-looking statements
contained in this press release represent the Company's views and expectations
as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as
representing the Company's views and expectations as of a subsequent date.
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For further information:

For further information: Scott Brunsdon, CFO or Carson Rife, VP
Operations, (509) 921-2294; Renmark Financial Communications Inc.: Jason Roy,
jroy@renmarkfinancial.com; Maurice Dagenais, mdagenais@renmarkfinancial.com,
(514) 939-3989, Fax: (514) 939-3717, www.renmarkfinancial.com

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