Virgin Metals Announces Board and Management Additions

    Symbol: VGM
    Shares Outstanding: 78,951,885

    TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Virgin Metals Inc. (TSX: VGM) ("Virgin
Metals" or the "Company") announces that following the resignation of
Mr. Tom Griffis and Mr. Chris Berlet from the Board of Directors,
Mr. Bruce Higson-Smith and Mr. Darryl Sittler have been appointed in their
place until the next general meeting of the Company.
    Both Tom and Chris have resigned due to increasing commitments in other
areas in which they work. The company wishes to thank Tom and Chris for their
substantial contributions to the Company, Tom in bringing the Cuatro Hermanos
property to the company and Chris for his role as a founding director in the
early development of the company in its present form.
    The Board of Virgin is now chaired by Mr. Roland Horst who welcomes Bruce
and Darryl to the Board. Bruce Higson-Smith is a mining engineer with a
background ranging from operations management to investment fund management;
he holds an MBA from Baruch College and is currently Vice President, Corporate
Development at Golden Star Resources Inc.
    Darryl Sittler is a former National Hockey League player and a 1989
inductee to the Hockey Hall of Fame. He is an independent businessman and
currently acts as consultant to the Maple Leafs Hockey Club. He is a director
of Randsburg International Gold Corp., of Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd. and
of Royal Nickel Corporation.
    The Company also announces the engagement of Mr. John Spurney as Vice
President, Exploration. Mr. Spurney has had a distinguished career in
exploration; he has been closely involved in several major discoveries
including Las Crucitas in Costa Rica. He has worked, among others, for Placer
Dome, Barrick and Bema Gold. Mr. Spurney will assume responsibility for
Virgin's exploration activities in Mexico.

    About Virgin Metals

    Virgin Metals is a junior exploration and development company; its
projects include two copper-molybdenum porphyry properties in Sonora, northern
Mexico. One of these, Los Verdes, is undergoing a feasibility study and is
expected to evolve rapidly towards production while the other, Cuatro
Hermanos, is presently the focus of an intense exploration effort.


    This press release includes certain "forward-looking information" within
the meaning of the Securities Act (Ontario), including, but not limited to,
statements as to timing and extent of exploration programs and the
availability of exploration results. As such, forward-looking information
addresses future events and conditions and so involves inherent risks and
uncertainties, as disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in
Virgin Metals documents filed from time to time with the Ontario Securities
Commission and other regulatory authorities. Actual results could differ
significantly from those currently projected as a result of, among those
factors, adverse weather, regulatory changes, delays in receiving permits,
accidents and delays in completing exploration activities not all of which are
in the control of Virgin Metals. The forward-looking information contained
herein is Virgin Metal's reasonable estimate today of future events and
conditions, but no assurance can be given that such events or conditions will

For further information:

For further information: Valerie Kimball, Investor Relations,, (303) 703-1210; Renmark Financial Communications
Inc.: Barbara Komorowski:; Neil Murray-Lyon:; Media - Vanessa Napoli:; (514) 939-3989, Fax: (514) 939-3717,

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