|Las Vegas, Nevada - May 26, 2005 - Aberdene Mines Limited (OTCBB: ABRM) (the "Company" or "Aberdene") is pleased to announce that Mr. Anthony R. Harvey has been appointed to the Advisory Board of Aberdene Mines Ltd. The Advisory Board will consist of industry professionals familiar with copper mining, and in particular, the SX-EW copper process. The Advisory Board will guide the Company on the development of its New York Canyon Copper project through to feasibility and production.
Mr. Harvey has been consulting to companies in the resource industry for over 40 years and has worked on numerous projects with capital costs ranging up to $150 million. He has first hand experience with a wide range of technical, commercial, corporate and associated public company activities with considerable interface around the world with government agencies, financial institutions and the media.
From 1959 to 1989 Mr. Harvey worked for Wright Engineers Ltd.--Fluor Daniels in various management positions including, Senior Project Manager responsible for the design, construction and start-up of 14 mines world-wide on behalf of major mining corporations.
From 1988 until October 2000, Mr. Harvey was a Founder, Director and Senior Executive of Azco Mining Inc., a resource company trading on the Toronto and American stock exchanges. Azco's principal mineral property was the Sanchez porphyry copper project located near Safford, Arizona. This project was developed through to the bankable feasibility stage and subsequently sold to Phelps Dodge Corporation for US $40 million. Azco's second project, Piedras Verdes, in Sonora State, Mexico had two billion pounds of recoverable copper and was joint ventured with Phelps Dodge.
Mr. Harvey is currently the President and Founder of ARH Management Limited, a management and consulting company to the resource industry. He is also a Chairman and Director of Oremex Resources Inc. and Lake Shore Gold Corp., Director of Cobre Del Mayo, a Mexican mining company formed in partnership with Phelps Dodge Corporation, and a Director of Terra Energy Corp.
"Anthony Harvey brings strategic perspective, as well as industry know-how to Aberdene Mines. His world-wide expertise in mine development and the SX-EW process will be a tremendous asset to the Company as it proceeds with the development of the New York Canyon copper project", stated Mr. Brent Jardine, President, Aberdene Mines Ltd. He further stated, "The Longshot Ridge oxide deposit is ideally suited for the SX-EW process and is a cost effective way to produce copper on-site, therefore eliminating the need for smelting."
On behalf of the Board of Directors
ABERDENE MINES LTD.
Brent Jardine, President
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