Ruby's Acquisition of Shipwreck Search and Recovery Vessel Proceed


ATLANTA, Jan. 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ruby Mining Company (OTCBB:RUBM) ("Ruby"), which conducts its operations through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Admiralty Corporation ("Admiralty"), today announced that the shareholders of Caribbean Treasure Hunters, Inc. ("CTHI") have voted to approve the sale to Ruby of the New World Legacy, a 110-foot, 169-ton ship (the "Ship") built specifically for historic shipwreck search and recovery operations in the Caribbean. The terms of the acquisition include 1,000,000 restricted shares of Ruby's Common Stock and the assumption by Ruby of the two perfected liens encumbering the Ship.

The Ship will accommodate 21 persons, including a crew of four. It has been outfitted with sophisticated dive-support equipment and special marine survey and recovery equipment, including a "fish tow" cesium magnetometer, two hand-held cesium magnetometers, sub-bottom mapping electronic equipment and software, two 18-foot Boston Whalers, a heavy-duty crane, air compressors for diving tanks, and a full dive air Nitrox system. Ruby intends to utilize the Ship for its Pedro Bank operations. The Ship should be ideal for such operations because many of the shipwreck targets are in shallow waters and the Ship only drafts 8 feet.

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Forward-Looking Statements Caution:

This release contains "forward looking statements." Such statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties (some of which are described in the Company's Annual Report for 2002 on Form 10-KSB filed with the SEC) which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated. Ruby does not undertake to update any of its forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time.


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