TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 6, 2011) - Adex Mining Inc. ("Adex" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ADE) is pleased to announce that it has engaged Xstrata Process Support ("XPS") of Sudbury, Ontario to test the pyrometallurgical options for the extraction of tin metal from tin concentrate planned to be produced from the North Zone ("NZ") at Adex' wholly-owned Mount Pleasant Mine Property ("Mount Pleasant" or the "Property") located in south-western New Brunswick, Canada.

The report of a preliminary assessment of the NZ completed by Adex in early 2010 (available at proposed only the production and sale of tin concentrate from the NZ. However, due to recent advances in small scale pyrometallurgical (smelting) technologies and following discussions with XPS, Adex believes that the potential production of tin metal, as a final saleable product, could have a significant positive impact on the economics of a mining operation at the NZ.

Consequently, XPS has been engaged to perform Phase 1 pyrometallurgical test work to determine the options for the extraction of tin metal from tin concentrate. The objectives and key deliverables of this test work include the following: a) thermo-chemical modeling of the tin smelting process and the determination of preliminary operating parameters; b) crucible testing of NZ concentrate for the tin smelting process; and c) conceptual flowsheet development. This test work, which is anticipated to take between 6-10 weeks to complete, is expected to lead to additional work for the production of a final tin metal product as an important option for consideration within a definitive feasibility study on the NZ due to commence in early 2011.


Adex Mining Inc. is a Canadian junior mining company with an experienced management team. The Company is focused on developing its flagship Mount Pleasant Mine Property, a multi-metal project that is host to promising tungsten-molybdenum and tin-indium-zinc mineralization. Located in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, the Mount Pleasant Mine Property is 80 kilometres south of Fredericton, the provincial capital, and 65 kilometres from the United States border. The common shares of Adex trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the stock symbol "ADE".


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Contact Information: Adex Mining Inc.
J. Errol Farr, CMA
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
1-866-508-2339 (ADEX)