June 28, 2012

METALCORP DETAILS SALE OF CLAIMS TO BARRICK AT HEMLO EAST

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, CANADA (June 28, 2012) - MetalCorp Limited ("Metalcorp" or the "Company") (TSXV - MTC) is pleased to update shareholders on progbress within the Company.

 

Further to the press release of June 27, 2012, with details being concluded, the Company wishes to expand upon the transaction with Barrick Gold Inc. ("Barrick").

The sale involved 3 of the total of 103 claims (12 of 731 units) at the west edge of MetalCorp’s holdings (claims 4214151, 4214170 and 4222578) and did not include the Gouda Lake discovery which is part of MetalCorp’s Hemlo East property. The Gouda Lake discovery was drilled by the Company in 2010, yielding results of up to 19.7 g/t Au over 1.25m in hole HEGZ10-16 and up to 388 g/t Ag over 0.8m in hole HEGZ10-14 (see press releases October through December, 2010) and has been noted as a focus for future efforts.

"Our transaction with Barrick was a positive one for both parties, as it provided Barrick with ground they require for ongoing activities at their Hemlo gold mines, mill and tailings facilities and it provided MetalCorp with a cash infusion. We are very pleased to be able to continue to work positively with Barrick and look forward to continuing that business relationship," said Chris Dougherty, President of MetalCorp.

MetalCorp is a mineral exploration company based in Thunder Bay, Ontario, with gold and base metal projects in the Canadian Shield of Northern Ontario, Canada, one of the most prolific mineral districts in the world. To find out more about MetalCorp visit its website at www.metalcorp.ca.

The technical content of this news release relating to the Gouda Lake discovery has been reviewed by Jim Garber, P.Geo., who is a Professional Geologist. Jim is a Qualified Person in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101.

For further information, please contact:
Chris Dougherty, P.Eng., President
Phone: (807) 683-1731
info(at)metalcorp(dot)ca

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