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 September 12, 2006
BacTech Announces New Board Member

 Toronto, September 12, 2006 - BacTech Mining Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company") announced today that Peter George, P. Eng., has joined the BacTech Board of Directors. Mr. George worked for over 30 years with the Noranda group of companies. In 2002, he formed Peter George Mine Consulting Inc., providing services to a broad range of clients in North America, Mexico and Australia.

"The Company is pleased to have the expertise and experience of a person such as Peter to help in our evaluation of potential advanced project acquisitions," said John Gingerich, BacTech's Chairman. "Peter's knowledge complements the metallurgical and processing expertise within BacTech. Having been involved in a number of recent feasibility and pre-feasibility projects, he will be a valuable resource in guiding BacTech in future acquisitions."

The Company will continue to support and license its technology, but its main focus will be on metal production. "With Peter coming onto the Board, we have secured an important advisor in our strategy to becoming a metals producer. We will continue to strengthen our group in the near term as we expand the portfolio of project opportunities in both gold and copper," said Ross Orr, President & CEO.

BacTech has long been recognized as a world leader in bioleaching technology, with the Company's strengths being the design and commissioning of bioleach plants. BacTech is primarily focused on forming joint ventures in areas of the world that host deposits amenable to bioleaching.

CORPORATE PROFILE

BacTech has developed and patented bacterial oxidation technology for the treatment of refractory ores and concentrates to enhance the recovery of gold, silver and base metals. BacTech has successfully commissioned three bioleach plants for gold and demonstrated its technology in the selective recovery of base metals from complex sulphide concentrates in a joint project with Industrias Peñoles de C.V. of Mexico. The Company's focus is the acquisition of equity positions in projects amenable to bioleaching.

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For further information, contact Ross Orr, President & CEO (416) 813-0303 ext 222

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