Macdonald Mines Engages VMS-Nickel-Copper-PGE Expert For Ring of Fire Properties

MacDonald Mines Exploration (TSX.V:BMK) (“MacDonald” or “the Company”) announces that it has engaged the services of Dr. C. Tucker Barrie, Ph.D., P. Geo., of C. T. Barrie and Associates, Inc. of Ottawa, Ontario.

(TORONTO,ON June 2, 2010) - MacDonald Mines Exploration (TSX.V:BMK) (“MacDonald” or “the Company”) announces that it has engaged the services of Dr. C. Tucker Barrie, Ph.D., P. Geo., of C. T. Barrie and Associates, Inc. of Ottawa, Ontario.

Dr. Barrie is a consulting economic geologist with over twenty-five years of experience in polymetallic magmatic and hydrothermal ore deposits, geochemistry, petrology and mineralogy. 
He has worked on a variety of hydrothermal and magmatic mineral deposit types and their host rocks, including volcanogenic massive sulphide, porphyry copper-gold, magmatic Ni-Cu sulphide, and magmatic PGE deposits.

Dr. Barrie will be following up on his internal MacDonald Mines report of 2005, focusing specifically on the Company’s McNugget Property which was recently confirmed to host new volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) mineralization of substance.

Quentin Yarie. P.Geo., MacDonald Mines’ Vice President of Exploration stated, “We are very pleased to have retained Tucker Barrie as one of our consultants for the McFaulds Lake Project. His extensive experience in similar camps (Kidd Creek Mines/ Falconbridge/ Noranda) will be a great addition to the MacDonald Mines’ technical team.”

Quentin Yarie and Dr. Barrie will be at MacDonald Mines’ Butler Lake camp on June 14th, 2010 to inspect the core from the spring 2010 drill program. Dr. Barrie, in conjunction with the Company’s lead  consultants, Dr. Larry Hulbert and Hadyn Butler,P. Geo, will provide recommendations on the second phase of drilling that is to begin later this spring.

Dr. Barrie has authored or co-authored 40 papers in refereed journals, and over 60 Qualifying reports, abstracts, and maps on these and other topics.  Recently, he co-edited a S.E.G. Reviews Volume: “Volcanic-Associated Massive Sulphide Deposits: Processes and Examples in Modern and Ancient Settings” and S.E.G. Monograph 10: “The Giant Kidd Creek Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide Deposit, Western Abitibi Sub province, Canada”.  He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Windsor and Laurentian University. 

About MacDonald Mines Exploration Inc.

MacDonald Mines is a mineral exploration company with an established history in the exploration of base metals, PGEs and gold. MacDonald has set upon a strategic direction of exploration in the Canadian Northlands, with particular focus on the “Ring of Fire” in James Bay, Ontario, its joint-venture with Virginia Mines in Quebec and now the LaRonge area in Saskatchewan.

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