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TASEKO MINES LTD. ANNOUNCES DEPOSIT WIDTH DOUBLES, DRILLING CONTINUES AT FISH LAKE

 TASEKO MINES LTD. ANNOUNCES DEPOSIT WIDTH DOUBLES,
 DRILLING CONTINUES AT FISH LAKE
 VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert G. Hunter, chairman of Taseko Mines Ltd. (NASDAQ: TKOCF, Vancouver: TKO), announced that results from the company's ongoing, three-rig drilling program continue to significantly increase the size of the Fish Lake gold-copper deposit. Previously announced results from the company's initial, 10-hole 1991 drilling program outlined a 600 million ton reserve block measuring some 1,600 feet east-west. The 1992 program has now extended the initial reserve block an additional 2,300 feet east- west. At present, the deposit measures 3,900 feet east-west, 2,200 feet north-south and up to 2,700 feet deep. The deposit remains open to extension in all directions; drilling is continuing with all rigs in visual copper mineralization.
 Eastern Side of Deposit
 Fourteen holes -- on a 330 foot grid spacing -- have been completed in and around the initial 600 million ton reserve block. These holes and 10 holes completed in 1991 returned average values of 0.29 percent copper and 0.015 ounces gold/ton or 0.80 percent copper equivalent over an average thickness of 2,054 feet. Detailed results -- above a 0.4 percent copper equivalent cutoff grade -- for holes completed by the company on the eastern side of the deposit are listed in Table I.
 Western Side of Deposit
 Six widely spaced drill holes have outlined a western extension to the Fish Lake deposit and effectively doubled its east-west width. Five of the holes intersected shallow gold- copper mineralization -- above a 0.4 percent copper equivalent cutoff grade -- with average values of 0.18 percent copper and 0.012 ounces gold/ton or 0.61 percent copper equivalent over an average thickness of 711 feet. Detailed results for the western side of the deposit are listed in Table II.
 To date, 70,000 feet of large diameter core drilling has been completed in the 1992 work program. A revised mineral reserve estimate will be undertaken when the limits of the deposit have been completely defined.
 Table I
 Drill Hole Results -- Eastern Side of Deposit
 Copper
 Drill From To Thickness Copper Gold Equiv.
 Hole (Feet) (Feet) (Feet) Percent (Oz/Ton) (Pct)
 91-1 32 2746 2714 0.37 0.022 1.12
 91-2 25 2712 2687 0.35 0.019 1.00
 91-3 144 2617 2473 0.35 0.016 0.90
 91-4 105 2552 2348 0.32 0.015 0.84
 91-5 63 2419 2356 0.30 0.015 0.82
 91-6 35 2610 2575 0.31 0.013 0.78
 91-7 50 748 698 0.26 0.013 0.73
 91-8,10 649 2368 1719 0.33 0.015 0.86
 91-9 170 2303 2074 0.23 0.010 0.54
 92-11 40 2362 1659 0.21 0.011 0.57
 92-12 171 2545 2374 0.30 0.015 0.82
 92-14 15 2697 2683 0.33 0.017 0.90
 92-16 210 2342 2132 0.23 0.013 0.68
 92-17 150 512 362 0.10 0.028 1.08
 92-19 220 2506 2286 0.29 0.015 0.79
 92-21 20 2677 2657 0.31 0.017 0.88
 92-23 Below 0.4 percent copper equivalent cutoff grade
 92-25 144 2381 2237 0.26 0.016 0.80
 92-26 132 2279 2147 0.21 0.011 0.57
 92-27 214 1502 1288 0.22 0.010 0.58
 92-28 30 2316 2286 0.31 0.020 0.82
 92-29 321 1483 1161 0.21 0.012 0.61
 92-30 423 2765 2342 0.33 0.016 0.86
 92-31 40 2034 1994 0.28 0.014 0.70
 Average 2054 0.29 0.015 0.80
 Table II
 Drill Hole Results -- Western Side of Deposit
 Copper
 Drill From To Thickness Copper Gold Equiv.
 Hole (Feet) (Feet) (Feet) Percent (Oz/Ton) (Pct)
 92-13 30 272 242 0.18 0.023 0.98
 92-15 97 1738 1504 0.21 0.011 0.59
 92-18 42 538 496 0.18 0.011 0.55
 92-20 330 958 628 0.14 0.010 0.48
 92-22 12 695 683 0.17 0.015 0.68
 92-24 Below 0.4 percent copper equivalent cutoff grade
 Average 711 0.18 0.012 0.61
 -0- 6/9/92
 /NOTE: For a copy by fax of the Taseko Mines Fishlake Gold-Copper deposit diamond drillhole plan, call Canada NewsWire at 604-669-7764./
 /CONTACT: Robert G. Hunter, chairman of Taseko Mines, 604-684-6365/
 (TKOCF TKO.) CO: Taseko Mines Ltd. ST: British Columbia IN: MNG SU:


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