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Coeur Rochester Garners Top Safety Awards as Long-Life Silver/Gold Mine Prepares for Extended Mine Operations and Production

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE:CDE)(TSX:CDM)(ASX:CXC) announce that its flagship Rochester mine and employees were recognized with major 2010 safety awards presented for outstanding achievement by the Nevada Mining Association (NVMA). Rochester remains on track to further extend its mine operations later this year, with additional silver and gold recovery beginning in 2011.
The NVMA presented Coeur Rochester its 2010 1st Place Safety Achievement Award for the Open Pit — Small Mine category. In June, the mine passed a significant safety milestone by operating three years without a lost time accident or reportable incident.
In addition, Coeur Rochester employee Richard Wagner received the NVMA Individual Safety Award given to a safety professional. Rich directs the mine’s safety and loss control efforts., He has been with Coeur at the Rochester Mine for over thirteen years, the last six years in safety.
Wayne Maitaalso received the NVMA Individual Safety Award given to a supervisor. Wayne supervises the leach crew. He has been with Rochester for over thirteen years, the last five years as a Leadman/Supervisor.
Rochester has produced over 125 million ounces of silver and over 1 million ounces of gold in 25 years of operations. In 2009, the mine produced 2.2 million ounces of silver and 12,663 ounces of gold. The mine is preparing to mine new ore zones this year which are expected to extend mine life by an additional six years with average additional production of 2.5 million ounces of silver and 33,000 ounces of gold. Silver and gold mineral reserves at the beginning of the year totaled 25.9 million ounces silver and 232,000 ounces gold.

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