Commences Production at Stellite Chrome Mine Following Completion of Acquisition

Chromex Mining plc / Epic: CHX / Market: AIM / Sector: Mining & Exploration 24 July 2008 Chromex Mining plc ('Chromex' or 'the Company') Commences Production at Stellite Chrome Mine Following Completion of Acquisition Chromex Mining plc, the AIM listed dedicated chrome company, has commenced production with its first blast on the MG1 chrome seam at the Stellite opencast chrome mine ('Stellite') on the Western Limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa. This follows the completion of the acquisition of the remaining 49% of Ilitha Mining (Pty) Limited ('Ilitha'), which holds the mining right for Stellite. Chromex and its BEE partner, Umnotho weSizwe, together now own 100% (74%/26% respectively) of the project. The 271 hectare Stellite project will be an opencast mine with a target production of circa 30,000 tonnes of chrome per month for a period in excess of 10 years using contract miners and initially selling run-of-mine ore. The Company will now construct a processing plant, targeted to be completed by the end of 2008, which is to be partially funded by sales of chromite ore collected from production. The directors believe that robust stainless steel demand underpins the economics of the chrome export market and anticipate continued buoyant demand for the ore. Initially a stock pile will be established, with third party sales expected to commence at the end of August 2008. Chromex CEO Russell Lamming said, "Having now commenced production at Stellite, we are entering into a cash generative stage through the sale of chromite ore to third parties. The cash generated will initially be used to help finance the development of the onsite processing plant and then part fund the development of the flagship Mecklenburg project." Note: To see pictures of the first blasting at the Stellite operation, please visit the following link. **ENDS** For further information please visit Russell Lamming Chromex Mining plc Tel: +44 (0) 7810 870 587 Brian Moritz Chromex Mining plc Tel: +44 (0) 7976 994300 Romil Patel / William Blue Oar Securities plc Tel: +44 (0) 20 Vandyk 7448 4400 Hugo de Salis/ Felicity St Brides Media & Tel: +44 (0) 20 Edwards Finance Ltd 7236 1177 Notes to Editors Chromex Mining, quoted on AIM, is a dedicated chrome mining company with two primary projects on the Bushveld complex, South Africa and approximately 24Mt resources under its control. The Company aims to commence production at these projects in the near term to take advantage of the buoyant ferrochrome market. Forward-Looking Statements This regulatory news release contains certain forward looking statements, which include assumptions with respect to future plans, results and capital expenditures. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such information may prove to be incorrect. All such forward looking statements involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company's control. Please refer to the Company's Admission Document available from the Company's web site for a list of risk factors. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits the Company will derive there from. All subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release. ---END OF MESSAGE---