Avrupa Grants Stock Options

July 19, 2010

Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (AVU:TSXV) has issued stock options to its directors, officers and consultants for a total of 880,000 options to purchase common shares of the Company at an exercise price of $0.35 per share for a period of five years, expiring on July 8, 2015.

Avrupa Minerals Ltd. is a growth-oriented publicly traded mineral resource company focused on exploration and development of valuable deposits in politically stable and prospective regions in Europe, including Portugal and Kosovo. The Company has an exciting portfolio of exploration projects such as the copper and zinc in Portugal at Marateca in the Iberian Pyrite Belt where Europea’s richest active copper mine is located; and silver, lead, zinc in Kosovo at the Glavej and Kamenica properties in the Trepca Mineral Belt of the Vardar Zone, historically Europe’s most productive zone for lead and zinc.

For additional information, contact Avrupa Minerals Ltd. at 604-687-3520.

On behalf of the Board,

“Paul W. Kuhn”
Paul W. Kuhn, President & Director

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