VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2012) - Expedition Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EXU) (the "Company") wishes to announce that it will commence exploration on the Black Hills, Jenny Hill and Slate Mountain properties in the Walker Lane District in Nevada on September 22, 2012.
The projects straddle the boundary between Nye and Mineral Counties, approximately 160 kilometres southeast of Reno. There are many historical gold and base metal mines and showings along the Walker Lane which have been active since the mid 1880s.
The Walker Lane District is known for significant gold deposits, and has been referred to as the "Walker Lane Golden Corridor". This district hosts major producing gold mines, including Round Mountain which has produced over 10 million ounces since inception; the Gold Hill property which hosts a 4.5 million ounce deposit; the Bullfrog Mine which was the nation's second largest underground gold mine in 1996, producing over 3.5 million ounces of gold; Paradise Peak which has produced 1.6 million ounces of gold and 22 million ounces of silver; the Rawhide Mine and surrounding area which has produced over 1.1 million ounces of gold and 9 million ounces of silver. The Black Hills and Jenny Hill projects are located midway between the former producing Rawhide and Paradise Peak deposits.
The three properties are at the early-stage of exploration, but initial prospecting has returned gold values in rock samples in excess of 137 g/t. The work program will focus on acquiring baseline data for all three projects by carrying out a detailed soil survey, geological mapping, ground magnetic survey, hand trenching and rock chip sampling.
"The Company is excited about these projects, the geographical area surrounding the properties, and the accessible and low-risk jurisdiction that offers opportunities for the discovery of high-grade gold deposits in mining-friendly Nevada," states Ron Atlas, President of Exploration Mining.
Mr. James Chapman, P.Geo, is the Qualified Person responsible for the design of the program, and all exploration work on the Nevada Properties will be done under his supervision. Mr. Chapman has read and approved the technical content of this news release.
Expedition Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EXU) is a publicly held Canadian exploration company focused on acquiring, exploring and developing gold properties located in favourable geo-political climates. The company is led by a highly skilled, experienced board and management team with significant successes in managing early stage mineral exploration companies. For additional information concerning Expedition Mining Inc. or its various exploration projects please visit Expedition's website at www.expeditionmining.com.
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ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD:
Ronald Atlas, President & Chairman of the Board
Expedition Mining Inc.
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