Hunt Mining Corp. adds Senior Exploration Staff and Analytical Capabilities to Prepare for Increased Spring Exploration in Santa Cruz Argentina

Posted on: Thu, 10/13/2011 - 00:00 By: blittle

LIBERTY LAKE, WASHINGTON - (Marketwire - Oct. 13, 2011) - Hunt Mining Corp. (the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:HMX) is pleased to announce the appointment of Vicente Sanchez, P. Geo. as Exploration Manager of Cerro Cazador S.A., the Corporation's wholly owned Argentine subsidiary. Mr. Sanchez has more than 15 years experience as a Professional Geologist working in Argentina and Chile. He has held exploration and development positions for Yamana Resources, Coeur d'Alene Mines, Barrick Gold, and Minera IRL, among others.

The Corporation is also pleased to announce that it has reached an arrangement with Alex Stewart Laboratories to provide analytical services for the Corporation at their newly constructed facility located in the town of Perito Moreno in Santa Cruz Argentina. The new laboratory, dedicated early in September 2011, is located approximately 200 kilometers north west of the Corporation's field headquarters. The new laboratory will provide the Corporation with sample pick-up and delivery directly from field headquarters and will provide a much faster turnaround time for sample assays.

As the Argentine winter subsides into spring, the Corporation intends to upgrade the main field operations and add 2 satellite camps at key locations within the Deseado Massif, and upgrade existing exploration tools with geophysical instruments, remote sensing data, and imagery equipment. Planned Argentine staff additions will include 11 additional geologists including 1 project manager geologist and 3 senior geologists. Complementing these geologists will be one land man, 10 field technicians, a senior administrator and 2 logistic support personnel. Corporate office additions will include an additional geologist to assist in the preparation and interpretation of drill maps.

About Hunt Mining

Hunt Mining Corp. has been an active and aggressive explorer in Santa Cruz since 2006. Since that time, the Corporation's wholly owned subsidiary, Cerro Cazador S.A., has completed a large amount of exploration activity including approximately 45,000 meters of HQ core drilling, 416 line kilometers of Induced Polarization geophysical surveys and more than 15,000 surface channel, chip, and trench samples. The Corporation is currently engaged in a resource expansion drilling campaign at the flag-ship La Josefina Project. Historical results and additional information can be viewed at www.huntmining.com.

Contact Information:

Hunt Mining Corp.
Dean Stuart
Investor Relations
T: (403) 517 2270
Hunt Mining Corp.
Viresh Varma
Corporate Development
T: (647) 588 0460
Hunt Mining Corp.
Matthew J. Hughes
President and CEO
T: (509) 892-5287

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