Hunt Mining Corp. Ramps-Up for Accelerated Exploration in Santa Cruz, Argentina

Posted on: Wed, 08/24/2011 - 00:00 By: blittle

LIBERTY LAKE, WASHINGTON - (Marketwire - Aug. 24, 2011) - Hunt Mining Corp. (the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:HMX) is pleased to announce it has retained Ms. Sandy Perry as a Senior Technical Consultant to boost the Corporation's exploration efforts in Santa Cruz, Argentina. Ms. Perry is a consulting geologist with 28 years of geological and remote sensing experience, specializing in satellite multispectral image analysis for mineral, hydrocarbon and geothermal exploration. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Indiana State University with an emphasis in photogeology, and a Masters degree in geology from the Colorado School of Mines with an emphasis on digital image analysis and structural geology. She is a member of the NASA Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) science team, researching and pioneering the use of multispectral and hyperspectral imaging systems for mineral mapping. Ms. Perry is also a member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and the Society of Exploration Geologists (SEG), a former trustee of the SEG Foundation, an official contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Colorado, and is a Professional Geologist in the State of Colorado. Ms. Perry has participated in many exploration efforts around the world, contributing to seven precious metal discoveries in South America, including the Cerro Saavedra deposit (currently, the San Jose Mine) and Martha Mine in the Deseado Massif of Patagonia.

"We are very excited to have Sandy join the Hunt Mining team. She is a highly sought after and seasoned veteran of Santa Cruz exploration with a proven track record world-wide. Management believes she will prove invaluable to the Corporation's future exploration efforts and ongoing success," stated Matthew Hughes, President and CEO of Hunt Mining Corp.

At present, the Corporation is preparing to accelerate exploration efforts on its portfolio of gold and silver projects located in the Deseado Massif region of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. The Corporation continues to drill throughout the Argentine winter on the La Josefina Project, with efforts underway to enlarge and upgrade field headquarters and infrastructure. The Corporation plans to increase staff and equipment at the La Josefina Project in the coming weeks in order to establish and run several new satellite field camps and attend to additional drill rigs, geophysical surveys and reconnaissance exploration campaigns.

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 43,000 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.

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

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