Big Red Diamond Corporation
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Big Red Diamond Corporation

September 25, 2009 09:00 ET

Big Red Stakes Rare Earth Claims in Quebec

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 25, 2009) - Big Red Diamond Corporation ("Big Red") (TSX VENTURE:DIA) is pleased to announce that it has acquired, by map staking, a 100% interest in 88 claims covering a surface area of approximately 4,712 hectares which are located 52 kilometres North West of Sept-Iles Quebec.

Big Red's newly staked property surrounds a showing discovered by Soquem in 1976 where historic trenching assays revealed 1.08% Yttrium (Y), 0.455% Lanthanum (La), 2.63% Niobium (Nb2O5), 0.21% Tantalum (Ta2O5), 7.62% Zirconium (Zr) and 0.025% Thorium (ThO2). The property's 200 metres proximity from the main showing indicates a strong potential for a discovery of rare earth elements on Big Red's under-explored property.

An airborne magnetometer/spectrometer survey will be contracted immediately followed by a detailed program of prospecting, sampling and ground geophysics. This initial program will give Big Red a better understanding of the economic potential of the property.

Rare earth elements (REE), which include minerals such as dysprosium, terbium, thulium, lutetium and yttrium, are widely used in the fields of electronics, aviation, atomic energy, and mechanical manufacturing. They are essential elements to many of the new emerging green technologies such as hybrid and electric vehicles, and wind power generation. The US Government relies on REE for national security and defense systems.

Staking activity in the area has increased dramatically within the past month as shown on GESTIM, the Quebec's Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife mining titles website.

This press release was reviewed by Clint Barr, P.Geo, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

About Big Red Diamond Corp:

Big Red Diamond is a junior exploration company active in the West Timmins Gold camp and joint venture diamond properties surrounding DeBeers Victor diamond mine.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to vary materially from targeted results. Such risks and uncertainties include those described in Big Red's periodic reports including the annual report or in the filings made by Big Red from time to time with securities regulatory authorities

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