SOURCE: Delta Mining and Exploration

December 02, 2009 09:00 ET

Delta Signs Agreement to Acquire Delcer Buttes Gold-Copper Property in Nevada

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 2, 2009) - Delta Mining and Exploration Corp. (PINKSHEETS: DMXC) ("Delta") is pleased to announce that it has signed a binding agreement (the "Agreement") with Amigo Inc. (Amigo") and Mr. Garry Carlson for the acquisition of a 100% interest in the Delcer Buttes gold-copper property (the "Property") in Elko County, Nevada.

Basic Terms of the Agreement

Delta will own a 100% undivided interest by issuing seven million common shares of Delta to Amigo that are restricted from trading until July 1, 2010, paying $10,000 in cash (to cover previously-paid Property maintenance fees for the past two years) and expending a minimum of $20,000 per year as a work commitment on the Property.

In addition, a 2% Net Smelter Return ("NSR") royalty is payable to Amigo from any commercial production from the Property. Delta retains the right to buy-back, at any time, half of the NSR royalty (1%) for $3 million.

Title to the 31 unpatented hard-rock mining claims (totaling 680 acres) comprising the Property will be transferred to Delta and Delta must maintain the Property in good standing in accordance with the State of Nevada and Federal Mining laws, which includes paying for all governmental maintenance payments.

Delta will be the project operator and has agreed to utilize the services of Amigo on a consulting basis for certain exploration services (including geophysical surveys) on the Property for a maximum of two years.

Details of the work program will be announced in the near future pending finalization of the initial field work program by Delta and Amigo.

About the Delcer Buttes Property

The Property is located in Elko County, Nevada, 60 miles south of Wells.

To the west of the Property is the prolific Carlin Trend, which produces close to 3 million ounces of gold per year. Approximately 10 miles to the southwest is the northern boundary of the Battle Mountain-Eureka Trend, another linear zone of significant gold endowment.

The nearest significant gold mining operation is at Bald Mountain (Barrick Gold), 40 miles to the south and which is part of a group of north-south oriented gold mines including the now-exhausted Alligator Ridge gold mine. In 2008, Bald Mountain is reported to have produced 105,000 ounces of gold and proven and probable mineral reserves as of December 31, 2008 are estimated at 2.85 million ounces of gold.

Amigo has proposed a model similar to the Bald Mountain deposit, which is a copper-gold deposit, which, in addition to zones of high-grade skarn ore, also hosts open-pittable, sediment-hosted, lower grade mineralization.

The Property hosts classic copper/gold skarn mineralization and extensive covered areas where other skarn or sediment-hosted mineralization may lie undetected. The skarns appear to be manto-like and the source of heat and fluids could be a large intrusive located to the north of the Property with dike offshoots cutting across the Property.

Typically, delineation of "blind" skarn mineralization by geophysical methods is a common exploration tool.

About Delta Mining and Exploration Corp., http://www.deltamine.com: Delta Mining and Exploration Inc. is an emerging exploration company whose main objective is to locate and explore land with mineral and precious metal deposits in the mining rich regions of North America. Delta currently owns mineral rights to land in central Montana as well as the rights to 31 claims and 680 acres of land in Elko County Nevada.

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