SOURCE: Franklin Mining, Inc.

Franklin Mining, Inc.

April 22, 2010 08:44 ET

Franklin Signs Operating Agreement for Bolivia's Sorpresa Antimony Mine

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 22, 2010) -  Franklin Mining, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FMNJ) (FRANKFURT: FMJ) Chairman, CEO and President William Petty is pleased to announce having recently signed a twenty-year agreement for all mining and marketing activities within an area known as the Sorpresa mining license. Located in the Department of Potosi Canton Tinguipaya, Tomas Frias Province, the Sorpresa was an operating mine through 2005 with an established, well documented Antimony production.

Franklin's Sorpresa operating agreement permits the exclusive, full prospecting, exploration, exploitation, refining, melting and marketing rights for all minerals and metals found within the area of the mining license. Included in the agreement is full use of all water and surface rights customary to mining without limitation or restriction.

The full use of camps, other facilities and all equipment existing at the Sorpresa as well as all past and current technical documentation (such as maps, drawings, geological, metallurgical and environmental studies) are included in the agreement. Other documentation including technical and scientific studies pertaining to future development and exploitation projects are also available to Franklin.

An undisputed majority of the world's antimony needs are supplied by China. Bolivia has, in recent years, generally been recognized as the second, third or fourth largest supplier.

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