Hinterland Metals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : HMI

Hinterland Metals Inc.

November 19, 2009 09:15 ET

Hinterland Exploration Update, Kipawa REE-Zr-Y Project, Quebec

VAL-D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2009) - Hinterland Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:HMI) is pleased to provide an exploration update on the 100%-owned Kipawa project located in the Kipawa area in the southwestern corner of Quebec, roughly 20km northeast of the town of Temiscaming. The project includes four individual properties that collectively include 138 claims covering approximately 8100ha.

The Kipawa area has long been known for its Rare Earth Element ("REE"), zircon ("Zr") and yttrium ("Y") potential (Matamec) but recent exploration in the area has been more focused on its uranium and gold potential (Aurizon, Fieldex, Globex). REE-Zr-Y mineralization in the area is generally related to the Kipawa Syenite Complex ("KSC") that occurs as a 100 to 300m thick, sheet-like body which can be traced around an arc-like structure for almost 100km from Lac Sairs to Lac Audoin. A regionally characteristic feature of the KSC is very high Y values in stream sediments. During a preliminary data compilation of the Kipawa area it was noted that four areas with anomalously high yttrium values were open to staking. The Company immediately acquired these areas by map designation as the Atwater, Jean-Talon, Maisonneuve and Lachine claim blocks. Moreover, the Atwater block is underlain by the KSC, and the Jean-Talon block is also underlain by a syenite body although it is not been confirmed to be part of the KSC.

Field work consisting of regional scale soil geochemical sampling and prospecting commenced at Kipawa on October 20th and, due to bad weather, advanced sporadically through to early November. Since November 9th however, the four-man exploration crew reports that they have benefitted from unseasonably fair weather and are now making rapid progress. As of today approximately 980 soil samples have been collected. Sampling is now complete on the Atwater and Lachine blocks and continues on the Maisonneuve block. No work has been or will be done on the Jean Talon block this season due to difficult access. The goal of the program is to quickly identify areas of significant REE-Zr-Y mineralization that will warrant more detailed work in 2010.

Mark Fekete, P.Geo is the designated "qualified person" as defined in Section 1.2 in and for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 responsible for the preparation of this release.

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This 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 the Company's periodic reports including the annual report or in the filings made by the Company from time to time with securities regulators. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revision of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they are made or to reflect the occurrence of an unanticipated event.

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