Hinterland Metals Inc.

Hinterland Metals Inc.

April 20, 2010 15:18 ET

Hinterland REE Anomalies on Kipawa Property, Quebec

VAL-D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 20, 2010) - Hinterland Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:HMI) is pleased to release Rare Earth Element ("REE") results from a preliminary soil geochemistry survey completed on the 138-claim (8100ha) Kipawa property located 20km northeast of the town of Temiscaming, Quebec. The Kipawa area has long been known for its REE-zircon-yttrium potential generally related to the Kipawa Syenite Complex ("KSC"). The KSC 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 yttrium and cerium values in stream sediments. Hinterland's property consists of four claim blocks staked to cover strong stream sediment REE anomalies. In late 2009 Hinterland completed a preliminary soil geochemical survey on three of the four blocks.

Noteworthy REE responses were identified on the Atwater and Lachine blocks. On Atwater three linear anomalies were detected with combined REE values up to 1091ppm. On Lachine one strong, circular anomaly was detected with combined REE values up to 1835ppm as well as five other spot anomalies. Maps showing the anomalous results will be posted at www.hinterlandmetals.com. Hinterland intends to examine these geochemical anomalies with surface prospecting and sampling as soon as field conditions will allow. Mechanical trenching will also be completed if warranted. Hinterland is currently seeking a joint venture partner for the Kipawa property as well as the LuLa and Windy Fork REE properties.

The soil geochemical results referred to in this press release were determined by ISO 17025 certified Activation Laboratories Ltd. ("Actlabs") in Ancaster, Ontario by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis ("INAA"). This method returns total results for eight of the 17 REE including lanthanum, cerium, neodymium, samarium, europium, terbium, ytterbium and lutetium. Therefore the soil geochemical results determined are partial REE values. Accordingly, INAA is considered by Hinterland to be a provisional, cost-effective, pathfinder analytical method to generate prospecting targets. 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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