Marifil Mines Ltd.

Marifil Mines Ltd.

December 14, 2009 09:00 ET

Marifil Files NI 43-101 Report on Lithium in Catamarca Province

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2009) - MARIFIL MINES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:MFM) ("Marifil" or "the Company") announces that an independent geological consultant has completed a National Instrument 43-101 report on Marifil's lithium claims (cateos) in Catamarca Province, Argentina. This report has been filed on SEDAR and is available on the company website at:

The NI 43-101 report recommends a two phase program for a total cost of $1,500,000. Phase I, at a cost of $225,000, will be comprised of additional sampling and geophysical work. Phase II, at a cost of $1,275,000, will include 7,900 meters of drilling. This program will be sufficient to carry out an NI 43-101 compliant ore resource calculation on at least two or more of the claims.

The Company has completed some initial economic model studies showing that an area as small as 1,000 hectares could contain more than 250,000 tons of recoverable lithium from a brine column 25 meters thick, grading 200 parts per million lithium, assuming a porosity of 8%, a brine density of 1.3 grams per cubic centimeter, and an overall recovery factor of 50%. Equally important, our exploration model suggests that this resource might be partially renewable from ground water influx.

This press release has been reviewed and approved by John Hite, President of Marifil Mines Ltd. and by Richard Walters, Vice President under whose directions the exploration program is being carried out. Mr. Hite and Mr. Walters are Qualified Persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

For further information regarding Marifil Mines Ltd., please refer to the Company's filings available on SEDAR (Http:// or at Marifil's Website (Http://

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