Marifil Mines Ltd.
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Marifil Mines Ltd.

December 01, 2009 09:00 ET

Marifil Finds Lithium in Catamarca Province

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2009) - MARIFIL MINES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:MFM) ("Marifil" or "the Company") announces that it has found anomalous amounts of lithium on several of its lithium claims (cateos) in Catamarca Province, Argentina.

Initial prospecting was carried out by digging holes up to 2 meters deep and sampling saline crusts and/or brine (salty water) samples if brines were present. The map below shows the location and approximate values of lithium found in this initial exploration program.

Anomalous amounts of lithium, boron, and potash were found on the Company's Antofalla II and Cachari Pampa claims. The assays are summarized below.

A National Instrument 43-101 report is in preparation and the Company expects to have this report completed within ten days. Meanwhile the Company will be mobilizing one of its teams to this area to carry out more detailed sampling.

 "While some of these samples contain anomalous amounts of lithium, boron, and potassium and are highly encouraging, more work is necessary to better understand the claims," stated John Hite, president of Marifil Mines. "We will be mobilizing a crew to carry out more closely spaced sampling as well as to sample some new claims the Company has staked in Jujuy Province."

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TABLE 1

SAMPLE IDBoron
(ppm)
Calcium
(ppm)
Potassium
(ppm)
Lithium
(ppm)
Magnesium
(ppm)
1703344166245
1703444068246
1703538010946361712854
1703653115768542614000
17040118875284
170411643360931
1704252472285318231914
17044136937733250
170451822418235289233
1704628470542373263
17047116283145412
17048139995947381
17049132300544101028
170501007120653717798
1705163549993619489
1705200000
170531939111
17054596307744813691
170554623492896137
1705778534249
17058255205424991192182
1705945199742425562
1706035448225
17061287416
1706212828114
1706350227644825599
1706416322412080891789

Note: all assays are reported in parts per million (ppm). One ppm is equivalent to one milligram per litter.

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://www.sedar.com) or at Marifil's Website (Http://www.marifilmines.com).

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