Marifil Mines Ltd.

Marifil Mines Ltd.

January 22, 2007 07:00 ET

Marifil Strengthens Argentina Exploration Team

Pedro R. Vera - Former Barrick Sr. Exploration Geologist

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 22, 2007) - MARIFIL MINES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:MFM) ("Marifil") is pleased to announce that Pedro R. Vera, formerly Senior Geologist with Barrick Exploration Argentina-Chile, has joined the Company as Senior Geologist and Project Coordinator. Mr. Vera, who was born in and lives in Argentina, has been a geologist for 20 years, including the last 15 years specializing in exploration. His primary responsibilities will involve the exploration and development of Marifil's current properties, as well as evaluating other properties that may suit the Company's asset portfolio.

Mr. Vera has worked for numerous global public mining and exploration companies, and is one of the most widely known exploration geologists in the country, having worked in virtually every part of Argentina. For the past three years he was in charge of Barrick's Patagonia exploration team, where he led in the development of several projects such as Los Menucos, La Paloma, El Tranquilo and El Bagual. Working on projects ranging from grass roots to advanced stage, he has lead exploration teams charged with evaluating third-party properties and headed the team that examined the Frontera project, in the Pascua-Lama and Veladero region.

He has also conducted exploration on behalf of IAMGOLD, ANGLOGOLD, Gold Fields, M.I.M., Minamerica and Triton Mining. During his career thus far, he has become familiar with many of the areas on or around Marifil's properties.

Siad John Hite, Marifil's President and CEO, "We are all very excited about Pedro's decision to join our team, not just because he brings such a tremendous amount to technical and practical knowledge, but also because he has recognized how good our properties are and how committed we are to building the strongest exploration portfolio in all of Argentina."

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