Pediment Exploration Ltd.

Pediment Exploration Ltd.

January 08, 2008 14:38 ET

Pediment Exploration Ltd.: Los Planes Drill Intersects 10.6 m of 13.3 g/t Within 50 m of 4 g/t Gold

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 8, 2008) - Pediment Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PEZ) is pleased to report continuing results for an additional seven RC holes from the Los Planes zone at the San Antonio gold project in Baja California Sur, Mexico. These include the high-grade results noted above, and also show further expansion of the system to the south and the northeast. Drilling with two rigs has resumed at San Antonio after the Christmas break.

The updated Los Planes drill plan can be found at the link below. Updated drill sections will be added to the company website shortly:

West-Central Planes

PLRC-62 was drilled at an angle of -70 degrees, east from the same site as PLRC-05 (angled at -50 degrees) which returned three separate 1.5 m sections of 19.5, 10.6, and of 15.9 g/t within 9 m of 12.4 g/t gold; and PLRC-18 (vertical) which returned contiguous 1.5 m sections of 8.8 and 12.8 g/t gold. These are located 100 metres south of PLRC-07 (12.2 m of 19.9 g/t within 84 m of 3.8 g/t gold) and there are no intervening results between these two set-ups, to date.

Table 1. Detail of new drill-assay results for west-central Los Planes

From To Interval Gold
(metres) (metres) (metres) g/t Comments
PLRC-62 110.3 160.6 50.3 4.0 Sulphide zone
including 130.2 146.9 16.7 10.8
or 130.2 140.8 10.6 13.3
or 130.2 133.2 3.0 18.7
and 166.7 180.4 13.7 1.1 Sulphide zone
and 188.1 238.4 50.3 1.0 Sulphide zone
Including 223.1 230.7 7.6 3.0

The overall sum of these three intercepts (50.3 m + 13.7 m + 50.3 m) is 114.3 meters of 2.3 grams gold per ton, or 86 metres true width, corrected for the approximate dip of the body. PLRC-62 is the only hole at this set up to drill completely through the zone.

Northern-east Up-dip Los Planes Extension

Results are complete for four new holes in this area. PLRC-29 both confirms oxide mineralization up-dip to the east from the core area and higher-grade sections 200 metres east of PLRC-07. PLRC-33 and 36 confirm the northeast extension indicated by PLRC-37 (see release dated December 07, 2007). PLRC-42 indicates the system continues for 150 metres to the north of the previous northern results.

Table 2. Detail of new drilling assay results for the northern up-dip, Los
Planes zone.

From To Interval Gold
(metres) (metres) (metres) g/t Comments
PLRC-29 64.4 122.2 57.8 1.13 Oxide & mixed to 110
including 75.0 76.5 1.5 8.13

PLRC-33 138.4 200.9 62.5 1.31 Sulphide zone

PLRC-36 95.1 151.5 56.4 1.17 Sulphide zone
including 131.7 145.4 13.7 3.00
Including 134.7 136.2 1.5 7.93

PLRC-42 84.4 96.6 12.2 0.68 Mostly oxide zone

Southern extension

The results of PLRC-55 extend the zone further south from previous releases by 50 metres with oxide material of good grade, while it and PLRC-52 on the western side of the system confirm the broad section of oxidized mineralized material continues south into this unpredicted area.

Table 3. Detail of new southern up-dip on-strike extension of Los Planes

From To Interval Gold
(metres) (metres) (metres) g/t Comments
PLRC-52 38.7 52.4 13.7 0.80 Mixed oxide-sulphide zone
and 58.5 75.3 16.8 0.51 Mixed zone
and 102.7 168.3 65.5 0.92 Sulphide zone

PLRC-55 27.4 36.6 9.2 1.54 Oxide zone
and 64.0 74.7 10.7 0.41 Mixed oxide-sulphide zone
and 82.3 85.3 3.0 0.61 Sulphide zone
and 118.9 123.4 4.6 0.90 Sulphide zone

VP of Exploration Mel Herdrick states that, "With more than 70 drill holes completed in the Los Planes area, there is overwhelming evidence that a large new gold resource is being outlined, and now we are also seeing the potential for a high grade north-south trend correlating with intersections in holes PLRC-7 and 62." Mel Herdrick is a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101 and has approved the information contained in this release. The project supervisor is geologist Pedro Teran, B.Sc.

Gary Freeman, President and CEO


Vancouver, British Columbia

We Seek Safe Harbour.

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    Gary Freeman
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