Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc.

Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc.

January 18, 2010 17:02 ET

Trelawney Mining Intersects 90.51 g/t Au Over 1.00 Metres Within a Larger Zone of 1.16 g/t Au Over 136.00 Metres

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2010) - Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TRR) announces the discovery of a new zone of gold mineralization from the west end of its Chester Project located halfway between Timmins and Sudbury in Northern Ontario. Diamond drilling has intersected a wide zone on highly anomalous gold and copper mineralization grading 1.16 g/t gold and 0.10% copper over 136.00 metres. High grade intervals of up to 90.51 g/t gold over 1.00 metre are hosted within the broad mineralized unit. The gold mineralization is associated with disseminated and stringer sulfides within a brecciated complex of intermediate to felsic rocks. Higher grades are associated with higher quantities of sulfide including molybdenite and with visible gold.

This new mineralized zone is located about 1 kilometre west and along strike of the former Young Shannon gold mine (Chester 2 Zone). Additional drilling is being conducted in the area to determine the geometry and extent of the mineralization. Results for these holes will be released in batches as they become available.

Hole From To Length Au g/t Cu %
45.60 45.90 0.30 (i) 5.63 0.01
78.00 214.00 136.00 1.16 0.10
Including 135.00 136.50 1.50 (i) 7.49 0.30
and including 174.00 190.00 16.00 6.32 0.10
With 189.00 190.00 1.00 (i) 90.51 0.69

True widths of intersections are unknown at this time.
(i) Denotes Visible Gold observed

Trelawney President Mr. Greg Gibson commented, "This new zone represents a new area of mineralization with tremendous potential for both high grade and bulk tonnage gold mineralization and we plan to continue with an extensive follow-up exploration program in this portion of our land holdings."

As previously reported Induced polarization and magnetic geophysical surveys have commenced in the area of this new zone of mineralization. A map indicating the location of drilling and the main mineralized zones on the Chester Project is attached and included on the Company's website.

Trelawney Mining and Exploration has implemented a quality-control, Quality Assurance program to ensure best practice in the sampling and analysis of the drill core. Assays have been completed using a standard fire assay with a 30g aliquot and an AA finish. Samples with assay results above 5.0 g/t are re-analyzed using a gravimetric finish. NQ size drill core is saw cut, and half the drill core is sampled in standard intervals. The remaining half of the core is stored in a secure location. The drill core is transported in security-sealed bags to the Accurassy prep lab in Sudbury Ontario by Trelawney personnel. Accurassy is an ISO/IEC 17025 certified Laboratory by the Standards Council of Canada. In addition to quality assurance controls at the laboratory, blanks and certified standards have been inserted into the sample stream at random intervals.

David Beilhartz VP Exploration for Trelawney Mining and Exploration, a Qualified Person under 43-101, has prepared or supervised the preparation of the scientific or technical information for the property and verified the data disclosed in this press release.

Trelawney is a Canadian junior mining and exploration company with a strategic focus on "Quality Ounce" gold deposits. The Company's current focus is directed towards the development and continued exploration of its newly acquired "Chester Project", located in Chester Township 20 kilometres southwest of Gogama, Ontario.

To view the Chester Project map, please visit the following link:

This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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