Advanced Explorations Inc.

Advanced Explorations Inc.

September 21, 2010 06:21 ET

Advanced Explorations Stakes 22,000 Highly Prospective Acres on Melville Peninsula for Precious and Base Metal Exploration

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2010) - Advanced Explorations Inc. (the "Company" or "AEI") (TSX VENTURE:AXI)(FRANKFURT:AE6) is pleased to announce the Company has recently staked a number of key precious and base metal prospects on the Melville Peninsula, Nunavut, Canada. The focus of the recent field program was to assess previous work and acquire the high potential targets. Fourteen claims totaling over 22,000 acres were staked for gold, silver, copper, molybdenum and iron ore (Fe results previously released September 14th, 2010). These targets were last worked over 30 years ago and the full exploration potential has been overlooked especially in light of current commodity prices.

Three claims ("MM", "SK" & "RH" claims) were staked by AEI on the western portion of the Melville Peninsula. The claims cover ground that was explored by Noranda Exploration Company Limited in 1980 as the BETS 1-6 claim group.

The highlights of Noranda's exploration efforts include gold values of up to 0.14 ounces per ton Au, copper values of 2.48% Cu and molybdenum values of 11.56% Mo. Assessment report 81271 indicates the size of the molybdenum showing to be approximately 600 metres by 300 metres and included a one metre chip sample grading 4.44% Mo and second grab sample grading 7.00% Mo.

Just south of AEI's Tuktu iron deposit the company also staked a single claim, coined "JP", atop the historical "BIL" showing that was worked by Aquitaine Company of Canada Limited in the early 1970's for nickel and copper. In 1973, approximately 2000 feet of core was drilled but no results were released. In 2009, the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) reported 0.58% Ni, 0.15% Cu confirming significant nickel and copper mineralization.

The company also located the 2009 GSC native silver-copper showing, which reported (1956 ppm Ag, 0.37% Cu). Prospecting permit 7811 acquired in December 2009 adequately covers this high priority silver target area and thus no additional staking was required.

These and other identified targets have excellent grades in the context of today's metal prices. In all cases the mineralization is well exposed on surface providing the potential to discover open pit resources. Each of these targets has clearly identified economic potential that could significantly add shareholder value.

John Gingerich, President & CEO, commented:

"Clearly, we have staked new ground that has potential for high grade results. The unique challenge AEI now faces is to effectively manage all the exploration opportunities without losing focus on our flagship iron ore project at Roche Bay. Therefore, we are discussing different restructuring scenarios with the core assets being managed through the strategic partnership with XinXing Pipes Group. Appropriate structures (joint venture, spin out via plan of arrangement, etc) from which to advance and pursue the other mineral opportunities without further dilution are currently being evaluated."

Gary Williams, P. Geo and VP of Advanced Explorations Inc. is the QP within the meaning of NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the content of this release.


John Gingerich, President & CEO

ABOUT Advanced Explorations Inc.

Advanced Explorations Inc., based in Toronto, Ontario, is a resource development company focused on developing high quality iron ore opportunities. Currently, the company holds interests in projects located in Nunavut with low infrastructure needs. The Roche Bay magnetite project is located on the coast and is bolstered by a deep water access to its eastern coast. The Company intends to build upon logistical benefits when developing its current projects at Roche Bay and Tuktu. AEI plans to produce high quality iron products from the 357 million tonnes inferred resource of the project's C-Zone. Its preliminary economic assessment for the project indicates a potential US $2.76 billion net present value, a minimum of 50 years mine life and a return on investment between three and five years. Led by an experienced management team with technical, exploration and mining expertise the company has the capabilities to rapidly advance the Roche Bay and Tuktu Projects and explore other local and global opportunities.

This news release also includes forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The information reflects numerous assumptions as to industry performance, general business and economic conditions, regulatory and legal requirements, taxes and other matters, many of which are beyond the control of the company. Similarly, this information assumes certain future business decisions that are subject to change. There can be no assurance that the results predicted here will be realized. Actual results may vary from those represented, and those variations may be material.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.


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