SOURCE: Bonanza Goldfields Corp.

July 26, 2012 08:30 ET

Bonanza Goldfields Assessing Tarantula Project for Rare Earth Metals

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2012) - Bonanza Goldfields Corp. (OTCQB: BONZ) (PINKSHEETS: BONZ) ("Bonanza" or the "Company") announced today it is analyzing its flagship Tarantula project gold field for the presence of rare earth metals.

"We are very optimistic our Tarantula gold field project may contain extremely valuable rare earth metals. In conjunction with our gold operations, the addition of rare earth metals would add a potentially large revenue stream to our Tarantula project. As the new President and Chief Executive Officer, I am committed to mining all of Tarantula's natural resources which will maximize the return to our investors," said Mike Stojsavljevich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bonanza Goldfields Corp.

Rare earth metals are essential for manufacturing components in many high-tech products such as cell phones, computers, and hybrid cars. In addition, these metals are used by our military for satellites and defense systems. Currently, management believes China accounts for roughly 95 percent of the world's rare earth metals market which is estimated to be valued at $18 billion globally. Domestic demand for rare earth elements, in our opinion, far outweighs domestic supply forcing the United States to depend on China. China's domestic demand for minerals, especially rare earth metals, is expected to grow substantially.

Bonanza Goldfields Corporation's management team and Board of Directors would like to reiterate that there can be no assurances of the quantity of valuable rare earth metals that can be mined, the amount of time needed to mine the rare earth metals, or the ultimate profitability of mining such rare earth metals until we review our test results and complete a full market review and assessment.

About Bonanza: Bonanza Goldfields' Tarantula Project is a contiguous block of 38 lode claims covering 600 acres in the Date Creek Mountains, Arizona. The lode claims are directly adjacent to the historic Congress Mine, Arizona. The Congress Mine produced about 400,000 ounces of lode gold. Highly prospective features are ubiquitous throughout the immediate area, including extensive greenstone dikes and quartz veins as well as placer gravel deposits. Many of the newly discovered Tarantula quartz veins are similar in character to the productive veins of the nearby Congress Mine and the other historically productive mines in the area. Bonanza's management strategy is to process feasible placer ore, while proving out hard rock structures. Modern access for heavy equipment is already in place via Bonanza's privately constructed roads, and rail is localized. A Preliminary Geological Report of the claims and the immediate region is completed.

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Michael Stojsavljevich
President and CEO

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