SOURCE: Constitution Mining

April 23, 2009 20:12 ET

Constitution Mining Appoints Robert Van Tassell to Its Board of Directors

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA--(Marketwire - April 23, 2009) - Constitution Mining Corp. (OTCBB: CMIN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Robert Van Tassell to the Company's Board of Directors.

Robert E. "Dutch" Van Tassell is a native of Digby, Nova Scotia. He began his mining career in 1956 as a summer intern with Giant Yellowknife Mines in the Northwest Territories of Canada and graduated with a degree in Geology from Mount Allison University in 1958.

He remained with Giant Yellowknife as a mining and exploration geologist until 1962, when he accepted a position as an underground geologist with Denison Mines at their project at Elliot Lake, Ontario. In 1963 he joined United Keno Hill Mines in Yukon, Canada and led the team that in 1967 discovered the Husky Mine, an eventual producer of 17 million ounces of silver.

In 1969 Mr. Van Tassell established a Yukon regional exploration operation, based in Whitehorse, that in 1972 discovered the Minto Copper Deposit through helicopter and ground surveys. While in Whitehorse, Mr. Van Tassell:

  * Served as a director of the Yukon Chamber of Mines for eleven
    years, two as its president.

  * Served four terms with the Northern Resources Conference (two as
    its chairman), a triennial industry gathering sponsored by the
    Yukon Chamber of Mines.

  * Served as Chairman of the Whitehorse branch of the Canadian
    Institute of Mining and Metallurgy ("CIM").

  * Conducted introductory and advanced prospecting courses for the
    Chamber of Mines.

In 1982 Mr. Van Tassell was appointed Vice President of Exploration for Dickenson Mines (a predecessor of today's Goldcorp) and joined them at their headquarters in Toronto. While with Dickenson and Goldcorp, he oversaw the discovery of Goldcorp's High Grade Zone, which is currently producing over 500,000 ounces of gold per year.

In 1988 he also participated in negotiating Dickenson's acquisition of the Wharf Mine in South Dakota.

While in Toronto, Mr. Van Tassell from 1984 to 1993 was a director of the Prospector's and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), including serving as chairman of its Environmental Committee.

Mr. Van Tassell is a member of The Geological Association of Canada and a Life Member of CIM. In March 2000 he received PDAC's Lifetime Achievement Award for his environmental and other contributions to the Mining Industry. In 2007 the Yukon Prospector's Association inducted him into the Prospector's Honour Roll.

About Constitution Mining Corp.

Constitution Mining intends to consistently increase the amount of honest money -- gold and silver -- underlying the number of shares the company has outstanding. The company's primary area of focus to create this value is the rapidly developing region known as the "Gold Sands of Peru", where it has optioned 382km2 (229 square miles) of mining properties -- the largest property holdings in the district. The Gold Sands of Peru have been formed by the erosion of the gold-rich hinterland. For millions of years two major rivers systems have been carving their way through the gold-rich Andean mountains of Peru and Ecuador, depositing gold in loose gravels and sands -- Gold Sands -- below the Manseriche gorge in Northeastern, Peru. Privately funded historical drilling of more than 500 holes in a 'proof of concept' zone located on Constitution Mining's properties, indicates the potential for the region to contain many millions of ounces of alluvial gold. By utilizing new mining technologies that are both efficient and environmentally friendly, the experienced management of Constitution Mining fully intends to capitalize on this exciting opportunity to provide long-term value for all shareholders. Additional information about Constitution Mining Corp. may be obtained at

On behalf of the Board:

Dr. Willem Fuchter, CEO
Constitution Mining Corp.

Investor Relations
Toll Free: 888-475-0070
Direct Dial: 646-755-3352


This release contains forward-looking statements that are based on the beliefs of Constitution Mining Corp. management and reflect Constitution Mining Corp. current expectations as contemplated under section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. When used in this release, the words "estimate, "project," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "expect," "plan," "predict," "may," "should," "will," "can," the negative of these words, or such other variations thereon, or comparable terminology, are all intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current views of Constitution Mining Corp. with respect to future events based on currently available information and are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties pertaining to development of mining properties, changes in economic conditions and other risks, uncertainties and factors, which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievement expressed or implied by such forward looking statements to differ materially from the forward looking statements. The information contained in this press release is historical in nature, has not been updated, and is current only to the date indicated in this press release. This information may no longer be accurate and therefore you should not rely on the information contained in this press release. To the extent permitted by law, Constitution Mining Corp. and its employees, agents and consultants exclude all liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of, or reliance on, any such information, whether or not caused by any negligent act or omission.

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