SOURCE: Constitution Mining Corp.

February 20, 2008 18:23 ET

Constitution Mining Completes Phase 1 Exploration at Atena Gold Project

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - February 20, 2008) - Constitution Mining Corp. (OTCBB: CMIN) announces the completion of the first phase of a three-phase exploration program at its Atena gold property in Salta Province, northwest Argentina.

Previous exploration by Rio Tinto and others at Atena has led to the identification and mapping of approximately 11 kilometers of mineralized vein structure. Although there remained several large unexplored areas of interest.

The 1st phase of exploration included a thorough examination of the entire property, resulting in the identification and mapping of more than 36 kilometers (21 1/2 miles) of vein structure.

Field geologists collected composite samples from highly leached environments every 54 meters along the entire 36-kilometer vein system. The samples were sent for assay to ALS Chemex, the South American division of ALS Laboratory Group.

The initial batch of results returned values ranging as high as 3.93 g/t gold, 934 g/t silver, 2.4% copper, 3.23% lead and 5.2% zinc. Additional assays are pending.

Constitution Mining CEO, Dr. Willem Fuchter commented, "The Atena property forms part of a rapidly developing mineral district in northwestern Argentina that includes such deposits as TacaTaca, Lindero, and Rio Grande. Leading up to Rio Tinto's recently initiated drill program at TacaTaca, the region has been subject to aggressive staking."

The second phase of exploration will include further detailed sampling in trenches and channels across the veins, as well as their alteration envelopes, to outline and interpret the shape and tenor of specific lodes. These lodes can then be tested in the subsurface by diamond drilling in Phase 3.

Willem Fuchter, PhD, PGeo is qualified as a Competent Person, and has supervised the preparation of the technical information for this news release and has verified the data for this release.

About Constitution Mining Corp.

Our Mission is to consistently increase the amount of honest money -- gold and silver -- underlying the number of shares we have outstanding. We intend to acquire, explore for, and hold onto deposits of gold and silver. Additional information about Constitution Mining Corporation may be obtained at www.ConstitutionMining.com.

About ALS Laboratory Group

ALS is a diversified international analytical laboratory group which first established its operations in Queensland, Australia in 1975. With 93 locations and in excess of 4,000 staff operating in 30 countries throughout Australia, North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia, the company is now one of the largest analytical laboratory groups in the world.

On behalf of the Board:

Dr. Willem Fuchter, Director, President & CEO
Constitution Mining Corp.
www.ConstitutionMining.com

Disclaimer

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.

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