Marifil Mines Ltd.

Marifil Mines Ltd.

March 17, 2005 11:03 ET

Daniel E. Buffone Appointed to Marifil Board


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FOR: MARIFIL MINES LTD.

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: MFM

MARCH 17, 2005 - 11:03 ET

Daniel E. Buffone Appointed to Marifil Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 17, 2005) - Marifil
Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MFM) is pleased to announce the appointment of
Daniel E. Buffone, a resident of Bahia Blanca , Argentina, to its board
of directors. Mr. Buffone is 42 years old, is a Geologist by training,
and was the founder of Marifil S.A., a private Argentina exploration
company. Marifil Mines Ltd acquired Marifil S.A as part of the Marifil
Mines IPO. Mr. Buffone remains as president of Marifil S.A. and has an
active ongoing roll in the affairs of the Company.

Marifil is also pleased to announce that it's Board of Directors has
adopted, subject to regulatory approval, a stock option plan and will
issue 1,525,000 options which shall be exercisable for a period of ten
years at a price of $0.50 per share. A total of 308,293 shares remain
available for issuance under the Company stock option plan.

Marifil Mines Ltd. is a Canadian resource exploration company with an
aggressive strategy, focused on exploring for precious and base metals
in Argentina.

Visit our website at www.marifilmines.com for the latest corporate
information.

Marifil Mines Inc.

John Hite, President

Issued Share Capital: 18,332.931

Standard & Poor's Listed

Fully Diluted Share Capital: 21,322,892

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