SOURCE: Delta Mining and Exploration

January 12, 2010 09:30 ET

Delta to Commence Geophysical Exploration Program at Delcer Buttes Gold/Copper Property in Nevada

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - Delta Mining & Exploration Corporation (PINKSHEETS: DMXC) ("the Company") is pleased to announce that a geophysical work program will begin this week on the Delcer Buttes gold/copper property in Elko County.

The property consists of 31 unpatented hard-rock mining claims (680 acres) and lies to the east of the Carlin trend which contains numerous mines producing close to 3 million ounces gold per year in total and south of Long Canyon, Fronteer Development's new Nevada gold discovery.

Gradient Geophysics, Inc. ("Gradient") will conduct high-resolution magnetometer and high-powered induced polarization ("IP") surveys to identify potential copper/gold skarn mineralization and possible sediment hosted mineralization which may lie beneath extensive covered areas.

Gradient intends to undertake approximately 50 line kilometers ("km") of magnetometer and 15 line km of IP surveys. Results of the geophysical exploration work are expected by the end of April. Gradient will provide the Company with a detailed interpretive map of the magnetometer results and an advanced computer model of the IP results to assist the Company in the evaluation of the potential size of the mineralization at the Delcer Buttes property.

About Gradient Geophysics

Gradient has been on the forefront of geophysical data surveying and interpretation for mineral exploration for many years. Responsible for over 600 projects throughout the Americas, Gradient has worked extensively in the mining sector, conducting large-scale geophysical programs for major mining companies such as Rio Tinto, BHP, Newmont and Barrick and for many junior exploration companies. Gradient focuses on high-resolution magnetometer and high-powered IP data collection using robust computer modeling methods for advanced interpretation of mineral deposits.

About Delta Mining and Exploration Corp., Delta Mining and Exploration Inc. is an emerging exploration company whose main objective is to locate and explore land with mineral and precious metal deposits in the mining rich regions of North America. Delta currently owns mineral rights to land in central Montana as well as the rights to 31 claims and 680 acres of land in Elko County Nevada.

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