SOURCE: Earth Search Sciences, Inc.

May 12, 2005 11:30 ET

Earth Search Sciences Inc. Announces Completion of Initial Funding for Joint Venture

KALISPELL, MT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 12, 2005 -- Earth Search Sciences, Inc. (OTC BB: ESSE), an airborne hyperspectral remote sensing company, announced that its joint venture partner, Advanced Explorations Inc. (TSX-V: AXI-H), has completed a transaction for a private placement to commence the joint venture and its initial funding.

Advanced Explorations Inc. (TSX-V: AXI-H) announced that it has entered into private placements for the sale of up to 1,166,667 units at $0.30 per unit for a total of $350,000, where each unit consists of one common share of the Company and one share purchase warrant having a one-year term for the purchase of one further common share of the Company at the exercise price of $0.40 per share.

AXI and ESSE are involved in a joint venture featuring the use of ESSE's airborne hyperspectral remote sensing technology in the discovery of new mineral deposits. The joint venture agreement includes AXI's purchase of one ESSE Probe-1 hyperspectral instrument and a copy of the company's mineral imagery database gathered from over 4 different continents.

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