Eskay Mining Corp.
TSX VENTURE : ESK
FRANKFURT : 878985
BERLIN : 878985

December 07, 2010 17:19 ET

Eskay Announces Two New Advisory Team Members Named and Grant of Stock Options

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 7, 2010) - ESKAY MINING CORP. ("Eskay" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ESK)(FRANKFURT:878 985)(BERLIN:878 985) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the Company's Advisory Team. Effective immediately, Dr. Art Ettlinger, P.Geo. and Ms. Joanna Hodge, MSc (Hons) will join Mr. Chet Idziszek and Mr. David Mallo in working with the company to realize full value from the Company's Eskay project in the Golden Triangle of northwestern British Columbia.

Art Ettlinger, Ph.D., P. Geo. is a professional geologist with 30 years of exploration and mining experience. After receiving an M.S. in mining engineering from Michigan Technological University, he worked as a mining engineer for Chevron Resources Corp. on uranium, tar sands, gilsonite and platinum projects. In 1990 he received a Ph.D. in geology from Washington State University then spent two years with the Mineral Deposits Research Unit at the University of British Columbia where Dr. Ettlinger studied the metallogeny of the 21A and 21B ore zones at Eskay Creek. Following this he worked in the U.S. for Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corp. and for Orvana Minerals Corp. in British Columbia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. In 1996 he became a mining analyst, which he pursued for six years. In July 2002 Dr. Ettlinger took over as President and CEO of Dunsmuir Ventures Ltd., a junior diamond exploration company, until its takeover in late 2004. Dr Ettlinger then worked in several senior management positions for Quincy Energy Corp., Energy Metals Corporation, Golden Predator Mines Inc. and True North Mining until late 2009. He now serves as COO and a Director of Monster Mining Corp.

Ms. Joanna Hodge, MSc (Hons), MAusIMM has over 12 years of experience in mineral exploration and resource development in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. She currently holds the position of Vice President Exploration for Monster Mining Corp., where she is responsible for exploration at their Yukon Keno Hill gold and silver properties. Since moving to Canada, Ms. Hodge has served as Senior Exploration Geologist for Copper Ridge Explorations Inc, planning and managing their gold, copper-gold and uranium exploration programs in British Columbia and Yukon, and more recently as Yukon Exploration Manager for Golden Predator Canada Corp. where she oversaw all aspects of their Yukon field exploration program, and directed their highly successful 2009 Gold Dome exploration project. Her expertise includes the design and implementation of mineral exploration and ore definition programs including the management of multi-drill campaigns as well as geological and geochemical exploration surveys in sub-arctic regions. Ms. Hodge is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science (with First Class Honours) in geology from Auckland University in New Zealand. She is awaiting conferral of her Doctorate from the University of Western Australia, where she completed her Ph.D. research on gold-related hydrothermal fluid geochemistry in orogenic gold systems.

Mac Balkam, President and CEO of Eskay Mining commented on the appointments: "With the addition of Dr. Ettlinger and Ms. Hodge, the Company has further built a team of technical advisors with actual relevant experience to the task at hand that may be unmatched amongst junior mining companies. The past experience gained at the Eskay Creek mine by Mr. Idziszek, Mr. Mallo and Dr. Ettlinger will greatly help the company evaluate the numerous gold showings on its Eskay property while the northern operating experience that Ms. Hodge brings will assist the company in cost control and operating efficiency. We look forward to what the future now brings to our Company".

Grant of Stock Options

The Company also wishes to announce that it has granted an aggregate of 2,750,000 options to purchase common shares of the Company at $0.20 per share for five years to three (3) directors (950,000), two (2) senior officers (1,150,000), the two (2) new advisors (600,000) and one (1) employee (50,000) of the Company.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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