SOURCE: Franklin Mining, Inc.

January 29, 2008 08:30 ET

Franklin Appoints General Manager for Bolivian Subsidiary

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - Franklin Mining, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FMNJ) CEO, William A. Petty, is pleased to announce that Dr. Jaime Arancibia has accepted the formal appointment by Franklin Mining's Board of Directors as General Manager and Legal Representative of Franklin Mining, Bolivia.

With more than twenty years experience in Bolivia's mining and hydrocarbons industries, Dr. Arancibia has served Franklin in a variety of capacities during the past two years. He was instrumental in assessing the Pulacayo and Escala opportunities, advised Mr. Petty in finalizing the Escala contract and supervised last Fall's start-up. Recently, Dr. Arancibia returned to the mine to prepare for anticipated rapid expansion in Spring 2008.

About The Escala Mine: Comprising three separate mining applications, COMIBOL's Escala Mine concession totals 2,000 hectares located in the Sud Lipez Province, near Bolivia's border with Argentina. Franklin Mining, Bolivia has been awarded a contract to mine 500 hectares within the original concession. Escala II and Escala III mining applications are currently assigned to another company.

The original Escala Mine was established during the Spanish colonial period and has been mined for lead, zinc, gold and silver. In 2007, Franklin Mining, Bolivia negotiated an agreement with COMIBOL, National Mining Company of Bolivia, to resume mining operations within the area of the original concession.

About Franklin Mining, Inc: Franklin Mining, Inc. holds mining and energy interests in the United States and Bolivia as well as energy interests in Argentina. Franklin Mining, Bolivia is a wholly owned subsidiary. Franklin Mining, Inc. holds 51% ownership in both Franklin Oil & Gas, Bolivia S.A. and Franklin Oil & Gas, Argentina S.A.

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