SOURCE: Franklin Mining, Inc.

January 04, 2007 09:12 ET

Franklin Begins Preparation for Pulacayo Processing

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 4, 2007 -- Franklin Mining, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FMNJ) has begun implementing their plan to process Pulacayo tailings. A pilot plant has been located in Peru and Franklin executives are traveling to Bolivia today to negotiate its purchase.

This initial plant will operate at a 400 ton daily rate while remaining environmental licenses and permits are secured and a full-scale plant is completed. When operational, daily processing capacity should reach 5,000 metric tons. Total tailings volume to be processed is estimated to be 4,018,880 MT and require 42 months.

Revenue generated during initial months will be used to finalize leases for the full-scale plant. Franklin's recently completed metallurgical analysis indicates total revenue potential in excess of USD$36 million.

A full report on Franklin's Pulacayo project can be found at

About Franklin Mining, Inc.

Franklin Mining, Inc. has interests in the United States, Argentina and Bolivia which include a wholly owned subsidiary, Franklin Mining, Bolivia, as well as 51% interest in Franklin Oil & Gas, Bolivia and 51% interest in Franklin Oil & Gas, Argentina.


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