SOURCE: Franklin Mining, Inc.

September 18, 2008 10:01 ET

Franklin CEO Comments on Bolivia's Mining Industry

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - September 18, 2008) - Franklin Mining, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FMNJ) (FRANKFURT: FMJ) Chairman and CEO William Petty has reassured Franklin shareholders that the company's Escala Mine continued operations during recent civil disturbances in Bolivia. In a statement scheduled to be posted at later today, Mr. Petty discusses his personal commitment to the mining industry in Bolivia, to COMIBOL and to the Cooperativa INTI, Franklin's joint-venture partners in the Escala Mine.

"Through September 2008, Franklin invested a little more than $300,000 in preparation for redevelopment of the Escala. Our September 2007 commitment to COMIBOL was a minimum $200,000 investment during Phase I of the project," Mr. Petty continued. "Despite the difficulties of the last few weeks, Bolivia's mining sector has continued moving forward and I look forward to strengthening Franklin's relationship with COMIBOL and INTI. And I look forward to Franklin becoming a larger and more integral partner in Bolivia's rich and historic mining industry."

About Franklin Mining, Inc: Franklin Mining, Inc. has mining and energy interests in the United States and Bolivia as well as energy interests in Argentina. Franklin Oil & Gas, Inc. and Franklin Mining, Bolivia are wholly owned subsidiaries. Franklin Mining, Inc. holds 51% ownership in both Franklin Oil & Gas, Bolivia S.A. and Franklin Oil & Gas International S.A. Additional information is available at

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