SOURCE: Franklin Mining, Inc.

November 13, 2008 11:58 ET

Franklin Mining Purchases First 100 Ton Pilot-Plant for Use at the Escala Mine

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - November 13, 2008) - Franklin Mining, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FMNJ) (FRANKFURT: FMJ) Chairman and CEO William Petty is pleased to announce that the first of several plants scheduled for purchase as part of a recently approved capital equipment plan has been purchased and is expected to be delivered by December 5, 2008.

"Our first 100 ton plant is expected to arrive at the Escala the first week of December. The site where the plant is to be erected has its electrical power and a water source in place. This first plant -- our pilot-plant -- will be used to process mined materials currently stockpiled on-site at the Escala." Mr. Petty added, "We will also make daily deliveries of mined materials to another processor plant in Potosi until the pilot-plant is up and fully operational."

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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