SOURCE: Franklin Mining, Inc.

June 17, 2008 11:15 ET

Franklin Shareholder Group Visits Bolivia

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Franklin Mining, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FMNJ) (FRANKFURT: FMJ) Chairman and President, William A. Petty, met with a group of three U.S. and three South American FMNJ shareholders at his Santa Cruz, Bolivia office on Friday, June 13, 2008.

On Monday, Dr. Jaime Arrencibia, General Manager, Franklin Mining, Bolivia and a team of managers and local mining industry advisors delivered a presentation on Franklin's Escala Mine. All six shareholders will travel to La Paz on Tuesday for a tour of Franklin Mining, Bolivia's offices. On Wednesday, Fernando Infante, Executive Vice-President will lead a tour of Franklin's processing plant. The group will return home on Thursday, a complete report on their visit to Bolivia will be posted at the web site as soon as possible.

Additional information on Franklin's Escala Mine, including initial assay reports, is available at

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 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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