Hinterland Metals Inc.

Hinterland Metals Inc.

November 25, 2009 09:00 ET

Hinterland Acquires Windy Fork REE Property in Alaska

VAL-D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 25, 2009) - Hinterland Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:HMI) is pleased to announce that it has acquired by staking the 2,795 hectare Windy Fork property located approximately 235 kilometres northwest of Anchorage, Alaska. The Windy Fork property covers two documented Rare Earth Element ("REE") showings.

The Windy Fork Placer occurrence is located at the confluence of the Windy Fork of the Kuskokwim River and two unnamed, north flowing tributaries draining the Windy Fork peralkaline plutonic complex. The prospect is a significant accumulation of REE minerals, ilmenite, zircon, and other heavy minerals liberated from the Windy Fork Complex and concentrated in a placer deposit. The placer gravels contain abundant chevkinite, eudialyte, ilmenite, monazite, tscheffkinite, and zircon and minor to trace allanite, cassiterite and thorite. Barker (1991) reported that concentrations averaging 7.5% titanium, 2.9% zirconium, 0.21% lanthanum, 0.28% cerium, and 460ppm niobium occur throughout large areas of the placer deposit. Based on systematic bulk sampling, Barker (1991) estimated that the Windy Fork placer deposit contains 13 million cubic metres with an average grade of 9 to 11 kilograms per cubic meter of cerium-enriched, REE heavy minerals. Note that this estimation does not comply with National Instrument 43-101 standards of mineral resource estimation, has not been verified by Hinterland and should not be relied upon.

The Eudialyte prospect is located on the northwest-facing side of an unnamed, north flowing tributary of the Middle Fork of the Kuskokwim River. The prospect consists of thin uranium and thorium-enriched veins in a eudialyte-bearing, hornblende diorite dyke that intrudes into the contact zone between the Windy Fork Complex and Dillinger clastic rocks. The dyke averages one metre thick and can be traced for about 90 metres along strike. The Dillinger lithologies are Silurian whereas the Windy Fork Complex has been dated at 25 Ma. Pink eudialyte and thorite occur as disseminations and blebs in the dyke. Reed and Miller (1980) reported values of 33.3 ppm uranium and 46.3 ppm thorium at the Eudialyte prospect.

Mark Fekete, President and CEO, comments "The obvious advantage of Windy Fork is that the placer gravels may offer REE production perhaps as early as next summer, whereas the Windy Fork Complex offers long-term exploration potential." Mark Fekete, P.Geo is the designated "qualified person" as defined in Section 1.2 in and for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 responsible for the preparation of this release.

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(1) Barker, J.C., 1991, Investigation of rare-earth elements and zirconium in the Windy Fork peralkaline pluton, west-central Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines field report, 36 p. (2) Reed, B.L., and Miller, T.P., 1980, Uranium and thorium content of some Tertiary granitic rocks in the southern Alaska Range: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-1052, 16 p.

This release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to vary materially from targeted results. Such risks and uncertainties include those described in the Company's periodic reports including the annual report or in the filings made by the Company from time to time with securities regulators. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revision of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they are made or to reflect the occurrence of an unanticipated event.

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