Hinterland Metals Inc.

Hinterland Metals Inc.

October 05, 2009 09:45 ET

Hinterland Updates Ballarat Gold Project, Yukon

VAL D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2009) - Hinterland Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:HMI) is pleased to announce that soil geochemical and airborne geophysical surveys are now complete on the Ballarat property and preliminary interpretation of the results is encouraging. The exploration target at Ballarat is gold mineralization associated with soil geochemical and magnetic anomalies similar to Underworld's White Gold discovery located approximately 15km due north.

The soil survey has identified two parallel, northeast-trending, linear gold anomalies in the northwestern corner of the property. Each anomaly is roughly 2km long. The northern anomaly is better defined, more continuous and averages 100 to 150m wide. The second anomaly, located roughly 200m southeast of first, is less definite, irregular and generally less than 50m wide. The anomalous gold area corresponds to a magnetic low that occurs on the northwestern margin of a circular magnetic high that covers most of the Ballarat property. The preliminary interpretation of the soil geochemical and magnetic data is that there is a sharp lithological contact between relatively gold-enriched rocks to the northwest with relatively gold-depleted rocks to the southeast. An exploration crew recently spent several days on the Ballarat property and located four quartz veins in the anomalous gold area.

The soil geochemical survey involved the collection and analysis of 1478 "B" Horizon soils. The analytical work was completed at Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd. (Acme) in Vancouver, British Columbia. Samples were dried and sieved to -80 mesh size and analyzed for 36 elements (including gold) by 15 gram Aqua Regia digestion, ICP-MS finish technique. Acme is accredited under ISO 9001.

The multi-sensor geophysical survey airborne geophysical survey was completed by Precision Geosurveys Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia with a helicopter flying grid lines at 100 meter line spacing. A total of 300 line kilometers of data was collected. A high resolution magnetometer system was used to assist in interpreting bedrock units, structure, and alteration. A radiometric system consisting of a multichannel spectrometer with state-of-the-art design and large gamma ray sensing crystals was used to map lithologies and alteration.

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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