Inspiration Mining Corporation
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Inspiration Mining Corporation

September 16, 2008 11:00 ET

Inspiration Intersects 0.311% Ni Over 97.61m or 320.24ft Containing 1.106% Ni Over 3.88m or 12.73ft (True Width)

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2008) - Inspiration Mining Corporation (the "Corporation") (TSX:ISM)(FRANKFURT:OI8) is pleased to announce the results of the continuation of their diamond drilling program on its Langmuir Project, located in Langmuir Township south of Timmins, Ontario. The Langmuir Property consists of 69 unpatented contiguous mining claim units covering approximately 1090 hectares in the north-central portion of Langmuir Township, Porcupine Mining Division, and District of Cochrane, Ontario. The property is approximately 25 km southeast of Timmins, Ontario, and hosts the past producing Langmuir No.1 Mine, and majority of the past producing Langmuir No. 2 Mine.

Inspiration is continuing the drilling at the Langmuir Project - Langmuir No.2 Mine - North Zone. The detail fill-in drill program is designed to complete the definition of the nickel bearing mineralization. Several drill holes were terminated in nickel bearing mineralization and these drill holes have been extended.

The following table indicates the drill information for the North Zone drill holes:



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Drill Azi-
Hole Grid Grid Dip muth Section Section Previous Current
Northing Easting (Geo- Northing Easting Length Length
(metres) (metres) detic) (metres) (metres) (m) (m)
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LN07-65 3112.13 1859.37 -52.34 300.12 3624.86 54.19 52.98 106.99
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LN07-72 2930.14 1974.92 -59.85 299.70 3525.03 245.26 197.00 269.01
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LN07-90 3273.29 1996.53 -47.74 301.43 3833.02 92.40 109.93 602.27
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Drill hole LN07-65 was extended approximately 54 metres and did not intersect addition nickel mineralization.

Drill hole LN07-72 was extended approximately 72 metres and extended the previously released nickel mineralization from 195.16m to 201.0m with and weighted averaged grade of 0.554% Ni over 4.28m or 14.06 ft, which contained a wider higher grade intersection of 0.992% Ni over 1.83m or 5.99ft or 1.215% Ni over 1.09m or 3.59ft (all lengths are true widths).

Drill hole LN07-90 was extended to 602.27m to define the nickel bearing mineralization and to explore the potential below the North Zone as identified by a basal till geochemical anomaly. The nickel mineralization was extended from 109.93m to 144.00m (core length) or from 68.63m to 97.61m (true width) containing a weighted averaged grade of 0.311% Ni. An additional nickel bearing mineralization was intersected and may be the source of the basal till nickel geochemical anomaly.

Several additional drill holes have been extended and the assay results are pending.

The following revised assay results for drill holes LN07-65, LN07-72 and LN07-90 at the Langmuir No.2 Mine - North Zone have been received, compiled and condensed to the following:



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Drill Hole From To Core True Core True Weighted
(m) (m) Length Width Length Width Average
(m) (m) (ft) (ft) Ni (%)
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LN07-72 152.55 158.00 5.45 3.99 17.88 13.09 0.374
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or 152.55 155.00 2.45 1.79 8.04 5.87 0.500
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and
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171.50 184.50 13.00 9.51 42.65 31.20 0.309
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and
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195.16 201.00 5.84 4.28 19.16 14.06 0.554
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containing 196.51 199.00 2.49 1.83 8.17 5.99 0.992
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or 196.51 198.00 1.49 1.09 4.89 3.59 1.215
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LN07-90 29.00 144.10 115.10 97.61 377.62 320.24 0.311
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and contains
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82.90 108.00 25.10 21.29 82.35 69.85 0.585
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with 89.96 96.87 6.91 5.86 22.67 19.23 0.936
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or 92.30 96.87 4.57 3.88 14.99 12.73 1.106
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and 98.57 103.30 4.73 4.01 15.52 13.16 0.801
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and
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139.00 144.10 5.10 16.73 0.402
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and
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209.00 210.04 1.04 0.88 3.41 2.89 0.810
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The nickel bearing sulphide mineralization, with estimations ranging from 1% to 20% fine-grained disseminatations up to massive 100% sulphides, is contained within serpentenized komatiitic ultramaftic extrusive flows with occasional spinifex texture.

The assaying technique used is the industry standard for base metal assaying, which uses nitric and hydrochloric acids that extracts nickel only from sulphide mineralization and not from nickel silicate minerals.

The assaying of split core samples was conducted by Swastika Laboratories, and included the insertion of blanks and standards. The Qualified Person in charge of the Langmuir Project and the person who prepared the technical data in this release is Kian Jensen, B.Sc., P.Geo. (Ont), who is an arm's length party retained by the Company to carry out its exploration program on the Langmuir Project.

The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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