Inspiration Mining Corporation
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Inspiration Mining Corporation

February 22, 2007 13:33 ET

Inspiration Intersects 0.339% Ni Over 69.93m or 229.43ft (True Width) and 0.317% Ni Over 58.69m or 192.55ft (True Width)

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 22, 2007) - Inspiration Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:ISM) (FRANKFURT:OI8) (the "Corporation") 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 continues drilling the Langmuir Project - Langmuir No.2 Mine North Zone, which is located from approximately 80m to 536m northeast of the mine shaft. The detail fill-in drill program is designed to complete the definition of the nickel bearing mineralization from sub-surface to a vertical depth of approximately 100 metres.

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.



Assays have been received, compiled and condensed the assay results for
LN06-54 to LN06-56 as following:

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Core True Core True Weighted
From To Length Width Length Width Average
Drill Hole (m) (m) (m) (m) (ft) (ft) Ni(%)
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LN06-54 14.65 98.03 83.38 69.93 273.56 229.43 0.339
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and contains
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14.65 61.00 46.35 38.43 152.07 126.08 0.251
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and
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61.00 98.03 37.03 31.06 121.49 101.90 0.449
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includes 61.00 76.00 15.00 12.58 49.21 41.27 0.515
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with 61.00 65.00 4.00 3.35 13.12 10.99 0.759
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or 63.00 64.00 1.00 0.84 3.28 2.76 1.075
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and with 74.00 76.00 2.00 1.68 6.56 5.51 0.736
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and includes 80.00 98.03 18.03 15.12 59.15 49.61 0.444
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with 80.00 83.00 3.00 2.52 9.84 8.27 0.606
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and with 92.00 96.00 4.00 3.35 13.12 10.99 0.636
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or 93.00 94.00 1.00 0.84 3.28 2.76 1.040
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Core True Core True Weighted
From To Length Width Length Width Average
Drill Hole (m) (m) (m) (m) (ft) (ft) Ni(%)
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LN06-55 10.45 82.10 71.65 58.69 235.07 192.55 0.317
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and contains
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10.45 35.00 24.55 20.11 80.54 65.98 0.270
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and
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35.00 45.00 10.00 8.19 32.81 26.87 0.514
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with 35.00 38.00 3.00 2.46 9.84 8.07 0.576
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and 39.00 43.00 4.00 3.28 13.12 10.76 0.617
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and
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45.00 64.90 19.90 16.30 65.29 53.48 0.272
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and
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67.80 75.60 7.80 6.39 25.59 20.96 0.542
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with 72.60 75.60 3.00 2.46 9.84 8.07 0.857
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or 74.60 75.60 1.00 0.82 3.28 2.69 1.480
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LN06-56 11.65 52.05 40.40 33.09 132.55 108.56 0.386
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and contains
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11.65 25.00 13.35 10.94 43.80 35.89 0.452
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18.00 22.00 4.00 3.28 13.12 10.76 0.858
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21.00 22.00 1.00 0.82 3.28 2.69 1.495
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and
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28.00 52.05 24.05 19.70 78.90 64.63 0.380
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28.00 36.00 8.00 6.55 26.25 21.49 0.542
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36.00 52.05 16.05 13.15 52.66 43.14 0.298
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The following table indicates the drill information for these drill holes:

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Surveyed
Grid Grid Azimuth Section Section Length
Drill Hole Northing Easting Dip (ast) Northing Easting (m)
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LN06-54 3151.86 1935.80 -49.84 299.12 3697.49 100.52 116.10
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LN06-55 3162.16 1916.67 -50.08 296.72 3696.85 78.80 91.74
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LN06-56 3171.60 1898.99 -50.51 298.45 3696.18 58.77 74.90
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LN06-54 to LN06-56 were drilled up dip from previously release drill holes LN06-52 and LN06-53p on Section 3700 North. Drill hole LN06-56 collared into the Nickel bearing mineralization. These holes were approximately 25 metres south of Section 3725 North which contained previously released drill holes LN05-4 and LN06-37 to LN06-41 inclusively.

The nickel bearing sulphide mineralization, with estimations ranging from 1% to 20% fine grained disseminations and sulphide blebs up to several centimetres in size, is contained within serpentenized to talcose serpentenized komatiitic ultramaftic extrusive flows with occasional spinifex texture.

The assaying of sawn 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).

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

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