Inspiration Mining Corporation
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Inspiration Mining Corporation

May 14, 2008 11:30 ET

Inspiration Intersects 1.390% Ni Over 7.61m or 24.97ft and 1.179%Ni Over 14.03m or 46.03ft (True Width)

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 14, 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.1 Mine. The detail fill-in drill program is designed to complete the definition of the nickel bearing mineralization below the 300-foot mine level to a vertical depth of approximately 900 feet below surface.



The following table indicates the drill information for the Langmuir No. 1
Mine drill holes:

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Drill Hole Grid Grid Dip Azimuth Section Section Length
Northing Easting (Geodetic) Northing Easting (m)
(metres) (metres) (feet) (feet)
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L108-107 1336.96 2273.92 -49.94 303.38 3545.09 10369.22 140.45
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L108-108 1336.87 2274.17 -63.43 306.68 3544.91 10370.06 179.13
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L108-109 1301.54 2305.55 -65.49 305.43 3446.95 10490.22 269.55
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L108-110 1293.02 2271.78 -53.11 302.48 3401.65 10385.31 185.38
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Drill holes L108-107 and L108-108 were completed from the same setup located north of the underground development. Hole L108-107 failed to intersect the nickel mineralization due to the presence of a large felsic intrusive dyke.

Drill hole L108-108 intersected a new mineralized zone approximately 16.5 metre below surface returning 1.149% Ni over 2.07 metres (true width). The high-grade nickel mineralization of 2.591% Ni over 3.15 metres and containing 6.687% Ni over 0.82 metres (true width) is approximately 12 metres down dip from previously released drill hole L107-51 and approximately 22.7 metres up dip from previously released drill hole L106-16.

Drill hole L108-109 intersected the East Zone approximately 26.8 metres down dip from previously released drill hole L106-19 and approximately 18.5 metres up dip from previously released drill hole L107-33.

Drill hole L108-110 intersected high-grade nickel mineralization of 1.179% Ni over 14.03 metres or 46.03 feet (true width) approximately 16.4 metres and 30.0 metres down dip from previously released drill hole L105-1 and the 315 foot mine level, respectively.

The following assay results for drill holes L108-107 to L108-110 at the former Langmuir No.1 Mine have been received, compiled and condensed to the following:



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Drill From To Core True Core True Weighted
Hole (m) (m) Length Width Length Width Average
(m) (m) (ft) (ft) Ni(%)
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L108-107 60.50 65.00 4.50 3.73 14.76 12.24 0.402
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L108-108 16.80 19.90 3.10 2.07 10.17 6.79 1.149
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and
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91.00 101.00 10.00 6.56 32.81 21.52 0.398
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and
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103.00 114.60 11.60 7.61 38.06 24.97 1.390
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containing
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108.00 112.80 4.80 3.15 15.75 10.33 2.591
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or 111.55 112.80 1.25 0.82 4.10 2.69 6.687
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and
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122.30 123.50 1.20 0.79 3.94 2.59 0.704
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L108-109 129.25 136.00 6.75 4.25 22.15 13.94 0.328
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and
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186.40 231.60 45.20 28.45 148.29 93.34 0.580
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containing
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186.40 198.40 12.00 7.55 39.37 24.77 0.660
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208.00 225.70 17.70 11.14 58.07 36.55 0.799
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with 214.90 218.60 3.70 2.33 12.14 7.64 1.330
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and 222.00 225.70 3.70 2.33 12.14 7.64 1.341
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L108-110 95.36 97.20 1.84 1.45 6.04 4.76 0.526
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and
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107.00 111.00 4.00 3.15 13.12 10.33 0.799
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and
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122.20 126.00 3.80 2.95 12.47 9.68 0.685
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containing 123.95 125.00 1.05 0.82 3.44 2.69 1.155
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and
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132.00 150.05 18.05 14.03 59.22 46.03 1.179
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containing
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137.00 141.80 4.80 3.73 15.75 12.24 0.584
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141.80 143.60 1.80 1.40 5.91 4.59 2.558
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143.60 147.20 3.60 2.80 11.81 9.19 1.524
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147.20 150.05 2.85 2.21 9.35 7.25 2.390
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The nickel bearing sulphide mineralization, with estimations ranging from 1% to 20% fine-grained disseminated 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).

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

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