Kola Mining Corporation
TSX VENTURE : KM
FRANKFURT : C8M

Kola Mining Corporation

September 12, 2008 06:00 ET

Kola Announces Highest Grade Intercepts to Date; Souker Progress Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2008) - Kola Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:KM)(OTCBB:KMNFF)(FRANKFURT:C8M) ("The Company") announces assay results of this year's drilling program, and progress update on its 100% owned, Souker Nickel Deposit in Russia's Kola Peninsula.

The company continues to make steady progress toward completion of the Russian feasibility study (TEO Konditsiy) and the Russian resource calculation with an expected completion date of December 2008. Assay results for this year's spring/summer drilling program since the completion of the drill holes included in the Company's 43-101 Resource estimate (See June 11, 2008 News Release) are illustrated below. These holes were not included in the resource calculation. The results from the latest drilling are consistent with the orebody model developed to date. Results of the drill program will be incorporated into new resource estimates, mine plans and feasibility updates at appropriate intervals. It is expected that the final average grade of the deposit that will be submitted to the Russian Federation for registration will exceed the average grade indicated in the most recent 43-101 technical report.



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Hole ID From (m) To (m) Length (m) Ni (%)
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cp-17 67.8 93.3 25.5 0.38
cp-33 2.4 185 182.6 0.30
cp-44 2.7 47.5 44.8 0.36
cp-84 226.9 253.1 26.2 0.47
cp-84 28.9 259.2 230.3 0.28
cp-87 205 335 130 0.30
cp-92 216 276 60 0.58
cp-92 128 276.9 148.9 0.40
cp-93 196 312 116 0.30
cp-97 97 120 23 0.31
cp-97 233 248 15 1.25
cp-97 182 251 69 0.28


In addition to the infill drilling this year, two hydrological test wells have been completed and monitoring equipment has been installed. Five geotechnical holes for infrastructure planning and pit design have been completed. Preliminary metallurgical and rock mechanics test work is in progress. In addition to completing metallurgical test work in Russia, the company will be shipping an ore sample to SGS Laboratories in Ontario Canada for further metallurgical evaluation.

A preliminary two-stage engineering and ecological study has been completed at Souker, resulting in the collection of data and implementation of environmental monitoring programs. This data will be included into an EIA (Environment Impact Assessment) in accordance with Western standards. Environmental monitoring has been in place for one year and will remain in place through the potential development of the Souker Deposit. The conclusion from the preliminary report indicated that future development and production from the Souker deposit will not have an additional, negative impact on the existing environment. A positive conclusion was made with regard to the socio-economic impact the potential development of the Souker Deposit would have on the Pechenga region.

"We are encouraged by these higher grade assay results from the center of the deposit. We are making excellent progress, and are on schedule to register the Souker deposit with Russian State Committee on Resources (GKZ)," commented Igor Kovarsky, Kola Mining President & CEO, upon his return from Russia.

Kola Mining Corp.'s headquarters is in Vancouver, Canada, with its main operations office in Apatity, Russia. Additional exploration offices are maintained in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. The company is actively engaged in the exploration and acquisition of precious and base metal projects in Russia and Central Asia. Kola Mining Corp. is listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "KM", on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol "C8M" and on the OTCBB under the symbol "KMNFF".

"The drill core was logged, photographed, sawn, sampled, and core samples were prepared at the Central Kola Expedition laboratory in Monchegorsk. Assaying was completed by the Kola Geological Information Laboratory Centre in Apatity. This lab is certified under GOST R ISO/MEK 17025-2000, the VIMS Institute in Moscow and is subject to annual inspections. A full QA/QC program has been initiated on the Souker project and check sample analyses were performed by Alex Stewart Geo Analytical Laboratory in Moscow. All of Kola's exploration programs are carried out under the supervision of Bill Tafuri, P.Geol., the Company's Vice President of Exploration and a "Qualified Person" for the purposes of NI 43-101."

To find out more about Kola Mining Corp., please visit the company website at www.kolamining.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of KOLA MINING CORP.

Igor Kovarsky, President & C.E.O.

Forward Looking Statements. This Company Press Release contains certain "forward-looking" statements and information relating to the Company that are based on the beliefs of the Company's management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company's management. Such statements reflect the current risks, uncertainties and assumptions related to certain factors including, without limitations, competitive factors, general economic conditions, customer relations, relationships with vendors and strategic partners, the interest rate environment, governmental regulation and supervision, seasonality, technological change, changes in industry practices, and one-time events. Should any one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein.

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