SOURCE: Franklin Mining, Inc.

February 06, 2007 08:30 ET

Pilot Plant Purchased, Pulacayo Zinc Processing to Begin

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 -- Franklin Mining, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FMNJ) executives and advisors have returned to La Paz, Bolivia to complete the purchase of the pilot plant that will be used in processing the Pulacayo Tailings. The plant will immediately be relocated to the Pulacayo Tailings work site where engineers have begun work in anticipation of the plant being operational in about 21 days. Once the plant is operating, Franklin will begin fulfilling the Zinc contract announced on January 30, 2007.

About Franklin Mining, Inc:

Franklin Mining, Inc. has interests in the United States, Argentina and Bolivia which include a wholly owned subsidiary, Franklin Mining, Bolivia, as well as 51% interest in Franklin Oil & Gas, Bolivia and 51% interest in Franklin Oil & Gas, Argentina.


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