Premium Exploration Inc.

Premium Exploration Inc.

September 17, 2007 11:43 ET

Premium Exploration Drills 2.60 Meters of 7.84 g/t Gold and 814 g/t Silver at Nueva Galicia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - Premium Exploration, Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PEM) (the "Company") ( is pleased to announce initial results from its Phase I, 2000 meter drill program at its Nueva Galicia silver-gold project in Nayarit, Mexico.

Premium completed four drill holes to date for a total of 179 meters at the Buenos Aires Zone. Holes NG07-001 and NG07-002 encountered high-grade silver and gold mineralization with estimated true widths of 2.60 meters @ 7.84 g/t Au and 814 g/t Ag (8.53 ft @ 0.229 oz./t Au and 23.77 oz./t Ag) and 4.00 meters @ 2.32 g/t Au and 226 g/t Ag (13.12 ft @ 0.068 oz./t Au and 6.60 oz./t Ag), respectively. These intercepts demonstrate continuity of the high-grade mineralization to a depth of approximately 55 metres below the surface and also shows that the structure widens with depth.

Holes NG07-001 and NG07-002 were drilled from the same set-up, 15 meters along strike to the north of the shaft of the historic Buenos Aires mine, now inaccessible due to caving. Based on Geological Survey of Mexico (SGM) maps of the Buenos Aires mine, the workings extend from immediately south of the NG07-001 and NG07-002 intercepts for approximately 60 meters. The SGM report describes the Buenos Aires structure within the mine workings as a fault zone with two parallel veins having a width of approximately five meters. The Buenos Aires structure has been traced on surface for over 800 meters to the south and 650 meters to the north, where it is covered by post-mineralization basalt near the Lluvia de Oro workings.

Holes NG07-003 and NG07-004, drilled 40 meters along strike to the north from Holes NG07-001 and NG07-002, intersected an unmineralized fault zone. Analysis of the core and cross-section indicate that these drill holes may have stopped before cutting the Buenos Aires mineralization. Mapping of the veins at Nueva Galicia shows that post-mineralization faulting is common, but with insignificant horizontal offsets, as demonstrated by the continuity along strike of several parallel structures for up to 1400 meters.

Results from Premium's most recent diamond drill holes are shown in the table below.

From To Interval Estimated True Au Ag
Drillhole (m) (m) (m) Width (m) (g/t) (g/t)
NG07-001 24.70 28.25 3.55 2.6 7.84 814
including 25.70 26.70 1.00 0.73 14.79 1280
NG07-002 37.12 48.50 11.38 4.0 2.32 226
including 42.00 45.00 3.00 1.05 6.74 473
NG07-003 Did not intersect target
NG07-004 Did not intersect target

Drilling has been temporarily suspended because of the onset of the rainy season, and will recommence once conditions have improved, anticipated to be in October. Drilling will continue along the Buenos Aires structure to the north, as well as on parallel mineralized structures to the west of Buenos Aires.

All core samples from the drilling program were split into two halves, with one half delivered by Premium to ACME Analytical Laboratories Ltd. in Guadalajara, Mexico for sample preparation. Pulps were then sent to ACME in Vancouver, BC for analysis. The remaining half core is secured at Premium's field office in Compostela, Mexico for future inspection and assay verification. Premium's project geologist was responsible for transportation of the core to Premium's secured storage area.

Mr. Wilf Struck, P.Eng., geologic consultant to the Company, is the Qualified Person responsible for the technical disclosure in this press release, in accordance with National Instrument 43-101.

About Premium Exploration, Inc.:

Premium Exploration, Inc. is a precious metals exploration company focused on exploration in North America. The Company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and has assembled an innovative and experienced management and advisory team who are committed to the long-term success of the Company. Premium's goal is to discover precious metal deposits that are strategically located in areas that would allow their profitable extraction, with minimal political, social or environmental risks. Current holdings are in Mexico and the USA. To maximize the possibility of realizing this goal, the company's exploration team continues to review early-stage projects located within under-explored precious metal belts that host multi-million ounce deposits. By acquiring prospects internally and financing some of them through joint venture partners, the company is able to maximize the potential for discovery while mitigating risk and increasing shareholder value. Additional information may be found on our website at

Premium Exploration's Current Projects
Project Location Commodity Position Mineralization Snapshot
Chrome Montana, PGM - Pt, 970 hectares Platinum, Located
Mountain USA Pd,Rh (2,397 acres) palladium within
50% owned and rhodium the
within Stillwater
chromitite Complex,
layers of the host to the
Stillwater only
Complex producing
mine in the
Project in
Venture with
Nueva Nayarit, Ag/Au 18,125 hectares High grade A 2000 meter
Galicia Mexico (44,780 acres) epithermal Phase I
Option to earn vein systems Drill
100% and breccias. Program is
- 7.84 g/t
Au and 814
g/t Ag over
2.60 meters
- 2.32 g/t
Au and 226
g/t Ag over
4 meters
San Pedro Jalisco, Ag/Au/ 1,136 hectares High-grade, Phase I
Analco Mexico Zn (2,800 acres) epithermal exploration
Option to earn vein systems program
100% and breccias highlights:
- 1,390.7
g/t Ag and
0.085 g/t Au
over 3.15
- 534.5 g/t
Ag and 0.787
g/t Au over
3.5 meters
Dos Nayarit, Ag/Au/ 3,230 hectares Veins and Select grab
Amigos Mexico Cu/Zn/Pb (7,985 acres) bulk-tonnage sample
Option to earn gold/silver returned 8.3
100% g/t gold and
15,276 g/t
(445 oz./
ton) silver
as well as
7.2% copper,
4.5% lead
and 17.2%
Rosamorada Nayarit, Au/Ag 300 hectares Veins and Preliminary
Mexico (740 acres) bulk-tonnage results
Option to earn gold/silver pending.

This press release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Security Exchange Act of 1934, and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the TSX Venture Exchange and the British Columbia Securities Commission. All statements, other than of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

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

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