SOURCE: Shoshone Silver Mining Company

June 10, 2009 08:00 ET

Shoshone Silver Announces Rescue Mine Plan of Operations Approved

WALLACE, ID--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - Shoshone Silver Mining Company (OTCBB: SHSH) announced today that its 2009 Plan of Operations for the Rescue Gold Mine project has been approved by the U.S. Forest Service.

"The approved 2009 Plan does contain some action items not included in a previously submitted Plan," reports Shoshone Vice-President Don Rolfe. "Because the 2009 Plan is more ambitious, Shoshone will be required to submit supplemental maps and other relevant data to the Forest Service as our work progresses and the information becomes available. However, because the basic plan has been approved, we can move forward with our work this year at the Rescue Gold Mine and mill, located just outside Warren, Idaho in Idaho County. The Plan, as submitted, lists a number of projects Shoshone would ideally like to undertake and complete at the Rescue this summer given the availability of funds and personnel," states Rolfe.

The Plan sets forth the following projects Shoshone would like to complete during the summer of 2009 mining season:

    In the Mill

1.  The installation of the primary gold recovery unit - Knelson
2.  Upgrading mill electrical systems to meet the new codes;
3.  General mill improvements to include machinery guards and the plumbing
    between the various recovery systems;
4.  Improving and installing lighting and safety items;
5.  Test run the mill on stockpiled low grade ore.

    On the Surface

1.  Install mine rail on surface and build a waste/ore dump site to
    accommodate mine development and production from the 200 level.


1.  Rehabilitate the old 200 level adit to access the Rescue vein.  Once
    this target area can be accessed, the vein would be sampled as the
    drift is rehabilitated to determine potential ore shoots extending
    below the 200 level. After the old drift face is reached, development
    drifting would be commenced on the Rescue vein.

    Misc. Work

1.  Surface trenching, sampling and mapping on the Silver King and Iola
2.  The old Trahl Gulch portal would be re-timbered for access and
    exploration in the 2010 mining season.

About Shoshone Silver Mining

Founded in 1969 as a silver exploration, development and production company, Shoshone maintains a diverse portfolio of mineral exploration projects in northern Idaho and across the western United States. Shoshone stock trades on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) under the symbol "SHSH" and under the symbol "9IT" on the Frankfort Exchange.

This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal Securities Laws. Such statements are based on assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable but which are subject to a wide range of uncertainties and business risks. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated are discussed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008.

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