Sterling Mining Company
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Sterling Mining Company

September 17, 2007 15:20 ET

Sterling Mining Co-Sponsors 5th Annual Silver Summit in Coeur d'Alene and Wallace, Idaho

WALLACE, IDAHO--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - Sterling Mining Company (OTCBB:SRLM)(FRANKFURT:SMX) is proud to participate in the 2007 Silver Summit, the world's premier silver investment conference, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho September 20 and 21 and Wallace, Idaho 22 and 23. This annual conference brings together industry professionals, analysts and investors providing in-depth analysis of the silver market and the ever-expanding uses of silver.

Sterling Mining Company has been a co-sponsor of this event since it began in 2003 and will speak at this year's summit on Friday September 21 at 4:15.

"This event is right in our backyard and we are excited to have so many industry leaders visiting North Idaho and the Silver Valley," said Sterling President Ray De Motte. "We are proud to have advanced development at the Sunshine Mine, and eager to share our progress with those attending the Summit."

Many investors, exhibitors and visitors remain for the "Wallace Weekend" portion of the Summit (September 22/23). Saturday starts early, with a bus ride to Wallace for surface tours of some of the town's historic mines, and includes the annual "Center of the Universe" celebration in Wallace's downtown on Saturday night, which the public is welcome to attend.

"We are proud to showcase the Sunshine Mine at the Silver Summit this year. Forecasting production to begin in December of 2007, this will really be a celebration of the team's dedication and focus," said Monique Hayes, Marketing & Communications Manager.

About Sterling Mining Company

Sterling Mining controls the Sunshine Mine, currently forecasted to begin production in December 2007, and related exploration lands in the prolific Silver Valley of northern Idaho. The Company also holds several silver properties in Mexico, including the Barones Tailings Project in the Zacatecas Silver District. Shares of Sterling Mining Company trade on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol "SRLM" and also on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "SMX".

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Cautionary Language and Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements", which are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Investors are cautioned that such statements are not guarantees of future performance and results. Risks and uncertainties about the Company's business are more fully discussed in the Company's disclosure documents filed from time to time with the Canadian securities authorities

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy securities, and contains forward-looking statements regarding the Company within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. These statements are based on assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable but that are subject to uncertainties and business risks. Actual results relating to any and all of these subjects may differ materially from expected results. Along with additional underground rehabilitation and restoration of site facilities, the timetable for the continuing work program anticipates production beginning in December 2007. If we are able to stay on schedule with the mine work and obtain the funding, equipment, and qualified operations personnel as needed for the work program, we believe production by December is doable. Factors that could cause results to differ materially include economic and political events, the ability to raise capital in the financial markets, and other factors discussed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and subsequent 10-Q and 8-K filings.

Contact Information

  • Sterling Mining Company
    Raymond De Motte
    President
    (208) 699-6097
    or
    Sterling Mining Company
    Monique Hayes
    Marketing/Communications
    (208) 699-6097
    Website: www.SterlingMining.com
    or
    CHF Investor Relations
    Cathy Hume
    CEO
    (416) 868-1079 x231
    Email: cathy@chfir.com
    Website: www.chfir.com