StoneShield Capital Corp.

StoneShield Capital Corp.

September 21, 2011 03:01 ET

StoneShield Commences Exploration in Colombia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2011) - StoneShield Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE:STS)(FRANKFURT:5XS) ("StoneShield" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the Company has commenced first phase exploration at the Company's El Mercado gold/silver property, Colombia.

StoneShield currently has its Senior Colombian Geologist along with three sampling teams at work, each team consisting of a junior geologist and two assisting local workers. The three teams will be conducting a stream sediment sampling program and will also be collecting various pan concentrates and duplicates from major waterways including the Cachiri River that runs through the property. Extensive field reconnaissance work is planned for geological mapping and to locate areas of interest. Rock outcrops have already been noted and logged in limited number around the property. Rock samples will be collected from those outcrops with significant alteration, veining and silicification.

Adjacent mine properties located immediately to the south east of El Mercado are host to small adits and mine workings which follow gold/silver-bearing veins. These veins project toward the El Mercado property. One small mine working on El Mercado has been logged in the upper paramo.

The aim of the first phase program is to assess the mineral potential at El Mercado. The exploration team is searching for areas of anomalous gold and silver in order to plan for a second phase of exploration to potentially be comprised of soil sampling, further rock sampling and trenching.

The El Mercado property is located approximately 8km north of the Angosturra and La Bodega gold/silver discoveries in the Santander department of Colombia where over 13 million ounces of gold and 78 million ounces of silver have been discovered in recent years.

StoneShield is a publicly traded exploration company which currently has 24,508,067 shares outstanding. The Company is focused on the discovery of high-value precious metals deposits in North and South America. StoneShield's experienced management team boasts multiple discoveries, and brings over 145 years of combined experience in the mining and exploration sector. Please visit the Company's web site address at


Kris Kottmeier, President/CEO

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  • StoneShield Capital Corp.
    Benjamin Curry
    Investor Relations
    (604) 569-0799 or toll free at 1-877-689-2881