Strategic Mining Corporation

Strategic Mining Corporation

January 11, 2011 08:31 ET

Strategic Mining Corp (SMNG) Announces Details of Planned Drill Program at Nat Son Gold Property

The Junior Gold Mining Company Intends to Drill 13 Holes with Depths Up to 400 Meters in Identified Zones of Precious Metal Mineralization

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Jan. 11, 2011) - Strategic Mining Corporation (PINK SHEETS:SMNG) announced today the details of its planned drill program at its Nat Son gold property in north Vietnam.

Assay results from two surface sampling programs at the property have yielded gold values as high as 47.3 g/t and silver values as high as 228 g/t.

Based on the recommendations of the site geology report, the drill program will focus on four identified zones of precious metal mineralization. The initial phase of this resource-evaluation effort will consist of 13 core drill holes, with depths ranging from 150 meters to 400 meters.

"We are very pleased about the information returned by our surface assay programs and look forward to commencing a thorough below-ground exploration of the property," said Strategic Mining President Todd Sterck. "The Nat Son project has the potential to advance rapidly, and we are preparing for exciting developments throughout 2011."

The drill program is scheduled to start in February, immediately following the conclusion the 2011 Chinese New Year celebrations on 17th of the month.

The details of the planned drill program are as follows:

1. Stratabound Arsenopyrite-Quartz-Galena-Gold-Silver Zone

Six drill holes are planned for this highly mineralized zone, which has been partially exposed by surface trenching. The recommended drill pattern consists of three two-hole pairs. A 45-degree and a 60-degree angle hole in each pair will provide an upper and lower intercept. The true geometry of this resource opportunity is currently poorly understood, and it is probable that the recommended drill pattern will need to be adjusted once the zone has been intercepted. As it is currently understood, the zone has a sub horizontal stock work portion and must be linked to a vertical to sub vertical mineralized vein system. The drilling should attempt to test both portions of the target.

2. East-West Trending Arsenopyrite Rich Vein

Five drill holes are planned for this well-mineralized vein, which has already been explored by a 70-meter-long adit. Where the vein has been examined in detail in the underground workings, a steep dip to the north is apparent. The recommended drill pattern will intercept the vein at depths of 200 meters below surface and at more shallow levels along strike.

3. North-South Trending Veins on South Ridge

A single 200-meter drill hole is planned to test the known north-south trending vein on the camp's south ridge.

4. Deep Hole Exploration

A single 400 meter drill hole is planned in the central portion of the site's known mineralized area.

The Nat Son geology report was prepared by geologist Robert Marvin based on 145 days of on-site investigation. The report can be obtained at

About Strategic Mining Corporation (PINK SHEETS:SMNG)

Our goal is to become a significant gold producer. We're currently focused on exploration and development of gold properties in Viet Nam, the U.S. and Africa. The company intends to expand by acquiring mineral rights to key properties and initiating strategic joint ventures. We are in the process of filing to move to the OTCBB. To find out more about us, visit

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