Teslin River Resources Corp.
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Teslin River Resources Corp.

August 17, 2011 09:00 ET

Teslin River Completes First Drill Program in Nevada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2011) - Teslin River Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:TLR) ("Teslin" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the completion of an RC drill on the Mustang property located 20 miles southeast of Gabbs, Nye County, Nevada. Assay results from the drilling are expected to be announced within the next few weeks. The property is 8 miles southeast of and possesses a similar geological terrain as the Paradise Peak mine, which produced 1.5 million ounces of gold and 40 million ounces of silver between 1985 - 2001. The Mustang property comprises 66 claims that are 100 per cent owned by Teslin.

"We are excited to be moving forward with our work in Nevada and looking forward to updating our shareholders with the results," stated John Burgess, President and CEO of Teslin. "With the support of Resinco Capital Partners, our largest shareholder, we were able to keep the momentum going while the recent corporate changes were completed. Now we will be hitting the ground running and look forward to advancing the project after evaluation of the drilling results."

Eight drill holes were completed, each to a depth of 200 - 250 meters for a total program of 1800 meters. Four holes were centered around an anomalous 2005 drill hole. The 2005 hole included intersections being 7 meters grading 0.14g/t gold and 21 meters grading 0.12 g/t gold and 20 g/t silver. Two of the holes were located in the northern portion of the property in the vicinity of small surface outcrops. Samples from the outcrops included assays up to 11.9 g/t gold and 74.1 g/t silver. The final two holes of the eight hole program were drilled in the southern portion of the property in the area a highly anomalous surface outcrop.

About Teslin River Resources Corp.

Teslin River is an early stage exploration company with interests in Nevada and British Columbia. The Company intends to focus on precious metals exploration with new properties currently being sought in both Nevada and British Columbia. Existing properties include the newly acquired Mustang and Morningstar projects. The acquisitions and work programs have been led by John R. Kerr P. Eng., who has 40 years of expertise and experience in Nevada precious metal deposits.

John R. Kerr P. Eng. is a QP pursuant to NI 43-101 and has approved the contents of this release.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

John Burgess, President and CEO

For further information on the Company and its projects please visit our web site at www.teslin-river.com.

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