SOURCE: Tombstone Exploration

Tombstone Exploration

February 18, 2009 09:00 ET

Tombstone Exploration Announces the Appointment of Simon Russell as Chief Operating officer

Due Diligence on Several Gold and Silver Property Acquisitions in Progress

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - February 18, 2009) - Tombstone Exploration Corporation (OTCBB: TMBXF) announced today that Simon Russell has joined TMBXF as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Russell is a Geological Engineering graduate of the University of Arizona. He is also an alumnus of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and completed several graduate courses at the University of Nevada, Reno's Mackay School of Mines.

Mr. Russell has extensive experience in developing and operating underground metal mines in Nevada for Golden Phoenix Minerals and Queenstake Resources. He also worked for the consulting engineering firm MWH at ASARCO and BHP Billiton copper mines in Arizona.

Mr. Russell has consulted for the Company in the past, and is familiar with TMBXF's exploration program. He has visited several of the Company's past producing mines in the West Tombstone District, and is helping identify additional targets for the upcoming Drill Program. On behalf of the Company, he is currently doing due diligence on several prospective gold and silver property acquisitions near Tombstone plus elsewhere in Arizona. Underground vein samples from these properties have been sent to American Assay Laboratories in Reno, Nevada. As more information becomes available, shareholders will be updated.

Alan Brown, President and CEO of Tombstone, remarked, "We are indeed fortunate in having a person with Simon's credentials working with the Company. He has a wealth of experience that will benefit TMBXF."

Tombstone Exploration Corporation (TMBXF) is focused primarily on exploration and development of mineral resources. At the completion of the feasibility study, the Company will then consider joint venture mining or some other scenario that would eventually expedite a mining operation on the Tombstone property. More often in these scenarios, the Company would become subject to take over offers based on a positive economic feasibility study. The Company understands that the discovery to feasibility phase generally offers the best return on investment to shareholders. Tombstone Exploration Corporation has the mineral rights to approximately 11,500 acres of historical mining land in the areas around Tombstone, Arizona and is now the largest landholder in the Tombstone Mining District. Through expansion, the Company will acquire new properties.

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