SOURCE: Tri-Star Holdings, Inc.

October 16, 2008 13:47 ET

Tri-Star Holdings, Inc. Announces Company Has Initiated Operations at Arizona Mine, Strikes Gold

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - October 16, 2008) - TRI-STAR HOLDINGS, INC. (PINKSHEETS: TSHL), a publicly traded company currently on the Over the Counter, announced the Company has initiated operations at its COS #1 gold claim in Arizona. A crew from Azrock Mining arrived yesterday on the property and began preliminary digs to access the principal gold vein on location. Today within hours of commencing digging opperations, the Azrock crew excitedly reported striking gold and turquoise. The crew also documented its progress and management stated that it will be updating content on the company's websites, and to include pictures of today's exciting developments.

Tri-Star management also announced that it has begun negotiating the company's first potential international acquisition, based in Africa. Management stated that it will be releasing further details by early next week regarding the target and the acquisition.

Tri-Star corporate Secretary Donna Yamin stated, "We are very excited and encouraged by today's report from Azrock. Finding significant high quality gold during the first hours of preliminary digging verifies our efforts and is a benchmark in the company's progress. We realize how close we are to significant revenue generation and shareholder value enhancement."

Updates about the COS #1 mineral rights claim and other company interests and operations will be updated on the company's websites and

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