Hinterland Discovers 7.5g/t Gold at Hearne Project, Manitoba

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    TORONTO, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - Hinterland Metals Inc. (TSXV:HMI) is pleased to
announce the results of its 2007 surface prospecting and sampling program on
the Hearne project located approximately 120km west of Churchill in Northern
Manitoba. The primary goal of the program was to examine visible outcrops on
the property for uranium. The work instead uncovered a significant gold
discovery as well as unusually rich chromite concentrations.
    Anomalous gold values up to a maximum of 7.5g/t were obtained along a
4.5km segment of sulphide-bearing quartzite and quartz-pebble conglomerate
outcrops marked by a distinctive green colour. Grab samples returned chrome
values up to a maximum of 1.8% and more than 55% of the samples returned
greater than 1000ppm Cr. Iron and chrome values show a strong correlation
indicating the presence of detrital chromite. The green colour of the outcrops
is most likely caused by fuchsite mica derived from the alteration of chromite
    It is well documented on Archean cratons elsewhere in the world that
fuchsite-bearing quartzites and quartz pebble conglomerates are prospective
for paleo-placer deposits of gold and/or uranium. Chromite is commonly found
in the heavy mineral suite accompanying gold and/or uranium in alluvial
placers. Placer deposits form as a result of the weathering and erosion of
bedrock material followed by the concentration of that material at a distance
from its source.
    The results stated above were determined at Activation Laboratories Ltd.
("Actlabs") in Ancaster, Ontario by Neutron Activation technique. Actlabs is
an accredited laboratory independent of Hinterland. Mark Fekete, P.Geo is the
designated "qualified person" as defined in Section 1.2 in and for the
purposes of National Instrument 43-101 responsible for the preparation of this
    Investors are invited to visit "Beyond the Press Release" on the
Hinterland IR Hub at www.agoracom.com/IR/Hinterland where the results
described in this press release will be discussed in greater detail by Mark
Fekete, President and CEO. This interview will be recorded and available on
Tuesday October 16. Investors are also invited to e-mail all questions and
correspondence to HMI@agoracom.com where they can also request to be added to
the investor e-mail list in order to receive all future press releases and
updates in real time.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release. This release contains forward-looking
    statements reflecting the Company's objectives, estimates and
    expectations for its projects. These statements are identified by the use
    of verbs such as "estimate", "believe", "anticipate", "intend", "expect",
    "plan", "may", "should", "will", and the negative thereof or other
    variations thereon or comparable terminology. By their very nature, these
    types of statements involve risk and uncertainty. Consequently, results
    could differ materially from the Company's projections or expectations.

For further information:

For further information: Mark Fekete, President at Toll Free
1-877-874-8182, E-mail: info@hinterlandmetals.com, Website:

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