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E-M:/ Mining companies launch 2007 Field Program in MICHIGAN

Dear Michigan – as you read this, remember that last week, the MDEQ pulled back their preliminary approval for Kennecott’s Eagle Project!  That doesn’t mean that the prospecting and exploration (described below) will stop, but it’s hopefully not going to be so easy to get permits as these mining companies seem to be assuming. 







MARCH 2, 2007 - 10:53 ET




Prime Meridian Announces Launch of 2007 Field Program


CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 2, 2007) - Prime Meridian Resources Corp (TSX VENTURE:PMR) ("Prime Meridian") is pleased to announce the beginning of its 2007 magmatic nickel-copper massive sulfide and Iron Oxide Copper Gold ("IOCG") exploration programs.

Field crews from Geophysique TMC, Val d' Or, Quebec are enroute to Michigan to conduct ground surveys to precisely locate each airborne geophysical target to position the drill hole collars. The crews will establish and survey grids over all of the Company's high priority drill targets developed since January 1, 2000 from a combination of electromagnetic, magnetic and gravity airborne surveys and ground reconnaissance exploration.

Drilling is planned to begin in mid-March when the first drill rig is scheduled to arrive. Drilling will continue throughout 2007 when Prime Meridian expects to drill the priority targets described in the 43-101 reports and the additional targets being developed on Company lands by ongoing field geology, geophysical survey work, and land acquisitions.

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Prime Meridian has been encouraged by the recent success of Kennecott-Rio Tinto's Mid-continent Rift related Eagle Deposit located in the eastern portion of the Baraga Basin. In January 2007, Kennecott-Rio Tinto received preliminary approval for a mine permit from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for mining at Eagle. During a Society of Economic Geologists Convention in Salt Lake City a paper about the Eagle Deposit, presented by a Kennecott employee, reported the Eagle Deposit had 5.2 million Tons of 3.67% nickel, 3.06% copper and 0.01% Cobalt.






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