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Altiplano Minerals Ltd Commences Surface Diamond Drilling at the High-Grade Au-Cu Zone at Maria Luisa, Incahuasi, Chile

Altiplano Minerals Ltd. (TSX-V: APN) (OTCQB:ALTPF) (FWB: 9AJ1) ("APN" or the "Company") has commenced surface diamond drilling at the Maria Luisa High-Sulphidation Gold-Copper Project, Incahuasi, Chile. 

During late September the Comet Joint Venture (CJV), following up on the Phase II fieldwork program, commenced a 500m diamond drill program to test the depth extent of main Maria Luisa vein system beneath the current 841 and 858 underground mining levels.

The diamond drill holes are designed to intersect stage I and II mineralization (Stage I (Au-rich) grading up to 25g Au/t across 1.6m with 0.9% Cu, and Stage II (Cu-rich) up to 3 % Cu with 3.7 gAu/t., and provide samples of wall rock adjacent to the current mine workings. In addition, samples for specific gravity and rock quality data collected will aid in the design of the decline.

About Altiplano

Altiplano Minerals Ltd. (APN: TSX?V) is a mineral exploration company focused on evaluating and acquiring projects with significant potential for advancement from discovery through to production, in Canada and abroad.  Management has a substantial record of success in capitalizing opportunity, overcoming challenges and building shareholder value.  Additional information concerning Altiplano can be found on its website at www.altiplanominerals.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

/s/ "John Williamson"
President and CEO

Tel: (780) 437-6624

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This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continuity of mineralization, uncertainties related to the ability to obtain necessary permits, licenses and title and delays due to third party opposition, changes in government policies regarding mining and natural resource exploration and exploitation, and continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, investors should review the Company's continuous disclosure filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

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