Foran Announces Appointment of Corporate Secretary and Grant of Stock Options

June 6, 2011

Saskatoon, SK (June 6, 2011) — Foran Mining Corporation (TSX.V: FOM) (“Foran” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Betty Goyette as Corporate Secretary of the Company, effective June 1, 2011. The Company also announces the grant of options, subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.

Ms. Betty Goyette has over 35 years’ experience in the administrative field, providing solid leadership in administration and human resources management. She spent over 13 years with Cumberland Resources Ltd. (acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in 2007), holding several positions during her tenure, including Manager of Administration and Human Resources, as well as Corporate Secretary. Betty received her Human Resources Management Certificate (Hons.) from British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2006.

President and CEO Patrick Soares commented “I am pleased to welcome Betty to Foran; she brings a wealth of experience in corporate and administrative matters to the Company. I would also like to thank our outgoing Corporate Secretary, Allyson Stephens, for her dedication to Foran over the last seven years.”

Subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval, Foran has granted 100,000 incentive stock options to an Officer of the Company. The options are set for a period of five years, expiring on June 1, 2016, and will allow the holder to purchase a share in the Company at a price of $0.90. Any shares issued on the exercise of these stock options will be subject to a four-month hold period from date of grant.

About Foran Mining

Foran is a diversified exploration and development company with projects in the Flin Flon mining belt. The Company’s flagship project is McIlvenna Bay, a Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (“VMS”) deposit located in east central Saskatchewan, 60 kilometres west of Flin Flon, Manitoba.

McIlvenna Bay is one of the largest undeveloped VMS deposits in Canada, with an indicated mineral resource of 6.7 million tonnes grading 0.87% copper, 6.51% zinc and 26.0 g/t silver and a further 6.0 million tonnes grading 0.83% copper, 5.89% zinc and 24.8 g/t silver in the inferred category, based on copper and zinc prices of US$1.50/lb. and US$0.70/lb., respectively, and recoveries of 81% for copper and 72% for zinc. The resource estimate calculated NSR values based on projected mining and milling costs and used an NSR cut-off of $50/tonne. Cut-off grades of 1.5% copper and 4.0% zinc were used for the massive and semi-massive sulphide zones. For the Copper Stringer Zone, the cut-off was based on geological boundaries, entire intersections, and a minimum width of three metres, rather than on a specific cut-off grade. This resource estimate is presented in an independent National Instrument 43-101 technical report, dated November 27, 2006 and authored by Scott Wilson Roscoe Postle and Associates Inc. The report is available on SEDAR at or on the Company’s website at

Foran trades on the TSX.V under the symbol “FOM”.

For Additional Information Please Contact

Patrick Soares
President and CEO
Foran Mining Corporation

Fiona Childe
VP, Corporate Development
Foran Mining Corporation

P. O. Box 26028, RPO Lawson Heights
Saskatoon, SK, S7K 8C1

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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