Foran Phase One Drilling continues to intersect good grades & widths at McIlvenna Bay

June 7, 2011

Saskatoon, SK (June 7, 2011) -Foran Mining Corporation (TSX.V: FOM) (“Foran” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce assay results from an additional four drill holes from the Company’s 2011 spring drill program (the “Phase One Program”) at its McIlvenna Bay Project (“McIlvenna Bay” or the “Project”), located in north central Saskatchewan, 60 kilometres west of Flin Flon, Manitoba.

These four holes, which were designed to target the Copper Stringer Zone (the “Zone”), also intersected overlying lenses of massive sulphide mineralization in several of the holes. Highlights include:

  • 7.34 m of massive sulphide grading 7.85% zinc (“Zn”), 1.76% copper (“Cu”), 21.2 g/t silver (“Ag”), and 0.68 g/t gold (“Au”) directly overlying 30.00 m of the Zone grading 1.22% Cu and 0.44 g/t Au in hole MB-11-141;
  • 9.38 m grading 1.40% Zn, 1.18% Cu, 17.5 g/t Ag and 0.25% Au from an upper lens in hole MB-11-141. This intercept is comprised of a 5.63m interval of copper-rich disseminated and stringer style mineralization, grading 1.45% Cu and 0.30% Zn, directly overlying a 3.75m zinc-rich semi-massive interval grading 3.05% Zn and 0.78% Cu;
  • 2.47 m of massive sulphide grading 11.76% Zn, 1.10% Cu, 16.7 g/t Ag and 1.00 g/t Au directly overlying 12.83 m of the Zone grading 1.22% Cu in hole MB-11-142;
  • 22.85 m of the Zone grading 1.52% Cu and 0.25 g/t Au, including 3.45 m grading 4.95% Cu and 0.72 g/t Au in hole MB-11-144.
Patrick Soares, President and CEO of Foran commented: “These most recent holes from our Phase One program at McIlvenna Bay continue to return robust copper grades and widths, along with good continuity in the Zone, our primary target in this program. With the deeper holes we are also drilling into zones of high-grade massive sulphide mineralization, on which the current NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource for the Project is based.”

McIlvenna Bay is host to significant volcanogenic massive sulphide (“VMS”) mineralization, consisting of steeply dipping zinc-copper-gold-silver massive sulphide lenses underlain by the Zone, which contains significant copper and gold values. The objective of the Phase One Program is to test the continuity of the Zone and establish the geological controls on mineralization for resource modelling.

A table of significant intercepts from the four drill holes in this release is provided below:

From

To

Interval

Au

Ag

Cu

Zn

Hole ID

(m)

(m)

(m)1

(g/t)

(g/t)

(%)

(%)

MB­11­141

424.91

434.29

9.38

0.25

17.53

1.18

1.40

including

424.91

430.54

5.63

0.27

20.56

1.45

0.30

and

430.54

434.29

3.75

0.22

12.97

0.78

3.05

MB­11­141

445.97

450.06

4.09

0.55

16.90

1.18

0.93

MB­11­141

453.66

461.00

7.34

0.68

21.19

1.76

7.85

MB­11­141

461.00

491.00

30.00

0.44

5.31

1.22

0.08

MB­11­141

506.40

517.65

11.25

0.069

3.77

1.08

0.076

MB­11­141

530.34

536.45

6.11

0.10

3.25

0.90

0.17

MB­11­142

402.57

403.60

1.03

0.22

9.80

0.42

4.67

MB­11­142

418.55

421.02

2.47

1.00

16.74

1.10

11.76

MB­11­142

421.02

433.85

12.83

0.27

4.92

1.22

0.08

including

421.02

428.02

7.00

0.45

7.00

1.62

0.10

MB­11­143

428.44

429.78

1.34

0.27

19.20

0.64

8.27

MB­11­143

429.78

431.21

1.43

0.60

30.40

0.79

0.64

MB­11­143

450.75

453.75

3.00

0.26

18.1

0.46

9.72

MB­11­143

453.75

474.76

21.01

0.16

5.35

1.19

0.19

including

454.75

460.75

6.00

0.28

8.03

1.61

0.19

MB­11­144

291.92

293.92

2.00

0.078

8.65

1.06

0.21

MB­11­144

303.15

326.00

22.85

0.25

9.38

1.52

0.14

including

303.15

306.60

3.45

0.72

34.96

4.95

0.38

1 True thickness is estimated to be approximately 80-85% of drill indicated length.

Drill holes MB-11-141 and MB-11-144 were drilled on section 9450E; drill holes MB-11-142 and MB-11-143 were drilled 50 m to the east on section 9500E. On May 10, 2011, Foran released the results of drill holes MB-11-136 and MB-11-137, which were also drilled on section 9500E. Geological cross sections are attached to this release, and show the results from the Phase One Program in context with historic drill holes.

The four holes from the Phase One Program drilled on section 9500E (MB-11-136, -137, -142, and -143) cover an approximately 200m downdip extent in the Zone. The results from these holes demonstrate the excellent continuity displayed by this style of mineralization at McIlvenna Bay.

The results contained in this release and in Foran news releases of April 6, 2011 and May 10, 2011 are part of a ten drill hole (5,081 metre) Phase One Program that has recently been completed on the Project. The results for one final drill hole from the Phase One Program will be released as assay data becomes available.

A table of previously released significant intercepts from the Phase One Program is provided below (see Foran news releases dated April 6, 2011 and May 10, 2011 for additional information):

From

To

Interval

Au

Ag

Cu

Zn

Hole ID

(m)

(m)

(m)1

(g/t)

(g/t)

(%)

(%)

MB­11­136

364.57

387.10

22.53

1.21

12.34

1.59

0.33

Including

365.33

377.00

11.67

2.18

19.37

2.09

0.61

MB­11­137

298.93

327.17

28.24

0.31

9.05

1.30

0.24

Including

300.08

303.61

3.53

0.79

25.17

2.88

0.65

and

318.20

326.00

7.80

0.37

9.25

1.88

0.19

MB­11­138

329.68

342.54

12.86

0.21

11.13

1.92

0.35

MB­11­138

356.42

366.95

10.53

0.13

7.43

1.54

0.12

MB­11­138

374.74

407.26

32.52

0.35

11.29

1.69

0.27

including

375.74

383.74

8.00

0.40

24.79

3.19

0.59

and

393.74

401.24

7.50

0.71

12.04

2.20

0.28

MB­11­139

403.19

450.74

47.55

0.46

12.77

1.70

0.17

including

404.19

412.19

8.00

0.92

25.79

3.24

0.54

and

429.19

435.19

6.00

1.04

13.58

2.15

0.07

MB­11­140

455.65

458.43

2.78

1.46

52.35

4.20

7.56

MB­11­140

458.43

487.43

29.00

0.61

7.10

1.25

0.13

including

458.43

470.43

12.00

1.26

12.42

1.73

0.24

MB­11­140

506.10

520.10

14.00

0.43

5.44

1.30

0.06

including

506.10

511.10

5.00

0.88

8.76

1.84

0.08

1 True thickness is estimated to be approximately 80-85% of drill indicated length.

Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Qualified Person

Drilling is completed using NQ size diamond drill core. The core was logged by representatives of Equity Exploration Consultants Ltd., a geological consulting firm independent of the Company. During the logging process mineralized intersections were marked for sampling and given unique sample numbers. Sampled intervals were sawn in half by a diamond blade saw. One half of the sawn core was placed in a plastic bag with the sample tag and sealed, while the second half was returned to the core box for storage on site. Sample analysis is performed by TSL Laboratories Ltd. (“TLS”) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. TLS is a CAN-P-1579, CAN-P-4E (ISO/IEC 17025:2005) accredited laboratory and independent of Foran. Analysis for Ag, Cu, and Zn is performed using atomic absorption spectrometry (“AA”) after multi-acid digestion. Au analysis is completed by fire assay with AA finish. Any samples which return results greater than 3.0 g/t Au are re-run using gravimetric finish. A complete suite of QA/QC reference materials (standards, blanks and pulp and field duplicates) are included in each batch of samples processed by the laboratory. The results of the assaying of the QA/QC material included in each batch are tracked to ensure the integrity of the assay data.

The technical content of this new release has been verified and approved by Roger March, P.Geo. Mr. March is the Manager, Advanced Projects for Foran, a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 and has visited the Project.

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 www.sedar.com or on the Company’s website at www.foranmining.com.

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

For Additional Information Please Contact

Patrick Soares
President and CEO
Foran Mining Corporation
psoares@foranmining.com
604-488-0008

Fiona Childe
VP, Corporate Development
Foran Mining Corporation
fchilde@foranmining.com
604-488-0008

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

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