Santo Mining Corp. Acquires 100% of the Eliza Claim in the Heart of the Dominican Gold District.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Oct. 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Santo Mining Corp. (OTCBB:SANP), (the "Company"), is pleased to announce that it has acquired 100% of the "Eliza" gold exploration claim immediately North of Monción in the Dominican Republic. This claim consists of 243.75 hectacres of explorable lands and adds to the Company's growing portfolio.

Eliza shares the mineral rich "Hispaniola Gold Copper Arc" formation with Barrick Gold's "Pueblo Viejo" mine with 25 million ounces of Gold, Perilya Gold's "Cerro de Maimón", Goldquest's recent impressive "Romero" discovery, and Falcondo Xstrata's massive nickel complex all of which are just a few minutes away.

Santo Mining anticipates that it is a few days from completing a geochemical soil survey at their "Walter" claim a short distance to the east. As soon as this survey is complete the exploration crew plans to relocate just North of Maimón and conduct a preliminary geochemical survey at Eliza consisting of stream sediment, soil and rock sampling. Once collected, these samples will be delivered to Acme Laboratories in Maimón for multi -element analysis including gold, silver, copper and zinc. The site is flat pastureland so it is anticipated exploration will be able to move ahead rapidly.

Following a recent site visit with a Santo Mining geologist, President Al French reports, "We are especially optimistic about this latest addition to Santo Mining's growing arsenal of precious and base metal claims. This claim together with our flagship claim "Walter" just to the east strategically places us in the epicenter of a major gold and base metal mining district. Our intent is to fast-track exploration, seek out additional claims, merge with companies that have solid synergies, and acquire near-term gold production properties. We are making excellent progress on all these counts and I see all these elements coming together soon."

About Santo Mining Corporation

Santo Mining Corporation is an aggressive junior minerals exploration and development Company, based in the Dominican Republic. The Company is actively pursuing the acquisition and exploring of properties, which are strategically located in the prolific and highly prospective Hispaniola Gold-Copper Back-Arc area in the Dominican Republic. A detailed description of the Company's activities is available at

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