Santo Mining Corp Announces Favorable Preliminary Exploration Report for Walter Claim

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Oct. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Santo Mining Corporation (OTCBB:SANP), (the "Company"), is pleased to announce that Salvador Brouwer, a qualified geologist and independent part-time consultant for Santo Mining Corp., provided the following report on the "WALTER" claim after wrapping up a two week preliminary exploration survey. Mr. Brouwer was assisted in the field by Geologist Professor Luz Iris Contreras and seasoned sampler Francisco "Ramoncito" Vasquez. "The Walter Concession is located half way between the Cerro de Maimon Mine (VMS) and the world class mine of Barrick's Pueblo Viejo. Even though most of the surface area of the concession is covered by Quaternary fluvial sediments, there are plenty of outcrops in the five creeks that meander through the area. The rock under these sediments is the Maimon Schist, a bimodal metavolcanics formation. Foliation is well developed and a few areas of hydrothermal alterations were observed in The Lajas and Guaré creeks. A total of 87 active sediment samples were taken at 100 meter intervals. Selected samples have been taken to the Acme Laboratories for assaying. On the banks of the Guaré Creek exits the remains of a Colonial Spanish Smelter, where samples of slag with remaining copper carbonates are found. This slag is likely the smelting remains of the Copper minerals mined at the Loma La Mina deposit, two kilometers to the North of Walter. This concession has considerable potential of finding Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide (VMS) deposits similar to Perilya Gold's nearby Cerro de Maimon, Loma Pesada, Loma La Mina, etc."

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 SantoMining.com.

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This current report contains "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this press release, such as the Company's plans to acquire a number of highly prospective gold exploration properties, which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, including but not limited to, any mineralization, development or exploration of the Company's properties and the timing of any work program or exploration activities, and any results that may be obtained or the commencement of production.

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with mineral exploration and difficulties associated with obtaining financing on acceptable terms. We are not in control of metals prices and these could vary to make development uneconomic. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance those beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our most recent annual report for our last fiscal year, our quarterly reports, and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Source:Santo Mining Corp.

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