Timberline's Chairman and V-P Exploration, Paul Dircksen, added, "We are very happy to acquire the South Eureka property and the several projects and high-potential targets that are included in the large land package. We believe the Lookout Mountain project hosts significant oxide gold mineralization amenable to low-cost, heap-leach recovery techniques, along with a smaller, high-grade, sulfide resource, and we plan to complete a significant drill program in order to further define and expand known mineralized zones. We are excited to get working in Nevada as we believe that these projects fit nicely with our team and our business plan."About Timberline Resources Corporation Timberline is a diversified gold company with three complementary business units: a mine in development with anticipated gold production, an active exploration division, and two contract core drilling subsidiaries. Timberline is focused on the evaluation and the acquisition of advanced-stage exploration opportunities, with the potential for near-term development and production. Timberline formed a 50/50 joint venture with Highland Mining, LLC, an affiliate of Small Mine Development, at its royalty-free Butte Highlands Gold Project which commenced development in the summer of 2009 and has gold production targeted in 2011. The Management team has experience, depth, and a solid track record of achievement in building successful companies and discovering economic ore bodies. Timberline is listed on the NYSE Amex and trades under the symbol "TLR". None of the securities anticipated to be issued pursuant to the Arrangement have been or will be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws, and are anticipated to be issued in reliance upon available exemptions from such registration requirements under Section 3(a)(10) of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable exemptions under state securities laws. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.