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Press release from CNW Group

Search Minerals grants stock options

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Search Minerals grants stock options14:13 EDT Wednesday, October 17, 2012VANCOUVER, Oct. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Search Minerals Inc. ("Search" or the "Company") (TSXV: SMY) announces that it has granted incentive stock options to certain directors, officers and consultants of the Company for the purchase of an aggregate of 1,330,000 common shares of the Company for a period of five years at a price of $0.20 per share.  These options have been granted pursuant to the Company's Stock Option Plan.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 of the adequacy or accuracy of this release.About Search MineralsSearch Minerals Inc. (TSXV:SMY) is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. Search is the discoverer of the Port Hope Simpson REE District, a highly prospective light and heavy REE belt located in southeast Labrador where the company controls a dominant land position in a belt 135km long and up to 12km wide.  In addition, Search has a number of other mineral prospects in its portfolio located in Newfoundland and Labrador, including a number of claims in the Strange Lake Complex, where Quest Rare Minerals has an earn-in agreement with the Company; and at the Red Wine Complex, where Great Western Minerals Group has a Joint Venture with the Company.Furthermore, Search Minerals is the owner of patents relating to the Starved Acid Leaching Technology ("SALT"), a process with the potential to economically recover nickel and cobalt from known deposits currently considered sub economic.Search Minerals is led by a management team and Board of Directors with a proven track record in the mining industry. The Company has experienced geological and metallurgical teams led by Dr. Randy Miller and Dr. David Dreisinger respectively.  All material information on the Company may be found on its website at www.searchminerals.ca and on SEDAR at sedar.com.Cautionary StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance, prospects, and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include those risks set out in Search's public documents filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.  Although Search believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. Except where required by law, Search disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.SOURCE: Search Minerals Inc.For further information: Jim Clucas T: 604-688-6180 President & Chief Executive Officer  E: jimclucas@searchminerals.ca