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Press release from CNW Group

EPM Mining Ventures Inc. announces favorable decision in IBLA appeal

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

EPM Mining Ventures Inc. announces favorable decision in IBLA appeal07:00 EST Tuesday, January 29, 2013TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - EPM Mining Ventures Inc. ("EPM" or the "Company") (TSXV: EPK) (OTCQX: EPKMF) announced today that it has obtained a favorable decision from the Interior Board of Land Appeals ("IBLA") affirming the Bureau of Land Management's Decision Record and Finding of No Significant Impact on the Sevier Lake Potash Leasing Proposal and denying the appeal by Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance ("SUWA") of said Decision Record and Finding of No Significant Impact.Lance D'Ambrosio, Chief Executive Officer of EPM, said; "We are very pleased with the IBLA's ruling. We believe the Board did an excellent job of analyzing the issues and that it based its decision on solid precedent. As we have said in the past, the appeal by SUWA was baseless and without merit and this decision affirms that."About EPM Mining VenturesEPM, through its wholly owned subsidiary Peak Minerals Inc., controls directly or through agreement, mineral leases on more than 124,000 acres on the Sevier Dry Lake property in Millard County, Utah.  EPM is targeting the future development and production of Sulfate of Potash (SOP), a premium priced fertilizer used with special crops and soil types, through a cost-effective solar evaporation methodology.For more information on the Company, please visit our web site at TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.SOURCE: EPM Mining Ventures Inc.For further information: Lance D'Ambrosio Chief Executive Officer EPM Mining Ventures Inc. (801) 485-0223 or Patrick Piette TMX Equicom (416) 815-0700 ext. 267