HLM identifies strong Tantalum grades up to 192 ppm Ta205 over

FSC / Press Release 
HLM identifies strong Tantalum grades up to 192 ppm Ta205 over 14 meters on the
Pakeagama Rare Metals Project in Northwestern Ontario 
Sudbury, Ontario CANADA, January 29, 2013 /FSC/ - Houston Lake Mining Inc. (HLM
- TSX Venture)is a mining exploration company which is actively exploring for
the rare metals lithium, cesium, tantalum, and rubidium by currently focusing on
its 100% owned and optioned Pakeagama Rare Metals Project in northwestern
Ontario, Canada.  HLM is pleased to announce some of the results from its 2012
Channel Sample Program on the Pakeagama Lake pegmatite, located at the 1,792
hectare (4,424 acre) Pakeagama Rare Metals Project property. 
In September 2012, Peter J. Vanstone, P.Geo. the qualified person for the
project, conducted a 91 sample channel sampling program on the Pakeagama Lake
pegmatite in order to confirm historical results and to add additional channel
samples while further sampling by distinct geologic zones. In addition to the
high grade lithium oxide results up to 4.74 Li20 over 15 meters reported by HLM
January 10, 2013, the program has also identified tantalum (Ta), niobium (Nb),
and tin (Sn) oxides in a distinct pegmatite zone as discussed below: 
1) Central Intermediate Zone (CIZ) 
CHANNEL   ORIENTATION   LENGTH    Ta205   Nb205     Sn02 
SAMPLE    (DEGREES)      (M)     (ppm)   (ppm)     (ppm)
PAK-12-CH001R    226       14.00      192     115       131 
including               6.00      270     179       123 
also               1.00      387     262       143
PAK-12-CH007R    222        6.00       83      32       129 
including               1.00      125      89        74
PAK-12-CH019     213       11.60       87      34       127 
3.10      125      42       172
Table 1
This Central Intermediate Zone (CIZ) is located in the upper portions of the
pegmatite. It is in contact with both the Upper Intermediate Zone and Upper Wall
Zone, and persists to the southeast edge of the outcrop where it is believed the
pegmatite continues under the till cover. Channel 19 is located in the central
portion of the exposed CIZ where the zone consists of predominantly grey
K-feldspar with minor lithian mica + quartz alteration. To the southeast the
alteration process whereby the K-feldspar is altered to a mica+quartz mixture
was sampled by Channel 7R.  The samples from this channel consisted of similarly
sized fragments of randomly oriented K-feldspar with varying degrees of
mica+quartz alteration.  In the adjoining area to the northeast of Channel 7R,
the alteration process whereby the K-feldspars are more or less completely
replaced with a lithian mica + quartz mixture is visible. In this area veinlets
and patches of lepidolite occur. This altered zone, as sampled by Channel 1,
contains the highest tantalum grades found to date in the exposed pegmatite. 
When considering the CIZ as outlined in Table 1, the total distance between
channels 19 and 1 is approximately 35m. Overall, this zone has an exposed
surficial expression of approximately 100m in length and remains open to both
the southeast and northwest. 
The Pakeagama Lake pegmatite does not currently have a resource, however the
mineralogy of the CIZ and the presence of lepidolite is similar to the CIZ found
in the Tanco pegmatite and was the main tantalum zone at the Tanco mine. The
Tanco pegmatite is located southwest of Pakeagama Lake in southeastern Manitoba
and is currently a tantalum mineral concentrate producer. 
"In addition to the high-grade lithium results up to 4.74 Li20 over 15 meters
encountered and reported recently, these strong tantalum grades from the program
entrench the Pakeagama Lake pegmatite as a leading exploration target for rare
metals.  Furthermore, HLM anxiously anticipates the pending final results of
analysis for the element of Rubidium that our pegmatite also contains. With the
data we have collected thus far, a Phase I, 1,000m diamond drilling program has
been independently recommended to the Company in order to test the resulting
targets," said Trevor R. Walker, President of HLM. 
Due Diligence 
All scientific and technical information in this release has been reviewed and
approved by Peter J. Vanstone, P.Geo. who is the qualified person under the
definitions established by National Instrument 43-101.  Under HLM's QA/QC
procedures, channels are cut with a motorized circular diamond saw, and are 4 cm
wide and 10 cm deep.  The channels are oriented perpendicular to the strike of
the pegmatite internal mineralogical zones and are cut continuously across the
zones.  The samples are removed using a hammer and chisel.  The length of a
channel is determined by the width of the pegmatite zone. Offset channels are
cut where deemed appropriate.  Sample lengths typically are 1 metre but can be
less depending on zone mineralogy and boundaries.  Samples are described, placed
into a poly sample bag with a numbered sample tag and then shipped to the assay
lab for quantitative analysis for select elements.  All HLM samples are
currently being assayed by Activation Laboratories Ltd. with all samples being
delivered to their Thunder Bay facility.  Sample blanks along with tantalum,
lithium, rubidium and cesium standard samples are routinely inserted into the
sample stream in accordance with industry best practices.  At the completion of
each program, approximately 10% of the channel sample pulps are submitted to a
secondary ISO certified laboratory for assay verification. 
About Houston Lake Mining Inc.
HLM is a mining exploration company that is actively exploring for the rare
metals lithium, cesium, tantalum, and rubidium by currently focusing on its 100%
owned and optioned Pakeagama Rare Metals Project in northwestern Ontario,
Canada. HLM has a total of 63,019,056 common shares issued and outstanding. For
additional information, please visit www.houstonlakemining.com. 
Company Contact Information
Henry J. Kloepper, CEO
2736 Belisle Drive
Val Caron, ON.
T. +001 705.897.7622
F. +001 705.897.7618 
Forward-looking Statements
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 for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This release
includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All
statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that
address future production, reserve potential, exploration drilling, exploitation
activities and events or developments that the Company expects are
forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations
expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable
assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual
results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking
statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those in forward looking statements include market prices, exploitation and
exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and
general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that
any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and those actual
results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the
forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, Investors
should review the Company's registered filings what are available at
To view this press release as a web page, click onto the link below:
Source: Houston Lake Mining Inc. (TSX-V: HLM) (Pink Sheets: HLKMF)
Maximum News Dissemination by FSCwire. http://www.fscwire.com 
Provider ID: 00021018
-0- Jan/29/2013 14:00 GMT
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.