ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwire - Jan 23, 2012) - Lone Star Gold, Inc. (OTCBB: LSTG) ("Lone Star" or "the Company") has filed an amendment to its La Candelaria Definitive Agreement in order to extend the Company's work commitment to the project until March 11, 2012. With the extension in place until March 11, Lone Star will have the opportunity to drill 3-4 deep core holes to add to the Company's understanding of the Mexico-based project's mineral potential.

In December 2011, initial shallow holes were drilled on the La Candelaria property. While drilling results are still due from the ALS CHEMEX laboratories, Lone Star has received initial drilling results from a local laboratory. As was to be expected, trace amounts of silver and gold were found. The initial results from the drilling showed hydrothermal chemical alterations that have potential for a silver-gold deposit at deeper levels. Lone Star's VP of Exploration has suggested the need to drill deeper to further test the property's mineral potential, as was initially recommended in the 2009 Olvera report.

To prepare for drilling 3-4 deep core holes before the end of the March 11, 2012 extension, Lone Star has sourced a drill in the neighboring state of Durango to the immediate south. The Mexican team has negotiated for the drilling equipment rental, support trucks and labor for the additional time necessary.

The drill can be on the La Candelaria property by the first week in February and the Company plans to have related drill results back from ALS CHEMEX before the March 11 deadline in order to further assess the project's potential before making further commitments.

After the March 11th extended deadline the originally agreed payment of $125,000 USD for the full year work commitment will be due.

Lone Star's Company President, Daniel Ferris, commented: "This is a positive start to the year for our La Candelaria gold-silver project. Our initial drilling results indicate there's good reason to continue exploration on the property. We've arranged for the time, equipment and expertise to perform the necessary drilling. And by March 11th, we'll have the benefit of additional results from the December 2011 drilling as well as data from the new 3-4 deep cores holes before deciding on how best to proceed."

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ABOUT LONE STAR: Lone Star Gold, Inc. is a publicly traded (OTCBB: LSTG) gold exploration and development company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Company's aggressive acquisition and exploration approach is strategically focused on proven, stable precious metal regions in America and Mexico. Currently, Lone Star has a 70% Working Interest in concessions covering 800 hectares in the La Candelaria project in Chihuahua, Mexico, which the Company is evaluating to determine the potential sites that represent the best potential for silver and gold deposits. Lone Star also has an undivided 65% interest in the San Antonio del Potrero mine tailings project in the city of Hidalgo Del Parral in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, and an option to purchase a 70% interest in the Ocampo Project, a 570-hectare gold-silver project in Chihuahua State, Mexico.


Lone Star Gold, Inc.
Daniel Ferris, Company President

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