DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Jan 26, 2012) - Big Bear Mining Corp (OTCBB: BGBR), a U.S.-based company focused on the acquisition and development of gold and other precious metal projects, today announced the acquisition of a new property in the Elk City gold project in Idaho County, Idaho.

Elk City, Idaho

The Elk City gold project consists of 48 federal mining claims located in Idaho County, Idaho. The property was acquired from Southern Legacy Minerals, Inc. for 6 million shares of common stock and 6 million common stock purchase warrants. Additionally 3 million shares of common stock were paid to a previous claim owner along with a 1% NSR in exchange for significant amounts of important historic data on the property.

The Elk City claims are called the Dore group and are located along a 1.5 mile long shear zone that averages 60 feet in width and that hosts en echelon quartz veins. The property includes a historical underground mine called the Center Star Mine as well as the Commodore Prospect.

Big Bear also announced it has entered into the first phase of funding through new share financing agreements totaling $60,000. The securities to be issued under the agreements have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States without a registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.

James Baughman, CEO of Big Bear, said, "This acquisition has staked our land position in a promising gold district in Idaho. Big Bear is seeking funding to drill Rattlesnake Hills and our Lewiston, Wyoming, properties as well as to continue to advance the previous work that has been completed by historic operators on our new Idaho property."

About Big Bear Mining Corp:

Big Bear Mining Corp is a U.S.-based exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of gold and other precious commodity projects that are economically viable and geologically compelling. Big Bear is a fully reporting company quoted on the OTCBB under the symbol BGBR.


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James Baughman