VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2012) - Bluefire Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BFM) ("Bluefire" or, the "Company"), is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Buss as the Vice President, Corporate Development of the Company. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Buss was a member of the investment banking team with BMO Capital Markets specializing in the metals, mining and natural resource sectors. In this role, he assisted both public and private companies assess and execute on various strategic alternatives including mergers and acquisitions, joint venture agreements, strategic investments as well as other forms of equity and debt capital raising. Mr. Buss holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Finance from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

As the Vice President, Corporate Development of Bluefire, Mr. Buss will lead the ongoing business development efforts of the Company with the goal of seeking attractive opportunities in growing the Company and enhancing shareholder value.

In addition, Bluefire's Board of Directors has approved the issuance of options to purchase 465,000 common shares of the Company (the "Options"). The Options will have a five (5) year term and will be issued after market close on October 24, 2012, with an exercise price based on the purchase price of the common shares in Bluefire's recently completed initial public offering. The stock options are being granted pursuant to Bluefire's stock option plan.


David E. De Witt, President & CEO

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. persons unless registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contact Information:

Bluefire Mining Corp.
C. Warren Beil
Corporate Secretary
(604) 628-1168
(6040 688-0094 (FAX)