CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 16, 2013) - Argonaut Exploration Inc. (the "Company" or "Argonaut") (TSX VENTURE:AGA) announces that the Company will be showcased at the Minerals North Conference in Terrace, British Columbia from April 24 to 26, 2013. The Company will be conducting a tour and core display of its Columario Gold mine, give a forum talk on the Company's Mineral Projects in the region and present a booth display in the exhibitor room. Delegate attendance is anticipated at around 800 to 1000 attendees.

President Ray Cook states: "The 2013 Minerals North Conference hosted by the City of Terrace Economic Development Authority is a special opportunity to showcase the Company in 2013. The list of speakers is a who`s who of mega-scale gold-silver and copper projects from British Columbia, specifically northwestern British Columbia. Billions of dollars are being invested by Corporations and the British Columbia Government to fast-trac the region for production both in mining and energy. Argonaut is well positioned to demonstrate our mineral potential at the Terrace Conference event."

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About Argonaut Exploration Inc.

Argonaut is a junior mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of gold, silver and copper bearing mineral properties. For more information on the Corporation visit its website at

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Contact Information:

Argonaut Exploration Inc.
Ray Cook
President and C.E.O.
(403) 969-7903