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Argonaut Exploration Inc. Samples Untested Gold from Surface Rock Samples to 65.9 Grams / Tonne at Terrace, B.C.

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/29/14 -- Argonaut Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE: AGA) ("Argonaut" or "the Company") releases 2014 sample results. Argonaut Exploration Inc. investigates untested gold mineralization at surface on the Company's Columario Gold Mine property. Several samples were collected by company personnel in late summer, 2014 from different locations including sulphide-bearing quartz vein sub-outcrop samples from the historic Valhalla vein, loose sulphide-bearing quartz vein talus from the upper mine road fill and a 17.4 kilogram bulk soil sample collected from an upper mine road cross-trench with approximate dimensions 3.66 meters (m) long by 12.7 centimeters (cm) wide by 7.6 cm deep. The results are presented in Tables 1 and 2.

Argonaut has commenced testing through sample analysis the hypothesis that mined and unprocessed mineralized quartz vein muck was deposited in front of the tunnel portals during the mine tunnel development period from 1927 to 1933. This period of development was prior to the building of the mine's 100 ton per day flotation mill in 1934 (British Columbia ARIS Assessment report 17551).

Based on the sample results and with further verification, it is increasingly apparent that Argonaut's upper mine road switchbacks that access five mine tunnels may potentially be located on a mixture of talus and non-transported ore muck.

TABLE 1: 2014 COLUMARIO MINE ROAD SAMPLES

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Sample                                        Elevation Width  Gold  Silver
Number      Sample Type        Location  Vein       (m)    (m) (g/t)   (g/t)
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                        Valhalla tunnel
                           Haulage mine
Val07-14    Sub-outcrop            road     1       562   grab  65.9    16.5
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           Talus quartz          Adit 1
                  float    Haulage mine
Ad107-14      aggregate            road     -       564   grab  39.5   112.0
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TABLE 2: 2014 COLUMARIO MINE ROAD - TRENCH BULK SOIL SAMPLE R1

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Sample R1
(Elevation   Sample
 615 m)      Weight        Sample         %            Gold          Silver
Description    (kg)    -Mesh Size By Weight            (g/t)           (g/t)
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Total                                              (i)partly       (i)partly
              17.46           All       100         analyzed        analyzed
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Dry Sieved            (i) greater
              14.51       than  4      83.1  (i)not analyzed (i)not analyzed
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Dry Sieved     1.22       4 to 12       7.0             1.22             4.5
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Dry Sieved     1.73 less than 12       9.9             8.73            20.2
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Tabled
 washed
 Concentrate   1.33 less than 12      82.3             7.53              23
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Tabled
 washed
 Middling      0.17 less than 12      10.7             9.00    not analyzed
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Tabled
 washed
 Tails         0.11 less than 12       7.0            22.40    not analyzed
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- Mesh size indicates the number of equal sized square holes in a square
inch. A standard sieve scale.
(i) Unknown visible amounts of greater than 4 mesh to gravel sized gold and
silver bearing vein fragments are present in the upper switchback mine road
fill as indicated by Table 1 sample Ad 07-14.

Argonaut's prior Columario mine area sample program was conducted in 2011 with some of the results summarized below in Table 3. The prior results were news released on October 24th, 2011 and are posted on the Company's website and SEDAR. The Columario mine is located on veins 4, 5 and 6 (Dakota vein) with the Valhalla vein, vein 7, Tenderfoot, Victor and several other veins peripheral to the mine workings.

TABLE 3. 2011 COLUMARIO MINE: SIGNIFICANT ROAD VEIN CHANNEL SAMPLES

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                           Location
Sample                     (West to         Elevation  Width   Gold  Silver
Number        Sample Type   East)      Vein       (m)     (m)  (g/t)   (g/t)
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G0750891      chip/channel Adit 5,
                            Site 1        4       655     0.7   37.0   103.0
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G0750898 +    chip/channel Adit 4,
 G0750899                   Site 1        4       630    1.25   10.6    28.1
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The Columario Property and Gold Mine are available for Sale and/or Option.

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 www.argonautexploration.com.

Analytical results are provided by Loring Laboratories (Alberta) Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta. The rock samples were digested by a four acid leach followed by a 30 element ICP analysis. Gold and Silver were determined separately using a 30 gram sample split treated by fire assay with gravimetric finish.

This news release may contain certain forward-looking information. All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking information and such information involves various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. A description of assumptions used to develop such forward-looking information and a description of risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information can be found in the Company's disclosure documents on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

Neither 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.

Contacts:
Argonaut Exploration Inc.
Ray Cook
President and C.E.O.
(403) 969-7903
[email protected]
www.argonautexploration.com

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