Passport Potash, Inc. Intersects Up to 25.75% KCL Potash Mineralization at Relatively Shallow Depths


Passport Potash, Inc. Intersects Up to 25.75% KCL Potash Mineralization at Relatively Shallow Depths

Marketwire Canada) —

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – June 20, 2011) – Passport Potash, Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PPI)(OTCQX:PPRTF) is pleased to report preliminary results from two core holes that have intersected significant potash deposits at relatively shallow depths in the Holbrook evaporite basin. According to chemical assay results obtained from Skyline Laboratories in Tucson, Arizona, PPI2011-04 (“Core 1”) intersected 9.5 feet (1463.0-1472.5 feet) of 12.29% KCL which includes a 4.0 foot (1465.5-1469.5 feet) interval containing 18.28% KCL. PPI2011-6 (“Core 2”) intersected 7.5 feet (1437.5-1445.0 feet) of 11.93% KCL within which includes a 2.5 foot (1439.0-1441.5 feet) interval containing 24.34% KCL.

 

Passport Potash President and CEO Joshua Bleak commented: “We are very pleased with the drill results we have received. These results are consistent with what we believed the deposit would be like based on the extensive historic data from this area of the basin and similarities to the deposit currently being mined in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Ultimately, the NI-4301 report will define the nature and extent of our resource. We are looking forward to the release of our initial resource report and further drill results in the coming weeks.”

About the Holbrook Potash Project

Passport Potash Inc. is a TSX-listed resource company engaged in the exploration and development of advanced potash properties. Passport has acquired a strategic position in the Holbrook Basin with land holdings encompassing over 86,000 acres. In addition, Passport has a cooperative agreement with the Hopi Tribe, allowing the company to access and conduct certain exploration activities on an additional 12,853 acres of privately held Hopi land (not reservation) while allowing the tribe to share in the study results. For more information regarding the Holbrook Basin, see http://www.azgs.az.gov/arizona_geology/Summer%2008.pdf.

Stephen B. Butrenchuk, P.Geol., Director of Passport, is the Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

PASSPORT POTASH INC.

Joshua Bleak, President

This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements”. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, including the likelihood of commercial mining and possible future financings are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include unsuccessful exploration results, changes in metals prices, changes in the availability of funding for mineral exploration, unanticipated changes in key management personnel and general economic conditions. Mining is an inherently risky business. Accordingly the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review the Company’s annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

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.

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