8/16/2011

Hudson River Completes Zarn Lake Drill Program

Hudson River Minerals Ltd. (“Hudson River”) (TSX-V:HRM) is pleased to announce the completion of its drill program at the Zarn Lake gold property (“Zarn Lake”) located in northwest Ontario, approximately 20 km east of Sioux Lookout. Sixteen (16) holes were completed for a total of 1,260 m.

Summarizing the Zarn Lake drill program, President and CEO Steve Balch commented “overall the drilling went very well. We intersected the main quartz veins in a number of drillholes and have sampled the wall rock on either side of these intersections. All mineralized intervals have been sent to ALS Minerals in Thunder Bay for assaying and we are expecting the results in 4-5 weeks”.

Hudson River can earn a 100% interest in the property over a four year period through a combination of cash payments ($165,000), exploration expenditures ($1.0 million), share issuances (500,000 Hudson River common shares) and a 2.0% NSR.

For further information please contact:
Hudson River Minerals Ltd.
Stephen J. Balch, President and CEO
Tel: (905) 407-9586

Email: sbalch@hudsonriverminerals.com

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