June 17, 2008

Drilling Program Underway at Tombstone Exploration Site

Tombstone Exploration Corporation (OTCBB: TMBXF) announced that a Layne Christensen Company's 4x4 core rig, personnel, and support equipment had started drilling at the Tombstone Arizona mine site. Layne's field supervisor has 33 years' experience and the lead driller over 30 years of experience.

Alan Brown, President and CEO of Tombstone, remarked, "We consider getting the drilling program underway a corporate milestone. This project will continue all summer and will be expanded based on results. We should have assay results to report on a continual basis."

Tombstone Exploration Corporation controls more mining acreage in the mineral rich Tombstone district than any other company.

Tombstone Exploration Corporation (TMBXF) is structured and positioned to capitalize on today's increasing demand and prices for precious metals and base metals such as copper, lead and zinc. Tombstone Exploration Corporation has the mineral rights to approximately 13,500 acres of historical mining land in the areas around Tombstone, Arizona. The Company is the largest land holder in the Tombstone mining district. Through expansion, Tombstone Exploration will acquire new properties, as well as integrate the extraction of precious and base metals. The goal is to produce metals and minerals below standard industry costs.

For more information on Tombstone Exploration Corporation, please visit our web site at www.tombstonemining.com.


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 CONTACT:  Tombstone Exploration Corporation Alan M. Brown President Email Contact 480-305-4507  Investor Relations: The Eversull Group, Inc. Jack Eversull 972-378-7917 972-378-7981 (fax) Email Contact

SOURCE: Tombstone Exploration