Maverick Commences Drilling of the Lankford Trust No.1 Oil and Gas Well

Dec 10, 2010, 10:48 ET from Maverick Minerals Corporation

HOUSTON, TX, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ - Maverick Minerals Corporation (OTC.BB: MVRM) (hereafter "Maverick" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its Texas based Drilling Contractor, Pioneer Drilling Inc., commenced drilling the Lankford Trust # 1 Oil and Gas Initial Test Well on Thursday December 09, 2010 at 18:30 CST. Maverick expects to reach "Total Depth" in approximately 35 days from commencement of drilling.

The Initial Test Well is designed to target the Wilcox Trend, a vast depositional sand zone with a history of prolific natural gas and condensate production. The Company intends to reach and log the primary target in the "Middle Wilcox" at a depth of between 12,500 and 13,500 feet.

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ABOUT MAVERICK

Maverick Minerals Corporation is an exploration stage company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in Texas.  The Company has entered into a comprehensive "Farm-Out" agreement on approximately 4,513 acres of highly prospective oil and gas leases in Fort Bend and Wharton counties. 

There are currently 11,602,617 shares of Maverick Minerals issued and outstanding.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT

Robert J. Kinloch, President and CEO
Tel: 306-343-5799       Email: rjk@maverickminerals.com

Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains "forward-looking statements".  Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or "vision," are not historical facts and may be forward-looking and may involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, among others, the expectation and/or claim, as applicable, that: (i) the Company's anticipated 2010 drilling program is expected to target the Wilcox Trend; (ii)  that the Company will be targeting the middle Wilcox Trend  to a depth of between 12,500 and 13,500 feet; (iii) that Maverick expects to reach "Total Depth" in approximately 35 days from commencement of drilling.

Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors beyond the reasonable control of the Company. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include misinterpretation of data, inaccurate estimates of oil and natural gas reserves, the inability to obtain the necessary approvals for the further exploration and development of all or any of the Company's prospects;  the continued significant demand for oil and gas;  risks inherent in the oil and gas industry;  the number of competitors in the oil and gas industry with greater technical, financial and operations resources and personnel; uncertainty about requirements demanded by environmental agencies relating to the Company's projects, the Company's ability to raise further financing for operations on acceptable terms, breach by parties with whom we have contracted, inability to maintain qualified employees or consultants because of compensation or other issues, competition for equipment, inability to obtain drilling permits, potential delays or obstacles in drilling operations and interpreting data;  the Company's ability to hire and retain qualified employees and consultants; the fact that the Company's properties are located adjacent to producing wells in the area provides no assurance that producing wells will be found and put into production by the Company; and the fact that there is no certainty that any commercial quantities of oil or gas will be found or recoverable. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change, except as required by law. Readers should also refer to the Company's current annual report or other filings, which are available at www.sec.gov for additional discussion of risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: <p align="center">Robert J. Kinloch, President and CEO<br/> Tel: 306-343-5799  Email: <a href="mailto:rjk@maverickminerals.com">rjk@maverickminerals.com</a></p>

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