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Wed, Jul 21, 2010

GoldSpring Announces Name Change to Comstock Mining Inc.

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Comstock Mining Inc. ("Comstock" or the "Company"), formerly known as GoldSpring, Inc. (formerly OTCBB: GSPG) announced today that it has changed its name from GoldSpring, Inc. to Comstock Mining Inc.  Comstock's common stock, $0.000666 par value, will continue to trade on the OTC Bulletin Board under the new ticker symbol "LODE."

The Company has received all required approvals from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") for this corporate action and the name change and the new ticker symbol will become effective with the opening of the market on Wednesday, July 21, 2010.


The Company also announced a new logo - a three-dimensional gold crystalline lattice structure - complementing its new name.  The new logo reflects the pervasive role of gold in the Comstock's history, and depicts the Company's organizational design today and the science-based management approach of its future.  The Company's organizational design, like the lattice, operates as a fully connected system, meaningful only in its entirety and strengthened by its interdependencies.  "The name change, our new symbol and new logo reflect who we are today and what our team is methodically achieving," stated Corrado De Gasperis, Comstock's President and Chief Executive Officer.  "We operate as one system fully aligned with our goal."

The Company also announced the launch of its new website.   The new website, available at, will provide a resource for more robust information about the Company and feature a user friendly lay out, corporate, operational and investor information and the organization's new contact information.

Comstock's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. De Gasperis, commented, "Our recently announced major land and mineral acquisitions underscore our consolidation of the Comstock Lode District and we will continue to acquire additional properties in the district, expanding our footprint and creating opportunities for further exploration and mining.  Together with our ongoing efforts to recapitalize our balance sheet, these actions will usher in a new era for the Company, enabling our commitment to maximize the value of our Comstock Lode land holdings for our shareholders by Revitalizing the Comstock."

About Comstock Mining Inc.  

Comstock Mining Inc. is a North American precious metals mining company, focused in Nevada, with extensive, contiguous property in the Comstock Lode District.  The Company began acquiring properties in the Comstock in 2003.  Since then, the Company has consolidated a significant portion of the Comstock Lode District, secured permits, built an infrastructure and brought the exploration project into test mining production.  We continue acquiring additional properties in the district, expanding our footprint and creating opportunities for exploration and mining.  The goal of our strategic plan is to deliver stockholder value by validating qualified resources (at least measured and indicated) and reserves (probable and proven) of 3,250,000 gold equivalent ounces by 2013, and commencing commercial mining and processing operations by early 2011, with annual production rates of 20,000 gold equivalent ounces.

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