Vancouver, B.C., February 26, 2009 -- Argentex Mining Corporation (TSX-V: ATX, OTCBB: AGXM) is pleased to announce that it plans to exhibit core samples from its silver-indium-zinc-lead Pinguino property during the upcoming PDAC 2009 convention in Toronto. Management and in-house geological staff will be on hand in booth #2816 to provide updates on the company’s exploration projects in Argentina’s Patagonia region.

Information about Pinguino is available on the company’s web site at and by clicking on the “Property Abstract: Pinguino Project” link located on the main page of the web site.

PDAC is a world-renowned mining event bringing together a wide range of players involved in mineral exploration from all parts of the globe. This year’s conference takes place March 1-4, 2009 at the south building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

About Pinguino
Argentex’s Pinguino property is located in Argentina’s Patagonia region, within the Deseado Massif of Santa Cruz province. The 2006 discovery of silver-indium-zinc-lead-gold mineralization at Pinguino marked a major exploration milestone for the company. This was the first discovery of its kind in the region, unique in that it contains both silver-gold and indium-enriched base-metal mineralization. This mineralization is contained in multiple zones that remain open-ended along strike and to depth. Since 2006, exploration of base-metal-rich targets has expanded beyond discoveries at Marta Centro and Yvonne and now encompasses 15 drill-tested veins from more than 35 veins mapped on the property to date. Argentex has drilled a total of 269 holes at Pinguino for a total of 30,000+ meters (98,000 feet).

Following receipt of all remaining analytical results and interpretation, Argentex anticipates completing its first-ever National Instrument 43-101-compliant resource calculation for Pinguino by mid 2009.

Indium, a significant component of Argentex’s polymetallic discovery at Pinguino, is a high-value metal used in flat-panel (LCD, plasma) displays, and in leading-edge thin-film solar cell technology.

Pinguino is easily accessible, situated approximately 400 meters (1,312 feet) above sea level in low-relief topography. An existing system of all-weather roads provides year-round access to the property.

Argentex Mining Corporation is a junior mining exploration company with significant holdings in the Patagonia region of Argentina. It holds an undivided 100% interest in the mineral rights to the Pinguino property. In total, the company owns 100% mineral rights to more than 40 properties with approximately 405,987 acres (163,477 hectares) of prospective land located in the Santa Cruz and Rio Negro provinces of Argentina. Shares of Argentex common stock trade under the symbol AGXM on the OTCBB and on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ATX.

Ken Hicks, President
Argentex Mining Corporation
[email protected]

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Statements in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Words such as “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “may”, “could”, “should”, “anticipates”, “likely”, “believes” and words of similar import also identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current facts and analysis and on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determined and assumptions of management. Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements about the Company’s belief that it will exhibit at PDAC March 1-4, 2009.

Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors beyond the Company’s control. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, competition for qualified personnel and risks that are inherent in Argentex's operations. These and other risks are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.