Argentex Provides Update on the Pinguino Mineral Resource Estimate

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 13, 2012) - Argentex Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:ATX)(OTCBB:AGXMF) ("Argentex" or the "Company") reports on the proposed update to its Pinguino mineral resource report.

The estimated completion of the update - initially projected for the end of 2011 - has been pushed back into the second quarter of 2012.

About Pinguino

Argentex's 10,000-hectare advanced silver and gold exploration Pinguino project is located in Argentina's Patagonia region, within the Deseado Massif of Santa Cruz province. The Deseado Massif is an active region of mining with four precious metal mines currently in production, and includes multiple active advanced and early stage exploration projects.

Pinguino is easily accessible, situated approximately 400 meters above sea level in low-relief topography. An existing system of all-weather roads provides year-round access to the property. Argentex believes that recent high-grade precious metal discoveries within newly tested structures of the district scale vein system at Pinguino show potential for the development of a significant silver-gold resource. Argentex has drilled approximately one third of the known vein system, comprised of approximately 50 individual veins, with more than 75 line-kilometers of strike length.

Exploration on the Pinguino property is being conducted under the supervision of Mr. Kenneth Hicks, P.Geo. Argentex's President and a "Qualified Person" (QP) as defined by Canada's National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Hicks is not considered "independent" of the issuer as he is part of Company management.

About Argentex

Argentex Mining Corporation is an exploration company focused on the discovery of silver, gold and polymetallic deposits on its advanced exploration project portfolio in the Patagonia region of southern Argentina. In total, Argentex owns 100% of the mineral rights to more than 35 properties located within approximately 307,981 acres (124,636 hectares) of highly prospective land located in the Santa Cruz and Rio Negro provinces.

Shares of Argentex common stock trade under the symbol ATX on the TSX Venture Exchange and under the symbol AGXMF on the OTCBB.

On behalf of Argentex Mining Corporation:

Ken E. Hicks, President

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 in this news release include statements about the anticipated date of completion of the Pinguino mineral resource update, and the Company's belief that recent high-grade precious metal discoveries within newly tested structures of the district scale vein system at Pinguino show potential for the development of a significant silver-gold resource. 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, the availability of the Company's consultants and risks that are inherent in Argentex's operations including the risks that the Company may not find any minerals in commercially feasible quantity or raise enough money to fund its exploration plans. These and other risks are described in the Company's Annual Information Form and other public disclosure documents filed on the SEDAR website maintained by the Canadian Securities Administrators and the EDGAR website maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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