T.S.E. SYMBOL: SAO
S.E.C. Registration: 0-22216

Vancouver, British Columbia, September 23, 1996: San Andreas Resources Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Alan Taylor as President and as a director of the Company. Mr. Taylor brings invaluable knowledge to the Company's wholly owned zinc, lead and silver exploration project at Prairie Creek in the Northwest Territories; this knowledge has been gained through his involvement with San Andreas since 1993 in the exploration programs at Prairie Creek and over a period of 12 years of prior experience in mineral exploration.

David Elgee, the past President, will continue to provide services to the Company on a consultancy basis following his resignation as a director.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

SAN ANDREAS RESOURCES CORPORATION

Tony Millar, Chairman & C.E.O. (UK):011 44 1252 794740
Alan Taylor, President (CANADA):(604) 688-2001