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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 -- Magellan Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MNM)(OTCQX:MAGNF) ("Magellan") is pleased to announce that it has engaged a group of prominent mining industry consultants led by Ausenco to complete a feasibility study on the Coringa gold project in northern Brazil.
-- Ausenco Solutions Canada Inc. (Ausenco), was chosen to lead the study
based on their vast process and infrastructure capabilities worldwide,
including projects in Brazil, such as the Tucano Gold Project and the
Suraca project. The Ausenco office in Vancouver will be responsible for
the work, supported by staff in Belo Horizonte.
-- Also included as part of the team:
-- Snowden Mining Industry Consultants (Snowden) of Vancouver, who will
be responsible for Resource and Reserve estimates and mine design.
-- Terra Meio Ambiente (Terra) of Belem, Brazil, who will manage the
environmental components and permitting aspects of the study. Terra
has been involved in previous environmental and permitting work for
this project, providing continuity in this critical area.
-- Kovit Engineering Limited (Kovit) of Sudbury and Belo Horizonte, who
will design and cost the tailings and backfill components of the
-- Deswik Mining Consultants (Deswik) of Vancouver, who will be
responsible for mine layout and scheduling, using their industry
leading mine design software, which may ultimately be used at the
Coringa operation should a construction decision be made.
The above group will be supported by Magellan staff in Vancouver and Brazil, and it is expected that the study will be complete near the beginning of Q4 2013.
John Kiernan P.Eng, Magellan's VP Project Development and a "qualified person" within the definition of that term in NI 43-101, has reviewed the technical information contained in this news release.
Magellan Minerals (TSX VENTURE:MNM)(OTCQX:MAGNF) is a TSX Venture Exchange listed exploration and development company with two advanced gold properties in the Tapajos Province of northern Brazil. The Coringa project contains Measured and Indicated resources of 561,000oz of gold (3.2Mt @ 5.5g/t gold) and Inferred resources of 534,000oz of gold (5.5Mt @ 3.0g/t gold); see news release dated March 22, 2012. The Cuiu Cuiu project contains 100,000oz of gold in the Indicated category (3.4Mt @ 1.0g/t gold) and 1,200,000oz of gold in the Inferred category (31Mt @ 1.2g/t gold); see news release dated March 8, 2011.
Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors Regarding Reserve and Resource Estimates:
This press release uses the terms "measured resources", "indicated resources", and "inferred resources" which are defined by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, and are required to be disclosed in accordance with Canadian National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101). The disclosure standards in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Industry Guide 7 normally do not recognize information concerning "measured mineral resources", "indicated mineral resources" or "inferred mineral resources" or other descriptions of the amount of mineralization in mineral deposits that do not constitute "reserves" by U.S. standards in documents filed with the SEC. In addition, resource that are classified as "inferred mineral resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an "inferred mineral resource" will ever be converted into reserves. Under U.S. standards, mineralization may not be classified as a "reserve" unless the determination has been made that the mineralization could be economically and legally produced or extracted at the time the reserve determination is made. Disclosure of "contained ounces" in a resource is permitted disclosure under Canadian regulations; however, the SEC normally only permits issuers to report mineralization that does not constitute "reserves" by SEC standards as in-place tonnage and grade without reference to unit measures. The requirements of NI 43-101 for identification of "reserves" are also not the same as those of the SEC, and reserves reported by the Company in compliance with NI 43-101 may not qualify as "reserves" under SEC standards. Accordingly, information concerning mineral deposits set forth herein may not be comparable with information presented by companies using only U.S. standards in their public disclosure.
This news release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. Particular risks applicable to this press release include risks associated with achieving production on the project within the parameters identified in the economic assessment, the ability of the project to generate significant cash flow to the company and earnings to the shareholders of the company. These statements are subject to risks due to regulatory, technical, economic and other factors. In addition there is no guarantee that additional exploration work will result in significant increases to resource estimates. The reader is referred to the Company's most recent annual and interim Management's Discussion and Analysis for a more complete discussion of such risk factors and their potential effects, copies of which may be accessed through SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
News Release #2013-1
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Magellan Minerals Ltd.
President and CEO