Day: August 31, 2012

Aura Minerals Files Preliminary Economic Assessment on the Aranzazu Project and Provides Clarification on Aranzazu’s Reported Cash Costs

Aura Minerals Inc. announces that, in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 and in support of the Company’s July 18, 2012 news release, it has filed a technical report entitled “Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Expansion of the Aranzazu Mine Zacatecas Mexico” prepared by AMC Mining Consultants (Canada) Ltd. The PEA is available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website at www.auraminerals.com.

NWM Loan Facility Update

NWM Mining Corporation announces that it has made a US $1.5 million payment due August 31, 2012 pursuant to the terms of the second amended and restated promissory note dated effective October 26, 2011 and the promissory note dated June 12, 2009, as amended. In conjunction with this loan repayment a drawdown of additional funds totalling US $1.0 million was made under the Company’s revolving credit facility.

Excellon Regains Access to La Platosa Mine

Excellon Resources Inc. is pleased to announce that it has regained access to its La Platosa Mine in the state of Durango, Mexico. La Platosa has been under an illegal blockade commenced by the Ejido La Sierrita with the assistance and funding of the non-governmental organization ProDESC and the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores Mineros Metalúrgicos, Siderúrgicos y Similares de la República Mexicana, affiliated with the United Steelworkers Union.

Mundoro Responds to Dissident Shareholder Inaccurate Statements

Mundoro Capital Inc. responds to dissident shareholder Northern Minerals Investment Corp. regarding their ongoing accusations which are inaccurate and defamatory. The Company will, as it has previously advised the dissident group’s counsel, provide the requested information once it has been delivered to the Company by its independent scrutineer. The Company is disappointed the dissident group continues to dispute matters that have been decided upon by shareholders.

Layne, A Granite Company, provides sustainable solutions for water resources and mineral exploration. Originally established in 1882, Layne offers a rich history of delivering safe, professional, and reliable water and minerals solutions throughout North and South America. Granite acquired Layne and its subsidiaries in the fall of 2018, to further Granite’s strategy to grow through acquisition and diverse end market expansion.

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