VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Aug. 14, 2013) – Baja Mining Corp. (the “Company” or “Baja”) (TSX:BAJ) (OTCQB:BAJFF) has been advised by SRK Consulting Inc. that it is unable to provide the Company with a draft of the updated NI 43-101 technical report on the Boleo Project (the “Updated Boleo Technical Report”) as previously anticipated due to the ongoing discussions between the mining department of Minera y Metalurgica del Boleo, S.A.P.I. de C.V. (“MMB”), its geotechnical and mining consultants, and those of MMB’s senior lenders regarding certain key aspects of the Boleo mine plan on which consensus remains to be established. These parties continue to evaluate methods to optimize the underground mining, and determine the level of production from underground compared to open pit, the outcome of which may influence mining costs and project economics.
Accordingly, the Company has instructed SRK to suspend any further work on the Updated Boleo Technical Report for the time being, pending resolution of the complex matters relating to the mine plan. The Company is unable to provide any guidance regarding the timing of the completion of the Updated Boleo Technical Report, but will provide a further update as additional information becomes available.
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