VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 -- Magellan Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: MNM)(OTCQX: MAGNF) ("Magellan") is pleased to announce that the Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") on the Coringa gold project in northern Brazil has been filed on SEDAR. The PEA was prepared by Global Resource Engineering Ltd ("GRE") and is based on the updated resource defined in the National Instrument ("NI") 43-101 compliant technical report dated May 2012. The Report can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on Magellan's website at www.magellanminerals.com.
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 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). 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).
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 http://www.sedar.com.
News Release #2012-20
Neither the 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.
Magellan Minerals Ltd.
President and CEO
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