Thursday, November 8th, 2007
Century Mining Corporation is pleased to announce that Pascal Hamelin has joined Century as General Manager at its Lamaque Mine in Val dâ€™Or, QuÃ©bec. Mr. Hamelin will take responsibility for all surface and underground operations effective immediately. Mr. Hamelin was most recently employed at Incoâ€™s Stobie Underground Mine, which produces at a rate of 3,000 tonnes of Cu/Ni ore per day. He has extensive experience in operations and administrative management, project management and safety at underground mining operations. Mr. Hamelinâ€™s relevant earlier experience includes positions of Chief mine Engineer, Engineering Supervisor and Underground Supervisor, all with Inco in Sudbury Ontario.
Currently, the Lamaque underground complex has NI 43-101 compliant resources as follows:
Category, Tonnes, Grade(g/t Au), Contained Oz of Gold
Measured 772,000 5.36 133,000
Indicated 3,151,000 4.91 497,000
Inferred 10,101,000 5.26 1,708,000
Total Measured + Indicated 3,923,000 4.99 630,000
Total Inferred 10,101,000 5.26 1,708,000
(Ref. CAM report, Sigma Lamaque Complex, November 29, 2005 which is available on www.sedar.com).
Centuryâ€™s results herein described have been prepared under the guidance of Mr. Ross F. Burns, P.Geo., LG, Vice President of Exploration, who is designated as a Qualified Person with the ability and authority to verify the authenticity and validity of the data.
Century is currently in the process of completing an updated NI 43-101 compliant technical report for the Lamaque underground that will upgrade measured and indicated resources to reserve status. In addition to this, the Company intends to convert a substantial portion of the current open pit reserves to underground reserves and resources.
Margaret Kent, President and CEO said: â€œWe are pleased to welcome Pascal to our senior management team at Lamaque. Pascalâ€™s experience is well suited to the challenges of expanding production at our Lamaque underground operation in Quebec, which has been in production since April 2007. This represents a major step forward in Centuryâ€™s strategic shift in focus to underground operations at the Lamaque complex, where we expect to increase production to 1,800 tonnes of ore per day by the first quarter of 2009.â€
For further information visit: www.centurymining.com