Andean American Gold Corp.

Andean American Gold Corp.

January 17, 2007 09:00 ET

Andean American Welcomes Juan Zegarra Wuest to Advisory Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 17, 2007) - Andean American Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:AAG)(FWB:AQN) is pleased to announce the addition of Mining Engineer Juan G. Zegarra Wuest D.I.C. Eng. to the advisory board of the company. Zegarra, a Master of Science graduate of London's Royal School of Mines and a member of the Imperial College, brings a wealth of experience, professional depth and hands on abilities to Andean's Operations and Development projects.

Key Experience:

Forty years experience in mineral processing industry, participating and leading projects development from conceptual design up to industrial plants operations, through: laboratory and pilot testing, industrial plant design, engineering and operations management.

Process design for treating ores, concentrates and intermediate products in mills, have been successfully carried out including application of mineral processing methods for intermediate products of smelters and refineries and metals. Important skill on minerals recovery by flotation using non conventional method including flotation of natural floatable mineral with favorable results in down stream flotation : increasing grade and recovery.

Design, installation and start up of several hydraulic mine backfill projects using classified tailings up to start up. Mining Operations evaluations and metallurgical studies in Peru, Mexico and Colombia: Due diligence studies for privatization of various Peruvian mining units were carried out: Casapalca, Mahr Tunnel-San Cristobal, Cerro de Pasco and Cobriza; similar studies were carried out in Bolivian tin and silver mines: Huanuni, Colquiri and Cerro Rico (PLAHIPO).

Permanent and continuous interaction with U.S.A. consulting groups, International Cooperation Agencies and foreign institutions subscribing and executing contracts for mining projects development in Peru and introduction of new technologies: bacterial leaching, remote sensing and satellite images analysis, explorations for gold deposits in Peruvian, Bolivian and Argentinean boundaries with US Geological Services.

Education: Master of Science in Mineral Processing London
University: Royal School of Mines
DIC Imperial College. London-England
Mining Engineer, specialized in Metallurgy,
National University of Engineering, Lima, Peru 1968
Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering, National
University of Engineering, Lima, Peru 1965

Professional Courses: AOTS (Japan) Environmental Control, TQC and Top
Management, Tokyo, October 1992
JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency),
Training in Geological Survey and Segregation
Techniques (Tsukuba), 1987
Operation and Standardization of Courier 30,
Outokumpu - Finland, 1984.
Plants Design, AIME, U.S.A: 1979
Projects and Operations Planning, ESAN, Superior
School of Business Administration, Peru, 1977 (One
month course)
Production and Productivity, ESAN, 1975 and 1976
AMA. Supervision and Management courses-Peru, one
month courses in 1966 to 1970

Industry Awards: Mining Industry Award, Institute of Mining
Engineers, 1978
Production and Productivity Award, Ministry of
Energy and Mining 1976
Award Recognizing Services carried out in the
Direction and Presidency of INGEMMET Institute,
August 2004.

Memberships: Member of the Institute of Mining Engineers of Peru
Member of the Peruvian College of Engineers 1969
Member of the Imperial College, University of
London, in Mining and Metallurgical Technology
(DIC) 1970.


- "Wet Segregation Process for Treating Refractory Copper Ores"- 1st Peruvian Congress in Chemical Engineering, 1966.

- "Wolframite Recovery" IX Peruvian Congress of Mining Engineers, 1967.

- "Progress in Mineral Processing" III Latin American Congress in Mineral Processing-Lima 1972.

- "Upgrading of Zinc Concentrates-Yauricocha Unit" Cerro de Pasco, October 14th 1974.

- "Recovery of Fine Tungsten Minerals from San Cristobal Ores" May 5th 1985.

- "Improvement of Zinc Concentrate Grade from Cerro de Pasco Ores by Reverse Flotation" Lima-January 23rd 1975.

- "Uses of SO2 as Flotation Reagent for Selective Sulfides Flotation" XIII Convention of Mining Engineers, Lima 1976.

- "Selectivity of Cu-Pb Separation and Economic Optimization of Metallurgical Results" CITEM Magazine, 1976.

- "Flotation of Zinc Leach Residues" XIV Convention of Mining Engineers, November 10th 1978.

- "Metallurgy of Tungsten Minerals" XIV Convention of Mining Engineers, November 10th 1978.

- "Uses of SO2 and Derivatives as Flotation Reagent" III Seminar on Surface Chemistry and Flotation. University of Concepcion, Chile1977.

- "Flotation of Silver Minerals" Flotation Congress, Concepcion Chile, 1984

- "Optimization of Crushing Circuits" XX Convention of Mining Engineers, Tacna - Peru,

- October 1988.

- "Flotation Mechanisms in Selective Flotation and Experiences in Mineral Processing", November 23, 2000.

- "Pressure Filters Application in Organic Regeneration and Recovery from Crud" Santiago de Chile November 2002.

- "General Outline in Mineral Process Design" Symposium on Minerals Flotation", Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, July 2003.

- "Processing of Refractory Copper Oxide Minerals" Course in Gold and Copper Hydrometallurgy", Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, August 2003.

On behalf of Andean American Mining Corp.,

John Huguet, President & CEO

About Andean American:

Andean American Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:AAG) is focused on growth both organically and through acquisitions. The company is actively pursuing new properties with potential for early stage gold and silver targets. Andean American continues to maintain excellent community relations and a commitment to responsible environmental practices. The company has a strong management team with over 60 years experience and an effective board dedicated to excellence in corporate governance. Andean American Mining is committed to continuing to be a low-cost, profitable producer with an objective of producing 200,000 ounces of gold by 2010.

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