Animas Resources Ltd.

Animas Resources Ltd.

January 17, 2008 09:00 ET

Animas Resources Transfers Outstanding Data to Mine Development Associates

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2008) - Animas Resources (TSX VENTURE:ANI) is pleased to announce that it has completed the conversion of a majority of the voluminous old data sets from past mining operations at Santa Gertrudis. Michele White, Economic Geologist, President of All One River GIS Services, transferred the recovered data in digital format to Mine Development Associates (MDA) which is currently being vetted to meet standards of QA/QC. MDA is now in a position to continue their data verification and continue resource estimates as part of a new NI 43-101 compliant report the Company plans as it adds new information through drilling scheduled for this 1st quarter, 2008.

The successful consolidation of the various properties owned by different operators at Santa Gertrudis brings with it an impressive amount of exceptional quality geologic, geophysical, engineering, and drill hole data. Targets and the 6 projects initially identified (see news release dated December 19, 2007) using the paper copies and some computer data sets can now be more easily refined and perhaps expanded with these digital data in the GIS programs. Animas Resources' technical team expects that with these additional data sets now being viewed for the first time there may be material information that supports the six potential stand alone project areas previously defined by Animas. This review may also lead to the identification of other potential stand-alone projects. Animas will issue updates as important components of the data are analyzed and assessed for exploration targeting and resource modeling. These digital data combined with the three dimensional reprocessing of the extensive geophysical data will form a robust foundation for targeting near-surface projects, verifying the suspected feeder structures, and outlining continuations of mineralization to depth.

John Wilson, VP Exploration of Animas, stated that, "this successful data recovery will contribute significantly to our database and Animas' expectations. This data can be used with modern software not only for future resource estimates but also for rapid identification and refinement of the projects and targets we currently have."

About Animas Resources Ltd.

Animas Resources Ltd., a North American mineral resource company focused on acquisition and discovery in Latin America, has re-consolidated the Santa Teresa District's Santa Gertrudis gold deposits and prospects within a 323.75 square-kilometer land holding. The Company also controls the 274 square-kilometer Shirley exploration concession in the Bacanuchi area of Northern Mexico.

This news release was prepared by Company management, who take full responsibility for content.

For additional information, contact Animas Resources Ltd. at 604-687-6197, or you may register to receive future press releases at

Gregory E. McKelvey, M.S. (Geol.), President & Director

The historical estimates are based on internal reports prepared by prior owners and as such have not been prepared in accordance with NI 43-101, thus their reliability has not been verified. The estimates did not use resource or reserve categories accepted by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum ("CIM").

This press release was reviewed by Dr. Roger C. Steininger, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators. This press release contains "forward-looking information" which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to drilling plans, timing of our planned NI 43-101 resource report, timing of assays, resource estimates, projections, our planned exploration and drilling programs, the availability of future financing for exploration and other plans, projections, estimates and expectations. Such forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, the risks and uncertainties outlined in our most recent financial statements and reports and registration statement filed with the Canadian securities administrators (available at Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, believed, estimated or expected.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Animas Resources Ltd.
    Gregory E. McKelvey, M.S. (Geol.)
    President & Director
    (604) 687-6197
    (604) 688-3392 (FAX)