Athabasca Minerals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : ABM

Athabasca Minerals Inc.

August 24, 2010 10:08 ET

Athabasca: July Sales + 39% Over Previous Year

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 24, 2010) - Athabasca Minerals Inc. (the "Corporation" or "Athabasca") (TSX VENTURE:ABM) is pleased to announce the aggregate sales number for the month of July 2010 and for the eight month period from December 2009 to July 2010. These figures include both the Susan Lake and Poplar Creek Aggregate Operations.

July Aggregate Sales Number    
     
Period 2010 2009
     
July 885,669 638,679
     
     
Eight Month Aggregate Sales Number    
     
Period 2010 2009
     
Dec 2009 to July 2010 3,480,478 3,194,244
     
*All figures are in tonnes.    

The Corporation previously announced on March 18, 2010 a forecast demand for fiscal year 2010 of 6.5 million tonnes of aggregates. Management of the Corporation is of the opinion the forecast demand remains on schedule as the majority of aggregates are sold during the 3rd and 4th quarters as construction activity peaks in northern Alberta, specifically for the oil sands industry.

About Athabasca Minerals Inc.

Athabasca Minerals Inc. is a resource company involved in the management, exploration and development of aggregate projects in Canada. These activities include contracts works, aggregate pit management, new aggregate development and acquisitions of sand and gravel operations. The Corporation also has industrial mineral land holdings in the vicinity of Fort McMurray and Peace River, Alberta. The Corporation's aim is to find and develop local sources of industrial minerals essential to the economic development of specific high growth regions.

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