Dundee Precious Metals Inc.
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Dundee Precious Metals Inc.

September 08, 2009 12:26 ET

DPM Announces Receipt of Commercial Discovery Certificate for Krumovgrad Gold Project, Bulgaria

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2009) - Dundee Precious Metals Inc. ("DPM" or the "Company") (TSX:DPM)(TSX:DPM.WT)(TSX:DPM.WT.A) announced that the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Waters has today issued a Commercial Discovery Certificate for the Krumovgrad gold deposit (the "Certificate") to its Bulgarian subsidiary, Balkan Mineral and Mining EAD.

"The receipt of the Commercial Discovery Certificate represents an important step in advancing our Krumovgrad project. With our EIA process restarted, the Certificate is the final requirement for conversion of the property to a mining concession, the application for which has already been filed with the government," said Jonathan Goodman, President and CEO of DPM. "We are encouraged by the new government's action in resolving this long outstanding issue and hope this paves the way to address the balance of permits required to bring our Krumovgrad project into operation."

The Certificate follows the Geological Discovery Certificate for gold-bearing mineral resources within the Krumovgrad License, issued in 2001, and is a prerequisite towards obtaining a mining concession.

Dundee Precious Metals Inc. is a Canadian based, international mining company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and mining of precious metals. DPM owns the Chelopech Mine, a producing gold/copper mine, and the Krumovgrad Gold Project, a mining development project, both located in Bulgaria, as well as a 95% interest in the Kapan Mine in Armenia. In addition, it is engaged in mineral exploration activities in Serbia.

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Contact Information

  • Dundee Precious Metals Inc.
    Jonathan Goodman
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (416) 365-2408
    jgoodman@dundeeprecious.com
    or
    Dundee Precious Metals Inc.
    Lori Beak
    Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Secretary
    (416) 365-5165
    lbeak@dundeeprecious.com