Golden Valley Mines Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : GZZ

Golden Valley Mines Ltd.

December 17, 2009 15:22 ET

Golden Valley Mines Closes $1.2MM Flow Through Private Placement

VAL-D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2009) -

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Further to its news release of December 2, 2009, Golden Valley Mines Ltd. ("Golden Valley") (TSX VENTURE:GZZ) is pleased to announce that it has closed a private placement of 2,823,526 common shares issued on a "flow-through" basis (the "Flow-Through Shares") at a price of $0.425 per Flow-Through Share for gross proceeds of $1,200,000. Shares acquired by the placees are subject to a hold period until April 18, 2010 in accordance with applicable securities legislation. Aggregate cash finder's fees of $82,343.75 were paid to two arm's length finders.

The gross proceeds of this private placement will be used to incur grass roots exploration expenditures on Golden Valley's property portfolio located in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt in the Provinces of Quebec and Ontario as well as its James Bay properties located in Quebec.

Glenn J. Mullan, the President, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and a director of Golden Valley, and Joseph Groia, a director of Golden Valley, were purchasers of an aggregate 195,294 of the Flow Through Shares.

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