Medusa Mining Limited

Medusa Mining Limited

May 05, 2010 10:04 ET

Proposed Tax Will Not Affect Medusa

COMO, WESTERN AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2010) - Medusa Mining Limited (TSX:MLL)(ASX:MML)(AIM:MML) ("Medusa" or the "Company"), advises that the new Resources Super Profits Tax proposed by the Australian government will not have any impact on Medusa, as the Company's operating assets are located offshore in the Philippines.


Medusa Mining Limited ("Medusa" or the "Company"), a public company listed on the ASX, AIM and the TSX, is an Australian based gold producer, focussed solely on the Philippines.

With current mineral resources comprising indicated 580,000 ounces of gold and inferred 1,310,000 ounces of gold, Medusa's corporate strategy is to become a mid-tier, 300,000 to 400,000 ounce per year, low-cost gold producer.

The Company has completed the expansion of its high grade Co-O Mine operations (indicated resources 580,000 ounces of gold inclusive of a probable reserve of 500,000 ounces of gold, and inferred resources 660,000 ounces of gold) to a production level 100,000 annualised ounces, and is currently conducting near mine exploration to assess the possibilities of further expansion to 200,000 ounces per annum. Current cash costs at the Co-O Mine are approximately US$190 per ounce.

A pipe-line of deposits is now being established with the Bananghilig Deposit (inferred resource of 650,000 ounces of gold) recently added and which is expected to expand, potentially in conjunction with nearby discoveries.

Further potential upside exists for the discovery of substantial copper deposits within the tenement holding of more than 800 km2.

ABN: 60 099 377 849

Contact Information

  • Australia
    Medusa Mining Limited
    Geoffrey Davis, Managing Director
    +61 8 9367 0601
    Medusa Mining Limited
    Roy Daniel, Finance Director
    +61 8 9367 0601
    +61 8 9367 0602 (FAX)
    United Kingdom
    Fairfax I.S. PLC
    Nominated Adviser and Broker
    Ewan Leggat/Laura Littley
    44 (0)20 7598 5368
    United Kingdom
    Lothbury Financial Services Limited
    Michael Padley/Libby Moss
    +44 (0)20 7868 2567
    Nicholas Sayce
    Investor Relations
    +1 416 822 4404