Afri-Can Marine Minerals Corporation

Afri-Can Marine Minerals Corporation

March 25, 2010 09:41 ET

Afri-Can Reports on Start of Diamond Sampling on Block J in Namibia

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 25, 2010) - Afri-Can Marine Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:AFA)(FRANKFURT:AJF) ("Afri-Can") has been informed by International Mining and Dredging Holding Ltd ("IMDH") that a deficiency has been identified with the umbilical compensation system and the umbilical cable on the sampling vessel DP The Explorer. The umbilical cable transmits power and communicates operational instructions to the sampling tool. The umbilical cable will be replaced and the speed of the umbilical compensation system will be adjusted. Afri-Can and IMDH have agreed to start the sampling program on Block J on or about April 14th, 2010.

The sampling program on Block J will cover Features 6, 8, 17 and 19 covering seven Geological Zones and will comprise a total of 332 samples. Of these, 271 are sited within delineated targets covering 19.6 square kilometres. The remaining 61 samples are designed to test geological formations that are thought to be potentially diamond bearing, but have not yet been proved as such. Approximately 22 square kilometres will be examined by future programs of detailed geophysics, vibracoring, and evaluation sampling. The aim of the complete surveying and sampling program is to delineate diamond resources on Afri-Can's Block J marine diamond concession in Namibia in compliance with National Instrument 43-101.

Afri-Can holds a 70% interest in Block J through a joint venture agreement with the licensee, Woduna Mining Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

Investors are invited to visit the Afri-Can Marine Minerals IR Hub at where they can post questions and receive answers or review questions and answers already posted by other investors. Alternatively, investors are able to e-mail all questions and correspondence to where they can also request to be added to the investor e-mail list to receive all future press releases and updates in real time.

Afri-Can is a Canadian company, actively involved in the acquisition, exploration and development of major mineral properties in Namibia. Afri-Can's creative and scientific approach targets large marine diamond deposits in unexplored prospective territories.

This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements," as identified in Afri-Can's periodic fillings with Canadian Securities Regulators that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

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Contact Information

  • Afri-Can Marine Minerals Corporation
    Pierre Leveille
    President & CEO
    514-846-1435 (FAX)
    Afri-Can Marine Minerals Corporation
    Bernard J. Tourillon
    Executive V.P. and CFO
    514-846-1435 (FAX)