Afri-Can Marine Minerals Corporation

Afri-Can Marine Minerals Corporation

February 12, 2010 12:38 ET

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

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 12, 2010) - Afri-Can Marine Minerals Corporation ("Afri-Can") (TSX VENTURE:AFA)(FRANKFURT:AJF) reports that International Mining and Dredging Holding Ltd ("IMDH") has confirmed that testing of DP The Explorer is now nearing completion, and it will be ready to commence sampling activities as soon as the Government of Namibia's Ministry of Home Affairs issues the requisite permits for Afri-Can's geologists to join the vessel for the period of the sampling program. Issuance of the permits is expected shortly, and shareholders will be advised once The Explorer departs from the port of Lüderitz.

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.

We invite investors to visit the Afri-Can IR Hub available on AGORACOM (at, where they can listen the most recent interview with Mr. Pierre Léveillé, President and CEO.

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

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.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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.

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)