Andean American Gold Corp.

Andean American Gold Corp.

January 08, 2007 11:34 ET

Andean American Mining Corp.: Greater Than 2 Million Equivalent Ounces in Resources Confirmed at Invicta

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 8, 2007) - Andean American Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:AAG)(FWB:AQN) -

Andean American Mining Corp. (the "Company") is pleased to provide this update on the accomplishments of 2006 and the milestones to success for 2007.

The context for these matters is the Board objectives of 200,000 ounces of gold and gold equivalent production by calendar year 2010, and the geological definition of the Sinchao project through the Sinchao Metals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SMZ) by year end 2007.


The two principal achievements in 2006 were:

1. The resources and discoveries at the Invicta Project. The NI43-101 report filed in late October outlines the gross metals content and the appropriate targets for the on going exploration.

2. The finalization of all land titles for the Sinchao project and the public trading (Dec 21, 2006) of Sinchao Metals Corp.; through the amalgamation agreement with Dolce Enterprises.

A chronological review of the headlines follows:

Highlights - 2006 in Review

Jan/06 - Geological Update at Invicta
- Following the acquisition and receipt of the Victoria project
from American Barrick on Nov 1, 2005 - Andean moved quickly to
combine the 3,700 hectares from Barrick with the 13,200 hectares
Andean acquired in the zone - The project was originally defined
by the Atenea Vein.

Feb/06 - Geological update - historical resources - 1 gram gold cut off
3,531,871 metric tonnes with 3.58 g/t Au, 33.46 g/t Ag, 0.68% Cu

Mar/06 - High grade zinc discovered at Sinchao project
- Files NI43 - 101 Report on Sinchao project
- New Structural Model for the Invicta project

Apr/06 - Andean exercises option to acquire Invicta project 18 months
early - Files NI43-101 Report on Historical Resources
- Andean reaches initial Share Exchange agreement with Sinchao
Metals Corp. - Proposes IPO
- Initial 3D model completed for the Sinchao project

May/06 - Andean board gives the Invicta project, a fast track green light

Jun/06 - Andean revises Share agreement, includes CPC route over IPO -
Names Andrew Gourlay, P.Geol. as President, and closes Revised

Jul/06 - Andean Announces LOI for Sinchao and Dolce Enterprises (CPC) for
Share Amalgamation agreement
- Small net earning for year end Mar/06

Aug/06 - Community and Remediation agreements for Sinchao Metals Corp.

Sep/06 - Major new mineralized structure discovered at Invicta project.
Andean cuts 36.4 metres of 5 gram/tonne gold, plus 45.1 g/t silver
and 1% copper
- Updated NI43-101 Report on Sinchao Project

Oct/06 - Invicta project intersects 49 meters of 2.38 g/t Au at Atenea
Structure - hits 91.7 g/t gold (3 oz.) over 2 metres at the
Ydalia vein
- Over 2 million ounces of gold and gold equivalent in resources
from Atena structure - NI43-101 report on gross metals content

Nov/06 - Andean raises minor equity, co-lists on Frankfurt Exchange,
trading symbol AQN

Dec/06 - Andean announces book loss on Sinchao Share Exchange agreement,
and small operating loss at Santa Rosa
- Sinchao Metals Corp. trades publically under symbol SMZ on
TSX.V Exchange
- Andean holds 36 million shares in Sinchao Metals Corp.

Milestones to Success 2007

Invicta Project:
A. Sign of Mine Plan - Q.P Mine Engineer required
B. Complete Feasibility - See above
C. Hybrid Debt Finance - Close in first quarter
D. Convert potential to Resources - Drill program Completion
E. Initiate Mine Procurement - Rebuild used equipment
F. Close year with greater than 5 million equivalent ounces in resources
G. Prepare for production 12 months after finance

Sinchao Project:

A. Commence drilling 1st Quarter
B. Conclude geophysical program - 1st Quarter
C. First resource estimate - 3rd Quarter
D. Continue drilling - 4th Quarter
E. Initiate metallurgical work - 3rd Quarter

Santa Rosa Mine

A. Install new carbon in leach agitated leach circuit.
B. Raise gold recoveries to 70 + % - 2nd Quarter
C. Raise silver recoveries to 66 + % - 3rd Quarter
D. Improve cash flow by 100% - 3rd Quarter
E. Realize 26,000 gold ozs and 1.2 million silver ozs from pads
F. Resume fresh ore production - late 2007 - early 2008

On behalf of Andean American Mining Corp.,

John Huguet, President & CEO

About Andean American:

Andean American Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:AAG) is focused on growth both organically and through acquisitions. The company is actively pursuing new properties with potential for early stage gold and silver targets. Andean American continues to maintain excellent community relations and a commitment to responsible environmental practices. The company has a strong management team with over 60 years experience and an effective board dedicated to excellence in corporate governance. Andean American Mining is committed to continuing to be a low-cost, profitable producer with an objective of producing 200,000 ounces of gold by 2010.

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