Atacama Minerals Corp.

Atacama Minerals Corp.

October 27, 2011 17:00 ET

Atacama Appoints Pablo Mir to Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2011) - Atacama Minerals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:AAM) ("Atacama" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Pablo Mir to the Board of Directors of the Company.

Mr. Mir practices in the area of natural resources law with a focus on mining. He is a senior partner at the Chilean law firm Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana, one of the largest in Chile, where he leads the natural resources practice. Mr. Mir has advised international mining companies on the exploration, development, construction, and acquisitions of mining projects in Chile and Argentina. He has been recognized by specialized legal publications as one of the top mining lawyers in Latin America. Mr. Mir has served as counsel on several equity financings for mining projects located in Chile and Argentina, including the listing process in the TSX, ASX and AIM markets. Mr. Mir received his Law Degree from Universidad de Chile and was admitted to practice in 1989.

Rick Clark stated, "We are very pleased to have Pablo join the Board. His expertise and his long and successful track record in the Chilean and Argentine mining industry will be a great asset to the Company."

About Atacama

Atacama Minerals Corp. is a Canadian company which produces iodine from its Aguas Blancas mine in northern Chile. In addition, the Company has exploration interests in West Africa.

Cautionary Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements concerning the Company's plans for its properties, equity financings and M&A activities. These forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to political risks involving the Company's exploration and development of its properties, the inherent uncertainty of cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, commodity price fluctuations, the inability or failure to obtain adequate financing on a timely basis and other risks and uncertainties, including those described in the Company's periodic filings with the British Columbia Securities Commission. Such information contained herein represents management's best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. The Company does not intend to update this information, except as required by law, and disclaims any legal liability to the contrary.

On behalf of the Board,

Rick Clark, CEO

Neither the 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.

Contact Information

  • Atacama Minerals Corp.
    Simon Jackson
    604 689 7842
    604 689 4250 (FAX)