Atacama Minerals Corp.
TSX VENTURE : AAM

Atacama Minerals Corp.

October 18, 2006 12:48 ET

Atacama Corporate Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 18, 2006) - Atacama Minerals Corp. ("Atacama" or the "Company")(TSX VENTURE:AAM) reports that it has granted incentive stock options to certain officers of the Company and other eligible persons. The options entitle such persons to purchase, subject to vesting provisions, up to an aggregate of 300,000 common shares of the Company at a price of Cdn $1.12 per share over a three year period. The option grant is subject to all requisite regulatory approvals.

Atacama Minerals Corp. is an industrial minerals company with producing assets in Chile. The Company holds a 100% interest in the world-class Aguas Blancas iodine/sulphate/nitrate mine located near Antofagasta in northern Chile. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.atacama.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Edward F. Posey, President

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Atacama Minerals Corp.
    Sophia Shane
    Corporate Development
    (604) 689-7842
    (604) 689-4250 (FAX)
    Website: www.atacama.com