Athabasca Minerals Inc.
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Athabasca Minerals Inc.

November 09, 2010 09:37 ET

Athabasca: October Aggregate Sales Up 206% From Previous Year

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2010) - Athabasca Minerals Inc. (the "Corporation" or "Athabasca") (TSX VENTURE:ABM) is pleased to announce the aggregate sales number for the month of October 2010 and for the eleven month period from December 2009 to October 2010. These figures include both the Susan Lake and Poplar Creek Aggregate Operations.

October Aggregate Sales Number    
     
Period 2010 2009
     
October 1,927,821 629,344
     
Eleven Month Aggregate Sales Number    
     
Period 2010 2009
     
Dec 2009 to October 2010 7,112,676 5,836,617
     
*All figures are in tonnes.     

The Corporation previously announced on March 18, 2010 a forecast demand for fiscal year 2010 of 6.5 million tonnes of aggregates. Full year forecast demand has now been exceeded on the strength of October sales. Through October, year to date sales show a 21.8% improvement over the prior year. The majority of aggregates are sold during the 3rd and 4th quarters as construction activity peaks in northern Alberta, specifically for the oil sands industry. Management of the Corporation is pleased that November sales will serve to widen the improvement over both 2009 total year sales and sales forecast for fiscal year ending November 30, 2010.

About Athabasca Minerals Inc.

Athabasca Minerals Inc. is a resource company involved in the management, exploration and development of aggregate projects in Canada. These activities include contracts works, aggregate pit management, new aggregate development and acquisitions of sand and gravel operations. The Corporation also has industrial mineral land holdings in the vicinity of Fort McMurray and Peace River, Alberta. The Corporation's aim is to find and develop local sources of industrial minerals essential to the economic development of specific high growth regions.

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