SOURCE: Brazil Minerals, Inc.

Brazil Minerals, Inc.

May 13, 2013 09:00 ET

Brazil Minerals, Inc. Adds Gold Revenues to Its Diamond Sales and Acquires Majority Ownership of Producing Mine

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL--(Marketwired - May 13, 2013) - Brazil Minerals, Inc. (OTCQB: BMIX) ("Brazil Minerals" or "BMIX"), a precious minerals producer with resources and assets in Brazil, announced that it has added gold revenues to its diamond operations and acquired a majority ownership stake in Mineração Duas Barras Ltda. ("Duas Barras"), a Brazilian diamond and gold producing mining company.

On April 30, 2013, BMIX and Brazil Mining, Inc. ("Brazil Mining"), a privately-held Delaware corporation and the current largest shareholder of BMIX, consummated an agreement for majority control of Duas Barras. Brazil Mining sold to the 99.99%-owned Brazilian subsidiary of BMIX the rights to all profits, losses, and appreciation or depreciation, and all other economic and voting interests of any kind in a 55% equity interest that Brazil Mining has in Duas Barras, in exchange for 1,000,000 shares of BMIX's common stock. From April 30, 2013, BMIX began recording 55% of the sales and profits of the mine's operations, which will be included in the BMIX's quarterly report for the period ended June 30, 2013.

Marc Fogassa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BMIX, stated with respect to this news, "Duas Barras is the first revenue-generating operation which we acquired for BMIX. The Duas Barras mine has the largest physical plant for processing alluvial diamonds and gold anywhere in Latin America, and its mining concession has had an NI 43-101 technical report issued, which documented both indicated and inferred resources for gold and diamonds. The Duas Barras majority equity stake is pivotal in that BMIX now captures gold revenues that it did not have before, as well as a higher participation in raw diamond sales. In addition to Duas Barras' processing its own gold and diamond resources, it can strategically serve any immediate mining concession areas and companies with whom BMIX decides to partner with in the future."

About Brazil Minerals, Inc.
Brazil Minerals, Inc. (OTCQB: BMIX), a U.S. corporation, is a precious minerals producer with resources and assets in Brazil. Its operations include a majority interest in Duas Barras, a diamond and gold producing mine located in the state of Minas Gerais, as well as full ownership of Borba, a promising gold producing area in the state of Amazonas. BMIX also has a pipeline of opportunities in various minerals throughout Brazil. Its Brazilian headquarter is in São Paulo, the financial hub of Latin America, with an operational office in Belo Horizonte, the capital of the state of Minas Gerais, which means "General Mines" in Portuguese language, an indication of the strength of the natural resources in that region of Brazil. More information can be found at

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    For the Company
    Marc Fogassa
    Chairman and CEO
    Brazil Minerals, Inc.
    324 S Beverly Drive, Suite 118
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212 USA
    Telephone: +1 (213) 590-2500
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    MZ North America
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    New York, NY 10018
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