SOURCE: Brazil Minerals, Inc.

Brazil Minerals, Inc.

September 24, 2014 10:50 ET

Brazil Minerals, Inc. Receives GIA Grading for Mined Fancy Colored Diamond

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2014) - Brazil Minerals, Inc. (OTCQB: BMIX), (the "Company" or "BMIX"), a U.S. holding company with revenues from sales of gold and diamonds, announced today that one of the diamonds produced by Mineração Duas Barras Ltda. ("MDB") was graded as a fancy color diamond by the Gemological Institute of America ("GIA").

Fancy colored diamonds are much rarer than the usual colorless gems that MDB produces. Colored diamonds lend themselves well to specific jewelry pieces, which may command a price substantially higher than a sale of the polished diamond. BMIX is studying the Brazilian colored diamond market because of the high margins that it can produce and the fact that it is complementary and synergistic to its current colorless diamond business. The colors most commonly seen in Brazilian fancy diamonds are yellow, pink, and blue.

MDB mines conflict free diamonds and gold, and sells rough and polished diamonds and 96% purity gold. It owns mineral rights encompassing approximately 1,404 acres, including a fully-operational mining concession with the largest alluvial processing plant for diamonds and gold in Latin America. MDB has NI 43-101 technical reports and a bankable feasibility study on file with the local mining authority. It also has the permit to export its production of rough diamonds as well as its own cut and polished diamonds.

About Brazil Minerals, Inc.

Brazil Minerals, Inc. (OTCQB: BMIX) is a U.S. holding company with revenues from gold and diamonds and ownership of interests in projects in diamonds, gold, high quality sand, titanium, vanadium and iron in Brazil. In particular, BMIX owns 86.88% of Mineração Duas Barras Ltda. ("MDB"), a Brazilian producer. MDB mines conflict free diamonds and gold, and sells rough and polished diamonds and 96% purity gold. MDB has a fully-operational mining concession and the permit to export its production of rough and polished diamonds. More information on BMIX can be found at www.brazil-minerals.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking statements are based upon the current plans, estimates and projections of Brazil Minerals, Inc.'s management and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward looking statements. Such statements include, among others, those concerning market and industry segment growth and demand and acceptance of new and existing products; any projections of production, reserves, sales, earnings, revenue, margins or other financial items; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; uncertainties related to conducting business in Brazil, as well as all assumptions, expectations, predictions, intentions or beliefs about future events. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: business conditions in Brazil, general economic conditions, geopolitical events and regulatory changes, availability of capital, BMIX's ability to maintain its competitive position and dependence on key management. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

Cautionary note regarding estimates of Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources of Diamonds and Gold as found in MDB's NI 43-101 Technical Reports.

We advise U.S. investors that while these terms and amounts are recognized by Canadian regulations, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") does not recognize them. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into mineral reserves as defined by the U.S.'s Industry Guide 7.

Cautionary note regarding estimates of Mineral Reserves of Diamonds and Gold as found in MDB's Bankable Feasibility Study.

We advise U.S. investors that while these terms and amounts are recognized by Brazilian regulations, the SEC does not recognize them. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral deposits in this category will ever be converted into mineral reserves as defined by the U.S.'s Industry Guide 7.

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