Century Mining Corporation

Century Mining Corporation

July 12, 2011 07:00 ET

Century Estimates Second Quarter Production at Lamaque and San Juan

VAL D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 12, 2011) - Century Mining Corporation ("Century" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CMM) announces the estimated production for the second quarter of 2011 at the San Juan mine and the Lamaque project, as follows:

Lamaque San Juan
Q2 2011 Q2 2011 Q2 2010
Gold Produced - Ounces 3,742 4,371 5,075
Tonnes Milled 78,469 28,731 27,054
Grade – gpt 1.62 5.64 7.00
Recovery - % 91.59 83.90 80.0

As previously announced, the Lamaque project has been constrained during the first half of 2011 as mining has been limited to the Lamaque Flats zone, which has limited both the tonnage mined and the effective grade. The Company has recently completed the development access to the North Wall zone, which will now enable longhole mining of the larger, vertical stopes and will provide higher grade ore to the mill. The Company is continuing to emphasize grade control at the Lamaque Flats, including strategies to reduce the effects of mining dilution. Additionally at Lamaque, completion of the refurbishment of the third mill has increased the potential throughput capacity to 2,000 tonnes per day.

Production at the San Juan mine in Peru during the second quarter was 4,371 ounces of gold, or 13.9% below production in the second quarter of 2010, due to lower ore grades experienced in 2011. Staged increases in production at San Juan were slowed as funding requirements at Lamaque reduced the capital available to San Juan and resulted in delayed improvements to infrastructure and cost reduction measures. The San Juan mine remains on track for production of in excess of 20,000 ounces for 2011.

Century President and CEO Daniel Major noted, "The Company anticipates improved results at the Lamaque project beginning in the third quarter with access to the North Wall zone. Production has been impacted by delayed development and the low volume of ore from the Bedard Dyke. We are maintaining our guidance at 45,000 to 50,000 ounces of gold from the Lamaque project and 20,000 to 25,000 ounces of gold from the San Juan mine, for total 2011 Century production of 65,000 to 70,000 ounces of gold."

Michael Page, B.Sc, M.Sc., FAusIMM, a geological consultant to the Company, is a Qualified Person for Century Mining Corporation as defined by National Instrument 43-101, and has reviewed the technical information presented in this news release.

About Century Mining Corporation

Century Mining Corporation is a Canadian gold producer and holds strategic land positions in Canada, the United States and Peru. The Company's strategy is to grow to its gold production through existing mine expansions and acquisitions of other strategic and synergistic gold opportunities.

On behalf of Century Mining Corporation,

Daniel J. Major, President & CEO

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