Century Mining Corporation

Century Mining Corporation

March 15, 2005 15:45 ET

Century Mining Commences Milling at Sigma Mine


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FOR: CENTURY MINING CORPORATION

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: CMM

MARCH 15, 2005 - 15:45 ET

Century Mining Commences Milling at Sigma Mine

BLAINE, WASHINGTON--(CCNMatthews - March 15, 2005) - Century Mining
Corporation (TSX VENTURE:CMM) is pleased to announce that it has
commenced milling and gold production at its Sigma Mine in Val d'Or,
Quebec.

The Company has now completed 15,000 metres of reverse circulation
drilling in the open pit and all information from the program has been
entered into a data base.

All mobile equipment has now been delivered to the mine site. During the
past few weeks the Company has hauled approximately 500,000 tonnes of
material from the bottom of the open pit. Approximately 37,000 tonnes of
ore have been stockpiled and are now being processed in the 5,000 tonnes
per day capacity mill. The Company plans to continue mining in excess of
30,000 tonnes per day of material in order to provide sufficient feed to
the mill. The start-up has proceeded as planned and no unforeseen
difficulties have been encountered.

Margaret Kent, President and CEO, commented on the successful start-up:
"We are pleased that the commencement of mining and milling operations
have gone according to plan. We have become Canada's newest gold
producer within 18 months of reorganizing the Company, pursuant to which
we acquired the Sigma - Lamaque assets in September of last year. On a
per annum basis, our planned gold production is estimated at 115,000
ounces a year at a cash cost of approximately US$290 an ounce."

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Margaret M. Kent, Chairman, President & C.E.O.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1933 and as
amended in Section 27E of the 1934 Act.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Century Mining Corporation
    Graham Eacott
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    (360) 332-4653
    (360) 332-4652 (FAX)
    geacott@centurymining.com
    www.centurymining.com
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