Century Mining Corporation
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Century Mining Corporation

May 02, 2011 18:31 ET

Century's Lamaque Mine Receives Certificate of Authorization to Expand Operations

Lamaque Mine to Host Researchers Studying the Use of Tailings in Reclamation

BLAINE, WASHINGTON--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - Century Mining Corporation ("Century" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CMM) is pleased to announce that the Company has been notified by the Québec Ministry of Durable Development, Environment and Parks ("MDDEP") of approval by the MDDEP of the Certificate of Authorization("C of A") for the operation of the Lamaque mine in Val d'Or, Québec at a rate of 2,500 tonnes per day and dewatering of the mine down to 1,200 feet below the surface, including the Bedard Dyke, North Wall and Lamaque mining areas. In the course of the MDDEP's review of the C of A application, mine management has coordinated with MDDEP staff to develop restoration plans incorporating the use of tailings as covering material for the open pit waste dumps and to respond to the MDDEP's concerns regarding this evolving technological application.

Additionally, on May 4th and 5th, the Lamaque mine will host a site visit, information session and sampling project regarding the use of tailings materials in mine site reclamation. Participants will include a team of 10 university researchers representing the Canadian Biotechnology Research Institute, National Research Council; the University of Sherbrooke; and Laval University. The visit and meeting will be coordinated by Century's environmental consultants, Roche Groupe Ltd. Consulting Engineers, who have facilitated the research by arranging collaboration of the Company and research institutions developing applications which use nitrogen fixing flora to rehabilitate mining waste. This productive use of waste materials reduces the volume of tailings stored in impoundments and the amount of topsoil required for restoration.

President and CEO Daniel Major noted, "The C of A for Lamaque reflects Century's commitment to the environment in the development of the Lamaque mine. We are also pleased to host the site visit and information session to advance the development of this technology which will help topromote the sustainability of the mining industry."

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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