Lago Dourado Minerals Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : LDM

Lago Dourado Minerals Ltd.

August 01, 2012 08:30 ET

Lago Dourado Terminates Option Agreement on Jauru Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 1, 2012) - Lago Dourado Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:LDM), (the "Company") announced that it has given notice to terminate its option agreement to earn a 70% interest in the Jauru Property located in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Under the agreement the Company was required to make option payments totaling US$800,000 and undertake minimum expenditures of US$2.7 million for the two years ending August 2013.

"Although we were encouraged by the initial drill results at Jauru, terminating the option agreement will provide greater capital flexibility to advance our 100%-owned flagship Juruena project. This is particularly important given the identification at Juruena of a major new porphyry target from the recently completed IP survey," commented Forbes Gemmell, CEO.

About the Company:

Lago Dourado Minerals Ltd. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on advancing its 100%-owned Juruena gold project in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Extensive gold mineralization has been identified over 15 square kilometres of the property, and at least 450,000 oz of gold has been mined from surface workings. The Company has conducted systematic exploration programs over portions of the property and priority target areas will be drill tested with a Phase 2 drill campaign that is expected to be ongoing through 2012.

For further information about the company, please visit www.lagodourado.com or www.sedar.com.

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