Malbex Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : MBG

Malbex Resources Inc.

August 17, 2012 18:05 ET

Malbex Q3 Update

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2012) - Malbex Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MBG) has filed its interim financial statements and MD&A for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2012 on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). The documents are also available at www.malbex.ca/Investors/Reports.

"Our current cash position, largely a result of the steps we have taken to reduce costs, allows us to conduct our ongoing exploration activities in areas with the greatest potential upside. Furthermore, with our success at Del Carmen, I am hopeful the continuing efforts in partnering the project will provide valuable longer term returns for our shareholders. I am also looking forward to the results from our early work in Peru which should provide us with more geographic balance in our exploration portfolio. These are very challenging times for our industry but our team remains very focused on success," commented Joe Hamilton, President and CEO of Malbex.

Recent highlights:

  • Completion of the 2011-2012 drilling campaign at the Del Carmen project:
    • receipt and release (21 June 2012) of final core assays from the ultimate 11 holes of the 7,385 metres (m) core drilling program (291 holes) that tested Rojo Grande and seven other targets at Del Carmen Norte in Q1, Q2 and Q3 2012;
  • Significant final results from the Rojo Grande deposit are:
    • Hole 80 with 67 m at 2.76 grams per tonne (g/t) gold and 14.8 g/t silver
    • Hole 76 with 23 m at 1.82 g/t gold and 2.1 g/t silver
  • Significant results at other targets are:
    • Hole 81 with 9 m at 1.51 g/t gold and hole 83 with 5 m at 1.31 g/t gold at Naciente Quebrada Pedregosa
    • Hole 77 with 8 m at 1.08 g/t gold at Cerro Frio
  • The receipt of the final report for column leach and other metallurgical tests for Rojo Grande composites that indicate the submitted material (four composites of the silicified zone and three of quartz-alunite hosted ore) is oxidized and amenable to cyanidation (heap leach processing) with column leach tests showing about 80% gold recovery along with low cyanide consumption
  • Initiation of field work (geological mapping, prospecting, rock sampling) at the Chalchalero Cu-Au project in La Rioja, Argentina
  • Participation at monthly assemblies of the Para community in Peru and receipt of written permission to initiate field work (geological mapping, prospecting, rock, stream and soil sampling) at the Wayra, Peru project
  • June 30, 2012: Working capital of $3.5 million and cash-on-hand of $3.7 million compared with working capital of $15.8 million and cash-on-hand of $16.1 million at September 30, 2011

1 This includes hole 57 which was re-drilled as hole 57A after being lost in mineralization.

Peter Stewart, PhD, Vice-President Exploration of Malbex Resources Inc., is a Professional Geoscientist in the Province of Ontario, and is the Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 responsible for the technical information presented in this news release.

About Malbex

Malbex Resources Inc. is a gold exploration company led by experienced management and directors with projects in Argentina and Peru. In April 2010, Malbex made a near-surface, gold-silver oxide discovery at Del Carmen, its lead project in Argentina. Released in September 2011, the first-ever National Instrument 43-101-compliant, inferred mineral resource estimate for the Rojo Grande zone at Del Carmen measured 25.4 million tonnes grading 1.00 g/t gold and 13.3 g/t silver for 816,600 ounces of contained gold and 10.9 million ounces of contained silver. The Del Carmen project is located in the El Indio Gold Belt, which contains more than 35 million ounces of gold in current reserves and past production, including Barrick's Veladero mine and Pascua-Lama project. For more information, please visit www.malbex.ca.

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