SOURCE: Market Pulse

March 20, 2006 08:30 ET

Market Pulse Breaking News Alert for Monday, March 20, 2006: MXAM - Maxam and Xcentia Companies Expand Patent Applications!

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by Market Pulse.

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 -- Market Pulse News Alert for this AM, Stocks to Watch are: Maxam Gold Corporation (OTC: MXAM), Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD), JDS Uniphase Corp. (NASDAQ: JDSU) and Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL).

Investors need to be watching Maxam Gold Corporation (OTC: MXAM) this AM! Maxam Gold Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and mining of gold and other precious and semi-precious metals. The company was founded in 1974 and its principle property, located south of Gila Bend, Arizona, holds 640 acres of Maxam's and related company's gold claims. Originally developed by Maxam to provide an environmentally preferred alternative to the direct acid leaching method for gold extraction, Maxam's patent-pending extraction process was also found extremely effective at extracting precious metals, base metals and toxic elements contained in the bottom ash and fly-ash by-products of coal combustion. Maxam's selection of Xcentia Mining LLC and Xcentia Energy LLC as a partner in the mining and coal ash process commercialization is a critical step that capitalizes on the vast industry specific experience possessed by Xcentia's management team. The gold and mining sectors have performed extremely well in the last twelve months! This little known company could be the next discovered gem in this industry! MXAM just had excellent news out in a press release before today's opening bell announcing that Maxam and Xcentia companies expand patent applications! This could be great news for investors!

Maxam Gold Corporation (OTC: MXAM) (Maxam) President / CEO Richard G. Steeves is pleased to provide a progress report on current and planned extraction process patent activity.

Immediately following the formation of the Maxam / Xcentia partnership, the original Maxam extraction process patent application was reworked and resubmitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, thereby bringing it current with the latest patent office documentation requirements. This first patent focuses on Maxam's original extraction process technology. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has accepted the revised application and patent issuance is pending.

While working with the original Maxam extraction technology at the new Vancouver lab facility, Xcentia has to date identified two additional areas that qualify for additional patents. One patent application has been submitted and the other is in final review.

ABOUT MAXAM GOLD CORPORATION (OTC: MXAM)

Maxam Gold Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and mining of gold and other precious and semi-precious metals. The company was founded in 1974 and its principle property, located south of Gila Bend, Arizona, holds 640 acres of Maxam's and related company's gold claims. Originally developed by Maxam to provide an environmentally preferred alternative to the direct acid leaching method for gold extraction, Maxam's patent-pending extraction process was also found extremely effective at extracting precious metals, base metals and toxic elements contained in the bottom ash and fly-ash by-products of coal combustion. Maxam's selection of Xcentia Mining LLC and Xcentia Energy LLC as a partner in the mining and coal ash process commercialization is a critical step that capitalizes on the vast industry specific experience possessed by Xcentia's management team.

Stocks in the news and acting well as of late include: Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD), JDS Uniphase Corp. (NASDAQ: JDSU) and Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL).

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