Nautilus Minerals Inc.
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Nautilus Minerals Inc.

April 08, 2009 09:41 ET

Nautilus: Mining Warden's Hearing Completed

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 8, 2009) - Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS)(AIM:NUS) (the "Company" or "Nautilus") announces that the Mining Warden's hearing for the Solwara 1 mining mease (MLA154) was successfully held in accordance with section 108 of the Papua New Guinea Mining Act, on Thursday, April 2, 2009, in Kavieng, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea ("PNG").

The Mining Warden will now prepare his formal report on the submissions made at the hearing, and report to the Mining Advisory Board.

Stephen Rogers, Nautilus' CEO commented: "The completion of the Mining Warden's hearing marks another key milestone for the Solwara 1 Project. The Company looks forward to continuing to work closely with the relevant government departments, provincial governments, and key stakeholders to ensure that the Mining Lease approval process continues to progress smoothly."

About Nautilus Minerals Inc.

Nautilus is the first company to commercially explore the ocean floor for gold and copper seafloor massive sulphide deposits and is currently developing its first project. The Company's main focus is the Solwara 1 Project, which is located in the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea in the western Pacific Ocean. Nautilus is listed on the TSX and AIM stock exchanges, and has among its largest shareholders two of the world's leading international resource companies, Teck (6.8%) and Anglo American (11.1%). Metalloinvest, one of the largest and fastest growing mining and metallurgical holding companies in Russia, beneficially owns 21.0% of its shares through Gazmetall Holding (Cypress) Limited.

For more information please refer www.nautilusminerals.com.

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Contact Information

  • Nautilus Minerals Inc. (Toronto)
    Investor Relations
    (416) 551 1100
    investor@nautilusminerals.com
    www.nautilusminerals.com
    or
    Nautilus Minerals Inc.
    Australian Project Office
    +61 (7) 3318 5555
    or
    Numis Securities Limited
    John Harrison
    Nominated adviser
    + 44(0) 20 7260 1000
    or
    Numis Securities Limited
    James Black
    Corporate broking
    + 44(0) 20 7260 1000