New Millennium Capital Corp.
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New Millennium Capital Corp.

May 24, 2011 07:00 ET

New Millennium Capital Corp. Announces Pilot Plant Bulk Sample Collection for the Taconite Project Feasibility Study

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New Millennium Capital Corp. ("NML" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:NML) announced today that George Downing Estate Drilling Ltd. of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Quebec ("the Contractor") has commenced drilling selected portions of the KéMag deposit to collect representative bulk samples for pilot plant testing that will be jointly undertaken by Tata Steel. The contract is for approximately 5,500 meters of PQ size core (3.345"/85 mm) at the KéMag deposit. About 85 tonnes of materials will be collected to validate the process flowsheet and to produce sufficient quantities of concentrates to be used for the design of the pelletizing equipment and by other vendors to size their respective equipment.

Robert Martin, NML's President and Chief Executive Officer said "This is a key initiative in the Taconite Feasibility Study and helps to advance the project toward our goal of ultimate production. In the representative sample collection and pilot plant testing, we are validating the flowsheet developed for the taconite project. The proposed flowsheet uses several innovative modifications to the conventional taconite flowsheet, which is employed by the taconite producers in the US, to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs through optimization and value engineering. Through this large scale pilot plant test, we will develop design parameters to build processing facilities that are expected to achieve the lowest cost pellet production cost in North America."

The Contractor has mobilized two machines to drill PQ size holes. The work is expected to be completed by the end of July. The program has been designed to collect representative samples of all seven stratiographic layers by drilling at selected locations (refer to the attached Figure 1). Full cores will be crushed, screened and blended to prepare samples for the pilot plant test and equipment sizing by vendors. 15-20 tonnes of concentrates are planned to be produced and will be used to size and design the pelletizing furnace and to provide products for evaluation to potential off-takers.

Dean Journeaux, Eng., Thiagarajan Balakrishnan, P. Geo., and Rock Gagnon, Eng., are the Qualified Persons as defined in National Instrument 43-101 who have reviewed and verified the scientific and technical mining disclosure contained in this news release.

About New Millennium

The Corporation controls the emerging Millennium Iron Range, located in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in the Province of Quebec, which holds the world's largest undeveloped magnetic iron ore deposits. In the same area, the Corporation is also advancing its DSO Project to near term production. Tata Steel, one of the top 10 steel producers of the world, owns approximately 27.1% of New Millennium and is the Corporation's largest shareholder and strategic partner.

Tata Steel has exercised its exclusive option to participate in the DSO Project and has a commitment to take the resulting production (see news release 10-16 dated September 14, 2010). Tata Steel also has exercised its exclusive right to negotiate and settle a proposed transaction in respect of the LabMag Project and the KéMag Project (see news release 11-09 dated, March 6, 2011).

The Millennium Iron Range currently hosts two advanced projects: LabMag contains 3.5 billion tonnes of Proven and Probable reserves at a grade of 29.6% Fe plus 1.0 billion tonnes of Measured and Indicated resources at an average grade of 29.5% Fe and 1.2 billion tonnes of Inferred resources at an average grade of 29.3% Fe (see news release 06-13 dated July 5 2006 and news release 07-11 dated July 17, 2007); KéMag contains 2.1 billion tonnes of Proven and Probable reserves at an average grade of 31.3% Fe, 0.3 billion tonnes of Measured and Indicated resources at an average grade of 31.3 % Fe and 1.0 billion tonnes of Inferred resources at an average grade of 31.2% Fe (see news release 09-01 dated January 16, 2009).

NML's DSO project contains 64.1 million tonnes of Proven and Probable Mineral Reserves at an average grade of 58.8% Fe, 8.1 million tonnes of Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources at an average grade of 58.8% Fe, 7.2 million tonnes of Inferred Resources at an average grade of 56.8% Fe and about 40.0 - 45.0 million tonnes of historical resources that are not currently in compliance with NI 43-101 (see news release 09-03 dated February 11, 2009, news release 09-05 dated March 4, 2009, news release 09-16 dated December 9, 2009 and news release 10-12 dated July 8, 2010). A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as current mineral resources and the historical estimate should not be relied upon.

The Corporation's mission is to add shareholder value through the responsible and expeditious development of the Millennium Iron Range and other mineral projects to create a new large source of raw materials for the world's iron and steel industries. For further information, please visit www.nmlresources.com, www.tatasteel.com and www.tatasteeleurope.com.

Dean Journeaux, Eng., is the Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 who has reviewed and verified the scientific and technical mining disclosure contained in this news release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this document and the Corporation does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect management of the Corporation's expectations or beliefs regarding future events and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage. In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" or the negative of these terms or comparable terminology. By their very nature forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Corporation to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, risks related to actual results of current exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of resources; possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities; as well as those factors detailed from time to time in the Corporation's interim and annual financial statements and management's discussion and analysis of those statements, all of which are filed and available for review on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the Corporation has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements.

To view Figure 1, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/524NML_map.pdf.

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Contact Information

  • New Millennium Capital Corp.
    Robert Martin
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (514) 935-3204
    www.nmlresources.com

    Investor Relations
    Andreas Curkovic
    (416) 577-9927