Orvana Minerals Corp.

Orvana Minerals Corp.

November 22, 2011 16:45 ET

Orvana Reports Employee Fatality

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2011) - Orvana Minerals Corp. ("Orvana") (TSX:ORV) is sad to report that an employee of Kinbauri España, S.L.U. ("Kinbauri"), Orvana's subsidiary in Spain, was fatally injured when he was caught between two pieces of equipment at Kinbauri's Carlés mine, in an unfortunate accident on November 22, 2011. Orvana and Kinbauri would like to convey their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Roberto Fernandez Garcia. Immediately following the accident, Kinbauri implemented its emergency response plan. Accordingly, all activities at Kinbauri have been voluntarily suspended on November 22nd and 23rd, 2011, and the Company is cooperating fully with the authorities in their investigation of the accident.

Kinbauri would also like to thank not only all the emergency response agencies who arrived at the scene after the accident occurred, but also the Kinbauri staff who reacted quickly and competently in responding to this emergency.

About Orvana

Orvana Minerals is a multi-mine gold and copper producer. Orvana's primary asset is the El Valle-Boinás/Carle╠üs ("EVBC") gold-copper project in northern Spain, now in production. Orvana also owns and operates the Don Mario Mine in Bolivia where a newly completed leaching-precipitation-flotation ("LPF") plant is processing its copper-gold-silver Upper Mineralized Zone ("UMZ") deposit. Orvana is also advancing its major Copperwood copper project in Michigan, USA. Additional information is available at Orvana's website (www.orvana.com).

Contact Information

  • Orvana Minerals Corp.
    Natalie Frame
    Investor Relations
    (289) 200-7640

    Orvana Minerals Corp.
    Roland Horst
    Chief Executive Officer
    (416) 369-1629

    Orvana Minerals Corp.
    Carlos Mirabal
    President and Chief Operating Officer