Southern Hemisphere Mining Limited

Southern Hemisphere Mining Limited

July 14, 2011 12:52 ET

Southern Hemisphere Provides Further Details on New Copper Project: Llahuin

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2011) - Further to its release of 13 July 2011, international mining company Southern Hemisphere Mining Limited ("Southern Hemisphere" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SH)(ASX:SUH) provides the following additional information with respect to its new project, Llahuin.

Project Location

The Llahuin Project is located close to the city of Illapel, 250km north of Santiago, Chile.

To view "Fig. 1Location Map of Llahuin Project", please visit the following link:

The Project comprises two elements: the Amapola Group of Exploitation Licences (the "Amapola Group") and the Llanos Group of Exploitation Licences (the "Llanos Group"). The relative positioning of the licence groups is shown below.

To view "Fig. 2License Location Map - Llahuin Project", please visit the following link:

Southern Hemisphere has executed an Option to purchase the Amapola Group, which consists of four discrete Exploitation Licences covering an area of 772 hectares. A location map of the Amapola Group licences is shown below:

To view "Fig. 3License Location Map (Amapola Group)", Llahuin Project, please visit the following link:

The Company will also enter into a separate option agreement to purchase the Llanos Group once due diligence on the licence areas is completed. The Llanos Group consists of six Exploitation Licences covering an area of 31 hectares and will be acquired from the same vendor as the Amapola Group, Chilean resident Mr Sebastian Astudillo.

The Llanos Group of Exploitation Licences cover an underground mine that has had several phases of activity over the last 100 years.

Previous Exploration Activity

There have been various past activities on the Amapolo group of licenses including two drill holes completed in 2004 and the excavation by artisanal miners of an open pit and underground headings. Details of the past drilling are not available.

The Company has channel sampled the underground headings with the results shown below:

Sample Site Width Au g/t Cu %
PLL -029 Tunnel 2.70 0.05 0.344
PLL -030 Tunnel 3.00 0.03 0.250
PLL -031 Tunnel 4.10 0.02 0.245
PLL -032 Tunnel 4.90 0.04 0.362
PLL -033 Tunnel 3.70 0.02 0.391
PLL -034 Tunnel 1.20 0.04 0.876
PLL -34B Tunnel 3.00 0.05 0.562
PLL -035 Tunnel 1.95 0.03 0.462
PLL -036 Tunnel 1.62 0.01 0.677
PLL -037 Tunnel 3.00 0.04 0.620
PLL -038 Tunnel 3.00 0.05 0.473
PLL -039 Tunnel 3.00 0.04 1.020
PLL -040 Tunnel 1.80 0.08 1.111
PLL -041 Tunnel 3.00 0.04 0.484
PLL -042 Tunnel 3.00 0.04 0.579
PLL -043 Tunnel 3.00 0.03 0.668
PLL -044 Tunnel 2.12 0.05 1.551
PLL -045 Tunnel 2.00 0.05 1.625
PLL -046 Tunnel 2.25 0.04 1.032
PLL -047 Tunnel 1.20 0.04 1.238
PLL -048 Tunnel 3.00 0.02 0.452
PLL -049 Tunnel 1.90 0.02 0.750
PLL -050 Tunnel 3.00 0.03 1.154
PLL -051 Tunnel 5.00 0.01 0.703
Table. 1. Channel sampling of underground headings – Llahuin Project

Refer below for a figure detailing the spatial relationships of these samples.

To view "Fig. 4Spatial Relationship – Channel sampling (Amapola Group), Llahuin Project", please visit the following link:

Sampling and Analysis Procedures

The samples were sent to Andes Analytical Assay Ltda (Chile) in Santiago for sample preparation and analysis.

Analysis was undertaken using atomic absorption spectrometry methods. Andes Analytical Assay Ltda (Chile) is an independent full service commercial laboratory accredited under ISO 9001:2008.

Competent Person / Qualified Person Statement

Trevor Tennant (Managing Director - Southern Hemisphere), a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, is a 'Competent Person' as defined in the 2004 Edition of the 'Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves' and is a 'Qualified Person' under National Instrument 43-101 - 'Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects'.

Mr. Tennant was responsible for the design and conduct of this exploration campaign, supervised the preparation of the technical information in this release and has the relevant experience and competence of the subject matter.

Mr. Tennant consents to the inclusion of exploration results and other such information in this news release in the form and context in which it appears.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. This news release has been prepared by management and no regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

Contact Information

  • Southern Hemisphere Mining
    Trevor Tennant
    Managing Director
    +56 (9) 7766 4688

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