Tao Minerals Ltd.
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Tao Minerals Ltd.

December 13, 2011 10:18 ET

Tao Minerals Ltd. to Run Detailed Airborne Magnetic and Spectrometry Survey on Las Aquadas Project

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2011) - Tao Minerals Ltd. (TAO) (OTCQB:TAOND) is pleased to provide an update on the Las Aquadas property that Tao has fully optioned from Bullet Holding Corp. (Grupo de Bullet) of Medellin, Colombia.

Dr. Duncan Bain, P.Geo., Consulting Geologist and Director of Tao Minerals, reports that satellite imagery of the Las Aquadas project has suggested that there is a major trend of iron oxide-clay minerals and manganese suggesting hydrothermal activity. Bain has recommended that Tao run a detailed airborne magnetic and radiometric survey over six areas within the original set of claims where the alteration appears to be strongest. Results of the survey will be followed by a program of geological prospecting, sampling and ground geophysics consisting of detailed magnetics and 3D induced polarization / resistivity is planned to further delineate the conductive zones and identify possible sulphide mineralization. Sulphide minerals are often associated with anomalous gold mineralization.

The Las Aquadas Project consists of five individual concessions located in the Central Cordillera of Colombia, in the department of Caldas. It is bordered on the north by the town of Abejorral, on the northeast by the town of Sonson, to the east by the town of Narino, and on the southeast with the town of Salamina. Concessions which are currently or in the process of being included in the Aguadas project have a total area of 47,154.507 hectares. Preliminary exploration work carried out by Grupo de Bullet in 2011 provided a first indication of the geology and possible mineralization within the project. This work has only focused on two of the five concessions whose combined area is 9813 hectares. Tao management and senior geologists have completed their review of the available data on the Aguadas Gold Project and are preparing a report and proposed exploration and development budget for the next 12 months.

Grupo de Bullet has been operating in Colombia for over twenty years, and its applications and licenses are located in many of the most productive and potentially most promising regions of Colombia. The company has a highly experienced international and Colombian team of mining professionals on its staff with a track record of success in exploration, development and operations.

Grupo de Bullet has had excellent exploration success in the past, with Anglo Gold Ashanti acquiring from the company concessions for the Gramalote and La Colosa gold deposit discoveries (combined resources of 14,000,000 ounces) and the acquisition of several concessions advanced by Continental Gold.

Tao Minerals Ltd. is a mining exploration and development company formed to acquire, develop, and exploit natural resource properties, focusing primarily on the rich, yet highly underdeveloped gold deposits of Colombia, doing so in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. As a corporation, Tao has firmly established itself in Colombia over the past five years, becoming fully adept with the legal and political processes required and hiring highly qualified personnel in the geological, legal and security professions. Arriving early to the boom in the expansion of natural resource development in Colombia has enabled Tao to firmly establish itself in Colombia.

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This news release contains "forward-looking statements", as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this press release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the expectation of low cost opportunity, the final terms of the acquisition and the gold production of the property to be acquired.

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with mineral exploration. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-KSB for the 2010 fiscal year, our quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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