Tao Minerals Ltd.
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Tao Minerals Ltd.

March 12, 2012 07:30 ET

Tao Minerals to Commence Trenching Program at El Colmillo Property

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA--(Marketwire - March 12, 2012) - Tao Minerals Ltd. (TAO) (OTCQB:TAON) reports that based on positive gold sample results documented in the independent geologic report prepared by LatAm Resources, the company will be commencing a comprehensive trenching program at the El Colmillo gold project. The fourteen samples assayed by the independent SGS laboratory in Lima, Peru were very positive with gold being present in all 14 samples, and with several showing significant gold concentrations up to 128.61 grams per metric ton. The proposed trenching program will check the true length of the veins currently identified inside of the El Colmillo concession with the objective of defining the drilling targets accurately with the least amount of risk.

The trenching program will open a trench each 100 meters following the strike of the seven (7) identified veins. The inferred length for each of these veins inside the concession is 1500 meters so it will be necessary to open 15 trenches in each vein. Additionally, Tao will open the old artisanal mining tunnels located inside the concession. A systematic sampling program will be performed in these tunnels as well as the trenches to determine the optimal drill targets.

Tao's El Colmillo Project is located in the North of Antioquia State as part of the Bajo Cauca Mining District (DMBC), covering a total area of 294 hectares in one mining concession (MC) 6927. The municipalities within the DMBC have all been recognized for their long vocation of gold mining, both underground and alluvial.

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 in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. As a corporation, arriving early to the boom in the expansion of natural resource development in Colombia has enabled Tao to establish itself in Colombia over the past six years, becoming adept at the necessary legal and political processes and hiring highly qualified personnel in the geological, legal and security professions.

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