SOURCE: Uruguay Mineral Exploration Inc

September 12, 2008 11:01 ET

Uruguay Mineral Exploration, Inc. Gold Production for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2009 Ended August 31, 2008

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY and LONDON--(Marketwire - September 12, 2008) -


Production

Uruguay Mineral Exploration Inc ("UME") (TSX-V: UME) (AIM: UGY) announces that it has produced 16,439 ounces of gold for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 ended August 31, 2008. Ore processed for the quarter was 335,832 tonnes at an average gold grade of 1.67 g/t with recovery of 91.4%.

Gold production for the quarter was slightly down from the target of 17,000 ounces due to the delayed permitting of the Polvorín pit. Polvorín is now permitted and in operation. The Company remains on track to achieve its production target for the 2009 fiscal year of 80,000 ounces of gold.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Editors' note: Uruguay Mineral Exploration Inc. is a gold producer and exploration company focused on identifying and developing mineral opportunities in Uruguay. UME is a fully integrated mining company, possessing the skills necessary to explore and develop its discoveries. The Company operates the only producing gold mine in Uruguay (San Gregorio), and is also the leading mineral exploration company in Uruguay having assembled an exploration portfolio based on gold, base metals (copper, nickel, lead, zinc) and diamond prospects.

Uruguay Mineral Exploration Inc. is quoted in Canada (TSXV) and London (AIM) and RBC Capital Markets is its Nominated Adviser and Broker.

Contact Information

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    Uruguay Mineral Exploration Inc
    Tony Shearer
    Chairman
    +44 20 7602-1570
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    David Fowler
    CEO
    598 2 6016354
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    Investor Relations
    Susan Borinelli
    Breakstone Group
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    RBC Capital Markets
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