Aug 13, 2010
Monument Proceeds with Famehub Acquisition
Release # 7 - 2010
Vancouver, B.C. Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY and FSE: D7Q1) "Monument" or the "Company" reports that it has received Board approval to proceed with the previously announced acquisition (the "Famehub Acquisition") of prospective exploration lands (the "Famehub Property") and a corresponding Data package, subject to completion of an independent technical report and regulatory acceptance.
Through its wholly owned subsidiary Damar Consolidated Exploration Sdn Bhd, the exploration arm of Monument's Malaysian group of companies, the Company will acquire the Famehub Property by purchasing 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Famehub Venture Sdn Bhd ("Famehub"), a company incorporated in Malaysia. Famehub has rights to approximately 32,000 acres of prospective exploration land to north and east of the Selinsing gold mine. Famehub also owns a package of technical information and exploration database in respect to the subject property.
The consideration for the Famehub Acquisition is comprised of $1.5 million in cash and 14 million fully paid common shares of the Company for a total value of $5 million dollars.
The Famehub Acquisition was previously announced at the same value in January 2008 when the Letter of Intent (the "LOI") was signed by both parties and a $50,000 non refundable deposit was paid to Famehub, except an additional seven million shares are to be issued in light of change in the market condition. The transaction was put on hold due to the default of the $10 million credit facility.
The Company has started preparation of implementing exploration programs, targeting the consolidation of its Selinsing and Buffalo Reef properties together with the Famehub Property around the newly constructed producing Selinsing gold mine in order to extend the life of the mine with increased resources nearby.
About Monument Mining Limited
Canadian based Monument Mining Limited has two wholly-owned principal properties: Selinsing Gold Mine Project ("Selinsing"); and Damar Buffalo Reef Prospect ("Buffalo Reef"); which are located in Pahang State in the Central Gold Belt District of Malaysia.
Under the Selinsing project the gravity section of the gold processing plant has commissioned and has since late 2009 produced more than 20,000 ounces of gold to date. Commissioning of the remaining CIL section of the plant is expected to be completed soon, upon which the Company is prepared to announce a commercial production. The gold treatment plant has capacity of 400,000 tpa targeted to produce up to 40,000 ounces of gold per year. The capacity is expected to be doubled in future by adding an additional mill to the existing plant. Please visit our website at www.monumentmining.com for more information.
Please visit our website at www.monumentmining.com for more information.
Robert F. Baldock, President and CEO
Monument Mining Limited
Suite 910- 688 West Hastings Street
Vancouver B.C. Canada V6B 1P1
For further information contact:
Monument Mining Limited
(Tel) +1 604 638 1661 ext. 102
(Fax) +1 604 638 1663
CHF Investor Relations
Senior Account Manager
(Tel) 1-416-868-1079 ext. 228
Wolfgang Seybold President and CEO
(Tel) +49 711 25 35 92 40
(Fax) +49 711 25 35 92 55
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