Apr 21, 2010
Monument Provides An Update.
Release # 2 - 2010
Vancouver, B.C. Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY and FSE: D7Q1) "Monument" or the "Company" reports that the gravity circuit of the 400,000 tpa gold treatment plant continues to operate at its design capacity. As a result of defective CIL tank agitators, commissioning of the CIL circuit is delayed to the fourth fiscal quarter. The gold treatment plant is situated at Monument's Selinsing Gold Project in Pahang State, Malaysia.
The gravity circuit continues to operate to design. A total of 7,200 ounces of gold has been poured from the gravity plant.
The delay in commissioning of the CIL circuit has been caused by the late delivery of the CIL tank agitators, which were subsequently determined to be defective.
The supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of the replacement equipment is estimated to be completed and in service by the end of June 2010, resulting in an approximate 6 month delay from the original target date set by Monument. Monument will continue to operate the phase 1 gravity circuit until the CIL circuit is available.
Monument is of the opinion that its previously announced $12 million financing should close within the next month. Upon the closing of the financing, Monument will recommence its exploration activities, the acquisition of additional exploration lands and the preparation of an updated 43-101 resource statement for the Damar Buffalo Reef prospect.
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.
The Selinsing project recently commissioned the Phase I gravity section of its gold processing plant and has since commissioning, commenced in late 2009 produced more than 10,000 ounces of gold to May 31, 2010. Commissioning of the remaining Phase II CIL section of the plant is expected by end of June or early July 2010, followed shortly thereafter by an expected announcement of reaching commercial production. The Company has the objective, once fully commissioned, to produce up to 40,000 ounces of gold per year, with intention to increase that by expansion of the treatment plant in Phase III which will more than double the plant capacity.
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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