Lowell Copper and Minaurum Execute Definitive Option Agreement
Vancouver, British Columbia, March 25, 2014 - Lowell Copper Ltd. (TSXV: JDL) ("Lowell Copper") and Minaurum Gold Inc. (TSXV: MGG) ("Minaurum") are pleased to announce that further to their previously announced binding letter agreement which, among other things, granted an option (the "Option") on Minaurum's Santa Marta VMS project in Oaxaca Mexico (the "Project"), the parties have executed a definitive option agreement (the "Option Agreement").
Pursuant to the Option Agreement, Lowell Copper can acquire up to a 70% interest in the Project in exchange for funding work expenditures and delivering a prefeasibility study. Minaurum holds an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Project pursuant to an option agreement with the property owner.
Under the Option Agreement Minaurum will act as the operator on the Project, at Lowell Copper's direction, through the first $2,000,000 of expenditures to be funded by Lowell Copper.
Chairman and CEO of Lowell Copper, David Lowell commented, "We are pleased to have signed this agreement with Minaurum and can now commence testing the potential of the Santa Marta project. Santa Marta has a number of early geological indicators leading us to believe it could be a significant VMS deposit."
Santa Marta Project
The 7,310 hectare Santa Marta VMS project is located in Oaxaca State, Mexico. Infrastructure is good with a paved highway, power lines and water nearby. Minaurum has carried out airborne geophysics (VTEM), reconnaissance stream-sediment sampling and geological mapping.
About Lowell Copper
Lowell Copper is a copper exploration and development focused company led by J. David Lowell and is listed on the TSX-V. The Company was founded to leverage the current market conditions and build a portfolio of economic copper projects through a combination of exploration, mergers and acquisitions by utilizing the considerable experience and success of management and directors of the Company.
For further information regarding Lowell Copper contact:
Marcel de Groot, President
Suite 1400, 400 Burrard Street
Tel: (604) 628-1102 Fax: (604) 688-0094
Minaurum Gold is a gold-copper explorer focused on its Vuelcos del Destino project in the Guerrero Gold Belt, Mexico. For more information, please visit Minaurum's website at www.minaurum.com and our YouTube Minaurum Video Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/minaurumgold).
For further information regarding Minaurum contact:
Darrell Rader, President & CEO
Suite 1500, 409 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1T2
Tel: (778) 330-0994 or via email at email@example.com
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