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Mariana Resources

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ariana Resources Ltd is an AIM quoted South American gold, copper and silver exploration and development company focussed on advancing mineral rich projects up the resource development curve. Mariana has an extensive project portfolio in southern Argentina poised to generate value uplift in the long-term; however it is the company’s transformational leap into Peru which has excited investors, and where the company believe that significant economic opportunities exist in the near-term. Mariana’s Peruvian opportunities consist of two highly prospective and potentially company-making gold/copper/ silver projects optioned from TSX-V quoted Condor Resources Inc. The 102 sq km Condor de Oro prospect in Northern Peru, where Mariana can earn 51 percent , is situated along the Cordillera del Condor corridor, one of the most significant emerging gold and copper belts in the world. Importantly, extensive geophysics and sampling work conducted at Condor de Oro points to the prospect containing a highly mineralised intrusive related porphyry system with the potential to host a multimillion ounce gold and base metal deposit. With this in mind Mariana has commenced an initial 1500m drilling programme with assay results due Q4 2013. The company believes these results will confirm the

mineralisation, economic and companymaker potential of the project. Mariana’s can earn a 70 percent interest in the second project in Peru being the advanced Soledad gold-copper-silver project located in the Cordillera Negra metallogenic province in Central Peru, 34 km south of the Pierina gold-silver mine operated by Barrick Gold Corporation. This project complements the company’s diversification strategy into Peru and offers excellent exploration upside which the company plans to drill in the first half of 2014. In addition, Mariana has assembled an impressive 200,000 hectare portfolio of gold, copper and silver projects in the prolific epithermal gold-silver district of Santa Cruz province, Argentina. The area has seen considerable corporate activity as companies seek out these major discoveries. Mariana has proved its ability to advance projects from discovery to resource phase; the Las Calandrias project was taken by the team from an initial discovery to a maiden Gold Equivalent resource of 519,000 ounces. Due to the current political climate, Argentina forms a longer-term delivery strategy for the company from which to deliver value for shareholders for the future. For more information about Mariana Resources visit: www.marianaresources.com

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