Sandstorm Metals & Energy Provides Update on Novadx Operations

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire -02/09/12)- Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd. ("Sandstorm" or the "Company") (TSX-V: SND.V - News) is pleased to announce progress at Novadx Ventures Corp.'s ("Novadx") (TSX-V: NDX.V - News) Rosa Mine and Rex No. 1 Mine.

Recently, Novadx announced commercial production at the Rosa Mine. The Rosa wash plant is producing high quality metallurgical coal with contract prices currently in excess of $170 per ton.

At the Rex No. 1 mine, Novadx has commenced raw coal shipments to two customers on a trial basis while Novadx works towards the permitting and development of a coal preparation facility on site. During 2012, Novadx intends to complete mine rehabilitation and establish seven operating faces to support commercial production at the Rex No. 1 Mine.


Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd. is a growth focused resource based company that seeks to complete commodity purchase agreements with companies that have advanced stage development projects or operating projects. A commodity purchase agreement involves Sandstorm Metals & Energy making an upfront cash payment to its partners and in exchange, Sandstorm Metals & Energy receives the right to purchase a percentage of the commodity produced for the life of the asset, at a fixed price per unit. Sandstorm Metals & Energy helps other companies in the resource industry grow their business, while acquiring attractive assets in the process.

Sandstorm Metals & Energy is focused on low cost operations with excellent exploration potential and strong management teams. Sandstorm Metals & Energy has completed commodity purchase agreements with Novadx Ventures Corp., Royal Coal Corp., Terrex Energy Inc., Donner Metals Ltd. and Thunderbird Energy Corp.

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