EMED Mining Public Limited: Rio Tinto Copper Project Restart Update

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NICOSIA, CYPRUS--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2013) - EMED Mining (LSE: EMED) (TSX: EMD)



LSE: EMED
TSX: EMD 16 September 2013

EMED Mining Public Limited

("EMED Mining" or the "Company")

Rio Tinto Copper Project Restart Update

EMED Mining, the Europe-based minerals development and exploration company
continued to make good progress during the past month at its
Rio Tinto Copper Project in Spain.

- The 30-day public comment period on the Environmental Plan (AAU)
started on 14 September, updated for refinements to the tailings
management facility (TMF) agreed as conditions in May this year.

- The Government has publicly re-affirmed the feasibility of
issuing around the end of 2013 the two principal permits which allow
site preparations to begin, the Environmental Plan (AAU) and
Administrative Standing (AS).

Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, Managing Director and CEO of EMED Mining,
commented:"We are pleased with the increased pace of the permitting process
at
Rio Tinto Project as it reaches final stages for allowing the project's
restart, initially with the Cerro Colorado Open Pit for copper and
silver."In July the authorities received a favourable Viability Report from
CEDEX, the Government's independent technical expert for the
refinements to the tailings management facility. In August the 30-day
public viewing of the associated Environmental Plan was approved, and
it has just officially opened. These are the steps for the granting of
Administrative Standing for the Company's mineral rights over the world
class Rio Tinto mining district. We can then trigger the initial works
of a twelve month programme leading to commissioning."This intensifying
permitting progress follows our successful
consolidation of the ownership of all the project assets in late 2012,
installation of new product off-take arrangements and, especially, our
re-engineering of the operating plans and other modernizing
improvements including tailings and water treatment. The planned
environmental innovations are as important as the obvious developmental
and economic benefits."The progress as we move closer to restarting the
Project is
encouraging on all fronts - permitting, finance and project
preparations. We look forward to further updating shareholders in due
course."

Enquiries

EMED Mining Harry Anagnostaras-Adams +357 9945 7843
RFC Ambrian Stuart Laing +61 8 9480 2500
Fox-Davies Capital Simon Leathers +44 203 463 5028
Bishopsgate Communications Nick Rome/Anna Michniewicz +44 207 562 3350
Proconsul Capital Andreas Curkovic +1 416 577 9927

For further information on the Company's activities, visit
www.emed-mining.com



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