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Vena to acquire 2 past producing zinc mines in Peru

Vena ResourcesInc. said July 19 that it has inked binding letters of intent withtwo privately held Peruvian companies to acquire and jointly consolidate theBongará and Charlotte Bongará zinc projects in Peru.

In exchange, the company will make cash and share paymentstotaling US$835,000 for Bongará and US$595,000 for Charlotte Bongará over athree-year period. Both properties are subject to modest advance royaltypayments upon completion of the acquisition, and a 2% net smelter returnroyalty on production.

Consolidating the properties will allow Vena to re-activatean open-pit zinc-oxide mine in the near-term as well as restart explorationacross 11,115 hectares where past drilling encountered high grade zinc-oxidemineralization.

"Near-term work programs at the Bongará zinc mine willfocus on widespread shallow exploration drilling and trenching programsfollowed by metallurgical extraction processes applicable to the Bongará highgrade zinc-oxide ores," said President and CEO Martin Walter.