Anglesey Mining’s 33% owned associate Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited (TSX: LIM) is pleased to announce that Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Ltd. has been added to the S&P/TSX SmallCap Index which will become effective after the close of trading on Friday, September 16, 2011.
This addition was announced by Standard & Poor’s Canadian Index Operations on September 9, 2011, following the results of the annual review of the S&P/TSX SmallCap Index. S&P Indices is the world’s largest index provider and maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet investor needs.
“The addition of LIM to the S&P/TSX SmallCap Index reflects LIM’s growing investment profile as production of direct shipping iron ore at its James Mine in western Labrador continues to ramp up,” said John F. Kearney, Chairman.
Total ore mined from start-up to August 31, amounted to 478,000 tonnes, together with 986,000 tonnes of waste. There are now approximately 110,000 tonnes of iron ore, at a grade of about 65.0% Fe, stockpiled at the Port of Sept-Iles awaiting shipment.
On August 15, 2011 LIM announced an iron ore sale agreement with the Iron Ore Company of Canada for the sale and shipping of all of LIM’s 2011 iron ore production. It is expected that the first Cape-size vessel filled with LIM direct railing ore will depart Sept-Iles during the middle of September.
About Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited (LIM)
LIM’s Schefferville Projects involve the development of twenty direct shipping iron ore deposits in western Labrador and north-eastern Quebec near Schefferville, Quebec. The properties are part of the historic Schefferville area iron ore district where mining of adjacent deposits was previously carried out by the Iron Ore Company of Canada from 1954 to 1982.
Labrador Iron Mines contemplates mining in stages. The first phase of Stage 1 comprises the James Mine and the Silver Yard processing plant which is connected by a rail spur to the main Schefferville to Sept-Iles railway.
Full scale mining and processing operations commenced in June 2011 and the first train departed LIM’s Silver Yards for Sept-Iles on June 29, 2011.
For further information, please view www.labradorironmines.ca.
About Anglesey Mining plc
Anglesey Mining with its LSE main board listing is primarily focused on its 33% interest in Labrador Iron Mines (TSX:LIM). In addition to any new projects that may be brought forward the company owns 100% of Parys Mountain in North Wales with an historical resource in excess of 7 million tonnes at over 9% combined copper, lead and zinc.
For further information, please contact:
Bill Hooley, Chief Executive +44 (0) 1492 541981
Ian Cuthbertson, Finance Director +44 (0) 1248 361333
Samantha Harrison / Shaun Whyte, Ambrian Partners Limited +44 (0) 2076 344700;
Emily Fenton / Jos Simson, Tavistock Communications
+44 (0) 20 7920 3155 / +44 (0) 7788 554035.