Lake Victoria Mining Company, Inc. (OTCBB:LVCA) (the “Company”), on behalf of its shareholders, wishes to update the status of its eight gold projects and the company’s ongoing gold exploration activities in Tanzania, East Africa in the context of its recent press releases. The following highlights are designed to give our shareholders improved understanding that the Company is continuing with its solid strategic approach in the development of its eight gold projects with the goal of discovering a commercially feasible gold resource in Tanzania, East Africa. Closure of Joint Venture with Otterburn Ventures Many were surprised at the recent termination announcement of the four joint venture agreements. Although the Company was neither expecting nor desiring this outcome, it will realize cash payments of approximately USD$1,200,000 from the option payments and exploration commitments, which includes the complete payment for the 2 nd phase of drilling at the Singida gold project. Pursuant to share purchase agreements dated July 22, 2011 the Company has agreed to sell the 2,200,000 Otterburn shares to private purchasers, unrelated to the Company, at a price of $0.10 per share, recognizing a payment to the Company of an additional $220,000 by September 2011. The Company also retains one hundred percent (100%) of its rights to all four of the gold exploration projects: Singida, Geita, Kalemela and North Mara, that made up the four option agreements with Otterburn Ventures. Singida Gold Project Going Forward Based upon recently reported drill results from the Singida gold project (see press release dated July 21, 2011 http://www.lakevictoriaminingcompany.com/news/july-20-2011/) the Company believes that the nature and extent of the mineralization revealed thus far may lend itself towards a small-scale commercial mining operation, joint venture or sale of the asset. In keeping with its focus of building shareholder value, the Company intends to continue to advance the Singida gold project. An independent technical team is compiling and reviewing the results from both drill programs on this project and a preliminary economic assessment study is planned to determine the feasibility of a small-scale commercial gold mine at Singida. Uyowa Gold Project Proceeding to Drill Targeting August 2011 Meanwhile, the end of the rainy season in northwestern Tanzania marks the recommencement of exploration at the company’s Uyowa gold project. In 2003, the Uyowa project was the site of encouraging exploration results by Ashanti Gold.
The Company is focusing current Uyowa exploration in the northernmost area of PL5153/2008, which includes an active artisanal area of about 300 meters x 100 meters and its surrounding environs. Recently, option to purchase agreements were completed involving four Primary Mining Licenses (PMLs), located in the heart of the targeted exploration area, to allow the investigation of their potential. Regional exploration on the remainder of the prospecting license (PL) to trace the mineralized zone along strike will be conducted. During August we plan to complete:
- Regional Ground Magnetic survey on 200 meter spaced N-S lines across a grid of 12 kilometers x 6 kilometers.
- Gradient array induced polarization (IP) survey on 400 meter spaced north-south lines across the optioned PMLs and extending out along strike across a grid of 10 kilometers x 4 kilometers.
- Soil sampling on 200 meter x 50 meter grid spacing across a grid area of 2.25 kilometers x 10 kilometers.
- Schlumberger profiles to obtain a more detailed picture of what's underneath in the broad anomalous areas outlined by the gradient array.
- Investigation of the two (2) anomalous Rotary Air Blast (RAB) targets east of Kanunga 1. Pitting and trenching is currently in progress and will continue into August. Once the anomalies have been validated, a number of 50 meter long north-south trenches will be planned to establish the continuity of the mineralized lenses.
- Pitting of the Schlumberger VES targets to the west of Kanunga 1 is also in progress. If the “mbuga” (black cotton soil cover) is too thick to pit (>3m), then investigation of these targets will be by an Auger Rig.
At Suguti (PL3966/2006) and Murangi (PL4511/2007) prospecting licenses, also part of the Musoma Bunda gold project, exploration during August will include:
- Pitting, with follow-up trenching across the IP anomaly in the northeast part of the Suguti license.
- Follow-up investigation of the isolated soil anomalies hosted by banded iron formation (BIF), south of the Suguti Fault on the southern side of the license, including pitting and trenching to define any geochemical anomalies.
- Orientation sample pits across ground magnetic anomalies on the Murangi license.
Clive King, P.Geo, a Qualified Person as such term is defined in Canadian National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for monitoring the supervision and quality control of Lake Victoria’s exploration program and has reviewed and verified the technical information contained in this news release. Clive King, registered with the South African Council of Natural Scientific Professions (Pr.Sci.Nat Reg. No. 400065/09).Forward Looking Disclaimer This news release may contain forward-looking statements or information within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and within the meaning of Canadian provincial securities laws applicable to the Company. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to obtaining financing to meet the Company's exploration programs and operating costs during its exploratory stage, the interpretation of exploration results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits, the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations, accidents, equipment breakdowns, title matters, or other unanticipated difficulties with or interruptions in production and operations, the potential for delays in exploration or development activities or the completion of feasibility studies, the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, commodity price fluctuations, currency fluctuations, regulatory restrictions, including the inability to obtain mining permits and environmental regulatory restrictions and liability, the speculative nature of mineral exploration, dilution, competition, loss of key employees, and other risks and uncertainties, including those described under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on July 14, 2011, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the Company's periodic filings available at www.sec.gov and with Canadian Securities Administrators at www.sedar.com. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly revisions to any "forward-looking statement," to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this news release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as is required under applicable securities laws. Cautionary note to U.S. Investors - This press release contains information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. Investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties. This press release and the NI 43-101 technical reports referenced herein uses or may use the terms "mineral resource," "measured mineral resource," "indicated mineral resource", "inferred mineral resource", "potential target", "potential mineral resource", "potential mineral deposit" and "potential target mineral resource". We advise investors that these terms are defined in and required to be disclosed by NI 43-101; however, these terms are not defined terms under Guide 7 and are normally not permitted to be used in reports and registration statements filed with the SEC. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into Guide 7 reserves. "Potential target mineral resources" are strictly uncertain as to their existence, and strictly uncertain as to their economic and legal feasibility. "Inferred mineral resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of a potential target resource or an inferred mineral resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian rules, estimates of inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies, except in rare cases. Investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of any mineral resource exists or is economically or legally mineable.